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UDS Invitational Indianapolis, IN: Top 4 Deck Profile – Marcus Carisse’s Sky Striker Deck

August 18th, 2019

The latest Forbidden & Limited List hit Sky Striker Decks by Limiting Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole to 1, but left the rest of the theme intact. This minor hit to the Deck wasn’t enough to deter Marcus Carisse from using the Deck this weekend and piloting it to a Top 4 finish. Check out the list he used!

Monsters: 9
3 Sky Striker Ace – Raye
3 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
3 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

Spells: 26
3 Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!
3 Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor
2 Sky Striker Airspace – Area Zero
1 Sky Striker Maneuver – Afterburners!
1  Sky Striker Maneuver – Jamming Waves!
1 Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Eagle Booster
1 Sky Striker Mecharmory – Hercules Base
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon
2 Pot of Desires
2 Foolish Burial Goods
1 Metalfoes Fusion
1 Upstart Goblin
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Terraforming
1 Called by the Grave
2 Cosmic Cyclone

Traps: 5
2 Solemn Strike
3 Infinite Impermanence

Extra Deck: 15
3 Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku
3 Sky Striker Ace – Hayate
2 Sky Striker Ace – Kaina
1 Sky Striker Ace – Kagari
1 Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Topologic Bomber Dragon
1 Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze
1 Wynn the Wind Charmer, Verdant
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon

Carisse’s Deck takes control of a Duel – and an opponent’s monsters – with Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor, and uses Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage! to get the cards he needs when he needs them. It’s pretty similar to the Sky Striker Decks that Duelists used in the previous Advanced Format, and essentially functions in the same way. Unfortunately for Carisse, it is a bit more vulnerable with Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole now Limited, since Spell Cards are now tougher to retrieve from the Graveyard.

The Foolish Burial Goods and Metalfoes Fusion package help Carisse fill his Graveyard with Spell Cards so that he can quickly gain access to the secondary effects of his Sky Striker cards. The myriad of different Sky Striker Spell Cards in his Deck allow him to be ready for any situation.

Carisse’s Extra Deck is equally versatile, allowing for a variety of Link Summons, especially with monsters stolen by Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor. He’s also playing a lone copy of Chimeratech Fortress Dragon in his Extra Deck, to use against hapless Cyber Dragon Duelists that leave a Cyber Dragon on the field with 1 or more other Machines.

Expect Sky Striker Decks similar to Carisse’s Deck to be a top contender in the new Advanced Format!