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Select 1 card Set in your Spell & Trap Zone, and force it on your opponent. Only the player that activates this skill can view this card. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
- Simple to pilot
- High consistency against difficult deck
- Flexible decklist
- Hidden skill reliant
- Somewhat expensive
- Difficult to achieve max rewards
Yugi Muto's Level 40 Deck is arguably one of the most difficult farms in the game currently. Due to the way he can reliably remove monsters from the field with Flip Effects, and the unreliability in clearing his monsters due to A Feint Plan, a lot of conventional methods such as The Unhappy Girl Lockdown suffer drastic losses in consistency. Despite his consistent monster removal, Yugi Muto has very little answer to backrow threats. As an unconventional answer to an unconventionally difficult farm, Surprise Present Lockdown provides a surprisingly consistent way to farm Yugi Muto by locking down his monsters using Spells almost exclusively through a combination of Jam Breeding Machine and Gravity Axe Grarl, both of which prevent him from Flip Summoning monsters and activating their effects.
What is Surprise Present Lockdown?
Surprise Present is one of Tea Gardner's character specific hidden skills, allowing her to gift a Set Spell/Trap card to her opponent once per duel. Due to the AI being programmed to activate this Set card, we can gift a Jam Breeding Machine to our opponent, preventing them from Summoning any monsters for the remainder of the duel. As a secondary lockdown mechanic, we can equip our beaters with Gravity Axe Grarl, which both allows them to clear Yugi's non-Tribute monsters as well as preventing Flip Summons. We will also include Crystal Seer to fish for either of these cards as well as a defensive Trap or two to round out the decklist, providing a surprisingly consistent lockdown deck. We will finish with our standard last turn 10k damage combo of choice; Vassal is preferred for score, but since we're farming Yugi Muto I opted to not include Union Attack in the default decklist, and so we'll be using Piranha Army instead.
How to Play
The deck is extremely straightforward to pilot and actually is one of the fastest farming decks available time-wise. Since both players will be ending their turn pretty much immediately after drawing for the majority of the duel, the farm should only take a couple minutes. As soon as the player draws Jam Breeding Machine, they should Set it and gift it to Yugi Muto, and he will proceed to activate it on his next turn. Alternatively, once the player draws a beater and Gravity Axe Grarl, they should Summon the beater and equip it with Grarl and attempt to clear any monster Yugi may have on the field. If neither of these combos are available, stall as best as possible with Crystal Seer, Windstorm, or any other defensives you may have until you draw either of these combos. Replacement defensive cards will be listed at the bottom of this page in the Replacement Cards section. Make sure to only have one beater on the field at a time, so you have room for Summoner of Illusions and Gravekeeper's Vassal. If you're using Mystical Beast of Serket, you can have 2 beaters on the field. If you have Yugi Muto locked down already and need to get rid of a Crystal Seer, destroy one of his Slime Tokens. The next one will be summoned in Attack Position and he'll attack your face-up Crystal Seer.
Set Summoner of Illusions (or Tribute Serket) on your second to last turn. Try to use at least one Crystal Seer during the game to ensure neither of these are your last card. On your final turn, Summon Piranha Army (or Gravekeeper's Vassal) and your Extra Deck Fusion Monster using Summoner or Serket's Effect. If you're using Piranha, make sure to activate Secret Pass to the Treasures FIRST, before buffing its ATK with Gift of the Martyr. Once you have played all your last combo Spells, activate Exchange or Abyssal Designator to get rid of Sphere Kuriboh, and proceed to attack directly for game. Feel free to activate any glossy leftover Jam Breeding Machines at this point for free points.
Note: This decklist works against both level 30 and level 40, but do note that level 30 has 2 copies of Sphere Kuriboh. Run an additional Exchange or Abyssal Designator for level 30.