Balance Handless Swift Gaia: deck recipe

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update 26/06/2017


The core idea of the deck is to use Gateway to Chaos to get Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight into your hand, then Storm to destroy their backrow, and summon your other monsters, which all have high attack when you have little to no cards. The original idea is from Duel Links Meta Swift Gaia deck video.

Essential cards
CostBudget - Expensive
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Example deck


Swift Gaia the Fierce KnightGearfried the Iron KnightFlash AssailantFlash AssailantFlash AssailantGateway to Chaos
Gateway to ChaosGateway to ChaosEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerStorm
StormStormEliminating the LeagueDimension GateDimension GateDimension Gate
Wild TornadoWild Tornado

Card of The Soul

Swift Gaia the Fierce KnightHeavy Knight of the FlameFlash AssailantFlash AssailantFlash AssailantGateway to Chaos
Gateway to ChaosArchfiend PalabyrinthEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerStorm
StormStormCard of the SoulCard of the SoulDimension GateDimension Gate
Wild TornadoWild Tornado----

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUsers
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
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How to use

High attack

Add swift gaia to hand

Storm wild tornado

Set Wild Tornado then use Storm to destroy it. This will trigger the effect of Wild Tornado to destroy a face up card while using Storm to destroy opponent's spell/trap, allowing you a chance to OTK your opponent.

Steal enemy monster

  • Use the second effect of Enemy Controller to gain control of an enemy monster to open for a direct attack. Then before the end phase use Dimension Gate to remove the monster from play.
  • When your opponent tries to attack you directly or when Dimension Gate is destroyed, special summon the monster removed from play with Dimension Gate's effect. With this combo, you gain permanent control of the monster.

Useful cards

Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight
Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight
This card can be used to OTK the opponent or simply use it as one of the key card for this deck. It can easily be drawn using Gateway to Chaos.
Flash Assailant
Flash Assailant
A great card with it's 2000DEF. can also be used as a beatdown monster, since the deck focuses on having no cards at hand it's effect can easily be used.
Theban Nightmare
Theban Nightmare
It can have 3000 ATK but with a very low DEF of 500, it can still have its effect even when there is a field spell.
Use this card to clear field and trap card zone of you and your opponent, once cleared Theban Nightmare effect will be triggered and you can make a direct attack depending on the situation.
Guardian Grarl
Guardian Grarl
A great card with a great ATK and DEF, can also be useful since the deck aim to have a zero hand.
Gravity Axe - Grarl
Gravity Axe - Grarl
Can be viable if Guardian Grarl will be used, however, keep in mind that while this equip spell is faced up Theban Nightmare effect won't trigger.
Magic Drain
Magic Drain
Mainly, this card is used to counter Relinquished decks, and other spell card base decks such as Stand by Burn decks
Monster Reincarnation
Monster Reincarnation
You can use this card if ever your Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight ends up in the graveyard. Can also be useful to deplete your hand.
Rigorous Reaver
Rigorous Reaver
It can deplete your hand and your opponent's hand alongside reducing ATK of opposing monster who destroy it.
Divine Wrath
Divine Wrath
Can deplete your hand and destroy Relinquished easily and other effect monsters.
Rising Energy
Rising Energy
Useful in depleting your hand alongside boosting your ATK for the kill or for counter ATK.
Curse of Aging
Curse of Aging
May be used to reduce or empty your hand alongside protecting your monsters on the field.
Gateway to Chaos
Gateway to Chaos
Useful in drawing out your Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight. Since it is a field spell Theban Nightmare effect will still trigger giving it a 1500ATK boosts.
Double Summon
Double Summon
Simply used to empty your hand faster while summoning monsters.
Eliminating the League
Eliminating the League
The current meta uses a lot of Relinquished after the event of Pegasus, this card can easily counter them. Another use of this card is depleting your hand by removing spell card to activate it, great to boosts your Flash Assailant ATK and DEF.
Wonder Balloons
Wonder Balloons
Useful to deplete or empty your hand, alongside its effect reducing your opponents attack power.


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Anonymous 1days ago
Is it will good if there is 3 swift gaia the fierce knight in the deck ? I'm know for now there is just 2 swift gaia in duel links
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15hour ago Reply
Stupid qn. Judge urself and there is no 3 fierce knight. Why ask a hypothetical question?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15hour ago Reply
U might as well ask :"what if i can add a mirror force , would that be great? "
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
Some nerds just love to fantasize... Lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7hour ago Reply
edge thread lul
Anonymous 16hour ago
Is it will good if there is 3 swift gaia the fierce knight in the deck ? I'm know for now there is just 2 swift gaia in duel links
Anonymous 23hour ago
Is it will good if there is 3 swift gaia the fierce knight in the deck ? I'm know for now there is just 2 swift gaia in duel links
Anonymous 26days ago
I'm running with my own version handless deck.. quit good.. just reach plat with 47 win..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Run toons and get to legend with 42 wins lol
Plat 3 8days ago
and climbing with this deck, own variant:
3 flash assailant
2 swift gaia
3 chaos zone
2 E-con
1 anti magic arrow
3 storm
1 nobleman of extermination
3 xing zhen hu
2 riryoku field/magic drain

Easy matchups; Weevil burn, Naturia, Mako hammershark, dinosaur kingdom decks/decks that focus on normal monsters, venus-red lotus

Moderate matchups: Toons and ice barrier-> depends if you tech in 2+ magic drain, When I did I won 5/6 times against toons, fiend/necrofear decks; still got to lose

Hard matchups: basically Red-eyes zombie and any other 2400+ beater decks without beatdown skill
<< Anonymous(Plat 3)
.... 8days ago Reply
also clowns is pretty easy to beat
<< Anonymous(Plat 3)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Hey man, nice deck. One question though, isn't the deck much more prone to brick when you use two Gaias in this deck? What if you end up with two on hand?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Anonymous 4days ago
Which is better 2 or 3 gateway to chaos
Anonymous 6days ago
What if I use herald of creation instead of flash assailant
Piè 8days ago
Is Chiron the mage good in this deck?
Kafka 10days ago
Now this deck will be able to have to gaias.
-_- 14days ago
this deck is godly
Anonymous 22days ago
still my favourite deck :)
good enough for Plat / Legendary at least

and cheap to build, all you have to do is play it smart...cuz you will never have a really bad starting hand. that makes it so good
Anonymous 27days ago
Can u sub WT with security orb?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
it doesnt work as well because WT can be destroyed by storm and use its second effect on your turn

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