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  1. July 9th - 10th   David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   Didn't see a thread for this so figured someone should make it :x
  2. Hey everyone! My buddy Vincent Paglia recently attended the N. American WCQ's in Nashville, TN. He ran a VERY well constructed version of the deck that i would really like to show you guys. The European WCQ is this up coming weekend so if any of you guys are choosing to play Nekroz take a look at a build that led Vincent to the top cut! I'll post a link to my YouTube channel of the video, but if you aren't able to look at the video or simply don't want to i will be posting the deck list below-- so no worries! Vincent breakdowns the deck and explains why he runs every card he played, and explains his side board and extra deck in it's entirety. I could sit here and tell you it all but i much rather you hear it from the man himself! Vincent as we all know is a 2010 World Championship Finalist, has countless regional wins, a few Shonen Jump and YCS tops 8 and above standings, and this is his second consistent top 32 at a WCQ in a row so i take his advice when it comes to even my own deck recipes. Hope this sparks something in your mind or helps you in the remainder of the format! Feel free to comment and discuss, thank you! Monsters: 21 1x Bull Blader 1x Nekroz of Clausolas 2x Nekroz of Valkyrus 3x Nekroz of Unicore 2x Nekroz of Brionac 1x Nekroz of Decisive Armor 1x Nekroz of Gungnir 1x Nekroz of Trishula 1x Djinn Releaser of Rituals 3x Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands 3x Senju of the Thousand Hands 2x Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz Spells: 16 1x Book of Eclipse 1x Book of Moon 3x Mystical Space Typhoon 2x Nekroz Cycle 2x Nekroz Kaleidoscope 2x Nekroz Mirror 1x Preparation of Rites 1x Raigeki 3x Reinforcement of the Army Traps: 3 2x Solemn Scolding 1x Torrential Tribute Side Deck: 15 2x Droll & Lock Bird 2x Fire Hand 3x Ice Hand Traps 1x Breakthrough Skill 1x Fairy Wind 2x Mistake 3x Royal Decree 1x Vanity's Emptiness Extra Deck: 15 1x Shooting Quasar Dragon 1x Star Eater 2x Herald of the Arc Light 1x Abyss Dweller 1x Cairngorgon, Antiluminescent Knight 1x Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer 1x Daigusto Emeral 1x Diamond Dire Wolf 1x Evilswarm Exciton Knight 1x Artifact Durendal 1x Lavalval Chain 1x Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk 1x Stellarknight Constellar Diamond 1x Tellarknight Ptolemaeus Link to Discussion/Deck Profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtpFrLce604
  3.       My name is Nicky Reardon (AKA swagynick on Dn) and this is my story on my top 32 NAWCQ report. Before i begin i want to give a sort of back story. To the many of those who know me in real life (and the even larger sum that don't) i am a 15 year old sophomore that live in norhtern virginia about 45 minutes away from DC. Being a 15 year old kid means that i dont have a job and because of school it makes it really hard for me to travel a lot. Im often only able to attend events that are within about an 8 hour drive from me because thats about the distance most of my local friends are willing to drive so outside of that range im really not able to attend many premire events and even some events that are close will interfere with my school work (besides nationals which my mother is kind enough to make a family vacation out of every year no matter where it is). Because of this i think i have a sort of stronger will and determination as to where "if i dont top this event, i wont get another chance for 2-3 months!" More recently i think i have been able to use this to my advantage and makes me more determined when i do my testing. Many of you may know me as an adamant DN warrior as to where thats where i get out most of my yugioh cravings because playing in real life can be a struggle and i have recently started playing in the DNF war scene. I had only really started playing DN that much once the Nekroz deck came out and i feel in love with it and have been trying to stay within the top 10 ranking on the site with the deck. Time rolled around and a lot of friends i knew considered me to have a really good understanding of the deck from watching me play online or through seeing me in real life and two of my now team mates asked me to teach them how to play the deck. Unfortunately for me i was never able to enter any events while prep and brionac were at 3 and the first real event i was ever able to enter with the Nekroz deck was ARG Richmond. One of my good friends Ryan Levine wasn't sure if he wanted to either play the event or judge but i convinced him to pick up the deck and the Thursday night before the event he came to my house where we played open hand mirrors until 3 AM and was one of the only times he had ever played the deck. Saturday rolls around and Ryan had entered the event with the same card for card decklist as me and i was feeling very confident in my chances on doing well at the event. The rounds start and i lose round 1 to getting flooded out by tellar (antispell + spell canceler) and then the next round i lose game 1 to djinn and brick the next game to then drop the tournament at an 0-2 loss. My friend Ryan went on to get his first top and top 16 with my exact list! While i was insanely happy that a buddy of mine topped but i was extremely frustrated that someone with only a week of testing just took my deck and topped when i had been playing 3+ hours a day. Another friends of mine Dilan Solanki went to ARG St Louis piloting a Nekroz deck my brother gave him that i believe was only 3 cards off of mine and he got third place at the event! I was stuck between this place of wanting to be happy for my friends but being jealous that they were topping with my decks and constantly admitted that i was far better at using the deck. It started to make me discouraged to test and play and after the next event i was able to attend (ARG Edison) another finish where i didnt top made the problem much worse. I hadn't really tested at all and the weekend before nationals i realized that i didn't really have a good decklist and i started to worry. I asked a good friend of mine Tyree Tinsley for help because i didnt really have a good idea of what i was doing and luckily he saved me by sending me 2 different decklists to build off of and theriohing with someone i consider to be significantly better than i am improve my game significantly in the coming week. So i'd like to give a huge shout out to Tyree for honestly saving me this event and practically handing me the top because im sure i couldn't have done it without him. Sorry for rambling, but here is the list i used to get top 32 at the NAWCQ.   