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Deck Profile: Justin Devletian’s Psi-Blocker Falcon Deck

November 20th, 2010

Justin Devletian’s Psi-Blocker Falcon Deck is packed with cool combos based around Mist Valley Falcon. With his Falcon, he can reuse his best cards and recycle his strongest monsters effect. Check out Devletian’s list and see how he makes the most of his Mist Valley Falcon!


3 Thunder King Rai-Oh

2 Snowman Eater

3 Mist Valley Falcon

3 Des Lacooda

2 Effect Veiler

2 Psi-Blocker

3 Breaker the Magical Warrior

1 Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind



1 Swords of Revealing Light

1 Big Bang Shot

1 Monster Reborn

1 Dark Hole

2 Pot of Duality

3 Book of Moon



2 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Xing Zhen Hu

2 Fiendish Chain

3 Dimensional Prison

1 Call of the Haunted

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Solemn Warning

1 Royal Oppression

1 Mirror Force


Devletian’s Deck is filled with cards that stick around after their effects are activated. Since Mist Valley Falcon requires him to return a card he control to his hand whenever it attacks, Devletian can recycle his strongest cards by declaring an attack with his 2000 ATK monster. Snowman Eater, Psi-Blocker, and Breaker the Magical Warrior can all be returned to Devletian’s hand when Mist Valley Falcon attacks, allowing him to reuse their effects by Summoning them from his hand once again.

With Swords of Revealing Light in his Deck, Devletian can even prevent his opponent from ever attacking. He can bounce Swords of Revealing Light to his hand with Mist Valley Falcon before Swords expires, and replay it in Main Phase 2, resetting the turn count. Bouncing back Call of the Haunted, when it isn’t connected to one of his monsters, also allows him to reuse this powerful Trap Card. If Devletian uses Call of the Haunted to Special Summon Des Lacooda, he can flip the Lacooda face-down with its effect to have the Call of the Haunted remain on the field meaninglessly, waiting to be returned to his hand with an attack from Mist Valley Falcon. Devletian can also return Fiendish Chain to his hand by attacking with Mist Valley Falcon, allowing him to negate the effect of a new monster later in the Duel.

Mist Valley Falcon has some cool combos with Xing Zhen Hu and Big Bang Shot too. “I’ll select one of my opponent’s cards and one of my own with Xing Zhen Hu, then bounce my frozen card back to my hand with Mist Valley Falcon,” he told me. Devletian can also remove his opponent’s monsters from play by equipping those monsters with Big Bang Shot. Since Big Bang Shot removes an equipped monster from the game when it leaves the field, Devletian can bounce back a Big Bang Shot that he equips to his opponent’s monster in order to remove that monster for good.

Devletian can also return Royal Oppression to his hand with Mist Valley Falcon, if he wants to Special Summon a monster in Main Phase 2. Then, he can Set the Royal Oppression again, and still prevent his opponent from making any successful Special Summons during their own turn.

Devletian uses Des Lacooda and Pot of Duality to help him draw into key cards like Mist Valley Falcon, but even when Devletian doesn’t get any combos going, strong monsters like Breaker the Magical Warrior and Thunder King Rai-Oh allow him to hold his own in a Duel.

Psi-Blocker’s the best card,” Devletian told me. Psi-Blocker lets Devletian keep control in the Duel, and stop his opponent’s strongest cards. Reusing its effect twice in one turn, by returning it to his hand with Mist Valley Falcon and Summoning it back to the field to name a second card, is just a bonus.

Justin Devletian uses Mist Valley Falcon and Psi-Blocker more effectively than any Duelist before him. Will that innovation be enough to bring him to the top of the tournament? We’ll find out tomorrow, when we crown a champion!