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Metaphys: deck recipe [Nov 2019 Updated]

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Overview

“Metaphys” is an archetype of LIGHT Wyrm monsters that will soon be introduced, together with its Type, in the 20th Main Box Blazing Rose.

“Metaphys” is an archetype whose playstyle revolves around banishing its own cards in order to set up and trigger certain effects. If they are banished, most “Metaphys” monsters can be shuffled back into the Deck and activate their effects, adding cards from the Deck to the hand, banishing cards from the Deck or Special Summoning monsters from the hand.

If they are Special Summoned by the effect of a monster of their own archetype, some “Metaphys” monsters gain additional effects, some of which can completely change the state of the board.

Example Deck

Kiteroid Version

Metaphys DaedalusMetaphys DaedalusKiteroidKiteroidMetaphys NephthysMetaphys Nephthys
Metaphys NephthysMetaphys Tyrant DragonMetaphys Tyrant DragonAloof LupineAloof LupineAloof Lupine
Gold SarcophagusGold SarcophagusGold SarcophagusAsymmetaphysAsymmetaphysAsymmetaphys
Metaphys DimensionMetaphys Dimension----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Grit
If you had 4000 or more Life Points at the start of that turn, you Life Points will not fall below 1 for one time only. This Skill will only activate once per Duel.
Joey Wheeler
Joey Wheeler

Gold Sarcophagus Version

Metaphys DaedalusMetaphys DaedalusMetaphys DaedalusMetaphys NephthysMetaphys NephthysMetaphys Nephthys
Metaphys Tyrant DragonMetaphys Tyrant DragonMetaphys Tyrant DragonAloof LupineAloof LupineAloof Lupine
Gold SarcophagusGold SarcophagusGold SarcophagusAsymmetaphysAsymmetaphysAsymmetaphys
Metaphys DimensionMetaphys Dimension----

Budget Version

Lava GolemMetaphys DaedalusMetaphys DaedalusMetaphys NephthysMetaphys NephthysMetaphys Nephthys
Metaphys Tyrant DragonMetaphys Tyrant DragonMetaphys Tyrant DragonAloof LupineAloof LupineAloof Lupine
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerMetaphys FactorMetaphys FactorAsymmetaphysAsymmetaphys
AsymmetaphysMetaphys Dimension----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the Atk of all Level 5 or higher face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas

How to Use

Normal Summon Aloof Lupine

When Aloof Lupine is Normal Summoned, you can banish 1 monster from your hand and one from your Deck with the same Type.

  • If you banish a Metaphys Tyrant Dragon, during your opponent’s Standby Phase, you will be able to shuffle it back into the Deck and Special Summon 1 “Metaphys” monster from your hand. Special Summon a Metaphys Daedalus and banish all other Special Summoned monsters on the field or Special Summon a Metaphys Nephthys and banish all Set Spell and Trap Cards on the field. You can also use Metaphys Tyrant Dragon’s effect to Special Summon another Metaphys Tyrant Dragon. If Metaphys Tyrant Dragon was Special Summoned by the effect of a “Metaphys” monster.

  • If you banish Metaphys Nephthys, during your opponent’s Standby Phase, you will be able to shuffle it back into the Deck and add 1 “Metaphys” card from your Deck to your hand.

Unlike Gold Sarcophagus and Asymmetaphys, Aloof Lupine’s effect cannot be negated by Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En or Silent Magician. Even if Aloof Lupine is flipped face-down by a Floodgate Trap Hole or a Paleozoic Canadia, you will still be able to banish a “Metaphys” monster from your hand and one from your Deck.

Activate Asymmetaphys

Once per turn, Asymmetaphys allows you to banish 1 “Metaphys” card from your hand and draw 1 card. Use Asymmetaphys to enable the effects of your “Metaphys” monsters while also going through your Deck. If you don’t have a “Metaphys” monster in your hand, you can also banish a copy of Asymmetaphys or Metaphys Dimension.

  • If a “Metaphys” card in its owner’s possession is banished during your turn (Metaphys Tyrant Dragon, Aloof Lupine and Asymmetaphys), Asymmetaphys will reduce the ATK and DEF of all non- "Metaphys" monsters on the field by 500. As long as those monsters stay face-up on the field, the debuff will still be applied, even if the Continuous Spell leaves the field. Lowering the ATK and DEF of your opponent’s monsters will make it easier for Metaphys Tyrant Dragon to get over them and finish off your opponent with its second attack.

  • If a “Metaphys” card in its owner’s possession is banished during your opponent’s turn (Metaphys Daedalus and Metaphys Dimension), the battle position of all non-”Metaphys” monsters on the field is changed. If your opponent banishes one of your “Metaphys” cards (D.D. Assailant, Cosmic Cyclone and Amazoness Onslaught), Asymmetaphys will immediately switch their monsters into Defense Position, preventing a potential OTK.

OTK with Metaphys Tyrant Dragon

If Metaphys Tyrant Dragon was Special Summoned by the effect of a “Metaphys” monster, it’s unaffected by the effects of Trap Cards and, if it attacks a monster, it can make a second attack in a row. Use Metaphys Tyrant Dragon’s effect to Special Summon another Metaphys Tyrant Dragon from your hand and use Asymmetaphys’s effect to lower the ATK of your opponent’s monsters and close the game.

Advice:
If you are on the play, you might want to banish Metaphys Daedalus and use its effect to banish Metaphys Tyrant Dragon during your opponent’s Standby Phase. During your Standby Phase, Metaphys Tyrant Dragon will then allow you to Special Summon a “Metaphys” monster from your hand.