The Deck:   http://i.imgur.com/xcBNJbC.png   Monsters: (25) 3x Nekroz of Valkyrus 3x Nekroz of Unicore 2x Nekroz of Brionac 2x Nekroz of Clausolas 1x Nekroz of Trishula 1x Nekroz of Gungnir 3x Manju, of the ten thousand hands 3x Senju, of the thousand hands 2x Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz 1x D.D. Warrior Lady 1x Djinn, Releaser of Rituals 2x Maxx "C" 1x Psi-Blocker   Spells: (15) 3x Reinforcement of the Army 2x Nekroz Kaleidoscope 2x Nekroz Cycle 2x Nekroz mirror 2x Book of Eclipse 1x Book of Moon 1x Preperation of Rights 1x Shared Ride 1x Mystical Space Typhoon   Side: (15) 1x Dance Princess of the Nekroz 1x Psi-Blocker 2x Mystical Space Typhoon 3x Fairy Wind 2x Royal Decree 2x Artifact Lancea 3x Mind Crush 1x Vanity's Emptiness   Extra: (15) 2x Herald of Arc Light 1x Shooting Quasar Dragon 2x Lavalval Chain 1x Daigusto Emeral 1x Abyss Dweller 1x Gagaga Cowboy 1x Castel, the Skyblaster Muskateer 1x Evilswarm Exciton Knight 1x Diamond Dire Wolf 1x Number 80: Rhapsody in Beserk 1x Tellarknight Ptolemaus 1x Satellarknight Constellar Diamond 1x Artifact Durendal   I guess ill start by explaining the card choices   The Nekroz Line-up: I would like to think that these 12 is the most standard and in my opinion the most optimal line-up. Cards like Valk are too important in the mirror to not play and Gungnir while it can be a terrible draw in the mirror is an important option to have vs practically every non nekroz deck and makes it so any time your opponent take damage in the mirror they lost next turn. I had considered using things like dance princess, great sorcerer, or a second trish and while i think they are all cute cards in their respective scenarios, they aren't necessary to the deck and i think all the cards i played over it were much better. i knew about the exa and decisive armor thing that Pinney ended up using but after briefly discussing it with tyree i decided i hadn't tested it enough to really know if i thought it was worth using so i just decided that i wouldn't play it for the event.   D.D. Warrior Lady: After discussing this with my brother we just ended up using warrior lady because we thought it was the out that would stick the most. I would rather play a warrior lady that losses to a 2 of side decked lancea that they're not even guaranteed to side deck than a searchable gungnir and i didn't find the fact that keeping a level 4 on the field mattered that much because the overall goal was just to out djinn. i didn't like exiled because i felt if they had the trish or gung and i used it then i would no longer have the out on the board while warrior lady would give me an out the following turn if i can back it with a valk and hope they cant trish me when they have that low resources. i liked armageddon but didn't like how many cards it took up in the main and it suffered the same flaws as exiled. Also ddwl is just better vs dantes and shaddoll fusion monsters   The Odd 1 Ofs (Blocker, Shared ride, MST): Psi-blocker was something that was 100% Tyree's idea. Although the card does have applications in the mirror, it was actually designed to be in the deck for rogue (i even sided it out in the mirror). We had started talking about how we didn't like the hands in the side deck because i only really considered great when fire and ice hand were equally good vs a deck. Shaddolls for example, you can draw a fire or ice hand and be happy because u can kill falcos constructs anomiliths mistakes etc and no matter which one you drew they would overall be the same thing, but vs a deck like Qli fire hand is actually just a useless vanilla 99% of the times and even then most of the time ice hand doesn't get insane value of killing multiple backrows and monsters like it does vs dolls. And lastly vs a deck like BA we wanted an out to the commonly sided monster floods but hands are really just awful vs that deck because everything is chainable and Dante stays in defense. We wanted something that has the versatility of being able to out any flood that was established whether it be monster or trap which is what the hands offered but then enter psi-blocker. Blocker is an out to practically any flood in the game and isn't something that can be easily played around by keeping monsters in defense like hands are. No matter what they drew (tking, anomilith, mistake, secret village, lose 1 turn, emptiness, spell canceler, vanity's fiend) psi-blocker was reliable and wasn't as narrow as something like playing another MST would be. Patrick Hoban also wrote an article about "the problems with Nekroz" where he stated the only 3 win conditions in the mirror were either 1) using a sort of soft lock like djinn to gain advantage and win the game, 2) playing an extremely long grind game as to where the person with more mirrors left will win, and 3) reducing your opponents life points to zero. Game 1 playing a psi-blocker allowed me to have a better access to that third win condition where i could randomly just kill them where i wouldn't have to take a coin flip on djinn or play a long grind game hoping my opponent doesn't resource correctly and then game 2 and 3 i had more blow out strategies like mind crush and lancea that i could rely on. 1 mst is another thing Tyree and I debated on where i think in the list he sent me he was using a second shared ride instead because you're probably going to play more mirrors in 12 rounds of swiss than the other decks so its more important to grab those game ones but i decided that i could enter a tournament just auto-shipping game 1 to a mistake unless i drew psi-blocker or some other really sick out by making dire wolf under it. the 1 shared ride is because i wanted something extra in the mirror and i thought i would be the best card to main deck for it. at one point i was playing 2 shared and 1 maxx c because that card is actually just terrible in the mirror unless your opponent draws awful or is just a complete idiot but i decided to switch those ratios to help better my BA and doll match up.    Spell Djinn Outs: I think the books are by far the best because they help you play around all the traps that really matter (AKA effect negation) and book of moons is crazy good vs BA and provides another win condition in the mirror. You can also just set books to mess with your opponent's valk plays and allow you to trish them the following turn. i didn't think raigeki was that great either because books can be a lot more defensive and raigeki didn't help me clear floods vs qli and didn't let me punish a djinn lock as much   The Side Deck: Dance princess as an out to village and being really good vs the general doll and BA trap line up. i'd like to think Mst's and decrees and staple because decree is too good vs BA and tellar. i choose 3 fairy wind because i wasn't going to use hands for previous reasons already listed and i didn't like that denko only had a very small opportunity window to be good and is easily played around and typhoon while slightly better vs dolls i didn't like that vs qli if i chained it to a flood gate i just had to hope i could push through their other backrows to stop the scout while just having a fairy wind take care of multiple floods and relives the otk pressure that scout puts on so even if they do have more traps you have multiple turn to push through them. i used lancea because i wanted a reliable hand trap in the mirror (unlike maxx c and veiler) that also allowed me to play a lot more aggressively without fear of trish that could also help protect my djinn locks. Mind crush is probably by far my favorite card in the mirror because 99% of people use it incorrectly because you never really have to mind crush on a kaleido or any other mirror unless you fell threatened of getting trished but even when they do u can just chain it to something else you know in their hand like maybe a brio from last turn or a mirror they searched that turn and now they just have a dead trish on the board they have to clear them self and any other time you can just call valk with it and they die. i didn't want to use more gimmicky cards like village or mistake because i felt in 12+ rounds that a strategy like that wasn't reliable enough for me to use and i would rather use a more fair strategy and rely on my technical play to be able to win.    