Top 32 Deck Breakdown

February 19th, 2017

YCS Seattle is now in Single Elimination. From this point on, only the victorious can move on in the tournament! Here is the Deck Breakdown.

Table 1: Billy Presley Brake (Infernoid) VS Mohammed Faisal Khan (Zoodiac)

Table 2: Jeffrey Michael Alexander Jones (Zoodiac) VS Mason William Blake (Kozmo Zoodiac)

Table 3: Alexis Roberto Rodriguez Jimenez (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS James Thomas Lawson (Infernoid)

Table 4: Nicholas Anthony Ramsammy (Kaiju Artifact Zoodiac) VS William Jacy (Kaiju Zoodiac)

Table 5: Yueqi Zhu (Lightsworn Zombie) VS Justin Andrew Singh (Artifact Zoodiac)

Table 6: Leonard K. Anaya III (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS Maximillian John Edward Reynolds (Zoodiac)

Table 7: Grant Alexander Wilhelm (Infernoid) VS Maxim Guilllotte (Kaiju Zoodiac)

Table 8: Shaheen Waheed Harara (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS Thomas Anthony Savignano (Zoodiac)

Table 9: Jason Anthony Nobile (Paleozoic Frogs) VS Bernardo Miranda (Zoodiac)

Table 10: James Anthony Sooklaris (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS Anthony Joseph Wenham (Kaiju Zoodiac)

Table 11: Michael John State (Zoodiac) VS Andrew William Thomas Gatlin (Zoodiac)

Table 12: Daniel Craig Murdock (Zoodiac) VS Justin Singh Delhon (Artifact Zoodiac)

Table 13: Nicholas David Fantus-Reininger (Metalfoes) VS Noah Reid Greene (Artifact Zoodiac)

Table 14: Brenden Elijah Beckmann (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS Destin Ari Kaspi (Burning Abyss)

Table 15: Anthony William Eckroth (Kaiju Zoodiac) VS James Byron Garcia (Zoodiac)

Table 16: Esala Sammidha de Alvis Wathathantrige (Zoodiac) VS Chancy Williams Wigglestove (Zoodiac)

Here’s the Top 32 breakdown

11 Zoodiac
9 Kaiju Zoodiac
1 Kaiju Artifact Zoodiac
3 Artifact Zoodiac
1 Kozmo Zoodiac
3 Infernoid
1 Metalfoes
1 Lightsworn Zombie
1 Paleozoic Frog
1 Burning Abyss

Dedicated Zoodiac Decks are the superstars here at YCS Seattle, taking a combined total of 25 spots in the Top 32. Those each have some rather different strategies within them, however. Pure Zoodiac Decks are the most common, with 11 Duelists placing with them. The 3 Artifact Zoodiac variants are pretty similar, but make room for Artifact Sanctum and Artifact Scythe to have an easier time stopping opposing Zoodiac combos. The Kaiju Zoodiac build had 9 Duelists representing it. This version helps to break through tough fields with Interrupted Kaiju Slumber, and uses a variety of Kaiju to always be able to activate Slumber. Nicholas Ramsammy used both Kaiju and Artifacts with Zoodiac, to get the best of both worlds. Finally, Mason Blake’s Kozmo Zoodiac Deck made the cut. He’s able to use Zoodiac Barrage to destroy his Kozmotown or any of his Kozmo machines, triggering their effects.

Infernoids are the next most common Deck, thanks to their amazing new Void cards and new Fusion Monster, Infernoid Tierra. That Grass Looks Greener allows them to load their Graveyard and start the Duel off with a huge advantage. Yueqi Zhu’s Lightsworn Zombie Deck also uses That Grass Looks Greener, putting a bunch of Lightsworn and Shiranui cards, Fairy Tail – Snow, and Mezuki in his Graveyard.

Rounding out the rest of the Decks, we have a Metalfoes Deck which uses a small Zoodiac engine. With Zoodiac Barrage, you can destroy your Metalfoes and put together big combos, and still play out the standard Zoodiac combo to get a Drident and another monster on the field. Paleozoic Frogs made the top cut, packing a set of Blaze Accelerator and Volcanic Scattershot for board wipes. Finally, one Burning Abyss Deck is showing that the strategy is never truly dead – That Grass Looks Greener gave the strategy a new tool, after all!