I'm not the only one that gets excited when new Blue-Eyes support gets revealed.

True Light was just revealed as one of the new cards in the upcoming product-hover id="241346", and it's basically the Blue-Eyes version of Dark Magician's Eternal Soul. Both cards revive their theme's ace monster and search cards that specifically use it. True Light's going to be great, but even now, weeks before its release, I'm excited to get back into Blue-Eyes decks.

The core of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategy really hasn't changed much over the years - when you break it down, it's all about the big bad Dragon. I'm always grateful when my favorite themes keep their keystone cards at the center of the strategy over time, and not many decks do it better than Kaiba's signature strategy.

Let's talk about a couple different builds.

We Might As Well Ban Pisty At This Point

Guardragon Elpy and Guardragon Agarpain are both Forbidden, and I wouldn't be surprised if Guardragon Pisty eventually landed on the list as well. Guardragon Pisty not quite as powerful as the other two Guardragon Links, but it's a pivotal piece in lots of combo decks, doing a great impression of Monster Reborn in the right situations.

Or maybe it's a fancy version of Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon? Or an Extra Deck Dragon-centered spin on World Legacy Succession. Pick your favorite comparison, they're all pretty accurate.

While Dragon combos that extend beyond Dragon Link are still alive and kicking, the banning of Guardragon Elpy does cut Dragon decks pretty deep. Obviously, digging any monster out of the deck is pivotal, but the major issue is just the sheer weight it pulls in the strategy. Starliege Seyfert and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon were two of the best candidates for Guardragon Elpy effect, and having less access to them is like losing fuel straight out of your tank.

Take away Guardragon Elpy from a Blue-Eyes deck and suddenly those plays are competing with your Normal Summon. Using your Normal to bring out Starliege Seyfert is great in Dragon Link, but some of the best combos there require a bunch of cards you really don't want to draw. There are already loads of cards you want to avoid seeing in a Blue-Eyes deck. Ironically enough, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is at the top of the list; you'd really rather search it with cards like The White Stone of Legend.

Factor in The White Stone of Ancients, and you're trying to cope with roughly ten cards you don't want to ever draw. Factor in the searchable cards for the core Dragon Link combos, and it's a nauseating load of bricks.

On top of all that, Rokket Tracer one of the most efficient parts of the Dragon Link deck, central to most of the strategy's combos. And sadly, its effects restrict you from summoning anything but Dark monsters, and surprise, Blue-Eyes White Dragon isn't a Dark monster. I'm not totally discounting the intersection between Dragon Link and BEWD, but the more I started testing Dragon Link cards in Blue-Eyes decks, the more I found Blue-Eyes was falling to the back of the gameplan.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas's Blue-Eyes Tuner Deck by Loukas Peterson

'Loukas's Blue-Eyes Tuner Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Dragon Ravine

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Once per turn: You can discard 1 card, then activate 1 of these effects;

- Add 1 Level 4 or lower "Dragunity" monster from your Deck to your hand.
- Send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Chaos Dragon Levianeer

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 3 LIGHT and/or DARK monsters from your GY. When Summoned this way: You can activate this effect; apply the following effect, based on the Attribute(s) of the monsters banished for the Special Summon, also this card cannot attack for the rest of this turn. • Only LIGHT: Special Summon 1 monster from your GY in Defense Position. • Only DARK: Shuffle 1 random card from your opponent's hand into the Deck. • Both LIGHT and DARK: Destroy up to 2 cards on the field.

You can only use this effect of "Chaos Dragon Levianeer" once per turn.

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Overdone Burial

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Activate this card by discarding 1 monster, then target 1 monster in your GY whose Level is lower than the discarded monster's original Level; Special Summon it and equip it with this card. The equipped monster has its effects negated. You can only activate 1 "Overdone Burial" per turn.

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World Legacy Succession

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Target 1 monster in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone a Link Monster points to. You can only activate 1 "World Legacy Succession" per turn.

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Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 face-up Dragon-Type monster you control. Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand or Graveyard, except "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon".

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The Chaos Creator

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY. If you control this card that was Special Summoned from the hand: You can target 3 banished monsters with different names; Special Summon 1 of them, then place the rest on the bottom of the Deck in any order. You can only use this effect of "The Chaos Creator" once per turn.

