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  • Example Deck [Balance Version] Updated

Overview

Noble Knight monsters usually have the own set of useful effects, but this build will include the most relevant Noble Knight monsters to be used in conjunction with their Noble Arms Spells. The fastest combo is to Normal Summon Noble Knight Medraut, equip it with any Noble Arms, and Special Summon Noble Knight Drystan to the Field in Defense mode. This deck has options to either obtain Noble Arms - Arfeudutyr to allow your Noble Knight monsters to destroy set cards, or to get Noble Arms of Destiny for protection. The main strength of this deck is to utilize Noble Knight Drystan’s effect to destroy any face-up card, when it is equipped with any Noble Arms equip Spell.

Example Deck

Updated Version

Noble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight Drystan
Glory of the Noble KnightsGlory of the Noble KnightsGlory of the Noble KnightsNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - Gallatin
Noble Arms of DestinyNoble Arms of DestinyPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaTyphoon
Wild TornadoWild Tornado--------
[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

Previous Version

Balance Version

Noble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight Drystan
Double CycloneDouble CycloneDouble CycloneGlory of the Noble KnightsGlory of the Noble KnightsGlory of the Noble Knights
Noble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - CaliburnNoble Arms - GallatinNoble Arms of Destiny
Noble Arms of DestinyNoble Arms of Destiny--------

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Noble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight Drystan
Noble Knight BorzNoble Knight BorzDouble CycloneDouble CycloneGlory of the Noble KnightsGlory of the Noble Knights
Noble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - GallatinNoble Arms of DestinyNoble Arms of DestinyEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerTreacherous Trap Hole--------
Noble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight Drystan
Noble Knight BorzNoble Knight BedwyrTies of the BrethrenSwords at DawnSwords at DawnGlory of the Noble Knights
Glory of the Noble KnightsNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - GallatinNoble Arms of DestinyNoble Arms of DestinyEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerTreacherous Trap Hole--------
Noble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight MedrautNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight DrystanNoble Knight Drystan
Noble Knight BorzNoble Knight BedwyrTies of the BrethrenSwords at DawnSwords at DawnGlory of the Noble Knights
Glory of the Noble KnightsNoble Arms - ArfeudutyrNoble Arms - GallatinNoble Arms of DestinyNoble Arms of DestinyEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerTreacherous Trap Hole--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Vellian Crowler
Vellian Crowler

How to Use

This deck relies mostly on Noble Knight Drystan, either you can Normal Summon him from your Hand, or you can use Noble Knight Medraut to Special Summon him from your Deck. You can equip Noble Arms of Destiny to allow Noble Knight Drystan to destroy 1 face up card on the Field, and at the same time grant Noble Knight Drystan immunity to battle and card effect 1 time, each turn. You can set Double Cyclone, and use it during your opponent’s turn, to destroy your Noble Arms and destroy their set Spell/Trap, and return Noble Arms to be equipped to Noble Knight Drystan, in order for Noble Knight Drystan to destroy your opponent’s face-up card. You can also use Glory of the Noble Knights during either you or your opponent’s turn, to equip Noble Knight Drystan with a Noble Arms Spell from your Deck, and trigger its effect to destroy 1 face-up card. Depending on situation, you can choose to use Noble Arms - Arfeudutyr to destroy opponent’s set Spell/Trap, Noble Arms - Caliburn to grant 500 ATK increase, and heals 500 LP every turn, Noble Arms - Gallatin to increase your Noble Knight monster’s ATK by 1000 (but it will reduce 200 ATK during each of your Standby Phases), you can use Double Cyclone to destroy Noble Arms - Gallatin, and re-equip it to renew its ATK to 1000.

Noble Knight Medraut & Noble Knight Drystan

This deck allows you to manipulate your starting hand in such a way that, you will most likely open with either Noble Knight Medraut or Noble Knight Drystan. If you have Noble Knight Medraut, you can Normal Summon Noble Knight Medraut and equip it with any Noble Arms spell, and Special Summon Noble Knight Drystan from your Deck in DEF mode. If you have Noble Knight Drystan in your Hand, simply Normal Summon him to the Field. The goal is to have Noble Knight Drystan on the Field as soon as possible.

