Tearlaments are one of the newest archetypes introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! master duel. This card is equipped with powerful effects that can be triggered when the card is sent to the graveyard, making it a powerful deck to play with Tearlaments if you enjoy wheat decks.
Decks can not only gain access to cards that can speed up their milling, but also nullify them from accessing those cards by milling their opponent’s deck. This archetype was a hit on the TCG side of Yu-Gi-Oh! So it’s no surprise that it quickly became one of the best decks in Master Duel. Clear solo mode and save gems!
10 havness of tears
Due to their powerful shredding effect, many Tearlaments cards, including Havnis, are limited to two per deck in Master Duel, which greatly reduces deck consistency. This does not mean that the deck is useless in any way. Tearlaments is still a pretty strong deck in this format.
Havnis is a great tool for the deck as it can be used as a pseudo hand trap with a quick effect or you can get an extra Fusion Summon if milled through Tearlaments’ effect.
9 away from tears
Tearlaments Merrli is one of the best starters on the deck. This card can start wheat combos with normal or special summons. Unlike Havnis, whose wheat effect can only be activated with a hand trap, Merrli can only use her wheat effect through summoning.
Tearlaments have plenty of cards in their arsenal that can Special Summon each other, so it goes without saying that summoning Merrli is a huge commitment. Be careful if your opponent plays Nibiru.
8 Rayno Heart of Tears
Merrli is limited to two copies, so if you don’t see Merrli in your opening hand, Reinoheart will be your best starter by default. Reinoheart can discard one of the Tearlament cards from the deck to the Graveyard. You’re limited to one Foolish Burial, so playing Reinoheart is basically playing 4 Foolish Burials.
Since all Tearlaments cards have effects that activate when sent to the graveyard, Reinoheart opens up every line of play the deck can offer.
7 Sheren of Tears
Scheiren is a typical extender for decks. After Normal Summoning Merrli or Reinoheart, use Scheiren to easily combine with more Tearlaments effects. You can Special Summon this card, discard another Tearlaments card from your hand, and push three cards.
This can trigger a myriad of effects. Whether it’s the effect of a card sent to the graveyard, or one of the lucky three cards you’ve milled, Scheiren can set up a mean board.
6 Tears of Kitkalos
TCG quickly figured out that Kitkallos was too powerful for the format and banned it outright, but in Master Duel you can still play as one copy. Tearlaments is a fusion-based deck that doesn’t rely on specific fusion cards like polymerization, as most archetype monsters can fusion summon monsters from the extra deck via secondary effects when sent to the graveyard.
Kitkallos can easily repeat this Fusion effect. This is because the effect can cause other Tearlaments monsters to float on top of other monsters while the effect is in effect.
5 protoplanet Perlereino
Every good archetype needs a great Field Spell to accompany it. The protoplanet Perlereino is the field magic of Tearlaments. You can add this card to your hand by finding any Tear monster in your deck.
Since the archetype’s primary focus is to mill it and then return materials from the Graveyard to the bottom of the deck to use Fusion Summon, Perlereino’s secondary effect that destroys cards whenever it occurs is always active unless the combo is interrupted.
4 Baby is also an ancient sentry
Agido is not a Tearlaments card, but it might be. With the new wave of Ishizu support cards, Tearlaments got a new engine that can speed up mills and counter opponents at the same time.
Agido can be an extender in the same way as Tearlaments Havnis. You can Special Summon Akido from your hand and give the board an extra body whenever your opponent sends a card from their deck to the Graveyard.
three Ancient Vanguard Kelbek
Ishizu cards have similar effects to each other. In Yu-Gi-Oh!, two are active in your hand when your opponent sends a card from their deck to the Graveyard. Master Duel and the other two cards are returned to your deck from the Graveyard. Some are better than others, but all have major effects.
Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard returns Special Summoned monsters to the opponent’s hand while summoning themselves with effects that can slow combos or even kill the board.
2 Keldo Holy Guardian
Keldo is one of two Ishizu cards whose effects can return cards from the Graveyard to the deck. You can easily fill your deck with some Tearlaments cards you’ve already used in preparation for the endgame or trigger the primordial planet Perlereino.
Unlike other Ishizu cards, Keldo cannot be Special Summoned by an opponent’s action, instead you must discard a Fairy Monster from another land from your hand. So if you don’t have another Ishizu in your hand, you won’t be summoning this Divine Guardian.
One Mudora the Sword Oracle
Unlike the rest of the Ishizu cards, Mudora The Sword Oracle has one of the weakest effects. You can still return cards from the graveyard to your deck, but the main effect of finding a Gravekeeper’s Trap is pretty much useless in a Tearlaments deck.
While Mudora’s main effect might not be a huge success (unless you’re using an interesting Gravekeeper’s build), the second effect that returns cards to the deck is much needed for this beastly deck.
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