Kia ora everyone! We're still at the movies with this week's Episode Deck, featuring the main antagonist of The Dark Side of Dimensions: Diva, better known as Aigami!

After the Pharaoh left the world, Diva was granted the immense power of the Plana, allowing him to manipulate dimensions. He sought to use that power to punish evildoers, most notably the man who killed his master. But Diva's powers would be lost if the Pharaoh should ever return. That drew him into conflict with Kaiba, who was not only trying to revive the Pharaoh that but whose technology and ego made Diva's powers useless. Diva went undercover at Yugi's school, hoping to prevent the Pharaoh from reviving in Yugi's body, and angling for revenge agaainst Bakura for the actions of Yami Bakura.

Diva didn't just have his dimensional powers; he had his own unique deck, too. The mysterious and alien Cubic monsters behaved completely unlike regular monsters and had two methods of attack; he could corrupt opposing monsters with Cubic Counters, preventing them from attacking or using their abilities; or he could stack copies of Vijam the Cubic Seed into his Cubic Beasts and Cubic Kings, culminating in stronger and stronger monsters.

But when Diva was possessed by the Millennium Ring and became Corrupted Diva, he skipped all that and just spammed his three copies of Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord, then fused them into Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord.

Today's Episode Deck will wrangle all these strategies into one, and you'll actually be able to gather all three copies of Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord and fuse them into Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord. It's a 4500 ATK monstrosity that can attack multiple times, halve your opponent's LP each time, and it can't be targeted or destroyed by card effects!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Aigami’s Cubic Deck by Samuel Frew

'Aigami’s Cubic Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Blade Garoodia the Cubic Beast

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 2 "Cubic" monsters you control to the Graveyard. If Summoned this way, this card gains 2000 ATK. This card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase. When this card destroys a monster by battle: You can target up to 3 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" in your Graveyard; send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth" from your Deck to your hand.

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Unification of the Cubic Lords

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Fusion Summon 1 "Cubic" Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or field as Fusion Materials. If a face-up "Cubic" monster is destroyed by battle or leaves the field: You can banish this card from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower "Cubic" monster from your hand or Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions, and if you do, it cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects this turn.

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One for One

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

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Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord

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3 x "Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord"

Must be Fusion Summoned with the above Fusion Materials and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Cannot be targeted, or destroyed by, your opponent's card effects. When this card declares an attack: Halve your opponent's LP. When this card destroys a monster by battle: You can activate this effect; this card can make a second attack during this Battle Phase. If you take effect damage: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to the damage you took.

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Duza the Meteor Cubic Vessel

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can send 1 "Cubic" card from your Deck to the Graveyard. Once per turn, during either player's turn, if a monster was sent to your Graveyard this turn while this card was face-up on the field: You can make this card gain 200 ATK for each monster with a different name in your Graveyard, until the end of this turn.

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Foolish Burial Goods

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Send 1 Spell/Trap from your Deck to the GY. You can only activate 1 "Foolish Burial Goods" per turn.

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Vijam the Cubic Seed

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Cannot be destroyed by battle. At the end of the Damage Step, if this card battled an opponent's monster: You can place this card face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone as a Continuous Spell Card, and if you do, place 1 Cubic Counter on that opponent's monster. (Monsters with a Cubic Counter cannot attack, also negate their effects.) If this card is treated as a Continuous Spell Card by this effect, during your Main Phase: You can Special Summon this card from your Spell & Trap Zone.

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Dark Garnex the Cubic Beast

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 1 "Cubic" monster you control to the Graveyard. If Summoned this way, this card gains 1000 ATK. When this card destroys a monster by battle: You can target up to 2 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" in your Graveyard; send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Blade Garoodia the Cubic Beast" from your Deck to your hand.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 3 "Cubic" monsters you control to the Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. If Summoned this way, this card gains 3000 ATK. This card can make a second and third attack during each Battle Phase. If this card in your possession is sent to your Graveyard by your opponent's card (by battle or card effect): You can target up to 3 "Cubic" monsters in your Graveyard; Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Cubic" card from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.

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Cubic Karma

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When this card is activated: You can target 1 "Cubic" monster you control, except "Vijam the Cubic Seed"; send any number of "Vijam the Cubic Seed" from your hand and/or Deck to the Graveyard, then that monster gains 800 ATK for each (even if this card leaves the field). During your opponent's turn, if "Vijam the Cubic Seed" is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Cubic" monster: Send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, halve your opponent's LP. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Cubic" monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Cubic Causality

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Distribute a number of Cubic Counters on face-up monsters your opponent controls, up to the number of "Cubic" monsters you control. (Monsters with a Cubic Counter cannot attack, also negate their effects.) You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Cubic" monster you control; this turn, each time it destroys a monster by battle that has a Cubic Counter, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the original ATK of that destroyed monster. You can only use each effect of "Cubic Causality" once per turn.

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Cubic Dharma

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You take no battle damage from attacks involving your "Cubic" monsters. You can only use each of the following effects of "Cubic Dharma" once per turn, during your Main Phase:

• You can send 1 "Cubic" card from your hand to the GY, and if you do, draw 1 card.
• You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Cubic" monster in your GY; add it to your hand.

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Cubic Ascension

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When an opponent's monster declares an attack: Special Summon 1 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" from your Deck, and if you do, change the attack target to it, and perform damage calculation. If your opponent's LP are at least 2000 higher than yours: You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" from your hand, Deck, or GY, then, if only your opponent controlled a monster when this effect was activated, you can Special Summon up to 2 more "Vijam the Cubic Seed". You can only use this effect of "Cubic Ascension" once per turn.

