"Duston" (ダストン Dasuton) is an archetype of Level 1 Fiend monsters with various Attributes (primarily LIGHT and DARK) with the appearance of dust particles that was first introduced in Abyss Rising. All monsters of this archetype have 0 ATK and 1000 DEF, except for the ? ATK and DEF "Starduston". Their play style revolves around using "House Duston" to Special Summon members of the archetype to either side of the field, ideally ones with negative effects to your opponent's side of the field and ones with positive and/or no effects to your own side of the field. This reflects how dust can spread in real life.
4 of the 5 colored "Dustons" (Red, Green, Yellow, & Blue) share almost all of their effects with each other. Except for the one that activates when they are destroyed, the shared effects are:
- Cannot be used as a Fusion, Synchro, or Xyz Material for their respective Special Summoning mechanics.
- While this card is face-up on the field, it cannot be Tributed.
- You can only control 1 face-up "[Duston]". (A player can only control one of each colored "Duston".)
With the release of "Starduston", the Dustons use their swarming to set up a powerful monster while avoiding any negative effects, as "Starduston" does not destroy or Tribute monsters when it is Summoned.
The Attributes of "Dustons" are diverse, therefore "Fuh-Rin-Ka-Zan" can be used to gain easy advantage after swarming the field with "House Duston". "DNA Checkup" is also a valid option if it is played at the right time.
Goblin King OTK
The following Deck uses the effect of "House Duston" to summon 4 "Dustons" to each side of the field to increase the ATK of "Goblin King" to 8000, then attack an opponent's face-up attack position "Duston" for an OTK.
"Starduston" can have up to 5000 ATK, but it can also lock the opponent if used with "Anti-Spell Fragrance".
- Blue Duston
- Green Duston
- House Duston
- Red Duston
- Yellow Duston
- Dystopia the Despondent
- Dark Necrofear
- Asura Priest
- Battle Fader
- Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
- Chaos Sorcerer
- Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End
- Goblin King
- Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
- Mystic Piper
- Swift Scarecrow
- Magicalized Duston Mop
- Ancient Forest
- Creature Swap
- Hidden Armory
- Magic Planter
- One for One
- United We Stand
- Where Arf Thou?
Because the archetype largely relies on swarming the field with Dustons, they can be stopped with cards that prevent Special Summoning. Furthermore, with the introduction of Link Monsters your opponent can simply use them as Link Materials for a Link Summon, as none of the Dustons' effects prevent this.
- This archetype has a lot in common with the "Ojama" archetype.