With the release of The Secret Forces three new Deck types have been introduced: Ritual Beast, Yosenju, and Nekroz. The latter has been the most dominant Deck of this tournament, so Duelists have been doing their best to find ways to put the match up in their favor. Let us take a look at the most popular ways they have done so:
With such a diverse format filled with so many powerful strategies, Duelists have had to come up with some pretty unique ways to give them an edge above the rest of the field. Let’s take a look at some of the strongest choices:
Now that we’ve had some more time to look around and see what’s successful, there is a ton of new stuff to talk about. Duelists have delved deep to find some of this sweet tech, but we’ll have to see what will make the cut for Top 32 and what will be forgotten:
Every year the WCQ season is about one thing: innovation. With a field of acknowledged strategies that have been heavily studied and dissected by competitive Duelists for over three months, success is just one smart tech pick away – that’s all it takes to define yourself from the rest of the pack, and get you on step ahead of thousands of other Duelists.
It’s no secret – Mermails were outshined in Regional and YCS competition these past three and a half months, giving way to more popular strategies that saw more play and better results. And yet when the chips were finally down in WCQ Season? Mermails won both the European and Central American Championships, making Eugen Heidt and Jose Lagunez international stars and Champions on the highest level.
The main event has yet to begin here at the Cobo Center, but one issue’s already been a huge point of debate and contention since the doors opened yesterday: Lightsworn.
We’ve seen some big trends developing over the weekend; here’s some of the biggest ones.
The tournament’s only in Round 4, but Duelists have been abuzz over a few key combos and cards since before competition started this morning! Here’s what’s setting the tournament floor on fire this afternoon at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
Since today makes the first YCS with Hidden Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars legal for play, we’re seeing some notable trends in the tournament.
One of the biggest changes to the Advanced Format Forbidden & Limited Cards List was the Semi-Limiting of Tour Guide from the Underworld. Previously, Duelists running Tour Guide almost universally played three copies alongside Sangan, giving them a chance to resolve two Tour Guide effects in a single Duel. Running Sangan gave access to a powerful search effect, and granted a fourth compatible Level 3 Fiend-Type that a Duelist wouldn’t mind having if they drew into it before Tour Guide Special Summoned it.
But with Tour Guide now down to two-per-Deck, Duelists have been forced to adapt if they still want to use her, and we’re seeing them do so in a variety of ways. Here are five different game-plans we’re seeing on the tournament floor this afternoon.
The tournament is just getting started here at the Constitution Hall of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, but we’re already seeing some common trends and a lot of new tech cards set to make a huge impact this weekend, largely thanks to the new Advanced Format F&L List. Here are six cards that players are talking about; playing; and banking on to help them achieve victory!