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Alien: deck recipe [August 2020]

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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.

Required Card Boxes

Generation Next Galactic Origin Blades of Spirit Valiant Souls Cybernetic Rebellion Dark Dimension Selection Box Vol. 03

Example deck

Standard Version

Alien AmmoniteAlien AmmoniteAlien AmmoniteAlien OverlordAlien WarriorAlien Kid
Alien TelepathAlien TelepathAlien DogCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneA Cell Recomposition Device
A Cell Recomposition DeviceA Cell Recomposition DeviceFiendish ChainFiendish ChainFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap Hole
Powerful RebirthPowerful Rebirth----
Stardust Chronicle Spark DragonCoral DragonArmades, Keeper of BoundariesCosmic Fortress Gol garCosmic Fortress Gol garOld Entity Hastorr
[Skill] descriptionUser
Switcheroo
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. Return 1 card in your hand to your Deck and draw another. This skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
Bandit Keith
Bandit Keith

Invoked Version

Aleister the InvokerAleister the InvokerAleister the InvokerAlien AmmoniteAlien AmmoniteAlien Overlord
Alien WarriorAlien KidAlien TelepathAlien TelepathInvocationEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerA Cell Recomposition DeviceA Cell Recomposition DeviceA Cell Recomposition DeviceFiendish ChainFiendish Chain
Floodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HolePaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic Canadia--
Invoked PurgatrioInvoked PurgatrioInvoked PurgatrioInvoked CocytusCosmic Fortress Gol garCosmic Fortress Gol gar
[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.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale

How to Use

Invoked Engine

Aleister the Invoker
Aleister the Invoker
DARK Spellcaster ★4
ATK 1000 / DEF 1800
Dark Dimension [UR]
(Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 Fusion Monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK/DEF until the end of this turn. If this card is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up: You can add 1 "Invocation" from your Deck to your hand.
Invocation
Invocation
Normal Spell
Dark Dimension [UR]
Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand as Fusion Material. If Summoning an "Invoked" Fusion Monster this way, you can also banish monsters from your field and/or either player's GY as Fusion Material. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 of your banished "Aleister the Invoker"; shuffle this card into the Deck, and if you do, add that card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Invocation" once per turn.
Invoked Purgatrio
Invoked Purgatrio
FIRE Fiend ★8
ATK 2300 / DEF 2000
Aerial Assault [UR]
"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 FIRE monster
This card gains 200 ATK for each card your opponent controls. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.
Invoked Cocytus
Invoked Cocytus
WATER Dragon ★6
ATK 1800 / DEF 2900
Dark Dimension [R]
"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 WATER monster
Cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. Your opponent cannot target this card with card effects. This card can attack while in face-up Defense Position. If it does, apply its ATK for damage calculation.

Alien Ammonite

Alien Ammonite
Alien Ammonite
LIGHT Reptile ★1
ATK 500 / DEF 200
Cybernetic Rebellion [UR]
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower "Alien" monster from your Graveyard. Destroy it during the End Phase.

Alien Overlord

Alien Overlord
Alien Overlord
DARK Reptile ★6
ATK 2200 / DEF 1600
Abyss Encounter [R]
You can remove 2 A-Counters from anywhere on the field to Special Summon this card from your hand. Once per turn, you can place 1 A-Counter on each face-up monster your opponent controls. (If a monster with an A-Counter battles an "Alien" monster, it loses 300 ATK and DEF for each A-Counter during damage calculation only.) You can only control 1 face-up "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

Alien Telepath
Alien Telepath
FIRE Reptile ★4
ATK 1600 / DEF 1000
Abyss Encounter [R]
Once per turn, you can remove 1 A-Counter from a monster your opponent controls, and destroy 1 Spell or Trap Card. (If a monster with an A-Counter battles an "Alien" monster, it loses 300 ATK and DEF for each A-Counter during damage calculation only.)

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 Warrior
Alien Warrior
EARTH Reptile ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 1000
Abyss Encounter [R]
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, place 2 A-Counters on the monster that destroyed it. (If a monster with an A-Counter battles an "Alien" monster, it loses 300 ATK and DEF for each A-Counter during damage calculation only.)

Alien Kids

Alien Kid
Alien Kid
LIGHT Reptile
ATK 1600 / DEF 700
Abyss Encounter [N]
Cybernetic Rebellion [N]
Place 1 A-Counter on all monsters Special Summoned to your opponent's side of the field. (If a monster with an A-Counter battles an "Alien" monster, it loses 300 ATK and DEF for each A-Counter during damage calculation only.)

“A” Cell recombination Device

A Cell Recomposition Device
A Cell Recomposition Device
Quick Spell
Abyss Encounter [R]
Target 1 face-up monster on the field; send 1 "Alien" monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, and if you do, place A-Counters on the targeted monster equal to the sent monster's Level. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Alien" monster from your Deck to your hand.

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.

Revive

Powerful Rebirth
Powerful Rebirth
Continuous Trap
Kings Resonance [SR]
Blades of Spirits [SR]
Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target. Increase its Level by 1 and ATK and DEF by 100. When that monster is destroyed, destroy this card.

