Yugioh 7 Trails of Glory is a 2005 game I played obsessively for the last 11 years. In the Mystic Land, where you get to right against Marik, Dark Bakura, Dark Yugi, and the Ghouls, no card limits or ban lists exist. The dark world and its temple of the dead are a fun playground to try out all sorts of crazy decks with little limitations.
1x Exodia the Forbidden One
1x Left Leg of the Forbidden One
1x Right Leg of the Forbidden One
1x Left Arm of the Forbidden One
1x Right Arm of the Forbidden One
2x Witch of the Black Forest
3x Painful Choice
3x Pot of Greed
3x Graceful Charity
3x Upstart Goblin
3x Spell Reproduction
3x Monster Reborn
3x Premature Burial
3x Dark Hole
2x Thunder Crash
2x Card Destruction
1x Thunder Crash
1x Card Destruction
The deck tries to gather all five Exodia pieces in only one turn. Sometimes it succeeds and other times it takes an extra turn or two. I made great effort to make the deck as fast and consistent as possible but I can only go so far. Backup Soldier and Dark Factory of Mass Production are not in the game, which would make the deck go much faster, but I can only use what I can.
This deck requires a sophisticated strategy. Painful Choice is the crux of the deck. Without it, gathering Exodia pieces is harder. The first time I use Painful Choice, I send all the searchers (Witch and Sangan) to the graveyard, so I may revive them with Monster Reborn and Premature Burial, kill them with Dark Hole or Thunder Crash, letting me add Exodia pieces to my hand. The second time I use Painful Choice, I toss away Spell Reproduction and Card Destruction, the most deadening cards in the deck. The third time, I trim my deck of Monster Reborn, Premature Burial, or Thunder Crash, depending on my situation.
Exodia Version 2 has a big difference to Exodia Version 1. It has only one copy of each Exodia piece, which makes it harder to use but sadly does not make it better. I can’t play Card Destruction as often, if at all. I have to play much more carefully. So play this deck if you want a challenge gathering Exodia pieces. Otherwise, you’re better off playing a different deck.