"Gadget" (ガジェット Gajetto) is an archetype of mostly Level 4 Machine monsters. There are two main groups of "Gadget" cards.

One other Gadget card, the "Gadget Soldier", is used by Seto Kaiba.


Trap Monster Gadget
Metalhold the Moving Blockade Gold
Stronghold the Moving Fortress Green

Playing style

The most common way to play the "Gadget" archetype is to use it with "Machina" cards. A Machina Gadget Deck focuses on bringing out "Machina Fortress" on to the field, generating a constant stream of Gadget monsters through "Green", "Red" and "Yellow Gadget", maintaining advantage over the opponent. With the advent of "Gold" and "Silver Gadget", the player can get another "Gadget" monster on to the field more quickly.

Main Deck monsters

The most important monsters of the Deck is obviously the colored "Gadgets" since they can fill up your hand with another Level 4 "Gadget" and swarm the field.

Some monsters that helps swarming further include:

Extra Deck monsters

The Xyz Monsters you should go into are:

As for Synchro Monsterss, you can use "Turbo Synchron" and go for a "Stardust Spark Dragon" or "Ally of Justice Catastor".

"Missus Radiant" can help boost the ATK of "Machina" monsters as well as add 1 EARTH monster from the Graveyard to your hand. "Proxy Dragon" helps protect a card you control from destruction by destroying a card it points to instead. "Tri-Gate Wizard" offers double battle damage and protection from effects, as well as removal of a potentially dangerous card.


The "traffic light" Gadgets all have mist surrounding them matching the color of the card that searches them, and eye color and background gears matching the color of the card they search.

Recommended cards


While this Deck can be strong, cards like "System Down" and "Acid Rain" will destroy all three "Gadgets" and all "A-to-Z" monsters. "Malfunction", "Mystical Space Typhoon", "Royal Decree", and "Trap Reactor・Y FI" (which also inflicts burn damage) would prevent "Stronghold the Moving Fortress" from appearing in the field. Sliding cards like "Imperial Order" and "Imperial Custom" (try to get this card out instead) can counter these cards.

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