Greetings everyone. I have joined this forum for the sole purpose of getting help with my main Yu-Gi-Oh Deck. I would like to note a few things before I begin listing my cards. 1. I play Yu-Gi-Oh using the traditional format, the only time I use the Advanced format is when I play in tournaments. I haven't played in a tournament in years, in the past I have both played in and hosted a few unofficial tournaments, and played in a couple regional tournaments. However I'm just picking the game back up and dusting off my old decks after about 4 years of no dueling. I'm not sure if I will give the tournament scene another try or not, for me it's not a matter of wanting or not wanting to, I just don't have the resources to travel around looking for them. 2. What I'm asking for is a regular rating of my deck, I'll accept ratings from 1 to 10 or % ratings from 1% to 100%. As for advice, currently I have 60 cards in my deck, partly cause I wanted to see if I could run a successful 60 card deck, and partly cause I wasn't sure what to remove. I would accept any advice geared toward compacting my deck to a more professional size (40 cards) assuming I agree with the suggested reasons. I would also like to know the best current cards to replace the banned cards in my deck with, in case I find myself signing up for a tournament (please keep the effects similar in style if possible). As for my dueling style, I prefer to control the duel by preventing my opponent from keeping cards on the field, preventing them from attacking, and reflecting damage back at them. 3. I do not like to have duplicates of the same cards in my decks, unless multiples improve their effect in some way. I don't mind having cards with similar effects, as long as they aren't the same cards, however I will use multiples if there's no other option. 4. I don't like fusions because they require polymerization, I prefer to avoid cards that rely on other cards to be effective, which is why I don't use common theme decks very often. I have used Elemental Hero and Destiny Hero decks effectively in the past, but I never enjoyed using them very much, I used to have an Exodia deck as well, however I never liked relying on one specific combo to win a duel, so I sold the deck to a friend. 5. I know next to nothing about Synchro or XYZs cards, I've been reading up on Synchro monsters a bit, and looked up the most effective tuner monsters (I particularly liked "Mist Valley Soldier"), but I don't really know how to summon a Synchro monster. As for XYZs monsters, I only found out they exist a couple days ago, so I know nothing about them at all. In any case I'm willing to adjust my deck to include Synchro or XYZs cards if: A. The cards are effective on their own and don't require too much extra fluff and B. They aren't too difficult to intertwine with my current play style. I think that covers all of the information needed to help me improve my current deck. Sorry if I typed too much unneeded information, I tend to go into to much detail when I describe things, anyway here's my deck. Monsters 4 Stars or Below -Injection Fairy Lily -Pilgrim Of The Ice Barrier -Goblin Elite Attack Force -Hanewata -Sangan -Witch Of The Black Forest -Mask Of Darkness -Magician Of Faith -Penguin Soldier -Exiled Force -Blast Sphere -Neo Spacian Air Hummingbird -Breaker The Magical Warrior -Slate Warrior -Reflect Bounder -Tribe Infecting Virus -Cyber Jar -Marshmallon -Amazoness Swords Woman -Yata Garasu -Night Assailant 5 Stars or Above -Dark Ruler Ha Des -The End Of Anubis -Kaiser Glider -Guardian Sphinx -The Wicked Eraser -Mystical Beast Of Serket -Horus The Black Flame Dragon LV6 -Horus The Black Flame Dragon LV8 -Cyber Dragon Extra Deck -Chimeratech Fortress Dragon Spells Normal Spells -Dark Hole -Giant Trunade -Heavy Storm -Monster Reborn -Reigeki -Harpie's Feather Duster -Pot Of Greed -Painful Choice -Graceful Charity -Swords of Revealing Light Continuous Spells -Temple Of The Kings -Mirage Of Nightmare -Messenger Of Peace Equip Spells -United We Stand -Snatch Steal Traps Normal Traps -Magic Cylinder -Mirror Force -Ceasefire -Exchange Of The Spirit -Ring Of Destruction -Torrential Tribute -Waboku -Draining Shield Continuous Traps -Royal Decree -Imperial Order -Mask Of Restrict -Call Of The Haunted Counter Traps -Barrel Behind The Door -Negate Attack -Judgement Of Anubis I know I have a ton of banned cards in my deck, like I said before I play by the traditional rules during the majority of my duels. However I do have some cards (like lighting vortex) that I swap in during official tournaments. I recently had "Jinzo" and "Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer" in my main deck, but after a ton of begging and a pile of nice cards, I traded them to the same friend I sold my Exodia deck to. Lastly I would appreciate a list of useful side deck cards, I never use side decks unless I enter tournaments, but I like to be prepared just in case. Thanks for reading.