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Rise of the Dragon Lords Structure Deck

*There are two copies included.
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Trap Card
Draining Shield
Normal Trap
Negate the attack of 1 of your opponent's monsters and gain Life Points equal to its ATK.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Decent for just about any deck including stall and LP gain!
 
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Trap Card
Sakuretsu Armor
Normal Trap
Activate only when your opponent declares an attack. Destroy the attacking monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
While not the worst card to use, it's not the best to use either since Mirror Force destroys all Attack Position monsters not just the attacking monster.
 
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Trap Card
Magic Jammer
Counter Trap
Discard 1 card. Negate the activation of a Spell Card and destroy it.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Discard a bad card to negate a Spell Card effect and destroy it! The downside is that DW monsters won't get Special Summoned since the discard effect is a cost.
 
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Trap Card
Call of the Haunted
Continuous Trap
Select 1 monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it in face-up Attack Position. When this card is removed from the field, destroy the monster. When the monster is destroyed, destroy this card.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
A decent card to use, especially on Jinzo or Elemental Hero Wildheart! What hurts it is not being destroyed if the monster it brought back is tributed.
 
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Trap Card
Dust Tornado
Normal Trap
Destroy 1 Spell or Trap Card your opponent controls. You can then Set 1 Spell or Trap Card from your hand.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
An okay surprise for your opponent as to have them waste their MST or Heavy Storm but still, MST is far better since it can be used with Jinzo or Royal Decree face up on the field while DT cannot.
 
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Trap Card
Malevolent Catastrophe
Normal Trap
Activate only when your opponent's monster declares an attack. Destroy all Spell and Trap Cards.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
An overall pretty bad card. Not only does it require your opponent to attack to use the card, it cannot be used with Jinzo or Royal Decree on the field.
 
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Spell Card
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Field Spell
Both players can Normal Summon or Set monsters without Tribute(s) by paying 1000 Life Points x the number of monsters needed to Tribute Summon them.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
It is one of Aster Phoenix's worst cards since you have to pay 1000 LPs per tribute your monster needed, which can be useful if high level monsters are the only monsters your hand contains but overall not great.
 
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Spell Card
Brain Control
Normal Spell
Pay 800 Life Points. Select 1 face-up monster your opponent controls. Take control of it until the End Phase.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
At a cost of only 800 LPs, taking control of a monster is pretty small, especially if the monster is used for a Tribute Summon or monster effect.
 
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Spell Card
Lightning Vortex
Normal Spell
Discard 1 card. Destroy all face-up monsters your opponent controls.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
A pretty powerful card with a low cost! What hurts it is it only destroys face up monsters.
 
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Spell Card
Mystik Wok
Quick-Play Spell
Tribute 1 monster. Select either its ATK or DEF and gain that many Life Points.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
Having to tribute a monster to gain LPs is pretty bad and shows that you're desperate. Don't use this card and if you're running LP gain, find a better card.
 
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Spell Card
Big Bang Shot
Equip Spell
The equipped monster gains 400 ATK. During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent. When this card is removed from the field, the equipped monster is removed from play.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
The +400 is pretty bad so if you want to use this card, do so on a monster that's already strong like Gemini Elf. Otherwise, don't use this.
 
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Spell Card
Terraforming
Normal Spell
Add 1 Field Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Easily fish out Umi, ALO, Molten Destruction and TSiTS!
 
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Spell Card
A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
Normal Spell
Return 1 face-up Level 5 or higher Dragon-Type monster you control to the owner's hand and destroy all Spell and Trap Cards.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
Only use this card in Kaiba decks and in other decks, use Heavy Storm instead.
 
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Spell Card
Premature Burial
Equip Spell
Pay 800 Life Points. Select 1 monster from your Graveyard, Special Summon it in face-up Attack Position, and equip it with this card. When this card is destroyed, destroy the equipped monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Pay a little to get a lot as you can Special Summon just about any monster in your Graveyard! The only downside is that the monster becomes equipped to PB and if it is destroyed, so is the monster. 
 
