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Overview

Gimmick Puppets are an XYZ focused deck that's all about using your opponent's monsters. Taking control of them, and changing their levels to summon your own level 8 XYZ. This can often turn a losing duel to a win in an instant.

Required Card Boxes

Antinomic Theory Darkness Gimmick Arts of Atlantis Selection Box Vol.04

Example Deck

Standard Version

Gimmick Puppet Terror BabyGimmick Puppet Terror BabyGimmick Puppet Terror BabyGimmick Puppet Bisque DollGimmick Puppet Bisque DollGimmick Puppet Bisque Doll
Gimmick Puppet Dreary DollGimmick Puppet Magnet DollGimmick Puppet Magnet DollGimmick Puppet Magnet DollGimmick Puppet Gear ChangerJunk Puppet
Junk PuppetPerform PuppetBook of MoonBook of MoonMystical Space TyphoonMystical Space Typhoon
Condolence PuppetCondolence PuppetCondolence PuppetXyz BlockXyz BlockXyz Block
Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of StringsNumber 40: Gimmick Puppet of StringsNumber 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant GrinderNumber 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant GrinderGimmick Puppet Gigantes DollGimmick Puppet Gigantes Doll
Number 70: Malevolent Sin-----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Relinquished Puppet
Send 1 Level 8 "Gimmick Puppet" monster in your hand or Deck to your Graveyard. Then, play 1 "Gimmick Puppet Des Troy" from outside your Deck.
This Skill can only be used if you begin the Duel with a Deck/Extra Deck that contains no monsters other than "Gimmick Puppet" monsters and DARK "Number" monsters.
This Skill can be used once per Duel.
Quattro
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How to Play

Gimmick Puppet Des Troy

Gimmick Puppet Des Troy
Gimmick Puppet Des Troy
DARK Machine ★4
ATK / DEF
Raid Duel - Giant Grinder: The Meet-and-Greet of Nightmares [SR]
You can target 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster on the field; destroy it. This effect can only be used once while this card is face-up on the field. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 or 2 "Gimmick Puppet" monsters from your hand.

Only summonable by using the skill. This can be a decent turn 1 card to pass the turn since your opponent has no monsters for you to take control of. You can use this to destroy any Gimmick Puppet monster, making it really good against mirror matches.

Since summoning this doesn't use your normal summon, you just need to have another level 4 monster to XYZ into Gigantes Doll to take control of up to 2 monsters your opponent controls.

If you only have a level 8 monster in your hand:

  • Activate your skill to send Dreary Doll from your deck to grave.
  • Activate Des Troy's effect to special summon your lvl 8 from hand.
  • Activate Dreary Doll from your graveyard by banishing the Des Troy.
  • XYZ into Giant Grinder or Gimmick Puppet of Strings.

Gimmick Puppet Monsters

Gimmick Puppet Terror Baby
Gimmick Puppet Terror Baby
DARK Machine ★4
ATK 500 / DEF 0
Darkness Gimmick [UR]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster in your GY, except "Gimmick Puppet Terror Baby"; Special Summon it in Defense Position. You can banish this card from your GY; your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to the activation of your "Gimmick Puppet" monster effects this turn.

A simple 1 card for XYZ summoning. Activating the skill will already put a level 4 monster on your field, so having this in hand without its effect can already become an XYZ monster, but it's also a great follow up card for the later turns.

If you have a Dreary Doll in your graveyard that you can activate, you can XYZ into a level 4 and 8 on the same turn:

  • Use the skill to send Gear Changer from the deck to grave.
  • Normal summon Terror Baby and special summon the Gear Changer.
  • XYZ into a level 4 using Des Troy and Terror Baby.
  • Special summon Dreary Doll and activate Gear Changer's effect, targeting Dreary Doll to become a level 8.
  • XYZ into a rank 8 using Gear Changer and Dreary Doll.
Gimmick Puppet Bisque Doll
Gimmick Puppet Bisque Doll
DARK Machine ★8
ATK 1000 / DEF 1000
Darkness Gimmick [SR]
You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by discarding 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster. You can banish this card from your GY; your opponent cannot target "Gimmick Puppet" monsters you control with card effects this turn.

Best used (in the graveyard) at the start of the turn before you summon any Gimmick Puppet monsters. If you have Condolence Puppet in hand, you can send this card to the grave and use its effect first before using the skill. This prevents your opponent from being able to destroy your monsters as you're trying to make a play.