If your opponent has Special Summoned an Elemental HERO Brave Neos, Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En or Red-Eyes Slash Dragon, you can now Special Summon Metaphys Daedalus and get rid of it; if they have decided to play defensively and simply Set some Spell/Trap Cards, you can Special Summon Metaphys Nephthys; if you see an opening for an OTK, you can Special Summon Metaphys Tyrant Dragon.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the Atk of all Level 5 or higher face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas

Beatdown functions pretty well in combination with Metaphys Tyrant Dragon. Since consistency is not really an issue, focusing on the fact that your monsters are not naturally bigger than anything else in the current meta might be a good idea.

Matchups

Six Samurai Matchups (Favorable)

Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En can negate the activation of Gold Sarcophagus and Asymmetaphys, preventing you from setting up, but there is nothing your opponent can really do to Aloof Lupine. Moreover, if you are on the play, the Level 5 “Six Samurai” Synchro becomes a lot less problematic to deal with since Metaphys Daedalus can simply banish it together with whatever else your opponent managed to Summon from their Extra Deck. Six Style - Dual Wield is completely useless against Metaphys Tyrant Dragon, which leaves your opponent with only one way of getting rid of your biggest monster: Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi.

Neos Fusion Matchups (Neutral)

Metaphys Daedalus can remove Elemental HERO Brave Neos from the field, bypassing Neos Fusion, but Lava Golem, Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 "Sazank" and Gale Lizard cannot be dealing with quite as easily. On the bright side, Metaphys Tyrant Dragon’s immunity to Drowning Mirror Force and Floodgate Trap Hole and Metaphys Nephthys’s ability to banish your opponent’s back row can give you an edge in this matchup.

Blue-Eyes Matchups (Neutral)

Metaphys does take a few turns in order to get going and an aggressive Deck like Blue-Eyes could easily take advantage of that. It’s true that Metaphys Daedalus can essentially wipe your opponent’s entire board, but you can only do that during the Standby Phase. You could Special Summon Metaphys Daedalus via Metaphys Dimension, but that would not trigger the effect of your monster, which is also the main reason why I personally don’t like that card.

If you are on the play, banishing Metaphys Tyrant Dragon via Aloof Lupine, Gold Sarcophagus or Asymmetaphys and Special Summoning Metaphys Daedalus during your opponent’s Standby Phase would be completely pointless. Without Treacherous Trap Hole, it would be very easy for your opponent to finish you off, even if you decided to Special Summon one of your monsters to prevent that.

Red-Eyes Fusion Matchups (Favorable)

Metaphys Daedalus’s effect does not target, which means that your opponent cannot negate it via Red-Eyes Slash Dragon by sending an Equip Card to the Graveyard. If Red-Eyes Slash Dragon is banished instead of being destroyed, your opponent will not be able to Special Summon any monster that was equipped to it from the Graveyard and Red-Eyes Retro Dragon will also be completely useless.

Geartown Turbo Matchup (Neutral)

Unless your opponent is able to OTK you on Turn 2, you should be able to set up and quickly take control of the field. Recovery is not exactly Geartown Turbo’s forte, especially if Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon is banished instead of being sent to the Graveyard. It should be mentioned that, even with Beatdown, Metaphys Tyrant Dragon by itself is unable to get over an Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon under Ancient Gear Castle and, if your opponent did not Special Summon the Level 9 Machine monster, you cannot banish it via Daedalus.

Comments

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ness
till this i still dont know how to work around this deck because every card is a god damn essay and i would rather lose to this deck then read what any of these cards do
<< Anonymous(ness)
Anonymous Reply
ikr.. before you could finish read and understanding their effect, your card already banished..
<< Anonymous(ness)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Yugioh is known for walls of text but it isn't hard to understand since each metaphys monster has a special summon effect and a banished effect and that's it.
Anonymous
BALANCED DECK.
Not too op, not too strong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This deck is really not OP. Not nearly as strong as Darklord or Invoked.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not really op, indeed. But it clap darklords and invoked hard.
Anonymous
this deck is still alive....until now....in the darkest place...of current meta
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
> in the darkest place...of current meta

There ain't nothing darker than an 🔥
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
than an a*s
🔥
Usually visible.. despite its phantom.. existence..
Anonymous
I have no luck with battle trap build (ebola/drowning/kiteroid), maindecked Soul Absorbtion works better for my case.
Dude
I respect this deck. It's powerful.
<< Anonymous(Dude)
Anonymous Reply
It's nice.
Anonymous
The only deck that will always be meta
Creep
Creep
to this day this archetype still
Algiedi lover
Got my 3rd gold sarco from latest UR dream ticket. Would love to see it plays in my metaphys deck. Thank you konami.
Anonymous
I used the budget version (but i have 1 daedulus so i replaced it with soul release and replaced 1 enemy control with 1 drowning mirror) got to legend 3 very easy but still can't pull 5 win streak but i will try tommorow to get my first KOG
Anonymous
Either this deck bricks a lot or I'm dumb as a brick, it's really hard to play D:
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Your card ratios may be off. Try adding some more play starters or take away some metaphys.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm using the same version as the Budget deck shown here, what do you think I should be changing? For skills I use Heavy Starter but idk if it's good.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Despite the decks listed here, run 1 or 2 Metaphys Factor so that you can normal summon your Metaphys monsters without tributing. Everyone discounts the archetypes field spell, and it helps alot

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