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Pre-built Decks
構築済みデッキ
(Kōchiku-zumi Dekki)
Japanese Wiki: 460,

Theme Decks are a Ready-to-Play product that comes already built when you buy it.

It often focuses on a pair of civilizations, specific strategy or themed after a character from the Duel Masters Anime.


Details

In the English game, Theme Decks are generally created using simpler cards, generally those of the Common and Uncommon rarity, with possibly a Rare card printed in foil as a Promotional Holo. The exclusion of rarer or more advanced cards is possibly in order to have beginners learn how to play the game easier and to encourage the player to boost the deck using more powerful cards available in booster packs.

In the Japanese game, earlier Theme Decks were based around more simple cards just like in the TCG, but unlike in the TCG, theme decks were usually constructed with a few rare cards along with uncommon and common cards, and usually have at least one Very Rare in their content. Decks which are themed after anime and manga characters usually have Power-up Packs based around reinforcing the deck. In later periods of the franchise, a type of theme deck known as a "Super Deck" were created. Instead of focusing around weaker and more beginner-oriented creatures, "Super Decks" were based around more advanced creatures and strategies, and some "Super Decks" were even capable of taking care of themselves in the competitive metagame after a few modifications. DMD starter decks followed the same pattern as previous Duel Masters Theme Decks, Which contained both regular Theme Decks and Super Decks alike, but regular theme decks have much more powerful and also have more original content.

While early theme decks were considered weak and lackluster due to compulsory compartments such as Terror Pit and Faerie Life being printed in a quantity of little to none, as well as low synergy between cards, After Edge of Dragon and Mars Flash, theme decks had became more consistent and powerful. This is especially true about Super Decks as Hall of Fame cards and high-usability Cards being printed en masse, and these decks can averagely win 1 out of every 5 battles assuming if the deck is not reinforced with additional cards. However, Despite this, cards in any theme deck still sell for an low price compared to their booster pack counterparts due to the fact that they can be always obtained upon purchasing the deck.

Theme Decks in the English Trading Card Game

Base Set

Shadowclash of Blinding Night

Stomp-A-Trons of Invincible Wrath

Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

Shockwaves of the Shattered Rainbow

Theme Decks in the Japanese Trading Card Game

Starter Sets

Decks released in 2002

Decks released in 2003

Theme Decks

Shobu and Hakuoh

Decks released in 2004

Theme Decks

Shobu and Zakira

Decks released in 2005

Shobu and Hakuoh (White)

Decks released in 2007

Theme Decks

Super Decks

Decks released in 2008

Super Decks

Theme Decks

Decks released in 2009

Shobu and Hakuoh

Super Decks

Decks released in 2010

Super Decks

Shobu and Kokujo

Shobu and Mikado

Movie Deck

DMD Decks

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Dragon Saga

Revolution

Revolution Final


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