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2010/05 – Washington, DC tagged with 'Deck Analysis'

Deck Profile: Jeffrey Daniels’ Blackwing Deck

May 16th, 2010

Jeffrey Daniels finished Day 1 of the YCS in 34th place using his Blackwing Deck, using a copy of the latest Blackwing tech from The Shining Darkness: Blackwing – Breeze the Zephyr. He’s running a solid build, teched out with cards to counter the Decks he expected to face. Check out his list: Read more…

Deck Profile: Michael Hutchinson’s Inmato / Power Tool Dragon Deck

May 15th, 2010

Walking around the top tables in round 4, one Deck stood out amongst the Infernities, X-Sabers, Gladiator Beasts, and Blackwings. Michael Hutchinson is undefeated heading into Round 5, with a Cherry Inmato Plant Synchro Deck that runs Power Tool Dragon. This is an old strategy that we’ve seen before, but new cards from The Shining Darkness have breathed new life into it. Here’s what Hutchinson’s Deck looks like: Read more…

Deck Profile: Alex Mitchell’s Spaceship Deck

May 15th, 2010

If you’ve read the coverage from SHONE JUMP Championship Nashville earlier this year, you may remember Alex Mitchell. Mitchell made the Top 16 with a Spaceship Deck. Packing cards like Blue Thunder T-45, Jade Knight, and Lord British Space Fighter, the Deck used Creature Swap to trade Tokens, Jade Knights, and Shining Angels for bigger opposing monsters. Honest and Limiter Removal made for some explosive turns and memorable wins.

This time Alex Mitchell is back, with a brand new build of the Deck he made famous! Here’s what the latest build of Spaceships looks like. Read more…

Deck Profile: Russell LaParre’s Perfection Fairies

May 15th, 2010

Effect negation is a popular strategy for competitors today, since X-Sabers, Infernities, and Quickdraw Decks are all packing huge, game-changing plays. Divine Wrath, Pollinosis, and Swallow Flip are all seeing renewed interest, but for some Duelists that just isn’t enough. When it absolutely, positively has to be negated, Herald of Perfection can stop whatever your opponent is trying to do. It can negate the activation of Spell Cards, Trap Cards, and Effect Monster effects if you discard a Fairy-Type monster. Combined with cohorts like Herald of Orange Light, Herald of Green Light, and Archlord Kristya, Herald of Perfection can stop even the strongest Deck in its tracks, by shutting down monsters, Spells, AND Traps.

Russell LaParre is one of several Duelists betting their life in this tournament on Herald of Perfection. Read more…

Deck Profile: Dale Bellido’s Infernity Deck

May 15th, 2010

Dale Bellido entered today’s YCS with an Infernity Deck he built in collaboration with several other Duelists competing here today. His Deck is capable of Summoning as many as 4 Synchro Monsters in a single turn, and using those monsters to quickly wipe out his opponent. Take a look at Bellido’s Decklist. Read more…

Deck Profile: Jessy Samek’s Herald of Perfection Deck

May 15th, 2010

When former SHONEN JUMP Championship winner Jessy Samek gave me his Decklist, I couldn’t help but laugh. Samek is running 3 copies of Happy Lover and 3 copies of Mokey Mokey in his Main Deck. But underneath the non-threatening appearance of his super-cute monsters lies an incredible power. Read more…

Deck Profile: Devin Clark’s X-Saber Deck

May 15th, 2010

X-Sabers were one of the Decks that got a huge boost from The Shining Darkness. First off, it featured the mass release of X-Saber Pashuul and X-Saber Palomuro (previously only available in Duel Terminal machines), which made these cards tournament legal. That gave X-Sabers 2 new Tuner monsters. In addition, the World Premiere cards XX-Saber Boggart Knight and XX-Saber Darksoul have made the Deck far more powerful than ever before. X-Sabers are now faster, more flexible, and way better at Summoning monsters like XX-Saber Faultroll to create big combos.

Devin Clark is one of many Duelists piloting an X-Saber Deck this weekend. His build is a good example of what a lot of competitors are running, so it’s definitely worth a look. Check it out: Read more…

Deck Profile: Jake Wakid’s Two-Hit Wonder

May 15th, 2010

To kick off our coverage of the newly re-named Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, we’re going to begin by talking about an old card. In fact, it’s an old god.

A very old god.

An Egyptian god. Read more…