If you want to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel with a Branded Despia deck, these are the cards you should use.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Branded Despia is a mix of two forms that are linked by their rich history and beautiful artwork. The Fusion Summoning Monsters in this deck are what it’s all about. Their powers can open up strong floodgates.
This deck is dual-archetype, which means you can build it in any way you like based on how you like to play. Branded Despia is one of the best decks to play if you miss the good old days of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Fusion Summoning. It has some of the best Normal Summons in the game, like Fallen of Albaz and Aluber The Jester of Despia, and some great Fusion cards, like Branded Fusion.
Albion The Branded Dragon
Fusing together A great way to start setting up your board is to call this scary red beast. You can use Albion’s ability to summon another Level 8 Fusion Monster by removing its parts from your hand, field, or graveyard.
If you use the same materials you just used for Albion the Branded Dragon, you can cheat out a Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon or a Masquerade the Blazing Dragon. This gives you a simple but powerful board for only two cards. Albion can also get a Branded Spell or Trap from the deck in case the other player figures out a quick way to get rid of it.
There is usually one in-archetype Fusion Spell card that goes with every strong Fusion Deck. You get Branded Fusion when you have Branded Despia. This is one of the best Fusion cards in 8 Ball Pool. When you use two monsters from your hand, deck, or field to Fusion Summon this card, it lets you use Fallen of Albaz as material for one monster.
When you remember that all of your Branded monsters have effects that can happen when they are in the graveyard, this is even stronger. You should have this card in your first hand for sure.
Aluber The Jester Of Despia
The best card you can have in your first hand is Branded Fusion. The next best card is Aluber, The Jester of Despia. When you Normal or Special Summon Aluber, you can look through your deck for a Branded Spell or Trap card. Normal Summoning Aluber is the best thing to do when you don’t have Branded Fusion.
When your opponent kills one of your monsters, Aluber’s second ability can also go away. Most likely, you’ll use Aluber as part of a Fusion Summon, so he will quickly find his way to your Graveyard.
Most of the Branded Despia cards blend into each other, which means that almost any starting hand can be played. To Summon a Despia monster from your deck, all you have to do is discard one card from your hand. You can use this with Aluber to find Branded Fusion and Fusion Summon your strong Extra Deck Monsters.
With the Branded Despia deck, you can make some pretty cool combos. That’s one of the main reasons why the OGC, or Original Card Game as played in Japan, only lets you have one copy of the card per deck.
There are many Despian Fusion Monsters, but Quaeritis is one of the best. For this card to work, you need to use at least one Despia monster. If you don’t have Dramaturge of Despian or Despian Tragedy, you’ll probably use Aluber the Jester of Despia.
Quaeritis is a great monster to finish your board with because it can lower the ATK of all monsters except Level 8 monsters to 0. This means that all of your Branded Fusion Monsters will keep their ATK since they all share the Level 8 number line.
Fallen Of Albaz
This is yet another great Normal Summon card for the Branded Despia deck. Fallen of Albaz is a great card, but it can be hard to use in certain situations. When you use Normal Summon, Albaz can do a Fusion Summon with itself and a Monster on the other player’s side of the field.
For most Branded Fusions to work, you need Fallen of Albaz and either a Light or Dark Monster. In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Light and Dark are two of the most common Types. However, you might have trouble when you play against decks like Earth Machines.
Masquerade The Blazing Dragon
Masquerade The Blazing Dragon is one of the best openings in the Branded Despia deck. It costs your opponent 600 LP to use any effects or cards. A lot of people like triggered effects in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, even though it might not seem like a lot.
Masquerade can also Special Summon itself from the graveyard if the other player has a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster. This card makes your opponent pay at least 600 LP twice to get rid of it.
Mirrorjade The Iceblade Dragon
This card is usually the main Monster in your deck. If you have a lot of monsters that can’t be targeted by card effects, Mirrorjade’s strong Quick Effect to send a Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck to the Graveyard to get rid of a monster on the field is very useful.
Mirrorjade is an absolute unit card, and if your opponent finds a way to take it off the field, all of their Monsters will be killed at the end of every turn. Put those gems you got in Solo Mode aside for this card.
Dragostapelia might not seem like it belongs in Branded Despia, but if you think about how cards like Fallen of Albaz or Super Polymerization work, then this card is a must-have in any Branded deck.
You can add this Fusion card to your Extra Deck to make it complete. It’s also a great card to use against Xyz, Synchro, or any deck that depends on card levels, since Dragostapelia’s Predaplant Counter knocks Monsters down to one level.
A Fusion Deck without a Polymerization card is just a Fusion Deck. You can get that extra Fusion Summon you need to make your board even more dangerous with Super Polymerization. This card can not only use Monsters from your opponent’s side of the field as materials, but they also can’t do anything when the card is activated.
This card will keep your Mirrorjade or Dragostapelia around for a while while you build up your front line of dramatic dragons.