Artifact Durendal: There isn't ever really an exact scenario where i can say this card is amazing but it can random steal games in the mirror or make it so if they happen to top deck the one outer you can stop it with durendal. not really necessary but came in clutch once during the tournament.       I believe that's as far as it goes for the card choices, but if you have any questions/comments i love to hear feedback =].      Round by Round:   **disclaimer, i have terrible memory so i may just blatantly forget some rounds or if any my opponents are reading this feel free to correct me**   Round 1 Shaddolls   Game 1: I win the die roll, he goes first, does a standard math play and sets three where i make exciton with a book and he cant overcome the plus 4 i get and he dies.   Game 2: i go first and i think i just summon ju search pass. He does some underwhelming Shaddoll things and i cant remember what happens but it gets to the point where he has a shekinaga, mathematician, a face up attack shaddoll beast and a set falco with 3 backrow and a shaddoll card in hand to my 2 jus on board. He attacks and i valk, then next turn i summon psi-blocker, call shek, and exciton him for his entire life savings (and he couldnt add back the fusion spell with shek because of blocker which i though was kinda neat) and then i summon more nekroz guys and win from there   1-0   Round 2 Tellars   Game 1: he goes first and has deneb set 4 and because i didnt have a ju or book to help grind through backrow he eventually stabilizes into a triverr and i concede   Game 2: i opt to go first and go unicore set 2 pass. He responds with a deneb set 4 pass and i flip an EP decree which auto wins me the game   Game 3: Don't remember much but he does standard tellar things and i do standard nekroz things and am able to win a couple of mintues before time   2-0   Round 3 Nekroz   Game 1: i recognized the name because he used to be on a DNF war team i was on and for some reason he used to always accuse me of cheating even though we had never talked before and he had never seen me irl so i knew he was just a fan. He djinns me this game and i don't see an out   Game 2: We get to a sort of simplified gamestate where i realize my hand is significantly worse and i realize my only win condition is to summon a valk and set mind crush and just hope i can time the mind crush well enough to punish him even though he had seen it in my hand because of his own mind crush. he searches a kaleido by banishing a mirror in grave then rotas for shurit. he summons a ju and adds uni so he has a total of 3 cards in hand (2 of which i knew) and activates kaleido and waits for me to use my mind crush but i dont because i knew that nothing a kaleido could do was threatening enough to waist my wind crush on. my opponent is alarmed by this and sends a level 12 to summon valk and unicore (so i know the last card in his hand is shurit) he makes castel and attacks but i valk then he tributes to clear his field and passes. i summon the ju i drew off valk the previous turn and am able to otk and use the mind crush i had set to call valk. (had i used mind crush on the unicore earlier in that game he would've just summoned the valk tributing shurit and adding a trishula then sack his ju and valk to trish my but because i conserved my mind crush he wasn't able to trish me)   Game 3: he makes me go first and i open pretty poorly where i kaleido for uni add brio set a shared ride and pass. his first play is activate kaleido ss uni and when he uses herald i chain the shared ride. he thinks a little and just adds valk then crashes and passes. off of either my shared ride draw or draw for turn i draw a ju that allows me to play a grind game where i eventually win. (first game of two that i drew shared ride and it won me the game)   3-0   Round 4 Nekroz   Game 1: i see that im playing that Travis Smith faggot who is a known cheater and banned from ARG for cheating in the finals so just because i decided he was a complete faggot i djinn'd the fuck out of him just to make him salty and i won the game   Game 2: i go first and kaleido for 12 tribute a shurit from my hand to draw one and search a brio, set 1 and pass. He does a standard ju kaleido cycle unicore valk play and with his shurit searches trish. he attacks over my unicore then makes emeral and tribs both. he starts thinking about what mirror to add and because ik he has trish in his hand i purposefully look really dissapointed and fan out my hand and he immediently adds nekroz mirror and tries to trish my but i just lancea him and trish him the next 2 turns in a row. (not only was he trying to stack earlier but i summoned 2 monsters and left them on the board so i obviously had a lancea but i know that cheaters are always greedy so i bluffed the fact i would get trished and he fell for it like a retard, not only did he try to cheat but he was fucking awful). as the game goes on i trish him 3 times in the game and it gets to the point where he has all 3 valks banished and 4 mirrors banished as well. he clearly doesnt have a win condition but keeps playing anyways. it gets to the pong where his banished is bigger than his deck and only has 5 irrelevant monsters in grave but practically everything banished. i watch him try to reposition his grave and banished as to where it looks like his insanely large banished pile is his grave and when i ask to see his grave he hands me his banished pile as if i was stupid enough to know that wasn't his banished and when he hands it to me i say "nice try" and he tries to act like it was a mistake but im not that dumb and i obviously win after trishing him 3 times and after that he says his loss was due to that fact that "jus like you more, i never draw jus"   this is why i absolutely fucking hate cheaters (shoutout to Calvin Tahan)   4-0   Round 5 Burning Abyss   Game 1: he goes first and draws 5 then says pass. i summon psi-blocker, unicore, and valk and attack with all leaving him at 1600. i psi-blocker call trish assuming he's playing the mirror then sack it off with valk, set a book, and pass. he goes galaxy cyclone, raigeki, summon 2 irrelevant ba's make dante and attacks me but i just kill him next turn.   