Many Duelists use strategies that require heavy use of the Graveyard. Blackwing Duelists Special Summon “Blackwing” monsters from the Graveyard with the effect of Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North. They also remove Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor from their Graveyard to Special Summon “Blackwing” Synchro Monsters from their Extra Decks. Gladiator Beast Duelists return Gladiator Beast cards from the Graveyard with the effects of Gladiator Beast Darius and Gladiator Beast Equeste. Duelists running Chaos Sorcerer need to remove a DARK and a LIGHT monster from their Graveyards in order to Summon it. Duelists playing Dark Armed Dragon need exactly 3 DARK monsters in their Graveyard to bring it onto the field. Many Decks just can’t function without constant access to their Graveyards.
Even though there are many Decks that rely on the Graveyard to some extent, some Decks need it a lot more. Twilight Decks, for example, can’t Summon Judgment Dragon, Chaos Sorcerer or Dark Armed Dragon without being able to build up a Graveyard. They also can’t use the effect of Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner to Special Summon a Lightsworn monster from the Graveyard if there are no monsters in there.
That’s why cards like Banisher of the Radiance and Dimensional Fissure, which prevent opponents from getting monsters into their Graveyards, are great cards have in your Side Deck. Even if you lose out on some of your own effects that require a Graveyard, it may still be worth it if the card destroys the way your opponent’s Deck functions.
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer and Soul Release are also great cards to have in your Side Deck. At any point in the game, they can remove cards from the Graveyard that your opponent worked so hard to build up.
A skilled Duelist knows how important cards in the Graveyard can be during a Duel. You can get an edge over your opponent by disrupting his Graveyard and restricting the plays he can make.