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Gemini: deck recipe

Duel Links Gemini Deck, How to Use, Gemini Deck Skill.
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Overview

The 14th Main Box, Gaia Genesis, might have succeeded in doing what the Card Trader and many other boxes were not able to accomplish: making Geminis competitively viable.

Gemini Spark, the new Quick-Play Spell from the Main Box, is essentially a faster and more versatile Fish Depth Charge for Gemini monsters and it's arguably the best support card we have gotten for the archetype so far in Duel Links.

Example deck

Dark ValkyriaDark ValkyriaDark ValkyriaEvocator ChevalierEvocator ChevalierHeavy Knight of the Flame
Heavy Knight of the FlameHeavy Knight of the FlameGemini SparkGemini SparkGemini SparkSupervise
SuperviseSuperviseDrowning Mirror ForceDrowning Mirror ForceTreacherous Trap HoleWall of Disruption
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption----

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar
[Skill] descriptionUser
Mighty as Fire
Can be used after your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play the Field Spell "Molten Destruction." If there already is Field Spell on your side of the Field, return it to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Bastion Misawa
Bastion Misawa

How to Use

Since this card is the main reason why this deck is even playable, I thought I would go over how to use it and what it can do first.

Being a Quick-Play Spell is definitely what gives this card an edge as you’re able to chain it to common Battle Traps like Wall of Disruption or Widespread Ruin after forcing their activation with your monster’s attack. You can target and destroy monsters or backrow with Gemini Spark and, after the target has been destroyed, you also get to draw a card, which is obviously very helpful when you’re not running that many Monster Cards.

Thanks to Balance, you have over a 50% chance of starting with this card in your hand, together with a monster that you can use in order to activate it and a Trap Card.

A pretty common way to use Gemini Spark is to set it on your first turn and then destroy the monster your opponent summons, preventing, for example, a Fur Hire player from swarming the field, but always keep in mind that leaving an empty board is extremely risky: a lot of decks are able to either summon multiple monsters per turn or at least recover very fast, which is something that can’t be said for this deck.

Dark Valkyria & Evocator Chevalier

When they are Gemini Summoned, Dark Valkyria and Evocator Chevalier are able to destroy cards on the field: the former is limited to Monster Cards and can pretty much use this effect only once while it’s on the field, whereas the latter can destroy anything on the opponent’s side of the field, but you need to send a face-up Equip Card you control to the Graveyard in order to activate it, so it heavily relies on Supervise.

Pretty good base stats for Level 4 monsters and powerful effects; the only problem Valkyria and Chevalier have is that they have to be Gemini Summoned in order to gain them.

Heavy Knight of the Flame

Heavy Knight of the Flame is one of the best Level 4 Gemini monsters we have in the game, even though that’s not saying much since the others are quite underwhelming: it can gain the ability to banish Special Summoned monsters, which is very relevant in the current meta with Fur Hire, Amazoness, Masked HERO and Silent Spellbook still being the most popular choices.

Having to rely on Supervise in order to get this effect is not the best thing and most of your monsters don’t really stay on the field long enough to be Normal Summoned again, but the possibility of banishing cards in certain situations is always great.

Supervise

Drowning Mirror Force

Due to Gemini Spark’s activation cost, you will often find yourself with an empty field and here’s where this new Trap Card comes into place: when an opponent’s monster is declaring a direct attack, Drowning Mirror Force can shuffle all Attack Position on their side of the field into the deck. While the requirements are not always possible to fulfill, it can’t be denied how destructive this card can be when it goes off;

Drowning Mirror Force is not just here because it’s a new card, it’s here because it has some synergy with this deck in particular.

Aside from Fur Hires, who often run Hey, Trunade! or usually at least make sure to have a Wiz, Sage Fur Hire on the field before going offensive, other decks like Amazoness, who would normally give trouble to this deck with their heavy focus on backrow, really can’t deal with this card.

Treacherous Trap Hole

Does Treacherous Trap Hole work well in a deck with other Traps?

If you start with Treacherous as your guaranteed Trap Card, there is really not going to be a problem, but if you start with another Trap, you activate it and then draw Treacherous, it becomes a dead card.

This really doesn’t happen that often: your chances of drawing Treacherous are actually quite low, if you didn’t start with it: you have over a 41,1% chance of having it in your first four cards, but only a 12,5% chance of it being the fifth, if you didn’t already have it.

Wall of Disruption

As the last Trap Card in the deck, I decided to go with Wall of Disruption: it’s easier to activate compared to Drowning Mirror Force, but it’s almost as destructive.

When an opponent’s monster declares an attack, Wall of Disruption can reduce the ATK of all Attack Position monsters they control by 800 for each monster on their side of the field; such an effective card against decks that focus on swarming like Fur Hire and something they always have to keep in mind: force Wiz, Sage Fur Hire’s negation effect with Gemini Spark or any other defensive card and then chain Wall of Disruption right afterwards.

Additional Notes

Weaknesses

  • First of all, no matter how good Gemini Spark is, these are still Gemini monsters, which means that, unless equip them with Supervise, they are Normal monsters with no effect until you are able to Normal Summon them again;
  • Preventing you from playing the Evocator Chevalier + Supervise combo is quite easy thanks to cards like Paleozoic Canadia and Floodgate Trap Hole, both of which are very popular choices;
  • Unless you were able to Gemini Summon Dark Valkyria, two direct attacks don't add up to 4000 damage,
  • Drawing into another monster after tributing the one you have on the field with Gemini Spark likely means that you’re gonna have to rely on luck in order to draw another one to summon.

Skills

Balance

User[Skill] description
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.

