Yu-Gi-Oh!: Best Decks for Rising Rampage Meta
The latest Yu-Gi-Oh! expansion Rising Rampage offers support for many well established archetypes, some of which were absolutely necessary after the wave of card bans and some other changes that have been implemented to this highly evolving card game.
However, there are only a handful of decks that could really create a healthy competitive atmosphere in the current meta. These four decks are presented below with their complete decklists.
Regardless, whether you're a new or an experienced player, these decks will bring you to many victories in the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments.
Pure Endymion Deck
|Mythical Beast Master Cerberus x3||Pot of Desires x3||Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon x1||The Winged Dragon of Ra - Sphere Mode x3|
|Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic x3
||Spell Power Mastery x3||Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon x1||Dinowrestler Pankratops x2|
|Reflection of Endymion x1||Reasoning x1||Dhampir Vampire Sheridan x1||Artifact Lancea x3|
|Mythical Beast Jackal King x3||Upstart Goblin x1||Tornado Dragon x1||Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3|
|Mythical Beast Bashilisk x1||Terraforming x1||Abyss Dweller x1||Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x2|
|Magical Abductor x3||Into the Void x3||Borreload Dragon x1||Twin Twisters x2|
|Mythical Beast Garuda x1||Mythical Institution x3||Borrelsword Dragon x1||-|
|Magister of Endymion x3||Magical Citadel of Endymion x3||Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess x1||-|
|Servant of Endymion x3||-||Decode Talker x1||-|
|Mythical Beast Jackal x1||-||Knightmare Unicorn x1||-|
||-||Knightmare Phoenix x1||-|
|-||-||Heavymetalfoes Electrumite x1||-|
|-||-||Knightmare Cerberus x1||-|
||-||Day-Breaker the Shining Magical Warrior x1||-|
The two most powerful cards in this archetype are Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic, which can potentially destroy all enemy monsters, and Mythical Beast Jackal King, which can put as many monsters on the battlefield as you want, including from your extra deck.
The two best monsters you can cast from your extra deck are Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon, which can return an opponent's monster to their hand, and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess, which can negate enemy monster activations.
You can also link into Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon, which can return monsters from graveyard, or Heavymetalfoes Electrumite that can put more Pendulum monsters on the table if that's what your situation requires.
This is definitely one of the most flexible and powerful decks in the current meta, and there isn't that many decks today that can counter Pure Endymion.
Marincess Frog Deck
|Marincess Blue Tang x3||Cynet Mining x3||Toadally Awesome x2||Code Radiator x3|
|Marincess Pascalus x3||Monster Reborn x1||Marincess Wonder Heart x2||Sea Archiver x1|
|Marincess Sea Horse x3||Marincess Battle Ocean x3||Marincess Marbled Rock x2||Marincess Sea Star x1|
|Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3||Infinite Impermanence x2||Shootingcode Talker x1||Profibit Snake x2|
|Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x2||Marincess Wave x3||Marincess Coral Anemone x2||Paleozoic Anomalocaris x1|
|Swap Frog x3||-||Marincess Crystal Heart x2||Paleozoic Opabinia x1|
|Profibit Snake x1||-||Marincess Blue Slug x2||Mermail Abyssalacia x1|
|Ronintoadin x2||-||Marincess Sea Angel x2||Cynet Optimize x1|
|Dupe Frog x2||-||-||Infinite Impermanence x1|
|Marincess Mandarin x3||-||-||Paleozoic Dinomischus x1|
|Effect Veiler x3||-||-||Paleozoic Marrella x1|
|-||-||-||Marincess Current x1|
Yu-Gi-Oh! veterans are well familiar with the Marincess archetype. The playstyle of this deck is very fast and exciting, which allows you to link together a huge number of Marincess monsters, and activate lots and lots of triggers in a long sequence.
This allows to create a special combo, which can lead to some explosive turns with the help of such cards like Marincess Blue Tang, Marincess Sea Horse, Marincess Coral Anemone, Marincess Crystal Heart, and Marincess Marbled Rock.
The latter one can become huge if you can link all these monsters together consecutively and create a Crystal Heart effect, which makes you invincible and you can't take no damage anymore.
