We don’t need Dragons, We Just Want Chaos! – With Billy Brake

Hello Yugioh Community! I am back this week and ready to give you a little insight on one of my favorite decks at the moment. Lately, it seems a majority of duelist out there think you have to use one of the big three decks to have any sort of success at a high level tournament, but I disagree. While Dino-Rabbit, Chaos Dragons, and Inzektors have an enormous amount of power I still think there are other deck types that can be viable. In this article I am going to go over my version of a pure Chaos deck and discuss why I made certain card choices.

Question of the article: What deck (outside of the big three) do you think has a chance at winning the NAWCQ in a couple of weeks?

Don’t forget to answer the question in the comments down below!


I decided to build up a competitive chaos deck after seeing it make it all the way to the top 4 at the United Kingdom nationals this past weekend. While this duelist used a lot of cards that I do not run, seeing it in the top shows that you don’t have to run one of the big three to do well. I have always liked the Chaos theme, even though I am not a big fan of Chaos Dragons, so I decided to build up my own version of the deck. Here is a look at what I built.

3 Tour Guide From the Underworld
3 Effect Veiler
3 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
3 Spirit Reaper
3 Chaos Sorcerer
2 Card Trooper
2 Tragoedia
1 Sangan
1 Gorz, Emissary of Darkness
1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning

Spells: 11
3 Soul Taker
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Monster Reborn
1 Dark Hole
1 Book of Moon
1 Heavy Storm

Traps: 7
2 Torrential Tribue
2 Solemn Warning
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Solemn Judgemnt

Extra Deck: 15
2 Wind-Up Zenmaines
1 Photon Strike Bounzer
1 Inzektor Exa-Beetle
1 No. 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 No. 30: Acid Golem of Destruction
1 Number 20: Giga-Brilliant
1 Muzurythm The String Djinn
1 Melomelody the Bass Djinn
1 Temtempo the Percussion Djinn
1 Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 Gachi Gachi Ganestu
1 Stardust Dragon
1 Armory Arm
1 Arcanite Magician

Chaos Dragons are a very powerful deck and can simply win in one turn if they open up with Future Fusion. While the deck is very powerful it has to run a very high monster count and most versions of the deck don’t run any trap cards. It has always been a personal preference of mine to run a decent amount of spells and traps and not overdose on the monsters. While the little to no trap and monster heavy decks can pack a punch, I enjoy being able to set traps and help control the game. If you are a player like me and don’t enjoy drawing those all monster hands this may be the deck for you.


When I was building the Chaos deck I kept the Dino-Rabbit and Chaos Dragon match-up in mind a lot since they seem to be the outright most popular decks at the moment. First off, I run three copies of Spirit Reaper and while this card is not as good at stalling as it once was against Rabbit (Since the release of Photon Papilloperative, but it is still solid and can get the job done. Since this decks runs three copies of Ryko, the Lightsworn Hunter, anytime I have a face-down monster my opponent might feel the need to go into an Evolsaur Dolkka and if I am lucky enough they will simply attack into a Spirit Reaper. Then if things are really going my way I will have one of my three copies of Soul Taker in hand to deal with the Dolkka and allow my Reaper to get in for a direct attack and rip a card out of their hand. Other times that might feel the need to make an Evolsaur Laggia that could quickly become a victim to a Tragoedia or a Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter. Either way my opponent chooses to go this Chaos deck has a reasonable amount of answers to either Evolsaur. I also run a couple of copies of Card Troopers that will fill my grave and can trade off with a Sabersaurus or even run over a Kabazul for free. Out of all of the match-ups with the big three, Dino-Rabbit is probably the easiest for this deck. Don’t forget that a lot of Rabbit duelist out there are side decking and even main decking copies of Macro Cosmos which can be problematic so be sure to hold on to those Mystical Space Typhoons!

This is by far the hardest match-up for the deck, but if you aren’t running Dino-Rabbit that can be said for a lot of decks in the current format. I do main three copies of Effect Veiler which is a must have against this deck. Game one against Inzektors is always gonna be pretty tough so if you decide you want to run this deck make sure to include some cards in your side deck for the Inzektors. Cards like Transmigration Prophecy, D.D. Crow, and Fiendish Chain should all take up a good portion of your side to help in the most difficult match-up. On the brighter side of things, this decks popularity is way down right now. Even though Inzektors are still considered to be a part of the big three decks, it is easily the least played deck out of the trio.

There are three words to describe this match-up: Soul Taker, Soul Taker, and Soul Taker. Chaos Dragons was the main reason behind the three copies of Soul Taker I included in the main deck. For those of you who do not know by now or have not read one of my articles from about a month ago, Soul Taker can make Light Pulsar Dragon miss timing since the last thing to happen is the opponent gaining lifepoints and not Light Pulsar Dragon going to the grave. A lot of the cards that were good in the Dino-Rabbit match-up will also be good here since both decks are hurt by stall and removal cards. Spirit Reaper will put in his fair share of work getting pluses from direct attacks since they do not run any traps cards usually. Tragoedia and Gorz, the Emissary of Darkness can also be your best friends against the dragons. Chaos Dragons like to put a whole bunch of monsters on their board in one turn and completely invest to try and kill you in one turn. If you are able to stop their big push and follow it up with a Chaos Sorcerer or even a Dark Hole, you can win the game quite easily. You can even side cards like Battle Fader and multiple copies of Electric Virus to really take advantage of this fact. Even though I said that the Dino-Rabbit match-up was probably the easiest, this deck is a pretty close second, but because of Chaos Dragons volatility I have them being just a little tougher to defeat.

Yugioh is overrun right now by a majority of duelist using one of the big three. While Inzektors are still considered to be one of the top three decks, it has become clear that Dino-Rabbit and Chaos Dragons are much more popular. Even though duelist may think only one of those three decks can win, you never know when it comes to Yugioh. As long as Chaos Sorcerer is at three, I believe that pure Chaos decks will still have a chance as long as they are built properly. In my Chaos deck I decided to go with three copies of main decked Soul Taker to help deal with what will probably be the most relevant match-ups. This deck can gain advantage and it is tough to have a bad hand since a lot of the monsters can stand on their own fairly well. Pure Chaos decks may not pack the punch of the other top decks out there right now, but maybe it is time for slow and steady to win the race.

Thank you for reading if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about future articles you would like to see feel free to say it down below! Don’t forget to answer the question of the article!

-Billy Brake
-YCS Toronto and Columbus Champion