Kia ora everyone! This week we'll be looking at one of Yubel's many decks, and one they had two variants of to boot: Sacred Beasts.

When Yubel was influenced by the Light of Destruction, they wanted payback on Jaden for seemingly abandoning them… And Yubel needed raw power to get it. Yubel opened the Spirit Gates and retrieved the three Sacred Beast Cards: Uria, Lord of Searing Flames, Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder, and Raviel, Lord of Phantasms. In Yubel's hands the cards had their real effects, as opposed to the more busted abilities they had when Kagemaru used them, but Yubel made up for it by fusing them into Armityle the Chaos Phantasm, which traded in the more versatile effects of the Beasts for a whopping 10,000 ATK!

Even that was barely enough, when Yubel found themselves possessing Jesse Anderson and dueling Adrian Gecko: Yubel had given their Exodia cards to Gecko in a prior deal. Although Yubel used the Phantom of Fury effect of Armityle to banish Adrian's Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord, Adrian in turn banished Armityle and forced Yubel to Summon…well, Yubel.

Today's Episode Deck meshes aspects of Yubel's Sacred Beast strategies with Kagemaru's, and it looks to harness the power of Phantom Rage's Armityle the Chaos Phantasm - Phantom of Fury to clear your opponent's field. That sets your opponent up so you can strike them down with Armityle the Chaos Phantasm itself on your next turn!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Yubel’s Sacred Beast Deck by Samuel Frew

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

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Yubel

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This card cannot be destroyed by battle. You take no Battle Damage from battles involving this card. Before damage calculation, when this face-up Attack Position card is attacked by your opponent's monster: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK. During your End Phase: Tribute 1 other monster or destroy this card. When this card is destroyed, except by its own effect: Its owner can Special Summon 1 "Yubel - Terror Incarnate" from their hand, Deck or Graveyard.

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Chaos Summoning Beast

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You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms", from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 "Fallen Paradise" from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Chaos Summoning Beast" once per turn.

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Dark Summoning Beast

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You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" from your hand or Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions, also monsters you control cannot attack for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Dark Summoning Beast" once per turn. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" from your Deck to your hand.

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Raviel, Lord of Phantasms

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Phantom Skyblaster

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When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can Special Summon any number of "Skyblaster Tokens" (Fiend/DARK/Level 4/ATK 500/DEF 500), up to the number of monsters you control. Once per turn, during your Standby Phase: You can inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each "Skyblaster" monster you control. "Skyblaster" monsters you control cannot declare an attack during the turn you activate this effect.

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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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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, until the end of the next turn, its effects are negated, as well as the activated effects and effects on the field of monsters with the same original name.

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Grave Squirmer

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If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.

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Opening of the Spirit Gates

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When this card is activated: Add 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms", OR 1 monster that specifically lists any of those cards in its text, from your Deck to your hand. Once per turn: You can discard 1 card; Special Summon 1 Fiend monster with 0 ATK/DEF from your GY. Once per turn, if you control a Level 10 monster: You can add 1 Continuous Spell from your GY to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Opening of the Spirit Gates" per turn.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Phantom of Chaos

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Your opponent takes no battle damage from attacks involving this card. Once per turn: You can target 1 Effect Monster in your GY; banish that target, and if you do, until the End Phase, this card's name and original ATK become that monster's name and original ATK, and replace this effect with that monster's original effects. You must control this face-up card to activate and to resolve this effect.

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Dark Beckoning Beast

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms", OR 1 card that specifically lists any of those cards in its text, from your Deck to your hand, except "Dark Beckoning Beast". You can only use this effect of "Dark Beckoning Beast" once per turn. During your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon 1 Fiend monster with 0 ATK/DEF in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.)

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Awakening of the Sacred Beasts

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This card gains these effects based on the number of "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", and/or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" with different names you control.

• 1+: Each time your opponent Normal or Special Summons a monster(s): Gain LP equal to the ATK of that monster(s).
• 2+: Negate the activated effects of monsters your opponent controls.
• 3: Any monsters sent to your opponent's GY are banished instead. Once per your turn, if you control a Level 10 monster: You can add 1 Continuous Trap from your GY to your hand.

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Dimension Fusion Destruction

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Banish from your hand, field, and/or GY, the Fusion Materials that are listed on a "Phantasm" Fusion Monster, then Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You take no battle damage from attacks involving the monster Special Summoned by this effect. If you control "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms", your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this card's activation.

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Fallen Paradise

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Your opponent cannot target "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms", or "Armityle the Chaos Phantom" in your Monster Zones with card effects, also those monsters cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects while you control them. If you control "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" or "Armityle the Chaos Phantom" in your Monster Zone: You can draw 2 cards. You can only use this effect of "Fallen Paradise" once per turn.

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Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder

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Raviel, Lord of Phantasms - Shimmering Scraper

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 3 monsters. You can only use each of the following effects of "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms - Shimmering Scraper" once per turn.

• (Quick Effect): You can discard this card and target 1 "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" you control; for the rest of this turn, its ATK becomes double its current ATK, also it can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each.
• If this card is in your GY: You can Tribute 1 monster; add this card to your hand.

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Chaos Core

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When either player activates a card or effect that targets this card, or when your opponent's monster targets it for an attack (Quick Effect): You can send up to 1 each of "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", and "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" from your hand and/or Deck to the GY, and if you do, place 1 Phantasm Counter on this card for each card sent to the GY, and if you place at least 1, you take no battle damage this turn. You can only use this effect of "Chaos Core" once per turn. If this card would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can remove 1 Phantasm Counter from this card instead.