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Trade-In

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Discard 1 Level 8 monster; draw 2 cards.

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Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card or effect is activated on the field: You can negate that effect, and if you do, attach that card to this card as Xyz Material. When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation. If a face-up Xyz Monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; it gains ATK equal to 1 of those destroyed monster's original ATK.

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Dragunity Knight - Romulus

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2 Dragon and/or Winged Beast monsters, except Tokens

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Dragunity" Spell/Trap or 1 "Dragon Ravine" from your Deck to your hand. If a Dragon monster(s) is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck to a zone this card points to (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 Dragon or Winged Beast monster from your hand in Defense Position, but for the rest of this turn, its effects (if any) are negated and it cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use each effect of "Dragunity Knight - Romulus" once per turn.

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The Melody of Awakening Dragon

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Discard 1 card; add up to 2 Dragon monsters with 3000 or more ATK and 2500 or less DEF from your Deck to your hand.

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Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres

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2 Dragon monsters

Once per opponent's turn, if this card is in the Extra Monster Zone (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field; return 1 face-up card on the field to the hand. If this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck, but make its ATK/DEF 0. You can only use this effect of "Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres" once per turn.

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World Legacy Guardragon

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When this card is activated: You can target 1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand or Special Summon it. Once per turn: You can target 1 Dragon monster you control; move that monster you control to another of your Main Monster Zones. You can only activate 1 "World Legacy Guardragon" per turn.

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Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon

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Pendulum Effect

You can pay 1000 LP, then target 1 of your banished Dragon monsters; destroy this card, and if you do, add that monster to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon" once per turn.
Monster Effect
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand or Extra Deck) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY. You can only Special Summon "Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon" once per turn this way. Once per turn: You can pay half your LP; send as many cards you control as possible to the GY, except from the Extra Monster Zone, and if you do, send cards your opponent controls to the GY, up to the number of your cards sent to the GY, then, inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to their GY by this card's effect. If this face-up Special Summoned card leaves the field, return it to the bottom of the Deck.

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Rokket Tracer

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(Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up card you control; destroy it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, except "Rokket Tracer", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters. You can only use this effect of "Rokket Tracer" once per turn.

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White Dragon Wyverburster

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "White Dragon Wyverburster" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Black Dragon Collapserpent" from your Deck to your hand.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; this turn, its effects are negated, but it is unaffected by other card effects.

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Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by revealing "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in your hand. You can only Special Summon "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon" once per turn this way. This card's name becomes "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" while on the field or in the GY. Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it. This card cannot attack the turn this effect is activated.

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Striker Dragon

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Boot Sector Launch" from your Deck to your hand. You can target 1 face-up monster you control and 1 "Rokket" monster in your GY; destroy that monster on the field, and if you do, add that other monster from the GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Striker Dragon" 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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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

If this card is Link Summoned: Place Spell Counters on this card, equal to the number of Spells on the field and in the GYs. While an "Endymion" card(s) is on the field, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Spell Counters from your field; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, to your zone this card points to.

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The Ascended of Thunder

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by paying 3000 LP. If this card Summoned this way in its owner's control is destroyed by an opponent's card (by battle or card effect): Gain 5000 LP.

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Chaos Space

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Send 1 LIGHT or DARK monster from your hand to the GY; add 1 LIGHT or DARK monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set from your Deck to your hand, with a Level from 4 to 8, and with a different Attribute than that monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 of your banished LIGHT or DARK monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set; place that monster on the bottom of the deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use each effects of "Chaos Space" once per turn.

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Guardragon Pisty

Market Price: $0.84

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. During your Main Phase: You can target 1 of your Dragon monsters that is banished or in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Pisty" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Pisty(s)" once per turn.

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Accesscode Talker

Market Price: $156.92

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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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Saryuja Skull Dread

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2+ monsters with different names

This card gains effects based on the number of materials used for its Link Summon.
• 2+: If a monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to a zone this card points to: That monster(s) gains 300 ATK/DEF.
• 3+: Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 monster from your hand.
• 4: When this card is Link Summoned: You can draw 4 cards, then place 3 cards from your hand on the bottom of your Deck in any order.

