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YCS Pasadena: 2nd Place Deck Profile – Dakota Angeloff’s Sky Striker True Draco Deck

November 24th, 2019

Lots of Duelists combined Sky Strikers with Orcusts this weekend, but not as many combined Sky Strikers with True Dracos. But Dakota Angeloff did, and he took second place with it. Check out the Deck he used!

Main Deck: 40

Monsters: 8

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

Spells: 27

1 Sky Striker Mecha – Eagle Booster
1 Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole
1 Spellbook of Knowledge
1 Sky Striker Mecharmory – Hercules Base
2 Spellbook of Secrets
3 Draconic Diagram
3 Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon
3 Sky Striker Airspace – Area Zero
3 Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!
2 True Draco Heritage
2 Disciples of the True Dracophoenix
1 Upstart Goblin
1 Set Rotation
1 Terraforming
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor
1 Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones

Traps: 5

3 True Draco Apocalypse
2 There Can Be Only One

Extra Deck: 15

1 Sky Striker Ace – Kagari
1 Sky Striker Ace – Kaina
2 Sky Striker Ace – Hayate
3 Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku
1 Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo
1 Hiita, the Fire Charmer Ablaze
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Knightmare Unicorn
1 Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior
1 Amphibious Swarmship Amblowhale
1 Borrelsword Dragon
1 Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star

2nd place Duelist Dakota Angeloff

Angeloff’s Deck is similar to the Deck Noah Beygelman used to make the top cut at YCS Ft. Worth, but it’s adjusted for the recent Forbidden & Limited List that took effect on October 14th. In fact, Angeloff said he and Beygelman worked together to build this Deck, and ended up using similar Decks in this weekend’s tournament.

The Sky Striker and True Draco cards are awesome at compensating for one another’s weaknesses. Sky Strikers are vulnerable to certain Trap Cards that the True Draco cards can destroy, whereas True Dracos are able to bring brute force that the Sky Striker monsters lack.

Even though Angeloff lost, he insists that he was playing the best Deck in the room this weekend. It’s likely that we’ll see more Decks that combine True Draco and Sky Striker cards in future tournaments.