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Spell Card
The Shallow Grave
Normal Spell
Each player selects a monster in their Graveyard and Special Summons it in face-down Defense Position.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
What hurts this card and brings its rating down is the fact that the monster is summoned face down. Other than that, not too bad. 
 
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Spell Card
Giant Trunade
Normal Spell
Return all Spell and Trap Cards on the field to their owners' hands.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
A pretty poor excuse to not worry about having your attack(s) stopped. Stick to Heavy Storm instead. 
 
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Spell Card
Soul Exchange
Normal Spell
Select 1 monster your opponent controls. This turn, if you would Tribute a monster you control. Tribute the selected monster instead. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase during the turn that you activate this card.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Not much going for it. You can tribute one of your opponent's monsters for one of your own but having to skip your Battle Phase doesn't help this card or you so keep this card in Kaiba decks only.
 
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Spell Card
Foolish Burial
Normal Spell
Select 1 monster from your Deck and send it to the Graveyard.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Send a Crystal Beast monster to the Graveyard for summoning Rainbow Dragon more easily or drop a high-level monster to the Graveyard and bring it back with Premature Burial! Not bad overall!
 
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Spell Card
Trade-In
Normal Spell
Discard 1 Level 8 monster. Draw 2 cards.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
This card can be somewhat useful if you have a Level 8 monster and nothing to summon it with and maybe getting better cards but odds are you'll get less than you bargained for. 
 
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Effect Monster
Snipe Hunter
DARK / Fiend / Level 4 / ATK 1500 / DEF 600
You can discard 1 card to select 1 card on the field and roll a six-sided die. If the result is not 1 or 6, destroy the selected card.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Despite having higher odds of destroying the card than not, his stats are low and you have to waste cards to use his effect, which can really hurt you if you constantly roll 1 or 6. An okay card but not a great card. 
 
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Effect Monster
Majestic Mech - Goryu
LIGHT / Fairy / Level 8 / ATK 2900 / DEF 1800
You can Normal Summon this card with 1 Tribute. If you do, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Just shy of matching BEWD, his effect isn't too bad compared to monsters like Spiral Serpent yet he has no self-protection so you may want to use KSH to summon him but overall a pretty bad card. 
 
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Effect Monster
Flame Ruler
FIRE / Pyro / Level 4 / ATK 1500 / DEF 1600
This card is treated as 2 Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a FIRE monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Unlike TCI, he can be used for any FIRE monster not just one so he has slightly more playability but with stats of (1500/1600), you'll want to tribute him for another monster. 
 
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Effect Monster
The Creator Incarnate
LIGHT / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1600 / DEF 1500
You can Tribute this card to Special Summon 1 "The Creator" from your hand.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
Seeing as he's only useful for playing The Creator, he's pretty bad overall and his stats don't help either. 
 
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Effect Monster
The Creator
LIGHT / Thunder / Level 8 / ATK 2300 / DEF 3000
This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard. Once per turn, you can select 1 monster in your Graveyard, then send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard and Special Summon that monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
For a level 8 monster, his stats aren't that impressive but his effects can give yourself an extra defense (or two if you discard a Dark World monster) and is supported by Kaiser Sea Horse but that's about it.
 
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Effect Monster
Masked Dragon
FIRE / Dragon / Level 3 / ATK 1400 / DEF 1100
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Stats of only (1400/1100) make his effect easy to activate but since the summoned monster can only have 1500 ATK or less to be summoned by MD, it's prone to BTH or being easily killed in battle.
 
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Effect Monster
Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV6
FIRE / Dragon / Level 6 / ATK 2300 / DEF 1600
This card is unaffected by the effects of Spell Cards. During the End Phase of a turn that this card destroyed a monster by battle, you can send this card to the Graveyard to Special Summon 1 "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8" from your hand or Deck.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Being unaffected by Fissure, Shrink and Snatch Steal is nice but what hurts it is that it includes your Spell Cards his ATK is weak enough for even Tri-Horned Dragon (2350 ATK) to destroy.
 
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Effect Monster
Guardian Angel Joan
LIGHT / Fairy / Level 7 / ATK 2800 / DEF 2000
When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, gain Life Points equal to the original ATK of the destroyed monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
For Life Point gain decks, this card is okay for two tributes but elsewhere, it's pretty bad.
 
