So, I just finished my new Yugioh deck. And, I've got to say, I'm kind of proud of this one. No, it's not the type of deck that you could take to a tournament, but it's my deck, and it's one of the better ones I've had for use against my friends.
After a brief turn to a pretty basic Synchro deck, I decided to return to my more traditional focus on Dragon-types, with the release of the Dragons Collide structure deck serving as the basis. The idea is pretty simple- use Red-eyes Darkness Metal and other cards to summon a lot of powerful dragons and clear away threats from my opponent with powerful Spells and Traps- a fairly basic, if effective, strategy.
I'll put the deck list below, but before that I'm going to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of this deck, along with some of the better cards in it. Consider this the beginning of a semi-regular column on Yugioh decks. I'm not the best player out there, but I've enjoyed this game for a while, and with the advent of www.duelingnetwork.com, it's easier than ever to try out new decks and see what can be done with them.
StrengthsObviously, the primary focus of a dragon deck is to summon powerful Dragon-type monsters. Dragons are one of the most prolific types in Yugioh, and with good reason; they're awesome, and very versatile cards. Many of the best cards in the game are Dragons, and this deck utilizes a lot of these titans.
WeaknessesIt's important to be aware of the weaknesses in your deck before sitting down to play. Aside from general weaknesses with my builds (I build decks more to have fun with them, rather than by some arbitrary formula), the biggest weakness to any dragon deck is momentum. Dragon decks pretty much rely on a strong start to win; catching the opponent off balance with a sudden assault, and setting proper defenses up to keep your Dragons alive. Wasting precious defense cards early in the game while waiting for the cards you need to summon a Darkness Metal or other monster will usually cost you the game. This deck also isn't very good for topdecking; it's essential to keep a decent pool of resources on hand in case things don't go your way. You shouldn't use up all your available cards unless it will guarantee your win, because things can and probably will go very badly for you should you need to topdeck. This deck (currently) has no Xyz monsters to support it, although later I plan on obtaining Queen Dragun Djinn, Neo Galaxy-eyes, and some Hieratic Xyz monsters once they go down in price.
Keep in mind that this deck is NOT compatable with the recent banlist, although it's easy to find legal substitutes for some of these cards (Duality instead of Pot of Greed, for instance). Future decks will stick to this list more likely than not. But, without further ado, here is my dragon deck!
Monsters x 19Alexandrite Dragon
Bright Star Dragon
Debris Dragon (Tuner)
Delta Flyer (Tuner)
Divine Dragon Apocralyph
Dread Dragon (Tuner)
Eclipse Wyvern x2
Galaxy-eyes Photon Dragon
Magna Drago (Tuner)
Prime Material Dragon
Red-eyes Darkness Metal Dragon x2
Van'dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord
Spells x 13Different Dimension Reincarnation
Mystical Space Typhoon
Pot of Greed
Swords of Revealing Light
Traps x 8Call of the Haunted
Seven Tools of the Bandit
Extra Deck x 10Five Headed Dragon
Dark End Dragon
Iron Chain Dragon
Light End Dragon
Red Dragon Archfiend x2
Red Nova Dragon
Stardust Dragon x2