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Duel Links Black Luster Soldier deck, Black Luster Soldier in the current meta, how to use.
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Overview

This deck consists of high-leveled monsters to use as beaters and low-leveled monsters to serve as support.

Required Card Boxes

The Ultimate Rising Chaotic Compliance Abyss Encounter Rampage of the Forest

Example deck

Standard Version

Black Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierGishki ChainGishki ChainGaia the Fierce Knight OriginSphere Kuriboh
Sphere KuribohSphere KuribohBeginning KnightBeginning KnightEvening Twilight KnightEvening Twilight Knight
Gateway to ChaosGateway to ChaosGateway to ChaosHey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Super Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier SynthesisSuper Soldier SynthesisSuper Soldier Shield---
Zubaba GeneralGagaga CowboyNumber 39: UtopiaKachi Kochi DragonNumber 50: Blackship of CornDiamond Dire Wolf
Gagaga Samurai-----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Pathway to Chaos
Can be used by sending 1 "Kuriboh" monster from your hand to your Graveyard.
Change 1 of the following monsters you control to another monster. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
- A monster whose original name contains "Gaia The Fierce Knight": Black Luster Soldier
- A monster whose original name contains "Gaia The Fierce Knight": Black Luster Soldier - Super Soldier
Yugi Muto (DSOD)
Yugi Muto (DSOD)

How To Play

Gateway to Chaos

Black Luster Soldier
Black Luster Soldier
EARTH Warrior
ATK 3000 / DEF 2500
Chaotic Compliance [UR]
You can Ritual Summon this card with "Black Luster Ritual".
Gaia the Fierce Knight Origin
Gaia the Fierce Knight Origin
EARTH Warrior ★4
ATK 1600 / DEF 1200
Raid Duel - Dimensional Disaster: Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth [UR]
This card can be treated as 2 Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a Warrior monster. You can only use each of the following effects of "Gaia the Fierce Knight Origin" once per turn. You can send 1 Level 5 or higher monster from your hand to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. During the Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 monster on the field whose current ATK is different from its original ATK; its ATK becomes its original ATK.
Gateway to Chaos
Gateway to Chaos
Field Spell
Chaotic Compliance [SR]
Master of Chaos [SR]
When this card is activated: Add 1 "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster or 1 "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monster from your Deck to your hand. Each time a Monster Card(s) is sent from the hand or field to the Graveyard, place 1 Spell Counter on this card for each of those cards (max. 6). Once per turn: You can remove 3 Spell Counters from this card; add 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Gateway to Chaos" per turn.

Gishki Chain

Gishki Chain
Gishki Chain
WATER Sea Serpent ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 1000
Abyss Encounters [UR]
If this card is Normal Summoned: Look at the top 3 cards of your Deck, you can reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell Card among them and add it to your hand, also after that, place any remaining cards on the top of your Deck in any order.

Sphere Kuriboh

Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
DARK Fiend ★1
ATK 300 / DEF 200
The Ultimate Rising [UR]
Selection Box Vol. 01 [UR]
When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.

Beginning Knight & Evening Twilight Knight

Beginning Knight
Beginning Knight
LIGHT Warrior ★4
ATK 500 / DEF
Fortress of Gears [R]
A "Black Luster Soldier" monster Ritual Summoned using this card gains these effects. You can only use this effect of "Beginning Knight" once per turn.
● Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; banish it.
● When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can activate this effect; this card can make a second attack in a row.If this card is banished from the Graveyard: You can add 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Beginning Knight" once per turn.
  • If you Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier using Beginning Knight, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target and then banish 1 monster your opponent controls, and to make a second attack when it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the GY.

  • If you Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier using Evening Twilight Knight, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target and then banish 1 monster your opponent controls, and to, once per turn, banish 1 random card from your opponent's hand face-down, until your opponent's next End Phase.
Evening Twilight Knight
Evening Twilight Knight
DARK Warrior ★4
ATK 500 / DEF 2000
Fortress of Gears [R]
A "Black Luster Soldier" monster Ritual Summoned using this card gains these effects. You can only use this effect of "Evening Twilight Knight" once per turn.
● Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; banish it.
● Once per turn: You can banish 1 random card from your opponent's hand face-down, until your opponent's next End Phase. If this card is banished from your Graveyard: You can add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Evening Twilight Knight" once per turn.

