Barrel Clown beatdown: deck recipe

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Using the clowns and putting defensive spell/trap cards, the clowns will have decent survivability, and will be able to destroy your opponent's monster easily. This can open up your opponent to some direct attacks. Using the skill to summon Barrel Dragon at the right time can let you end the duel early.

SkillThree-Star Demotion
Essential cards
CostBudget - Expensive
(Box reset)
The Ultimate Rising

Example deck

Barrel DragonBarrel DragonBarrel DragonSphere KuribohSergeant ElectroSergeant Electro
Sergeant Electro4-Starred Ladybug of DoomDream ClownDream ClownDream ClownSupremacy Berry
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerMirror WallSecurity OrbSecurity OrbCurse of Anubis
Windstorm of EtaquaTragedy--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Three-Star Demotion
Can be used by paying 3000 Life Points. Until the End Phase, reduce the Level of all monsters in your hand by 3. This skill can only be used once per turn.

Paradox Brothers

How to use this deck

Using the lower levels

What you summon early in the duel mostly depends on what you get in your starting hand, but there are some things to consider before choosing which one to summon. 4-Starred Ladybug of Doom can be a safe option if you get first turn, while Barrel Dragon and Sergeant Electro are for when you want to use their effects. In most cases, getting some defensive spell/trap cards is good for Dream Clown so you can destroy your opponent's monster. Follow it up with Sergeant to start locking your opponent's spell/trap cards, then Barrel Dragon to finish the duel.

Barrel Dragon

With only 1 Supremacy Berry in the deck, you can only use the skill once or twice. Instead of summoning early, it's recommended to either wait until you get Berry in your hand, or when you can finish off your opponent. You will also have to pay attention to the matchup. If you see your opponent using normal monsters, it can mean they might have an Order to Charge, or a Champion's Vigilance when going against a 3 star demotion decks and a high level dragon deck. Use the skill cautiously and summon early to prevent a Vigilance, while using it later to avoid a Order to Charge.

Other useful cards

Crass Clown
Crass Clown
Alternative to Dream Clow, which will have somewhat of a similar effect still.


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Cool deck but 3 electros is hard to get, I only have one. don't really intend to go for a second, any good alternatives?
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Player J Reply
Furthermore, I forgot to mention Shallow Grave which might finally get some play due to the new Crimson pack having Zombie support!

I believe it will get play in the near future when more Zombie decks start to take off.

I also forgot to mention the Pyro decks which stem from this pack!

The majority of Pyro decks use cards from this box.

<< Anonymous(Player J)
Player J Reply
Lastly, I am still not done!
We haven't even talked about the PVE Decks!

The infamous Level 5 Insect deck which is used in PVE.

The infamous Ryu Senshi deck which is top of the line for beginners as well as all players below stage 39!

So Yeah!
Think about that Mister!
Don't have time for Sgt. Electro?
You better make some time for Sgt. Electro!

What on earth are you doing?
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Charlie Reply
Bro, this is it right here. I have been waiting for this type of explanation about the boxes available and ehat you can truky use out of them foreverrrr. Where can I find more of this information?
<< Anonymous(Mark)
Anonymous Reply
Xing zhen hu and fire formation- gyokkou can be used instead
Why use barrel dragon instead of toon barrel dragon?
Is this deck good after skill update?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
to be honest probably
<< Anonymous
Kyuss Reply
It has no chance against Toon.
Other than that it's still as awesome, sometimes you don't even have to use the skill for a win.
damn, this deck is awesome, just a little bit expensive. dammit!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
expensive....EXPENSIVE....EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're right
This deck is like the weakest of all 3sd I have faced, how is this even 9.0?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1 more day and 3sd is done
Any suggestions for my deck? Got Platinum 3 with it but it lacks consostency :/ Have only 1 Barrel dragon so I had to make some replacement for him.
This deck is heavily reliant on luck I went on a 10+ winspree then the next day faced toons all day
<< Anonymous
Leokaos Reply
you cannot drop from platinum
<< Anonymous(Leokaos)
Anonymous Reply
Yes you can lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Once you in platinum rank, you can't derank less than platinum 1
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I am plat.

You can not drop from plat no matter how many times you lose. This was changed in a very recent update.

In other words liar liar pants on fire.
Ok guys, mayde i'm the unluckiest man in duel links . 7 ( yes se7en ) consecutive losses with this deck

I dropped form silver 5 ( yes just silver ) to 3

Amazing deck, sure. Played 30 games, lost 10 and half of that duels i had 1 monster - 3 traps as starting hand

Hammer sharks destroys 3sd easily btw. Toons also
This deck is very good. I don't know if it was luck or what, but against gold deck i got like 65% victories and in platinum more than 80%
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Against gold i got a 100% victories. I got 15 wins in a row from gold 3 to plat 3 with this deck but then I meet Toons which destroys me with this deck.
I love this deck!!!
Holy shit I love this deck. Its so consistent and fun to play
this deck is so freaking good lol

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