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Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:10 pm


Introduction

A good deck is always balanced & Consistent. A good ratio is usually around 20 monsters, 10 spell and 10 traps (but all decks vary slightly) because having a heavy count of one type of card will lead to bricked hands that you cant
do anything with. Often neglected is the importance of keeping your deck at 40 cards. Imagine you're playing a card game where one golden card can guarantee you victory. Wouldn't you want to draw that "Golden Card" every time to achieve that instant victory and satisfaction? Unfortunately for you, 39 cards must stand between you and that golden card. Now, taking into account this scenario, why would you want to decrease your chances of drawing that golden card by adding more obstacles? Each card you add beyond the 40 minimum takes you one card away from drawing that boss card you need to emerge triumphant.
Also a deck should always have good draw power / deck thinning abilities and be able to search out key cards when needed.

How many copies of 'X' card do I need?

It's no secret that playing multiple of a single card helps you accessing it faster and earlier in the game. Using many copies of a single card allows for more uses and re-uses

Run 3 of cards what you need to see regularly and rely on.
Run 2 of cards you need but don't need to see as often.
Run 1 of cards which help you improve your gamestate but only need on a rare occasions.

[blur]Synergy[/color]

It is very important for a deck to work together and have synergy with one another . Archetype decks have synergy since the cards were designed to work together.
you don't want too much going on at once in a single deck because it isn't going to work well together.

[blur]Eliminate What Doesn't Work[/color]

I don't care how much you love a certain card or how cool you think it is if it doesn't work in the deck its a dead draw and will potentially lose you the game.
You wouldn't Run BLS in a deck with no Light or Dark monsters would you?

Avoid Situational Cards

Situational cards refer to those cards who only have a limited use. While they may have great effects, they're useless most of the time or only works with a select few cards or in some cases outclassed by superior cards.
Remember, the fewer restrictions to activate powerful effects, the better.

Extra deck

Extra deck monsters add more power and versatility to the deck due to their strength and abilities. Since the extra deck size is limited to 15, you must make wise choices to include the ones you can summon easily and help the deck.


Side deck

All of your side deck cards should counter a deck or more. For example, if you're facing Shaddolls, it'd be wise to side in Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror and Vanity's Emptiness.  Side decks are there to help you against a variety of match ups by replacing useless cards in your deck for better ones.

Research

You may be interesting in making a deck but have no idea to how to make it properly. In this case, you have to do some research work. It's not a sin to read on articles, guides or look at decklists to get the gist of how the deck works.
In order to get better at anything, in order to develop your talents, you must fill yourself with knowledge that works. You must research decks similar to yours, talk to people running similar decks, and ask advice of skilled players in the game.
Your goal isn't to copy/net deck, but to take aspects from other strategies to improve your own. A good place to start would be at the Deck Discussion section CLICK HERE!


For a more in depth (but slightly outdated) guide check outs nekojfungs guide here


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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:12 pm










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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Jv on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:36 pm



Why ?!





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:00 pm

To show how to keep things balanced.









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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Galaksii on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:08 pm

That still depends on what Archetype you're playing...
HEROes for example play small number of monsters, like only 10, to make things stable along with backrow and stuff


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Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:09 pm

I did state ''All decks slightly very from each other but try to keep it as even as possible.''

This article is more aimed at slifers etc to help them build a deck on there own.









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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Jv on Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:46 pm

Gotcha





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

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Post by Galaksii on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:32 pm


Neco best at it...


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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Jv on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:58 pm

Too long. someone must do  the V3: and cut half useless words. A Summary.





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Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:01 pm


Funny enough I was trying to find this to link in the OP (will do when I go home) this is just a quick crash course, I could go full in depth but people lose interest so I try to keep it short and sweet.









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Post by Jv on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:10 pm

Jv1391 wrote:Too long. someone must do  the V3: and cut half useless words. A Summary.

@Roach wrote:

Funny enough I was trying to find this to link in the OP (will do when I go home)  this is just a quick crash course, I could go full in depth but people lose interest so I try to keep it short and sweet.

Just do  a review and short that





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:43 pm

I'll put it on my to do list Wink









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Post by Jv on Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:44 pm

Well maybe I'll do it myself, but since my english sometimes is so bad I'd prefer you to do it :3





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Post by Roach on Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:46 pm

Yeah please dont I may not be perfect but mine would be alot more understandable lol









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Post by Jv on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:49 am

well boya you are england-born so if yours is worst than mine, I can die in piece .-.





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Galaksii on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:25 am

Mine is even better mate :>


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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Jv on Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:35 pm

Really?





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Anzo on Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:18 pm

Stay on topic ._.

Both Deck Building guides are pretty much cool. However, I'd take a modern guide over a 5-year-old guide anytime, anywhere.


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Post by Vector on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:32 pm

R.I.P neko's guide

Thank you roach, for giving us a modern deck guide, after years of relying on pre-xyz guides.  cheers




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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:49 pm

No worries glad you like it Wink









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Post by BlackWarGreymon on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:58 pm

Neko's deck building is immortal though.





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Post by Roach on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:01 pm

@BlackWarGreymon wrote:Neko's deck building is immortal though.

Yup, Nothing wrong with Neko's guide its just a bit long winded.









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Post by BlackWarGreymon on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:03 pm

It has a lot of math lolz


Though this topic needs more info about side and strategy.





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Post by Roach on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:11 pm

This is just a crash course to help newer players and not to overwhelm them with to much and make there minds explode lol a more in-depth guide is in the making but its not a priority at the moment as im focusing on other things.









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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Jv on Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:14 pm

Do the V3 of the above V2 croack! you know you wanna do.





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Re: Deck Building Crash Course

Post by Roach on Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:00 pm

I am but it still takes time and I've got other more important things to do first. Its not the sort of thing I can do in a hour lol I will come in good time.









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Post by Jv on Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:29 pm

okay give the job to galaksii, technically he is an assistant too. technically :3





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Post by Roach on Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:16 pm

Galawho? O you mean the one who turns up occasionally to spam lol









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Post by Jv on Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:33 pm

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