Toolbox is shorthand to describe any Deck where monsters can be searched to fit a specific situation. When making your own toolbox, these are some guidelines you can follow that can make creating your own toolbox for a Deck easier.
- A card that can search your Deck and add a card to your hand or the field in the same turn which you can include multiple copies of ("Giant Rat", "Shien's Smoke Signal" and "Apprentice Magician" are good examples).
- A card that when searched by your searcher that can take advantage of the situation (this can include Deck Thinning, Field advantage, or Synchro Summoning). "Card Trooper", "Hand of the Six Samurai" and "Elemental HERO Stratos" are examples of this.
- A deck that can easily special summon Xyz, Link, Synchros, or Fusions and use the Extra deck as their way to fit specific situations ( "Heroes", "Gadgets", "Hunder" etc.)
There are several common toolbox deck ideas: