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Deck Profile: Darryl Huang’s Tricky Scraps

September 26th, 2010

Darryl Huang got to the Top 16 of this tournament with his daring and innovative Scrap Deck. Earlier this morning we saw Huang Summon Scrap Dragon 7 times in just 2 Duels, finishing the first Duel of that Feature Match with a field of 3 Scrap Dragons. Here’s what his Deck looks like:

Darryl Huang’s Tricky Scraps


3 Scrap Golem

3 Scrap Goblin

2 Scrap Chimera

2 Scrap Beast

2 The Tricky

2 Battle Fader

2 Cyber Dragon

1 Treeborn Frog

1 Level Eater

1 Card Trooper

1 Sasuke Samurai #2

1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness



2 Scrapyard

2 Scrapstorm

2 Enemy Controller

2 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Cold Wave

1 Giant Trunade

1 One for One

1 Dark Hole

1 Monster Reborn

1 Foolish Burial

1 Pot of Avarice

1 Mind Control



1 Ultimate Offering

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast


If you’re not familiar with how Scrap Decks normally work, check out the “Assembling Your Scrap Deck” article over on the Strategy Site for a quick refresher. Huang uses all the basic Scrap Deck tricks. Scrapstorm loads his Graveyard and works with his Tuners to set up easy Synchro Summons; Scrap Golem combos with Scrap Dragon to make even more Scrap Dragons; and Battle Fader helps him stop big attacks while setting up Tribute and Synchro Summon plays.

Huang has pulled out all the stops to innovate the Scrap strategy, chiefly by running a bunch of monsters we’ve never seen before in a YCS Scrap Deck.

His first group of monsters is defensive. The reason Battle Fader is so good in Scraps is that it keeps the Scrap player alive and gives him a way to Tribute Summon Scrap Golem. Huang takes those notions several steps further, playing Level Eater and Treeborn Frog with Foolish Burial to reliably get them to the Graveyard. Level Eater can be Tributed or used as a Synchro Material multiple times in a single turn, and Treeborn Frog is a reliable single Tribute or Synchro Summon boost each turn. Both cards also combo with Enemy Controller. With so many ways to use Level Eater and Treeborn Frog, and the ability to Special Summon both of them multiple times in a single turn, he can create some impressive plays that usually result in 1 or more Synchro Summons.

Next up is The Tricky. Lots of Scrap Duelists play Cyber Dragon, because it’s a strong attacker that easily Tunes to Scrap Goblin for Scrap Dragon and other Level 8 Synchro Monsters. The Tricky is effectively Cyber Dragon #3 and #4 for Huang, and he can Summon it in situations where he already controls monsters – something he can’t do with Cyber Dragon. Though The Tricky demands a discard cost to be Special Summoned, discarding cards like Scrap Goblin, Scrap Beast, Level Eater, and Treeborn Frog actually advance Huang’s strategy. The Tricky is especially good because it can be used to throw down a second Synchro Summon to make more aggressive plays. Alot of Scrap Decks fall into the pattern of just Summoning 1 big monster a turn, making them predictable and easy to defend against. Throw Tricky in the mix, and the Deck suddenly becomes a lot more flexible.

Ultimate Offering is another addition, and again, it lets Huang kick out more Summons than his opponents are generally prepared for. The ability to play multiple Scrap Chimerae in 1 turn is pretty big, but Offering lets Huang get more milage out of some of his other monster cards as well. Card Trooper can help him set up Scraps his Graveyard. Sasuke Samurai #2 is great with Ultimate Offering as well, coming down as Huang’s last Summon to seal away a handful of problematic cards like Mirror Force. Sasuke Samurai #2 is sort of like Cold Wave on legs, and could see play in other Decks beyond Huang’s in the future.

Darryl Huang - Deck Profile