Extra Decks

Stardust Chronicle Spark Dragon
Stardust Chronicle Spark Dragon
LIGHT Dragon ★10
ATK 3000 / DEF 2500
Chronicle of Glory [UR]
1 Tuner Synchro Monster + 1 or more non-Tuner Synchro Monsters
Must be Synchro Summoned, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can banish 1 Synchro Monster from your Graveyard; this card is unaffected by other cards' effects for the rest of this turn. If this card in its owner's possession is destroyed by an opponent's card (by battle or card effect): You can target 1 of your banished Dragon-Type Synchro Monsters; Special Summon it.
Coral Dragon
Coral Dragon
WATER Dragon ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 500
Chronicle of Glory [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Coral Dragon" once per turn.
Cosmic Fortress Gol gar
Cosmic Fortress Gol gar
LIGHT Reptile ★5
ATK 2600 / DEF 1800
Cybernetic Rebellion [UR]
"Alien Ammonite" + 1 or more non-Tuner "Alien" monsters
Once per turn, you can select any number of face-up Spell or Trap Cards. Return those cards to their owners' hands, and distribute new A-Counters among monsters on the field equal to the number of cards returned. Once per turn, you can remove 2 A-Counters from anywhere on the field to destroy 1 card your opponent controls.
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries
LIGHT Fiend ★5
ATK 2300 / DEF 1500
Secrets of the Ancients [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monstersIf this card attacks or is attacked, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step.
Old Entity Hastorr
Old Entity Hastorr
WIND Reptile ★4
ATK 2300 / DEF 1000
Masters of Shadow [SR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
If this card is sent from the Monster Zone to the Graveyard: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; equip this card from your Graveyard to that monster. That monster cannot attack, also its effects are negated. If this card leaves the field while equipped to an opponent's monster by this effect: Take control of the monster this card was equipped to.

Skills Suggestion

[Skill] descriptionUser
Switcheroo
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. Return 1 card in your hand to your Deck and draw another. This skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
Bandit Keith
Bandit Keith
[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.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale

Other Useful Cards

Brainwashing Beam
Brainwashing Beam
Continuous Trap
Abyss Encounter [R]
Select 1 monster with at least 1 A-Counter on your opponent's side of the field, and take control of that monster. During each of your End Phases, remove 1 A-Counter from that controlled monster. If all A-Counters are removed from that monster, or that monster is destroyed, destroy this card.

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
Mysterious Triangle
Quick Spell
Abyss Encounter [SR]
Destroy 1 monster on the field with an A-Counter. Then, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 "Alien" monster from your Deck. Destroy it during the End Phase.

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.

Comments

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D14bloz2z
Why they haven’t released planet pollutant virus for aliens ?
darius
I know there are some die hard alien fans around lol, so I just wanted to say this deck can jump in the tier list maybe up to tier 0... only if they give us Alien Fortress Gol'gar.

Damn, that thing is strong... fortress from ocean space.
<< Anonymous
not dio brando Reply
Overlord+Golgar is a scary duo. They just shoot A-Counters at everyhing that moves before bouncing backrow all over the place. As an alien enthusiast, I can confirm that once we get our boi Ammonite, Aliens will likely jump to tier 3. He turns Recombination to a one card Golgar/Armades, since you can just dump, spray, search and synchro.
<< Anonymous(not dio brando)
Anonymous Reply
I'd say Aliens are already tier 3. The only cards that can give them trouble are canadias and hey trunade (can blow brainwashing and other techs to your hand), so I think they are still viable after some weeks after the season started
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Golgar and ammonite are both arriving in the new main box
<< Anonymous(darius)
Anonymous Reply
damn, they are already here but the deck wasn't that broken. I guess I can't really complain.
Anonymous
Ananta version is still pretty good, easily deals with T2 decks.
<< Anonymous
MAD TACO Reply
Nah man. Ananta is too slow.
<< Anonymous(MAD TACO)
Anonymous Reply
Nah, I disagree!
Anonymous
Alien support released way too late and nothing being done about current meta, so they are completely dead.
Anonymous
In New to game do they occasionally add new blood to types to rejuvenate old decks or are they just history
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
maybe theyll add the alien synchro ...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Aliens support is in upcoming new box, including a synchro monster
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
LOL yeah
Anonymous
I think 2 ammonites are optimal because with 3 you might brick very hard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think OP is correct.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ammonite is kinda broken tbh
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
LOL YEAH, ammonite is broken as hell dude
Anonymous
Is 1 ammonite enough
Anonymous
Rio de Janeiro Deck
Vou te roubei!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Rio the janitor
Anonymous
Gol'gar + brainwashing are a really powerful combo, for example... red-eyes slash would be able to negate only 1 effect... (I think)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It can negate as many effects as equipped cards.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
OP card, gol'gar is such a great counter for red-eyes.
Anonymous
Nobleman of crossout
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
nice one
John
fun deck... if play really wel can be good...
but in competitives matches is weak...
is good deck to try kog for fun...
Anonymous
Meme deck!!

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