How to beat/farm Ishizu Lvl 40

This page notes level 40 Ishizu's deck, characteristics, and tips for defeating her.
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Spirit Ryu

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Obtainable score6000-7000
Essential skill
  • Restart
  • Draw Sense: Wind
Essential cards

Since Spirit Ryu has a similar interaction Cat's Ear Tribe against CPUs, this deck is mostly used in the same way. Summon the Spirit Ryu early on from either your starting hand or get attacked and use "Draw Sense: Wind" skill and stall out the turns, then tribute, fusion and ritual summon when you are close to to running out of cards or out of cards.

Level 40 Ishizu's Deck



Ishizu's deck is "gravekeeper's" deck. By using gravekeeer's support cards, she summons monsters and special summons monsters from the graveyard with boosted stats.

Annoying cards

CardEffect Summary
Gravekeeper's Oracle
Gravekeeper's Oracle
  • Can be summoned by tributing 1 "Gravekeeper's" monster.
  • A player can use 1 or some of the following effects: boosts ATK of this card, destroys set monsters, and decreases ATK/DEF of monsters the opponent controls by 2000.
  • Boosts ATK/DEF of "Grevekeeper's" monster by 500.
  • Many of "Greavekeeper's" monsters' effects can be used while this card is being activated.
Rite of Spirit
Rite of Spirit
  • Special summons a "Gravekeeper's" monster from the graveyard without cost.

How to defeat Ishizu's deck


  • Destroy Necrovalley

    By removing the field spell card from the field, you can get Ishizu's grevekeeper's monsters to become non-effect monsters.
  • Use cards effective against Spellcaster-Type monsters

    Since Gravekeeper's monsters are basically spellcaster-type, cards that have effect to counter spellcaster-type monsters will work very well.

Best cards to counter "gravekeeper's" deck

CardEvaluation/How to Get
The Hunter with 7 Weapons
The Hunter with 7 Weapons
Boosts its ATK to 2000 when battle against spellcaster-type monsters.
Used to destroy Necrovalley.
Last Day of Witch
Last Day of Witch
Removes all gravekeeper's monsters on the field.
Wonder Balloons
Wonder Balloons
Works very well since Ishizu doesn't use spell removal.
Used to destroy Necrovalley.
Blast Held by a Tribute
Blast Held by a Tribute
Will be used to counter Gravekeeper's Shaman, Oracle, and Visionary.


LuXzeuZ 23hour ago
extra deck BEUD n Bracchio try it if u want
anoymous 4hour ago
This deck doesnt work right
anoymous 2days ago
where s the update?
anoymous 3days ago
Unhappy girl is a good deck for her, though it's a bit risky
anoymous 3hour ago
unhappy girl isn't actually all that risky. as long as you've got ready to intercept to keep yourself safe early on, with Tea's Holy Guard skill, they won't attack her. She can easily lock up the atk mons on the field, and you can just wait until you summon Chu
PK 4days ago
I need a reliable deck to beat level 40 Ishizu
anoymous 2days ago
Use karate deck
anoymous 5days ago
why don't u update???
textixx 8days ago
How come I cannot take bewd out of my graveyard to gain the ATK? Everytime when I have no cards left and do the ritual summon, I cannot remove bewd from graveyard.... How can I trigger the effect?
anoymous 3hour ago
Murmur of the forest works well here too.
anoymous 3days ago
Be sure to have at least one Twister or De-Spell in your deck and use it on the last turn to destroy Necrovalley before you attack.
anoymous 5days ago
but it is though it clearly says no graveyard effect can activate
anoymous 6days ago
Read the card effects, idiot
Daemon Blitzkrieg 8days ago
Put it this way: There's a reason the main tip for fighting Ishizu is making sure you kill her field spell.
anoymous 8days ago
Most likely because of Necrovalley. Read the card effect.
anoymous 9days ago
This page seriously needs to be updated.
anoymous 8days ago
anoymous 10days ago
Is there another way to farm with at least 6k ? I tried cerberus but I lost
anoymous 10days ago Description in the video
Iguy31 11days ago
1K keys farmed for Ishizu everything dropped but gravekeepers! The 1 Priestess was achieved through lvl up of ishizu! Unbelievable!
anoymous 10days ago
Same here but my problem with odion not single recruiter drop after long grind
Iguy31 11days ago
1K keys farmed for Ishizu everything dropped but gravekeepers! The 1 Priestess was achieved through lvl up of ishizu! Unbelievable!
Iguy31 11days ago
1K keys farmed for Ishizu everything dropped but gravekeepers! The 1 Priestess was achieved through lvl up of ishizu! Unbelievable!
Iguy31 11days ago
1K keys farmed for Ishizu everything dropped but gravekeepers! The 1 Priestess was achieved through lvl up of ishizu! Unbelievable!
anoymous 12days ago

Use The Unhappy Girl with Holy Guard to stall until you have all the cards needed to win. Rai-Mei to get The Unhappy Girl. Ishizu will not attack The Unhappy Girl unless she will OTKO you. The Unhappy Girl will prevent Ishizu from attacking and changing battle position if you attacked her monsters.

