If you don't want any spoilers, skip ahead.

Let me let you in on a BIG secret. Want to know what decks are boosted by Legendary Duelist: Season 2? I don't think you're ready for a secret this big, but here we go…

…It's all the decks with reprinted cards…

Mind absolutely blown, right?

Several decks have gotten a lot of attention recently, both from me and others. I wrote about Trains last week, and I also wrote on Blackwings with Raidraptors and Harpies featuring the original Harpie Lady late last year.

Many of the strategies in Legendary Duelists: Season 2 cover a wide breadth of competitive power, and whether you're highly competitive or just kickin' back casual, I think the set has something for everyone, no matter how you're feeling on a given day.

I'd be remiss if I didn't point out the reprinted support for things like Galaxy, Lunalights, Abyss Actor, and Cyber Angels too. Some cards have been weirdly expensive for way too long, and reprints of must-haves for rogue strategies is something I can never get enough of. One of the most frustrating, and unfortunately most common scenarios in Yu-Gi-Oh are those times when you want to try out a cool new deck that isn't quite tournament-proven… and then you give up in a matter of minutes because key cards cost almost as much as Forbidden Droplet and Lightning Storm

But as I've said before, I have to sleep: I can't make decklists for literally every theme from this set in a day. So I honed in on three archetypes that are wildly different in their playstyle, their end boards, and their competitive promise!

Also, I don't really know what a Cyber Angel deck would look like besides… summoning Archlord Kristya? The Cyber Angels have cool battle effects, but with so little support from the community, and so much use in other strategies, the standalone deck doesn't have much room to be groundbreaking. There's not a lot of love these days for Cyber Egg Angel.

Cyber Dragon - Going Second (Again)

Am I playing too many going-second cards, and too many hand traps? Perhaps, but considering the format's shifted so drastically with the Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers (ok, semi-drastically, because Dinosaurs will still kill you), there's a lot to watch out for. A few months ago, I'd think the hand traps would be looking a lot different, but the ideal suite is constantly rotating.

We really can't predict anything in this game, huh?

Both Zach and Hanko compete in those events last weekend, with Hanko even winning the whole thing! Zach wrote up some analysis on the shape of competition based off the results, and from firsthand experience I can say things are taking some interesting turns.

After Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon delivered a lukewarm performance on its debut, it's now back and crushing dreams in the highest echelons of competition. It's been years since Torrential Tribute was a mainstay of the top tables, but now it's also back as a major player in defensive lines, not just a random tech pick. And Virtual World?

It's everywhere. And by "Virtual World," I actually mean True King of All Calamities. Heck, I even put it in Six Samurai.

Weren't You Talking About Cyber Dragons?

Right, that.

Under normal circumstances, Cyber Dragons will want to go second. You can pick almost any Cyber Dragon card you want to corroborate that, but you don't have to look any further than the original Cyber Dragon itself to see why. Released back in Cybernetic Revolution, it redefined competition, because at the time it was almost impossible to Special Summon such a big monster for free. Yes, 2100 ATK was pretty big at the time.

So if I was going to go second with Cyber Dragons, I thought to myself, well, self, we might as well ramp up the "going second" cards to an eleven out of ten. You won't need all of the hand traps in the deck for every matchup, but between Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Skull Meister, and PSY-Framegear Gamma there isn't much you won't cover.

Add in Forbidden Droplet, Dinowrestler Pankratops, and the searchable Jizukiru, the Star Destroying Kaiju and seriously, what's left?

…I guess Exodia would beat you, but whatever.

Cyber Dragons don't work exactly the same way as Trains, but OTKing your opponent's still the spirit of the strategy, largely through Chimeratech Rampage Dragon. By itself, it's more than 6000 damage. Factor in anything else, and it's lethal.

And yes, I really do like the Machine Duplication version of this deck. Go big or go home, right? Hopefully you'll draw a card or two to break your opponent's board, because if you can, then it's all aboard the pain train for your opponent.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas's Cyber Dragons by Loukas Peterson

'Loukas's Cyber Dragons' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Market Price: $512.82

Cards

Cyber Repair Plant

Market Price: $0.15

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If "Cyber Dragon" is in your GY: You can activate 1 of these effects. If you have 3 or more "Cyber Dragon" in your GY at this card's activation, you can activate both effects and resolve in sequence. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Repair Plant" per turn.

• Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster from your Deck to your hand.
• Target 1 LIGHT Machine monster in your GY; shuffle that target into your Deck.

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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon

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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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Cyber Dragon Infinity

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3 Level 6 LIGHT Machine monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Cyber Dragon Infinity" by using "Cyber Dragon Nova" you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Gains 200 ATK for each material attached to it. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up Attack Position monster on the field; attach it to this card as material. Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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Cyberload Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck that lists a "Cyber Dragon" monster as material, by shuffling the Fusion Materials listed on it into the Deck, from among your cards on the field and/or your face-up banished cards, but monsters you control cannot attack for the rest of this turn, except that Fusion Summoned monster. You can only activate 1 "Cyberload Fusion" per turn.

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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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Cyber Dragon Core

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When this card is Normal Summoned: Add 1 "Cyber" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. If only your opponent controls a monster: You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Cyber Dragon Core" effect per turn, and only once that turn. This card's name becomes "Cyber Dragon" while on the field or in the GY.

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Forbidden Droplet

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Send any number of other cards from your hand and/or field to the GY; choose that many Effect Monsters your opponent controls, and until the end of this turn, their ATK is halved, also their effects are negated. In response to this card's activation, your opponent cannot activate cards, or the effects of cards, with the same original type (Monster/Spell/Trap) as the cards sent to the GY to activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Forbidden Droplet" per turn.

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Salamangreat Almiraj

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1 Normal Summoned monster with 1000 or less ATK

(Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 1 monster you control; it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects this turn. When a Normal Summoned monster you control is destroyed by battle, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Salamangreat Almiraj" once per turn.

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Chimeratech Rampage Dragon

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2+ "Cyber Dragon" monsters

A Fusion Summon of this card can only be done with the above Fusion Materials. When this card is Fusion Summoned: You can target Spells/Traps on the field, up to the number of Fusion Materials used for its Fusion Summon; destroy them. Once per turn: You can send up to 2 LIGHT Machine monsters from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, for each monster sent to the GY, this card gains 1 additional attack during each Battle Phase this turn.

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Chimeratech Fortress Dragon

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"Cyber Dragon" + 1+ Machine monsters

Cannot be used as a 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 1000 x the number of Fusion Materials used for its Special Summon.

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PSY-Framegear Gamma

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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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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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 "Dinowrestler" monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn.

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Knightmare Phoenix

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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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Cyber Dragon Nachster

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This card's name becomes "Cyber Dragon" while on the field or in the GY. You can discard 1 other monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 Machine monster with 2100 ATK or DEF in your GY; Special Summon it, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except Machine monsters. You can only use each effect of "Cyber Dragon Nachster" once per turn.

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Cyber Emergency

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Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, or 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster, from your Deck to your hand. If the activation of this card in its owner's possession was negated by your opponent's card effect and sent to your GY: You can discard 1 card; add this card to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Emergency" per turn.

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Machine Duplication

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Target 1 Machine monster you control with 500 or less ATK; Special Summon up to 2 monsters from your Deck with the same name as that face-up monster.

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Galaxy Soldier

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You can send 1 other LIGHT monster from your hand to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand in Defense Position. When this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Galaxy" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Galaxy Soldier" once per turn.

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Cyber Dragon Sieger

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2 Machine monsters, including "Cyber Dragon"

This card's name becomes "Cyber Dragon" while on the field or in the GY. During each Battle Phase, if this card has not declared an attack (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Machine monster you control with 2100 or more ATK; for the rest of this turn, that monster gains 2100 ATK/DEF, also neither player takes any battle damage from attacks involving this monster. You can only use this effect of "Cyber Dragon Sieger" once per turn.

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Cyber Revsystem

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Special Summon 1 "Cyber Dragon" from your hand or GY. It cannot be destroyed by card effects.

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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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Jizukiru, the Star Destroying Kaiju

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent's field in Attack Position, by Tributing 1 monster they control. If your opponent controls a "Kaiju" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Attack Position. You can only control 1 "Kaiju" monster. When a card or effect is activated that targets exactly 1 card (and no other cards) (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Kaiju Counters from anywhere on the field; negate that effect, and if you do, you can destroy 1 card on the field.