Game 2: he makes me go first and my hand is 2 jus, dance princess, shurit, djinn, i summon ju and brio>claus>cycle and cycle back brio tributing shurit and djinn and add trish and pass, he sets a monster set 3 and then crushes me on my stanby phase tributing scarm but then i just summon my second ju and make dweller and he cant recover   5-0   Round 6 Satellar   Game 1: he draws a lot of fiendish chains and calls and i cant grind through all the backrow before he makes triverr   Game 2: dont remember but i win.   Game 3: We come very close to time and are at table 4 with a lot of people watching. it gets to the point where he has 3 monsters and 2 face up call of the haunteds but i somehow mind game him into not making triverr (where i wouldve 100% lost if he did) and instead get him to rhapsody my mirrors that didnt matter cuz i had a ju in hand.   Round 7 Nekroz   Game 1: dont remember much but i think he djinns me   Game 2: i brick pretty bad and he just kills me   6-1   Round 8 Ritual Beast   Game 1: he summons 1800 guy set 3 and i kill him   Game 2: it looks like im in control but then he has only 2 backrows and flips a set soul charge and combos me for infinite and i lose   Game 3: i start of bricking really hard but luckily he does too and once we both get things going he has a d fissure than eventually banishes all my guys andi cant do anything   6-2   Round 9 Qli   Game 1: dont remember, i think i lose   Game 2: dont realy remember either. i think he doesnt draw scout and i win   Game 3: i exciton for 5 backrow 4 monsters and 2 pendulum scales and otk him the next turn in time   7-2 going into Day 2   Round 10 no show   8-2   Round 11 I have literally no recollection of this match but i won   9-2   Round 12 Burning Abyss   Game 1: he makes double dante pass and gets dweller+brio'd   Game 2: chooses to go first and just passes. i look at my hand and see that i have game and get crazy excited that my top is locked up and otk him on my turn!   We wait for a looong time for them to announce standings. i come in 11th after swiss and my brother Collin (many of you may know him from here) gets his first top and comes in 54th. We do the math with our friend Mike Albanese to see who we play and realize that we would actually have to face each other in top 64!!!!   Top 64 Collin Reardon (my brother) Nekroz   Game 1: i open cycle cycle kaleido clausolas rota. i cycle back the claus and use mirror to summon valk and draw into maju and a book of eclipse. Collin had only been playing the deck since thursday and i remember in our testing he really didnt know how to play around book of eclipse so i set it and surely it is he plays into it and despite the awful hand im able to make a slight comeback by trishing him but i think he late game djinns me and i dont draw an out and lose   Game 2: he goes first and tries to djinn me but i have lancea and get to see his hand. next turn i trish djinn him and he dies.   Game 3: i draw another very lackluster hand where i summon uni add brio set shared ride and pass. i dont remember exactly what he does next but i think i shared ride for a plus one which is enough to get my cards to grind with and eventually win with   kinda sad i had to play my brother in top cut but also kinda cool at the same time. glad at least one of us was guaranteed to advance.   Top 32 Burning abyss   Game 1: i brick and just cycle back a claus with shurit add brio and pass. he raigekis me and makes double dante and i dont have enough to push through his set 3.   Game 2: i choose to go first and open up decree, book of moon, cycle, kaleido, trish. my hand was soooo close to being perfect but i am able to stall for a few turns becuase of book of moon but i never draw one of my infinite combo cards to unbrick that hand and unfortunately get knocked out due to bricking     Conclusion: I was really glad to break my dead streak with Nekroz and finally get the top i had been working for! It was also awesome to see my brother get his fist top along side me and meet a lot of friends i knew from DN or FB like Omar, Alex, Mitch etc. It was also insane seeing one of my friends from my DNF war team Max Schrack get his first konami top and invite to worlds!!!!!!! Can't wait to see you become a champion buddy =]   Shoutouts: My sponsor The island games (theislandg.com) for supporting me and just helping me out for events like always My teammates Ryan, Dilan, Ginger, Nishaad (SQUIDS~), my brother Collin, and Tristan Based Loli and Rapture and brady bunch (or whatever the fuck their gay ass name is) being A1 Day One swagynick fans My DNF team [BOTE] and mainly Kennyk and Pokerkid for helping me therioh a lot and Pokerkid helping me do a lot of testing on DN the week before the event Tyree again for the list Whoever beat Jarel and Calvin because if either of them went to worlds i would've ended my life. All the fans back home who kept rooting for me and believing in me, it means a lot =]   Soryy for making this so long but i really wanted to get all my points across. Please leave feed back!        Thanks,            Swagynick =]
  4. Help with Volcanics

    This is my first time posting about needing help with a decklist anywhere so yeah. I completely love the volcanic archetype and I want to take it to nationals with me. I'll post my deck list and extra deck and go into more details about my cards choices and why they made it in. I won't post a side, cause side deck is always changing tbh.   monsters: 17 3x volcanic rocket 3x volcanic shell 3x volcanic scattershot 3x royal fire storm guards 1x thunder king 3x traptrix myrmello 1x traptrix dionea       spells: 7 3x mst 2x duality 3x magic planter 1x raigeki     traps: 16 1x vanity 1x ring of destruction 1x bottomless 1x warning 1x traptrix trap hole 2x fiendish chain 3x blaze accelerator reload 2x lose 1 turn 2x mirror force 2x fiendish chain     Extra: 15  1x slacker magician  1x dark rebellion dragon 1x exciton knight 1x castel 1x 101 1x lavalval chain 1x emeral 1x diamond dire 1x black ship of corn  1x heartland draco 1x cowboy 1x crazy box 1x ragna zero 1x abyss dweller 1x rhapsody beserk     So to start with the monsters, the rockets are there to search out my reloads to start things going. so that's why i maxxed out on rockets plus its a 1900 beatstick. the shells are maxxed out because it's fodder for reload and great for deck thining, and scattershot you need to be maxxed if you wanna make things go boom. the fire storm guards, allows me to keep my scattershots in deck to i can control my oppnents board, i have debated if i wanna put it to 2 or not but 3 has done wonders. thunderking is just good frmo stopping most guys that search, yeah it hurts me but hes a 1 of anyway. i maxxed out on traptrix myrmellow because, in my monster line up there is only 4 things i wanna summon without it being situational which is rocket and thunderking. Myrmellow adds another 3 making it 7 none situaltional summons and also searches traptrixtrap hole nightmore and bottomless. Dionea is there because there is 3 traptrix myrmellow, she is a one of, but if i draw her atleast there is a better chance myrmellow is in grave and it's a nice quick little rank 4.   