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Crystal Beasts: deck recipe

Duel Links Crystal Beasts deck, Crystal Beasts in the current meta, how to use.
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Overview

Crystal Beast decks might not be all that viable in Duel Links due to limited cards and only 3 spell/trap zones, but it can still be a fun and gimmicky. Using the Crystal Beast monster's effects to put themselves on the spell/trap zone, you can use cards like Crystal Raigeki or Parallel Twister to destroy your opponent's cards. While the skill Crystal Power boosts your monster's attack.

Transcendent Crystals Version

Example Deck

Crystal Beast Sapphire PegasusCrystal Beast Sapphire PegasusCrystal Beast Sapphire PegasusGravi-Crush DragonGravi-Crush DragonCrystal Beast Topaz Tiger
Crystal Beast Topaz TigerCrystal Beast Topaz TigerCrystal Beast Ruby CarbuncleCrystal BondParallel TwisterParallel Twister
Rare ValueRare ValueRare ValueSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongCrystal Raigeki
Crystal RaigekiCrystal Raigeki

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Transcendent Crystals
Send 1 to 3 cards from your hand to the Graveyard. Choose the same number of "Crystal beast" monster(s) from your Deck as the number of cards you sent from your hand to Graveyard, and place it/them tin your Spell/Trap Zone as. This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.
Jesse Anderson
Jesse Anderson

Old Version

Example Deck

Crystal Beast Sapphire PegasusCrystal Beast Sapphire PegasusCrystal Beast Sapphire PegasusCrystal Beast Amber MammothCrystal Beast Amber MammothCrystal Beast Amber Mammoth
Crystal Beast Topaz TigerCrystal Beast Topaz TigerCrystal Beast Topaz TigerCrystal Beast Ruby CarbuncleCrystal BondParallel Twister
Crystal BlessingCrystal BeaconCrystal PromiseEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerCrystal Raigeki
Crystal RaigekiCrystal Raigeki

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Crystal Power
This turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your side of the field increases by the number of Continuous Spell Cards on your side of the field times 200. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Jesse Anderson
Jesse Anderson

How to use

Beaters

Pegasus is the more useful of the bunch since its effect grabs a Crystal Beast monster from your deck. You can select another Sapphire Pegasus to put in your spell/trap zone when you plan to special summon Ruby Carbuncle, you can then special summon the searched Pegasus' effect with Ruby Carbuncle. Tiger can still serve as a good 2000 attack monster to get over most level 4 monsters. Amber Mammoth serves as another beater but is the least important of the three, although sometimes you can use his effect to protect your other monster. When your monsters get destroyed, you can activate their effect to put them in your spell/trap zone. Make sure to never activate 3 monsters there, otherwise you'll end up blocking yourself and cause an instant lose.

Ruby Carbuncle

When Ruby Carbuncle is special summoned, you can special summon as many Crystal Beast monsters from your spell/trap zone as you can. This makes for excellent swarming potential, and if you special summoned Sapphire Pegasus you also get additional searches.

Special Summon

Use these cards to special summon Crystal Beast monsters especially Ruby Carbuncle. When you have 2 Crystal Beast monsters in your backrow, you can activate Crystal Beacon to special summon Ruby Carbuncle from your deck. Then with Ruby Carbuncle's effect special summon those 2 Crystal Beast monsters. If Ruby Carbuncle is in your spell/trap zone, you can activate Crystal Promise to special summon him and also the other Crystal Beast in the spell/trap zone. You can get Ruby Carbuncle straight from your deck to the spell/trap zone when you summon Sapphire Pegasus, From there you can special summon him with Crystal Promise.

Crystal Bonds

Crystal Bond is a great search card, it allows you to search 2 Crystal Beast monsters from your deck placing one in your hand and one in your spell/trap zone. You can search Sapphire Pegasus to your hand and then Normal summon it to add another Crystal Beast into your Spell/trap zone, giving you a total of 3 searches.

Destruction

These cards are the ones you will need to remove your Crystal Beast monsters from your spell/trap zone. Parallel Twister can give some flexibility since you can remove any card from your backrow to destroy your opponent's card. Crystal Raigeki simply does the same as Parallel Twister,exchange a Crystal Beast in your backrow to destroy a card your opponent controls. The advantage of Crystal Raigeki is that you can use it during your opponent's turn to disrupt his plays, but as a trap it is also at a disadvantage because it needs to be set a turn before activation. You can use both these cards together by turning on self chain. Send Crystal Raigeki to the graveyard with Paralled Twister. But before Crystal Raigeki is sent to the graveyard, chain it. This gets rid combo gets rid of 2 cards your opponent controls for lesser cost than if they were activated separately.

Alternatives

Magical Merchant and That Grass Looks Greener can provide an alternative version of the deck. You can use them together with Jesse's exclusive skill Meet My Family! and maybe a 30 card deck for a total of 38 cards in your deck at the start of the duel. Using Magical Merchant or Grass Looks Greener can potentially let you summon Rainbow Dragon faster than Last Gamble, but it's also less consistent and relies more on luck.

You can make a Crystal Beast deck made to summon Rainbow Dragon. While it's really not all that viable in the game due to the limitations in Duel Links, you can still get a somewhat reliable deck that can also work as a regular deck, but can be inconsistent because of the need for Last Gamble.

