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X-Saber Goyo: deck recipe

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Overview

“X-Saber” is one of the few archetypes we have in Duel Links that is actually capable of Synchro Summoning: it doesn't have to go out of its way to Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck, but, at the same time, it doesn't completely rely on them.

Since a lot of the new “Goyo” Synchro monsters that have just been introduced into the game benefit from having Warrior-Type EARTH monsters on their side of the field and they also have pretty generic requirements when it comes to materials, it's only normal to pair them with X-Sabers.

Example Deck

XX-Saber FulhelmknightXX-Saber FulhelmknightXX-Saber FulhelmknightUnknown SynchronXX-Saber Boggart KnightXX-Saber Boggart Knight
XX-Saber Boggart KnightXX-Saber DarksoulXX-Saber DarksoulXX-Saber DarksoulSaber SlashSaber Slash
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPowerful Rebirth
Powerful RebirthPowerful Rebirth----
Stardust DragonXX-Saber HyunleiX-Saber WayneGiganticastleX-Saber Souza-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
You're Under Arrest!
At the beginning of the Duel, add 2 "Goyo" Synchro monsters to your Extra deck.
Tetsu Trudge
Tetsu Trudge

How to Use

Tuners

If your opponent controls a monster(s) and you control none, you can Special Summon this Level 1 Tuner from your hand. Unknown Synchron is a great card that gives you easy access to Level 5 Synchros such as X-Saber Wayne and Goyo Chaser, but it can also be used to Special Summon higher Level monsters from your Extra Deck (if you use Powerful Rebirth to Special Summon XX-Saber Boggart from the Graveyard, its Level is going to increase by 1, giving you access to the Level 6 XX-Saber Hyunlei and Goyo Predator).

XX-Saber Fulhelmknight is a Level 3 Tuner, it doesn’t Special Summon itself like Unknown Synchron, but, once while it’s face-up on the field, it allows you to negate an attack declared by an opponent’s monster.

You can use Fulhelmknight and XX-Boggart Knight to Synchro Summon X-Saber Souza or, if one of them was Special Summoned by Powerful Rebirth, even Stardust Dragon and Goyo King.

You can use Fulhelmknight and XX-Saber Darksoul to Synchro Summon XX-Saber Hyunlei, Goyo Predator, Goyo Guardian or X-Saber Souza.

You can use Fulhelmknight and Paleozoic Canadia to Special Summon Goyo Chaser, X-Saber Wayne or XX-Saber Hyunlei, Goyo Predator and Goyo Guardian.

Non-Tuners

When Normal Summoned, XX-Saber Boggart Knight allows you to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower “X - Saber” from your hand—this is your main way of swarming the field with this deck. Boggart Knight makes it easy to Synchro Summon and it also synergizes well with Saber Slash.

If XX-Saber Darksoul was sent from the field to the Graveyard, during the End Phase, you get to add a “X - Saber” monster from your Deck to your hand; this effect will activate even if you used Darksoul as Synchro Material, but not if the monster is banished.

Removal

Saber Slash allows you to destroy cards on either side of the field up to the number of “X-Saber” monsters you control, its effect does not target and it can enable a lot of OTKs.

You can use X-Saber Slash to destroy all monsters your opponent controls and then Special Summon Hyunlei to clear the backrow as well.

Protection

Paleozoic Canadia is able to slow down decks such as Vampire and Masked HERO, but, thanks to its secondary effect, it can also be Special Summon as a Level 2 monster from the Graveyard and used as material for a Synchro Monster.

The Extra Decks

Stardust Dragon can be used to deal with Yubel Fire King, it can be Tributed to negate the activation of the effect of Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys or Yubel - Terror Incarnate or of other common cards such as Treacherous Trap Hole.

XX-Saber Hyunlei doesn't have the highest ATK, so it will struggle dealing with cards such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon, but its effect can essentially clear the entire opponent's backrow at once.

When X-Saber Wayne is Synchro Summoned, it allows you to Special Summon one of your “X-Saber” monsters from your hand, it is pretty low in terms of ATK, but, in combination with XX-Saber Boggart Knight, it can finish off the opponent.

There are a couple ways you can Synchro Summon this Level 9 monster: you can use three of your monsters, including Paleozoic Canadia, or you can take control of an opponent's Blue-Eyes White Dragon or Dragon Spirit of White and then use it, together with Unknown Synchron, to Special Summon this 3100+ ATK monster.

Goyo King (Skill)

Goyo King is a Level 8 Synchro that, when declaring an attack, gains 400 ATK for each face-up Warrior-Type EARTH Synchro monster you control, including itself. When Goyo King destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you can decide to Special Summon that monster or take control of another monster your opponent controls.

With 3200+ ATK on attack declaration, unless DNA Surgery or something else altered its Type or Attribute, Goyo King is capable of getting over Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Masked HERO Anki and even Cosmo Brain and then Special Summon them on your side of the field, ready attack.

