Part 5: Kaiba
Welcome back to another article for the upcoming Speed Duel Starter Decks: Destiny Masters and Duelists of Tomorrow.
Today we will be looking at the brand-new skill for one of the game’s most iconic characters. A self-made champion who never met an equal until his fateful Duel with Yugi. Obsessed with reclaiming his title, Kaiba upped his game and pushed himself to the limit to defeat his rival.
Here is the preview of Kaiba’s unique Skill:
Once per Duel, you can use 1 of the following Skills.
- If you successfully Normal Summon “Lord of D.”, add 1 “The Flute of Summoning Dragon” from your Deck or GY to your hand.
- Reveal “The Flute of Summoning Dragon” from your hand, then add 1 “Lord of D.” from your Deck or GY to your hand.
Many players will remember one of the first iconic combos in the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TCG: Summon Lord of D., activate Flute of Summoning Dragon, Summon 2 giant Dragons. Smash.
You can activate this Skill in one of two ways, if you have the Lord of D. all you have to do is Summon it successfully, then you can use this Skill to add the Flute of Summoning Dragon from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. The other way is if you draw the Flute of Summoning Dragon instead, reveal it from your hand and go get Lord of D. from your Deck or Graveyard and add it to your hand.
From a Deck building perspective, depending on how you want to get the other card of the combo, you can choose if you want to increase the number of Lord of D. or Flute of Summoning Dragon. You could even consider just adding 1 of each to your Dragon Deck since you can get the other as soon as you draw either.
While the full combo will use up most of your cards and your Normal Summon, being able to Special Summon 2 huge Dragons that also cannot be targeted is very strong. When building this type of Deck, you should expect to be winning the turn you pull off your combo. With the amount of resources you need to commit, you will need to wrap up the game quickly.