With new support on the way to the TCG, let’s take to the field with the Ultra Athletes!
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The U.A. archetype features a team of sports-themed EARTH warriors of various levels, tagging in and out from the battlefield over the course of the duel. It all revolves around U.A. Stadium, their Field Spell that searches out any U.A. whenever a U.A. is Normal Summoned, but the deck has plenty of fun tricks as well up its jersey. From negations with U.A. Perfect Ace or recovery with U.A. Rival Rebounder, this theme is totally worth checking out. But its the new cards that stand out the most. U.A. Playing Manager (YGOrg Translation) gives the deck more easy monsters on the field to tag out, in addition to being flexible as a way to destroy cards or negate monster effects. Don’t forget, they also close out the final inning quite quickly with the help of U.A. Powered Jersey! Embrace your inner sports fanatic and play ball with the U.A.!
If this is your first time with the U.A. theme, it may be helpful to get a full rundown of their cards, synergies, and playstyles. It just happens that I already wrote an extensive article on the topic back in 2015. While that guide may be out of date in certain respects, most of the information there still rings true so it can be a great primer to the archetype if you want to try them out for yourself! Follow this link to check that out: https://ygorganization.com/ultraarticle/
||| U.A. Playing Manager (YGOrg Translation)
| U.A. Dreadnought Dunker
|| U.A. Rival Rebounder
| U.A. Mighty Slugger
||| Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard
|| U.A. Perfect Ace
||| U.A. Libero Spiker (YGOrg Translation)
|| U.A. Midfielder
| Reinforcement of the Army
||| Foolish Burial Goods
|| U.A. Signing Deal
||| Pot of Extravagance
| U.A. Turnover Tactics
||| The Monarchs Stormforth
| U.A. Locker Room (YGOrg Translation)
| U.A. Powered Jersey
|| U.A. Stadium
||| U.A. Hyper Stadium (YGOrg Translation)
|| U.A. Penalty Box
||| Number S39: Utopia the Lightning
||| Number C39: Utopia Ray
||| Number 39: Utopia
||| Number 39: Utopia Double
||| Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights
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: Witchcrafter, Sky Striker, Shaddoll, Synchron, Superheavy Samurai, & Simorgh.