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Fusion Conscription

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Reveal 1 Fusion Monster in your Extra Deck and add 1 of the Fusion Materials whose name is specifically listed on that card from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand, , and if you do, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Normal Summon/Set or Special Summon monsters with the added monster's name, also your monsters with that name cannot activate their effects. You can only activate 1 "Fusion Conscription" per turn.

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Geira Guile the Cubic King

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 1 "Cubic" monster you control to the Graveyard. If Summoned this way, this card gains 800 ATK. If this card is Special Summoned from the hand: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent. At the end of the Damage Step, if this card battled: You can target up to 2 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" in your Graveyard; send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Vulcan Dragni the Cubic King" from your Deck to your hand.

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Vulcan Dragni the Cubic King

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 2 "Cubic" monsters you control to the Graveyard. If Summoned this way, this card gains 1600 ATK. If this card is Special Summoned from the hand: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent. At the end of the Damage Step, if this card battled: You can target up to 3 "Vijam the Cubic Seed" in your Graveyard; send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor" from your Deck to your hand.

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Cubic Rebirth

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When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack: Target the attacking monster; your opponent Special Summons, in Attack Position, as many monsters as possible from their hand, Deck, and/or Graveyard with the same name as that monster, also, the ATK of the targeted monster and those Special Summoned monster(s) become 0 and place 1 Cubic Counter on each. (Monsters with a Cubic Counter cannot attack, also negate their effects.) Also, after that, if any Cubic Counters were placed by this effect, Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower "Cubic" monster from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Cubic Wave

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Target 1 "Cubic" monster you control and 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; the ATK of that monster you control becomes double its current ATK, and if it does, the ATK of that monster your opponent controls becomes half its current ATK. You can banish this card and any number of "Cubic" monsters from your Graveyard, then target face-up monsters your opponent controls equal to the number of those banished "Cubic" monsters; place 1 Cubic Counter on each of them. (Monsters with a Cubic Counter cannot attack, also negate their effects.)

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Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending 3 "Cubic" monsters you control to the Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. If Summoned this way, this card gains 2400 ATK. If this card is Special Summoned from the hand: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent. If this card in your possession is sent to your Graveyard by your opponent's card (by battle or card effect): You can target up to 3 "Cubic" monsters in your Graveyard; Special Summon them, then you can add 1 "Cubic" card from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.

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Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by revealing 3 other "Cubic" cards in your hand with different names, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Unaffected by other monsters' activated effects, whose original ATK is 3000 or less. When this attacking card destroys a monster by battle: You can activate this effect; this card can make a second attack during this Battle Phase. During your End Phase: Each player takes 3000 damage. You can only use this effect of "Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord" once per turn.

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Cubic Mandala

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If you control a "Cubic" monster: Activate this card by targeting any number of monsters that are in your opponent's Graveyard because they were destroyed and sent there this turn; Special Summon them to your opponent's field, but each becomes ATK 0 and has 1 Cubic Counter placed on it. (Monsters with a Cubic Counter cannot attack, also negate their effects.) While your opponent controls any of the monsters Summoned by this effect, negate any monster effects your opponent activates. When the last of these monsters leaves the field, destroy this card.

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Ultimate Providence

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When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated: Discard the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap); negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

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Most of the Cubic monsters can't be Normal Summoned or set, so it's important to get to the six you have that can – three each of Vijam the Cubic Seed and Duza the Meteor Cubic Vessel. The Graveyard effect of Cubic Karma can search any Cubic card, and its first effect can dump all your copies of Vijam the Cubic Seed into the Graveyard. Three Foolish Burial Goods helps too.

Cubic Ascension can also spawn multiple Vijam the Cubic Seed if you're running low on LP. While you won't have Diva's Dimension Summoning to protect you from damage when using Vijam the Cubic Seed powerful effect, Cubic Dharma can serve the same function and help you arrange your hand.

Mercifully the Cubic Beasts and Cubic Kings don't require you to send Vijam the Cubic Seed to the graveyard be summoned; any Cubic monster will do, though the lower-Level ones must revive Vijam the Cubic Seed after their effects are triggered. Each Cubic Beast and Cubic King will get you the next one in the sequence, but the low ATK of Geira Guile the Cubic King and Dark Garnex the Cubic Beast can make that difficult: their effects require battle to work.

Cubic Wave and Cubic Karma can make that easier. Remember that the Cubic Kings, Geira Guile the Cubic King in particular, deal 800 damage when they're Special Summoned from the hand, so you can chip away at the last bit of your opponent's LP. Sadly, we don't have a card to replicate Diva's Battle Phase shenanigans yet, so it'll usually take multiple turns to reach Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor or the triple-attacking Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth.

You can also ignore that and go straight for Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord by revealing three different Cubic cards in your hand. It packs 3000 ATK and it's immune to the effects of weaker monsters. It can also attack twice and sacrifice your own LP to get to your opponent if all else fails.

Gathering the cards isn't really the hard part of making the fusion; the real challenge is doing it before even a single Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord finishes off your opponent! Generally, you'll want to prioritize Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord when you're searching with Cubic Karma. You can also search it with Fusion Conscription as it's a listed material on Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord. Unfortunately, the on-theme way to Fusion Summon it is the trap card Unification of the Cubic Lords, so there's a bit of a delay.

Since you're using a lot of spells and traps as well as monsters, and can sometimes have dead cards in your hand, the deck runs three Ultimate Providence to cover your options. Cubic Traps can be really strong, but they're often tricky to trigger and aren't your main goal. That's why most of them are just singletons here, except for Cubic Ascension.

Diva's weird and wonderful monsters are thoroughly unique and a ton of fun to use, regardless of the strategy you pick! The sheer force of Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord, the challenge of stacking into the low-Level Cubics, and the massive payoff in summoning Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord are all interesting, and I think you'll really enjoy trying to pull them off!