Pay some respect to one of the oldest and most effective zombie cards in the game. The card couldn’t be destroyed by battle, meaning getting rid of it was pretty difficult without some form of spot removal.
The key to it was that if it dealt direct damage to the enemy, it forced them to randomly discard a card. With cards being such a precious resource, even one or two of these attacks were enough to ruin an opponent’s entire strategy.
While on the field, players can make Uni- Zombie gain a level by discarding a card from their hand. This offers some very specific modulation to allow a number of Synchro and XYZ plays that you wouldn't otherwise have access to.
At 1800 ATK he can run over most level 4 or lower monsters, but his effect is what really makes him important. Having this and Mizuki in hand essentially gives players three monsters on the field with a single normal summon.
What’s a zombie deck without Mizuki, one of the oldest support cards the archetype has? It can banish itself from the graveyard to target and special summon a Zombie monster in the grave.
Glow-Up Bloom can be sent to the graveyard via any method, then banish itself to add a level 5 or higher Zombie from the deck to the hand. This is helpful, but it doesn’t exactly elevate the deck since usually, players don’t want to draw into higher-level monsters.
It’s this additional card that offers a boon to zombie decks running higher level monsters. It’s got a simple enough effect, gaining 100 ATK and DEF for every zombie in either graveyard.
Though not quite as dangerous as her sister Ash Blossom, Ghost Belle is still a powerful effect that hits three types of cards at once. Though still widely used, this card isn’t nearly as popular as Ash Blossom, but it can ruin the day of any graveyard or banish zone dependent deck.
It’s an all-purpose hand trap that hasn’t dropped past six dollars, despite multiple reprints. Fortunately, INAMI have combated this by releasing quite a few new cards, giving the zombie type the tools they need to be a bit more viable.
So if you’re planning on making a zombie deck or curious to see what the best zombie type monsters in Yugo are, check out this list! Pain Painter is simply a better version of Plague spreader Zombie, giving you a lot more options for what you want to summon.
In all fairness, monsters who have their level changed by Pain Painter’s effect can only be using for a synchro summon of a zombie type monster, which is disappointing and the main reason why it isn’t any higher on the list. It requires two level 8 monsters and let's be honest, there’s a great many options you’d choose over this.
It’s one of the few cards on the list that can make it into literally any deck, so long as they utilize level 8 monsters. Although it has a low ATK stat for its rank, it can still turn the tide of a game if used correctly.
Any kind of level 2 tuner has some usage, this one in particular is hugely effective, giving you the option of getting a Dragon synchro monster easily. It’ll work perfectly with any kind of stall deck, your opponent’s monsters will be losing up to 1000 ATK and DEF after just 5 of your turns.
While it’s almost certainly a useless card in anything other than a stall deck, it’s just so damn good defensively that it had to be on the list! Its requirements aren’t type specific, so it’ll work with any deck that contains level 2 monsters.
Crimson Knight Vampire Bram can be difficult to summon as it requires two level 5 zombie type monsters but if you have a zombie deck with a few level 5 monsters, it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. If it isn’t attacked, you can flip it for up to 4 tokens, ready to tribute or used as synchro materials.
Obama Trio does the same job, but it takes up a spell/trap zone slot, Chew bone is the new hero of the horrific “OK without ever attacking” type of decks. These monsters help to relieve your pains, preventing one of those effects, which can severely screw over your opponent’s plans.
An easily accessible level 5 tuner will always be highly sought after, and it’s much relevant meta wise than any other zombie monster! Many Yugo players went crazy when link monsters were released, the game had changed completely and these new monsters were deemed unnecessary.
Such a new card type was expected to slow the game down a bit, giving players more options when it comes to deck building and allowing duels to last more than a few turns. Capable of nuking all main monster zones, Topological Bomber Dragon is a great choice for clearing pesky boards.
3 Link arrows grant plenty of zones to trigger its nuking effect, so your opponent has reduced options when it comes to countering this card. Such insanity cannot be understated, Topological Gambler Dragon could make or break Yugo depending on what comes out in the future.
Being able to negate any card or effect is exceptional and for how easy it is to obtain, Frigate Wizard should be the go-to boss monster for any new Yugo player. The TCG rejoiced when Linkuriboh was released in the recent Starter Deck (link below).
We’ve waited for so long, this Link monster is finally here to make our combos that little more effective. Not only does it offer a downward Link arrow, it brings battle protection to the table and the ability to send level 1 monsters to the graveyard if needed.
Simply being immune to destruction effects means staples like Rieger & Torrential Tribute are barely felt by Borrelguard Dragon. Full credit to INAMI for this card, it has to have some of the most awesome art in the entire game.
With those 3 link arrows at the bottom, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get even more extra monsters out if needed. Considered the more reliable and versatile Link 4 monster, players keep going back to Sara for its flexibility in a large variety of decks.
Pretty much just an upgrade over Borrelguard Dragon, this particular Link boss monster is arguably the best in the game, in terms of battling and difficulty to remove from the field. With so many cards having recycle effects when they’re sent to the graveyard, this series of Link monsters have boosted a ton of other archetypes considerably.
Nearly the entire Yugo community agrees Firewall Dragon is unhealthy for the game and will be banned soon. As I mentioned in the previous entry, plenty of meta archetypes not only don’t mind being sent to the graveyard, they have recycled or search effects too.
With the right archetypes (such as GUI), Firewall Dragon can loop almost endlessly to summon a huge amount of boss monsters while retaining hand advantage. Like me, you should wait until the next Forbidden List though, as it has an extremely high chance of being smashed by the ban hammer.
It’s not a particularly powerful card, in terms of attack and defense strength, but its effect gives you a chance to play some new tactics and start turning a duel around. Level two and extremely weak, Pain Painter may not seem like a lot before, but there sure is a fair bit of text in its effect description box.
While Pain Painter is face-up on the field, it is treated as the Plague spreader Zombie. A dark type monster card with 500 attack points might not seem like much, but if you have nothing on the field, the Boatman will be willing to bargain with you.
In the case that you aren’t controlling any monsters, but your opponent is, you can target one fusion monster in your Graveyard, and banish this card from the field and the target that you’ve chosen. Then, special summon a dragon synchro monster card from your Extra Deck.
But Princess the Princess of Ghosts is a sneaky card to play on your expecting opponents. If Princess the Princess of Ghosts is destroyed while on the field (specifically in a monster zone), you can use it as a continuous spell card.
Any and all monsters that your opponent controls lose 100 attack and defense points for each Pumpkin Counter that ends up on this card. These tokens act as zombie cards in the dark attribute with no attack or defense; and they’re level one, of course.
A card to make your opponent suffer while you negate any effect that they try to use as a part of their tactics. Ash Blossom’s effect is quite extensive and easily broken down into several steps.
Play to your advantage and have more than one Ash Blossom, or a way to get her back into your hand or on your field. Not only is it a level four card with decent attack and defense points, but it can also help you make the next step of your strategy easier.
Once this happens, you can special summon a zombie from your deck that has 2000 defense points or less. These tokens are zombies of the earth attribute, resting at level one, with a small amount of attack and defense.
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