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YCS Pasadena: 3rd Place Deck Profile – Walter Jule’s Salamangreat Deck

November 24th, 2019

Walter Jule took 3rd place with his Salamangreat Deck in YCS Pasadena, making him the best-performing Salamangreat Duelist (or the Salamangreat-est) in the tournament! Check out the Deck he used to get there!

Main Deck: 41

Monsters: 23

3 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
3 Flame Bufferlo
1 Lady Debug
1 Salamangreat Falco
3 Salamangreat Foxy
1 Salamangreat Gazelle
2 Salamangreat Jack Jaguar
3 Salamangreat Spinny
2 Sea Archiver
3 Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay
1 Nibiru, the Primal Being

Spells: 13

3 Cynet Mining
3 Pot of Desires
1 Salamangreat Circle
1 Salamangreat Sanctuary
3 Will of the Salamangreat
2 Cosmic Cyclone

Traps: 5

3 Infinite Impermanence
1 Salamangreat Rage
1 Salamangreat Roar

Extra Deck: 15

1 Abyss Dweller
1 Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess
1 Borreload Dragon
1 Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax
3 Salamangreat Balelynx
2 Salamangreat Heatleo
1 Salamangreat Miragestallilo
3 Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf

Side Deck: 15

3 Artifact Lancea
3 Dinowrestler Pankratops
3 Twin Twisters
2 Ningirsu, the Primal Being
2 Mind Control
2 Shared Ride

“I played Salamangreat because it has a really favorable Orcust matchup with cards like Apollousa, the Bow Goddess and Abyss Dweller. Against slower Decks, it generates a lot of advantage and can recur really hard.”

3rd place Duelist Walter Jule

Jule noted Will of the Salamangreat, Pot of Desires, and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess in his Deck, which he says aren’t used by a lot of Salamangreat Duelists. Will of the Salamangreat allows him to Link Summon Apollousa more easily, which he says is really strong against Orcust Decks and effect-reliant Decks.

One of the biggest strengths of Salamangreat Decks is their power to reuse cards and pull ahead as a Duel drags on. By capitalizing on this strength, Walter Jule was able to take a third place finish.