Structure Deck Review: Seto Kaiba

Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba is a special structure deck from 2016. It was released alongside Structure Deck: Yugi Moto. It is a modernized version of the original Starter Deck: Kaiba from 2002. Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba includes Kaiba’s signature monsters and new A-to-Z monsters! You can now duel just like Seto Kaiba.

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

Ultra Rares
  • A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon
  • ABC-Dragon Buster
Super Rares
  • A-Assault Core
  • B-Buster Drake
  • C-Crush Wyvern

New Union Monsters!

Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba features five new A-to-Z monsters. The new Fusion monsters are ABC-Dragon Buster and A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon. A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern are the new effect monsters for A-to-Z decks. They do not require Polymerization for Fusion as their fusion is just like contact fusion. Then, you combine them into ABC-Dragon Buster!

These new Fusion monsters are incredible cards. ABC-Dragon Buster’s effect banishes cards from the field! I love cards with the effect of banishing cards. My opponent loses access to one of his or her best cards. Then, A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon negates your opponent’s card’s effects and destroys the cards.

Reprints

The reprints in Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba are Kaiba’s most recognizable cards. The most important reprints are X-Head Cannon, Y-Dragon Head, and Z-Metal Tank. These cards are the original A-to-Z monsters in Kaiba’s deck. They form XYZ-Dragon Cannon. You also need these cards to combine ABC Dragon Buster and XYZ-Dragon Cannon into A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon.

Unfortunately, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is not an ultra rare card. Seto Kaiba’s signature card should be in the highest rarity for a structure deck about Seto Kaiba. This is a poor decision by Konami. How could they overlook such a major flaw? I am very disappointed to get a common version of Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Strategy

The deck’s strategy is to summon A-to-Z’s Fusion monsters. These cards are powerful machine monsters. The deck’s signature goal is to summon ABC Dragon Buster and XYZ-Dragon Cannon, and fuse them together as A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon! Then, you will take control of the duel with A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon.

However, this strategy is very inconsistent. A single structure deck is not constructed to fully support the Union Monsters. The random reprints do not form a well-balanced team with the A-to-Z monsters. You will need to purchase three copies of Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba to make a consistent deck. You also need to remove Kaiba’s signature monsters, and play full sets of the Union monsters.

The Final Word

Overall, Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba is a nice structure deck for hardcore fans. I am being easy on rating this structure deck because it gives nostalgia to longtime players such as myself. This structure deck is also a deck the new A-to-Z monsters. I only recommend this structure deck to players if they want to play an A-to-Z deck.

Structure Deck Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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