The cost of a Gimmick Puppet discard can be used for Dreary Doll, which is almost always in the grave since you can easily send it there using the skill or Condolence Puppet.

Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll
Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll
DARK Machine ★8
ATK 0 / DEF 0
Darkness Gimmick [SR]
If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 other "Gimmick Puppet" monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. You can only use this effect of "Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll" once per turn. This card cannot be used as an Xyz Material for an Xyz Summon, except for the Xyz Summon of a "Gimmick Puppet" monster.

Essentially used as a continuous level 8 monster that you can keep special summoning once per turn. You only need 1 copy of this since you can consistently send it to the grave with the skill or Condolence Puppet.

Gimmick Puppet Magnet Doll
Gimmick Puppet Magnet Doll
DARK Machine ★8
ATK 1000 / DEF 1000
Quattro Roaming Event [SR]
If your opponent controls a monster, and all monsters you control are "Gimmick Puppet" monsters (min. 1), you can Special Summon this card (from your hand).

A simple level 8 monster with a special summon effect to XYZ with any of the other level 8.

Gimmick Puppet Gear Changer
Gimmick Puppet Gear Changer
EARTH Machine ★1
ATK 100 / DEF 100
Raid Duel - Giant Grinder: The Meet-and-Greet of Nightmares [SR]
Cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck. Once per turn: You can target 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster you control, except this card; this card's Level becomes the Level of that monster.

Used to pair up with any of the other monsters so you can XYZ into a rank 4 or 8. Be sure to activate Bisque Doll first before you summon this card since it has very low stats.

Junk Puppet

Junk Puppet
Junk Puppet
Normal Spell
Arts of Atlantis [UR]
Target 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it. You can only activate 1 "Junk Puppet" per turn.

Can special summon any Gimmick Puppet monster regardless of their level. Since you can even use the skill at the start of the duel, you can essentially use this to summon a specific monster from your deck. Though you'll most often want to send either Dreary Doll or Bisque Doll, so this can be treated as a good way to have a level 8 to your field.

Perform Puppet

Perform Puppet
Perform Puppet
Continuous Spell
Quattro Lvl 10, 16, and 25 [UR]
You can banish 1 "Gimmick Puppet" monster from your GY; all monsters you currently control become that banished monster's Level, until the end of this turn (even if this card leaves the field). If a face-up "Gimmick Puppet" monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect and sent to the GY: You can target 1 of your banished "Gimmick Puppet" monsters; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Perform Puppet" once per turn.

This can make it more consistent to go for either rank 4 or 8. The banish cost can be an issue since you'll probably want to use Dreary Doll's effect, but this spell's effect of using banished monsters makes it kind of worth it.

Condolence Puppet

Condolence Puppet
Condolence Puppet
Normal Spell
Arts of Atlantis [SR]
Send "Gimmick Puppet" monsters with different names from your Deck to the GY, up to the number of monsters your opponent controls that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck +1. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Machine Xyz Monster you control; it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects while face-up on the field. You can only use each effect of "Condolence Puppet" once per turn.

Even if your opponent doesn't control any monster, you can already send a specific Gimmick Puppet monster from deck to the graveyard, which is already good enough since you can put another one through the skill.

If you have this in your starting hand, use it to send Bisque Doll and activate it first before making a play or use your skill to protect them from dangerous targeted effects.

XYZ Block

Xyz Block
Xyz Block
Counter Trap
Shining Hope [SR]
When your opponent activates a monster effect: Detach 1 Xyz Material from a monster you control; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that monster.

Since Puppet of Strings' effect isn't really that strong, you can use those materials to negate a monster instead.

Extra Decks

Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder
Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder
DARK Machine ★8
ATK 1500 / DEF 2500
Darkness Gimmick [UR]
2 Level 8 monsters
Up to twice per turn, during your Main Phase 1: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; destroy it, then if it was an Xyz Monster, inflict damage to your opponent equal half to its original ATK.

The rank 4 Gimmick Puppet XYZ is to take control of up to 2 monsters, while this rank 8 is to simply destroy them. However, keep in mind that this destruction effect has a restriction where it can only destroy special summoned monsters, while the rank 4 has no such restriction.

