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Top Cut Deck Profile: Noah Beygelman’s True Draco Sky Striker Deck

October 6th, 2019

There are lots of interesting Decks that made it into the Top 32 of YCS Ft. Worth, and one of those Decks is Noah Beygelman’s True Draco Sky Striker Deck. Beygelman’s forced an unlikely alliance between the two themes in a Deck that he believes has advantage over either theme individually. Check out his Deck!

Main Deck Total: 40

Monsters: 9
1 Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter
2 Ignis Heat, the True Dracowarrior
3 Nibiru, the Primal Being
2 Sky Striker Ace – Raye
1 Spellbook Magician of Prophecy

Spells: 27
2 Disciples of the True Dracophoenix
3 Dragonic Diagram
1 Set Rotation
3 Sky Striker Airspace – Area Zero
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
2 Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon
3 Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor
1 Spellbook of Knowledge
2 Spellbook of Secrets
1 Terraforming
3 True Draco Heritage
1 Upstart Goblin

Traps: 4
3 True Draco Apocalypse
1 True King’s Return

Extra Deck: 15
1 Borrelsword Dragon
1 Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo
1 Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior
2 Sky Striker Ace – Hayate
1 Sky Striker Ace – Kagari
3 Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku
1 Barricadeborg Block
1 Topologic Bomber Dragon

Side Deck: 15
3 Different Dimension Ground
3 Gnomaterial
2 Infinite Impermanence
2 Shared Ride
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Eagle Booster
2 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
2 D.D. Crow

Noah Beygelman is Dueling in the Top 16 with his True Draco Sky Striker Deck

At first glance, it’s a strange Deck. That’s what prompted my first question for Beygelman: What’s the synergy between these two themes?

He replied, “You basically use the Sky Striker Field Spell, Area Zero, to target your True Draco Spell and Traps to activate their effects and get new cards. The Draco Engine in general provides a lot of draw power and it allows the Deck to not require strict removal cards like Cosmic Cyclone, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Twin Twisters. The True Draco Spells serve the same function, but are also engine pieces when you need to advance your own game state.”

It makes sense. The True Draco Spell Cards can all destroy an opponent’s Spell and/or Trap Cards, but also have additional effects that can be used to benefit a True Draco Duelist. I also asked Beygelman what advantages he believes the True Draco Sky Striker Deck has over either True Dracos or Sky Strikers individually.

“It loses to fewer floodgates, like Imperial Order, than a regular Sky Striker Deck would. Plus, True Draco and Sky Striker individually can’t usually beat an opponent in one turn easily, but this Deck can use Ignis Heat and Kagari to Link Summon Hiita. Then, with the right cards in an opponent’s Graveyard, like Knightmare Phoenix, and the right cards in your hand, like Widow Anchor, I can usually make Borrelsword Dragon and end the game.”

Beygelman also noted that Widow Anchor is especially powerful in this Deck. “It’s like The Monarchs Stormforth. You can take an opponent’s monster and Tribute it for a Summon.”

Beygelman is also using another interesting suite of cards: Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, Spellbook of Secrets, and Spellbook of Knowledge in his Main Deck, with Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo in his Extra Deck. Using this suite of cards, he can use Spellbook of Secrets to grab Spellbook Maegician of Prophecy from his Deck, then Summon his Magician to grab Spellbook of Knowledge. Then, he can use Spellbook of Knowledge to trade the Magician in for 2 new cards. This adds 2 Spell Cards to his Graveyard in the process to fuel the Sky Striker portion of his Deck. Beygelman doesn’t rely heavily on his “one Normal Summon per turn”, especially since the True Draco Spell and Trap Cards can grant him additional Tribute Summons. That’s what makes turning his Spellbook Magician of Prophecy’s Summon into a play that draws 2 cards so powerful. “It’s like Pot of Desires without banishing any cards,” Beygelman said. He also noted that Spellbook of Knowledge can be used with Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo in a pinch.

Noah Beygelman just won his Top 32 Match and is moving on to the Top 16 with his True Draco Sky Striker Deck. Does he and his Deck have what it takes to win the whole event? Follow the coverage to find out!