Amano-Iwato Control: deck recipe [Nov 2019 Updated]

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Example Deck

Invoker Version

Aleister the InvokerAleister the InvokerAleister the InvokerAmano-IwatoAmano-IwatoAmano-Iwato
InvocationInvocationConcentrating CurrentConcentrating CurrentConcentrating CurrentWorld Legacy Clash
World Legacy ClashDark BribeDark BribeWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionRebirth of Parshath
Rebirth of ParshathRebirth of Parshath----
Invoked MagellanicaInvoked MagellanicaInvoked CocytusInvoked CocytusAvenging Knight ParshathAvenging Knight Parshath

Post-Banlist Version

Fusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode BeastFusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode BeastFusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode BeastAmano-IwatoAmano-IwatoAmano-Iwato
Concentrating CurrentConcentrating CurrentForbidden ChaliceForbidden ChaliceWorld Legacy ClashWorld Legacy Clash
Dark BribeDark BribeWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionXing Zhen HuRebirth of Parshath
Rebirth of ParshathRebirth of Parshath-Avenging Knight ParshathAvenging Knight ParshathAvenging Knight Parshath

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Duel, standby!
Each player's starting hand increases by 1 card. You cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards or monster effects on your first turn.
Tea Gardner
Tea Gardner


Amano - Iwato

Negates monster effects during the turn it is summoned, which prevents your opponent's monsters from using their floating effects. This hurts meta cards such as Desperado Barrel Dragon and Secret Six Samurai - Fuma. This will also prevent Fortune Lady Every from reviving during your End Phase. Being a Spirit monster, Amano-Iwato returns to your hand during your End Phase allowing you to keep reusing his effect.

World Legacy Clash

Summon Fusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode Beast without any tribute. Then use World Legacy Clash to temporarily banish him and debuff your opponent's monster by 2800 attack points. When Fusilier Dragon comes back he will come back in full power. With just this combo you can disrupt your opponent's play while simultaneously strengthening your field presence. During the next turn use Concentrating Current on Fusilier Dragon for a possible OTK.

You can use Beast King Barbaros in place of Fusilier Dragon but Fusilier Dragon is a better target for Concentrating Current.


Dimensional Prison and Wall of Disruption are simple to use, activate them when your opponent attacks with a powerful monster.

Dark Bribe can negate any Spell/Trap card your opponent activates. This can be put to use when protecting your Fusilier Dragon while performing an OTK. Other than that there are some key Spell/Traps you should be negating like Banishment of the Darklords, Fortune Lady Calling, Spellbook of Judgment, Six Style - Dual Wield.

Xing Zhen Hu is one of the few cards that perform their best during the first turn. The best time to use it is during the End Phase of the turn your opponent sets their backrow so they will not be able to activate the targeted cards in response.

Rebirth of Parshath

Rebirth of Parshath can negate any effect activated by your opponent making it great for disrupting their plays. Additionally you get to summon a big monster to your field. Avenging Knight Parshath is just an average beater but being summoned with such ease increases his value. You must have a Counter Trap in your hand to activate Rebirth of Parshath.


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Anonymous 6days ago
Isn't this deck completely dead after duel standby nerf?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Yes, since we don't have any consistent way to negate negative effect of Amano-Iwato as that skill.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Well, spirit monsters are like that in general. Izanagi and mirror of yata can remove iwato side eff. However, since there is no way people will use those
Anonymous 22days ago
mainter 22days ago
Got dlv max yesterday from dlv 15, it´s pretty strong and fun
Pure 🔥ous deck InMato prevents you to activates monster effect
<< Anonymous
Tackrad Reply
i don't think it's going to be that bad

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
P2W players 🔥
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The word 🔥 lost its meaning a looong time ago...

If it ever had any.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
not InMato. That's different card. It's Amano Potato
Say hello to my Swordsman Jinzo deck.
<< Anonymous
AmAno iwato Reply
well ..

hello ..

:) ..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
isnt jinzo negated by amano?
<< Anonymous
Yami Aaron 26days ago Reply
AmAno .. iwato ..
so cool ..
<< Anonymous(Yami Aaron)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Anonymous 23days ago
If the first deck list doesn't
use water monsters, then why
put cocytus on the extra
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Because you can use water monster in opponent's GY as material
Anonymous 27days ago
Decks like Duel Standby with Parshath are making many people quit this game due to no balance
Anonymous 30days ago
How can this deck be nerfed? What cards should be limited?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
If you semied Amano, the deck just dies without anything else really losing much.

I don't think this deck is a big enough deal to need that, though. I'd rather see Rebirth semied personally.
Evil Rick
Tracherous Trap Hole says hi! :P
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Tackrad Reply
that is if u draw it
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
There are counter traps for taking care of those :/ either way this is stupid. All cards have counters
Clash is semi now so this deck is dead right
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, clash getting hit didn’t hurt this deck much at all. It’s around
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Since this deck doesn't need econ or Treacherous, it would still work fine with 2 Clash
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Looking at the example deck, the deck just lose 1 card and none of the other cards are on the Limited 2 list. Just replace it with a third Concentrating Current instead.
i don't see my self getting to KOG with this but i'll try
I've noticed this deck is a bit more popular now. But it seems like it also was for a while not too long ago and then it sort of disappeared until recently. Is there a reason why it got popular again? I don't usually have a problem against this deck, but I was curious and I've been thinking of possibly trying it myself since I have been getting the cards off of tickets lately. Does anyone know anything about what made it get better or whatever?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply

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What cards did you have in the GY and what was the valid target?
I remember this card, sort of... Oh no wait I got it confused with power of the guardians
Guess mako might stand a chance
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