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Cyber Angel: deck recipe

Duel Links Cyber Angel deck, how to use Cyber Angel, Cyber Angel in the Duel Links meta.
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  • Level Duplication Version Decklist added

Overview

With Cyber Angels still dominating the META after the first nerf, Konami decided to nerf Cyber Angels again back in early January. The nerf made Cyber Angels Dakini and Machine Angel Ritual semi-limited, which means that people have to decide to either play 1 Cyber Angel Dakini and 1 Machine Angel Ritual OR play 2 Cyber Angel Dakini and 0 Machine Angel Ritual.

Because of this nerf people started playing 3 copies of Saffira, Queen of Dragons in their Cyber Angel deck, paired with Hymn of Light which also gives protection to your Cyber Angel monsters, just like Machine Ritual does.

Example Deck

Level Duplication Version

Cyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel IdatenCyber Angel BentenCyber Angel BentenCyber Angel Benten
Gishki ChainGishki ChainGishki ChainSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand Hands
Hey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!
Fairy's BlessingFairy's Blessing

Grit Version

Saffira, Queen of DragonsSaffira, Queen of DragonsSaffira, Queen of DragonsCyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel IdatenCyber Angel Benten
Cyber Angel BentenCyber Angel BentenGishki ChainSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand Hands
Hey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Hymn of LightHymn of LightHymn of LightMachine Angel Ritual
Fairy's BlessingFairy's Blessing

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Grit
The skill is activated randomly when your turn starts. Your Life Points does not get decreased to less than 1 until your opponent's next turn ends.
Jesse Anderson
Jesse Anderson

Vennu Version

Deck is created by (松)@matsupaz1234

Vennu, Bright Bird of DivinityVennu, Bright Bird of DivinityVennu, Bright Bird of DivinityCyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel IdatenCyber Angel Benten
Cyber Angel BentenCyber Angel BentenGishki ChainGishki ChainSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand Hands
Senju of the Thousand HandsMachine Angel RitualPrimal CryPrimal CryPrimal CryFairy's Blessing
Fairy's BlessingFairy's Blessing

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Heavy Starter
If your Deck has 3 or more Level 5 or higher monsters with different names, you will have improved chance of having a Level 5 or higher monster in your starting hand.
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba

Previous Version

Saffira, Queen of DragonsSaffira, Queen of DragonsCyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel IdatenCyber Angel BentenCyber Angel Benten
Cyber Angel BentenSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsCyber Petit AngelCyber Petit Angel
Hey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Hymn of LightHymn of LightMachine Angel Ritual
Fairy's BlessingFairy's Blessing

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
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[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
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Note

If you only own 2 Saffira, Queen of Dragons, we recommend playing 2x Hymn of Light and 3x Sprite’s Blessing, leaving you room for one tech card like Cosmic Cyclone, Fire Formation - Gyokkou. Having three copies of Senju of the thousand hands is more important than having a third copy of Saffira, Queen of Dragons. Keep this in mind when deciding where to spend your gems.

How to use

The strength of this deck comes from the fact that it can search and cycle a lot of cards, allowing it to very quickly summon Saffira, Queen of Dragons and Cyber Angel Dakini, often with a Cyber Angel Idaten boost on top of it.

Saffira, Queen of Dragons

With Cyber Angel Dakini being semi-limited, meaning most people only run one copy of it now, Cyber Angel decks needed a new boss monster. Some have opted to use Vennu, Bright Bird of Divinity however the most consistent version runs Saffira, Queen of Dragons.

The reason people run three copies of this card is because it raises the odds that you can finish your turn with an Idaten boosted Cyber Angel Dakini AND Saffira, Queen of Dragons.

For example if you start with Saffira, Cyber Angel Benten, Cyber Petit Angel, Hymn of Light and Sprite’s Blessing.

You can summon Saffira by tributing Benten, and search for a Cyber Angel Idaten. You summon Cyber Petit Angel to search for Dakini followed by summoning your Dakini by tributing Cyber Petit Angel And Cyber Angel Idaten.

Whenever you ritual summon Saffira, Queen of Dragons, or a Light monster was sent from your hand or deck to the graveyard, you can activate one of her three effects.

Deciding which effect to activate will usually depend on the state of the game. If you went first and summoned Saffira you’ll more than likely want to draw 2 cards and discard one so that you can do something on your next turn. If you are at a later stage of the game where you have control of the game and your opponent only has 1 or 2 cards in hand you’ll want to discard one of their cards so they can’t get back in the game. The third effect you’ll want to use if you are in need of recycling your Cyber Angel Dakini or Idaten.

