Abyss Soldier | Deck and Rulings

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Abyss Soldier

Abyss Soldier
Monster TypeAqua
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeIgnition Effect


Once per turn: You can discard 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard to target 1 card on the field; return it to the hand.

How to get / Rarity

PackAbyss Encounters [UR]
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  • Returns any card on the Field back to their owner’s hand by discarding a WATER monster as a cost.
  • Good ATK stats.


  • Weak DEF stats susceptible to position switching plays
  • Must discard only WATER monsters as the cost to activate effect.


  • This is a very powerful and versatile monster that can return any card on the Field back to their owner’s hand, can even return your opponent’s Spell/Trap cards back to their hand.
  • Please take note that this monster’s effect does not affect Hazy Flame archetype monsters therefore they cannot return Hazy Flame monsters back to the owner’s hand.
  • You can also return Lava Golem on your side of the Field back to your opponent’s hand to prevent further effect damage.
  • This card is faster in comparison to Guardian Statue and Crass Clown as it does not require to be flipped summoned/switch position in order to return opponent’s monsters.

Return monsters

These are some of the popular monsters in the current meta that may take a considerable amount of resources to summon to the Field. Abyss Soldier is able to thwart that effort by simply returning that monster to your opponent’s hand.

Replenish WATER monsters

Use Salvage to retrieve 2 WATER monsters with 1500 or lower ATK from your Graveyard to your hand.


These cards greatly increases Abyss Soldier’s ATK power to an incredible level. All these 3 cards grants a total of 1100 ATK to Abyss Soldier.




ActionsDiscards for cost / Returns from field to hand


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Well, in 2004~2005, abyss soldier was top tier monster. It could be used as attacker in water type deck, good combination with Killer snake, and also can be used with lvl4 type water monster in Atlantis+Gravity combo.
Jason B
This pal and SSA are always KOG material. I've been playing the same deck for almost 5 months and it's PRETTY EASY to reach King of Games after the first week of the new season.
its such a great card. one of my favorites from RL dueling back in the day.

To the haters its not going to get limited. For one its only good in a water deck and they just aren't that strong right now. Even whale + ssa while definitely can get plat or legend isn't quite good enough for KOG atm sadly even though I love water and wish it was.
I now have ABYSS SOLDIERS (3x), because first copy I got lucky with the UR deal (but it's not the guaranteed UR), second copy acquired after opening <10 packs, and 3rd copy after opening 61 packs.

What deck can I build around them aside from the staple SSA deck? Like, is there an autoduel deck for this, because my Unga Bunga deck sucks now (Caninetaur and Boxer as cores), or any other purpose?

I feel like I need to justify this massive luck and have to find usefulness for 3x Abyss Soldiers as f2p. Thanks.
<< Anonymous(Jerry)
Anonymous Reply
The good thing about Abyss Soldier is that it works on virtually any WATER deck due to how generic it is.

Good luck, and oh, you should have asked in just one place instead of asking the same question in two different place ;)
Makes it easier for you to track.
This card x3 and abyss warrior.. its too bad i dont spend money on this game.
<< Anonymous
Some smuck Reply
Eh, neither do I. But when I got the notification that I reached the max amount of gems I said F it and bought the entire lot.
this effect dont work with my monster Water. not happening :(
This card together eith skreech wiuld help very much to summon moulinglacia the elemental lord (too bad we don't have it)
This is a permanent hane-hane with 1800 atk and the cost of discarding a water monster
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
that 🔥 need to be limited
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Unfortunatly, Konami never limited UR card from pack.
new 🔥 arrived
Ikan paus
Actually can counter burn too you can return this card or their mask of accursed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Doesn't worth it for a turn and a discard
This 🔥 is op af. it's 🔥ing lv 4. cost 1 water card to get rid of any card no question ask, face up/down monster spell/trap no problem. only Hazy, REslash or can't target cards are safe it.

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