Ninja: deck recipe

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This deck is more of a control type deck even though it has some potential to swarm. Ninjas use unusual effects that support each other well, making this deck somewhat unpredictable to duel against.

skillDuel, standby!
Essential cards
CostBudget - Expensive
(Box reset)
Dawn of Destiny
Electric Overload
Valkyrie's Rage

Example deck

Ninja Grandmaster SasukeNinja Grandmaster SasukeNinja Grandmaster SasukeBlack Dragon NinjaBlack Dragon NinjaRed Dragon Ninja
Senior Silver NinjaSenior Silver NinjaSenior Silver NinjaFlame Armor NinjaWhite NinjaWhite Ninja
White NinjaSoul ExchangeEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerNinjitsu Art of TransformationCurse of Anubis
Windstorm of EtaquaNinjitsu Art of Duplication--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Duel, standby!
Gives 1 more card in each player's starting hand.


How to use this deck

Summon high-leveled ninjas

Ninjas aren't really strong in terms of attack, so it would be better to quickly summon your higher leveled monsters to start hitting harder.

  • Use Soul Exchange to tribute summon your monster by tributing one of your opponent's monster. This also serves as monster removal, but you will not be able to conduct your battle phase that turn.
  • Use Ninjitsu Art of Transformation to special summon Black Dragon Ninja from your hand or deck by tributing any of your level 4 ninja monsters.

Change enemy monsters to defense position

Changing opponent's battle position serves 2 purposes in this deck. First is to protect your monsters. And second is because your ninjas can destroy defense position monsters with card effects. Enemy Controller can also be used to take your opponent's monster to use as tribute and open for a direct attack. Be careful of using Curse of Anubis during your turn. Keep in mind that your ninjas are also effect monsters, therefore will also be changed to defense position if they are face-up.

Destroy defense position monsters

These two monsters are very important to this deck. Comboing these cards with changing your opponent's battle position will be your main method of monster removal.

  • Flip White Ninja to destroy a defense position monster on the field, but be careful so that you aren't forced to destroy your own monster.
  • Ninja Grandmaster Sasuke destroys any face-up defense position monster he battles.

Other useful cards

For cards that can be used in any deck, check the link below!

Air Armor Ninja
Air Armor Ninja
A Ninja card that can reduce his level by 1 so you can special summon 6 starred monsters with Ninjitsu Art of Transformation.
Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys
Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys
Canbe summoned with Ninjitsu Art of Transformation if you adjust your level with Flame Armor Ninja.


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My deck that I use in legend:
1xsphere kariboh
2x sasuke
1x black drag
2x red drag
1x crimson
1x armed
3x flame
3x white
1x super rush
2x enemy con
2x trans
1x dup

looking for suggestions/help, im currently running

2 ninja grandmaster sasuke
2 b dragon ninja
2 r dragon ninja
1 senior silver ninja
2 flame armor ninja
2 white ninja
1 soul exchange
3 econ
2 transformations
1 curse of anubis
1 windstorm
1 duplication

also using restart as skill...
<< Anonymous(moriarty)
Anonymous Reply
Too much high level ninja. I would suggest using more flame armor and white ninja. Might also try turnabout maybe. It can combo well with white ninja reset him face down along with your opponent card and you can pop it the next turn. But yea its matter so personal preference I guess
<< Anonymous(moriarty)
Anonymous Reply
Could run balance with more soul ex or drop some high lvl ninja.
<< Anonymous(moriarty)
Anon Reply
Try this:
3 red armour ninja
2 sasuke
2 white ninja
1 duplication
3 transformation
1 each of senior silver, red dragon and black dragon
That leaves space for 6 staples or whatever you want to do. I like mirror wall, e con, wind storm. (Only cause I don't have super rush headlong)
Use a beat down Kaiba.
This should get you to if not past platinum
I run this deck. First time I got to platinum. Well... Not THIS deck (the one above), this one is pretty trash. Fire armour ninja + Kaiba beatdown = 2000atk first turn. Then duplication to dodge any removal. Transformation to get Black/Red dragon ninja out. Have a silver armour ninja (the 6 star one, can't remember the name of it exactly) ready for tribute set so you can bring back the ninjas you have lost. Throw in e con and mirror walls, and you are golden.