Glory of the Noble Knights & Double Cyclone

Both of these cards are Quick-Play Spells, which means you can either use them on your turn or set them to be used during your opponent’s turn. This gives your Noble Knight Drystan great advantage because you can equip Noble Arms to him during your opponent’s turn to destroy your opponent’s card. However, bear in mind you can only use Noble Knight Drystan’s effect once during either player’s turn.

Noble Arms

In order to use Noble Arms’ effects efficiently, you have to understand what each of them does, and which are more suitable to be used in which situation. All Noble Arms have the effects of re-equipping themselves to any Noble Knight monster you choose, when they were destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, in other words, you can keep destroying them with card effects and they will still be re-equipped as long as there are Noble Knight monsters. You can only control 1 of each Noble Arms on the Field. Generally Noble Arms of Destiny is the most used because of its ability to protect your Noble Knight from being destroyed by battle or card effects, for 1 time. You can use Noble Arms - Arfeudutyr if your opponent plays backrow heavy decks, however the ATK loss is permanent even if you remove Noble Arms - Arfeudutyr from your Field. Noble Arms - Caliburn is a general ATK boost and Healing card, Noble Arms - Gallatin provides powerful ATK boost but you will have to end the duel fast to avoid too much ATK losses each turn.

Additional Notes

Noble Knight Bedwyr

This card has a good effect to send any Noble Arms card from your Deck to the Graveyard. This effect works well with Swords of Dawn, however it does not fit well in this deck as the search engine uses Glory of the Noble Knights.

Balance

Balance is the best skill to be used in this deck because you will have a high chance to have 1 Noble Knight monster and 3 Spell cards in your starting hand.

Additional Staple Tech

Since Noble Knight decks generally does not have strong draw power, it relies mostly on protection tech cards in conjunction with their Noble Arms’ effects, to steadily destroy their opponent’s cards and monsters. You can consider using Enemy Controller or Super Rush Headlong as additional protection.

Other Useful Cards

CardExplanation
Enemy Controller
Enemy Controller

Super Rush Headlong
Super Rush Headlong

Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Additional protection tech card

Comments

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Bad Ass
Noble Knight to avoid canadia floodgates and Econ take if you go second destroys spell and trap before summon a monster storm or expensive card ur/Sr for storm discard a card or field spell as long 1 monster and 1 equip card all you need
Anonymous
I never liked Noble Knights and I never will. That being said I do adore Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights link card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Isolde, needlefiber, summon sorc, and firewall are badly designed cards that should've never existed. If only they didn't exist, link era might actually be good and fun.
<< Anonymous
But wait Reply
Don't forget about knightmares. Seriously everyone and their mother are running them. Mainly Unicorn. links
<< Anonymous(But wait )
Anonymous Reply
The Guardragons feels like they're going to be the next cancer too.