the spell line up is maxxed out mst because, backrow and scout and anything else that mst can help me with, even plays like mst my own reload to send reload and scattershot there board is i have to. I maxxed out on planter because i play 8 continuous traps, so it's quite alot, and the odds are in my favor to not be dead but it has been dead a few times. I was thinking of dropping magic planter to 2 so the ration would be 4 contious traps to 1 planter, kinda nice. duality is for deckthining and consistency, while raigeki is another cards to make things go boom.     The traps, vanity, bottomless, warning, are already known why they in there so i'll skip. 2 fienidsh chain because it keeps planter alive and negates effects and attacks which helps a lot believe me. maxxed out on blaze accelator reload because it allows me to pitch shell and scattershot and even rocket to either control my oppnent or get to my outs faster. i only put 2 lose one turns because sometimes i need to special summon and seeing it all the time doesn't really help me if i don't draw something to deal with the special summon monster(s) coming out because next turn they will switch to attack mode and beat my face in. Mirror force is in there because it's being right now tested it may come out for 2 d-prison, banishing stuff sounds so much better sometimes. Ring of destruction is great spot removal as well as putting them in the danger zone for like a scattershot burn for 1500 into a cowboy burn for 800 play. and traptrix traphole nightmare is in there because its a great out to trish and i play 3 myrmello so it helps to have some targets incase bottomless is already used.   For the extra i think the only one i have to explain is slacker magician. I have made is like only 4 times throughout my entire time testing, and that's because i didn't have a reload or rocket and bricked with muliple shells in hand but it is a nice wall i guess.     With that expanintion, the deck has many strengths it controls the board quite well allowing my monsters to just continue beating into my oppenents, and also it can slow the game-state for my oppnent quite alot and making the oppenent go at my pace and not there own.     With pros always comes cons....The deck loses to stuff like high beater monsters with protection, because my highest beatstick is 1900. WINDA, god I hate winda. I can't kill her with scattershot unless she is under fiendish chain and it's very hard for me to castel her away. Also we lose to dark law sometimes. Since i relaize volcanics have no true win con, i decided to take this route and play it more stun oriented. I did play volcanic hero and in testing found that my build just was more constsent and won more.  Although Volcanic nekroz did seem to do well for me, I just lose to alot of side deck stuff that people normally side in for nekroz.   Stuff I didn't like was fossil dyna because, even with forbidden lance behind him he still is very weak, a ju can kill him no problem, and unless you opening protection + him, it's not a very good turn 1 play. Forbidden lance comes and goes, but so far i been happy with it out, i rarely go, "man i wish i had lance." Veiler doesn't really to much for me, everytime i had veiler i wish it was a different card, like a duality or a firestorm guard. Soul transition, was working for a bit, but I can draw all the cards in the world but if i don't have an out, the drawing has no point,besides i draw enough with reload and planter, and search quite a bit as well. Summoner monk got taken out because i hate pitching my spells and it conflicts with lose 1 turn. The hands were taken out because it took alot of monster room clogged my hand and also conflicted with lose 1 turn as well. There is alot more but i don't wanna name them all. If you guys suggest it and i already tested it i'll just tell you why it's not in.   Basically I need your help in tweaking the deck so the weakness don't become to much an issue like the beaters with protection, and winda and dark law, and Towers.   also sorry if i mistyped a lot of words, just sort of typed away.  
  5. NAWCQ 2014

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A74MhtHtL2E     also listed here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html    Nats 2014 Detroit, MI stay strapped
  6. Top 64 NAWCQ - T.G. Madolche

    Rode out to Detroit with Nate Forte and some other friends from Cleveland, staying at a friend’s uncle’s house which was really nice. Nate and I had been working closely together on T.G. Madolche since Anjelly was announced, and played very similar builds. I had also been tutoring Diego Haltom to play the deck for around two hours a day the week leading up to the event, and all three of us managed to make top 64.   Since ARG Philly, I had decided to main the two Maxx C’s and take wiretap out of the main in anticipation of Sylvans, which I predicted would be one of the most popular decks and my hardest matchup. Interestingly enough, I had to play against 4 Sylvans day 1 while Nate and Diego barely played any. Admittingly, the main decked maxx definitely won me several game 1’s, and I didn’t lose a single match to Sylvans. The build I played was as follows:     Have a really hard time remembering some of my matchups day 1, but have recorded them to the best of my ability.   [Round 1] [Madolche vs Madolche]   Game 1: He wins the die roll and opens with anjelly. I have the tiramisu combo with lance in my open and win from there. Game 2: I flip trap stun when he has two backrow, but because I’m paranoid about book of moon I chain full house to blow up my field spell and set mst. They were both traps but he couldn’t come back from my tiramisu play. Current record: 1-0   [Round 2] [Madolche vs Sylvan]   Game 1: Have the maxx for his first turn lonefire play with hootcake in hand, and win from the advantage. Game 2: I open something like double crow, double veiler, spell striker messengelato. When he goes to soul charge for Sage and Hermitree he complains that I have the double crow even though I negged. Eventually draw into anjelly, but he has the rivalry. I just start beating him down with a messengelato and a spell striker and win without using the second veiler.    Current record: 2-0   [Round 3] [Madolche vs Sylvan]   Game 1: Lost. Game 2: Won.   Game 3: This game he locks me down with a rivalry for so long that I’m left with 15 cards in deck without having drawn one out of the three mst. He plays charity without sylvans in hand and spins his 5 card hand back to deck. Eventually I top the space and he doesn’t have the second rivalry.    Current record: 3-0   [Round 4] [Madolche vs Madolche]   This round was funny because I get paired with someone from my locals, whom I knew wasn’t an exceptionally good player. He wins the roll and I see he’s playing the mirror, then he plays tenki and I realize it’s the SUPER mirror. I ask him if he copied the build Nate used to win ARGCS DC and he laughs and says pretty much. He get’s 2-0’ed fairly quickly and is a good sport about it, saying he didn’t expect to beat me since I was much more familiar with the build.   Current record: 4-0   [Round 5] [Madolche vs Darkworld]   Game 1: Won. Game 2: He opens up deck dev and I open double messengelato.   