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Balance Handless Swift Gaia: deck recipe

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Yami Marik Lvl 50 is there!
update 26/06/2017

Overview

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.

SkillBalance
Essential cards
CostBudget - Expensive
Pack
(Box reset)
(Recommended)
(Unnecessary)

Example deck

Basic

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
Balance
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

CardExplanation
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.
Storm
Storm
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.

Comments

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maalsenu
Personally I don't think this deck is meta anymore. First of all, this deck was created by Dkayed during the WC final qualifiers to counter meta decks of that moment (Weevil, Harpie, etc), Dkayed explained the mentioned above in a video. Now we have two new card boxes and structure decks so the meta has changed to swarming decks, which are much faster than this deck. Even I doubt if Dkayed itself would use this deck in this actual form, probably he would modify it before using it to counter the counter meta.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And I'm sure you steal other people's decks too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if you resort to "wow u have to use decks other people made..." to make urself feel better about being bad ur prolly bad
<< Anonymous(maalsenu )
Anonymous Reply
With add of card of new box work very well on gold 4-5
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I steal no decks
Some Asian Dude
Now that switcharoo got nerfed, what do you guys think is the best skill for this deck?
<< Anonymous(Some African Dude)
Some asian dude Reply
Dam u. Not good coz there are newer broken deck? Gk, relinquish is no longer good, coz got three star demote deck? Dumb logic. Every deck got its way to win. We really hate to see someone promote some broken meta deck over creative deck.
<< Anonymous(Some asian dude)
Some African Dude Reply
What?who said that gk and relinq no longer good?this particular example deck in this page is no longer good, not the whole idea of this deck. This deck can handle 3DS with wonder balloons and monster removal, but this particular build only strong vs harpies. Why are you so salty?its not like this is your original idea or something.
<< Anonymous(Some Asian Dude)
Real Asian Dude Reply
I see the point African dude ;) Hate to see someone using the same name lol
<< Anonymous(Some African Dude)
Some asian dude Reply
Im only stating an example with your logic. That three star demotion skill effect all deck, I don't see any reason to quote that deck. A deck is not good because there is existing meta deck out there. Thats not a valid reason.
Anonymous
8/20 monsters including gates, you'll probably lost more than winning with RNG -.-
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This is the deck DKayed used to finish 1st in the NA final qualifiers, its a really good deck, though now with the new pack you'll probably want to use a blue flame swordsman variant
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's you use Balance
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's why you use Balance*
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dkayed created this deck and came first place in the WCS using it, don't jump to conclusion so quickly like my ex, learn how to observe and think.
Anonymous
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 Reply
Stupid qn. Judge urself and there is no 3 fierce knight. Why ask a hypothetical question?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
U might as well ask :"what if i can add a mirror force , would that be great? "
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Some nerds just love to fantasize... Lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
edge thread lul
Edgar81539
The deck is powerful but it dies to Enemy Controller. You just need to keep your quick-play spells in hand to deal with this deck.
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
Edgar81539 Reply
I know but it's an even worse problem for this deck because of the low defense score of Theban Nightmare or simply by stealing something (deck normally has Swift Gaia on field) to kill their remaining monsters or prevent the OTK. Not to mention I said "quick-play" so I include Order to Charge too.
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
thehaxfactory Reply
The new Balance version with 5 monsters that doesn't use Theban doesn't really card about Orb or E Con. The new build is being used by Kaiba Boy whom is leading Group A. I used the deck for the Plat 3 to KoG games because of its consistency. It's a very strong deck right now.
<< Anonymous(thehaxfactory )
Anonymous Reply
Can you please post the decklist of that new version. I really wanna build this deck. Thanks
<< Anonymous
Kaibafarmer1 Reply
You can find it from my screenshot here. If you want a high rez verison, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vsFLk3LUh4
Plat 3
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)
.... Reply
also clowns is pretty easy to beat
<< Anonymous(Plat 3)
Anonymous 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 Reply
B A L A N C E
Anonymous
Funny how many scrubs are running this deck now all of a sidden
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sudden*
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Easy to make
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can be stopped pretty easily stopped tho..if u draw dead cards after starting hand
Knives1990
Balance doesn't work in this deck with those card ratios
<< Anonymous(Knives1990)
Anonymous Reply
Idiot
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Retarded
<< Anonymous(Knives1990)
Knives1990 Reply
Didn't realize spells and traps were the same category
Anonymous
What if I use herald of creation instead of flash assailant
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
2 gaia 2 gearfried 1 flame swordsman and use warrior returning alive.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
that is if you want a way to regenerate your monsters (since theres a total of 5 in the deck)
Anonymous
Can i use this deck with one less get away to caos and one less Dimension Gate or is it not a good deck that way? I mean get away to caos is good for drawing kingt and dimension for def backup and storming enemys... but i only have 2 of those 2... so can i play that way or is not good enough? please answer if you have already tryed that way or if you know...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i dont have any Gateway to chaos, im playing with archfiend labyrinth...works pretty well, it doesnt matter if I summon gaia or another monster ... and I am using theban nightmare...dimension gate is really good in this deck...2 are fine but 3 are great
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
also...dim gate + econ = great way to steal enemy monsters:))
<< Anonymous
serendipity1000 Reply
Two d.gates and chaos gateways could work. Replace the third copy with any useful card you like, mirror wall, etaqua, adhesion trap hole, rising energy, wonder balloon even.
Meriot
How do I replace dimension gate?
I missed the P.brothers event...
<< Anonymous(Meriot)
Anonymous Reply
I don't even use d-gate, I like mirror wall more. Got me to plat 2 quick.
<< Anonymous
Meriot Reply
Thx!
Anonymous
If you change a couple of cards in this deck, it can make it to legend 2. I did it, you can do it too. Wild tornado in this deck is pointless. Think of replacements ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I only had 1 gateway btw
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
wild tornado is not pointless and a few people have made it to KoG with 2x Gaia and wild tornados...please stop

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