Goyo Guardian (Skill)

A Level 6 Synchro with a similar effect to Goyo King, Goyo Guardian was locked behind a Skill with a pretty substantial drawback or a 40% chance. Goyo Guardian is undeniably a great card, it does lack enough ATK to get over some of the most common high ATK monsters you can find in PvP, but you can use Paleozoic Canadia to make up for it and just switch those monsters in the position in which they are more vulnerable.

Goyo Guardian, unlike Goyo King, Special Summons the monsters it destroyed by battle in Defense Position, making it impossible to use them right away for an attack without some outside help, and, when you take into consideration the limited Monster Card Zones we have in Duel Links, it really makes you wonder why the developers tried so hard to deter players from using this card.

Goyo Preadator (Skill)

Goyo Predator is essentially Goyo Guardian with no restriction on the Synchro Materials, but lower stats. The battle damage inflicted by the monsters Special Summoned by Goyo Predator's effect is halved, but you can Special Summon them in Attack Position and use the right away.

Goyo Chaser (Skill)

Goyo Chaser has the same effect as Goyo Predator, but the Attack of the monsters it Special Summons is halved.

Goyo Chaser has only 1900 ATK, which is the reason why I would consider running Mirror Wall or Wall of Disruption to aid him, especially if you decided to run him in your actual Extra Deck.

Goyo Defender (Skill)

Goyo Defender barely deserves being mentioned, its first effect is completely useless and its second effect is difficult to activate.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
You're Under Arrest!
At the beginning of the Duel, add 2 "Goyo" Synchro monsters to your Extra deck.
Tetsu Trudge
Tetsu Trudge

There isn't much to say about this Skill: you can end up with Goyo Guardian and Goyo King in your Extra Deck or with Goyo Chaser and Goyo Defender; each Synchro monster has a 40% chance of appearing in your Extra Deck, assuming the individual chance is the same for each one of them, which is likely, and there cannot be two copies of the same card.

Weaknesses

  • It could be argued that a standard X-Saber Synchro Deck is superior to this one, being able to utilize other Skills that can aid you when it comes to Synchro Summoning. Having more variety is great, but, given the limited space in the Monster Card Zones and how relevant Trap Cards such as Mirror Wall, Treacherous Trap Hole and Wall of Disruption, you are probably going to want to go into your standard XX-Saber Hyunlei or Stardust Dragon rather than a “Goyo” monster.

  • As I said, you have only a chance to get a Synchro Monster that could actually justify running this Skill.

Comments

Anonymous
this one is actually competitive, Trudge would be proud!
Tuxedo
This one is just another batteryman, archfiends or maybe even NK. Pretty decent and fun, but kinda elitist lol
Go Onizuka
I guess X-saber became pretty decent thanks to Goyo. The trap removal potential is crazy with Hyunlei as well.
<< Anonymous(Go Onizuka)
KappaNappa Reply
dude Vrains is starting to be one of my favorite YGO series. Well, that aside I think yeah Hyunlei is pretty overkill.
<< Anonymous(Go Onizuka)
Vrains is cool Reply
after the dissection of Earth the plot is getting really complex and dark in Vrains. Might not be as serious, mature and epic as DM but I think it's the one of the best sequels if no the best.
<< Anonymous(Go Onizuka)
Anonymous Reply
What if Hyunlei gets floodgated???
Serious question eh
How is this deck pay-to-win if it's not broken at all? I call it Pay-for-Swag or Pay-for- Exclusivity.
<< Anonymous(Serious question eh)
Nakkida Reply
lol ikr
its pretty common in dl that the most exclusive decks are not really that op, but man... they are really cool !
Leopontze
I will try :3
I love this f2p game:v
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
IF ONLY I HAD FRIENDS!!!
<< Anonymous(Leopontze)
Anonymous Reply
How'd you get unknown synchron?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not just any credit card, the most powerful credit. Reveal! Mum's Credit card
<< Anonymous
Yubel Reply
yusei level 30
Anonymous
This deck has serious problems getting over anything big like blue eyes or anki.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I disagree. You have saber slash and giganticastle, not to forget souza's first sac eff. I run super rush, it works
Anonymous
Boggart Knight can't be used for any of the Goyo Synchros, he can only be used for X-Saber Synchos
Anonymous
Boggart Knight can't be material for anything other than X-Saber synchros
Anonymous
If you build this deck NOT for competitive purpose, here is a little tip. For cheaper version, you can try using akiza's level up tuner. It's level can be adjusted, which is really good for this deck since the extra deck consist of various level. The problem is all your synchro monster must be EARTH, so you can't use something like stardust dragon. It will also be a bit slower.

Personally, I build this deck because I want a Trudge character deck that decent enough to be used against standard duelist.
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
We got to the point where you actually have to play competitively viable decks to face against Standard Duelists: I'm worried for the future.

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