Game 3: Game goes into time and I misplay by not reading dark smog and banishing anjelly off hootcake instead of a level 3, which he banishes with smog. Would have had a leviar acid golem play to get over grapha and attack for game, but he makes giant grinder the next turn and burns me for game instead.    Current record: 4-1   [Round 6] [Madolche vs Sylvan]   Can’t really remember anything about this match, besides that I had the handtraps for his opening plays.    Current record: 5-1   [Round 7] [Madolche vs Bujin]   This match was on some bullshit because we get deck checked and I get a game loss for writing “Number 101: Blackship of Corn” on my decklist. Completely my fault I know, but it seems I’m always getting game losses for things like showing up late and this is the first I’ve ever lost a match because of it.   Game 2: He loses because he didn’t power shuffle after the deck check, and all his cards are organized by type. He shows me a hand of double turtle double hare and his deck has 3 kaisers stacked together. Game 3: He opens with Yamato and Kaiser, with a decree the next turn. I played my ass off this game, but just have a hard time dealing with it because I never draw mst. He drops majestys fiend on me with an xyz on board, and I have to go into barkion to answer it. Next turn I normal hootcake and make a tiaramisu play by crashing hoot with anjelly and ticket out. We go into time, and I spin his XYZ and decree for fear of the bujincarnation. Unfortunately this made his set fiendish live, and with a fiendished Tiaramisu under Kaiser I couldn’t do any damage.    Current record: 5-2     [Round 8] [Madolche vs Sylvan]   Game 1: He wins the die roll and sets mushroomo, flipping it next turn to mill princessprout and cherubsprout. He activates sage in hand as link 3, and I chain maxx C to draw 3 cards and win from there. Game 2: This game there is an issue when my opponent uses felgrand on my hootcake which I’d specialed off anjelly, saying it would be destroyed by battle. The judge I call over sides with me, but my opponent calls for a head judge who rules in his favor saying anjelly was a continuous effect. I lose because of it, which really put me on tilt because this kind of thing always happens to me whether it’s a locals or a premier event.   Game 3: I open anjelly, warwolf, and the field spell which lets me put leviar on board and get a ticket search off the field spell. On his turn I veiler his lonefire, which he tributes and soul charges back. I have the warning too, and he scoops it up.    Current record: 6-2   [Round 9] [Madolche vs Mermail]   Game 1: Won Game 2: Lost.   Game 3: Have the torrential for one of his pushes, and when we go into time I make acid golem with spell striker and warwolf to creature swap for his tidal. He can’t get over my monsters summoned off anjelly, and it burns him for game.   Current record: 7-2   [Round 10] [Madolche vs Bujin] This guy was pretty nice and recognized me from ARG Columbus, saying he played Evilswarms at the time and looked up to me for topping with them. Unfortunately I can’t remember much from the match, besides that we went into time and I barely won game 3.   Current record: 8-2   [Round 11] [Madolche vs FAT (Steve Silverman)] Didn’t know what Silverman looked like, but recognized the name. I’d only played against FAT a few times. Interestingly, he was the third player on the ARGCS Philly mat I played at a premier event.   Game 1: I win the die roll and open with anjelly. He tenkis into bear and gets over hootcake, and I search out anjelly off ticket. On my turn I summon anjelly off mewl. He ignitions my set bottomless to search bealg, and then flips the second ignition to pop it. At this point I realize he cheated because he couldn’t activate ignition on my backrow when he had 5 sets, but the judge ruled it as an accepted gamestate because I saw his second ignition. Another issue comes up when he brings out the bealg and flips two moraltechs he had set without waiting for a response. When I try to breakthrough his bealg, he says it was too late and that I didn’t say anything when he asked (I did not remember him asking). Judge rules in my favor. I play tenki to search out warwolf and he answers my hootcake. Then I play mind control on his bear and use it to pop bealg and xyz with it into 101, winning shortly after. Game 2: He opens up with myrmeleo and set 4. He answers my anjelly, then flips full house on my  endphase later on to clear my backrow, bring out 2 Moraltechs, and attack for game next turn with a normal summon.   Game 3: I open up with double messengelato but draw the anjelly as my 6th. Go into hootcake and special anjelly, set 2 trap stuns and pass. He opens up with tenki and clears my monsters with bear. Next turn I draw into warwolf and summon messengelato. He flips sanctum when I go to crash with bear, and I trap stun. Next turn he summons another bear, attacks, and searches out wolfberk. On my turn I topdeck into hootcake and flip the second trap stun. Summon hootcake with no monsters in grave, and pitch D.D crow to banish his only bear. Go into tiramisu and leviar, adding anjelly off ticket and spinning back 1 of two backrow + bear to make the wolfberk in hand dead. On his turn he summons fire hand and starts crashing, leaving me with no cards on field. He’s at 3100 lp at this point, so I go leviar off of anjelly and special back his bear to search my tenki and attack for game.   Current record: 9-2   [Top 64] [Madolche vs Lightsworn Ruler]   Game 1: I open pretty good with anjelly, warwolf, and the field spell. I go into hootcake then leviar to bring back anjelly, and play chateu to get a ticket search. On his second turn he otks me by specialing JD to clear the board, specialing redox to banish wyvern and add + special Diablos, then normaling a wyvern to attack for game. Game 2: He uses xyz universe on my tiramisu and leviar, but I have the torrent for his draco and a follow up tiramisu later on.   Game 3: I open really dead with mewl, the field spell, spell striker, light pris, torrential, and black horn. He sets wyvern on his first turn, and on his second turn I torrent when he summons raiden. He has the lance, and I chain light pris to his wyvern effect. For some reason he forgets he can mill with raiden, and just attacks for 900. On my turn time is called, and we only get 3 turns in top 64. I decide to set mewl and pass, and black horn his black rose the next turn. He specials a redox and sits on it. I have to game him the next turn and topdeck the anjelly. He has one card set which I knew was xyz universe because he set it his first turn and it wasn’t decree or lance. Unfortunately I have no spells for striker and am forced to make tiramisu and play into his xyz universe. Later I realized I would have won if I just set or normaled spell striker, which would have allowed me to go into alucard and acid golem to attack for game.     I felt I misplayed an unforgiving number of times at the tourney, punting several matches while Nate watched. Especially since I’d previously took pride in not misplaying at past premier events. I attributed this a few reasons:   1.    Madolches were far less linear than the previous decks I’d been playing (Evilswarms, worms, etc), and taking too long to think of my plays led me to lose in time. 2.    I was very unused to playing in time, which almost never happened in previous events. My mentality was not accustomed to making optimal plays under those circumstances, and I was left a bit on tilt.   Even though I missed out on getting Giant Hand, I still had a great weekend and was happy that both Nate and Diego were able to move on to top 32. Also got to meet up with a lot of friends I hadn’t seen in some time, and I’m pretty satisfied with top 64 knowing I was lucky enough to topdeck out of several games and make day 2.   Slops: -No Giant Hand -Lost to misplays -Lost to deck check/bad rulings -Wasted $12 on a regional flight because we had to leave in the middle   Props: -Always had the maxx/veiler -Won vs my hardest matchups -Made top 64 with my friends
