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Hey Exo, I'm going to be entering a tournament and was just wondering if you have any suggestions for my deck and if you could incorporate a side deck. This is for high competitive level of play and budget is not a problem.

Monsters x26
1x Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning
1x Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
2x Lightpulsar Dragon
1x Darkflare Dragon
1x Lightray Daedalus
2x Wattail Dragon
1x Curse of Dragon
2x Hieratic Dragon of Su
3x Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit
2x Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet
2x Hieratic Dragon of Eset
1x Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
2x Tragoedia
3x Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
2x Effect Veiler

Spells x9
2x Hieratic Seal of Convocation
1x Monster Reborn
2x Pot of Duality
1x Dark Hole
1x Heavy Storm
2x Mystical Space Typhoon

Traps x5
1x Solemn Judgment
2x Ninjitsu Art of Super Transformation
2x Torrential Tribute

Extra Deck x15
2x Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger
1x Number 25 Force Focus
2x Constellar Ptolemy M7
1x Photon Strike Bounzer
2x Hieratic Dragon of Atum
2x Wind-Up Arsenal Zenmaioh
1x Tiras Keeper of Genesis
1x Adreus Keeper of Armageddon
1x Number 61 Volcasaurus
1x Number 12 Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja
1x Number 39 Utopia

Ninja Hieratic then.
I don't really like the fact that Cardcar D doesn't feature on this Decklist, since it's the best opener the deck can come up with outside of Hanzo...
The lack of Maxx "C" is also off to me, since Dragon Ruler is the Go-to Deck this format.

I'd make your build look more like this:

1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
3 Hieratic Dragon of Su
3 Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit
3 Hieratic Dragon of Eset
2 Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet
1 Wattail Dragon
1 Curse of Dragon
1 Lightpulsar Dragon
2 Maxx "C"
2 Effect Veiler
2 Cardcar D
3 Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo

2 Hieratic Seal of Convocation
2 Pot of Duality
1 Dark Hole
1 Heavy Storm
1 Monster Reborn
1 Reinforcement of the Army

1 Solemn Warning
1 Solemn Judgment
2 Ninjutsu Art of Super Transformation
2 Breakthrough Skill

I'd like to find space for Wingbeat of Giant Dragon too, perhaps in place of the Pots of Duality...

Side deck should probably look like this:

1 Obelisk the Tormentor
2 Electric Virus
2 Droll & Lock Bird
2 Tsukuyomi
2 A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
3 Eradicator Epidemic Virus
3 Royal Decree

your Extra Deck seems fine, but I'd drop a Zenmaioh for the Third Gaia Dragon if I were you.
Abyss Dweller, Maestroke or Gagaga Cowboy would likely be better than Utopia too.

Give that a go, see what you think.


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