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Creative Deck Profile: Modernized Tele-DAD, ft. Chaos Nephthys

Even the classic combo deck can compete with updated engines!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to another profile, this time taking on the modernization of the Tele-DAD strategy, famous for kicking off the Synchro era in style. With the release of Phantom Darkness in 2008, the DARK attribute got some of the craziest and most impactful support ever seen. Allure of Darkness let DARK duelists see more cards than ever, especially when paired with a Destiny HERO draw engine. Emergency Teleport was used to summon Krebons at the time, a DARK tuner, that easily unlocked access to the powerful Stardust Dragon. Waiting in the wings was the namesake of the deck, Dark Armed Dragon, ready to bust through any established board as long as you had exactly 3 DARK monsters in the GY. While this was amazing for the game back then, it’s time to modernize this classic Yugioh Deck and bring it out of the 2000s and into the 2020s.

Let’s start with the Psychic engine – nowadays, we have a much better tuner in the form of Psi-Reflector and the Assault Mode Activate package, as Reflector serves as a one-card Level 6-9 Synchro Summon. Plus, it’s still Psychic and thus synergizes well with Emergency Teleport. Next up, while Destiny HERO – Malicious has survived the cut, the rest of the Destiny HERO engine has been swapped out for a Magicians’ Souls engine, giving your deck a higher quantity of GY-able DARK monsters, more draw power, and more bodies on the field. Plaguespreader Zombie is also back, but this time he’s joined by Danger! Monsters for even more DARK shenanigans. And lastly, The Dark Creator joins the build while also being joined by The Chaos Creator and Chaos Nephthys (YGOrg Translation), both accessible through a variety of LIGHT monsters found in the Extra Deck or the 3 copies of Effect Veiler for disruption purposes. All together, this is my take on Tele-DAD as requested: hopefully you also feel like this is a great modernized version of the deck, still relying on Synchro monsters as the win condition, but loving every second of controlling the field and duel with the power of the Phantom Darkness!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 29
|| Chaos Nephthys
| The Chaos Creator
| The Dark Creator
||| Dark Armed Dragon
|| Danger! Nessie!
|| Destiny HERO Malicious
| Assault Beast
| Armageddon Knight
| Phantom King Hydride
| Danger!? Tsuchinoko?
| Danger!? Jackalope?
||| Plaguespreader Zombie
||| Psi-Reflector
||| Effect Veiler
|| Magicians’ Souls
|| Illusion of Chaos

Spells: 10
||| Allure of Darkness
| Upstart Goblin
| Foolish Burial
| Monster Reborn
|| Preparation of Rites
|| Emergency Teleport

Traps: 1
| Assault Mode Activate

| Hot Red Dragon Archfiend King Calamity
| Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying
| Baronne de Fleur
| Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen
| Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon
| Borreload Savage Dragon
| Draco Berserker of the Tenyi
| PSY-Framelord Omega
| Black Rose Moonlight Dragon
| Shooting Riser Dragon
| F.A. Dawn Dragster
| Dark Dimension Soldier
|| Crystron Halqifibrax
| Salamangreat Almiraj


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