Author's note: One of the main things that people have consistently asked us for is more deck guides. This is the first entry in our "Rogue Deck Spotlight", where we give you a basic intro to decks that are viable, but also out of the meta. We plan to do more deck guides soon.
What is Gravekeepers?
Gravekeepers is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Goat Format deck distinguished by its 3 Necrovalley and a variety of Gravekeeper monsters. These monsters include 3 Gravekeeper's Spy, 1-3 Gravekeeper's Guard, 1-3 Gravekeeper's Spearsoldier, and 1-3 Gravekeeper's Assailant. As support, they play 1-3 Terraforming to search out Necrovalley and a larger than average trap lineup with 3 Solemn Judgments.
How Does Gravekeepers Work?
Gravekeepers play a similar strategy to Anti-Meta Warriors, only that they use Necrovalley to lock down the opponent instead of cards like Blade Knight and King Tiger Wanghu. Both Gravekeeper's Spearsoldier and Gravekeeper's Assailant can punch through Scapegoat tokens to deal damage to the opponent. Gravekeeper's Spy can also lead to significant damage by searching another Gravekeeper monster, which combined with Necrovalley will be a total of 3700 attack points. Both Gravekeeper's Spy and Gravekeeper's Guard can be combined with Tsukuyomi to keep up the pressure.
Gravekeepers Example Decklist
Why Gravekeepers are Viable
Chaos decks are significantly more popular than they used to be, which Gravekeepers love to play against because Necrovalley shuts down their key boss monsters. In addition, Gravekeepers do well against some of the graveyard-reliant combo decks in the format, like Reasoning Gate Combo and Empty Jar. While playing against Goat Control can be tricky, the fact that Gravekeepers can deal with Scapegoat very easily keeps them competitive in the matchup. Overall, Gravekeepers have some consistency issues to potentially deal with but can stay competitive against most of the popular decks in the format.
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Another aggressive anti-meta strategy is Anti-Meta Warriors. If Gravekeepers aren't working out for you, consider trying them instead.
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