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The Creative Deck Strategy Showdown – 6!

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 my YouTube channel for the site, so please subscribe to not miss future events and to be notified about my new profiles. This post marks the end of the event and serves as a hub article to visit all 12 videos made to cover the tournament. Lastly, I ask that you leave feedback on CDSS6 in the link provided in the Feedback Warrior section near the end of this article (or here). If you missed out on CDSS1, CDSS2CDSS3, CDSS4 , or CDSSV– be sure to check those out too!

Who is participating in CDSS6?

32 different strategies, pulled from past articles, recent profiles such as the ones highlighted here two weeks ago, cancelled article strategies from over the years, and themes that had yet to be showcased by me in a profile appear here! From hybrid variants to pure approaches, this list covers a wide swath of favorites, and a couple returns of popular themes! All builds from past profiles were updated for the current TCG format and existing cross-region cardpool, so many of the older strategies may have gotten a significant upgrade! Lastly, two of my more recent profiles got an overhaul specifically for CDSS6! For a rundown of the participants and their custom promo art, open the spoiler below!


Pod A: Battle of the Protagonists

Majestic Star Synchron

Inspired by: CDP: Majestic Stardust Synchron

Invoke Stardust with the help of Majestic support cards, a suite of Synchron tuners, and high-speed combos!

Neos-Space Invaders

Inspired by: Potential Future CDP

Features the Neo-Spacian archetype alongside Elemental HERO Neos as the contact Fusion representative of the tournament.

Nirvana Peformagician

Inspired by: CDP: Nirvana Performapal Magician

Bringing Pendulum monsters into the fray, this hybrid embraces Yuya’s chaotic dueling style

ZEXAL Weaponized Utopic Assault

Inspired by: CDP: ZEXAL Weaponized Utopic Assault

Wield your ZWs as you equip your Number 39: Utopia and Rank-Up your duel!

Pod B: Twin Tales of Heaven and Hell

Melodious Masterpiece

Inspired by: CDP: Melodious Crescendo

Fuse with these LIGHT fairies as you preach to the choir! Also, don’t forget a couple helping Heralds added to your hand along the way.

Evil D/D/D Corporation

Inspired by: CDP: Evil Pendulum Corporation D/D/D

Nothing is more pure evil than big business, so approach this pure D/D/D deck with caution or you might get underwritten to a Dark Contract.

Infernity’s Wake

Inspired by: CDP: Infernity’s Wake

Combinations with a no-hand bonus, as this other Fiend archetype also embraces the power of the Extra Deck and backrow traps to seal the duel.

Abhyssal Nebula

Inspired by: CDP: Abhyss – It’s Raining Meteroites!

Reign snakes into your GY then watch them rise back from the Abyss with the help of W-Nebula Meteorite!

Pod C: The Mechanized Rebellion

Springans Xyz-ssembly

Inspired by: CDP: Springans’ Assesmbly

Voyage into the Deserts of Golgonda with this Xyz-focused deck that attaches its archetype as Xyz material to your primary bosses!

Ancient Geartown

Inspired by: CDP: Ancient Geartown

Boot up this antiquated machinery as you boost the Ancient Gears with the Deskbot archetype – Oh, and don’t forget their Giant fusions!

Speeding Symphonic

Inspired by: Fan-Requested Themes

The Speedroid and Symphonic Warrior archetypes combine to utilize Pendulum Summoning alongside Hi-Speed Synchro combos!

Spaceship Arcade

Inspired by: CDP: Gradius Spaceship

Who needs the Extra Deck when you have Inspector Boarder and a fleet of Spaceships on your side?

Pod D: Featuring Our NEWCOMERS

Primineral Fossil Sphinx

Inspired by: Fan-Requested Theme

The Fossils return, this time in support of the Sphinx monsters with the help of the new Pharaonic Guardian Sphinx! Oh, and since it’s rocks, we of course brought along some Adamancipators.

Best-In-Slot Trap Control

Inspired by: YGOrganization Classroom Discord

Debuting out of our Classroom channel of YGOrg, this build seeks to make the most of indestructible threats by pairing them alongside a full backrow of traps. No Main Deck Monsters? No Problem!

Amazement Thrill Park

Inspired by: Fan-Requested Theme

Pulling from a variety of themes, this Amazement park is full of Vttraction traps that equip to monsters and offer versatile effects. Be sure to grab your park ticket and climb aboard!

Magikey, LePewPew

Inspired by: Potential Future Profile

Rituals meet Fusions with this new Normal Monster centric theme that is bound to be a blast with its gatling gun at the ready! Don’t ignore this Advanced Ritual Art!

