Cup of Ace
|Standard Duelist [N]|
|Toss a coin:|
● Heads: Draw 2 cards.
● Tails: Your opponent draws 2 cards.
Master of Destiny literally turns Cup of Ace into Pot of Greed, drastically increasing this Deck’s consistency and allowing you to pretty reliably draw into cards like Neos Fusion, Cyberdark Cannon and Desperado Barrel Dragon.
Desperado Barrel Dragon
|DARK Machine ★8|
ATK 2800 / DEF 2200
|Full Metal Desperado [UR]|
|If a face-up DARK Machine monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. Once per turn, during the Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can toss a coin 3 times; destroy face-up monsters on the field, up to the number of Heads, then if the result is 3 heads, draw 1 card. This card cannot attack the turn this effect is activated. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Level 7 or lower monster that has a coin tossing effect, from your Deck to your hand.|
If a face-up DARK Machine monster you control is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon Desperado Barrel Dragon from your hand. Basically. if anything happens to your Cyberdark Edge, Cyberdark Horn, Twin-Barrel Dragon or even another Desperado Barrel Dragon, aside from being returned to the hand (Steelswarm Mothand Six Style - Dual Wield) or banished (Subterror Behemoth Umastryx), you can fall back on this Level 8 monster.
Once per turn, during the Battle Phase, Desperado Barrel Dragon allows you to toss a coin 3 times and then destroy face-up monsters on the field up to the number of Heads. Desperado Barrel Dragon’s effect does not target, which means that Red-Eyes Slash Dragon cannot negate it and, if you happen to encounter somebody playing Hazy Flame, they are probably going to have a bad time. Note that Desperado Barrel Dragon doesn’t have to destroy itself or another one of your monsters, unlike Gatling Dragon, if there aren’t enough targets on your opponent’s side of the field.
If Desperado Barrel Dragon is sent to the Graveyard, it allows you to add a Level 7 or lower monster from your Deck to your hand that has a coin-tossing effect. You can use this effect to search Twin-Barrel Dragon, Ms. Judge, Time Wizard or Arcana Force XIV - Temperance.
Master of Destiny can give you a huge advantage early on by turning unreliable cards like Cup of Ace and Time Wizard into consistent and pretty unfair instruments.
Note by IIINC:
The three main targets to negate against the new D/D decks are D/D Swirl Slime, Dark Contract with the Swamp King, and D/D Nighthowl. Negating these targets can completely nullify and exhaust D/D decks.
As for Malefics, there are plenty of moments in your opponent’s turn to throw a wrench in their Special Summoning, field spell, or continuous spell. Aim to exhaust your opponents.
Note by Ace:
My 2nd KOG with this deck.
The key to winning with this deck is knowing when to negate a card effect and not being afraid to discard Desperado Barrel Dragon when you activate Rebirth of Parshath. If you don't have any machine monsters to normal summon to the field who can activate a special summon of DBD when they're destroyed, he's useless. Just send him to graveyard and pick a monster who can help you with your next move.
Opponents monster zone full? Get Time wizard to destroy them all. Want to attack next turn after you negated a monster effect but opponent has set cards in spell/trap zone? Get Ms.Judge. Just think carefully and pick the right monster for the situation you're facing when sending DBD to the graveyard.