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Creative Deck Profile: Ninjitsu Deception

Embrace your inner shadows with the Ninja archetype!


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Strategic Summary:

The Ninja archetype, a group of Warriors of various attributes, fights with an intriguing playstyle that revolves fully around generating absurd amounts of advantage. Between all of their search power, draw power, and recovery options, expect to see tons of tools at your disposal. Most of this stems from the core monster, Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo, which searches different options depending on how he is summoned! In their quest for victory, the Ninjas are supported by the ‘Ninjitsu Art’ archetype of Spells and Traps, each with various beneficial effects. Armor Ninjitsu Art of Alchemy gives the theme draw power, especially when combined with Ninjitsu Art Notebook and Hidden Village of Ninjitsu Arts. Finally, this deck comes together with the recovery provided by Twilight Ninja Getsuga, the Shogun, who can summon 2 other Ninja monsters from your GY every turn!

While this is a standalone Creative Deck Profile, it was heavily inspired by a previous Creative Deck Strategy article focused on the Ninja theme. If you’re interested in learning more about Ninja combos, check out CDS: The Shadow Proclamation here.

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 21
| Eldlich the Golden Lord
| Yellow Dragon Ninja
|| Twilight Ninja Getsuga, the Shogun
| Dinowrestler Pankratops
||| Twilight Ninja Jogen
| Earth Armor Ninja
||| Yellow Ninja
||| Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
||| Upstart Golden Ninja
||| Twilight Ninja Kagen

Spells: 13
||| Armor Ninjitsu Art of Alchemy
| Reinforcement of the Army
| Terraforming
| Monster Reborn
| World Legacy Succession
||| Ninjitsu Art Notebook
||| Hidden Village of the Ninjitsu Arts

Traps: 6
| Ninjitsu Art of Shadow Sealing
||| Ninjitsu Art of Duplication
| Ninjitsu Art of Mirage-Transformation
| Ninjitsu Art of Super-Transformation

Extra Deck:
| Blade Armor Ninja
| Borreload Dragon
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Accesscode Talker
| Knightmare Unicorn
||| Ninja Grandmaster Saizo
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Wynn the Wind Charmer, Verdant
| Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable
| Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Barricadeborg Blocker
| Linkuriboh


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays rather than through a long article. 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.

As of now, I have a couple of outstanding requests that I am looking into: Cardian, Digital Bug, Witchcrafter, Fossil, Superheavy Samurai, & Simorgh.


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