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Gishki: deck recipe [Mar 2020 Updated]

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Overview

Example deck

Standard Version

Evigishki LevianimaEvigishki LevianimaEvigishki Soul OgreEvigishki Soul OgreEvigishki Soul OgreGishki Chain
Gishki ChainGishki ChainGishki ShadowGishki ShadowGishki ShadowSenju of the Thousand Hands
Cosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneGishki AquamirrorGishki AquamirrorGishki Aquamirror
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[Skill] descriptionUser
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

How to Play

Gishki Shadow

You discard Gishki Shadow to add 1 "Gishki" Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand. Having a way to search Gishki Aquamirror without using your Normal Summon is already a huge upgrade; you can now reserve your Normal Summon for Gishki Chain or Senju of the Thousand Hands.

Gishki Chain

If Gishki Chain is Normal Summoned, it allows you to look at the top 3 cards of your Deck, reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell Card among them, and add it to your hand. Gishki Chain is not always consistent, but it’s more versatile compared to Senju and Sonic Bird; this doesn’t however necessarily mean that you shouldn’t run them in combination with Gishki Chain.

Evigishki Soul Ogre

Evigishki Soul Ogre is a Level 8 Ritual Monster that, once per turn, by discarding 1 "Gishki" monster, allows you to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls and shuffle it into the Deck. You can Ritual Summon Soul Ogre using another Soul Ogre, Evigishki Levianima, or just Gishki Shadow.

Soul Ogre provides a pretty solid way of removing threats from the board, even though its effect does, unfortunately, target, which means that it cannot deal with Invoked Cocytus.

Evigishki Levianima

When Evigishki Levianima declares an attack, you draw 1 card, reveal it, and then, if it was a "Gishki" monster, you get to look at 1 random card in your opponent's hand. Levianima’s effect is just decent and you are rarely going to Summon it over Soul Ogre when you have both available. We’re mainly running Leavianima because of its Level.

Additional Notes

Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
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

Use Cosmic Cyclone to enable this Skill and add to your hand Aquamirror or 1 of your two Ritual Monsters. You might want to consider bringing Levianima down to 1 or even take it out completely in order to make sure Soul Ogre is the card added to your hand.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Level Duplication
Reveal 1 monster in your hand and select 1 monster on your side of the field. The selected monster's level will become equal to the level of the monster you revealed. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Aquamirror requires you to Tribute monsters from the field or your hand whose total Levels equal the Level of the monster you Ritual Summon using it. You can use this Skill to facilitate Summoning Soul Ogre.

Weaknesses

  • Your monsters are not naturally protected from anything, which means that your opponent can just wait for you to Summon them and then banish them (Dark Magical Circle) or destroy them (Treacherous Trap Hole).

  • Your monsters usually lack the stats to deal with a lot of high ATK monsters that are very common in the current meta.

  • Aside from not giving you a way of removing Cocytus from the field, Soul Ogre’s effect also doesn’t address face-down cards. Cosmic Cyclone is in Example Deck for a reason (to deal with back row), but you’re not always going to have it available and it also does have an activation cost.

Comments

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Anonymous
GIVE US ZIELGIGAS KOMONEY!!
Anonymous
Lol remember when people said right before they got released that they were better than CA looks like water gishkis got flushed down the toilet
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's because gishki isn't complete. Complete version definitely more broken than current ca
<< Anonymous
Malefic Reply
CA is also incomplete (Vishnu and Natasha inst in the game). And even more with Herald of Perfection + Saffira combo it would be too broken for Duel Links
<< Anonymous(Malefic)
Anonymous Reply
That's it. We are at the mercy of komoney. How good an archetype will be depends how much they want to release it. If not mistaken, when ppl says this is more broken than ca, that was when gishki was datamined. No one knows how complete it will be upon release that time
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, Gishki was broken because of the Gustkraken hand loop, but we don't have Gustkraken in DL.
Anonymous
The Mirror Magic is all about:

STEAL!NG a body.
Becoming someone else.