Sometimes I seriously don't know what is Konami expecting to happen....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I hate Guardragons. 9/10 they'll end up with 4-5 monsters on the field and negating everything like no tomorrow
Anonymous
Everyone and their mum is running 2-3 Canadia, which makes this deck trash.
<< Anonymous
Option Reply
Everyone is running that trash deck named Amazoness. Arfeudutyr shines against it.
<< Anonymous(Option)
Anonymous Reply
It doesn't shine against Amazon. Arfeudutyr can only destroy one card a turn and weakens your monster, plus most traps in a typical amazon deck can activate in response to it, like Canadia, Onslaught and Willpower. You can't recover of your Drystan is flipped face down and you lose the equip spell, whereas Amazons can easily recover a destroyed monster or Onslaught. You get outresourced and lose.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Amazoness is dead. You can play around canadia... If you chain gotnk to canadia onto your drystan you still get the destruction effect. If you have a drystan and summon medraut they can't target medraut. Ppl will misplay with canadia,tth, econ because drytan's protection. Once you get 2 monsters it doesn't matter that much cause you can bounce the equips.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Unless your opponent doesn't know what he's doing, people will always canadia/floodgate any noble knight you normal summon which means you are going to lose that 1 monster that you get from balance. After that you need to topdeck a monster, which is not easy on a deck that only run 6 monsters.
Anonymous
I have 2 wild tornadoes and two walls of disruption. Other useful cards i can put in my post-nerf deck to have 6 traps? And i have another question: trap cards that are equipped on monsters like metalmorph, kunai with chain etc... will trigger noble knights effects?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You don't want traps that have strict activation conditions because they clog your backrow and then you can't use glory. Try stuff like collected power and typhoon to activate Drystan.
<< Anonymous
DrillDude Reply
What do you guys think about floodgate or paleo canadia?
As a defensive cards and to use with arfeudutyr effect


Just to add, about collected power, I believe we can target opponent monster also and as long as it is a non-warrior, thus the noble arms will be destroyed and can be re-equipped to drystan to trigger it's effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Floodgate. Canadia, Interdimensional Matter transporter (to banish a NK, destroy the equip and re-equip on Drystan). Do not usemetalmorph, kunai or any traps like thoose (they don't trigger NK effects).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lowkey, glory to the noble knights only works on noble knights but it doesn't only work with noble arms. Go off king.
Anonymous
This deck can set up strong boards but gets shutdown too easily by floodgate, Canadia and econ take. The most popular builds are balance which only have 6 monsters, once you lose the first you have a very hard time recovering and straight up lose if you don't draw another.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Floodgate isnt that strong against noble knights. You can still use their effect in a chain before they are flipped facedown.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It wouldnt be right if you could recover easily from it as the deck would be unbeatable otherwise.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It wouldnt be right if you could recover easily from it as the deck would be unbeatable otherwise.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If your opponent knows KN better then you then you lose to these cards otherwise you don't. Drystan's protection from targeting is really underrated.
Advice please
Which decks can counter noble knights?

Seems that deck has close to no counterplay to it.

With balance they always have a great opener hand.
They can destroy the most cards each turn and can do it most consistent of all decks.

Noble knights need to be destroyed multple times, but how can you get the cards for that if they wipe your field in your turn and their turn?

Seems you need to draw some perfect opener hand and theirs has to be the worse possible balance opener hand and otherwise you lose.

If i am wrong please share which decks can deal with noble knight and how,
apart from a spellbook who starts first.
<< Anonymous(Advice please)
Anonymous Reply
Nobody replies because there is no true counter?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
magic deflector and cosmic cyclone.
or deck that use heavy backrows.
burn / stall is the natural counter even that massivemorph now at 1. (you need to patient and use arf, swing means you lose to wod, didnt swing means you get golem)

parasite infestation too, if you dont have oops or monster removal except drystan effect on your deck, then you cant use your equip until your next duel.
<< Anonymous(Advice please)
Anonymous Reply
Maybe horus or silent mgcian deck, bcause noble depending on spells
<< Anonymous(Advice please)
Anonymous Reply
dna surgery can be troublesome so busterblader but drystan can destroy it before it resolves and you play wild tornadoes or even typhoons. And tbh spellbooks matchup depends most on which player goes first. I feel like with bujins if they get hare in the gy and keep recycling and get a big field. But KN can lowkey stall really well with destiny.
New Player
Hi! I just started out this game and chose NK as my first competitive deck. My goal this month is to hopefully, reach King of Games!

I leeched this out from a reddit post. Is this really the optimal build? Balance (6-8-6), and all traps as backrow removals? Can I add 2-3 Cosmic Cyclone in exchange for the equip cards or it's worse? Is Wild Tornado + Typhoon really good combo, or should I add a couple of Floodgate and Canadia (I have lots of viable backrows too, like Tribute/Offerings to the Doomed, WoD, Widespread Ruin, Parallel Twister, etc.)?