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Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated LIGHT or DARK monster to your hand, also send the remaining cards to the GY. You can banish 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your hand and/or GY, except this card; Special Summon this card from your GY, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon" once per turn.

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Boot Sector Launch

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All "Rokket" monsters on the field gain 300 ATK/DEF.

You can activate 1 of these effects;
• Special Summon up to 2 "Rokket" monsters with different names from your hand in Defense Position.
• If your opponent controls more monsters than you do: Special Summon "Rokket" monsters with different names from your GY in Defense Position, up to the difference. You can only use this effect of "Boot Sector Launch" once per turn.

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Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord

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2 Level 8 monsters

If this card has a "Photon" card as Xyz Material, it cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each of the following effects of "Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord" once per turn.
• When your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the effect, then, if the detached material was a "Galaxy" card, destroy that card.
• During your opponent’s turn (Quick Effect): You can take 1 "Photon" or "Galaxy" card from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or attach it to this card as material.

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The White Stone of Ancients

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Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster from your Deck. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "The White Stone of Ancients" once per turn.

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Borreload Savage Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can equip 1 Link Monster from your GY to this card, and if you do, place Borrel Counters on this card equal to that Link Monster's Link Rating. This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster equipped to it by its effect. When your opponent activates a card or effect (Quick Effect): You can remove 1 Borrel Counter from this card; negate the activation. You can only use this effect of "Borreload Savage Dragon" once per turn.

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Sage with Eyes of Blue

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 Level 1 LIGHT Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Sage with Eyes of Blue". You can discard this card, then target 1 Effect Monster you control; send it to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Sage with Eyes of Blue" once per turn.

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Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms

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If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 WIND and/or Dragon-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon this card. During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Return it to the hand. You can discard this card and 1 WIND monster to the Graveyard; add 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. If this card is banished: You can add 1 WIND Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Nebula Dragon

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You can reveal this card and 1 other Level 8 Dragon monster in your hand; Special Summon both in Defense Position, but negate their effects, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except LIGHT or DARK Dragon monsters. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Level 4 LIGHT or DARK Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Nebula Dragon" once per turn.

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Black Dragon Collapserpent

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "Black Dragon Collapserpent" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "White Dragon Wyverburster" from your Deck to your hand.

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Galactic Spiral Dragon

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While this card is in your hand or GY, if you control 2 or more LIGHT and/or DARK Dragon monsters: You can Special Summon this card in Defense Position, but banish it when it leaves the field. During your Main Phase: You can make all monsters you currently control become Level 8, until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Galactic Spiral Dragon" once per turn.

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Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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One for One

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Send 1 monster from your hand to the GY; Special Summon 1 Level 1 monster from your hand or Deck.

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Return of the Dragon Lords

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Target 1 Level 7 or 8 Dragon monster in your GY; Special Summon it. If a Dragon monster(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead.

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Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Blue-Eyes" monsters

Neither player can Special Summon 2 or more monsters at the same time. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when an effect of a card in the Graveyard is activated: You can negate the activation. During either player's turn: You can Tribute this Synchro Summoned card; Special Summon 1 LIGHT Dragon Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck in Defense Position, except "Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon", but destroy it during the End Phase of this turn.

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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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The White Stone of Legend

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard: Add 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your Deck to your hand.

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Quick Launch

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Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, but it cannot attack, also destroy it during the End Phase.

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Instead, I wound up creating a list that focuses on Tuners and some very specific members of the Blue-Eyes family. Here's what I came up with.

It's Basically Halqifibrax For The Win

Technically you could have it all and cram a ton of ideas into one big BEWD deck, but to maximize efficiency, minimize dead draws, and keep the deck small enough that you can hold it with one hand, you have to make some compromises. Let me quickly run you through one of the best and most efficient ways to churn through your resources; a lot of combos and pathways in this deck are just extensions of this play.

To start, you'll need Sage with Eyes of Blue and The Melody of Awakening Dragon.

Use Guardragon Pisty effect to bring back The White Stone of Legend again, then Link Summon Saryuja Skull Dread with Guardragon Pisty, Striker Dragon, Crystron Halqifibrax, and the The White Stone of Legend. Based off how the chains resolve, you'll actually get to search a Blue-Eyes White Dragon you put back with Saryuja Skull Dread shuffling effect.

After all that, you'll control Saryuja Skull Dread and the Level 8 Chaos Dragon Levianeer, with four new cards in hand and two copies of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. That play only used two cards from your opening hand, so combined with the other three cards you opened with, you can keep barfing out Level 8 monsters onto the field until you have several Rank 8s backed up by Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess.

So… No Starliege?

Blue-Eyes decks really abuse The White Stone of Legend as much as possible. Tuners aren't really the best option in Dragon Link, and by extension Crystron Halqifibrax isn't the best play. But without Guardragon Elpy you can't fetch Starliege Seyfert from the deck, so you need to focus your resources into making do with the best searcher for the Blue-Eyes strategy, and that's Crystron Halqifibrax.

Basically, as soon as you can field a Tuner and another monster, you can get the ball rolling.

The combo I laid out above is the best-case scenario for the deck, but even without an ideal draw, you can still make a pretty impressive board. Unfortunately there are so many different types of hands you can end up with, it's impossible to definitively say what cards make what set-up. The typical rule of thumb is this: make as many Rank 8s as you can, and use the leftover piles of mismatched Levels and Link monsters for Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess.

The deck strives to spam Level 8 monsters as much as possible, often reviving them from the graveyard or bringing them back when they've been banished. That's why there are so many random one-ofs in this build. The only way to keep yourself from running out of steam is to play lots of different cards in tandem and figure out the best plays with the hand you're given. Consider The Chaos Creator, Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon, and Chaos Dragon Levianeer: all three are easy Level 8 Special Summons that foster another summon.

The problem is they're all once-per-turn effects. Only two of them are searchable with The Melody of Awakening Dragon, too, and they each require you to banish different things to summon them. One doesn't even immediately Special Summon a second monster. So while the deck's consistent on making Rank 8s with a defensive Link Monster, the exact steps you'll take to get there will look slightly different each time.

Okay Fine, No Pisty In This Version

On the flip side, instead of seemingly infinite Special Summons and wombo-combos, there's the modern Blue-Eyes deck that's a bit more reined in and aims for more specific targets. This second build trades lowers the power ceiling a bit for more consistency, and personally, I like seeing how far combos can go, bbut if you want a more structured Blue-Eyes deck it's totally possible!

When I was building these decks I wanted to ensure that you'd have two OTK strategies at your fingertips the majority of the time. I snuck one of them into the list above, but I think both are actually more effective here.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas's Rank 8 Blue-Eyes Deck by Loukas Peterson

'Loukas's Rank 8 Blue-Eyes Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Chaos Dragon Levianeer

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 3 LIGHT and/or DARK monsters from your GY. When Summoned this way: You can activate this effect; apply the following effect, based on the Attribute(s) of the monsters banished for the Special Summon, also this card cannot attack for the rest of this turn. • Only LIGHT: Special Summon 1 monster from your GY in Defense Position. • Only DARK: Shuffle 1 random card from your opponent's hand into the Deck. • Both LIGHT and DARK: Destroy up to 2 cards on the field.

You can only use this effect of "Chaos Dragon Levianeer" once per turn.

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Nebula Dragon

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You can reveal this card and 1 other Level 8 Dragon monster in your hand; Special Summon both in Defense Position, but negate their effects, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except LIGHT or DARK Dragon monsters. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Level 4 LIGHT or DARK Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Nebula Dragon" once per turn.

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The White Stone of Legend

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard: Add 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your Deck to your hand.

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Overdone Burial

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Activate this card by discarding 1 monster, then target 1 monster in your GY whose Level is lower than the discarded monster's original Level; Special Summon it and equip it with this card. The equipped monster has its effects negated. You can only activate 1 "Overdone Burial" per turn.

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Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by revealing "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in your hand. You can only Special Summon "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon" once per turn this way. This card's name becomes "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" while on the field or in the GY. Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it. This card cannot attack the turn this effect is activated.

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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

If this card is Link Summoned: Place Spell Counters on this card, equal to the number of Spells on the field and in the GYs. While an "Endymion" card(s) is on the field, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Spell Counters from your field; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, to your zone this card points to.

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Black Rose Moonlight Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Special Summoned, or a Level 5 or higher monster(s) is Special Summoned to your opponent's side of the field: Target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; return that target to the hand. You can only use this effect of "Black Rose Moonlight Dragon" once per turn.

