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2009/09 – Orlando, Florida 2009 tagged with 'Deck Analysis'

Deck Profile – Taylor Raflowitz’s Chaos Beatdown Deck

September 26th, 2009

With “Chaos Sorcerer” Semi-Limited and back to two copies per Deck as of September 1, there’s been a lot of buzz about the potential for a simple, focused LIGHT and DARK build.

The Deck’s goal? Nothing fancy or over-complicated. Just a variety of easy-to-use monsters with good effects – ones that can be Normal Summoned to run over your opponent’s monsters or take big chunks out of their Life Points through direct attacks.

Playing a lot of monster removal cards like “Fissure” and “Bottomless Trap Hole” means Duels can come down to very few cards on each side of the table. That lets big monsters with 1800 or 1900 ATK really shine, and sets up easy Summons of “Chaos Sorcerer” to dominate. This is exactly the kind of Deck that Taylor Raflowitz is running this weekend. Read more…

Deck Profile – Ryan Spicer’s Dark Armed Chaos Deck

September 26th, 2009

Former SHONEN JUMP Championship winner Ryan Spicer is back this weekend, and he always like to bring a Deck that has also been picked up and run by his friends. Earlier in this round we looked at a Chaos beatdown Deck from Taylor Raflowitz, but this Deck shows another way to approach this strategy, using a more complicated Chaos build that looks to take advantage of Special Summon effects and Synchro Monsters.

(By the way, a ‘Chaos Deck’ is a Deck that uses mostly LIGHT and DARK monsters. It takes its name from powerful monsters that require both Attributes, like “Chaos Sorcerer.” This isn’t to be confused with a ‘Twilight Deck,’ which uses mostly Lightsworn monsters for the LIGHT part of its Deck, combined with DARK monsters like “Dark Armed Dragon.”)

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Deck Profile – Rodrigo Togores’ Blackwing Vayu Deck

September 26th, 2009

“Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor” has spawned a vast number of Decks since its release in Ancient Prophecy, but today is the first time Vayu is really being put to the test in a huge tournament.

Vayu is a Tuner monster that can be used along with other Blackwings in the Graveyard to Special Summon a Synchro Monster from the Extra Deck. Unlike other Tuners, Vayu can’t be used as a Tuner while it’s on the field, unless its effect on the field is negated (if its effect is negated, that makes it a ‘vanilla’ Tuner monster and you can now use it like any other Tuner).

A lot of different builds are being played here today using Vayu. Here’s what Spain’s National Champion Rodrigo Togores is running in his Vayu Deck. Read more…

Deck Profile – Satoshi Kato’s Lightsworn Zombies

September 26th, 2009

Each year, the United States and Japan each send four Duelists to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship. One of this year’s Japanese representatives has traveled here this weekend to compete in his first SHONEN JUMP Championship!

Satoshi Kato is running Lightsworn with Zombies, and while other competitors are playing Zombies studded with four or five Lightsworn monsters today, Kato’s gone so far as to run ten Lightsworn monsters plus a pair of “Judgment Dragons”! Read more…