Pod E: My Frankensteins

Genexic Scrap Penguin

Inspired by: CDP: Scrap Penguin Genex

The frigid tundra meets the Scrapyard in this hybrid combo deck, combining the best of Synchros and Link monsters.

Epic of the Noble Knights

Inspired by: CDP: Noble Knights of the Expanded Round Table

Combine LIGHT, DARK, and FIRE Noble Knights into one epic for the ages in this flavorful crusade.

Assault Mode Vision

Inspired by: CDP: Colossal Assault Vision

Assault Mode Supports the Vision HEROs in this mashup designed to get the most value out of the iconic Colossal Fighter!

Magistus Dogmatika

Inspired by: CDP: Magistus Dogmatika

Employ every type of Extra Deck monster in this alternative way to equip your cards. Also, this deck brings a control flair with the help of restrictive Spell cards!

Pod F: Draconic Acolytes

Bloody Rose Dragon

Inspired by: CDP: All Rose Dragons have their Thorns

Destroy the world as you grow a garden of throrns with the help of Black Garden, Garden Rose Maiden, and the OG Black Rose Dragon herself!

Oh Holy Knight!

Inspired by: CDP: Oh Holy Night!

Sing a chorus of enchanting melodies as you loop your LIGHT dragons on and off the field to disrupt the opponent’s hand and field!

Armed-Eyes Rebellion

Inspired by: CDP: Armed-Eyes Rebellion

Level Up with the Armed Dragon Thunder series as you combine them with an Odd-Eyes engine!

Stigmatika Dragoon

Inspired by: Upgrade of CDP: Albaz Lore Deck

The Stigmatika Lore Deck has received an upgrade to participate in CDSS6, specifically to focus on the power of Draconic Fusions. Combine the power of Fallen of Albaz to summon multiple Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and overpower your opponent!

Pod G: Underappreciated Or Unloved?


Inspired by: CDP: Arikkavalon – Sunavalon; Rikka; Aromage Unite!

As the second Plant-centric deck of CDSS6, this strategy combines Rikka, Sunavalon, and Aroma monsters into one flush Link garden.

DiceRoll WarRock

Inspired by: Upgraded CDP: Battleguard Burning War Rock

Rebranded and ready to go, this upgrade of my WarRock CDP uses the Star Warriors to turbo out Pair-a-Dice Smasher, a budget replacement for True King of All Calamities!

Shinobird Renewal

Inspired by: CDP: Shinobird Renewal

Embrace the spiritual ritual arts of the Shinobaron and Shinobaroness as they glide on and off the field, blowing away the opposition.

Inzektor ‘Hauteclere’

Inspired by: CDP: Inzektor Hauteclere

These stinging bugs can be a pain as they endlessly destroy the opponent’s hopes and dreams with the help of Dragonfly and Hornet.

Pod H: The ‘Almost Meta’ Elite Four

PEndymion Counter

Inspired by: CDP: PEndymion Spell Counter

The world of magic and spell counters are at your fingertips in this energized pendulum build!

Twinfluencer Blitz

Inspired by: RDP: Live Twinfluencer Extension

YouTube called, they want their streamers back! This build combines Fiendish Evil Twins with their Cyberse Live Twin base forms, creating link combos to disrupt any plays an opponent tries to make!

Dueling A.I. @Ignister

Inspired by: RDP: Dueling A.I. @Ignister

Speaking of Link-heavy builds, this @Ignister strategy takes it to the next level with Link 5 and Link 6 Summons and their own A.I.Land!

Utility Ursarctic

Inspired by: Potential Future CDP

Our final new strategy of CDSS6 makes an appearance as this WATER bear archetype hits the scene. This strategy uses an alternative form of Synchro Summoning based on differences in levels rather than the sum – combined with other utility options, it can disrupt the most powerful of plays.

Links and Event Details:

How do I watch?

As CDSS6 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 CDSS6 have chapters for you to more easily navigate between the matches and catch the ones you are interested in, plus all decklists are shown at the end of a video in which they are eliminated.

The Pods:

Pod A: Battle of the Protagonists

Pod B: Twin Tales of Heaven and Hell

Pod C: The Mechanized Rebellion

Pod D: Featuring Our NEWCOMERS

Pod E: My Frankensteins

Pod F: Draconic Acolytes

Pod G: Underappreciated Or Unloved?

Pod H: The ‘Almost Meta’ Elite Four

Pod I and Top 8:

Top 4:



As a closing note, thanks again to everyone who has read and engaged with my content since I began posting here in 2013. The posting of this megathread also marks the official end of my first year of posting videos to my channel – It’s been a great ride, and I appreciate your continued support. Please continue to pass along your many requests for profiles, as they are often represented in these events. I couldn’t do it alone, and your input is extremely valuable in crafting what I write about next!

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