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Cybernetic Overflow

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Banish "Cyber Dragon(s)" with different Levels from your hand, face-up field, and/or GY, then destroy an equal number of cards your opponent controls. If this card on the field is destroyed by card effect: Add 1 "Cyber" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Cybernetic Overflow" once per turn.

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Skull Meister

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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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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

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If there is a monster on your opponent's side of the field and there are no monsters on your side of the field, you can Special Summon this card from your hand.

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Overload Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 DARK Machine Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, by banishing Fusion Materials listed on it from your field or GY.

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Cyber Dragon Herz

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This card's name becomes "Cyber Dragon" while on the field or in the GY. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Cyber Dragon Herz" per turn, and only once that turn.

• If this card is Special Summoned: You can make this card's Level become 5 until the end of this turn, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except Machine monsters.
• If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 other "Cyber Dragon" from your Deck or GY to your hand.

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Blue-Eyes, Not Eyes With Blue

Talk about a failed attempt at a sub-archetype…

It's no secret that Blue-Eyes decks can make Rank 8s and Level 9 Synchros, but the deck's come a long way from those limited options, since the deck's heyday in 2016. Even simple plays like reusing The White Stone of Legend and Saryuja Skull Dread turns into a profit of three free draws - and that's not even the main attraction of the strategy!

For me it is, but I just like drawing cards.

Blue-Eyes decks also benefit from the insane amount of Dragon support that exists outside of the BEWD theme. Guardragons, Starliege Seyfert, and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon are just some of the vast options, and even more obscure picks like Nebula Dragon and Galactic Spiral Dragon can come in handy.

With so many options ranking from solid to great, it's easy to get a bit greedy trying to figure out which ones to play. It's basically impossible to fit everything that looks even half promising into one single deck.

Instead of trying to cram everything I could into the deck, I wanted to focus on a card that could go the extra mile, one that's somewhat difficult to make in Blue-Eyes. Since Blue-Eyes White Dragon itself is a Level 8, making Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon, a Level 8 Synchro monster, meant I'd have to build the deck around that goal.

Why Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon, of all cards? I mentioned earlier that Saryuja Skull Dread turns the Blue-Eyes you get from The White Stone of Legend into free cards, and Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon a different flavor of that. Together, they can create a cohesive strategy.

Cards like Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon, Galactic Spiral Dragon, and Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End primarily exist here here to add that last layer of spice to the Blue-Eyes core. When you're spamming Level 8 Dragons and Level 1 Tuners left and right, it's not hard to imagine end boards with a Rank 8 like Number 97: Draglubion, a Dragon Link like say, Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres, and a Level 9 Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon, but that exhausts most of your resources.

Simply put, the revival abilities of Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon and Galactic Spiral Dragon give you one extra summon. In this case, I'm using Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand as that extra monster. It protects what needs protecting and has very few downsides.

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

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

Created By: Loukas Peterson

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Advanced

Market Price: $244.21

Cards

Guardragon Elpy

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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 Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Elpy" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Elpy(s)" once per turn.

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Guardragon Pisty

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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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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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Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand

Market Price: $18.80

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

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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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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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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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Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Normal Monsters

If 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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Cards of Consonance

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Discard 1 Dragon-Type Tuner monster with 1000 or less ATK to draw 2 cards.

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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 monster you control. You can only Special Summon "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" once per turn this way. During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or GY, except "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon". You can only use this effect of "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal 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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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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Bingo Machine, Go!!!

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Reveal 3 cards from your Deck that each meets at least 1 of the criteria listed below, your opponent randomly picks 1 for you to add to your hand, and you shuffle the rest into your Deck. You can only activate 1 "Bingo Machine, Go!!!" per turn.

• "Blue-Eyes" monster
• Spell/Trap that specifically lists the card "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" or "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon", except "Bingo Machine, Go!!!"

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Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY. Once per turn: You can pay 1000 LP; send as many cards in both players' hands and on the field as possible to the GY, then inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to the opponent's GY by this effect. You cannot activate other cards or effects during the turn you activate this card's effect.

