The Water deck's more than just a go-second OTK under Master Rule 5. It's also a strong strategy going first, building a field of negations and stripping cards from your opponent's hand. It may not have the sheer negation of other decks, but superior hand control mitigates that; you don't need to negate six cards if your opponent only has two or three in the first place.

Adamancipator Risen - Dragite's one of the fiercest monsters in the Adamancipator deck, but it also plays a big role here alongside Synchros like Trishula, Dragon of the ice Barrier and PSY-Framelord Omega. Atlanteans and Mermails are really starting to turn some heads, and Sam shows you why in today's featured video.

That deck Sam's playing was built by Abysshire YGO, and you can see an in-depth breakdown of the build with combo tutorials right over here.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Atlantean Mermails by Abysshire YGO

'Atlantean Mermails' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Abysshire YGO

Event:

Rank:

Advanced

Market Price: $254.30

Cards

Pot of Avarice

Market Price: $0.49

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Target 5 monsters in your GY; shuffle all 5 into the Deck, then draw 2 cards.

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Mermail Abyssteus

Market Price: $0.24

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You can discard 1 other WATER monster to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. If Summoned this way: Add 1 Level 4 or lower "Mermail" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Mermail Abyssteus" once per turn.

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Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Market Price: $0.23

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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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Atlantean Heavy Infantry

Market Price: $2.30

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While this card is face-up on the field, once per turn during your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon a Level 4 or lower Sea Serpent-Type monster in addition to your Normal Summon or Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.) When this card is sent to the Graveyard for the activation of a WATER monster's effect: Target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; destroy that target.

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Desert Locusts

Market Price: $0.12

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: The turn player discards 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Desert Locusts" once per turn. Once per Chain, during your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon using this card you control.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

Market Price: $37.88

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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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Bahamut Shark

Market Price: $4.45

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2 Level 4 WATER monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 Rank 3 or lower WATER Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck. This card cannot attack for the rest of this turn.

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Adamancipator Risen - Dragite

Market Price: $0.55

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

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

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Fishborg Launcher

Market Price: $0.19

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If you have a monster(s) in your Graveyard other than "Fishborg Launcher", and all of them are WATER: You can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. If you do, banish it when it leaves the field. This card cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster, except for the Synchro Summon of a WATER monster. You can only use the effect of "Fishborg Launcher" once per turn.

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Swap Frog

Market Price: $1.29

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by discarding 1 other WATER monster. When this card is Summoned: You can send 1 Level 2 or lower Aqua-Type WATER monster from your Deck or face-up from your field to the Graveyard. Once per turn: You can return 1 monster you control to the hand; you can Normal Summon 1 "Frog" monster during your Main Phase this turn, except "Swap Frog", in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.)

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One for One

Market Price: $1.68

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

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Black Luster Soldier - Soldier of Chaos

Market Price: $85.85

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3 monsters with different names

If this card was Link Summoned using a Level 7 or higher monster(s) as material, your opponent cannot target it with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can activate 1 of these effects;
• This card gains 1500 ATK.
• This card can make a second attack during the Battle Phase of your next turn.
• Banish 1 card on the field.

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Monster Reborn

Market Price: $0.48

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Borreload Savage Dragon

Market Price: $28.39

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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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Abyss-scale of the Mizuchi

Market Price: $0.21

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Equip only to a "Mermail" monster. It gains 800 ATK. When a Spell effect that was activated on your opponent's side of the field resolves, negate that effect, then send this card to the Graveyard.

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Mermail Abyssmander

Market Price: $0.58

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You can banish this card from your Graveyard to activate 1 of these effects. // * Increase the Level of all "Mermail" monsters you currently control by 1. // * Increase the Level of all "Mermail" monsters you currently control by 2.

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Mermail Abyssalacia

Market Price: $0.23

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2 Fish, Sea Serpent, and/or Aqua monsters

Monsters this card points to gain 500 ATK/DEF. You can only use each of the following effects of "Mermail Abyssalacia" once per turn.
• During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can send 1 card from your hand to the GY; add 1 "Mermail" monster from your Deck to your hand.
• If this card in its owner's possession is destroyed by an opponent's attack or card effect: You can send 1 WATER monster from your Deck to the GY, then target 1 WATER monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position.

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Deep Sea Diva

Market Price: $0.55

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Sea Serpent monster from your Deck.

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Bujinki Ahashima

Market Price: $2.92

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2 monsters with the same Level

Cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use each of the following effects of "Bujinki Ahashima" once per turn.
• If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 2 monsters with the same Level, 1 from your hand and 1 from your GY, but negate their effects, and immediately after this effect resolves, Xyz Summon 1 Xyz Monster using those 2 monsters only.
• If an Xyz Monster this card points to activates an effect by detaching material(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it.

