Pegasus and Joey take wildly different approaches to dueling, but when it comes down to it, who really has the best deck in Yu-Gi-Oh !?
One of the most notorious villains of all Yu-Gi-Oh! The anime is without a doubt Pegasus, who was the original evil that the team faced in the first season. His powerful deck, combined with his Millennium Eye, made him an incredibly difficult opponent to beat.
One of the greatest heroes is Joey Wheeler, who is the series’ constant underdog. Despite winning most of his duels, he is almost always looked down upon. When comparing your decks to each other, which one is stronger?
10 Pegasus: Strongest Archetype Support
Pegasus bases his entire deck around the toon archetype, which gets a ton of bonuses when powered up with Toon World. There are hardly any cards in Pegasus’ deck that don’t fit into this group, giving him an incredibly focused deck with cards that work incredibly well together to systematically take down his opponents.
9 Joey: more varied cards
While Joey has a solidly warrior-style deck, that’s not the only type of card in his deck. Monsters like the Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Jinzo give him much-needed variety, and all of his warriors are not united like the Pegasus Toons. If Joey’s warriors are destroyed, not only does he ruin his deck like Pegasus, but he has additional strategies that he can implement if necessary.
8 Pegasus: No lucky cards
Joey is incredibly reliant on lucky cards that can make or break his entire strategy based on the rolling of a die or the toss of a coin. While these cards generally work and get him out of some tough conditions, Joey should know not to rely so drastically on chance.
Pegasus has no luck cards in his deck; your cards will either work or get frustrated, with nothing in between. While Joey is incredibly lucky that most of the time he comes to his rescue, he can fail, and when his luck cards fail him, he has nothing to turn to.
7 Joey: Jinzo
One of Joey’s most powerful cards is Jinzo, who nullifies all his opponent’s trap cards when he’s on the field. That’s an incredibly powerful card that can render 1/3 of a deck useless if played correctly. Joey’s deck may not be perfectly built, but Jinzo is one of his standout cards that elevates his deck enormously. Pegasus has nothing in his deck like Jinzo that can effortlessly hamper his opponents.
6 Pegasus: Direct Toon Attacks
One benefit of Toon cards is that they can attack directly if the opponent doesn’t have any of their own Toon monsters on the field. This puts any opponent Pegasus faces at a great disadvantage. Toons can easily be summoned and attack directly, which can quickly end a battle. However, there is one aspect of this strategy that is a great responsibility.
5 Joey: The lack of common Pegasus magic cards
Pegasus may have a strong Toon deck, but these Toon cards take up almost all of the space in your deck. That means it’s missing some common cards that most duelists in the anime have ready at all times, like Mystical Space Typhoon. Pegasus needs a bit of extra removal and protection to beef up his deck a bit.
4 Pegasus: Joey’s Bad Normal Monsters
Joey has some good monsters in his deck, but half of them are inexplicably ridiculous. These include Tiny Guardian, Baby Dragon, and Alligator’s Sword. These monsters just aren’t good, no matter how cut they are.
If Joey used low attack point monsters that had effects, that would be one thing. Instead, use creatures that have low attack points and no effect, which is completely useless in the end.
3 Joey: Toon World is easily destroyed
The Pegasus deck has an incredibly massive flaw that cannot be overlooked; If Toon World is destroyed, it will be over. Toon World is what gives his monsters their power, and the moment he’s eliminated from battle, he can’t use his monsters, and he’s going to draw dead card after dead card, except for one final aspect of his deck that it might be the strongest card he uses …
2 Pegasus: restraint of the thousand eyes
Thousand-Eyes-Restrict is a straight beast that is incredibly difficult to beat if you don’t come prepared. In the anime, Thousand-Eyes-Restrict prevents the opponent’s monsters from doing anything and, once per turn, the creature can absorb one of those monsters and take its attack points.
It cannot be destroyed if you have a monster that you have absorbed, as that monster will be destroyed first. How is anyone supposed to come up with a winning strategy against a card like that?
one Joey: you have to work with what you have
One thing that can’t be overlooked in this showdown is that Joey has to work with whatever cards he can get. Pegasus created the game and has access to literally any card he wants. With that in mind, it’s admirable that Joey was able to put together the deck he has. Working with what you have on hand has to count for something when choosing the best deck.
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