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YCS Ft. Worth: 4th Place Deck Profile – Andres Torres’s Thunder Dragon Deck

October 6th, 2019

YCS and UDS Champion Andres Torres used this Thunder Dragon Deck to take a 4th place finish. Check it out!

Main Deck Total: 40

Monster Cards: 27
3 Aloof Lupine
1 Artifact Scythe
2 Batteryman Solar
3 Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay
3 Thunder Dragon
3 Thunder Dragondark
3 Thunder Dragonduo
3 Thunder Dragonhawk
3 Thunder Dragonmatrix
3 Thunder Dragonroar

Spell Cards: 7
3 Allure of Darkness
1 Gold Sarcophagus
3 Thunder Dragon Fusion

Trap Cards: 6
2 Artifact Sanctum
3 Infinite Impermanence
1 Trap Trick

Side Deck: 15
1 Artifact Lancea
1 Denko Sekka
3 Dimension Shifter
2 Eradicator Epidemic Virus
2 Full Force Virus
3 Super Polymerization
3 Twin Twisters

Extra Deck: 15
1 Beat Cop from the Underworld
1 Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos
1 Borreload Dragon
1 Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Linkuriboh
1 Number 68: Sanaphond the Sky Prison
1 Some Summer Summoner
1 Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
3 Thunder Dragon Colossus
3 Thunder Dragon Titan

Andres Torres took 4th place this weekend with his Thunder Dragon Deck!

Torres is using a pure Thunder list here – not mixing it with Danger! cards. He’s playing a full suite of the Thunder Dragons themselves, whereas many Thunder Duelists don’t play complete playsets of cards like Dragonmatrix or Dragonduo. He said he was particularly fond of Dragonduo. The card is a powerhouse, with massive ATK and offering a way to banish your Graveyard Thunders at will. Searching for another Thunder with its effect allows him to craft the perfect field. Dragonduo is also a Level 8 monster, meaning he can use it and Thunder Dragon Colossus for a Rank 8 Xyz Summon.

He’s got several ways to proactively banish his monsters, thanks to Aloof Lupine, Allure of Darkness, Dragonduo, and Gold Sarcophagus. All of these will give him some advantage while banishing monsters for Thunder Dragon Fusion later.

The full set of 3 Super Polymerization in the Side Deck is notable. We’re seeing many Duelists use Super Polymerization to fuse opposing monsters into a big monster of their own. However, Torres only has Starving Venom Fusion Dragon and his Thunder fusions. While yes, he can fuse his opponent’s DARKs or Thunders, he also has the option of using Super Polymerization in the Battle Phase to combine his own Thunders after they’ve already attacked. This kind of play can win games out of nowhere.

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