Gimmick Puppet Decks

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All popular versions that you can build the Gimmick Puppet deck 2024.
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Horus Gimmick Puppet
Top 16 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Qualifier 2024 Beijing Regional
Duelist: 恐龙龙崎@K2
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1st Place 3rd MIRACLE CHAIN CUP 3 vs 3 – June 9th 2024
Duelist: ゆうしゃさん
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2nd Place Asaka Goyu Festival 2024 Summer – June 8th 2024
Duelist: @CodomoDdd000
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Gimmick Puppet Deck Guide for 2024

Gimmick Puppets, a classic archetype in Yu-Gi-Oh!, have seen a resurgence in 2024 with new support cards from the "Infinite Forbidden" set. This deck is known for its ability to control the field with powerful Xyz monsters and disrupt opponents' strategies. In this guide, we’ll cover the essentials of building and playing a Gimmick Puppet deck, including top card choices, strategies, and variants.

Deck Overview

Main Deck

A typical Gimmick Puppet deck focuses on summoning powerful Xyz monsters by utilizing the archetype’s special summoning capabilities. Key cards include:

  • Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll: Essential for recurring plays from the graveyard.
  • Gimmick Puppet Magnet Doll: Easily special summoned if you control another Gimmick Puppet.
  • Gimmick Puppet Bisque Doll: Protects your monsters from destruction for a turn.

Other staples include Trade-In for draw power, Junk Puppet for revival, and Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force to access higher-rank Xyz monsters.

Extra Deck

The Extra Deck is where Gimmick Puppets shine, with cards like:

  • Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings: Places String Counters on opponents' monsters.
  • Number C40: Gimmick Puppet of Dark Strings: Destroys monsters with String Counters and inflicts damage.
  • Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder: Destroys special summoned monsters and inflicts damage.

Strategy and Playstyle

The primary strategy revolves around summoning your key Xyz monsters to control the board. Use Dreary Doll and Junk Puppet to maintain field presence and Rank-Up-Magic spells to bring out more formidable monsters.

Tips for Playing Gimmick Puppets

  1. Graveyard Utilization: Many Gimmick Puppets have effects that activate in the graveyard, making cards like Foolish Burial and Condolence Puppet invaluable.
  2. String Counters: Leverage the synergy between Number 40 and Number C40 to clear your opponent’s field and deal significant damage.
  3. Going First or Second: Adapt your strategy based on the coin toss. The deck can function well in both scenarios, but has a slight preference for going second due to its ability to break boards.

Post-Infinite Forbidden Additions

The "Infinite Forbidden" set has introduced several new cards that enhance the Gimmick Puppet deck's capabilities:

  • Gimmick Puppet Little Soldiers: Can send a Gimmick Puppet monster to the GY and adjust its level.
  • Gimmick Puppet Bloody Doll: Offers easy special summoning and recursion.
  • Gimmick Puppet Cattle Scream: Special summons itself and provides unique disruption by summoning monsters from the opponent’s GY.
  • Gimmick Puppet Phantom Makina: Searches for Rank-Up-Magic spells and can revive itself.
  • CXyz Gimmick Puppet Fanatics Makina: Provides powerful removal and burn damage.

New Strategies

With these new additions, the deck gains more consistency and explosive plays. For instance, Phantom Makina allows for easier access to Rank-Up-Magic cards, which are crucial for bringing out higher-rank Xyz monsters like Number C88: Gimmick Puppet Disaster Leo, capable of achieving FTKs under the right conditions.

Top 10 Cards for Gimmick Puppet Decks

  1. Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll
  2. Gimmick Puppet Magnet Doll
  3. Gimmick Puppet Bisque Doll
  4. Gimmick Puppet Scissor Arms
  5. Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings
  6. Number C40: Gimmick Puppet of Dark Strings
  7. Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder
  8. Junk Puppet
  9. Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force
  10. Condolence Puppet

Deck Variants

Horus Gimmick Puppet

Combines the power of Gimmick Puppets with the control capabilities of Horus the Black Flame Dragon, aiming to dominate the field by negating spells and ensuring monster effects trigger successfully.

Gimmick Puppet FTK

Focuses on achieving a first-turn kill (FTK) by quickly assembling the pieces needed for Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo and its upgraded form Number C88: Gimmick Puppet Disaster Leo. This variant relies heavily on draw power and special summoning to set up the FTK.

Gimmick Puppet Dogmatika

This hybrid deck includes the Dogmatika engine, adding more disruption and power to the traditional Gimmick Puppet plays. It can control the board while preparing for the Gimmick Puppet's finishing moves.


The Gimmick Puppet deck is a versatile and powerful choice for duelists in 2024. With the ability to adapt to various strategies and a robust Extra Deck, it offers numerous ways to outplay opponents. Whether you're aiming for casual fun or competitive success, mastering Gimmick Puppets will give you a significant edge in your dueling endeavors.

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