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UDS Invitational Tulsa, OK: Top 4 Deck Profile – Shunping Xu’s Rokkets

February 16th, 2020

Shunping Xu made it to the top of the mountain, winning the UDS Invitational Winter 2020 with a Rokket Deck!

Monsters: 27

3 Starliege Seyfert
1 Black Dragon Collapserpent
1 White Dragon Wyverbuster
3 Rokket Tracer
1 Rokket Recharger
2 Silverrokket Dragon
2 Magnarokket Dragon
2 Absorouter Dragon
1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
1 Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frission
1 Keeper of the Shrine
1 Omni Dragon Brotaur
1 Chaos Dragon Levianeer
1 Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay
3 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
3 Droll & Lock Bird

Spells: 13

3 Quick Launch
2 Boot Sector Launch
1 Dragon Ravine
2 World Legacy Guardragon
1 Dragon Shrine
1 Foolish Burial
3 Cosmic Cyclone

Extra Deck: 15

3 Striker Dragon
1 Guardragon Elpy
1 Guardragon Pisty
1 Hieratic Seal of Heavenly Spheres
1 Dragunity Knight – Romulus
1 Beat Cop from the Underworld
1 Quadborrel Dragon
1 Dillingerous Dragon
1 Triple Burst Dragon
1 Unchained Abomination
1 Borrelsword Dragon
1 Borreload Savage Dragon
1 Draco Berserker of Tenyi

Side Deck: 15

1 Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend
2 Nibiru, the Primal Being
2 Dark Ruler No More
3 Lightning Storm
2 Anti-Spell Fragrance
1 Imperial Order
1 Red Reboot
3 Evenly Matched

The Rokket strategy hinges around destroying Rokkets to trigger their effects in the End Phase to Special Summon other Rokket monsters from the Deck.  Xu has shifted away from this and instead incorporated Rokkets into the combo strategy left behind by Danger! Thunder Dragon’s departure from competitive play.  Looking at the finals and his Top 8 match shows what the Deck is capable of, putting up turn 1 fields with Borreload Savage Dragon and Unchained Abomination while being able to put up winning fields with Borrelsword Dragon if going second.  The ability for this Deck’s combo to start from a single Rokket monster as seen in the finals is a big strength of this Deck and combined with defensive options in the form of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Droll & Lock Bird along with Duelists unfamiliarity with the Rokket strategy and its cards made for a very potent combination.

Congratulations to Shunping Xu and his first place finish in the UDS Invitational Winter 2020!