The ritual spell used to summon Saffira, Queen of Dragons is Hymn of light, which can also protect your Cyber Angel monsters from destruction, also Machine Angel Ritual can protect Saffira because she is a Light monster.

Senju of the Thousand Hands and Cyber Petit Angel

Besides the effect of Cyber Angel Idaten and Benten, these are the main monsters that allow you to easily add cards from your deck to your hand (searchers). In any card game this is always a powerful effect meaning the more copies of these cards you can have, the better.

Both Senju of the Thousand Hands and Cyber Petit Angel are fairy light monsters, meaning they can be searched by the effect of Cyber Angel Benten. Often you’ll want to summon Senju of the Thousand Hands because its attack combined with the attack of Cyber Angel Dakini (1400+2700) can make for a quick turn 2 victory, however depending on the ritual spells you have access to, there are situations where searching a Cyber Petit Angel is better than Senju of the Thousand Hands, because the 2 stars from Cyber Petit Angel go perfect with the 6 stars from Cyber
Angel Idaten and Benten when using MAAR.

Keep in mind you cannot search for Saffira, Queen of Dragons with Cyber Petit Angel or the effect of Cyber Angel Benten.

Idaten-Benten Combo

An important combo to remember is to ritual summon Cyber Angel Idaten by tributing Cyber Angel Benten. When Cyber Angel Idaten is ritual summoned you can search one ritual spell from your graveyard or deck, and when Cyber Angel Benten is tributed you can search one light fairy monster from your deck. The reason this is so strong is because not only do you not go “minus” (you don’t lose card advantage; you used 3 cards and in the end still have 3 cards; 1 on the field, 2 in the hand) , but you can search for the cards depending on the situation.

That way (depending on your hand) you can chose to add Cyber Petit Angel to your hand, allowing you to search Cyber Angel Dakini and ritual summoning her with Machine Angel Absolute Ritual by tributing the Cyber Petit Angel and shuffling the Cyber Angel Benten from your graveyard back into your deck.

If you have two of the three cards needed for the Idaten-Benten combo in
hand, it’s almost always the right choice to search for the missing piece (if possible) to complete this combo which allows you to bring out your ace monster, Cyber Angel Dakini.

Cyber Angel Dakini

This card only came out last year in the TCG/OCG , so it’s a rather new card, deemed by many, ahead of its time for Duel Links.

The reason it’s so strong is because it has multiple effects and one of the most effective ways of removing monsters from the field.
The effect “make your opponent send 1 monster they control to the Graveyard” , is very powerful because the effect doesn’t target, it doesn’t destroy the monster, nor is the monster destroyed by your effect. Which means a lot of effects from monsters and spells/traps don’t get to activate. Only cards like Gozuki get to, because their effect just says “when send to the graveyard”.

Besides that effect is also inflicts piercing damage, and you can add one ritual monster or 1 MAR to your hand during the end phase if this card is face-up. If you do have MAR in your graveyard, most of the time you’ll want to leave it there to give your Cyber Angel Dakini an extra life, however if you know you can win next turn by summoning another Cyber Angel Dakini, it might be worth to add it, even if it means your Cyber Angel Dakini would be destroyed next turn.

Machine Angel Ritual and Machine Angel Absolute Ritual

Most of the time you’ll want to use Machine Angel Ritual as soon as possible because it adds an extra layer of protection to you while it’s in your graveyard, however depending on your hand, there will be times when it’s better to search for a Machine Angel Absolute Ritual if it allows you to ritual summon more monsters that turn, sometimes going for MAAR instead of MAR opens the possibility to summon two Cyber Angel Dakinis in one turn (if one gets send to the Graveyard with Enemy Controller for example).

Safe ritual summon

Cards that can get rid of your opponent's back row is vital to this deck. Especially since commonly used cards like Floodgate Trap Hole and Enemy Controller are very common in many decks. Doing so will let you ritual summon your monsters and be able to attack safely, as well as allowing you to activate Dakini's effect to send your opponent's monster to the graveyard. If you can summon multiple high attack monsters, you can essentially win the game right away.

