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The Creative Deck Strategy Showdown – Number 3

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The Creative Deck Strategy Showdown – Number 3!

Welcome to a digital display of creative decks dueling it out! 32 strategies will enter a knockout bracket, but only one will come out victorious. This event was hosted on both YGOrganization and my YouTube channel, so please subscribe to not miss future events. This post marks the end of the event and serves as a hub article to visit all 18 videos. Lastly, I ask that you leave feedback on CDSS3 in the link provided in the Feedback Warrior section near the end of this article. If you missed out on CDSS1 or CDSS2, be sure to check that out too!

Who is participating?

32 different strategies, pulled from past articles as far as 2013, recent strategies as close as those posted last week, cancelled articles from over the years, and future potential profile topics have resulted in this mash of archetypes and themes! From hybrid variants to pure approaches, this list hopefully covers most of your favorites from my past builds, and some of your favorite archetypes I may not have covered yet in an article! All builds from past articles have been updated for the current format and cardpool, some of your old favorites may have gotten a significant upgrade! For the first time, there was also the addition of 4 variations on utilizing the upcoming Tribrigade theme!  For a rundown of the participants and their custom promo art, open the spoiler below! As this tournament is separated into 4 groups, each group will also have a introduction video to showcase the key cards and strategic goals of each participant!


Introducing Group A

1: Digital Bug Datascape
Inspired CDP: Digital Bug Datascape

2: Divine Watch of the Creator, Ra
Inspired by Cancelled CDP Profile

3: True Graydle Slime
Inspired By CDS: True Slime Monsters

4: Jinzo’s Overlayered Legacy
Inspired by CDP: Jinzo’s Overlayered Legacy

5: Mighty Master Charmers
Inspired by CDP: Mighty Master Charmers of the Spiritual Arts

6: Primal Chaos
Inspired CDP: Primal Chaos

7: Violet Relinquished
Inspired by Cancelled CDS Article

8: Fire Fist Brigade
Inspired by Cancelled CDP Profile

Introducing Group B

9: Codebreaker Nephthys
Inspired CDP: Codebreaker Nephthys and Inspired by CDS: Sacred Impcantations

10: Cyber Angel Draitron
Inspired CDP: Cyber Angel Draitron

11: Zexal Weapon Utopia
Inspired by CDS: Onomatopeia Lunalight

12: Dinowrestling Piledriver
Inspired by Potential Future CDP

13: Promulgating Predaplant
Inspired by CDS: Promulgating Predaplant

14: Zefratellarknight
Inspired by cancelled Zefra Mega Article

15: Simorgh Tribrigade
Inspired by CDP: Simorgh Tribrigade

16: The Mighty Ultra Athletes
Inspired by The Ultra Authority and CDP: An Ultra Addendum

Introducing Group C

17: Fossil Nemeses’ Code
Inspired by CDS: Fossil Nemeses’ Code

18: Pendulumatic Synchron
Inspired by CDS: Pendulum Synchron

19: Expedition into Danger!?
Inspired by CDS: DANGER! Mathematics!?

20: Invoked Fortune
Inspired by CDS: Fortune’s Future

21: Timelord of Flames, Uria
Inspired CDP: Infinite Light Uria and CDP: Lord of the Sacred Beasts

22: Gladiator Beast Brigade
Inspired by CDS: Soarin’ Gladiator Beast

23: Gemini Red-Eyes
Inspired by CDS: Red-Eyes Revolution

24: Malefic Mayhem
Inspired by CDP: Malefic Mayhem

Introducing Group D

25: FluffDoll Barnyard
Inspired by CDP: FluffDoll Corruption

26: Dagda’s Lamenting Lair
Inspired by CDP: Virus Resonator

27: Prank-Kids, the Arrival
Inspired by Potential Future CDP

28: The Fabled Brigade
Inspired by Potential Future CDP

29: Penguins: Glacial Beasts of Terror
Inspired by Cancelled CDP Profile

30: Eternal Vylon Watch
Inspired by DT Mega Article 1: The Eternal Watch

31: One-Axis Lyrilusc
Inspired by Potential Future CDP

32: Paleozoic Principle
Inspired by CDS: The Burgesstoma Principle and Inspired CDP: Paleozoic Starfish


Links and Event Details:

How do I watch?

As CDSS3 was entirely contained within YouTube videos, I’ve embedded the playlist for the entire event below. I’ve also provided direct links to each of the individual videos from the event broken down by week in their own individual spoilers to avoid spoiling winners! Note that all videos in CDSS3 have chapters for you to more easily navigate between the matches and catch the ones you are interested in!

Round of 32:

Group A

Group B
Group C

Group D

Round of 16:

Top 8:

Top 4:


Decklist Reveals:


As a closing note, thanks again to everyone who has read and engaged with my content since I began posting here in 2013. Each of the CDSS events seemed be well-recieved, so I’d also like to thank all of the individual contributors who have requested strategies over the years, as many of those requests are represented in these events. I couldn’t do it alone, and your input is extremely valuable in crafting what I write about next!

I’d also like to acknowledge Blackbeltsam5610 who assisted with refining the builds for CDSS3. Their help was outstanding in providing improvements and just great overall feedback when preparing everything. So thank you, very much, for all of your input.

Please let me know how you liked CDSS3:

If you’re reading this far and you’ve engaged with parts of the CDSS3 over the course of the 3-week event, please also take the time to answer this short questionnaire so I can get some direct feedback. I want to hear from you whether or not you want to see something like this again, and if so, what you would like in the future. The form can be accessed here:


Thanks for reading/watching, and I hope you enjoyed both iterations of the CDSS and my attempt to provide diverse types of content! Be sure to leave feedback through the above form, commenting on any of these videos on my YouTube Channel, or by reaching out on Discord! Otherwise, I’ll catch you next week with a profile on a strategy comprised of a combination of LIGHT & DARK archetypes I covered in separate hybrids semi-recently!

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