Legendary Fisherman 2017 (via Genesisbits) V0.1

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Deck Type: Non-Meta
Deck Master: The Legendary Fisherman III
Deck Version: 0.1
Latest Revision Date: 21st April 2017
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Newly updated Legendary Fisherman III deck to include the new 2017 support cards.
This deck revolves around Rank 4 XYZ summons first and foremost, mainly Bahamut Shark which will then lead into a free Toadally Awesome summon. Toadally Awesome will then be used to lock the opponent out of the duel while you slowly beat them down.
The main win strategy is to get Bahamut Shark/Toadally Awesome on the field with this deck (even multiple copies) but the main issue resides in the strength of the cards. The highest ATK in the deck is 2600 which can be an issue. The ideal situation is to prevent your opponent from getting high ATK monsters on the field in the first place. To overcome this shotcoming, I’ve tech’d in the Utopia cards to overcome powerful monsters such as Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon.

One helpful XYZ is Number 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark which can lower the ATK of all your opponents monsters by 1000 which can get you out of a sticky situation.

And remember, if you have a choice of 3 level 4 monsters to XYZ, make sure to not use the “Aqua” type monster as it can then be used for Toadally Awesome’s effect (otherwise you have to use Toadally Awesome itself to resolve the effect).

The new support enhances the core strength of the deck. Legendary Fisherman II is a massive power-creep of the original Legendary Fisherman card. Mixed with a Legendary Ocean, it is a free normal summon that has 2400 ATK and is immune to other monster effects, not too shabby.

Rage of Kairyu-Shin in particular is a nice addition, allowing you further destruction once you have your powerful WATER based monsters on the field, being a quick-play card is a huge bonus.

Possible card additions (while retaining the general Water/Fisherman theme):

  1. Water Hazard for easy XYZ summons.
  2. Eisbahn is a nuisance of a card and can potentially save you in some situations.
  3. Tornado Wall is a card that is not really used anymore but still has a decent effect.
  4. Deep Diver which is the absolute best search card for Legendary Fisherman III.
  5. Deep Sea Diva into Legendary Atlantean Tridon into an easy Poseidra, the Atlantean Dragon.
  6. Mother Grizzly to retain a monster for XYZ summons. Not recommended as it’s too slow.
  7. Aquarium Stage/Aquarium Set. I used to run both of these cards in all of my WATER based decks but I find that my opponent always has easy ways around them.
  8. Abyss Soldier is an extremely useful card and could very well have had a place in this deck.
  9. Codarus is a good combo card with a Legendary Ocean into XYZ Rank 4 plays. A good card to potentially include.
Potential Combos
Legendary Ocean + Legendary Fisherman/LF II + Legendary Fisherman III Instant Legendary Fisherman III.
Tin Goldfish/Silent Angler + Lvl 4 Monsters XYZ into Bahamut Shark which then leads into Toadally Awesome.
Bahamut Shark Detach Priority If possible, always detach these XYZ material cards as priority from Bahamut Shark (from highest priority to lowest): Double Fin Shark (to activate it’s effect if you have another in hand for the next turn), Tin GoldFish (Salvage), Silent Angler (Salvage).
Instant Fusions plays The most obvious being Elder Entity Norden for easy Rank 4 plays but it can also be used to special summon (preferably Rare Fish) a quick tribute for Legendary Fisherman/LFII into Legendary Fisherman III if you don’t have a Legendary Ocean available.


Deck List
Monsters The Legendary Fisherman III x3
The Legendary Fisherman II x3
The Legendary Fisherman x1
Stronghold Whale x1
Warrior of Atlantis x3
Aqua Spirit x2
Double Fin Shark x3
Tin Goldfish x3
Silent Angler x3
Spells Instant Fusion x2
Raigeki x1
Moray of Greed x3
Salvage x2
Twin Twisters x2
Rage of Kairyu-Shin x2
A Legendary Ocean x2
Traps Sea Stealth Attack x2
Solemn Strike x1
Solemn Warning x1
Extra Elder Entity Norden x1
Rare Fish x1
Number S39: Utopia the Lightning x1
Bahamut Shark x3
Number 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark x1
Number 39: Utopia x1
Number 103: Ragnazero x1
Number 101: Silent Honor ARK x1
Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer x1
Abyss Dweller x1
Toadally Awesome x3



Deck Revisions

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9 thoughts on “Legendary Fisherman 2017 (via Genesisbits) V0.1

  • April 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm



    I gotta admit I hate to use and even play against Toadally Awesome plus I’m not a fan of WATER Type decks. But this one got me interested. Legendary Fisherman is such a classic card along with Dark Magician and Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

    I’ll give this deck a try to learn and practice the potential combos. And will play on some of other tech cards. Thanks for the idea!

  • April 24, 2017 at 4:59 am



    It’s an interesting deck, I honestly have never seen a legendary fisherman deck, but I guess I’m quite inexperienced anyways thanks for making the deck I will give it a try! ^-^

  • May 20, 2017 at 3:00 am



    Interesting deck indeed. An idea you could try for a 2nd version of this could be Feast of the Wild as the Fishermen 2 and 1 are Level 5 Warriors and as such, you can add more chance to use Fisherman 3 and also add Rank 5 into the Extra Deck.

  • September 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm



    If you have Umi on The Field all Level of The Level 4 Monsters are 3. Can you summon the rang 4 xyzs with The Level 3 Monsters?

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    September 18, 2017 at 7:50 am



    Hey there. First off, I assume you mean “A Legendary Ocean”. You cannot summon the Rank 4 XYZs with lvl 3 monsters. So be careful with this. There may be times when you need to use something like “Twin Twisters” on your own field card to Rank 4 XYZ. The only way to use Rank 4 XYZ with “A Legendary Ocean” on the field is by using Legendary Fisherman/Legendary Fisherman II as they would both be downgraded to lvl 4.

    My advice: Get out your Rank 4s before using “A Legendary Ocean”.

  • October 22, 2017 at 9:06 am



    Wait isn’t it illegal to have 3 TLFm II and 1 TLFm in competitive play? The cards share a name while on the field thus creating 4 copies of a card with the same name (same rule applies with Umi and A Legendary Ocean) and is therefore considered an illegal deck right? I feel like there was a rule about that somewhere….

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    October 22, 2017 at 9:33 am



    Those were old rules by Upper Deck Entertainment (back when they had the rights to Yu-Gi-Oh!) but have never been officially confirmed by Konami. So as far as I know, it’s legal.

    I could be wrong though, it could still be deemed an official rule.

  • October 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm



    Last I checked its illegal, even Legacy of The Duelist (which seems to be updated with tournament play rules regularly) has this rule. I was trying to build a deck very similar to this but the game prevented me from adding more than 3 copies of a card that share a name.

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    October 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm



    It’s legal.


    “It is legal. They are different cards. For example in dark magician, you can have 3 dark magician as well as 3 magician of dark illusion even though his name becomes “dark magician” on the field. Same goes for decks like cyber dragons.”

    “It’s legal; LFII is only treated as LF on the field and in grave. The “_____ is always treated as _____” means that it counts in deck, too, like Harpie Ladies or Neo-Spacian Twinkle Moss.”

    “Always Treated mean that it’s always treated as x card in the field (even face-down in case of fusion summon) hand, banish zone (face-up), GY, and in the deck.
    However, Legendary Fisherman II name is only treated as Legendary Fisherman while on the field or GY otherwise, if a Legend Fisherman II everywhere else”

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