Altergeists captured the most attention in the wake f the new banlist, with Altergeist Multifaker back to 3-per-deck. But what about Nekroz? Most of the talk about Nekroz of Unicore's revolved around Dragma from Rise of the Duelist, but is there a standalone strategy there that's playable right now?

Sam thinks so, and today he presents his latest build. With a little help from Deskbots, Cyber Angel Benten and Archlord Kristya, this deck can put in major work with a unique Turn 1 board and a strong ability to play through hand traps. Check it out in today's featured video.

Want to try the deck yourself? You can see the entire list below, and with Sam's card-by-card walkthrough and combo tutorial you can be ready to play it in minutes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Sam's Deskbot Nekroz by Sam Arunnaveesiri

'Sam's Deskbot Nekroz' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Sam Arunnaveesiri

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Advanced

Market Price: $328.31

Cards

Star Eater

Market Price: $9.50

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters // Must be Synchro Summoned, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card's Synchro Summon cannot be negated. When Synchro Summoned, cards and effects cannot be activated. If this card attacks, it is unaffected by other card effects until the end of the Damage Step.

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Preparation of Rites

Market Price: $0.78

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon

Market Price: $1.05

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1 "Cyber Dragon" monster + 1+ monsters in the Extra Monster Zone
Cannot be used as Fusion Material. Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards from either field to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) The original ATK of this card becomes 1200 x the number of Fusion Materials used for its Special Summon.

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Deskbot 003

Market Price: $0.41

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Deskbot" monster from your Deck, except "Deskbot 003". Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 "Deskbot" monster you control; it gains 500 ATK and DEF for each "Deskbot" card you currently control, until the end of this turn.

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Nekroz Cycle

Market Price: $0.92

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Nekroz" Ritual Monster. Tribute monsters from your hand or field, then Ritual Summon 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard whose Level exactly equals the total Levels of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Cycle" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banish this card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your Graveyard; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle

Market Price: $1.30

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2 monsters, including a WATER monster

(This card is always treated as a "Familiar-Possessed" card.)
You can target 1 WATER monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your zone this card points to. If this Link Summoned card is destroyed by battle, or is destroyed by an opponent's card effect while in its owner's Monster Zone: You can add 1 WATER monster with 1500 or less DEF from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle" once per turn.

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Nekroz of Clausolas

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Clausolas" once per turn. 

• You can discard this card; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
• During the player's turn: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck; until the end of this turn, that target's ATK becomes 0, also that target's effects are negated.

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Nekroz of Brionac

Market Price: $4.24

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned, without using "Nekroz of Brionac", and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Brionac" once per turn.

• You can discard this card; add 1 "Nekroz" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Nekroz of Brionac".
• You can target up to 2 face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck; shuffle them into the Deck.

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Elder Entity N'tss

Market Price: $2.00

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Daigusto Emeral

Market Price: $0.58

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects .
• Target 3 monsters in your GY; shuffle all 3 into the Deck , then draw 1 card.
• Target 1 non-Effect Monster in your GY; Special Summon that target.

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Nekroz of Trishula

Market Price: $1.54

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned without using any Level 9 monsters, and can not be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Trishula" once per turn. 

• During the player's turn, when a card or effect is activated that targets a "Nekroz" monster(s) you control: You can discard this card; negate the activation.
• When this card is Ritual Summoned, you can: Banish exactly 3 of your opponent's cards, 1 each from their hand, field, and GY. (The card in the hand is chosen at random.)

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Archlord Kristya

Market Price: $0.78

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If you have exactly 4 Fairy-Type monsters in your Graveyard, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). If Summoned this way: Target 1 Fairy-Type monster in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand. Neither player can Special Summon monsters. If this face-up card would be sent from the field to the Graveyard, place it on top of the Deck, instead.

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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

Market Price: $5.42

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Effect: When this card is Normal Summoned or Flip Summoned, you can select 1 Ritual Monster Card or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck and add it to your hand.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

Market Price: $19.87

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When a card or effect is activated that includes any of these effects (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect.

