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 Capro Espiatorio. 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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