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YCS San Diego: Top 32 Deck Breakdown

November 19th, 2017

Here are the Duelists after the cutoff to Top 32!

Table 1: Elvis Vu (SPYRAL) vs. Orion Christian Gonzales (SPYRAL)

Table 2: Walter Jule (Pendulum Magician) vs. Kesavan Raja Kushalnagar (Trickstar)

Table 3: Junlong Wu (Pendulum Magician) vs. Rodolfo Ramirez Juarez (SPYRAL)

Table 4: Steven Daniel Rorabaugh (Pendulum Magician) vs. Xinyu Jiang (ABC)

Table 5: Aaron Chase Furman (SPYRAL) vs. Raul Quiroz (Pendulum Magician)

Table 6: Mitchell Ryan Martin (SPYRAL) vs. Esteban Vences Brito (Pendulum Magician)

Table 7: Mohammed Faisal Khan (SPYRAL) vs. Ryan Arthur Levine (SPYRAL)

Table 8: Kamal Derrick El Crooks-Valdez (SPYRAL) vs. Michael Kyle Walters (Trickstar)

Table 9: Avery Nicholas Foster (SPYRAL) vs. Valente Alonso Llerenas (SPYRAL)

Table 10: Michael Anthony Comaduran (Pendulum Magician) vs. Alejandro Garcia Moreno (SPYRAL)

Table 11: Anthony Joseph Wenham (Trickstar) vs. Justice Christian Arias (Trickstar)

Table 12: Dakota Leland Smith (SPYRAL) vs. Joseph Richard Linch (SPYRAL)

Table 13: Brenden Elijah Beckmann (SPYRAL) vs. Jonathan Matthew Guerrero Jr. (SPYRAL)

Table 14: Matthew Evan Harris Vanden Heuvel (SPYRAL Magician) vs. Aaron Arturo Aguirre Osuna (Trickstar Windwitch)

Table 15: Nicholas Alexander Hernandez (SPYRAL) vs. Jose Anthony Bren Osores (Trickstar)

Table 16: Bruce Hong Zhang (Trickstar) vs. Alexis Roberto Rodriguez Jimenez (SPYRAL)

That gives us the following totals:

6 Pendulum Magician
1 SPYRAL Magician
7 Trickstar

SPYRAL have shown that despite the Forbidden & Limited List changes, they’re a major force to be reckoned with! Just over half of the Top 32 is SPYRAL Decks. We’ve seen a lot of variety among them, though – some are playing dedicated combo Decks, some are playing more controlling versions with SPYRAL Tough, and there’s a big split on whether to run PSY-Framegear Gamma.

Pendulum Magicians were the strongest Deck before Circuit Break, and are still a strong contender here. Many Duelists would say that while they aren’t the strongest, they are the most consistent. Finally, there’s one Deck that combined the Magicians with SPYRAL for the best of both worlds.

Trickstars are the other most represented Deck, with seven Duelists in the Top 32. They’re another very consistent strategy, thanks to Trickstar Light Stage and Trickstar Candina searching out their cards. Plus, they have the Trickstar Reincarnation + Droll & Lock Bird combo to completely rob their opponent of their hand.

Finally, there’s one ABC Duelist. There’s not a bunch of new ABC tech from the last few months, but the power of cards like Union Hangar and ABC-Dragon Buster can’t be understated.