• Add a card from the Deck to the hand.
• Special Summon from the Deck.
• Send a card from the Deck to the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring" once per turn.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

Market Price: $32.43

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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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Mecha Phantom Beast Coltwing

Market Price: $0.23

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When this card is Special Summoned: Special Summon 2 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine-Type/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). You must control another "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster to activate and to resolve this effect. This card's Level is increased by the total Levels of all "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" you control. While you control a Token, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. Once per turn: You can Tribute 2 Tokens, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target, and if you do, banish it.

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Gallant Granite

Market Price: $0.44

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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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Deskbot 001

Market Price: $0.49

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This card gains 500 ATK and DEF for each Machine monster you control. If 2 or more Machine monsters are Special Summoned at the same time while this card is in your GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card.

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Dragon Master Knight

Market Price: $0.76

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"Black Luster Soldier" + "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon"

Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card gains 500 ATK for each Dragon-Type monster you control, except this card.

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Herald of the Arc Light

Market Price: $0.94

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz

Market Price: $0.28

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If you Ritual Summon exactly 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster with a card effect that requires use of monsters, this card can be used as the entire requirement. If this card is Tributed by a card effect: You can add 1 Warrior-Type "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz" once per turn.

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Cyber Angel Benten

Market Price: $0.14

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". If this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original DEF in the GY. If this card is Tributed: You can add 1 LIGHT Fairy monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Number 60: Dugares the Timeless

Market Price: $16.25

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2 Level 4 monsters

You can detach 2 materials from this card, then activate 1 of the following effects;
• Skip your next Draw Phase, also draw 2 cards, then discard 1 card.
• Skip your next Main Phase 1, also Special Summon 1 monster from your GY in Defense Position.
• Skip the Battle Phase of your next turn, also double the ATK of 1 monster you control the end of this turn.
You can only use this effect of "Number 60: Dugares the Timeless" once per turn.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

Market Price: $15.16

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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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Nekroz Mirror

Market Price: $0.19

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Nekroz" Ritual Monster. Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or banish "Nekroz" monsters from your GY, then Ritual Summon 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your hand Level exactly equals the total Levels of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Mirror" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banish this card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" from your Deck to your hand.

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Effect Veiler

Market Price: $1.40

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During your opponent's Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; negate the effects of that face-up monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn.

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Infinite Impermanence

Market Price: $21.99

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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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Accesscode Talker

Market Price: $94.39

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2+ Effect Monsters

Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this card's effect activations. If this card is Link Summoned: You can target 1 Link Monster that was used as material for its Link Summon; this card gains ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating x 1000. You can banish 1 Link Monster from your field or GY; destroy 1 card your opponent controls, also for the rest of this turn, you cannot banish monsters with that same Attribute to activate this effect of "Accesscode Talker".

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Crystron Quandax

Market Price: $2.31

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase, you can: Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon 1 Synchro Monster, using Materials including this card you control (this is a Quick Effect). If this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 "Crystron" monster in your Graveyard, except a Synchro Monster; Special Summon it.

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Nekroz of Valkyrus

Market Price: $1.19

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned without using any Level 8 monsters, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Valkyrus" once per turn.

• When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can banish 1 "Nekroz" card from your GY and discard this card; negate the attack, then end the Battle Phase.
• During your Main Phase: You can Tribute up to 2 monsters from your hand and/or your side of the field, and if you do, draw the same number of cards you Tributed.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon

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2+ Machine monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon 3 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0), also you cannot Link Summon for the rest of this turn. Once per turn: You can Tribute up to 3 monsters, then apply 1 of these effects, based on the number Tributed;.
• 1: Destroy 1 card on the field.
• 2: Special Summon 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster from your Deck.
• 3: Add 1 Trap from your GY to your hand.

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Nekroz of Unicore

Market Price: $1.04

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can discard this card, then target 1 "Nekroz" card in your GY, except "Nekroz of Unicore"; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz of Unicore" once per turn. Negate the effects of face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck.

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Nekroz Kaleidoscope

Market Price: $0.22

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" Ritual Monsters. Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field, or send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, also, after that, Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" monsters whose total Levels exactly equal the level of that monster. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Kaleidoscope" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banishthis card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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