Goat Control is a Yu-Gi-Oh! format that was played initially from April to September 2005, but has become the most popular historical format over the years, due to a different skill set required to master the format and its nostalgia factor from a time predating modern extra deck mechanics. Other than today’s archetype based deck building, the name of the format is derived from the most dominant deck of the era, a control deck the centered around the versatility of Scapegoat. However, over 10 years later other viable strategies have emerged challenging the previous top dog. Most decks can be built for a cheap buck and as the card pool is static, you can draw forever on this one time investment.
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