Lastly, what are the pros and cons of this deck towards Vampires or Amazoness?

Thanks for helping me out! :D
<< Anonymous(New Player)
Anonymous Reply
I'm also testing it, maybe one ore two Canadia or Floodgate won't hurt. Also, based on my recent observations, a Floodgated Medraut on your second turn is very disastrous if you don't have a Dystran in hand for next turn. Maybe that "Ooops" card can be helpful too.
<< Anonymous(New Player)
Anonymous Reply
You can get KoG but it will be a really uphill climb. Canadia wrecks the deck, and it's currently everywhere.
<< Anonymous(New Player)
Anonymous Reply
I would replace the typhoons with canadias if you have 3. They can help you stall if you get floodgated/canadia'd on your first turn and you don't draw another monster fast enough. Plus it has crazy good synergy with arfuedutyr.

Blue eyes doesn't run canadia.
Vamps don't run canadia.
Masked heros do but you can equip your arfeudutyr to all THEIR monsters to pop their backrow.
Anonymous No. 2
How does this deck do against Blue-Eyes decks?
Has anyone climbed the ladder with NK over the past 2 weeks?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
I made Kog and beaten bewd masked hero vampires amd furries. Only bad matchup was spell books
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
Blue eyes don't stand a chance.. I defeated them all in platinum and got legend.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah, I'm still building mine (twp drystan and one Medriut so far) and beat blue eyes nearly everytime
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah, I'm still building mine (twp drystan and one Medriut so far) and beat blue eyes nearly everytime
Anonymous
Is 3 medraut and drystan an absolute requirement to a good nk deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, you absolutely need these 6 cards to give you a 100% chance of being able to summon Drystan on your first turn (when using Balance as a skill). Otherwise you can't reliably set up your field and can't control the opponents plays, which means you will be outresourced by most meta decks and lose.
<< Anonymous
Dari Reply
Nop, you can use a slightly more cancerous version, with 1 medraut 2 drystan and 3 amazoness swordswoman...swordswoman synergizes with NA of Destiny & Arfeudutyr pretty well, been wrecking the entire meta with this version
<< Anonymous(Dari)
Anonymous Reply
I'll try that! Lolz
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Very nice. Reply
interesting, it seems collected power is not that bad after all, it helps u to switch weapons if u dont have tornados.
kevicus
I think this deck should be moved to at least tier 3. I dont have the best decks but i can hold my own in ranked. But I have never, not once, beaten a Noble Knight deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
to counter NK in first few turns, you'll require lots of those "TRIPLE C": Cosmic, Chalice and Canadia

1) Balance NK usually draws GoNK and Destiny in first turn. NK perfectly sets up on their first turn, so even if you use Galazy Cyclone and the likes, you're still vulnerable on your next turn. CC is a bit more potent tho, if NK user only has one equip on starting turn.

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
2) if NK goes first, it's a big chance that both Medraut and Drystan are already in the field. Canadia will have to make extra effort since flipping either one will only transfer the equips to another one. If Canadia user goes first, then it might be a big problem for NK user.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
3) Having a lot of intensive backrow banishing and removal means you are missing out on a lot of support cards for your chosen archetype build. Even Phoenix-Yubel struggles to it because NK can outright destroy a field spell as early as the opponent's first turn. My personal opinion is that banishment is not as effective as Parasite Paracide, or DNA surgery against NKs.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
4) Alas, NK only needs a good setup on its first turn. With Masked and BEWD decks roaming around, CC usage was decreased a lot.

If NK was able to set up, then it's a very FAST and NON-INTERACTIVE deck to play against. Any deck that requires a monster to be summoned to start a play will struggle against NK. It can also conveniently check two backrow in one turn, easily executing a board wipe.
Anonymous
Why isn't cursed seal of the forbidden spell mentioned here? With that many spells in the build it can easily shut down spellbooks and masked heroes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It would be a brick card in the majority of matches.

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