There aren't really that many Level 4 Gemini monsters you’d want to run as the vast majority have either poor base stats or just gain underwhelming effects once they are Gemini Summoned; with Balance you are guarantee to start with at least a monster, a Trap Card and either Gemini Spark or Supervise.

Mighty as Fire

User[Skill] description
Bastion Misawa
Bastion Misawa
Mighty as Fire
Can be used after your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play the Field Spell "Molten Destruction." If there already is Field Spell on your side of the Field, return it to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.

Both Evocator Chevalier and Heavy Knight of the Flame are FIRE monsters and this Skill can actually solve one of the issues the deck has by boosting their ATK by 500;

Unfortunately Dark Valkyria does not benefit from Molten Destruction being active for obvious reasons and without Balance the deck tends to brick very often.

Matchups

Fur Hire Matchup

Gemini Spark is really good in this matchup as it can prevent the opponent from swarming the field right away by destroying a low level Fur Hire before it's able to activate its effect, Heavy Knight of the Flame can banish any Special Summoned monster and Wiz, Sage Fur Hire can't do anything against Evocator Chevalier and Dark Valkyria's effects.

With that being said, the opponent can easily bounce back your backrow before Normal Summoning Donpa/Recon/Beat/Seal and Wiz can be very problematic to deal with because of its once per turn negation.

Amazoness Matchup

Backrow heavy decks are really a nuisance for this deck: you can’t really deal with a Turn 1 Amazoness Princess and three set cards at once (just like most other decks).

Fortunately enough, you can forget about the backrow and focus on the monsters cards: Treacherous and Drowning Mirror Force can mess up Amazoness pretty badly; the opponent will be forced to activate its set cards after their field is emptied by one of these.

Silent Spellbook Matchup

Going first and destroying with Gemini Spark Spellbook Magician of Prophecy before the opponent is able to either set up its Graveyard or Special Summon Silent Magician can be very crucial so, in case you actually went first, turn on your toggle button in order to be able to respond even to the monster being set.

You are not running many monsters, so having the only one on the field banished by Spellbook of Fate can really put at a disadvantage as, by the time you’ll be able to summon a second one, your opponent will likely be able to banish that one too, but keep in mind that you can still chain Gemini Spark to their Quick-Play Spell and get some value out of it and you still have your Trap Cards to defend you;

Drowning Mirror Force obviously doesn't trigger Silent Magician’s effect and it also slows down the opponent as they won’t have Spellcaster on the field anymore to activate some of their Spell Cards.

Mermail Matchup

Unless the opponent is running Hey, Trunade!, their best way of dealing with your backrow would be to trigger Atlantean Marksman’s effect, but, in order to do that, they will have to discard it first, which most of the times will happen when they Special Summoned one of their high level monsters like Mermail Abyssmegalo, so you will be able to chain Gemini Spark and destroy it.

Masked HERO Matchup

Masked HERO decks usually feature Cosmic Cyclone or Hey, Trunade! as a way of dealing with backrow and end a match quickly, so that could be a problem in this matchup as you are mostly going to rely on them, but, in order to get over any of your monsters, they will have to Special Summon something from their Extra Deck since none of their main deck monsters have more than 1600 ATK and, at that point, Gemini Spark, Drowning Mirror Force and Treacherous will be enough to stop them.

Keep in mind that, even if your opponent chains Mask Change to Drowning Mirror Force, they won’t be able to Special Summon Masked HERO Anki in Attack Position as it would be shuffled right back into the Extra Deck.

Comments

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dead_hand
My gemini decks not as expensive as this but works great 4:5 win ratio
<< Anonymous(dead_hand)
Anonymous Reply
what cards you use? im working at my gemini deck as well
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
he played on bronze. when u at gold or above.. im not sure gemini deck will catch up
Anonymous
Ao did anyone actually build a good deck yet?
Anonymous
lol germini
Gemini Master
I wish I could build this deck to show gamea how it's really done
<< Anonymous(Gemini Master)
Anonymous Reply
why can't you build the deck boy?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^
*Breathes in
BOI this deck is really expensive to build
Anderson
My gameplay using Gemini deck.
my version is better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJvm7h3EKIc
<< Anonymous(Anderson)
ValleCula Reply
Your version is highly incosistent and a completely different deck.
Anonymous
gemini trap hole ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^ noob
Mirage.Drago
The 1st deck to get KOG with Gemini you literally copied and put as the example deck.
<< Anonymous(Mirage.Drago)
Anonymous Reply
Did you stop by and think that maybe the person who wrote the article is the same who got KoG with this?
Anonymous
Is it worth three main boxes? HELL NO
Anonymous
Even in DL, Gemini’s can’t really cut it, even with their new better card.
LordRaidenMKXL
Hey guys, do you think that this is a KOG/Worthy deck to build? Cause i like using "non-meta" decks, and besides that, this deck is pretty cheap i must say. So, what you guys think?
<< Anonymous(LordRaidenMKXL)
Anonymous Reply
Check out guns blazings version on YouTube I think it’s kog worthy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes^ lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Technically most of the famous youtubers does spend zero amount, gunz even said he spends from the fountain (where you click for lucky gems), due to their subs and constant McDonald's donors.
Anonymous
Just tried it, had 3 grephers in my graveyard and can't summon woodland archer. Why is this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It says 2 "normal" monster in graveyard to special summon woodland archer. Grephers are non normal monster.
<< Anonymous
Just a Guy Reply
Knight Day Grepher, like other Gemini monsters, is counted as 'normal' on the field or in the graveyard.
YatsuoKogame
I will try this version soon :) after my amazoness deck :D and psychic :p

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