How to beat/farm Ishizu Lvl 40 [ Jun 03 Updated ]

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


Sea Stealth Attack

Essential cards

Example Deck

Citadel WhaleWarrior of AtlantisWarrior of AtlantisGravekeeper's VassalMecha Sea Dragon PlesionMecha Sea Dragon Plesion
Mecha Sea Dragon PlesionTerrorking SalmonTerrorking SalmonTerrorking SalmonA Legendary OceanA Legendary Ocean
A Legendary OceanUnion AttackUnion AttackMurmur of the ForestSecret Pass to the TreasuresSea Stealth Attack
Sea Stealth AttackSea Stealth Attack----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Vellian Crowler
Vellian Crowler


  • The goal is to setup a field with A Legendary Ocean, Sea Stealth Attack, and 2 Level 5 or higher WATER monsters.
  • Restart to get a better hand. It would be best to Restart to try getting Sea Stealth Attack since it cannot be searched.
  • Use Warrior of Atlantis to search A Legendary Ocean.
  • You can special summon Citadel Whale with his own effect to search out Sea Stealth Attack from your deck.
  • After you completed your setup Ishizu will not attack you even with her protected Gravekeeper's Visionary.
  • Do not attack Gravekeeper's Recruiter or Ishizu might deck out quicker. Do not attack face-down cards because they might be Gravekeeper's Recruiter.
  • If Ishizu reduces your attack with Gravekeeper's Oracle, you can banish those monsters during your turn with Sea Stealth Attack to return them to their original attack.
  • Use Murmur of the Forest to flip Gravekeeper's Priestess face-down and/or return Necrovalley to the hand, so that your Gravekeeper's Vassal does not go over the limit of Secret Pass.

Guardian Control

Example deck

Mystical Beast of SerketGuardian StatueGuardian StatueGuardian StatueMedusa WormMedusa Worm
Medusa WormGravekeeper's VassalAnti-Magic ArrowsDouble SummonUnion AttackUnion Attack
Temple of the KingsArray of Revealing LightArray of Revealing LightArray of Revealing LightCurse of AnubisA Feint Plan
A Feint PlanA Feint Plan---Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Vellian Crowler
Vellian Crowler


  • Always try to start with at least 1 Array of Revealing Light and 1 Guardian Statue/Medusa Worm in your hand.
  • With Array of Revealing Light always declare Spellcaster-type.
  • The main idea is that Ishizu cannot attack with her Spellcaster-type monsters the turn she summons them. You will then use Guardian Statue/Medusa Worm to remove them from the field during your turn, and then flip your monster face-down again for reuse. Make sure you clear Ishizu's field every turn.
  • It is best to use Guardian Statue on Gravekeeper's Recruiter so that Ishizu Does not deck out first.
  • Use A Feint Plan, Windstorm of Etaqua, and Curse of Anubis to stall with your set monster.
  • It is best to always have 2 Flip monsters on the field.
  • On your final turn, flip any Guardian Statue/Medusa Worm you have and clear Ishizu's field. Acvtivate Temple of the Kings then tribute into Mythical Beast Serket.
  • With Temple of the King's effect, send it and Serket to the graveyard to special summon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
  • Use Double Summon to summon Gravekeeper's Vassal.
  • Remember to use Anti-Magic Arrows during your final Battle Phase.

The Unhappy Girl deck (Union Attack)

Obtainable score6000-7000
Essential skillHoly Guard
Essential cards

Example deck

Mystical Beast of SerketGravekeeper's VassalThe Unhappy GirlThe Unhappy GirlThe Unhappy GirlRai-Mei
Rai-MeiRai-MeiMurmur of the ForestUnion AttackUnion AttackTemple of the Kings
Secret Pass to the TreasuresReady for InterceptingReady for InterceptingReady for InterceptingWindstorm of EtaquaEnchanted Javelin
Enchanted JavelinEnchanted Javelin------Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon


  • Never allow Ishizu declare an attack with Gravekeeper's Assailant on The Unhappy Girl.
  • If you put prefer winning legitimately to getting high score, replace Union Attack combo with other methods such as Riryoku to win.
  • Rai-Mei's effect may not work due to the effect of Necrovalley.

Level 40 Ishizu's Deck

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.


Cards Ishizu Ishtar Lvl 40 drops


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For the guardian control one, it's missing an important detail.

