Deck Profile: Light Gemini Beat Down

While a lot of other duelists are familiar with other decks like Blackwings, Gadgets, Gladiator Beasts or even X-Sabers to name a few another up and coming deck has taken form. This deck has a few different names such as “High Light Monster Beat,” or “Gemini Beat Down,” but no matter what the deck is called it still has some higher monster attacks and some neat traps to go right along with them.

The deck first became competitive at YCS Toronto and then it cracked the win column at YCS San Jose a couple weeks later. Even though both duelists ran a variant of the deck the thinking going into the deck was the same. Then I took this deck to the YCS in Philadelphia (Finishing with a 7-3 record,) I ended up combing the 2 deck ideas into what I thought would create the perfect synergy for the deck. Using cards such as Gemini Spark and Hero Blast can catch an opponent off guard and quickly swing the duel into your favor. Here is what I played at YCS Philadelphia:


1 Elemental Hero Stratos

3 Elemental Hero Neos Alius

2 Honest

1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

2 Doomcaliber Knight

3 Thunder King Rai-Oh

2 Cyber Dragon


2 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Nobleman of Extermination

1 Dark Hole

1 Monster Reborn

3 Book of Moon

1 Reinforcement of the Army

1 E-Emergency Call

3 Pot of Duality

3 Gemini Spark


3 Solemn Warning

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Dimensional Prison

2 Hero Blast

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Mirror Force

Side Deck:

1 Royal Oppression

1 Super Polymerization

2 Blackwing-Sirocco The Dawn

2 Consecrated Light

2 Nobleman of Crossout

1 Cyber Dragon

2 Magical Cylinder

2 Effect Veiler

1Starlight Road

1 Hero Blast

Extra Deck:

3 Chimera Fortress Dragon

1 Dragon Draco Equiste

1 Elemental Hero Gaia

1 Elemental Hero Absolute Zero

1 Cyber Twin Dragon

1 Black Rose Dragon

1 Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

1 Goyo Guardian

1 Mist Wurm

1 Ally of Justice Catastor

1 Colosssal Fighter

1 Stardust Dragon

1 Magical Android

Overall, I was very satisfied with how the deck was built and how it ran during the swiss rounds. I don’t really think you can really change the deck up at all. The only change that I could possibly see happening is adding a 3rd Hero Blast or Royal Oppression. The only down side to adding oppression is that it might mess with the synergy with Gorz and Cyber Dragon, but I will be open to suggestions at the comments box at the end of the page.

While this deck has a few tricks up its sleeve the most important thing with the deck is to maintain advantage throughout the duel. With today’s meta Thunder King Rai-Oh is one of the more important cards in the deck. With its special ability to negate synchro summons and not being able to add cards to your hand (Besides Drawing Them,) he can render cards like XX-Saber Darksoul and Sangan useless in your opponents hand and field. Also with his attribute being a light he also makes very good use of Honest, just in case your opponent is able to get out bigger synchro monster than what you already have on your board. The deck is also packing 3 copies of Elemental Hero Neos Alius, which combined with the spell card Gemini Spark packs a nasty 1-2 punch to your opponent. So if you normal summon Neos Alius and your opponent then chains Bottomless Trap Hole then don’t be afraid to chain Gemini Spark to that effect and destroy a different card on your opponent’s field and then your draw another card to replace the Alius. Another card that combo’s well with Neos Alius is a trap card called Hero Blast. Hero’s blast allows you to return a normal Elemental Hero monster from your graveyard to your hand, and then destroy one of your opponents monster’s whose attack is equal to or less than the attack of the monster added.  Since the deck only runs 14 monsters this is the best way to add monsters back to your hand and destroy monsters on your opponent’s side of the field at the same time.

So with a lot of 1900 attack beaters in the deck combined with Honest, and a lot of monster destruction and removal the game may not last long against a good “Light Gemini,” duelist.  With the meta changing seemingly at every event on the calendar this deck sticks to basic strategy of keeping monster advantage and not letting your opponent get big monster and not be able to special summon monsters. Can this deck win again? Only time will tell.