Secret Slayers launches tomorrow, and the Adamancipators could be the most competitive of the set's three new themes. Armed with can excavation effect that makes Synchro Summoning incredibly easy, they get huge benefits from Master Rule 5. They can even leverage classic Synchros that used to rule competition, like Naturia Beast and PSY-Framelord Omega.

How do you put it all together? That's the topic Sam's tackling today, as he presents his current build. If you want to try Adamancipators yourself this is an awesome place to start and you can find the deck list below, but you'll want to watch Sam's entire video to see all the opening plays and key combos. The deck even has some great answers to Nibiru, the Primal Being.

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Missed Sam's introduction to the new theme? Check out his first video on Adamancipators card by card over on his channel.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Launch Day Adamancipators by Sam Arunnaveesiri

'Launch Day Adamancipators' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Sam Arunnaveesiri

Event:

Rank:

Advanced

Market Price: $190.17

Cards

Adamancipator Crystal - Leonite

Market Price: $0.18

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If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Adamancipator" card: You can place 1 "Adamancipator" card from your hand or GY on top of the Deck. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 FIRE Synchro Monster you control or in your GY; return it to the Extra Deck, and if you do, place this card on top of the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Crystal - Leonite" once per turn.

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Doki Doki

Market Price: $0.29

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You can discard 1 Rock-Type monster; Special Summon from your Deck, 1 Rock-Type monster that has the same original Attribute and Level as that monster, in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position. You can only use this effect of "Doki Doki" once per turn.

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Union Carrier

Market Price: $2.04

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2 monsters with the same Type or Attribute

Cannot be used as Link Material the turn it is Link Summoned. You can target 1 face-up monster you control; equip 1 monster to it from your hand or Deck with its same original Type or Attribute. The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK. If you equipped it from the Deck, you cannot Special Summon monsters with that Equip Card's name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Union Carrier" once per turn.

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Naturia Beast

Market Price: $1.89

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1 EARTH Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner EARTH monsters 

During either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can send the top 2 cards of your Deck to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.

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Adamancipator Risen - Leonite

Market Price: $0.21

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated "Adamancipator" card to your hand, also place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. During your opponent's turn, if a FIRE monster is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Rock monster in your GY; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Risen - Leonite" once per turn.

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Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

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2+ monsters with different names, except Tokens

You can only control 1 "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess". The original ATK of this card becomes 800 x the number of Link Materials used for its Link Summon. Once per Chain, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can make this card lose exactly 800 ATK, and if you do, negate the activation.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Infinite Impermanence

Market Price: $9.98

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Sentry Soldier of Stone

Market Price: $0.37

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If all monsters you control are Rock-Type monsters (min. 1) while this card is in your Graveyard: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Sentry Soldier of Stone" once per turn.

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Adamancipator Seeker

Market Price: $0.21

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If you control an "Adamancipator" monster, except "Adamancipator Seeker": You can Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can Special Summon 1 excavated Level 4 or lower non-Tuner Rock monster, also place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Seeker" once per turn.

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Adamancipator Researcher

Market Price: $1.11

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If you control a Rock monster, except "Adamancipator Researcher": You can Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can Special Summon 1 excavated Level 4 or lower non-Tuner Rock monster, also place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Researcher" once per turn.

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Koa'ki Meiru Guardian

Market Price: $0.40

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During each of your End Phases, destroy this card unless you send 1 Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru from your hand to the Graveyard or reveal 1 Rock-Type monster in your hand. You can Tribute this card to negate the activation of an Effect Monster's effect and destroy that monster.

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Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend

Market Price: $0.47

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

This card's name becomes "Red Dragon Archfiend" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard. Once per turn: You can destroy as many Special Summoned Effect Monsters on the field as possible with ATK less than or equal to this card's (other than this card), then inflict 500 damage to your opponent for each monster destroyed.

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Borrelsword Dragon

Market Price: $12.93

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3+ Effect Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Attack Position monster; change it to Defense Position, also, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation. Once per turn, when this card declares an attack on a face-up monster: You can activate this effect; until the end of this turn, this card gains ATK equal to half that monster's current ATK, and if it does, that monster's current ATK is halved.

