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Ancient Gear: deck recipe

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Overview

Ancient Gear monsters are known for their powerful effect that prevents your opponents from being able to activate their spell/trap cards when it attacks. This means you can attack without the fear of running into a Mirror Wall, Wall of Disruption, or Super Rush Headlong, giving you the advantage when going against decks that relies heavily on their backrow.

Example deck

Ancient Gear GolemAncient Gear GolemSergeant ElectroSergeant ElectroSergeant ElectroAncient Gear Knight
Ancient Gear KnightAncient Gear KnightHeavy Knight of the FlameAncient Gear BeastEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleMirror WallMirror Wall
Rare MetalmorphRare Metalmorph----

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Middle Age Mechs
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell "Ancient Gear Castle" activated.

Vellian

How to use

Ancient Gear

The three different Ancient Gear monsters featured in this deck all have access to the unique “Ancient Gear effect” but they also come with another effect and it’s important to remember those during the duel as they can make or break a duel.

  • Ancient Gear Golem: This monster can inflict piercing damage. This can allow certain games to be finished faster than your opponent suspects. Always consider the option to put an enemy monster in defense if it allows for lethal a turn earlier. If you are going for this play don’t forget to only activate your enemy controller during the “battle step”, because this way your Ancient Gear Golem is already attacking and your opponent can no longer activate any spells or traps in response.
  • Ancient Gear Beast: This monster negates the effects of monsters it destroys. This makes it great against cards like Crimson Ninja, or Gozuki. Cards that your opponent sets on their first turn are also commonly their play making card, making Ancient Gear Beast a good option to summon first/early.
  • Ancient Gear Knight: This card is a gemini card, meaning when you first summon it, it does not yet have access to his effect. If your opponent has backrow always consider not to attack with this card the first turn you summon it and wait until next turn when you can normal summon him again. If you do attack, without its effect activated, it leaves you open to cards like Wall of Disruption. This could be very devastating if you also have an Ancient Gear Golem or Ancient Gear Beast on your field.

Sergeant Electro & Heavy Knight of the Flame

Sergeant Electro allows you to protect your Ancient Gear Golem from cards like Floodgate Trap Hole, which is commonly used in the meta now, and is devastating if used on your Ancient Gear Golem. It also allows you to lock down Enemy Controller, which could stop your opponent from taking control of your Ancient Gear Golem.

Even though the effect of Ancient Gear monsters allows you to make aggressive plays, most of the duels there are turns when it’s best to not attack and just continue to lock down your opponent’s backrow, summoning an Ancient Gear Knight for its effect and wait until your draw an Ancient Gear Golem. You try to put your opponent in a position where he can’t do anything with his spells and traps, and then overwhelm them with your Ancient Gear Golem.

Pro Tip: Even if you don’t plan on attacking with your Ancient Gear monsters, you should still go to the battle phase every turn, this might make your opponent activate cards like enemy controller/windstorm.

Tribute Support

The reason the skill Middle Age Mechs is very good is that if your opponent goes first you can already start getting counters on it and if you go first in the duel, you could possibly summon an Ancient Gear Golem as early as turn 3 (your second turn). If you play one or more Ancient Gear Beasts it might also be worth it to play one copy of Ancient Gear Castle in your deck. Just don’t forget to first play the Castle before summoning any monsters.

Backrow Support

  • Enemy Controller: This card has been very good since the start the game because it’s so versatile. It’s also one of the best ways to counter Cyber Angels, one of the most played decks in the meta right now.

  • Floodgate Trap Hole: This helps protects your monster, as well as letting you deal damage through Ancient Gear Golem's piercing effect once you manage to summon it. It's also effective against Cyber Angels since it protects you from Dakini, as well as preventing its effect of recycling cards.

  • Rare Metalmorph: Even though your spell/trap zones are very limited when using the Middle Age Mechs skill, and Rare Metalmorph stays on the field when it’s equipped to a monster, it’s still very good to run one or two copies just because of how popular enemy controller is. The attack boost also helps with getting some of the commonly used cards in the meta now like Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon, or Black Dragon Ninja.

Other useful cards

CardExplanation
Windstorm of Etaqua
Windstorm of Etaqua
Protects your weaker monsters like Sergeant Electro/Ancient Gear Knight, allows you to stall more and continue to lock down your opponent’s backrow while waiting until you draw Ancient Gear Golem.
Curse of Anubis
Curse of Anubis
Similar to Windstorm, however it can also be used at the start of a turn before you summon Ancient Gear Golem. This allows you to inflict 3000 piercing damage because their defense will be put at 0.
Pulse Mines
Pulse Mines
Fulfils the same purpose as Windstorm and Curse of Anubis, but is more situational as it requires you to control a face-up machine monster.
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
Always has been an amazing card. Helps protect your weaker monsters and allows you to stall as well because you can pay for it during your next standby phase.
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Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Great card that’s devastating for your opponent if he doesn’t play around it, can completely destroy Cyber Angel players that don’t use the skill Mind Scan. However in the mirror match Mirror Wall is better than Wall of Disruption.
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Costs a lot of LP to use but makes summoning high-leveled monsters much easier.
Forbidden Chalice
Forbidden Chalice
Can greatly help against decks that rely on their monster effects like Ninjas.
Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
Great card in the mirror match because you can activate Sphere Kuriboh as it’s not a spell or trap. Also good because of the limited spell/trap zones available at the start of the duel.
Super Rush Headlong
Super Rush Headlong
Allows you to kill high attack monster if you haven’t drawn your Ancient Gear Golem yet. Watch out when using Super Rush Headlong on a monster equipped with Rare Metalmorph as it might be negated if it’s the first spell that targets that monster.
Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat
Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat
This monster summons two tokens if it’s flipped. These tokens can be used to tribute summon or pay the cost to take control of a monster with Enemy Controller.
Ancient Gear Soldier
Ancient Gear Soldier
Even though Sergeant Electro is way better, it’s still a decent replacement as 4-star monster and decklists running Ancient Gear Soldier are very much capable of getting to King of Games.

