Counter Trap: deck recipe

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update 12/04/2017


This deck focuses on negating any opponent's card effects then summoning Dark Voltanis or Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord to gain field presence. Endless trap hell will help you get a random trap card in case you need it.

Example deck

Dark VoltanisDark VoltanisDark VoltanisVan'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon LordBountiful ArtemisBountiful Artemis
Dekoichi the Battlechanted LocomotiveDekoichi the Battlechanted LocomotiveDekoichi the Battlechanted LocomotiveDark Mimic LV3Dark Mimic LV3Dark Mimic LV3
Divine WrathMagic JammerMagic JammerUltimate ProvidenceUltimate ProvidenceUltimate Providence
Riryoku FieldRiryoku Field--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUsers
Endless Trap Hell
Can be used when you have 3 trap cards in the Graveyard. 1 random Trap Card in your Graveyard is added to your hand. Then, shuffle 1 random Trap Card in your Graveyard into your Deck. This skill can only be used once per Duel.


How to use

Negate enemy plays

Negating enemy cards is the main play of this deck, use trap cards to negate anything played by your opponent that might be harmful to you. Negating cards can also interrupt enemy combos leaving them with nothing else to play.

Draw cards

With almost every trap in this deck requiring you to discard, quickly depleting your resources, you will need good draw power to maintain your card advantage.

Special summon big monsters

  • When you use a counter trap you can special summon Dark Voltanis from your hand by tributing a DARK monster (Even ones that are set.) on your side of the field. But be careful, when Dark Voltanis is special summoned, he requires you to select a card on the field to destroy, if you or your opponent do not control any other cards Dark Voltanis will destroy himself.
  • Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord can be special summoned from your hand when you use a counter trap to negate your opponent's card, and depending on what type of card you negate Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord will gain a different effect.

Other useful cards

A Cat of Ill Omen
A Cat of Ill Omen
Search for any trap card and put it at the top of your deck.
Trap Jammer
Trap Jammer
Useful against cards such as Mirror Wall and Windstorm of Etaqua, it can trigger Dark Voltanis effect.
Magic Drain
Magic Drain
It also serves as Magic Jammer, Dark Voltanis effect will still trigger even if the effect of this card is negated.(except with Seven Tools of the Bandit)
Curse of Royal
Curse of Royal
A situational card useful against cards such as Wild Tornado or even Nobleman of Extermination, can also trigger Dark Voltanis.
Seven Tools of the Bandit
Seven Tools of the Bandit
By paying 1000LP this card can negate a trap card activated by your opponent, it can trigger Dark Voltanis
By paying 500LP this card can negate almost all trap cards activation, however, the trap card can still be activated the next turn. Also usefull to summon Dark Voltanis.

Other useful skills

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

Trap Layer
If your Deck contains 5 or more Trap Cards with different names, you will have improved chances of having a Trap Card in your starting hand.

Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
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I've read that voltanis effect can work by tributing dark monster in the spell/card zone, like pumpkin princess. I've no tried yet
<< Anonymous
xkaito Reply
Nope u cant because when pumpkin princess is in s/t zone it becomes a spell
<< Anonymous
pdtZ_Hunter Reply
Kiseitai works
<< Anonymous(pdtZ_Hunter )
Anonymous Reply
No tf it doesn’t hunter..
i dont see a mention of genex ally reliever who can also be special summoned by counter either a spell, trap, or monster effect. like a cheaper voltanis
<< Anonymous
Redcorsair Reply
I have made a ultra budget Counter Trap deck using your suggestion.
Useless deck. Absolutely useless. You are offending Yu-gi-oh with your trash ideas and these 20 cards decks...
<< Anonymous(Holylord)
Redcorsair Reply
Why would you say that ? This deck is countering much of what the opponent can do and summons big Monsters. This deck is not absolute, but not bad neither.
this deck is underrated
Dont have dark voltanis , can we will have the possibility to drop him again ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, in The Next bakura's event.
Does twister count as a counter trap
<< Anonymous
Jerry Beans Man Reply
<< Anonymous(Jerry Beans Man)
Anonymous Reply
Thanks jerry
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
we dont need edgelords either
dead meme
what about gemini counter with skelesaurus and dark voltanis , also are there any other dark gemini monsters ??
<< Anonymous(dead meme )
Anonymous Reply
Infinity Dark and Il Blud. I wouldn't exactly recommend either of those for this, however. Infinity Dark's ATK is too low to sit on, and Il Blud being high-level makes it unsuitable for this use.
I wanted to build this deck on my own... Too bad I saw this.
<< Anonymous(Guigeek)
PlzLetMeWin Reply
i kno this feel
<< Anonymous(Guigeek)
Anonymous Reply
It's not like there's a HUGE amount of creativity in this kind of deck. Run Counter Traps of choice, run cards that benefit from Counter Traps, round out the deck with stuff that fills the gaps. (The draw cards in this case.)
Who else is getting annoying breaat ads?
Really interesting deck

kog test
<< Anonymous(vizpero)
Dark Decade Reply
That notification LeL
In theorycraft..
Would this work:
Skill: duel standby
3 gravekeeper's recruiter
3 dark voltanis
1 vandalgyon
3 magic drain
3 d. Wrath
2 ultimate providence
3 gross ghost
2 dark jerroid
Here's waiting for mystic tomato, more vandalgyon and more universal counter traps

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