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This deck is considered a Classic Deck, this page is used to tell the history of a deck rather than how it is played now. This can happen either from mechanics of the game changing, changes from the "TCG" or "OCG" Forbidden/Limited List, or the deck has slowly lost it's ability to be played over time due to years of no support or neglect.

Teleport Dark Armed Dragon (often abbreviated to TeleDAD) Decks use "Emergency Teleport" (abbreviated E-Teleport or E-Tele) to quickly Special Summon Psychic-Type Tuner Monsters, usually "Krebons". The Tuner Monsters are then used with cards like "Destiny Hero - Malicious" or "Elemental Hero Stratos" to Synchro Summon Synchro Monsters, while at the same time putting DARK monsters in the Graveyard to Special Summon "Dark Armed Dragon". "Dark Armed Dragon" is then used to clear the opponent's field and attack for game. If done correctly, this can occur as fast as one to three turns.

Before the March 2009 Lists, this was the top Deck of the Shonen Jump Circuit, where it was not uncommon that almost all of the Top 8 of many tournaments were using one of these Decks.

After March, the Deck itself is technically dead, with "Dark Armed Dragon" and "Reinforcement of the Army" Limited. It was succeeded by slower version of itself which never gained an edge like their predecessor, although they still fared well in high-level tournaments. September 2010's Limiting of "Solemn Judgment" took away this Deck's primary defensive card, although many players now use its counterpart "Solemn Warning", even though this card is now Limited.

Classic Decks

Typical cards

Zombie TeleDAD

Dark Armed Zombie is a popular variant that has been used at a regional tournaments. It combines the field-swarming capabilities of Zombie-Type monsters with the killer effect of "Dark Armed Dragon".

With the release of the March 2009 Lists, this Deck has been weakened since many of the key cards became Limited.

Zombies used to swarm the field, include "Zombie Master", "Goblin Zombie", "Il Blud", "Mezuki" and "Pyramid Turtle". The majority of them are DARK and a number either send cards to the Graveyard or benefit from being sent to the Graveyard, assisting in Summoning "Dark Armed Dragon".

"Krebons" and "Plaguespreader Zombie" are used to perform Synchro Summons.

Typical Cards


For the time of this deck's dominance, it was considered nearly unstoppable. As nothing to reach it's power and stun. However during it's time, if you went first against the deck, cards like "Royal Oppression", multiple "Solemn Judgment"s, "Macro Cosmos" and many other stun cards could prevent your opponent from winning in an instant.

The best deck for fighting Tele-DAD during 2008 - 2009 is actually itself. As cards like "Stardust Dragon", "Solemn Judgment", and "Royal Oppression" could easily be placed in your deck because of your extreme Draw Power and combos that only need a handful of cards to execute.

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