The marquee pack-front monster from Blazing Vortex is Armed Dragon Thunder LV10, an all-new retrain of Chazz's ace from Yu-Gi-Oh GX! The Armed Dragon theme gets a major overhaul in the new set, and the biggest difference is speed. Since the original Armed Dragon LV3 could only level up in the Standby Phase, while Armed Dragon LV5 had to battle to get to Armed Dragon LV7, the OG Armed Dragons were just too slow to compete. Frowny face.

But that changes with the new Armed Dragon Thunder cards. Now, instead of battling or waiting around, cards like Armed Dragon Thunder LV3 and Armed Dragon Thunder LV5 let you pitch a card from your hand to make those crucial level-ups; you can play all the way to Armed Dragon Thunder LV10 in a single turn. Discards are rough, but thanks to the Dragons' search and draw effects you can break even along the way, and Armed Dragon Lightning helps keep your card economy up.

With Armed Dragon Flash and Gold Sarcophagus + Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms to kick it all off, this is a heavy-hitting aggressive control deck that can make an impact at your locals. Sam shows you how it works.

Wanna try the deck yourself? You can find the full list below, and you can get more insight into the build in Yacine's deck profile video, where he takes you through the entire thing card by card. Blazing Vortex officially releases on Friday, and you can browse the full set right here on TCGplayer.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Yacine's Armed Dragon Thunder Deck by yacine656

'Yacine's Armed Dragon Thunder Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous

Market Price: $9.38

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Cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. You can only use each of the following effects of "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous" once per turn. If a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can activate this effect; add 1 "Dogmatika" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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Dogmatika Punishment

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; send 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from your Extra Deck to the GY, and if you do, destroy that monster. Until the end of your next turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Dogmatika Punishment" per turn.

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Knightmare Unicorn

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; return it to the Deck, 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 Unicorn" once per turn. While any co-linked "Knightmare" monsters are on the field, for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, draw 1 card for each different card name among those co-linked "Knightmare" monsters, instead of drawing just 1 card.

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Number 101: Silent Honor ARK

Market Price: $0.23

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2 Level 4 monsters

You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card, then target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls in face-up Attack Position; attach it to this card as a face-up Xyz Material. You can only use this effect of "Number 101: Silent Honor ARK" once per turn. If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead.

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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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Cyber Dragon Nova

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2 Level 5 Machine monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 "Cyber Dragon" in your GY; Special Summon that target. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can banish 1 "Cyber Dragon" from your hand or face-up from your Monster Zone; this card gains 2100 ATK until the end of this turn. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by your opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Machine Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck.

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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

Once per turn, when a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can send the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap) from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, banish that card.

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Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted

Market Price: $1.66

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During the Main Phase, if a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, then, if you control another "Dogmatika" monster, you can negate the effects of 1 face-up monster on the field, until the end of this turn. When your "Dogmatika" monster declares an attack: You can make all "Dogmatika" monsters you currently control gain 500 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted" once per turn.

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Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion

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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 activation.

• Add a card(s) from the GY to the hand, Deck, and/or Extra Deck.
• Special Summon a Monster Card(s) from the GY.
• Banish a card(s) from the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion" once per turn.

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Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres

Market Price: $5.13

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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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Armed Dragon Thunder LV5

Market Price: $0.47

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This card's name becomes "Armed Dragon LV5" while on the field or in the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Armed Dragon Thunder LV5" once per turn. You can send 1 monster from your hand to the GY; send this card from the field to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 7 or lower "Armed Dragon" monster from your hand or Deck. If this card is sent to the GY to activate a Dragon monster's effect: You can add 1 Level 5 or higher WIND Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Armed Dragon Lightning

Market Price: $0.10

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If an "Armed Dragon" monster(s) you control would be destroyed by card effect, you can send this card to the GY instead. You can target 1 "Armed Dragon" monster you control, then activate 1 of these effects; 

• It gains ATK equal to its Level x 100 (even if this card leaves the field).
• Add 1 "Armed Dragon" monster with an equal or lower Level than it from your GY to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Armed Dragon Lightning" once per turn.

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Gold Sarcophagus

Market Price: $0.74

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Select and remove from play 1 card in your Deck. During your second Standby Phase after this card's activation, add the removed card to your hand. 

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Nadir Servant

Market Price: $16.55

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Send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, then add 1 "Dogmatika" monster or "Fallen of Albaz" from your Deck or GY to your hand, that has ATK less than or equal to that sent monster in the GY, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Nadir Servant" per turn.

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Armed Dragon Thunder LV7

Market Price: $2.32

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This card's name becomes "Armed Dragon LV7" while on the field or in the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Armed Dragon Thunder LV7" once per turn. You can send 1 monster from your hand to the GY; send this card from the field to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 10 or lower "Armed Dragon" monster from your hand or Deck. If this card is sent to the GY to activate a Dragon monster's effect: You can add 1 "Armed Dragon" card from your Deck to your hand.

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Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms

Market Price: $0.34

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You can discard this card and 1 WIND monster to the GY; add 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand. You can banish a total of 2 WIND and/or Dragon monsters from your hand and/or GY; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY. During your opponent's End Phase, if you control this Special Summoned card: Return it to the hand. If this card is banished: You can add 1 WIND Dragon 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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Kidmodo Dragon

Market Price: $0.60

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon-Type monsters, nor conduct your Battle Phase, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Kidmodo Dragon" once per turn.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

Market Price: $12.49

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2 Level 12 monsters

Once per turn, if an Xyz Monster battled this turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" by using 1 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; send all other cards from the field to the GY. Once per turn, if another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can attach 1 card from your hand, Deck, or Extra Deck to this card as material.

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Armed Dragon Thunder LV10

Market Price: $2.96

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If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Armed Dragon" monster, it gains the following effects based on its ATK. 

• 1+: Its name becomes "Armed Dragon LV10".
• 10+: Control of it cannot switch.
• 100+: Cannot be destroyed by battle.
• 1000+: Once per opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can send 1 card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 other card on the field; destroy it, and if you do, this card gains 1000 ATK.
• 10000+: Once per turn: You can destroy all other cards on the field.

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Armed Dragon Flash

Market Price: $4.13

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Special Summon 1 Level 3 "Armed Dragon" monster from your Deck in Defense Position. You can only activate 1 "Armed Dragon Flash" per turn.

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Skull Meister

Market Price: $0.91

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When a card effect is activated in your opponent's GY (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; negate that effect.

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Elder Entity N'tss

Market Price: $7.41

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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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Titaniklad the Ash Dragon

Market Price: $1.25

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"Fallen of Albaz" + 1 monster with 2500 or more ATK

Gains ATK equal to the combined original Levels of the monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 100. After this card is Fusion Summoned, for the rest of this turn, it is unaffected by the activated effects of any other monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 "Fallen of Albaz" or "Dogmatika" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Titaniklad the Ash Dragon" once per turn.

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Downerd Magician

Market Price: $2.20

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2 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters

During your Main Phase 2, you can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 3 or lower Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If this card attacked or was attacked, after damage calculation: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Striker Dragon

Market Price: $0.65

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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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Crystron Halqifibrax

Market Price: $41.80

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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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Stardust Charge Warrior

Market Price: $2.06

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Stardust Charge Warrior" once per turn. This card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls, once each.

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Harpie's Feather Duster

Market Price: $2.89

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Destroy all of your opponent''s Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

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The Phantom Knights of Break Sword

Market Price: $0.44

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2 Level 3 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 card you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed: You can target 2 "The Phantom Knights" monsters with the same Level in your GY; Special Summon them and increase their Levels by 1, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters.

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Armed Dragon Thunder LV3

Market Price: $0.59

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This card's name becomes "Armed Dragon LV3" while on the field or in the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Armed Dragon Thunder LV3" once per turn. You can send 1 monster from your hand to the GY; send this card from the field to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 5 or lower "Armed Dragon" monster from your hand or Deck. If this card is sent to the GY to activate a Dragon monster's effect: You can draw 1 card.

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