Other useful cards

CardExplanation
Gravi-Crush Dragon
Gravi-Crush Dragon
Destroys your opponent's monsters while unclogging your spell/trap zone.
Storm
Storm
Destroys all your spell/trap cards along with an equal number of enemy spell/trap cards. Can be used to clear Crystal Beasts from your spell/trap zone.
Double Cyclone
Double Cyclone
Similar to Parallel Twister, except it's quick-play.
Crystal Beacon
Crystal Beacon
Can be useful for certain situations, but has less synergy with the Storm plays.
Card of the Soul
Card of the Soul
To search for Rainbow Dragon.
Tribute to The Doomed
Tribute to The Doomed
To send a Crystal Beast monster to the graveyard if you have less than 7 different types. Which can happen after you use Last Gamble.
Rainbow Path
Rainbow Path
When Rainbow Dragon becomes more consistent, this can be a good option.
Gravelstorm
Gravelstorm
Returns a Crystal Beast from your spell/trap zone to your hand along with an opponent's backrow. Best used to retrieve Sapphire Pegasus.

Comments

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Ethribin
For some reason I can't get Rainbow Gravity to work.
Anyone know why?
I have 7 crystal beasts (with different names of corse) on my field or graveyard. And Rainbow Dragon is in my Deck or in my Graveyard.
But the game just wount let me activate Rainbow Gravity.

I even tried it by having all 7 crystal beasts in my graveyard, thinking maybe the 7 have the only be on the field or only be in the graveyard. But even then it didnt work.

What am I doing wrong? Or is that card bugged?
<< Anonymous
Ethribin Reply
I'm no noob to the game. Been playing it since the start. Just more casual then compeditive.

What about summonging Rainbow Dragon from the deck with Rainbow Gravity?
I mean, you can't realy summon it already and then summon it from the deck.
<< Anonymous(Ethribin)
Anonymous Reply
Rainbow Gravity should work right away if it is summoning from the Deck.

So if it also does not work then I don't know what's wrong......
<< Anonymous(Ethribin)
Akashi-kun Reply
You can use rainbow gravity to summon him from the deck with the usual requirements.. but you can't summon him from the GY if he was not properly special summoned first from the hand.

In other words, you can't summon the rainbow dragon from the GY summoned using rainbow gravity
<< Anonymous(Ethribin)
Johan Anderssen 2days ago Reply
I also have same problem, eo many time, i think yes there is a bug in rainbow gravity
Anonymous
<3 This Pal absolutely rocks <3 !
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<3
<< Anonymous
Zane lover Reply
Great my friend!
Can you give me it.haha ^^
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Trying to get a full prismatic crystal beast deck xd
Anonymous
Rainbow dragon is bugged for me! I can’t use its 2nd effect and it has costed me duels. Rainbow gravity too. It doesn’t allow me to bring it back from the GY as it says, just the deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
.....That one does sound like a bug. You should have been able to special summon the one in the deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Do you have all the 7 crystal beasts in grave/field when you are trying to activate gravity?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why is it my turn only? It doesn't says that in the text
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I guess you are referring to Rainbow Dragon's second effect.

If an effect does not say "during either player's turn" or "Quick Effect", then the effect is usually only usable during your own turn.
Anonymous
Can this deck get to KoG with all the new support cards?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It can't at all.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Someone posted he got to kog last month with Pegasus,tiger,ruby + 2 Gravicrush and several CB support S/T.

Early this month, got 2 player posted they got to kog with new Silent Magician + crystal beast.

Crystal beast + transcendent crystal beast is really good and very fast too.
Definitely KOG worthy in the right hands
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I mean, transcendent crystal skill
Anonymous
What purpose does Ruby Carbuncle serve in the Transcendent Crystals example deck? I don't see a way to special summon it.
<< Anonymous
Xenon Reply
Crystal Beacon can special summon it. Then you SS the 2 CB in your spell zone.
Else Crystal Promise can SS it.
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous Reply
Right, my point exactly, they don't have Beacon or Promise in the Transcendent Crystals example.
Anonymous
I was testing a new Crystal Beast strat. Is there any reason why The Fabled Ganashia wouldn't be special summoned from the GY if I use Transcending Crystals to discard it from my hand?
<< Anonymous
akubane Reply
skills arent working with the effect stack. so you wont get ganashias effect. other examples would be fairy smile wont work with fire princess or you cant floodgate lab builders wall and a monstermorphed gandora stays on the field after the end step.
Anonymous
My deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It got me to DLv 24 in the last tournament, it was very close tbh
Anonymous
Can storm be chained with crystal raigeki ?
<< Anonymous
Zane lover Reply
activate storm then activate the raigeki(but will lose one crystal beast in your spell/trap zone)
Anonymous
I am using this deck on WCS and it works, so far i reached LV24,you can exchange Rare Value for Power Bond(I don't have Jesse Max out).

This deck is very powerful if you know when and how to play your cards

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Agreed, but I use a different formula to success
Anonymous
Funny story when I played this deck early. So my opponent already had 1 crystal beast monster in their back row, the managed to get two crystal beasts on their field at the beginning of their turn, I activated Treacherous Trap which destroyed them thus clogging up my opponents back row making it unusable. If I’m not mistaken, is this ability optional? Or was this a misplay on my opponents end?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Missplay on their end, the effect to become a spell is optional
SGA
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I did not have a space on my phone so I deleted a few things (I have galaxy s6) and mistakenly I deleted one of Google's apps and now I can not log in to YUGIOH and I have my duelist ID and my google play remembers all my data. But for some reason the YUGIOH app does not let me in the game and I'm really afraid I will not be able to play agin.
So if anyone has any idea what Supposed to do plesa send me an email (my email segev8640@gmail.com) thank
<< Anonymous(SGA)
Anonymous Reply
Try logging in on the pc
Anonymous
Exemple deck doesn’t work well because I got stuck without possible monster to summon until no cards. Needs more beasts or only one Gravy-Crush Dragon.

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