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Alien

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Overview

One of the new archetypes added with the latest box “Abyssal Encounters”, is the Alien archetype. This archetype revolves around putting “A-Counters” on your opponent’s monsters. These monsters will lose attack/defense when battling an Alien monster but you can also use very powerful and versatile spells/traps that interact with these A-Counters.

This deck, while some versions add some UR/SRs from other boxes, can be easily made by a F2P/Budget-player because most cards are R(ares) from the latest box.

SkillSealed Tombs / Balance
Essential cards
CostBudget / Expensive
Pack
(Box reset)
Dawn of DestinyDawn of Destiny
Servants of KingsServants of Kings
Blades of SpiritBlades of Spirit
Clash of WingsClash of Wings

Example deck

Sealed Tomb Version

Alien OverlordAlien OverlordAlien TelepathAlien TelepathAlien WarriorAlien Warrior
Alien WarriorAlien KidCosmic CycloneEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller"A" Cell Recomposition Device
"A" Cell Recomposition Device"A" Cell Recomposition DeviceWidespread RuinWidespread RuinPowerful RebirthPowerful Rebirth
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Sealed Tombs
Until the end of the opponent's next turn, neither player can banish cards from the Graveyard or Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar

Balance Version

Alien OverlordAlien TelepathAlien TelepathAlien WarriorAlien WarriorAlien Kid
Alien KidMysterious TriangleMysterious TriangleEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller"A" Cell Recomposition Device
"A" Cell Recomposition Device"A" Cell Recomposition DeviceWidespread RuinWidespread RuinPowerful RebirthPowerful Rebirth
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.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Ananta Version

Evil Dragon AnantaAlien OverlordAlien TelepathAlien TelepathAlien TelepathAlien Warrior
Alien WarriorAlien WarriorAlien GreyAlien KidMysterious TriangleEnemy Controller
Enemy Controller"A" Cell Recomposition Device"A" Cell Recomposition Device"A" Cell Recomposition DeviceBrainwashing BeamBrainwashing Beam
Powerful RebirthPowerful Rebirth

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand. Your first Draw will be skipped if you use this Skill.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

How to Use

Evil Dragon Ananta

Has great synergy with this deck because all the alien monsters are Reptiles. Can help out in duels vs burn/stall decks because you can destroy one card at the end of your turn, which puts a lot of pressure on your opponent and can get rid of annoying cards.

Alien Overlord

Can either be normal summoned with one tribute, or special summoned by removing 2 A-counters from a card on the field. You can put one A-counter on each of your opponent’s monsters once per turn which is a great way to get all your other effects rolling or just make your Alien monsters stronger than your opponent’s, this is because for each A counter on a monster, when that monster battles one of your Aliens they’ll lose 300 atk/def for each A counter on it.

Alien Telepath

Once per turn, each one of your Alien Telepaths can destroy a spell/trap card on the field in exchange for removing one A counter from one of your opponent’s monsters. Keep in mind to do plays in the right order, for example if you want to take control of a monster with brainwashing beam that has more than 1 A counter, you can first remove one counter with Alien Telepath to destroy backrow and then follow up by taking control of it.

Alien Warrior & Alien grey

These two monsters are good to see in your opening hand because they allow you to get the ball rolling with your A counters.

Alien Warrior is the highest 4 star Alien effect monster available and also has a nice effect that allows him to put 2 A-counters on the monster that destroyed it by battle.

Alien grey is a great monster to set when you go first; you’ll get an A-counter on one of your opponent’s monsters and you get to draw a card (if your opponent attacked into it that is).

“A” Cell recombination Device

Probably the most amazing card in this deck. Not only is it an easy way to get a lot of A-counters on your opponent’s monsters, you get to thin your deck by sending an Alien monster to the graveyard (which can be brought back with Powerful Rebirth for example).
It also has an effect that can be activated from the graveyard (but not the same turn you activated it) which allows you to draw an Alien monster in exchange for banishing this card from the graveyard, so you can search for whatever Alien works best in your current situation. Usually the best Alien to search is Alien Overlord. You can then remove the A-Counters you put with "A" Cell Recomposition Device to special summon Alien Overlord. Alien Overlord will then use his effect to spread A-Counters on the field again.

