The best Drytron deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Dryton deck
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Dryton deck | Provided by Konami

The best Drytron deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

A look at a Drytron deck that placed well in a recent tournament in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel features a wide array of powerful strategies that range from all eras of the game. In the current metagame there exists a Ritual deck that brings back one of the oldest summoning mechanics first seen in the game’s second set, Magic Ruler, back in 2002.

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Twenty years later, Ritual monsters sit at the top of the metagame with the powerful Drytron archetype that features machines combined with two other Ritual Monster-based archetypes, Cyber Angels and Herald. Combined, this deck is one of the most powerful combo decks in the game today. Here is an in-depth guide on how to play, build and win with Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Drytron.

The decklist featured is based on a user by the name “おなつ” Who just recently placed into the top four of a big Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel tournament with Drytrons.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Drytron deck list

A look at a recent top four deck list featuring the Drytron deck list
A look at a recent top four deck list featuring the Drytron deck list. | Screenshot provided by Warren Younger/Konami.

Main Deck

  • 1x Herald of Ultimateness
  • 3x Cyber Angel Benten
  • 1x Cyber Angel Natasha
  • 1x Drytron Gamma Eltanin
  • 3x Drytron Alpha Thuban
  • 3x Drytron Zeta Aldhibah
  • 1x Drytron Delta Altais
  • 3x Diviner of the Herald
  • 2x Eva
  • 3x Herald of Orange Light
  • 3x Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
  • 1x Foolish Burial
  • 1x Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • 2x Called by the Grave
  • 1x Twin Twister
  • 3x Drytron Nova
  • 1x Drytron Fafnir
  • 2x Cyber Emergency
  • 2x Pot of Prosperity
  • 1x Preparation of Rites
  • 2x Meteonis Drytron
  • 1x Infinite Impermanence

Extra Deck

  • 1x Elder Entity N’tss
  • 2x Herald of the Arc Light
  • 1x F.A Dawn Dragster
  • 2x Drytron Mu Beta Fafnir
  • 1x Lyrilusc – Assembled Nightingale
  • 1x Downered Magician
  • 1x Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal
  • 1x Divine Arsenal AA -ZUES- Sky Thunder
  • 1x Linkuriboh
  • 1x Union Carrier
  • 1x Knightmare Phoenix
  • 1x Knightmare Unicorn
  • 1x Accesscode Talker

How the deck plays

This deck is a combo deck that relies on reaching an end goal of setting up one monster, Herald of Ultimateness. In a metagame that is dominated by “Omni-negates,” Herald of Ultimateness is the one to end them all. The term Omni-negate refers to a card that is able to negate the activation of pretty much any card in the game. It doesn’t matter if the card or effect is tied to a monster, spell or trap. Omni-negates hit them all. In modern Yu-Gi-Oh!, many decks set up multiple Omni-negates as part of their optimal combo. However, this deck has a single omni-negate that can activate multiple times. Herald of Ultimateness fits perfectly into the Drytron strategy acting as the perfect boss monster.

With cards like Eva, Herald of Ultimatenss can end games if it hits the board as the deck will have enough discard fodder to effectively shut out the opposing player from playing the game. The deck is also extremely resilient and can play through a multitude of disruptions thanks to the sheer amount of extenders the deck has.

How to get the cards

This deck has a multitude of Secret Packs to grab cards from. However, players wanting to play this deck should focus on these two.

  • Miraculous Advent
  • Celestial Dragon and Bear

The first pack includes all the herald cards needed for the deck including Diviner, Arc Light and of course Herald of Ultimateness. The second pack includes all the neccisary Drytron cards needed to complete the deck. For the rest of the cards a player’s best bet to obtain them would be through the crafting system.

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Warren Younger
ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.