  7. Oroborus

    http://youtu.be/Y6qRFb2jisg   Monsters:   1xRescue Rabbit 3xEvilswarm Heliotrope 3xEvilswarm Castor 3xEvilswarm Thunderbird 3xEvilswarm Kerykeion 3xEvilswarm Mandragora   Spells:   3xInfestation Pandemic 3xMST 3xForbidden Chalice 1xBook of Moon 1xRotA   Traps:   1xInfestation Infection 2xBlack Horn 2xWiretap 2xDPrison 1xTorrential Tribute 1xCED 1xBTH 1xSolemn Warning 2xVanity's Emptiness   Extra Deck:   2xEvilswarm Ophion 1xEvilswarm Bahamut 1xMaster Key Beetle 2xEvilswarm Exciton Knight 2xAbyss Dweller 1xBlack Ship 1xSilent Honor ARK 1xRagnazero 1xCairngorgon 1xGagaga Cowboy 1xHeartlandraco 1xMaestroke   Side Deck:   2xMaxx "C" 2xZombie World 1xDark Hole 1xMind Control 1xDimensional Fissure 2xTwister 2xDebunk 1xMacro Cosmos 2xLIM 1xSoul Drain     Deck I'm planning on taking to Nats this weekend.   I'll explain some card choices:   Maxx "C" sided: I'm torn about maining Maxx "C" ATM because through playtesting against the meta I'll be expecting (bujin, geargia, hands) it has been rather lackluster, so I decided to side deck them instead and use the two slots for Dimensional Prison, which helps me extensively against those matchups.   No Upstarts: Cutting upstart goblin was a difficult decision for me because of the consistency it gives to the deck, but I decided using the three slots for more utility cards was well worth it. Also, 1000 life points right now is the difference between 1 monster or 2 from opposing Soul Charges.   Mind Control: This is the perfect disruption card for Evilswarm against decks like Geargia, Hands and Bujin. I have even considered cutting a card from the main deck to run this and watch people's faces when I summon Castor and Mind Control their Yamatos, Armors, etc. but in the end I decided it wasn't worth the main deck spot.   Triple Infestation Pandemic: There has not been a game I do not want to open with this card. Backrow heavy decks are everywhere over here, and having my Exciton Knight resolving is very important so that this deck can advance towards a winning position sometimes.     I'd appreciate some input about the deck/card choices, and any constructive criticism is also welcome  :)
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! April 2014 Format Championship (Over $1000 in Prizes) Presented by Squabbles Trading Cards In Association with MTGFirst.com July 5th, 2014 6711 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 https://www.facebook.com/events/7086...5694/?source=1 (Click attending and message the page for pre-registration to be placed in our raffle for a FREE box of Primal Origins during Round 2 exclusively for Pre-Registrants!) As the April 2014 Format comes to a close, a week before United States Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Qualifier, we are bringing you a chance to compete for wonderful prizes and the title of Squabbles Trading Cards April 2014 Format Champion! 1st Place: $400 Store Credit value 2nd Place: $200 Store Credit value 3rd/4th Place: $100 Store Credit value each 5th-8th Place: $50 Store Credit Value each Pre-Registration is also available for this event! And if you pre-register, you will automatically be entered into a raffle, exclusively for pre-registrants, for a FREE box of Primal Origins that will be given away at the beginning of Round 2! Tournament Details -Format: Advanced -Entrance Fee: $20 -Registration Opens at 10:00am -Round 1 begins at 11:00am -Decklists will be required Side Events will also begin at the beginning of Round 2 8-Man Single Elimination Win-A-Box $10 Entrance Fee 1st Place: 1 Box of Primal Origins, Legacy of the Valiant, or Judgment of the Light. Squabbles Modified Traditional Format Side Event $5 Entrance Fee Swiss Tournament Structure. 4 Rounds 4-0 Record: $20 Store Credit. 3-0-1 Record: $15 Store Credit. 3-1 Record: $10 Store Credit. 2-1-1 Record: $5 Store Credit.
  9. UK Nationals 2014

    UK Nationals just got confirmed: www.yugioh-card.com/uk/events/national_2014.html Dates: Sat 10th May - Sun 11th May Location: Edgebaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham (same as last year) I'll defos be there, discussions have opened :)
  10. I have no idea why my our nationals is like a month early this year and in this 2 week micro format which falls between post-DLG and pre-PRIO. So we have no idea whats good besides Dragons, Water and potentially Infernity. Like the format just changed a week ago so the testing we had from our 4 regionals in 2 weeks went down the drain. Unfortunately I had a lot of exams and assignments right now, and I guess i'm lucky that our WCQ falls in our uni break.  Also with our first YCS and our WCQ in a different country, I was assuming a lot of people wouldn't go to nationals which for us is just a glorified regionals.   So I have a mid-sem for Stats an hour before my flight and after getting torn apart and losing in time to the exam, I board and land and get a lift from the coolest friend ever to the casino hotel which I get a staff discount at. The room was pretty cool and literally 18 feet high ceiling and a bench in the shower. Its like Victorian architecture which was cool cause I was used to my modern day hotels/serviced apartments. By that time it was like 10pm Thursday night. So we hit the casino and after a few hours I go from +300 to -500 to +200. Bacarrat will be the death of me.   We wake up Friday morning and I get a phone call from Pend Pender telling me that Chris Short is actually retarded for booking a 6am flight when you can't even check in a hotel til 2pm. So before I knew it, our hotel was a 8 man and soon a 10 man yugiorgy and when the others arrived there was like 10 guys. We started building our decks before heading off to the locals in the valley. Apparently the valley is QLD counterpart to our Cross. We got out of the maxi and I look to my right and theres this Aboriginal guy with like 5 officers around him detaining him and confiscating his alcohol, and I was like done at that point. Locals wasnt too bad, saw some familiar faces and got trashed by scooter jones in a goats mirror cause he goes turn 1 graceful and shows me serpant off the top and sets MoF. After the tournament for free flights start, a couple of friends and I leave to prepare for Armada Nights Music. We sleeve our decks, write our lists, shower, and then head out. Head back to locals which was near the club, and watched them begin the top cut. This top cut consisted of Nambiri the African Monarch, Dark Scooter the Terrible and Mermail Abyssbodan. (Bodan ends up winning)   The club was great, had a few drinks but I head off early cause I wanted some sleep. (I have a living earthquake in my room and Im a light sleeper and anything wakes me up). In the morning we head out and get some Micky D's for breakfast before taking the cab to the venue. I register, and go toilet to destroy it before 225 filthy ygo players destroy it. So yeah 225 players with a top 16 cut After a while we get under way,     Round 1: Connor (Racoons) [3:1] Game 1: I open Vanity Lock, when he flips Tantan, I flip Vanity and he realizes he has a 0 attack monster in attack position. If I didn't double upstart I would have won quicker Game 2: This game took a lot longer than it should cause he plays 3 Nimble Momonga and I don't see a single Vanity. I still win though.   