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Obelisk the Tormentor: deck recipe

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Overview

Obelisk the Tormentor is nearly upon us. The last and arguably most anticipated of the three Egyptian God Cards will soon be introduced into the game, but will it manage to make an impact on the current meta? Well, Summoning Obelisk is definitely no easy task, but it also can’t be denied that it is a really powerful card.

4000 ATK and DEF are nothing to scoff at, especially when combined with an immunity to targeting effects, so here are a few ideas on how you can run this Divine Beast.

Junk Synchron Version

Example Deck

Obelisk the TormentorSphere KuribohSphere KuribohSphere KuribohJunk SynchronJunk Synchron
Junk SynchronJunk ForwardJunk ForwardJunk ForwardDouble SummonDouble Summon
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic Hallucigenia
Paleozoic HallucigeniaPaleozoic Hallucigenia----
HTS PsyhemuthJunk DestroyerArmades, Keeper of BoundariesArmades, Keeper of BoundariesArmades, Keeper of Boundaries-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
What Grows in the Graveyard
Begin the Duel with 1 "Dark Verger" in your Graveyard.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

How to Use

Junk Synchron & Junk Forward

You can Normal Summon Junk Synchron, Special Summon Dark Verger (What Grows in the Graveyard) from your Graveyard via its effect and then Special Summon Armades, Keeper of Boundaries or you can Special Summon Junk Forward from your hand, Normal Summon Junk Synchron, Special Summon Dark Verger from the Graveyard and then Special Summon HTS Psyhemuth (Junk Synchron + Junk Forward) or Junk Destroyer (Junk Synchron + Junk Forward + Dark Verger). If you Summon Junk Destroyer this way, you will get to destroy up to two cards on the field.

If you have Double Summon available, the combination of Junk Forward and Junk Synchron can also lead into Obelisk the Tormentor. Normally using so many cards to Summon a single monster would be considered a waste, you would likely leave yourself completely open after this play, but with Obelisk it’s sort of different: this card’s immunity to targeting effects prevents your opponent from taking control of it with an Enemy Controller or from destroying it with a Koa'ki Meiru Maximus or a Vampire Kingdom.

Paleozoic Canadia & Paleozoic Hallucigenia

Both Paleozoic Canadia and Paleozoic Hallucigenia work particularly well with Armades, they can be used after the Level 5 Synchro has declared an attack to prevent your opponent from responding to them, but another thing that is worth mentioning is the fact that they can provide Tribute Material for Obelisk after they have been activated.

Additional Notes

Skills

[Skill] description (After 24 Jan)User
KaibaCorp Bling
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. Randomly draw a Glossy/Prismatic card from your deck.
Mokuba Kaiba
Mokuba Kaiba

The change has undeniably improved this Skill, making it quite easy to trigger. Cosmic Cyclone could be an interesting card to use in combination with this Skill now, but, since Obelisk doesn’t really have to worry about backrow thanks to its effect, it would be kind of redundant.

[Skill] descriptionUser
What Grows in the Graveyard
Begin the Duel with 1 "Dark Verger" in your Graveyard.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

This is the only Skill I would advise running with the second version of the deck, as it pretty much turns Junk Synchron into an automatic Armades, Keeper of Boundaries.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Last Gamble
Can be used in your Main Phase, starting from the fifth turn. Upon activation, reduces your LP to 100 and discards 2 cards from your hand. You roll a die and draw that number of cards. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Joey Wheeler
Joey Wheeler

If you are going for a huge combination of cards, then Last Gamble is generally a great Skill, but surviving until your 3rd Turn can be quite hard with Koa'ki Meiru, Karakuri and Masked HERO decks around.

Weaknesses

  • Kaiba Corp Bling is still pretty slow as a Skill, it still substitutes your draw rather than just adding the card to your hand or giving you the option of shuffling something back into the Deck for it like Reinforcement.
  • If any of your cards are Glossy or Prismatic, your chances of drawing Obelisk will be drastically reduced.
  • Both decks aren’t really able to Summon Obelisk so consistently: the first one uses the Egyptian God Card as its only winning condition, whereas the second one can function without it.

Comments

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Anonymous
Pretty much unstoppable, to think one of the best ways to play it is actually with fur hire XD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Exactly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I once saw a Fur Hire deck that uses Obedience Schooled to quickly bring out either Osiris or Obelisk turn 1.
<< Anonymous
Aster is #1 22days ago Reply
It is great as long as this doesn't happen. XD
Anonymous 29days ago
I return to the game and Obelisk appears finally.
Anonymous
Kaiba must be proud.
Anonymous
We need a perfect skill of Obelisk!
tablero de obelisco
https://youtu.be/FC5WbKSJfwA
Anonymous
GameA can't build a deck without Junk Synchron x3 and Armades.
<< Anonymous
Another Anon Reply
Anonymous can't build a deck without copy pasting and then criticizing it.
<< Anonymous(Another Anon)
Anonymous Reply
Another Anon can't understand the meaning of other ppl comments.
Anonymous
To get obelisk you must let Ishizu ride your obelisk
Anonymous
Y'all be slapping junk synchrons everywhere damn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why not ? It IS a good card useful for many decks.
Red Eyes
I have an idea with Ra's disciples, D-Boyz, and some mecha phantom beasts.Arrival arrivals and Destiny Draw with some def traps. Also another idea with hardened armed dragon making obelisk almost invincible, although cant figure a consistent deck with this, maybe Blue Eyes?
Karl-
it can be targetted by spell cards. fix this komani.
<< Anonymous(Karl-)
Netherealm Reply
konami made him vulnerable to magic cards and traps, the effect of obelisk the tormentor is just decoration
<< Anonymous(Netherealm )
Anonymous Reply
No, it works fine. You people need to understand when a card does target and when it doesn't..
<< Anonymous(Karl-)
Anonymous Reply
You're the foolish one here, Dragoroar doesn't target lol.

Just like Spellbook of Fate, if the card doesn't specifically says "select/target", then it does not target, even if only 1 card is affected.
<< Anonymous(Karl-)
Anonymous Reply
Konami could have made Obelisk with "un effected by spell/traps or cards effects"
Anonymous
Seriously, Game is obsessed with Junk Synchron and Armades. They add both to anything, even if does not work for the strategy
Anonymous
1. Make a deck with Obelisk
2. Go pvp and summon Obelisk
3. Get destroyed by damn *mirror wall* 2 times in a row,

*tears in your eyes*
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Add Jinzo with psychic shockwave and problem solved

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