Metaphys: deck recipe

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“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
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.

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] descriptionUser
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.


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.


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ness 1days ago
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
Dude 16days ago
I respect this deck. It's powerful.
Algiedi lover 21days ago
Got my 3rd gold sarco from latest UR dream ticket. Would love to see it plays in my metaphys deck. Thank you konami.
Anonymous 21days ago
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
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 21days ago 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
The biggest issue the deck has right now, is that without Metaphys Tyrant's effect, all you have is a bunch of almost vanilla beaters that takes a long time to hit the field.

What makes Metaphys good is their main effect, but their main effect will not activate if they are not SS-ed by a Metaphys monster's effect. Right now only Tyrant and Executor can do that, but Tyrant takes too much time to do that, and nobody in their right mind would run Executor since it takes even more effort just to summon it.

Metaphys Ragnarok is needed, as it's a much faster and easier way to SS other Metaphys, since it does so upon inflicting Battle Damage. Just attack an opponent's weaker Attack Position monster on the same turn it is summoned. Even better, this means you then also can ram your opponent with the newly summoned monster.

And that's why Metaphys is not meta. We don't have Metaphys Ragnarok.
Heck, in the Loaner Deck duel with this deck, I actually won just by ramming Aloof Lupine into the NPC, I didn't even get any chance to summon any Metaphys.
<< Anonymous
Furiousrob66 Reply
It really depends on how good the player is. I've beaten plenty of meta decks. Ancient gears sub have given me the most trouble if they get reactor dragon out before you establish your banish loop. Banish tyrant to special summon daedelus will take care of any special summoned monsters and by that I mean that damn reactor dragon. I found myself throwing in dark bribes to negate cards that destroy
<< Anonymous
Furiousrob66 Reply
Also, running metaphys factor will allow you to normal summon any your metaphys monsters and has the added bonus of banishing them and activating metaphys dimension.
I've been using Red-Eyes but I'm going to try using the Gold Sarcophagus version of this deck. Any suggestions? I have all of the cards listed on this page, but should I switch any of the cards out for something else, such as TTH? Is 3 Metaphys Dimension too bricky?
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
Since you can search Metaphys Dimension via Metahys Nephthys, I don't think you need to run more than 2.
Treacherous Trap Hole sounds good, you can definitely implement it into your Deck; you could cut out a copy of Tyrant Dragon or Daedalus.
<< Anonymous
Furiousrob66 Reply
I've been fine running two copies. Just search it your banished meta nephthys. Gold sarc, asym, or meta daedelus can all banish neph and search dimension.
why my Tyrant Dragoon was destroyed? even though he was special summoned with Metaphys monster effect yet it was destroyed via trap effect of opponent is this a bug?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
statue of anguish pattern is treated as a monster when using its destruction effect
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
nice thx for reply sir cheers
<< Anonymous
Furiousrob66 Reply
Tyrant dragons effect when special summoned via another tyrant dragon won't activate if it is making a direct attack. It won't get it's trap immunity or second attack if it is not attacking a monster
Metaphys are too hard to play :(
Most poggers deck ever, it claps everyone.
<< Anonymous(Wow)
Anonymous Reply
+ 1 bro
I accidentally collected cards for this deck trying to get my third Black metal dragon and tried it


I don’t even have Golden sarcophagus but it feels like only one player is playing
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I was trying to get black metal for like 7 weeks untill today when i realised i have a fully functional metaphys deck (still havent aquired metal)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This deck doesn't require a milligram of brain, just set up continuous traps and banish everything that your opopnent is trying to put on the table, until he runs out of resources, the same as Spellbooks
<< Anonymous(Anonymous )
Anonymous Reply
This deck exists only to grief random players in the legend

It is completely shut down some slow decks but loses to quick OTK meta decks

You can not KOG with it, just troll
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I just hit KOG using Metaphys only LOL. Installed the app 10 days ago.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can hit KOG with almost anything if you lucky enough with your match ups and draws.
It's just a matter of time and grind.

Unfortunately this deck has been removed from the tier lists on all other sites.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I consistently beat six sams and blue eyes, I always stomped Triamids and I beat ancient gears every time they didn't OTK through grit (which only happened if they managed to summon three reactor dragons). The only decks that gave me a lot of trouble were Subterror (If I don't draw a Nephtys first turn it's a very difficult matchup, but still manageable) and Desperado, which pretty much stomped me

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