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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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Starliege Seyfert

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You can send any number of Dragon monsters from your hand and/or face-up field to the GY; add 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand, whose Level equals the total original Levels of those monsters sent to the GY. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Level 8 LIGHT or DARK Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Starliege Seyfert" once per turn.

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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 Graveyard 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 Graveyard, then target 1 "Blue-Eyes" monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "The White Stone of Ancients" once per turn.

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Linkuriboh

Market Price: $2.73

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1 Level 1 monster

When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can Tribute this card; change that opponent's monster's ATK to 0, until the end of this turn. If this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 Level 1 monster; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Linkuriboh" 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 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 GY, 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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Destined Rivals

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If you control "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" or "Dark Magician": Negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls, until the end of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Destined Rivals" per turn.

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The White Stone of Legend

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

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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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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 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 1random 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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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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The Melody of Awakening Dragon

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

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Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon

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2 Level 8 monsters

If this card battles, during damage calculation (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card once per battle; this card gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters currently on the field x 200, during that damage calculation only. If this card in its owner's control is destroyed by an opponent's card effect while it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as Xyz Material: You can Special Summon this card during your 2nd Standby Phase after activation and double its ATK. Any battle damage this card inflicts to your opponent is halved unless it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as Xyz Material.

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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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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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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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Trade-In

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Discard 1 Level 8 monster; draw 2 cards.

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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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Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda

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If you control no Effect Monsters: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If you control a face-up non-Effect Monster: You can banish this card from your hand or GY, then target 1 card your opponent controls; return it to the hand. You can only use each effect of "Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda" once per turn.

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By Any Other Name…

I'm sure all of you have heard of the Rose Dragon archetype and played with it a bunch. And I'm sure everyone knows the ins and outs of these cards and can make the deck truly sing.

No? Nobody? Just my friend Chris?

I wouldn't doubt if you're unfamiliar with many of the Rose cards; they're actually pretty polarizing. On one hand you have Garden Rose Maiden, which is frustrating enough in its own right when you combine it with Black Garden. Then you have, uhh… real "all-stars" like Dark Rose Fairy.

Which… I forget what it does. A lot. Now being one of those times.

The long story short of the Rose cards is a culmination of Plants and Dragons into one giant Plant Dragon! Black Rose Dragon used to be a fearsome card that commanded huge respect, wiping the board definitively when you Synchro Summoned it. But the more modern Rose cards take the old school Dragon up a few levels.

Thankfully, there are enough starter cards for the modern version of the strategy to be pretty consistent. Lonefire Blossom and Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio help guarantee that you'll see your key Plants early on. And on the flip side, Garden Rose Maiden easy to summon with your various Dragons, while Crystron Halqifibrax is the glue that makes your opening plays that much more reliable.

I know, it's not always fun to play meta cards in casual strategies. But Crystron Halqifibrax jumpstarts the deck and gets you to your combos that much faster. Can't beat 'em? Join 'em.

I think the most interesting part of the deck I came up with is, hold your breath, the Rikka cards. A small suite of Rikka monsters, spells, and traps work well HERE to extend your combos and help you end on a negation - the trap card Rikka Sheet!

I disregarded the theme shortly after its release, but Rose is extremely fun to play, especially when you play with friends in more casual settings. I talked about playing casually with underrated and unused archetypes, and Rose is the perfect candidate.

Worst case scenario, you make Black Rose Dragon, blow up the field, then summon it back with Garden Rose Maiden and other extenders.

But that's not all! Because you play relatively generic Tuners and can field a bevy of monsters, you still have old favorites to get you through some of your harder duels. Of the three decks I'm showing you today, I had the most fun building this one, because it allowed me to be the most creative.

Anything involving Black Garden is loaded with the potential to annoy the heck out of your opponent. Basically, you can lock your opponent out from summoning monsters if you try hard enough, and… yeah, that's about it.

Obviously some decks can still make plays under Black Garden, but getting stuck with five Rose Tokens can be lethal for many decks. Some strategies literally can't summon monsters in those scenarios. Full credit to Hanko for his success at the Remote Invitational Qualifier, but his Prank-Kids deck doesn't really have an out to a field of 5 Rose Tokens, save death by suicide in battle.