This is a quick-play spell card which can make a lot of plays possible. For example you can activate this card when your opponent attacks and immediately follow it up with brainwashing beam to take control of that monster. Effectively stopping their attack, defending your monsters and making your field stronger thanks to theirs.

Brainwashing Beam

A very strong swing card which allows for a lot of OTKs. You can take control of one of your opponent’s monsters that has one or more A-counters on it. You can keep control of that monster as long as this trap remains on the field; during your end phase you remove one A counter from that monster, if there are no A counters left this trap is destroyed. With this trap you can quickly change the state of the board field by taking control of your opponent’s monster for multiple turns.

You can take control of a monster during its attack, to stop that attack, plus it’s only during your end phase that an A counter is removed, and not during each end phase.

Works great together with “A” cell recombination device because it allows you to easily take control of one of your opponent’s monsters for 4 turns.

Mysterious Triangle

Another big swing card that makes OTKs possible. You can destroy a monster with an A counter on it and special summon a level 4 Alien from your deck (it’s destroyed during the end phase). A big thing to keep in mind is that you can also destroy one of your own monsters with an A counter, which you can do after that monster already attacked. You can also do that if the monster you took with Brainwashing Beam is about to lose all its A-counters during this end phase, you destroy it (so your opponent doesn’t get it back) and you get a new monster from your deck.

Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Sealed Tombs
Until the end of the opponent's next turn, neither player can banish cards from the Graveyard or Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar

A control option skill. Use this skill to cripple decks that like to interact with their graveyard like Vampires and Red-Eyes Zombie for one turn. However it also prevents you from using one of your key cards "A" Cell Recomposition Device so use with caution.

[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.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Since your monsters are very underpowered compared to other decks, drawing an all monster hand could lose you the game. On the other hand drawing an all spell/trap hand gives you little chance to put bodies on the field. For a deck like Aliens that requires a mix of monsters and spell/trap support to properly function, Balance is a good skill to use.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand. Your first Draw will be skipped if you use this Skill.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Restart can be used to unbrick your hand which is useful in a deck with not much searching like Aliens. You can also use it to try drawing a better hand. Although keep in mind that you will skip your first draw when you use this skill, making it an instant minus and is deadlier if you went first.

Other Useful Cards

CardExplanation
Windstorm of Etaqua
Windstorm of Etaqua

Curse of Anubis
Curse of Anubis
Because the alien monsters themselves are on the weaker side, this will help you defend them and make plays possible for your next turn.
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Great card against for example CAffira and Hazy Flame decks because they swarm the field, less useful against Gladiator Beasts because they can just tag out.
Powerful Rebirth
Powerful Rebirth
Has synergy with a lot of the cards that send Aliens to the graveyard , making it possible to help OTK your opponent quickly by swarming the board.
Alien Kid
Alien Kid
Puts an A-counter on each monster special summoned to your opponent’s side of the field. This meta has a lot of ways of special summoning monsters so running one copy of this card can be a very good choice.
Hey, Trunade!
Hey, Trunade!
Since "A' Cell is a quick-play spell that can reduce your opponent's attack, you can use Trunade to return your opponent's set back row and activate A Cell from your hand to deal some damage over most monsters.

Comments

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Anonymous 21hour ago
Aliens tried to be relevant again, but nope.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21hour ago Reply
Yeah, gladiators are next to get knocked back down.
Anonymous 12days ago
Extraterrestrials from the space ocean
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
But there is no ocean in the space
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Are you sure?
Anonymous 9days ago
So why is this listed as a budget deck if you need to buy from 4 different boxes? :o
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
It can be cheap. Just replace the non alien cards with any backrow you prefer
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
It'd be nice if a deck listed as budget on the PvP Best Decks page talked about an actual budget version. Enemy Controller is easy to get from SR tickets, but the other staple traps are a nightmare.