Additional Notes

  • As mentioned earlier, even if your opponent has a face-down Enemy Controller, you still want to activate Dakini’s effect in some situations. If you don’t activate her effect , but your opponent can take control of your Dakini next turn and attack you for game, your play was useless. At least this way you get rid of two of his cards.
  • If your opponent has Wall of Disruption (or if you don’t have Mind Scan but you fear a WoD), either only summon 1 Dakini, or only keep one monster in attack position and the rest in defense when attacking. This way only 1 of your monsters will be affected by WoD’s effect.
  • Always remember what cards are in your graveyard (or look before ending your turn), you don’t want to activate Dakini’s effect in the end phase, only to be forced to pick out your Machine Angel Ritual because you forgot you had no ritual monsters in your graveyard anymore.
  • At the start of the turn always think before you make any plays. Think how you’ll hand look like after the Idaten-Benten combo. You don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t summon Dakini because you only have access to MAAR and picked up a Senju instead of a Cyber Petit Angel
  • Put a few random fusion monsters in your fusion deck, if you are playing Mind Scan your opponent might think you are playing Gladiator Beasts and might change his strategy if he goes first

Other useful cards

CardExplanation
Nobleman of Extermination
Nobleman of Extermination
One of the tech cards used in Cyber Angel decks. Can get rid of cards like Wall of Disruption, which is annoying card for a deck like this that likes to swarm the field, or Enemy Control so that you can activate Dakini’s effect.
Cosmic Cyclone
Cosmic Cyclone
Same reason as Nobleman of Extermination, also helps against Ninja decks.
Anti-Magic Arrows
Anti-Magic Arrows
Allows you to attack freely when you can kill your opponent, without the fear of running into Wall of Disruption or Mirror Wall
Hey, Trunade!
Hey, Trunade!
Very useful to prevent cards like Enemy Controller or Floodgate Trap Hole from being used when you ritual summon a monster.
Fenghuang
Fenghuang
Used to clear your opponent's back row before ritual summoning. Even if it's Floodgated, it can still be used as ritual tribute.
Gishki Chain
Gishki Chain
Early draws for your ritual spell or monster, but can potentially backfire. Useful if you have multiple Hymn of Light since sending it to the graveyard is still beneficial

Comments

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Anonymous 1days ago
- unnerf cyber petit
- unnerf MAR and Dakini

#makecyberangelsgreatagain
Anonymous 8days ago
Any cheaper versions of the above decks? Getting three Senju's, Gishki Chain's, and Saffira is not easy. Right now I have two Saffira and 1 of both Senju and Gishki Chain. Assuming I have everything else, is a decent build possible?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Yup.

2x Saffira
1x Senju
1x Chain
2-3x Sonic Bird
3x Djinn Demolisher of Rituals (spicy card)
1x Dakini
1x MAR
2x MAAR
3x Hymnn
3x Benten
1x Idaten
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
2x Hymn** No point to having 3 if you run 2 saffira unless you wanna dump it in grave for extra protection.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Thanks!
Anonymous 8days ago
Deck lists are pure otk cancer either you win on your first turn with your opening hand or surrender immediately instead of playing duel links with these kind of decks just flip a coin its basically the same
Anonymous 20days ago
Deck should be unlimited. Along with some new support.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Maybe you just need some skill and don't rely only on broken cards

Just encountered Saffira version in the King of games ladder and was OTKed (my turn was first)
Anonymous 28days ago
This deck was so her :(
Anonymous
And this card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And this card
Anonymous
The game needs this card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Cyber angels should stay dead before we get stuff like true Draco or kaiju
Anonymous
please unnarf cyber petit angel.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Seconded.
If we can't get the full power unlocked, at least give us back Petit Angel to get back the summoning consistency that we lose with Balance skill change/nerf.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
LOL THAT CARD SHOULD AND WILL NEVER GET OFF THE BANLIST
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Baning petit angel doesn't even make sense in the first place.
<< Anonymous
Konami is the best Reply
Limiting petite angel makes perfect sense. We want to promote "deck diversity" and encourage players BUY different decks. Also, we are planning to release sylvan after CA third nerf. Please spend your money on the not-so-OP sylvan.

Oh?! That already happened months ago.
Anonymous
With the newest nerfs CA could actually gain some ground as the blue eyes decks, as well as vampires do not use heavy backrow
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
adding Jinzo could work as well dude
Anonymous
CA is gonna get some new support in the upcoming Legendary Duelist pack in the OCG. Hope DL does the same or at least removes cards from the banlist.
Saladfingers
I recommend Herald of Purple Light to anyone running this deck. A single copy can do wonders alongside Saffira.
Anonymous
Dakini had limited to one, some desk not work now. :[

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