1x Cu Chulainn the Awakened
1x Sphere Kuriboh
2x The Unhappy Girl (3 if possible)
3x Rai-Mei
1x Blue-Eyes White Dragon
2x Riryoku
1x Enemy Controller
3x Ritual Weapon
1x De-Spell (Murmur of the Forest preffered)
1x Emblem of the Awakening
1x Secret Pass to the Treasure
2x Ready for Intercepting
1x Windstorm of Etaqua

Sphere Kuriboh and Enemy Controller can be replaced with another Ready for Intercepting. Use Ready for Intercepting on Gravekeeper's Shaman before using De-Spell on Necrovalley at the end. Finisher: Summon Cu Chulainn the Awakened, use Secret Pass to the Treasure on Cu, 2x Riryoku on enemy monsters, Ready for Intercepting on Gravekeeper's Shaman (if on the field), De-Spell Necrovalley, use Cu effect on Blue-Eyes White Dragon, 3x Ritual Weapon on Cu, Direct Attack!
anoymous 12days ago
Just so you guys know, Spirit Ryu still works against Ishizu.
Daemon Blitzkrieg 6days ago
I ty for your flawed criticism?~
anoymous 6days ago
Man stfu, you annoying idiot ^
Daemon Blitzkrieg 11days ago
It is so obvious that you guys choose to remain oblivious to it... :/ Want an example? Keep digging the comments. Besides that & as said before: Stop using Ryu as a mini-wall and start using it as intended. That's all you'll get out of me~
anoymous 11days ago
How?? Explain plez??
Daemon Blitzkrieg 12days ago
They just have no creativity. Spirit Ryu is still my fav High Score deck~
anoymous 15days ago
update that farming decks!!!!!! Spirit ryu doesn't work, so delete that damn decks
Spirit ryu deck 2days ago
It still works dumbasses just don't summon it it untI'll you want to attack ._.
anoymous 15days ago
I can confirm that the Pumer deck is quite consistent with a high win rate.
Lebaxen 16days ago
I've personally been using something similar to the Piranha deck to farm Ishizu. The deck list is below.

Pretty simple logic of using Leotaur and Warrior to keep clearing the board (clear Necrovalley if and when needed). You want to summon Blue Eyes as soon as possible (Replace Sheep if you have 3. Kaiba hasn't given me my third yet). Once Blue Eyes is down you can just keep clearing with it and set Overwhelm to prevent Rite of Spirit into a tribute summon (Sphere Kuriboh is a back up).

When summoning BEWD tribute Leotaurs if you can, if not then just make sure 2 are in the graveyard via 7 card hand discards.

You will want 2 Shards of Greed at least to keep up with the GK Recruiters she has so you can get down to Cards on Brink before she decks out.

Once you get to the point of deckout she should have only one monster on the field (just set from her previous turn).

You can then use a twister/de-spell to take out the Necrovalley. Special Summon Akz The Pumer. Use Riryoku BEWD->Akz. Then Polymerize to create BEUD. Use Riryoku BEUD->Akz. Now use Akz' ability to double its attack and discard the last Leotaur kept in hand (or another Beast-Warrior if you don't have 3 Leotaurs) and Akz will have over 10,000 attack. Use the 2250 BEUD to clear the set monster and attack with Akz for victory.
Frive101 12days ago
Is there anything I can replace the last two leotard with
anoymous 12days ago
Is there any replacement for 2nd riryoku u can think of
Lebaxen 13days ago
Cards like that are not needed Stef. As explained since you're constantly clearing the board on your final turn Ishizu will only have 1 card on board. Of which your 2250 attack BEUD will be able to destroy before Akz The Pumer attacks directly. I explained this in the initial post :)
Stef 14days ago
Sorry, wrong deck. Use a EC or stop defense or fairy crush meteor or something like those.
Stef 14days ago
Secret pass to treasure on your piranha!
Lebaxen 15days ago
That's why you have Overwhelms. To negate the Rite of Spirits and stop her doing that. With 2 in the deck you should be able to get it in time, if not add a third and take out sphere kuriboh. :)
anoymous 16days ago
1 problem that keeps happening to me because i'm unlucky - she refuses to play Rite of the spirit until it is her turn, then tributes the revived GK for Visionary snd then I can't beat past it, even if I would have to waste riryoku it wouldn't matter bacause it would just discard&protect
Lebaxen 16days ago
I usually hit 7k+ with this deck. If it goes wrong I may end up having to do some less than favourable things but will always end up with 5k+. Proof of potential:
Daemon Blitzkrieg 18days ago
This deck helped me beat lv40 Ishizu without much trouble. The idea is to get Angel 7 on the field asap & LumiSoldier as a 2600 beatstick. Plus keeping Necro off the field. Angel 7 prevents the majority of her effects except Priestess' & Visionary's buffs. Btw, Visionary is the only real prob after either Angel7 or Lumi hits the field, small chance she will summon him but def worth noting.
Daemon Blitzkrieg 17days ago
And that answer is simply because: Angel 7 is an effect monster and, even tho I have 2 Light Effigy, Effigies in general work for Normal Monsters ONLY. However, if I expanded by 2 more cards it wouldn't be a bad Idea as a backup.
anoymous 18days ago
why not try celestial transformation with light effigy for the tribute summon of 07
Daemon Blitzkrieg 18days ago
Btw, this is not a perfect deck but a test one & only lost twice: One bad hand & other random Visionary. Still put in for 6k Scorecard.
Daemon Blitzkrieg 20days ago
Seriously tho guys, think outside the deck. This build may not get to 10k (which some actually can if you work for it), but swarming RE & BE fast can shut Ishizu down faster and Oracle won't be any trouble.
Daemon Blitzkrieg 20days ago
Does Necrovalley negate Ryu's actual ability or something? The moment I attacked its ability never triggered (couldn't discard) so instead of over 5k, it only pulled 1200 from its attack. :(
Daemon Blitzkrieg 11days ago
Scratch this, game was just buggn~

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