3x Brainwashing Beam can work for trap replacement, but you need 3x Alien Kid in such a deck for that to work. None of the listed decks give it much attention.
=/ 6days ago
The only weakness of this deck seems to be facedown cards since they can't put any counter on them. Skillvans and cards like snowman + ua destroy it.
<< Anonymous(=/)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Skillvans killed these dudes but I think they are back at least for a while lolz.
Alien overlord’s dad 12days ago
I run 2 telepaths and 3 warriors 2 overlords, and I only have room for one more alien.
Idk wether to use grey or kid
<< Anonymous(Alien overlord’s dad)
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
With all the Special Summoning going on, I replaced my grey with Kid
Anonymous 19days ago
I've been trying to play this deck with a balance build but honestly it's damn near impossible to escape plat 1.
<< Anonymous
Alien kog 16days ago Reply
Honestly I think I was using balance in plat, but it fell way off in legends.
<< Anonymous
Alien kog 16days ago Reply
Honestly I think I was using balance in plat, but it fell way off in legends.
<< Anonymous
Kog alien 14days ago Reply
I just played a alien deck in Kog using balance, and I won with wrath of neos
<< Anonymous
Yang 14days ago Reply
It's actually quit possible if you have the right tech cards to get to legend at least. Now is still a good time while the meta is relatively balanced.
Anonymous
Worth to summon for alien?
<< Anonymous(Yang)
Anonymous Reply
They're not half bad
<< Anonymous(Yang)
Anonymous Reply
Aliens do well in tournaments because it's best of 3 and you have side decks. When it comes to ladder climbing alien doesn't have the speed or power of the top ranked decks and therefore less people play them.
<< Anonymous(Yang)
pikabhi22 26days ago Reply
I absolutely agree to it. Your opening hand almost decides the game, and the tech card, Recomb is the center of the game play (strictly according to my play style) as it acts as both defense and offense.

I am from India and I don't find many players or Yu-Gi-Oh ethusiats from my region. I really like aliens so any insights will be really appreciated!
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Favorable meaning, "I had Alien Kid out and Brainwash Beam and broke their special summoning circle jerk".
Kog alien 17days ago
Let’s get it just got KOG wit alien October 25 2018
Ill post deck and how to play against blue eyes, and other meta decks soon.
Tip use baggy sleeves! Works great with ananta and powerful rebirth.
Please post questions you want me to try and answer in my upcoming post.
Most likely Monday when I’m in class
<< Anonymous(Kog alien)
Kog alien 17days ago Reply
Like I said I’ll post proof pics later but deck was:
1ananta
2overlords
3warriors
2telepathaths
1Ccyclone
1Mtriangle
1econ
1Fchalice
3A cell recom.
2P rebirth
1D mirror force
1Wod
<< Anonymous(Kog alien)
Kog alien 17days ago Reply
And 1 copy A kid
Skill baggy sleeves
Alien skill 19days ago
Baggy sleeves just got me to legends 2, it works well with powerful rebirth.
What other skills would u recommend for aliens
<< Anonymous(Alien skill)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Legends 2 from plat?
<< Anonymous
Alien guy 18days ago Reply
No I marched up plat wit aliens then hit a brick in legends, but I just ran threw legends and made Kog ima post my deck
Anonymous 19days ago
F2p and powerful
Alien guy 20days ago
With all the nerfs happening and the new buster blades support to counter blue eyes I think this deck can make a second run for top tier.
However with cyber style nerfed I need a new skill. I don’t like balance because that limits the amount of spells you draw meaning a limit towards A cell.
I was thinking about parasite infection with one copy of insect whistle, or 3 star demotion with one copy of Sagan of thunder. Please comment what skill you think works best, and alternative cards for the alien deck
Anonymous 24days ago
Hey guys can you help me with something?Sometimes when i battle a monster with a counters it loses way more atk and def than ot is supposed...for example i just killed a monster with 2500 atk and with one a counter it got to 1300 atk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Imagine this: losing 300 A/D per counter a "debuff". And you need to check how many alien monsters with "debuff" effects your opponent got.

Let's say he has 2 aliens with this rebuff effects. Then 1 counter will make you lose 600 A/D instead.

Not EVERY alien comes with this debuff. Read carefully.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Dam auto correct. So many typos. But you should get my point.
<< Anonymous
Alien guy 20days ago Reply
The counters stack with the amount of aliens you control, so if a monster has one counter but u control 2 aliens the monster will loose 600, not all aliens have this effect like hypno and hunter, it their pretty irrelevant

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