King of Games [Mar 2018]

MavMaverick

IGNSet SkillDate Submitted
MavMaverickMiddle Age MechsMarch 30

King of Games [Apr 2018]

polliz

IGNSet SkillDate Submitted
pollizMiddle Age MechsApr 8

Comments

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Anonymous
What the hell. AG is Tier 3? Pffft. At least Tier 2. Cmon....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
b/c of Sylvan, Alien or SSA deck...etc.

Sylvan- cards to graveyard destroy everything
Alien- Brain wash
SSA- you can't attack
<< Anonymous
Megazrex Reply
Now Its on Teir 4 ! WTF
<< Anonymous(Megazrex)
Anonymous Reply
Ya that's sounds about right this deck has been bad for a while
<< Anonymous
Megazrex 31days ago Reply
My mistake Teir 3
Anonymous
this deck is outdated, where's the AG fusion ?
Anonymous
AG has some issues to overcome in today's meta.

One of the issue, is that they lack good low level monsters to summon. Nevermind doing anything against meta decks, you're screwed since the start if you don't get something good you can summon early in the game, and even worse part, Knight, the only good level 4 or lower AG, is a Gemini meaning it takes 2 turns to be useful, assuming it even survived the first turn.

Even the instant Castle means nothing if you don't have anything to summon. It's a risky move waiting for the opponent to summon something so your Castle can gain a counter, while your monster zone is empty.

The only other level 4 or lower you most likely will use is Sergeant Electro, which not only is not an AG, it also has only 1600 ATK. It's risky summoning it on the 1st turn, especially since it has nothing to target with its effects.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Last, since AG Hunting Hound already acts as Poly while on the field, we can replace the regular Poly with AG Fusion, which allows the use of materials directly from the deck if you control AGG. Very handy as it means you only need AGG on the field and AG Fusion in your hand, and bam, suddenly UAGG/Chaos Giant hits the field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Forgot to mention 1 more thing - we also need the field spell Geartown.

Being able to summon Beast without Tribute and summon AGG with just 1 tribute is a really good thing.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ancient Gear Frame too.

It's Level 4, so it is easily summoned, and while 1600 ATK isn't much, but being able to spit out AGG from hand ignoring Summoning Condition would be useful in situations where you have a dead AGG in hand with no other way to summon it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
We also need Toon AGG. It will not be destroyed when Toon World is not on the field and it can be special summoned.
Anonymous
Does anyone know that trap that is on polliz's deck? I haven't been able to find it in my card catalog
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's "Tragedy". That's the original art for it in Japan. If you zoom in, you'll see that polliz's cards uses Japanese names meaning he's playing using the Japanese region setting.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
*he/she
Deckon
As someone who's ftp, and Budgets a lot... I know of 1 or 2 random techs that i either find funny/helpful

`Gravity Blaster- it decent replacement if you don't have multiple chalice. It Turns A AG Solider with 1 Castle into a 2k that can neg flip monsters; and, If your opp can't deal with it, It easily goes to +800 on its 2nd turn. The Biggest Downside is that it'll take up a Zone, but when use it to neg a set komu, or a DHero Celes that goes to pop Castle and forgets Blaster will negs its eff before it gets MChange... it does things

`Chiron the Mage- I know it's not a Machine, but sometimes... Poppin' Face-up BR is needed. Sergant is great at stoping sets, but if your facing down a SSA or even A`Onslaught; the cost is just Discarding a Spell, and then your free to Run over Stuff
Anonymous
what is the last trap card in polliz's deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
id like to know too, cant find it lol
<< Anonymous
GatsbyCioffi Reply
It's tragedy. That's the alt art for it, in places where it hasn't been censored.
<< Anonymous(GatsbyCioffi)
Anonymous Reply
thanks mate!!!
Anonymous
This means you can attack without the fear of running into a Mirror Wall, Wall of Disruption, or Super Rush Headlong, giving you the advantage when going against decks that relies heavily on their backrow. This is completely not true, i just attacked with AG Soldier and got stopped by Wall of Disruption one game and Super Rush Headlong the next, AG is broken and trash unless they fix this.
<< Anonymous
Aquablast Reply
Ancient Gear Soldier... or Ancient Gear KNIGHT? Ancient Gear Knight is a gemini monster and will not have the Ancient Gear effect unless you gemini summon it. Ancient Gear Knight is the one with 1800 ATK (the one people like to use), Ancient Gear Soldier only has 1300 ATK. Make sure you got the right one.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If he activates Mirror Wall before Battle Phase then the effect works normally. Same with Headlong. It's not a bug, just your misplay.
Anonymous
Konami need to release Geartown to buff this deck
Anonymous
if that`s not outdated, then I`m not retarded. Do they ever update their deck lists here. They say ancient gears weakness is that castle gets destroyed in the Tier 3 description but this deck is Tier 4. On top of that it isnt a weakness anymore since now with crowlers skill active u can have fckn 4 ancient gear castles in yo deck.
Anonymous
where's that unicorn chick that trying to get KoG with his ancient gear? lol
Anonymous
This deck is outdated
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's still being overused but I'm not complaining because it's an easy win for me.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
overused because its f2p/budget
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Actually, it's ancient
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
(sarcastically laughing)
Anonymous
I only need one more Sergeant Electro and my deck is complete!

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