Moral of the story. No, I have never lost to toons (not that they are a big threat as they are rare to see when climbing), red eyes and Phoenix are my 🔥es. Only time I have lost to either was when I bricked the first 8 cards of the game. And grave keepers aren't around to be a threat anymore either, but they aren't difficult to beat, because you can dodge with transit.ation or duplication.
Who ever did the write up on this deck I feel didn't have much experience actually playing ninjas. The example deck is atrocious.
<< Anonymous
GameA1 Reply
Hi thank you for your comment. We tried to make an affordable sample deck, that's why the deck doesn't look good.
<< GameA1
Bakura Reply
Why you didn't put Damarian Gaming's deck which is better instead of this one?
<< GameA1
Anonymous Reply
@GameA1 totally understandable that you would post an affordable version of the deck, but it would also be helpful if you could post a deck that fully utilizes ninjas at their best. I appreciate what you guy's do though, thanks GameA! I hope the creator's of this app even out the current meta. Like WHY NOT LIMIT MIRROR WALL or you know even it out so its more fun.
<< GameA1
Anonymous Reply
Just put two examples like you do on farming decks. One F2P/cheap and one expensive. Ninjas are listed as expensive which is true but this example deck isn't expensive at all really. I'm F2P and I can build this one no problem.
Ninja Will change the meta ;)
<< Anonymous(Wolfyyn)
Anonymous Reply
no, i built a ninja deck is super fun,wins some random matches against meta decks,but still isnt that good,its more for fun
<< Anonymous(Wolfyyn)
Anonymous Reply
I hit KOG with mine in 4 days after the set dropped, ninjas are meta and highly underestimated.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I used Red Eyes and Phoenix deck to get KOG and I've never lost a single match against ninja decks. The deck is just not consistent and needs more support.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You are winning against Ninja decks because you are using the decks that counters them. Other than Phoenix and REBD combo, Ninja decks do really well against other decks.
Got to KOG with mind scan Ninjas. this list is not KOG level
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Decklist pls ;)
This is a really good deck to try out cuz its cheap and gets me tons of wins
got KOG
I am lucky enough to hit KOG using Ninjas with Mind Scan yesterday. Here is my thoughts on ninjas:

1. Red D. ninja wins countless duels for me.
2. Duplication and Transformation can give you OTK if your opponents don't have kuriboh.
3. You need at least 2 Transformations to bring the best out of ninjas.
4. Having kuribohs helps your win-rate against bad matchup such as Toons and Phoenix.
<< Anonymous(got KOG)
me again Reply
But yeah, it is pretty tough playing against Phoenix and REBD combo, especially Phoenix. Got demoted many times because of consecutive matches against Pheonix decks.
Just tried ninja deck with turnabout it is really good turns out... Sasuke Samurai finally become quite viable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
2 Air Ninja
2 Fire Ninja
3 White Ninja
1 Sphere Kuriboh
2 Sasuke Samurai
1 Ninja Grandmaster Sasuke
2 Econ
1 Curse of Anubis
3 Turnabout
1 Windstorm
2 Super Rush Headlong
Thats the list by the way.. Any suggestions?
i play dis at plat super fun
<< Anonymous(cybertek3500)
Anonymous Reply
why not 2 dup instead of one (im talking about the normal ninja trap card from the new set) the old normal ninja trap from DoD is whack play with the new ninja traps and cards also get rid of crimson and armed ninja and add a 3rd red ninja and a 3rd flame ninja and add a 3rd econ or security orb
<< Anonymous(cybertek3500)
Anonymous Reply
why not 2 dup instead of one (im talking about the normal ninja trap card from the new set) the old normal ninja trap from DoD is whack play with the new ninja traps and cards also get rid of crimson and armed ninja and add a 3rd red ninja and a 3rd flame ninja and add a 3rd econ or security orb
I got up to Legend 2 using my Ninja deck. Its really good but it struggles against Red Eyes and Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys . Sadly thats all people are playing in Legend along with toons so i wouldn't recommend trying to get KOG with Ninja
<< Anonymous
Incognito Reply
How does your ninja deck look like?
Ok so I haven't done much thorough testing, but from what is see the goal here isn't longevity. Get your RDJ out on the field then use it and your other ninja support cards to keep the back row clear for attacks. This deck doesn't need power because it appears to be a control oriented deck. I personally run wonder balloons to send weak ninjas to the graveyard so RDN can use them for its effect. WB + RDN is kinda busted but that just my opinion. And restart on this for sure.

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