Troll and Toad Ad

[Deck Recipes] “Mekk-Knight” and Spirit Decks

Advanced Tactics. Or something like that.

Instructor Created Deck (#27) “Mekk-Knight” + “Traptrix” Deck

Using Cards from “Chaos Impact”!!

3 Iron Dragon Tiamaton
3 Mekk-Knight Purple Nightfall
3 Mekk-Knight Blue Sky
3 Mekk-Knight Indigo Eclipse
1 Mekk-Knight Yellow Star
1 Mekk-Knight Red Moon
3 Traptrix Myrmeleo
3 Traptrix Mantis
2 Traptrix Dionaea

3 World Legacy’s Memory
1 Double or Nothing!
2 Instant Fusion

2 World Legacy’s Secret
3 Floodgate Trap Hole
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Break Off Trap Hole
2 Anti-Spell Fragrance
3 Bangpoline

2 Mekk-Knight of the Morning Star
3 Traptrix Sera
1 Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Constellar Pleiades
1 Traptrix Rafflesia
2 Number 39: Utopia
1 Number 39: Utopia Double
1 Number S39: Utopia the Lightning
1 Panzer Dragon
1 Thousand-Eyes Restrict

Deck Commentary

A “Mekk-Knight” + “Traptrix” Dek that uses cards from “Chaos Impact”

By using the 3rd effects of “Traptrix Sera” and “Traptrix Mantis”, by having a Trap Card Set in the same Column as a Monster, you’ll have 2 or more cards in the same Column, allowing you to activate the effects of your “Mekk-Knights”, as well as “Iron Dragon Tiamaton”.

And, by using “Bangpoline”, you’ll be able to return your opponent’s Special Summoned monster back to the hand, provided your opponent Special Summoned that monster to that Zone, but if your monster and Trap Card are in the same column as the one your opponent Special Summons a monster, you’ll be able to gain the advantage in the Duel.

– Knight of Hanoi

[Key Point]

Control the Columns to Win the Duel!

[Explanation]

This is a Deck that uses the “Traptrix”, specifically the Link 1 “Traptrix Sera” and “Trap Hole” cards, in order to support “Mekk-Knight” monsters and “Iron Dragon Tiamaton” who can be Special Summoned based on the number of cards in the same Column.

If your opponent does not have a card in the Extra Monster Zone to rely upon, you can use cards in the Spell & Trap Zone (including yours) to Special Summon “Mekk-Knight” monsters, and if there are 3 cards in the same column thanks to that Mekk-Knight monster, you’ll be able to Special Summon “Iron Dragon Tiamaton”.

You can Special Summon “Iron Dragon Tiamaton” even during the opponent’s turn with its effect, destroying all cards in the same column as itself.

This Deck uses “Bangpoline” Set in the Spell & Trap Zone to help Special Summon “Mekk-Knight” monsters, and then during your opponent’s turn, it can be Activated, while playing the role of guiding which Zones your opponent uses by specifying the Monster Zones.

This Deck is basically the one only one you can enjoy a psychological battle over where cards placed.

“Anti-Spell Fragrance” and “Floodgate Trap Hole” forcibly increase the number of cards your opponent has to commit to the field are pretty logical tactics.

Also, the 3rd “Traptrix Mantis” can be used to adjust the location of your Spell & Trap Cards, so after Special Summoning a “Mekk-Knight” monster to a column with a Set Spell/Trap, you can move it to a different Column to Special Summon another “Mekk-Knight” monster.

Also, you can use “Number 39: Utopia Double” to Special Summon “Number 39: Utopia” and combo it with “Double or Nothing!” to try and instantly decide things, but over all this Deck is basically designed to force the Duel to flow at your pace from beginning to end.

– Konami Card Game Station Staff: 佐々木

Instructor Created Deck (#28) Spirit Monstee Deck Featuring “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”

Using Cards from “Chaos Impact”!!

3 Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender
3 Aratams
3 Nikitama
1 Inaba White Rabbit
1 Amano-Iwato
1 Hebo, Lord of the River
1 Dark Dust Spirit
1 Yamata-no-Kami
1 Fenghuang
3 Witch of the Black Forest

3 Pot of Duality
3 Pot of Extravegence
1 Harpie’s Feather Duster
1 Raigeki

3 Drowning Mirror Force
3 Storming Mirror Force
2 Robbin’ Goblin
3 Torrential Tribute
3 Breakthrough Skill

3 Evilswarm Exciton Knight
3 Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer
3 Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
3 Number 101: Silent Honor ARK
3 Gagaga Cowboy

Deck Commentary

A Spirit Monster Deck that uses “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”.

The effects of Spirit Monsters that activate on Normal Summons and “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender” synergies particularly well.

For example, “Nikitama” lets you Normal Summon another Spirit Monster, then you can Tribute “Nikitama” with “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”, and then draw off of “Nikitama”.

Also, by Tributing your Normal Summoned “Witch of the Black Forest” to Special Summon “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”, you can use the effect of “Witch of the Black Forest” to add “Amano-Iwato” from your Deck to your hand,then use the 2nd effect of “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender” to Normal Summon “Amano-Iwato”, which is quite powerful.

– Knight of Hanoi

[Key Point]

Support the Summoning of Spirit Monsters

[Explanation]

The key component of (most) Spirit Monsters is that they cannot be Special Summoned, only Normal Summoned.

This Deck basically revolves around increasing your Summons using “Nikitama” and “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”.

“Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender” works especially well with “Aratama”, as you can Tribute “Aratama” after it has activated its effect, and then Normal Summon the Spirit Monster you added to your hand with “Aratama”, using the 2nd effect of Gizmek.

The Level 6 “Dark Dust Spirit” and “Fenghuang” can be Tribute Summoned by Tributing “Gizmek Misaki, the Avian Apex Ascender”, allowing you to gain 2050 LP, along with destroying either face-up monsters or face-down Spell/Traps.

You can attack directly with “Insaba White Rabbit”, which in tandem with “Robbin’ Goblin” lets you whittle away your opponent’s hand, and if your opponent tries to Set their cards to preserve them, you can destroy the with “Fenghuang”.

Fundamentally, Spirit Monsters battle by Normal Summoning, so don’t worry about using “Pot of Duality” and “Pot of Extravagance”.

Also Spirit Monsters return to the hand during the End Phase, which is something you need to keep in consideration, so with your field empty, you should also use the powerful “Drowning Mirror Force” to help compensate for this.

While above mentioned combo of “Witch of the Black Forest” and “Amano-Iwato” is really intense, please do keep in mind none of the monsters in that combo have particularly high ATK when dealing with your opponent.

It might be good to take advange of your opponent monster’s strength with cards that synergize well with Spirit Monsters, such as “Creature Swap”.

– Konami Card Game Station Staff: 佐々木

NeoArkadia

NeoArkadia is the 2nd number of "The Organization" and a primary article writer. He is also an administrator for the forum Neo Ark Cradle. You can also follow him at @neoarkadia24 on Twitter.