If you use both Beginning and Evening Twilight Knight to Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier, then you will be able to banish 1 monster your opponent controls twice, since they are treated as two different effects.

If you banish Beginning and Evening Twilight Knight from your Graveyard to add Envoy of Chaos from your Graveyard to your hand or to Special Summon Chaos Sorcerer, then they will allow you to search 1 Ritual Spell and 1 Ritual Monster respectively.

Super Soldier Synthesis

Super Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier Synthesis
Ritual Spell
Card Trader [R]
This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Bluck Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard. You must also send 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster (1 from your hand and 1 from your Deck) to the Graveyard, whose total Levels exactly equal 8. You can only activate 1 "Super Soldier Synthesis" per turn.

Use Super Soldier Synthesis to Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier from your hand or Graveyard by sending 1 Beginning Knight and 1 Twilight Evening Knight (1 from your hand and 1 from your Deck) to the Graveyard. You can also use Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn (or Ehren, Lightsworn Monk) as the LIGHT monster and Envoy of Chaos as the DARK monster, but ideally you want to use Beginning and Twilight Evening Knight.

Search Super Soldier Synthesis using Sonic Bird or Beginning Knight, or add it to your hand via Gishki Chain’s effect.

Hey, Trunade

Hey, Trunade!
Hey, Trunade!
Normal Spell
Rampage of the Forest [SR]
Selection Box Vol. 02 Mini [SR]
Return all Set Spells and Traps on the field to the hand.

Super Soldier Shield

Super Soldier Shield
Super Soldier Shield
Counter Trap
Fortress of Gears [R]
When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated that targets a monster(s) on the field, while you control a "Black Luster Soldier" monster: Negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can remove 1 Spell Counter from your side of the field; Set this card, but banish it when it leaves the field.

Extra Decks

Zubaba General
Zubaba General
EARTH Warrior ★4
ATK 2000 / DEF 1000
Zexal World Release Campaign [UR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; equip 1 Warrior-Type monster from your hand to this card. This card gains ATK equal to the combined ATK of the monsters equipped to it by this effect.
Gagaga Cowboy
Gagaga Cowboy
EARTH Warrior ★4
ATK 1500 / DEF 2400
Gagaga XYZ [UR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; apply this effect, depending on this card's current battle position.
● Attack Position: If this card attacks an opponent's monster this turn, it gains 1000 ATK, also the opponent's monster loses 500 ATK, during the Damage Step only.
● Defense Position: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent.
Number 39: Utopia
Number 39: Utopia
LIGHT Warrior ★4
ATK 2500 / DEF 2000
Shining Hope [UR]
2 Level 4 monsters
When any player's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the attack. When this card is targeted for an attack, while it has no Xyz Materials: Destroy this card.
Kachi Kochi Dragon
Kachi Kochi Dragon
EARTH Dragon ★4
ATK 2100 / DEF 1300
Tag Duel Tournament [Nov 2020] [UR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn, when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; it can attack once again in a row.
Number 50: Blackship of Corn
Number 50: Blackship of Corn
DARK Plant ★4
ATK 2100 / DEF 1500
Voltage of the Metal [SR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to this card's; send it to the Graveyard, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. This card cannot attack the turn you activate this effect.
Diamond Dire Wolf
Diamond Dire Wolf
EARTH Beast ★4
ATK 2000 / DEF 1200
Voltage of the Metal [SR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast-Type monster you control and 1 other card on the field; destroy them.
Gagaga Samurai
Gagaga Samurai
EARTH Warrior ★4
ATK 1900 / DEF 1600
Shining Hope [SR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Gagaga" monster you control; it can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. When another monster you control is targeted for an attack while this card is in Attack Position: You can change this card to Defense Position, and if you do, change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation.

