Latest notes on the current YuGiOh Meta

In the Meta


Trickstar work primarily on winning by using effect damage to lower the opponent’s life points, but also have a secondary tactic of controlling the opponent. Trickstar Light Stage stops your opponent’s activating a set spell and trap card before forcing them to use it during the End Phase or it will be destroyed! Trickstar Reincarnation can banish your opponent’s entire hand, forcing them to draw a new hand, combined with Droll and Lock Bird (which stops your opponent adding cards to hand outside of their draw phase) your opponent starts their next turn with a huge disadvantage! All the Trickstar cards are in Code of the Duelist. Trickstar are all Light Fairy type monsters, meaning that they can utilise old cards like Honest and other Fairy support. Recent version of the deck use cards such as ‘scapegoat’ to make powerful Link Monsters such as the ‘Circuit Break’ cover card ‘Borreload Dragon’

Pendulum Magicians

Pendulum Magicians were by far the hardest hit deck in the latest Forbidden and List update. Double Iris Magician and Performapal Skullcrobat Joker are now Forbidden from tournament use. The deck however is still playable and will most likely be seen in the top tables of events. Players are also happy that most of the main deck is available in the ‘Pendulum Evolution’ Booster pack. “Ghost Ash & Joyous Spring” continues strongly as a staple in decks especially in Pendulum Magician.


The appearance of this deck in the top cut of Prague took some people by surprise. Ever since ‘That Grass Looks Greener’ was limited, 60 card decks fell from popularity. However, it is expected to rise even higher in popularity since ‘Spyral Resort’ was limited as that exploited some of the deck’s weaknesses. The deck utilises the graveyard and additional summoning for a very strong rank 4 and level 8 synchro engine which can also cause interruption in the opponents turn. It became stronger and more accessible thanks to ‘Duelist Saga’ and ‘Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge’. For players looking to build the deck that is where they would most commonly look. The most popular card for the deck is ‘Curious, The Lightsworn Dominion’ a very powerful link 3 monster that allows the player to ensure key cards get to the grave and allows the deck more Extra Deck summoning, this is a super rare in ‘Extreme Force.’ 

True Draco

Following the release of Inspector Boarder in ‘Extreme Force’ some competitive players are looking back at ‘Maximum Crisis’ and the very popular True Draco deck, the deck focuses on tributing continuous spells and traps to summon large monsters to control and wear down their opponents.

Upcoming Releases 

OTS Tournament Pack 7


12. April

Structure Deck Lair of Darkness


19. April

Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek Kit


28. April

Flames of Destruction


3. May

Dark Saviors


24. May

Flames of Destruction Special Edition


7. Jun

Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge


28. Jun

Starter Deck: Codebreaker


12. Jul