I think the Rose Dragon support - mostly Garden Rose Maiden - is enough to build a deck around. It's not an automatic win against every strategy, but when your opponent can't play cards, if gives your rogue strategy some time to set things up.

And don't forget about Black Rose Dragon other ability, banishing a Plant from your graveyard to punish monsters your opponent has on the field. It doesn't come up that often, but you don't always have to blow up the field when you make Black Rose Dragon.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas's Rose Dragon Deck by Loukas Peterson

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

Created By: Loukas Peterson

Event:

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Advanced

Market Price: $154.20

Cards

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Market Price: $0.22

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1 Tuner + 2+ non-Tuner monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can banish up to 1 card each from your opponent's hand, field, and GY. (The card in the hand is chosen at random.)

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Dark Rose Fairy

Market Price: $0.24

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If a Tuner(s) is Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 card from your hand or field to the GY; place this card on the top or bottom of your Deck. You can only use each effect of "Dark Rose Fairy" once per turn.

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White Rose Dragon

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 “Rose Dragon” monster from your hand or GY, except “White Rose Dragon”. You can only use each of the following effects of "White Rose Dragon" once per turn.

• If you control a Tuner monster that is Dragon or Plant: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can send 1 Level 4 or higher Plant monster from your Deck to the GY.

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Crossrose Dragon

Market Price: $0.56

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2 monsters with different Types

During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card and 1 Plant monster; Special Summon 1 "Rose" Synchro Monster or 1 Plant Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) If a monster(s) you control is destroyed by card effect, while this card is in your GY (except during the Damage Step): You can banish this card; Special Summon 1 "Rose Dragon" monster from your GY. You can only use each effect of "Crossrose Dragon" once per turn.

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Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra

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If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Predaplant" monster: You can add 1 "Polymerization" Spell Card or "Fusion" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra" once per Duel.

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Lonefire Blossom

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Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 face-up Plant-Type monster; Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your Deck.

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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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Frozen Rose

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Send 1 face-up monster you control to the GY; apply this effect, depending on the Type it had on the field.

• Plant: During the End Phase of this turn, draw 2 cards, then discard 1 card.
• Non-Plant: Add 1 Level 4 or lower Plant monster from your Deck to your hand.
You can only activate 1 "Frozen Rose" per turn.

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Garden Rose Maiden

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Black Garden" from your Deck or GY to your hand. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Rose Dragon" monster or 1 Dragon Synchro Monster in your GY; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Garden Rose Maiden" once per turn.

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Teardrop the Rikka Queen

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2 Level 8 monsters

You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 monster on the field; Tribute it. This is a Quick Effect if this card has a Plant monster as material. You can only use this effect of "Teardrop the Rikka Queen" once per turn. Each time a monster(s) is Tributed: This card gains 200 ATK for each, until the end of this turn.

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Rose Fairy

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If this card is added from your Deck to your hand by the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster card, you can Special Summon this monster to your side of the field.

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Red Rose Dragon

Market Price: $0.81

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If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can Special Summon 1 “Rose Dragon” monster from your hand or Deck, except “Red Rose Dragon”, then, if it was sent for the Synchro Summon of “Black Rose Dragon” or a Plant Synchro Monster, you can also add 1 “Frozen Rose” or 1 “Blooming of the Darkest Rose” from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Red Rose Dragon" once per turn.

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Rose Girl

Market Price: $0.13

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If a face-up Plant monster(s) you control is sent to the GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If a Plant monster is on the field and this card is in your GY: You can add this card to your hand. You can only use 1 "Rose Girl" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon

Market Price: $4.74

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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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Rikka Glamour

Market Price: $3.56

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When you activate this card, you can also Tribute 1 Plant monster; add 1 "Rikka" monster from your Deck to your hand, then, if you Tributed a monster when you activated this card, add 1 Plant monster, with the same original Level as that "Rikka" monster but a different name, from your Deck to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Rikka Glamour" per turn.

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Periallis, Empress of Blossoms

Market Price: $0.09

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Gains 400 ATK for each Plant monster you control, except this card. During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Level 5 or higher Plant monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, except "Periallis, Empress of Blossoms". You can only use this effect of "Periallis, Empress of Blossoms" once per turn.