Skills Suggestion

Ritual Cage will protect your monsters from the effect of Blue-Eyes Alternative Dragon, Elementsaber Molehu, and even Black Rose Dragon.

Use Cosmic Cyclone to remove problematic Spell/Trap Cards from the field and to activate this Skill. Add BLS or Super Soldier Synthesis from your Deck to your hand by returning any card in your hand to the Deck.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Master of Rites II
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell "Ritual Cage" activated.
Alexis
Alexis Rhodes
Master of Rites
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000.
This Skill can only be used twice per Duel.
Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck and choose 1 of the following:
• Add random Ritual Monster to your hand from your deck.
• Add random Ritual Spell Card to your hand from your deck.
Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus

Weaknesses

  • No reliable way of protecting Black Luster Soldier that wouldn’t also significantly lower the already not stellar consistency of the deck.

  • Ritual Summoning requires a lot of resources and these resources can easily end up being wasted when your BLS is welcomed by a Floodgate Trap Hole or a Treacherous Trap Hole.

  • If Envoy of Chaos is not available, then BLS will struggle to deal with high ATK monsters. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, just to make a relevant example, ties with BLS and can safely trade with it because of its deck’s ability to swarm the field and even Special Summon from the Graveyard.

  • Envoy of Chaos can only be added back to the hand during the End Phase, which means it’s gonna be available during your opponent’s Battle Phase, but it’s not gonna trigger Beginning and Twilight Evening Knight’s effects in time. If you are not able to get a BLS on the field, then you can’t really accomplish anything.

Comments

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Anonymous 17days ago
this is maybe better example of this deck:
1)BLS*2 + gateway to chaos*3 ---> "ritual monster"
2)sonic bird*2 + super soldier synthethis*3 ---> "ritual spell"
3)BK*2 + ETK*2 , sphere kuriboh*3 + charging gaia fierce knight*1 ---> "dark/light ritual pair"
4)chaos sorcerer*1(can also trigger the twin knights effect) ---> "secondary beater"
5)treacherous traphole*1(very efective here instead of a difficult condition counter trap) ---> "wining gift"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
This build is just bad. It was just a promotion for a terrible skill.
Without backrow removal 9/10 times bls will be just hit by karma cut, flood traphole, providence, balista, canadia etc etc since in this meta every deck is like 40% traps.
Imo bls works only as an otk deck. 3 cc, 2 giant trunade and skill master of rites are the only viable option. You either win or loose in 2nd turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
well I think everyone agree about using "master of rites" skill for this build but "3 CC, 2 GT" is so much for a material consumer ritual maybe changes below will make the suggested build more ideal:

"galaxy cyclone*2" instead of "sphere kuriboh*2"
"giant turnade*1" instead of "chaos sorcerer"
Anonymous 17days ago
As we know there is 3 unavoidable requirement for BLS ritual:
1)ritual monster
2)ritual spell
3)one of the pair light/dark monster(trap immunity option = LVL1 djin + LVL7 charging gaia)

if u have all resources in ur starting hand u will end up having 1/2 cards left and cuz u focus on having 3 required stuff for ritual...I suggest we must decide about "protecting ace monster" or "eliminating the backrow" and not both of them... in this way there is better chance that other 1/2 doing that role!
In my opinion protecting come first!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
You either get bls as a kicka$$ finisher with the use of chibi knights or better try a different ritual monster. Protecting a 3000 vanilla is not the best idea.
Anonymous 26days ago
Super expensive
Anonymous
I don't see a BLS deck being good ever, even with pre-preparation of rites the deck would brick hard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The impcantation engine could make it good enough to KoG.
makia
this deck has to be updated with the new Yugi Muto Skill : path of chaos
<< Anonymous(makia)
Anonymous Reply
Are you blind? It has been already updated from mediocre deck to crap deck.
<< Anonymous(makia)
makia Reply
jaja that´s right... i´m blind...but i don´t think is a crap deck,it have a lot of potential...we just have to find an arquetype to mixed it.
<< Anonymous(makia)
makia Reply
and additional thing.... i was thinking about to include singers in this deck to summon the Arcanite Magician, to take advange of the spell counter from Gateway to Chaos... it's just an idea ... ...
<< Anonymous(makia)
Anonymous Reply
The deck indeed has potential. This build has 0 potential. Especially with such a craptacular skill.
Anonymous
Omg.. are you serious? This "new" version of black luster soldier deck is waaaaay worse than the old one... Please if you try to promote the new skill at least take some time to make a decent deck. This one is terrible.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Too many support cards you could use too. One thing i dislike about DL is we are limited to 20 and not the usual 40. I wish some of these cards was in the Tag Force series when they came out
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You do actually believe a 40 card format will make an already incosistent deck more powerfull?
Anonymous
Honestly they should just give us super soldier and call it a day.. make it limited (1) and just give us the darn card..

