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Chessmate (C・M(チェスメイト) Chesumeito) is an archetype of LIGHT and DARK monsters of various Types created by Taylor Gorrell, based on the different types and colors of the pieces in chess.

Play Style

Chessmate monsters focus on destroying monsters your opponent controls in order to inflict steady effect damage. Most Chessmate monsters can't attack your opponent directly (only the Queens can do so), but several of them either re-Summon your opponent's monsters in weakened states or Summon Tokens to your opponent's field to give your Chessmates targets to destroy. These plays are meant to set up for a game-ending attack by one of the Chessmate Queens, which can lock down your opponent's effects if they enter a battle where the opponent's LP would hit 0.

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