Gimmick Puppet Gigantes Doll
Gimmick Puppet Gigantes Doll
DARK Machine ★4
ATK 0 / DEF 2000
Mechanic Souls [SR]
2 Level 4 "Gimmick Puppet" monsters
You can detach 2 materials from this card, then target up to 2 monsters your opponent controls; gain control of them until the End Phase, also for the rest of this turn you cannot Special Summon monsters, except "Gimmick Puppet" monsters, nor declare an attack, except with Xyz Monsters. You can Tribute this card; all monsters you currently control become Level 8 until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Gimmick Puppet Gigantes Doll" once per turn.

Essentially the main signature card of the deck. Can be used even if your opponent only controls 1 monster, but best used when they have 2 of course.

If you take control of non XYZ monsters, then you will need to use Gigantes Doll's effect to change their levels into 8 so you can summon an XYZ of your own.

Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings
Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings
DARK Machine ★8
ATK 3000 / DEF 2000
Quattro Lvl 18, and 30 [UR]
2 Level 8 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; place 1 String Counter on each face-up monster on the field, except this card. If you do, during your opponent's next End Phase: Destroy the monsters with String Counters, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent for each monster destroyed.

Its effect isn't really that reliable since it's kind of slow. Puppet of Strings is mostly used as the card you XYZ into after you take control of your opponent's monster. This is because the other option is Giant Grinder, and that monster has lower ATK, which will make it harder to survive the next turn.

Number 70: Malevolent Sin
Number 70: Malevolent Sin
DARK Insect ★4
ATK 2400 / DEF 1200
Photons of Galaxy [SR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; banish it until your opponent's next Standby Phase. At the end of the Damage Step, if this card attacked: You can make this card gain 300 ATK, and if you do, increase its Rank by 3.

A handy card to bring since it has a good effect and it's a generic rank 4 monster. Just keep in mind that it's not a "Gimmick Puppet" monster, which means it's not protected from Bisque Doll's effect, or any of your Gimmick Puppet graveyard effects.

Other Cards Options

Other Extra Decks

Number 22: Zombiestein
Number 22: Zombiestein
DARK Zombie ★8
ATK 4500 / DEF 1000
Darkness Gimmick [SR]
2 Level 8 DARK monsters
Must be Xyz Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; change this card to Defense Position, and if you do, negate that face-up card's effect until the End Phase.

A pretty good optional card to use as a rank 8 XYZ. 4500 ATK is high enough to one shot your opponent, making it a great comeback card from your opponent controlling 2 monsters to a win for you in a turn.

The negate effect is pretty strong since it's a quick effect and can negate any face-up card, but switching it to DEF with only 1000 can make it difficult to survive.

Advance Draw

Advance Draw
Advance Draw
Normal Spell
Mokuba Kaiba [SR]
Tribute 1 face-up Level 8 or higher monster you control; draw 2 cards.

May help potential bricking, and can be used often since you can keep special summoning Dreary Doll. Special summoning Bisque Doll and using Advance Draw helps put her in the graveyard for the protection effect as well.

Comments

Anonymous
So... Another glass cannon?
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
This is a Tier 3 deck.
Anonymous
3 ur puppet cards from main box, saw that coming
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Terror baby ain't that essential actually you can run 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can you run only 1 copy of terror baby, or 2 copies are neccesary?
Silver sheep
Treacherous is the fake doll.nice card
<< Anonymous(Silver sheep)
Not KoG Reply
Lecherous Trap Hole was the original name of the card.
Anonymous
Don’t waste any gems on this, probably one of the most terrible and worst decks in duel links (at the moment), I did and I’m regretting so hard
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Says anon while going 12-0.
Anonymous
Inzektors are a better deck, change my mind.
Anonymous
That's a nice deck, it would be a shame if someone played stygian dirge
Anonymous
Sorry IV fans, but this deck suck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Everything he played sucks according to him, so his opinion has no value. He's just bad.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
destroying special summons is nice but you cannot follow up with decent damage after. Backrow of any kind stops this deck hard. Gimmick puppet of strings is slow on it's own. Either chaos puppet will help this deck immensely
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Concentrating Current. 1500+2500 lethal if opponent's board is empty
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh yeah, 1500 + 2500 is a straight OTK.
Golden sheep
Treacherous is very good in this decks.you have to destroy the two monsters and use the eff of gg doll.
Golden sheep
Illike this deck it's same to my other decks I played.but the name is same(book of the mystical space typhoon).
Anonymous
Hella cheap

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