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Metaphys: deck recipe

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  • Gold Sarcophagus Version Decklist Updated

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

Gold Sarcophagus Version [Updated]

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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Anonymous 6days ago
It loses slowly, and that's the only annoying thing about it.
Anonymous 10days ago
Reaching KoG with this deck is so satisfying
Anonymous 12days ago
Imagine if we get Metaphys Ragnarok, and in Arc-V era, Metaphys Decoy Dragon.

This deck would be a lot better.
<< Anonymous
ValleCula 12days ago Reply
They could honestly have given us Ragnarok straight away as a UR in Blazing Rose. We would probably drop Aloof Lupine and add Cross Breed to get to a Turn 1 Ragnarok more consistently.
Anonymous 12days ago
rats with 1 HP
Anonymous
THIS DECK IS A MARVEL if you have 3 golden sarcophagus.

Metaphys Dimension after GS is a crazy combo. Top tier, damn !
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Everything depends on the player. I've watched a lots of streams and metaphys is very good. But you need the right cards like Golden Sac
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
It's good if you play it with GOLDEN SAC dude
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
memephys<>memelords LOL much expectation in them nad nothing ..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
I got boned by the Vagabond why he played this deck against me, but its the Vagabond so he gets to draw perfection. It can work really well against a lot of decks, but any amount of backline control ruins this deck since its reliant on its continuous face ups to keep the cycle going.
Mama Mia 24days ago
You could also use cross breed but it requires you to have 2 metaphys monster in your hand
<< Anonymous(Mama Mia)
ValleCula 24days ago Reply
I actually discovered Cross Breed was in the game just the other day, when a Metaphys player played it against me. I didn't know we had it when I made this page; I need to think about whether or not I want to add it to the decklist.
Jonathan 15days ago
One of the best decks !
Anonymous 22days ago
This Deck is so rubbish it ruins the gameplay. Having to wait ages for their turn to finish
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
If you could not OTK them on the first turn, you can stop waiting and start searching for the next duel
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
James 22days ago Reply
I Hate this new type too! The cards have so much text on them, and they're boring to play against
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
James 22days ago Reply
I Hate this new type too! The cards have so much text on them, and they're boring to play against
<< Anonymous(James)
RR 15days ago Reply
To James,

I just posted about this. I do agree. Literally you have to know about the deck beforehand to try to counter it. Otherwise, you might losing due to time limit because there is so much text into these cards.

Ironically, I just needed one win to reach 2nd stage (DL25) and had to face this deck and I won.
Anonymous 18days ago
No thanks to infinite loop. Limit that p2w Sarcophagus!
Anonymous 20days ago
i reach kog after 35-40 duels.. from legend 1... really hard and funny at the same time.
legacy world + dimension = great combo but abola give u a chance next turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
skill: heavy starter xD sorry.
Anonymous 22days ago
Man, it's been a while since I stopped playing in the TCG which the reason is due to becoming complicated and lack of time. Now, I just played against someone using this deck. I barely won with 09 seconds left so I almost lost due to time limit. These new decks have so much text that you barely have time to read to try to find a counter.

I found funny that the player played 2 of these continuous spells that when his monsters were being banished on my turn, my cards were literally dancing. Kinda like Zane vs Aster where the little kid said "mommy that dragon is playing tricks" when Aster was changing CED from ATK to DEF and viceversa.
Anonymous 29days ago
Hmm... What happens if single purchase was in the game? This card banishes them... So their effects still activated... Right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
First off... They're banished face-down, so no.

Second, we've had Single Purchase for nearly 2 years, it was a common in Electric Overload.
<< Anonymous
ValleCula 24days ago Reply
We do have Single Purchase, Anon 1.
That's not how Single Purchase works, Anon 2:
"If you have 3 or more cards in your hand (other than this card), and none of them are monsters: Banish your entire hand face-up; add 1 monster from your Deck to your hand."

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