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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, CDSS2, CDSS3, 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!
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!
Inspired by: Potential Future CDP
Features the Neo-Spacian archetype alongside Elemental HERO Neos as the contact Fusion representative of the tournament.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Inspired by: Fan-Requested Themes
The Speedroid and Symphonic Warrior archetypes combine to utilize Pendulum Summoning alongside Hi-Speed Synchro combos!
Inspired by: CDP: Gradius Spaceship
Who needs the Extra Deck when you have Inspector Boarder and a fleet of Spaceships on your side?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Inspired by: CDP: Armed-Eyes Rebellion
Level Up with the Armed Dragon Thunder series as you combine them with an Odd-Eyes engine!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Inspired by: CDP: PEndymion Spell Counter
The world of magic and spell counters are at your fingertips in this energized pendulum build!
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!
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.
Pod I and Top 8:
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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