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Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord

Market Price: $0.19

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by having exactly 5 WATER monsters in your GY. If this card is Special Summoned: Discard 2 random cards from your opponent's hand (or their entire hand, if less than 2). You can only use this effect of "Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord" once per turn. If this face-up card leaves the field, skip the Battle Phase of your next turn.

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Mermail Abyssgaios

Market Price: $12.18

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2 Level 7 WATER monsters // While this face-up card has Xyz Material, Level 5 or higher monsters cannot attack. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls that have less ATK than this card, until the end of the turn.

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Jet Synchron

Market Price: $0.31

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If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can add 1 "Junk" monster from your Deck to your hand. If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 card from your hand to the GY; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use 1 "Jet Synchron" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Twin Twisters

Market Price: $0.88

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Discard 1 card, then target up to 2 Spells/Traps on the field; destroy them.

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Mermail Abyssgunde

Market Price: $0.70

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If this card is discarded to the Graveyard: You can target 1 "Mermail" monster in your Graveyard, except "Mermail Abyssgunde"; Special Summon that target. You can only use the effect of "Mermail Abyssgunde" once per turn.

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Atlantean Dragoons

Market Price: $1.02

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All your Level 3 or lower Sea Serpent monsters can attack directly. If this card is sent to the GY to activate a WATER monster's effect: Add 1 Sea Serpent monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Atlantean Dragoons".


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PSY-Framelord Omega

Market Price: $1.01

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

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

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Marincess Coral Anemone

Market Price: $4.64

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2 WATER monsters

You can target 1 WATER monster with 1500 or less ATK in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone this card points to, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except WATER monsters. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can target 1 "Marincess" card in your GY, except "Marincess Coral Anemone"; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Marincess Coral Anemone" once per turn.

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Moray of Greed

Market Price: $0.93

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Shuffle 2 WATER monsters from your hand into the Deck, then draw 3 cards.

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Called by the Grave

Market Price: $2.74

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju

Market Price: $2.10

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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 your opponent activates a card or effect, except "Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju" (Quick Effect): You can remove 2 Kaiju Counters from anywhere on the field; negate the activation, and if you do, banish that card.

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Lappis Dragon

Market Price: $0.77

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If this card is added from the Deck to your hand: You can reveal this card; Special Summon it. If this card is added from your GY to your hand by a card effect: You can reveal this card; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use 1 "Lappis Dragon" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Atlantean Marksman

Market Price: $1.35

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When this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Sea Serpent-Type "Atlantean" monster, except "Atlantean Marksman", from your Deck. When this card is sent to the Graveyard for the activation of a WATER monster's effect: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; destroy that target.

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Pot of Desires

Market Price: $1.55

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Banish 10 cards from the top of your Deck, face-down; draw 2 cards. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Desires" per turn.

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Mermail Abysspike

Market Price: $0.64

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When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can discard 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard; add 1 Level 3 WATER monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use the effect of "Mermail Abysspike" once per turn.

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Toadally Awesome

Market Price: $6.30

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2 Level 2 Aqua-Type monsters

Once per turn, during the Standby Phase: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 "Frog" monster from your Deck. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect: You can send 1 Aqua-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your field to the Graveyard; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, then you can Set it to your field. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 WATER monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand.

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Ronintoadin

Market Price: $0.97

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Cannot be used as a Synchro Material. This card's name becomes "Des Frog" while it is on the field. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 "Frog" monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon this card.

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Mermail Abyssmegalo

Market Price: $0.33

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You can discard 2 other WATER monsters to the Graveyard; Special Summon this card from your hand. When you do: You can add 1 "Abyss-" Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand. You can Tribute 1 other face-up Attack Position WATER monster; this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn.

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Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

Market Price: $15.35

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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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True King of All Calamities

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2 or more Level 9 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and declare 1 Attribute; this turn, all face-up monsters on the field become that Attribute, also all monsters in your opponent's possession with that Attribute cannot activate their effects or attack. Monsters that "True Draco" and "True King" monsters in your hand would destroy with their effects can be chosen from your opponent's field.

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Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince

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You can send 1 "Atlantean" monster from your Deck to your Graveyard, except "Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince"; add 1 "Atlantean" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince". If this card is sent to the Graveyard to activate a WATER monster's effect: Target 1 "Atlantean" monster in your Graveyard, except "Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince"; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince" once per turn.

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