In Magic: The Gathering, there are many player "archetypes", which are useful to classify each player's profile and place them in categories which indicate their preferences regarding the card game, such as, for instance, their favorite types of cards, and even what motivates them to keep playing.
It isn't different in Yu-Gi-Oh!, as there are many types of players, with unique tastes and goals. However, there aren't pre-defined models to classify them. For that reason, I decided to adapt this Magic concept to Yu-Gi-Oh! by creating this quiz which will allow you to figure out which player profile best suits you!
How do you build your decklists?
I pick a cool archetype and create a list with fun combos.
I netdeck the best lists online, as it is only worth it to play with meta decks.
I observe the best lists on the internet, but only to prepare myself to face them. I like using creativity to build a deck which can counter the meta.
I prefer using lists based on archetypes or characters from the anime, and I always value nostalgia when building decks.
Do you usually participate in Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments?
Of course! The more tournaments, the more victories in my record.
Sometimes. I prefer playing in old-school tournaments, where I can compete using classic decks.
Rarely. I have more fun when I play casually with friends.
Yes! I'm always looking for ways to surprise my enemies with my new strategies.
When you're playing Yu-Gi-Oh! casually with your friends, what is your goal?
To win! Even if there's nothing on the line, I always want to win.
I prefer to discuss and organize my cards, and also look at my friends' collections to get cool cards to complete my collection.
Test out the potential of my new build when dealing with the different decks my friends play.
I try to fit new combos in my deck to make it more fun.
What would make you excited to play in a big Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament, such as a National event or an YCS?
Participating in side events where there are mini tournaments in alternative formats.
Getting to know new players and having fun during the matches.
Playing the tournament and competing at a high level.
Testing out my skills against good players, but I would take advantage of the situation to acquire as much experience as possible.
Which of the cards below do you think it's the most interesting card?
Red-Eyes Dark Dragon.
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring.
Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
Baronne de Fleur.
In your opinion, what is the most fun part of Yu-Gi-Oh!?
Elaborating unique strategies to overcome the main trends in the format.
Using the best strategies available in the game and win against opponents.
Summoning my boss monster to win the duel with style.
Discussing the TV shows and the lore of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, besides reminiscing about the good times.
On a brand-new released Yu-Gi-Oh! card, what is the first thing you note?
The art, the references behind the card, the archetype and the lore.
I check if this card can fit in any of my decks, to make my combos stronger.
Its effect and what the big names in the Yu-Gi-Oh! community are saying about it.
I analyze the effect and imagine which decks could use it competitively.
What would be your dormitory in the Duel Academy?
Obelisk Blue. I am highly knowledgeable about the rules, and I'm always studying the metagame to be the best duelist always.
Slifer Red. I really like Yu-Gi-Oh!, but I focus more on having fun with duels than learning all rules to the tee.
None. Being a Duel Academy staff member is more my style.
Ra Yellow. I dedicate myself to learning all rules and main interactions in the format, but I still don't see myself among the best duelists.
Do you invest heavily in a deck?
No. Yu-Gi-Oh! is just a hobby for me and I need to prioritize other areas.
Yes. I'm always willing to invest heavily and have the best deck possible.
Sometimes. I always try to use budget cards, but once in a while I gift myself with higher-cost cards.
Yes. But only if the deck is very nostalgic.