"Genex" (ジェネクス Jenekusu) is an archetype of mostly Machine monsters with various Attributes (primarily DARK) that exist in the TCG/OCG. Most of their effects involves adding monsters from the Deck to the hand and Special Summoning them, as well as using "Genex Controller" with low-Level monsters of the four basic Attributes for Synchro Summon. The name of "Genex" Synchro Monsters takes after sources of energy such as hydroelectric, geothermal, solar, etc.
|Genex (G)||Attribute||Corresponding archetype|
|Ally Bellflame||DARK||Neo Flamvell|
|Ally Birdman||DARK||Mist Valley|
|Ally Triarm||DARK||Ally of Justice|
In terms of viability, the "Genex" archetype suffers from having purely monsters and no Spell/Trap support. While the main archetype mostly revolves around the use of "Genex Controller" to achieve various effects and perform Synchro Summons of the Extra Deck monsters, "R-Genex" focuses on assisting the Special Summon of Genex and "R-Genex" monsters for swarming, and "Genex Ally" focuses on manipulating the six attributes to achieve different effects.
It is nearly impossible to build a Deck centering around "Genex" monsters since their effects have little to no relation to each other. Instead, some useful "Genex" monsters are listed below:
- "Genex Ally Birdman" can be Special Summoned for a quick Synchro or a Rank 3 Xyz Summon. One-time use monsters, such as "Monarch" monsters, can also be recycled. You can also return a Hand Trap to your hand that was Special Summoned by an effect like "Soul Charge" or "Rescue Ferret".
- "Birdman" is also a key piece of the Gallis the Star Beast OTK.
- "Genex Neutron" can search out any Machine-type Tuner during the End Phase.
- "Genex Ally Duradark", along with "BM-4 Blast Spider", can be used in a Deck centered around "Meklord" monsters and/or "Desperado Barrel Dragon".