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Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord

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2 Level 8 monsters

If this card has a "Photon" card as Xyz Material, it cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each of the following effects of "Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord" once per turn.
• When your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the effect, then, if the detached material was a "Galaxy" card, destroy that card.
• During your opponent’s turn (Quick Effect): You can take 1 "Photon" or "Galaxy" card from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or attach it to this card as material.

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Relinquished Anima

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1 Level 1 monster, except a Token

You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to; equip that face-up monster to this card (max. 1). You can only use this effect of "Relinquished Anima" once per turn. This card gains ATK equal to that equipped monster's.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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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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Chaos Form

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Chaos" or "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster. You must also Tribute monsters from your hand or field and/or banish "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" or "Dark Magician" from your GY, whose total Levels exactly equal the Level of the "Chaos" or "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster you Ritual Summon.

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Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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Infinite Impermanence

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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

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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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Dragon Spirit of White

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(This card is always treated as a "Blue-Eyes" card.)

This card is treated as a Normal Monster while in the hand or Graveyard. When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; banish it. During either player's turn, if your opponent controls a monster: You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your hand.

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The White Stone of Ancients

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Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster from your Deck. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "The White Stone of Ancients" once per turn.

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Trade-In

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Discard 1 Level 8 monster; draw 2 cards.

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Monster Reborn

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Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card or effect is activated on the field: You can negate that effect, and if you do, attach that card to this card as Xyz Material. When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation. If a face-up Xyz Monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; it gains ATK equal to 1 of those destroyed monster's original ATK.

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Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres

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2 Dragon monsters

Once per opponent's turn, if this card is in the Extra Monster Zone (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field; return 1 face-up card on the field to the hand. If this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck, but make its ATK/DEF 0. You can only use this effect of "Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres" once per turn.

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Number 100: Numeron Dragon

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2 "Number" Xyz Monsters with the same name and Rank

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; this card gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters currently on the field x 1000, until the end of your opponent's turn. When this card is destroyed by card effect: You can destroy as many monsters on the field as possible (min. 1), then each player Sets 1 Spell/Trap Card from their Graveyard to their field. When an opponent's monster declares an attack while this card is in your Graveyard and you have no cards in your hand or field: You can Special Summon this card.

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Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon

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If this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 Ritual Spell or 1 "Polymerization" from your Deck to your hand. During your End Phase: You can add 1 Level 8 or higher Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand. You can banish this card from your GY; all Level 8 or higher Dragon monsters you control gain 1000 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon" once per turn, and can only activate them while "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" is on your field or in your GY.

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Return of the Dragon Lords

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Target 1 Level 7 or 8 Dragon monster in your GY; Special Summon it. If a Dragon monster(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead.

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Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Blue-Eyes" monsters

Neither player can Special Summon 2 or more monsters at the same time. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when an effect of a card in the Graveyard is activated: You can negate the activation. During either player's turn: You can Tribute this Synchro Summoned card; Special Summon 1 LIGHT Dragon Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck in Defense Position, except "Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon", but destroy it during the End Phase of this turn.

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Effect Veiler

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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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Number 97: Draglubion

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2 Level 8 monsters

Your opponent cannot target this card with card effects. You can detach 1 material from this card; take 2 Dragon "Number" monsters with different names from your Extra Deck and/or GY, except "Number 97: Draglubion", Special Summon 1 of them and attach the other to it as material, also for the rest of this turn you cannot Special Summon other monsters, or declare an attack, except with that Special Summoned monster. You can only use this effect of "Number 97: Draglubion" once per turn.

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Skill Drain

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Pay 1000 Life Points. As long as this card remains face-up on the field, negate the effects of all face-up Effect Monsters on the field.

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Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Normal Monsters // When this card is Special Summoned: Dragon-Type monsters you currently control cannot be targeted or destroyed by card effects until the end of the next turn. Once per turn, during your Standby Phase: You can target 1 Normal Monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

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World Legacy Succession

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Target 1 monster in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone a Link Monster points to. You can only activate 1 "World Legacy Succession" per turn.

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Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon

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3 Level 9 monsters // Cannot be destroyed by battle. Your opponent takes any Battle Damage you would have taken from battles involving this card. During your opponent's End Phase: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; banish all cards that your opponent Normal Summoned, Special Summoned, or Set this turn. If this card is destroyed while it has an Xyz Material: You can Special Summon it from the Graveyard. When you do: It gains 1000 ATK for each card currently banished.

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Blue-Eyes Chaos Dragon

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You can Ritual Summon this card with “Chaos Form”. Must be Ritual Summoned. Your opponent cannot target this card with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. If this Ritual Summoned card using a “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”, when it declares an attack: You can change the battle positions of as many monsters your opponent controls as possible, and if you do, the ATK/DEF of those changed monsters become 0, also, this turn, if this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage.

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Sage with Eyes of Blue

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 Level 1 LIGHT Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Sage with Eyes of Blue". You can discard this card, then target 1 Effect Monster you control; send it to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Sage with Eyes of Blue" once per turn.

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The Melody of Awakening Dragon

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Discard 1 card; add up to 2 Dragon monsters with 3000 or more ATK and 2500 or less DEF from your Deck to your hand.

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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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The first OTK is very Blue-Eyes forward. Lest you forget, Sage with Eyes of Blue has a second ability - it turns a monster on your field into a Blue-Eyes from your deck. In this case you'll summon Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon, which searches Chaos Form. In turn, The Melody of Awakening Dragon searches Blue-Eyes Chaos Dragon.

Banish Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon to give your bigger Dragons an attack boost. Blue-Eyes Chaos Dragon turns monsters to defense, changes their DEF to 0, and deals piercing damage, so it's basically 4000 points of free beats. Considering one Blue-Eyes monster does half the damage you need to win, it's easy to see how the rest of the Dragons can finish the job.

On the other hand, you've also got Crystron Halqifibrax turning into Accesscode Talker. Use Crystron Halqifibrax to summon Sage with Eyes of Blue, make Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians, and bring the Sage with Eyes of Blue right back. From there you can finish your opponent off with Accesscode Talker.

This build goes a bit heavier on the spells. Three copies of The Melody of Awakening Dragon and there copies of Trade-In might seem a little excessive, but that simple Accesscode Talker combo really requires you to play them.

That Extra Deck Looks Weird

While both Extra Decks from these two builds share some similar cards, there's also one huge difference: Number 97: Draglubion.

Number 97: Draglubion gives you access to Number 100: Numeron Dragon and Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon, two monsters that are normally pretty hard to summon. There's no secret sauce for that move - you just make Number 97: Draglubion and get two unbelievably strong monsters in return.

Of course, that's not your only high-powered option in the Extra Deck. You have your standards like Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres and Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord, and those are great. But a controlling Rank 8 strategy just isn't complete without Number 97: Draglubion.

Ironically, that's also the reason the deck runs three Nebula Dragon - despite the fact that it doesn't work with Number 97: Draglubion due to Nebula's restriction. Even with Trade-In and The Melody of Awakening Dragon, a more control-based strategy won't blaze through your deck to search all the cards you need. That's not inherently a bad thing; it's just the construction of the deck. Nebula Dragon creates an instant Rank 8, and that's a powerful enough play on its own.

Hopefully you can make Number 97: Draglubion without a hitch, but sometimes you'll need to make some other pivotal move instead, and Nebula Dragon has your back when that happens, helping you make Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy.

Combo-Free? More Hand Traps For Me!

When you lower the number of crazy combo cards in the deck, you open up the door for more hand traps (and more actual trap cards, too). Effect Veiler a great fit here because you can search it as needed thanks to Sage with Eyes of Blue. Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Infinite Impermanence round out the defensive picks.

I haven't played Skill Drain in a long time, but it's a blast here! It's a blanket negation for monsters on the field, and once you flip it, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is the perfect candidate to lead the charge!

While going first is ideal, I wanted to craft this deck to work well going first or second - that's why I didn't load up on cards weighted toward one or the other, like Solemn Strike, Book of Moon, and Dark Ruler No More. As long as you can survive, you'll be pretty well prepared with all the boss monsters and counters this thing is packing.

While these aren't the only two ways to play a Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategy, they're two of my favorites right now. I'm still working on a crazy Fusion build, but that always falls back into the category of "Crazy OTK". Which in the long run might not be such a bad idea...

Just remember: beat your opponents before they beat you.