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Knightmare Unicorn

Market Price: $0.56

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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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Black Rose Dragon

Market Price: $0.40

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can destroy all cards on the field. Once per turn: You can banish 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 Defense Position monster your opponent controls; change that target to face-up Attack Position, and if you do, its ATK becomes 0 until the end of this turn.

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Rikka Sheet

Market Price: $0.44

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls, also, you can Tribute 1 Plant monster; players cannot activate that face-up monster's effects on the field this turn, then, if you Tributed a monster when you activated this card, take control of that monster until the End Phase, and if you do, it becomes a Plant monster until the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Rikka Sheet" per turn.

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Upstart Goblin

Market Price: $1.13

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Draw 1 card, then your opponent gains 1000 LP.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack

Market Price: $0.27

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2 Level 7 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; Special Summon 2 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). While you control a Token, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster, then target 1 card on the field; destroy that target. This card cannot attack during the turn you activate this effect.

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Spore

Market Price: $0.44

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If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 other Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon this card from your Graveyard and increase its Level by the Level of that banished monster. Each player can only activate the effect of "Spore" once per Duel.

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Instant Fusion

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Pay 1000 Life Points. Special Summon 1 Level 5 or lower Fusion Monster from your Fusion Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon). The Fusion Monster Special Summoned by this effect cannot attack, and is destroyed during the End Phase. Only 1 Instant Fusion can be activated per turn.

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Knightmare Phoenix

Market Price: $0.41

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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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Rikka Queen Strenna

Market Price: $0.15

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2 Level 4 monsters

You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 Plant monster or "Rikka" card in your GY; add it to your hand. If this card with Xyz Material is Tributed: You can Special Summon 1 Rank 5 or higher Plant Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck or GY, then you can attach this card to it as material. You can only use each effect of "Rikka Queen Strenna" once per turn.

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Mudan the Rikka Fairy

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You can Tribute 1 Plant monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal Summoned, or Special Summoned by the effect of a Plant monster: You can add 1 "Rikka" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Mudan the Rikka Fairy" once per turn.

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Cockadoodledoo

Market Price: $0.29

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If there are no monsters on the field, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) as a Level 3 monster. If your opponent controls a monster and you control no cards, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) as a Level 4 monster. If this face-up card would leave the field, banish it instead.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Sea Monster of Theseus

Market Price: $3.89

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2 Tuners

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Primula the Rikka Fairy

Market Price: $0.87

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If a monster you control is Tributed (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand in Defense Position. You can target up to 2 Plant monsters you control; increase their Level(s) by 2 until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Primula the Rikka Fairy" once per turn.

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Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light

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You can only control 1 "Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light". If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Generaider" card or 1 Plant monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light". You can only use this effect of "Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light" once per turn.

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Gigaplant

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This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field or in the GY. While this card is a Normal Monster on the field, you can Normal Summon it to have it become an Effect Monster with this effect:

• Once per turn, you can Special Summon 1 Insect or Plant from your hand or GY.

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Black Garden

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If a monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned, except by the effect of "Black Garden": Halve its ATK, also you Special Summon 1 "Rose Token" (Plant-Type/DARK/Level 2/ATK 800/DEF 800) to its controller's opponent's side of the field, in Attack Position. (This ATK loss remains even if this card leaves the field.) You can target 1 monster in your Graveyard with ATK equal to the total ATK of all Plant-Type monsters on the field; destroy this card and as many Plant-Type monsters on the field as possible, then if the total ATK the destroyed monsters had on the field is equal to that target's ATK, Special Summon that target.

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Blue Rose Dragon

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When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 "Black Rose Dragon" or 1 Plant-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

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Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can send 1 monster from your hand to the Graveyard; Special Summon 1 "Predaplant" monster from your Deck, except "Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio". You can only use this effect of "Predaplant Ophyrs Scorpio" once per 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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Ultimately, I think Blackwing's my favorite of all the themes getting a re-up in LDS2, but I've beaten that strategy to death already, and I have the mouse clicks to prove it. Now that Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind is cheap - along with a few other cards - everyone can share in the bounty.

But if something else is your speed, don't worry - there's plenty of reprints to go around in LDS2, supporting nearly a dozen different strategies.

Just remember: beat your opponents before they beat you.

-Loukas Peterson