Marincess Frog is an exceptional combo deck that all Yu-Gi-Oh! players should try out in this meta.
|Tenyi Dragon Ajna x3||Vessel for the Dragon Cycle x2||Dragon Ogre Deity of Tenyi x2||Droll & Lock Bird x3|
|Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda x3||Flawless Perfection of the Tenyi x2||Yazi, Evil of the Yang Zing x1||Artifact Lancea x3|
|Tenyi Spirit - Mapura x2||White Elephant's Gift x3||Berserker of the Tenyi x2||Dinowrestler Pankratops x3|
|Tenyi Spirit - Shthana x2||Called by the Grave x3||Tenyi Master of the Dragon Fist x2||Twin Twisters x3|
|Tenyi Spirit - Nahata x2||Fists of the Unrivaled Tenyi x2||Shaman of the Tenyi x2||Infinite Impermanence x3|
|Tenyi Spirit - Adhara x3||Solemn Judgment x3||Monk of the Tenyi x2||-|
|Mare Mare x2||Waterfall of Dragon Souls x2||LANphorhynchus x1||-|
|Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3||-||Link Spider x1||-|
|Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x3||-||Borreload Dragon x1||-|
|-||-||Borrelsword Dragon x1||-|
Every Tenyi deck needs a lot of Tenyi monsters that can support each other. That's why the main deck includes 15 Tenyi monsters and extra deck holds eight more, including the newest Shaman of the Tenyi, which works really well with the two copies of the Mare Mare monster.
The most effective spell in this deck is Vessel for the Dragon Cycle. It allows you to send any Wyrm monster to search for a Tenyi monster and put it into your hand for free. This can result in some really powerful turns if you can play it early on.
But this deck also relies greatly on several traps. Waterfall of Dragon Souls is especially valuable, as it allows you to get access to all your Tenyi monsters, and then you get to draw some cards.
Tenyi has a big chance to really shine in this meta, but players who decide to pilot it should know that it's always better to go second, if you hold Vessel for the Dragon Cycle in your opening hand.
Orcust Guardragon Deck
|Orcust Knightmare x2||Called by the Grave x3||Naturia Exterio x1||Naglfar, Generaid of Flames x1|
|Fraudir, Generaid of the Sword x1||World Legacy Guardragon x3||Ib the World Chalice Justiciar x1||Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms x1|
|Mardoll, Generaid of Light x1||Cynet Mining x3||Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss x1||Dragon Ravine x1|
|Nidhogg, Generaid of Ice x1||Fossil Dig x3||True King of All Calamities x1||Fraudir, Generaid of the Sword x1|
|Hel, Generaid of Death x1||World Legacy Monstrosity x3||Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star x1||Dragunity Knight - Romulus x1|
|Souleating Oviraptor x3||Generaid Stage x2||Saryuja Skull Dread x1||Nidhogg, Generaid of Ice x1|
|Draconnet x3||Orcust Crescendo x1||Borrelsword Dragon x1||Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon x1|
|Omni Dragon Brotaur x1||-||Galatea, the Orcust Automaton x1||Mardoll, Generaid of Light x1|
|World Chalice Guardragon x1||-||Guardragon Agarpain x1||Dvergs, Generaid of Iron x1|
|Mathematician x3||-||Guardragon Pisty x1||Left Arm Offering x1|
|Orcust Harp Horror x1||-||Guardragon Elpy x1||PSY-Framelord Lambda x1|
|Orcust Cymbal Skeleton x1||-||Knightmare Unicorn x1||Trap Trick x1|
|Carboneddon x1||-||Knightmare Phoenix x1||Generaid Battle x1|
|Galaxy Serpent x1||-||Knightmare Mermaid x1||Orcustrated Babel x1|
|Flamvell Guard x1||-||I:P Maskerena x1||Generaid Quest x1|
|Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3||-||-||-|
Before being banned, Orcust Guardragon has been considered one of the most overpowered archetypes in Yu-Gi-Oh!. Lately, the deck had to adapt to the new rules and that's why the decklist changed quite drastically.
This particular list includes a hefty number of Generaid monsters, so it's a hybrid archetype that relies on the powers of all these types of monsters. The deck relies heavily on graveyard synergies, negate effects of the Generaid monsters and several spells that also return your monsters from your graveyard to your hand.
The deck is tightly built in such a way that your opponents will not be able to destroy your monsters, and even if they do, then graveyard mechanics will get them back either on board or into your hand.
As a result, you will never be out of monsters on the battlefield, which means that you can link summon more and more until your opponents simply give up.
Try these decks and be sure to check out the list of the best and most valuable cards from Rising Rampage expansion right here.