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Adamancipator Analyzer

Market Price: $0.21

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If only your opponent controls a monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can Special Summon 1 excavated Level 4 or lower non-Tuner Rock monster, also place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Analyzer" once per turn.

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Gallant Granite

Market Price: $1.85

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2 Level 4 monsters

You can detach 1 material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects;
• Add 1 Rock monster from your Deck to your hand.
• Special Summon 1 Rock monster from your hand in face-down Defense Position.
You can only use this effect of "Gallant Granite" once per turn.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

Market Price: $18.06

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon

Market Price: $4.95

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner Synchro Monsters

Once per turn, when another monster's effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that monster, and if you do that, this card gains ATK equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK until the end of this turn. If this card battles an opponent's Level 5 or higher monster, during damage calculation: This card gains ATK equal to the current ATK of the opponent's monster it is battling during that damage calculation only.

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Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite

Market Price: $0.21

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If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Adamancipator" card: You can draw 1 card. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 WATER Synchro Monster you control or in your GY; return it to the Extra Deck, and if you do, place this card on top of the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite" once per turn.

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Draco Berserker of the Tenyi

Market Price: $3.83

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

When your opponent activates a monster's effect (Quick Effect): You can banish it. If this attacking card destroys an Effect Monster by battle and sends it to the GY: This card gains ATK equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK, also it can make a second attack on a monster during this Battle Phase. You can only use each effect of "Draco Berserker of the Tenyi" once per turn.

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Adamancipator Crystal - Raptite

Market Price: $0.17

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If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of an "Adamancipator" card: You can place 1 Rock monster from your hand or GY on top of the Deck. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 WIND Synchro Monster you control or in your GY; return it to the Extra Deck, and if you do, place this card on top of the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Crystal - Raptite" once per turn.

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PSY-Framelord Omega

Market Price: $1.02

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish both this face-up card from the field and 1 random card from your opponent's hand, face-up, until your next Standby Phase. Once per turn, during your opponent's Standby Phase: You can target 1 banished card; return it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other card in the GY; shuffle both that card and this card from the GY into the Deck.

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Block Dragon

Market Price: $0.23

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand or GY) by banishing 3 EARTH monsters from your hand and/or GY, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Rock monsters you control cannot be destroyed, except by battle. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add up to 3 Rock monsters from your Deck to your hand, whose total Levels equal 8. You can only use this effect of "Block Dragon" once per turn.

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Adamancipator Risen - Raptite

Market Price: $0.20

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can Special Summon 1 excavated Rock monster in Defense Position, also place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. During your opponent's turn, if a WIND monster is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can target 1 card in your opponent's GY; banish it. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Risen - Raptite" once per turn.

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Adamancipator Risen - Dragite

Market Price: $0.47

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

During your Main Phase: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can return cards your opponent controls to the hand, up to the number of excavated Rock monsters, also place the excavated cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. When your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card or effect, while a WATER monster is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You can only use each effect of "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" once per turn.

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Naturia Barkion

Market Price: $3.44

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1 EARTH Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner EARTH monsters

While this card is face-up on the field, you can remove from play 2 cards in your Graveyard to negate the activation of a Trap Card and destroy it.

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Monster Reborn

Market Price: $0.45

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Gigantes

Market Price: $0.25

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 EARTH monster from your Graveyard. If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Destroy all Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

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Adamancipator Signs

Market Price: $0.50

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Target 1 Rock monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, then, if you Special Summoned an "Adamancipator" monster by this effect, you can take 1 Level 4 or lower Rock monster from your Deck and place it on top of your Deck.

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Knightmare Phoenix

Market Price: $0.37

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it, then, if this card was co-linked when this effect was activated, you can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Knightmare Phoenix" once per turn. Co-linked monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle.

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Adamancipator Relief

Market Price: $0.12

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Tribute any number of "Adamancipator" monsters, then target cards on the field equal to that number +1; destroy them.

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Adamancipator Laputite

Market Price: $0.17

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All Rock monsters you control gain 500 ATK/DEF. Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can take up to 5 "Adamancipator" cards from your Deck and place them on top of your Deck in any order.

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