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Effect Monster
Twin-Headed Behemoth
WIND / Dragon / Level 3 / ATK 1500 / DEF 1200
If this card is destroyed and sent from the field to the Graveyard, Special Summon it during the End Phase of this turn with 1000 ATK and 1000 DEF. You can only use this effect once per Duel.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
His low ATK and DEF only gets lower when Special Summoned by his effect and even then, he'll get trampled by even Bio-Mage used with Shield & Sword!
 
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Effect Monster
Tyrant Dragon
FIRE / Dragon / Level 8 / ATK 2900 / DEF 2500
During your Battle Phase, if your opponent controls a monster after this card's first attack, this card can attack once again. Negate the effect of any Trap Card that targets this card, and destroy that Trap Card. If this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard by another card's effect, you must Tribute 1 Dragon-Type monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 1
Requiring two tributes is bad enough. Throwing in having to tribute an additional monster to revive him makes him even worse! Use Ultimate Tyranno instead.
 
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Effect Monster
Kaiser Sea Horse
LIGHT / Sea Serpent / Level 4 / ATK 1700 / DEF 1650
This card can be treated as 2 Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a LIGHT monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating:
He's not that strong and can only become two tributes for LIGHT monsters. Okay for Kaiba or LIGHT decks but that's about it.
 
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Effect Monster
Morphing Jar
EARTH / Rock / Level 2 / ATK 700 / DEF 600
FLIP: Both players discard their hands. Then both players draw 5 cards.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Decent for Dark World decks or throwing out your bad/your opponent's good hand and replenish with a better/worse (for your opponent) one!
 
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Effect Monster
Gilford the Lightning (original artwork)
LIGHT / Warrior / Level 8 / ATK 2800 / DEF 1400
You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon this card. If you do, destroy all monsters your opponent controls.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
Not the greatest card but tribute him with 3 monsters and leave your opponent and/or yourself defenseless!
 
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Effect Monster
Spear Cretin
DARK / Fiend / Level 2 / ATK 500 / DEF 500
FLIP: When this card is sent to the Graveyard after being flipped, each player Special Summons 1 monster from their Graveyard in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Bring out BEWD, Frostosaurus, Super Conductor Tyranno and even Valkyrion if properly summoned! Like Decoy Dragon, the newly summoned monster is susceptible to BTH. 
 
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Effect Monster
Decoy Dragon
FIRE / Dragon / Level 2 / ATK 300 / DEF 200
When this card is selected as an attack target by your opponent's monster, select 1 Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monster from your Graveyard, Special Summon it and switch the attack target to that monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
A 2/5 only because he can bring out BEWD without tributes but even if that does happen, the new monster can be removed by BTH, leaving you one less defense.
 
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Effect Monster
Herald of Creation
LIGHT / Spellcaster / Level 4 / ATK 1800 / DEF 600
Once per turn, you can discard 1 card from your hand to add 1 Level 7 of higher monster from your Graveyard to your hand.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 3
Another 1800 ATK monster whose effect prevents it from getting a higher rating.
 
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Effect Monster
Darkblaze Dragon
FIRE / Dragon / Level 7 / ATK 1200 / DEF 1000
When this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, its ATK and DEF increase to become twice its original ATK and DEF. When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of the destroyed monster.
COMMON

                                                Rating: 2
The ONLY reasons this card gets 2/5 is because when special summoned, it gets twice its original ATK and DEF as well as its Flame Wingman effect. Not a great card overall.
 
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Effect Monster
Felgrand Dragon
LIGHT / Dragon / Level 8 / ATK 2800 / DEF 2800
This monster cannot be Special Summoned except from the Graveyard and only if it was sent there from the field. When this card is Special Summoned, select 1 monster in your Graveyard. This card gains ATK equal to the Level of that monster x 200.
ULTRA RARE

                                                Rating: 2
A pretty bad card. Not only is it two tributes for 2800 ATK to which cannot defeat BEWD, but it also cannot be brought back directly from the Graveyard unless sent there from the field.