Let's say you want to fight an enemy land. Through Mirror Magick you'll steal the identity and appearance of your foe.

Gishkis are vampires, they need to make you feel guilty and tell you: "The mirror reflects what you are". it's not that way.

The mirror is like SOUL EXCHANGE.
"I'll become you".
"You'll become me".

it's stealing, it's black magick.
Anonymous
any option for the second TTH? i dont have a second copy of it :C
Anonymous
I think this is one of the few archetypes that never were meta or competitive at all, at least not in duel links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's probably never been Tier 1, but it was probably like Tier 2-3 back when we got Abyss Encounters. It's certainly nowhere near the least playable (or played) archetype in Duel Links. I'll go ahead and point out that things like Dark Scorpions and Volcanics exist, though Gishki probably saw more play than much larger archetypes like Worms and Vylons, too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Gishki was an infamous FTK/hand loop deck back in the day, to the point where 2 of their cards are still limited to this very day on the F/L list
<< Anonymous
Diaz Reply
1 of them (Mind Augus) is actually in Duel Links, but without Gustkraken (the hand-looper) it’s useless.
BetASTAR
What if you don't have Gishki Ariel? Are there any other options for a Gishki ritual deck? I'm a budget player and went through the Abyss Encounters box only once and I have Gishki Levianima. I really want to make one and any help or replies are appreciated.
<< Anonymous(BetASTAR)
Anonymous Reply
Run Manju if you have him- it’s generic ritual support of the same level that also searches ritual monsters

It’s not exactly an easy replacement (he’s still an old main box UR) but it’s something
<< Anonymous(BetASTAR)
Anonymous Reply
Some sr tickets provides you gishki ariel. I'm not too sure cause i re-rolled my account and got those tickets from log in rewards

Ojama King
capslock deck is not really gishki imo, only decks based on rituals should be classified as gishki.
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
Anonymous Reply
Agreed
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
Anonymous Reply
Concur. Thats a sea stralth attack with gishki tech.
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
CK15 Reply
Exactly what I was thinking.
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
Anonymous Reply
Speaking of Rituals, hope Konami implements Incantation very soon. If not, then any other Ritual or archetype would be nice.

*cough* Nekroz. *cough*
Uhh
I think Komoney want me to make a Gishiki deck
<< Anonymous(Malefic)
Uhh Reply
I know, just a bit pissed off that all the rarer cards I’ve been getting are these ones and not SSA or Legendary Fisherman II
<< Anonymous(Uhh)
Yami Dovah Reply
The same happens with me. I wanna make Alien and Archfiend decks, but I get only Gishki. And think I have 2 Gishki Ur ando only 1 Alien Telepath with 80 packs.
<< Anonymous(Uhh)
Anonymous Reply
Meanwhile I wanted just 1 Axe of Fools....and got 3 SSA 2 Whale instead.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
damn and here i am with 3 axe of fool with one whale and 1 ssa
Fooooooool
OhMarioWV
To be honest... I actually like Gishiki. I mean, I have had better luck with them than I ever did Cyber Angels. They're not hard to summon for starters. And they're just fun. If only I could get the two from the Tower events...
Anonymous
Moray of Greed can really smooth out your draws.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yea except when u get 2 in ur starting hand :D
Anonymous
MILL IS DEAD
So, this deck is the ultimate counter to any Mill, I'm having so much fun when mill is sending 9 cards to Graveyard and I'm recovering 12 cards from graveyard via the 2 ritual summons and the actual ritual cards. Almost lost to timer tho.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This deck loses to anything else besides Mill in legend 1, where I'm currently at.
Anonymous
Mako DOESN'T learn Restart dammit!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Balance would work well since it ensures a ritual spell in starting hand
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Mako can unlock restart skills can be farmed either in ranked or by the duel gate.

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