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Phantasm Emperor Trilojig

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3 Level 10 monsters

If this card is Special Summoned, or if another monster is Special Summoned from the GY to your field while you control this monster: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; inflict damage to your opponent equal to half its original ATK. You can only use this effect of "Phantasm Emperor Trilojig" once per turn.

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Armityle the Chaos Phantasm

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"Uria, Lord of Searing Flames" + "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder" + "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms"

Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by banishing the above cards you control. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Cannot be destroyed by battle. This card gains 10,000 ATK during your turn only.

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Armityle the Chaos Phantasm - Phantom of Fury

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"Uria, Lord of Searing Flames" + "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder" + "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms"

This card's name becomes "Armityle the Chaos Phantasm" while on the field. Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can give control of this card to your opponent. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card's control was changed this turn: Banish all cards you control, then the owner of this card can Special Summon 1 "Armityle the Chaos Phantasm" from their Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Uria, Lord of Searing Flames

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Effect: This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by sending 3 face-up Trap Cards from your side of the field to the Graveyard. Increase the ATK of this card by 1000 points for each Continuous Trap Card in your Graveyard. Once per turn, you can destroy 1 Set Spell or Trap Card on your opponent''s side of the field. Spell and Trap Cards cannot be activated in response to this effect''s activation.

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Cerulean Skyfire

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To Special Summon "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder" using its own procedure, you can also use face-down Spells you control. Once per turn, while you control an Attack Position "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", you can negate any Spell/Trap effect activated by your opponent, then, change 1 "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder" you control to Defense Position. If a face-up "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" you control leaves the field: You take no damage this turn.

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Hyper Blaze

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To Special Summon "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames" using its own procedure, you can also use face-down Traps you control. Once per battle, when an attack is declared involving your "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames": You can send 1 Trap from your hand or Deck to the GY; its ATK/DEF become the number of face-up Traps on the field and in the GYs x 1000, for the rest of this turn. Once per turn: You can discard 1 card; add to your hand or Special Summon, 1 "Uria, Lord of Searing Flames", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", or "Raviel, Lord of Phantasms" from your GY, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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One for One

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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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Phantasmal Martyrs

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You can only activate this card while you have 2 or more cards in your hand, and have either Uria, Lord of Searing Flames or Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder face-up on your side of the field. By sending your entire hand to the Graveyard, Special Summon 3 Phantasmal Martyr Tokens (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) in Attack Position on your side of the field.

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Dark Bribe

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When an opponent's Spell/Trap Card is activated: Your opponent draws 1 card, also negate the Spell/Trap activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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Hand Destruction

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Each play sends 2 cards from their hand to the Graveyard and draws 2 cards.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Chaos Burst

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When your opponent's monster declares an attack: Tribute 1 monster, then target the attacking monster; destroy that target, then inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.

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Thanks to the new cards from product-hover id="214982" it's a lot easier to summon a single Sacred Beast than ever before, with Chaos Summoning Beast.

Ideally you want Dark Beckoning Beast and Chaos Summoning Beast in your opening hand, as Dark Beckoning Beast lets you search Opening of the Spirit Gates to get a Sacred Beast if you need it, or a monster that lists a Saacred Beast in their text, like Dark Summoning Beast. You can then banish Chaos Summoning Beast to search Kagemaru's Fallen Paradise if needed, allowing you to protect your Sacred Beasts and draw two cards each turn.

If you want to focus on the Sacred Beasts themselves, one of your best combos involves Special Summoning Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder with Chaos Summoning Beast and setting yourself up to activate Phantasmal Martyrs. The cost of ditching your entire hand to summon three Phantasmal Martyr Tokens is easily deflected by discarding Dark Summoning Beast to search Raviel, Lord of Phantasms, giving you two 4000 ATK monsters immune to targeting and destruction.

If you're worried about the lone Dark Beckoning Beast that you'll probably leave on your field, you can tribute it with the effect of Raviel to stop your opponent from getting a cheap shot at it, or leave it as bait for Chaos Burst.

Cerulean Skyfire 

It's not the end of the world if you don't draw Chaos Summoning Beast or a Sacred Beast, since you can summon Dark Summoning Beast and tribute it to summon any Sacred Beast from your Deck. You just won't be able to attack that turn. Cerulean Skyfire and Awakening of the Sacred Beasts help with defense, and the latter's particularly effective if you can combo to summon Raviel and Hamon.

Uria, Lord of Searing Flames will generally get the short end of the stick since its ATK is dependent on the Continuous Traps in your graveyard. Three Awakening of the Sacred Beasts are already included, so we'll also add a single Hyper Blaze to make summoning it with its own procedure more flexible and boost its ATK, based on any trap in your graveyard. Yubel made use of Dark Bribe against Jaden and Jesse, so three of those will do nicely for extra negation.

Armityle the Chaos Phantasm only needs the three Sacred Beasts out to be Summoned, but Dimension Fusion Destruction can Summon it using the Beasts from your hand, field or graveyard, and it's needed to summon Armityle the Chaos Phantasm - Phantom of Fury.

Just like Yubel did to Adrian, you can give control of Armityle the Chaos Phantasm - Phantom of Fury to your opponent, banish every card they control, then summon the original Armityle the Chaos Phantasm. Backed up by Fallen Paradise it's very difficult to remove, and it'll be ready to attack next turn. Since Yubel used Plant monsters in their final deck you've got the infamous Predaplant Verte Anaconda too, for when you can't draw or search Dimension Fusion Destruction.

When Sacred Beasts were listed in the Structure Deck Poll Plan in 2019, many of their fans waited breathlessly for the results - including me! They led the poll for a while, but wound up narrowly losing to Shaddolls in the end. Fortunately, Konami decided to give the runner-up a Structure Deck as well, bringing Sacred Beasts support they'd long deserved, and the chance to make some really fun strategies!