Cardfight Coalition

CDP: Duston, Servants of the Goblin King

If only these couldn’t be used for Link Summoning….


Strategic Summary:

Today’s profile features the Duston archetype, a group of Level 1 Fiend monsters that mostly have 0 ATK and 1000 DEF, that are intended to clog the board by taking your opponent’s zones. That’s right, this is an archetype meant to be passed along to your opponent! To make that concept work, it revolves around House Duston, which summons any number of Duston monsters to either player’s board when destroyed by an opponent’s card, as long as you summon the same number to both boards. As for the monsters you’ll be summoning, Red Duston, Green Duston, Blue Duston, and Yellow Duston all share a restriction that prevents them from being tributed or used for a Fusion, Synchro, or Xyz Summon, and they each carry a negligible effect that triggers when destroyed by battle. The Duston you’ll typically summon to your own board is White Duston, a Normal Monster with no such restriction or benefit. Now you may be asking, how do you leverage such a board of Duston… well, there’s a few ways actually. First up is the in-theme boss, Starduston. This boss is summoned sending any number of Duston you control to the GY, and it gains 1000 ATK/DEF for each. While face-up, it prevents your opponent from activating any set Spell/Traps or from Flip or Special Summoning monsters; however, it will self-destruct and send itself to the GY if you ever control more monsters than the opponent.

With their boss floodgate being so well-balanced, the Duston often have to point to other win conditions outside of their archetype. For this build, I’m showcasing Goblin King next, another Level 1 Fiend, except he gains 1000 ATK for each Fiend monster on the field. This works well – if you pop a House Duston and summon 4 Duston to both boards, then Goblin King will have 8000 ATK to OTK over one of the 0 ATK Duston you just summoned! The other option is to Link Summon, using your oodles of Duston monsters as link material, which is highly supported by the spell Tri-Wight, bringing back 3 more White Duston for you to leverage for all your linking dreams. Be the dust that gets in your opponent’s way – that’s just the Diamond Duston way of life!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
||| White Duston
| Yellow Duston
| Blue Duston
||| House Duston
| Green Duston
| Red Duston
||| Goblin King
||| Magicians’ Souls
||| Starduston
||| Illusion of Chaos

Spells: 20
||| Unexpected Dai
| One for One
| Harpie’s Feather Duster
||| Jack-In-The-Hand
| Terraforming
| Monster Reborn
||| Tri-Wight
||| Preparation of Rites
| Called by the Grave
||| Black Garden

Traps: 3
||| Diamond Duston

Extra Deck:
| Sylvan Princessprite
| Kikinagashi Fucho
| Lyrilusc – Ensemblue Robin
| Accesscode Talker
| Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
| Akashic Magician
| Pentestag
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Link Spider
| Artemis, the Magistus Moon Maiden
| Linkuriboh
| Relinquished Anima



Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Dracoslayer, Hunder, Weevil Bugs, Cardian, Mathmech

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