In my entire duelling career, I’ve only ever witnessed a single fairy-type deck. This is likely due to me having no friends but still, I’ve faced many opponents and fairies are the least represented type I’ve ever seen. This comes as a surprise, the fairy type has a huge number of cool and powerful cards. Most are only really decent in a deck dedicated to fairies but some are viable in a lot of decks that can be considered meta.
So if you’re after a fairy deck, check out the top 10 best fairy type monsters in Yugioh!
Disclaimer: Archetypes have been avoided. Lets be honest, you already know the best archetypes. This list will focus on lesser known and/or ‘independent’ cards.
10. Celestial Double Star Shaman
As you can see already, there are plenty of combos available for a fairy deck. This synchro monster isn’t much on its own but it’ll help you get out a boss monster with relative ease. It’s a tuner, it special summons up to four low level monsters when it’s summoned to the field, so you can jump straight into a level 10 synchro if you like. It provides you with a myriad of options, although you do need to build up a bit of a graveyard beforehand.
Silpheed should be nowhere near a fairy type deck as you want to keep it specific to a light attribute, this card is incredible in a wind deck. Just banish a single wind monster to summon it, then it’s ready to be used as an XYZ or synchro material. Want to keep it on the field? No problem! Its ATK stat can deal some damage if your opponent has no monsters and if it does get destroyed in battle, your opponent discards a card. Silpheed is mandatory in any wind deck.
Who doesn’t love Marshmallon?
While its effectiveness has waned over the years, its still a great card to have in any stall or fairy deck. Having a monster on the field that can’t be destroyed by battle is a godsend at times, I can’t tell you how many duels I’ve won by stalling with a Marshmallon. There’s very few things in Yugioh that are more satisfying than drawing a Marshmallon at the perfect time!
7. Tethys, Goddess of Light
Cards with effects like this are interesting, Tethys can fill your hand if it’s allowed to stay on the field long enough. While it can have trouble being summoned, as well as not being destroyed, the effect is so good that it had to make the list.
Buten has to be the cutest pig ever known to man, it’s also a great fairy monster. It’ll contribute massively to your synchro aspirations, a simple Foolish Burial will launch this piggy into the graveyard, where it’ll be ready to be sacrificed for the greater good. The targeted monster does need to be level 4 or lower but that’s fine, it’d be ludicrously overpowered if it was any light fairy monster.
What an absolute beast of a card, who would have thought a fairy could be so powerful?
Even having 5 fairies in the graveyard will give this level 4 monster 2500 ATK, more than enough to hold its own against most level/rank 6 or below monsters. Mudora is arguably the first monster you should put in any fairy deck, there’s no reason not to really. It also has a decent DEF stat so it can work as a back-up defence position monster if needed.
While it is quite situational, Tualatin is so powerful in those situations that it had to break into the top 5 of this list. It’ll catch your opponent off-guard completely and if their deck is stuck to a single attribute, can win you the game. I’d like to point out that its effect isn’t specific to the fairy type, so it can go in any deck you like!
Honestly (lol), this card has been such an amazing card for so long that it’s likely the most used fairy type monster of all time. A case can be made for Honest being top of the list, I understand that, but the fact that it only works in a deck containing monsters of the light attribute weigh it down. Overall though, it’s definitely deserved of the 3rd spot on this list.
2. Number 7: Lucky Straight
As its name suggests, luck is required to achieve maximum success with this fairy type monster. It can be really difficult to summon but the effect is just so damn good, if you get lucky in one turn then it’s pretty much game over for the opponent. It’s not limited to a fairy or even light deck, any deck with level 7 monsters can make use of this trickster.
The Queen of the fairy type. The first effect can be helpful, it’s always nice to slowly whittle down your opponent’s life points. The second effect though, that’s an entirely different kettle of fish. Trading a fairy on the field for a fairy in your graveyard is an effect that should not be understated, the amount of combos and strategies you can make is beyond belief. Because of this awesomeness, Athena is easily the best fairy monster in Yugioh!