Best Obelisk The Tormentor Deck In Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel

Obelisk The Tormentor is Kaiba's signature god card, with countless appearances in the anime. If you're looking to build an Obelisk deck in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel, look no further than this guide.
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Obelisk The Tormentor is the big blue demon god card, often played in the anime by Seto Kaiba and duelists with a more villainous persuasion. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make your own Obelisk The Tormentor deck in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel, so you can torment your way up the master ladder.

Best Obelisk The Tormentor Deck

Obelisk The Tormentor doesn’t have the highest ATK, DEF, or OTK power of the three god cards, but he definitely has the most utility. No other god card has as many support cards as Obelisk does, with not only powerful spells to make the most use of his summon but cards to work around his tribute conditions.

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In addition, Obelisk has a powerful effect that allows him to remove an entire board of enemy monsters at the cost of only two tributes. This can make building an offense or defense against Obelisk impossible, as he can simply remove most cards before they can be tribute or fusion summoned into something with equal or greater attack power than the tormenting god card.

How To Play The Deck

This Obelisk deck makes use of the powerful effect Slime monsters have to defend your board and get Obelisk out. Egyptian God Slime has the unique ability to be used as all three tributes required to summon Obelisk; When paired with the incredibly easy Slime summoning conditions, this means you can get Obelisk on the board incredibly fast and with very few cards committed.

Nibiru, the Primal Being can be used to negate an enemy’s boss monster play. After your opponent plays a ton of cards to XYZ, Fusion, Synchro or Link summon a powerful boss monster, activate Nibiru’s effect and throw down an incredibly strong monster with the combined attack of all the monsters you decided to tribute. This can easily create a roadblock or OTK for your opponent, who thought they had the game in their hands with a careful monster play.

Soul Crossing allows you to tribute monsters your enemy controls to summon Obelisk. Paired with The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode, this allows you to easily control the number of monsters your enemy has on the field and get your god card out quickly. While we don’t run Ra in this deck, you could easily include him to make better use of Sphere Mode.

Fist of Fate means that once Obelisk is on the board, he won’t be removed. Be sure to summon Mound of the Bound Creator to further protect Obelisk from removal; Mound is an incredibly important card in any God Card deck, because losing your Gods to spells and traps can lose you the game. Be sure to take Terraforming to ensure you get Mound on the field.

Obelisk The Tormentor Deck List

Main Deck

  •  3x Nibiru, the Primal Being
  •  3x Obelisk the Tormentor
  •  3x The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode
  •  3x Reactor Slime
  •  3x Card of the Soul
  •  2x Lightning Storm
  •  1x Harpie’s Feather Duster
  •  1x Terraforming
  •  3x Pot of Prosperity
  •  3x Pot of Duality
  •  3x Fist of Fate
  •  3x Upstart Goblin
  •  2x Mound of the Bound Creator
  •  3x Ice Dragon’s Prison
  •  3x Metal Reflect Slime

Extra Deck

  • 3x Egyptian God Slime

That’s everything you need to know to play this Obelisk the Tormentor deck! Check out our other Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel guides for more competitive decks for your favorite characters.

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges is a hobby writer and a professional gamer, at least if you asked him. He has been writing fiction for over 12 years and gaming practically since birth, so he knows exactly what to nitpick when dissecting a game's story. When he isn't reviewing games, he's probably playing them.

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  1. Lord poyo

    I can’t wrap my head around why sphere mode is in the deck. It shouldn’t have a purpose in an obelisk deck.

    1. Lord poyo

      Also sorry for commenting twice, didn’t see it the first time and thought it got denied

  2. Lord poyo

    Question, why would you need sphere mode? Is it just to clear your opponent’s field and stall? But that would make soul crossing useless… WHY

  3. Beezy

    That’s only 39 main deck cards….