Or

fix the skill and take away the kuriboh requirement..
Honestly I’d prefer just giving us the card and making it limited (1)
Anonymous
What about that other Black Luster Soldier SR in the new minibox with 0 atk and def? How can you use that in a BLS deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You don't use it, it sucks
<< Anonymous
Thetafreq Reply
Super soldier soul is a decent beater. You can make it 3000 ATK to protect your lp for a turn. Plus the GY effect helps as well. I like the card and used it often
<< Anonymous(Thetafreq)
Anonymous Reply
No, it is just bad. Avoid using it at any cost.
The worst thing about BLS deck is that you cant properly use it with Yami Yugi to see the nice special summoning video... you have either to use he deck with Pegasus or Alexis due to their superior ritual skills... So sad. I believe yugi deserves a ritual skill. After all he has 2 ritual boss monsters in anime, this one and magician of black chaos...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
LoL, i am the writter of the above comment. Finally they made Master Of Rites skill available to Yami Yugi! Thanks Konami! At least we can enjoy this cool summoning video of BLS :)
Hunter
I manage to make this deck super consistent with 2 neos fusion, but there's a catch, its suck when it comes to deal with backrow. I guess lightsworn ver is the best after all.
<< Anonymous(Hunter)
Anonymous Reply
And the question is: In case you use the lightsowrn engine, why don't use ALL the other better builds instead of the bricky BLS? Even a pure lightsworn is way better.
<< Anonymous(Hunter)
Anonymous Reply
ALL BLS builds suffer from the same problem. Backrow. BLS has 0 protection and almost 0 support protection (shield maybe??). And even if you want to run lightsworn engine you will have to wonder: WHY? You can simple remover BLS cards for something way better and more consistent.
Anonymous
Does this deck suck, or does every I play that uses it is trash? Because they seem to always brick.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
My overall views on this deck
Battle: A
(Due to the support that could double banish and banish from hand.)
Complexity: C
( It is really easy to use and you could get 1tk.)
Defense: D+ to C-
(has some defense with super soldier shield, but it wont trigger if interrupted upon summon.)
Price: Expesive
Support:B
(but needs more def support)
Overall i would say that BLS is a Rogue deck for now.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Competitiveness: C
Has difficulty against highly competitive decks like Elementsaber invokers, Shiranui, Cyber Dragons, and Six Sam.

(This deck can beat a DM deck if you have the right cards to deal with navigation/ Circle i have done it before.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I played with it for about a month after spending about 7000gems just to get those 3 BLS. This deck relies 90% in luck and going second. If you go 1st you either have to summon a Sonic Bird set a CC or a bluff and cross your finger to survive. Next turn cross your finger once again hopping that your opponnent has no traps/hand traps and go for the big hit, which rarely happens.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's fun but it sucks, it can't handle back row and if BLS does it pretty much gameover
Anonymous
I've seen this deck play in KC CUP twice, got beaten cuz they summoned their BLS first turn. Maybe there is a secret build.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The only problem is it has Super soldier shield and that protects it after a successful summon and successfully activates the banishing effect. If you interrupt the summon after it is summoned with floodgate, Dark magical circle,and canadia. If bls returns to hand, is destroyed, banished, or flipped face down BLS loses the effects.
Anonymous
dope

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Add lava golem to the mix and you get yourself an easy win
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