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Deck Analysis: Robert Bryant’s Dark World Deck

March 13th, 2012

Foiled! By a bunch of high tech pipsqueaks and a meadow full of bunnies! But YCS Atlanta wasn’t a total loss for my Dark World army. For you see, we once again secured a spot at the top of the tournament, displaying our dominance and encouraging many more Duelists to join forces with us! Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World and Sillva, Warlord of Dark World insist that it’s all thanks to Robert Bryant and his newly constructed Dark World Deck. But of course, I know the truth. I know that it’s really all thanks to ME, Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World!

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Deck Analysis: Ioannis Mourelatos’ Inzektors

March 8th, 2012

Capturing three of the Top 4 spots at YCS Leipzig, Inzektors are one of the most popular decks going.  One Inzektor on its own might not be a problem, but when they swarm and work together, look out!  Inzektors command some of the most destructive combos of all time; since they have powerful search effects, they’re really easy to pull off.  Inzektors are strong because they let you do the following:

-Combo Inzektor Dragonfly and Inzektor Hornet to destroy an opposing card, and Special Summon Inzektor Centipede from your Deck.  Use Hornet and Centipede to blow away another card, and get another Dragonfly.

-Make easy Rank 3 Xyz Summons, thanks to Inzektor Dragonfly’s Special Summon ability and an entire hive of Level 3 monsters.

-Use search effects for relentless consistency.

Four Inzektor Duelists made it to the Top 16 of YCS Leipzig, but one stood out from the rest.  Ioannis Mourelatos played a bunch of cards most Inzektor Duelists aren’t running yet, and the result was more aggressive, more destructive, and less dependent on just one combo.  Here’s what he played – see if you can spot the cards that made his build unique!

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Deck Analysis: Marquis Henderson’s T.G. Deck

March 7th, 2012

In a Top 32 packed with Dino Rabbit and Wind-Up Decks, Marquis Henderson triumphed over the competition to take first place with his T.G. Deck! Take a look at the Deck he used and some of the strategies that helped him along the way.

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Deck Analysis: Oscar Armeria Zavala’s Samurais

March 6th, 2012

Oscar Armeria Zavala shocked the Dueling world when he won YCS Guadalajara with a Deck nobody saw coming – Six Samurai!  Prepared for a field of Wind-Ups, Inzektors, and Dino Rabbit Decks, Zavala created a strategy that mixed explosive Special Summoning and big, simple attackers backed by a clever defense.  Side with the Six Samurai yourself, and you’ll find a bunch of unique strengths at your fingertips:

-Give yourself an incredibly strong chance to win by quickly Summoning monsters like Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En and Naturia Beast.

-Strike with all your might thanks to Spell Cards like Asceticism of the Six Samurai and Shien’s Dojo, plus the Special Summon effects of your monsters.

-Eliminate Synchro and Xyz Monsters for good with Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi.

Zavala played a fast, measured strategy that knocked his opponents off balance and never let them recover.  Here’s what he ran…

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YCS Columbus Top Deck Analysis: Desmond Boyd’s T.G. Deck

November 7th, 2011

Tech Genus Decks are all about simple beatdown, mixed with tech choices that can stop the effect-driven strategies other decks rely on.  At YCS Toronto, we saw two different takes on that theme.  One, played by Robert Boyajian, played triple Maxx “C” and triple Effect Veiler, stopping opponents from developing their position long enough to hammer home big damage with T.G. Rush Rhino and Reborn Tengu.  The other, piloted to a fourth place finish by Tyler Nolan, ran Skill Drain to shut down the opponent’s effect monsters, while boosting its own Beast King Barbaros to 3000 ATK.  Both Decks used Horn of the Phantom Beast to buff the ATK of their key monsters, and to draw more cards.

Desmond Boyd played his own take on the Skill Drain build at YCS Columbus.  Boyd’s Deck built on the groundwork laid at Toronto, growing the theme of effect negation and tweaking the monster lineup.  Here’s what took him to the Top 32.

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