You need to summon Vassal a turn before the final turn or activate a second Array declaring something else other than Spellcaster as Vassal herself is a Spellcaster and you won't be able to deal the final attack and it'd be just wasted effort.
<< Anonymous(RR)
Candend Reply
Indeed. Or you just set ur 2nd Array.
Robin Lionheart
"Rai-Mei's effect may not work due to the effect of Necrovalley."

Correction: Due to the effect of Gravekeeper's Shaman.
Yubel farm deck works for Ishizu
<< Anonymous
Chosen One Reply
Lvl40 ez
The only female character who don't have animation in Duel Links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
At this point they just screw it and give her an animation for blast held tribute
Farming her is useless, her GK cards don't stand a chance against any of the meta decks. Much better to farm Odion to get GK Recruiter which can be used on farming situations and so on.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Then why are you here
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Farming as her, on the other hand, gives you access to two game-breaking skills in Sealed Tombs and No Mortal Can Resist.
This is the deck that use against her:
Skill: Restart
1x Slifer
3x Guardian Statue
3x Medusa Worm
3x Planet Pathfinder
1x Man-Eater Bug
3x A Feint Plan
1x Windstorm of Etaqua
1x Anti-Magic Arrows
1x Nobleman of Extermination
1x Infinite Cards
2x Array of Revealing Light
The Idea is to destroy or bounce her monster with Worm and Statue if u summon Statue Early, then don't use Worm's effect since she might activate Rite of Spirit to spec. Summ. Her monster from GY even I put Nobleman and Anti-Magic. Activate Infinite Cards ASAP so Ishizu can't discard any monster to GY
Slifer Tethys OTK is the farm deck to choose against Ishizu.
<< Anonymous(Mavado)
Anonymous Commenter Reply
You can also use Ra Kise.
kiseitai/massivemorph ra works great, you only have to mind that he can tribute all his monsters and ruin massivemorph or kiseitais. save them till he tributes summon something then use you massivemorphs, and 1 kiseitai, you only need 2 kiseitais anyways, maybe 1. even if you have 2 massiveporph is still fine since ou can survive with temple.
<< Anonymous(Zeroen)
Anonymous Reply
This deck works optimally, thank you for sharing
<< Anonymous(Zeroen)
Anonymous Reply
But don't summon ra in the end cause there is gravekeeper' visionary so you must active ra's effect to destroy it,(sorry bad english)
<< Anonymous(Zeroen)
Respect Women Reply
Ishizu is a women my good sir.
This is de Deck I am using against this girl, your only nemesis is Oracle, so you need to have cards to negate its effect like chalice, order of the emperor or divine wrath. Even you can use memory loss. Also Zombie world is a good option. 7k-8k 95% effective
<< Anonymous(Phaleg)
Anonymous Reply
which are the sr spell before shard of greed? And the sr trap after divine wrath? They have some replacement?
<< Anonymous(Phaleg)
Anonymous Reply
just use piranha with 2 martyrs. if necrovalley is on the field you will need to destroy it else you cant secret pass on vassal
<< Anonymous(Phaleg)
Anonymous Reply
visionary could also 🔥 you if he gets enough attack
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Spiritualism and By Order of the Emperor
<< Anonymous(Yor)
Anonymous Reply
Could you please explain how it works? I'm confused.
<< Anonymous
Dany Reply
I bet he uses enemy controller to "take control" of a monster he used massivemorph agains and then uses union
<< Anonymous(Yor)
Anonymous Reply
he aslo uses regulation of tribe and slime breeding machine to prevent her from using a certain type of monster
What's her Ace?
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
Blast Held by a Tribute
I use this deck, the key is to play Zombie World as soon as possible. This keeps her from Tribute Summoning Oracle, and the other two. Then Just destroy Necrovalley when it shows up, and try to floodgate Shaman and Visionary. If you have the "Posthumous Army" Skill, I'd replace planet pathfinder, Zombie world, and a twister/typhoon with 3 Field Barriers. I'd say this works about 70%, but maybe I've just been lucky.
<< Anonymous(Frenchfry_Guy)
Frenchfry_Guy Reply
Also Note, None of the Monsters other than REZD really matter; just use whatever strong Zombies you got.
<< Anonymous(Frenchfry_Guy)
Niggagagagigo Reply
Finally useful farming post on this page, thanks french guy.
<< Anonymous(Frenchfry_Guy)
Mah Boi Reply
Posthumous Army wouldn't work as it lasts for only 2 turns.
Anyway, using Zombie World to lockdown Ishizu is a great idea.
<< Anonymous(Mah Boi)
Frenchfry_Guy Reply
My bad, I meant "Dawn of the Brains," I guess; the skill that starts the match with Zombie World.

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