1-0   It's pretty funny cause 2 guys from my hotel got a round 1 feature.   Round 2: Chris Welsh (Evilswarm) [6:8] So what are my chances of playing a mirror straight and round 2? This guy came 2nd at the YCS so I was like eh. I also lost the dice roll Game 1: He opens and after back and forth of grinding, we rips a soul charge and I was like damn, I sort of wish I played that card. So I was down a game in the mirror Game 2: I establish a board before he does and eventually just brute force him down. Game 3: This game was also pretty grindy both ways with Exciton Knights. Eventually I drew a way to make Ophion and I searched Infection with a monster in hand. He draws and passes, I think for a bit and wait till my turn before using Infection, turns out card in his hand was an MST.   2-0   Round 3: Eshenne (Madolche) [4:2] I don't really remember much about this game cause it lasted like 5 minutes Game 1: I remember flipping a Vanity when he summons cat and I just win. Game 2: I think he could have won this game if he just attacked but he made a tiaramisu and I flipped BTH and won.   3-0   Round 4: Ron aka Celestia aka Ryan Maclean (Mythic Dragons) [7:9] So we get a feature match this round and as we walk to our table this cunt was like "I'm not gonna say I'm going to 2-0 you, but I'm going to 2-0 you" and proceeds to 2-0 me. Noticed that I just seem to lose rolls that involve 2 dice, We roll 10:10, 9:9, 7:9. After he wins the dice roll, I contemplate just signing the match slip right there Game 1: He opens Bandit with X backrow. I look at my hand of Castor, Tbird, 4 backrow and think how if I won the roll I would have the game. I make Ophion, he pwwb, and I set inf backrow and I don't see a monster till he has literally 1 card left in deck and destroys my soul. Game 2: I open Ophion and bricks and he opens hands and other cards and eventually just shits on my soul when he draws into a Burial with like no resources left. Dam I'm like on the bubble after round 4. Now I know that 1 more loss and I'm out and everyone that I beat now is a dream that I'm crushing.   3-1   Round 5: Brandon (Geargia) [4:2] G1: This went really quick cause I could attack over armor with Helio and face with Thunderbird., I have the wiretap for his geargeargear and he just loses G2: I look at my hand of 2 Helio trop and his field of armor set 4, I summon Helio, get wrecked by a warning, He flips GGG and goes off, I draw my 3rd Helio and just scoop G3: I open the Vanity Lock this match finally and just win cause he can't actually summon any monsters.   4-1   Round 6 Henry (Ninjas) [2-5] G1: So I lose the roll and when I sit down I pray to sweet baby jesus that this match up won't be real. He duality's into a Hanzo and I'm just like ALLAHU AKBAR. I have a Wiretap for his first NAoT and Vanity's for his second one. Card is like neg a million G2: He starts and opens Hanzo, I MST his NAoT in standby phase, go Vanity Lock and he Dark Holes, After making a few plays, I have Black Horn (IDK why I didnt side it out) for his XYZ play and won.   5-1   Round 7 Scooter Jones (Geargia) [5:7] I'm somewhat intimidated after he trashed me in goats. G1: So like I exciton his board after clearing board, I declare a direct attack. Our convo goes S: you cant attack Y: yeah i can S: no you cant Y: Yeah I can S: no you cant Y: Yeah I can S: JUDGE! after a while we get that done before I shit on his face with Ophion. G2: So after clearing his board 34t5430t times with 2 Excitons he has no cards in hand no cards on field and rips soul chrage off the top, Soul Charges for 4 and I sit there thinking "dam I wish I played the third Exciton" before scooping it up. G3: Like we have a lot of spectators now and everybody is relying on me to crush his dreams and make him not top. Again with the back and forth trading Excitons. Except this time I blew the board and his GGX summoned the one that tributes itself to revive a monster. I attack it with Exciton and this is how it goes S: you cant attack Y: yeah i can S: no you cant Y: Yeah I can S: no you cant Y: Yeah I can S: JUDGE! So that got resolved after a few min. Next he goes Soul Charge for 3 Armors, I have the Torrential for it. I rip Kerykeion off the top and the crowd goes wild.   6-1   Round 7: Peter (Fire Fist) [4:5] So this guy is 6-0-1 playing down and he's guaranteed top and he's from my locals so like yeah. Game 1: I open double Heliotrope Rabbit, and he opens real cards but after a while I threaten to jump off the building so he scoops. Game 2: I also open double Heliotrope Rabbit (aint winning nats if I keep doing this) and he opens monsters and I lose in time Unfortunately it's a draw     I end up 6-1-1 and come 9th after swiss. My first top cut opponent is like Nambiri. My bracket has CHanson, Jono and others in it, while the other bracket is Bodan and Bujins. Our top 16 decks were like: 4 Mermail 4 Bujin 2 Infernity 1 Mythic RUler 1 Spellbook 1 Chain Beat 1 Evilswarm 1 Geargia 1 Firefist   So our country is like first world in economy but everyone is in this poverty shit and play unreal decks instead of the dragons and mermails I was expecting to play against all day. We go home and eat dinner pancakes. We have like 16 guys and they somehow lose our order. I DONT FUCKING UNDERSTAND HOW YOU LOSE AN ORDER. FURTHERMORE, THERE ARE 16 GUYS ON A TABLE AND HAVE BEEN THERE FOR AN HOUR SITTING THERE WITH NO FOOD AND YOU HAVE NO ORDERS. SEEMS FUCKING LEGIT. After food, I headed back so I could get rest for day 2 while some go out and others do whatever. I also realize its my 20th birthday and get spammed all night by birthday messages. Sucks that I have to play the top cut on my birthday   Top 16 Nambiri (Bujins) [12:8] So my first matchup was against the african warlord and I knew he was playing the Decree Build. He seemed mad when he rolled double 4 and then I roll double 6. Game 1: He gets me down to 600 but I card advantage him wiht Exciton and eventually end with Ophion on board and Kerry in hand and he loses. Game 2: He opens a combination of like 2 decree and 2 hands (he sides 6) and he eventually loses when I have all the outs to everything he has.   After a while all the top 16 matches are done and the top 8 is like.   3 Bujin 2 Mermail 1 Infernity 1 Fire Fist 1 Evilswarm.   Bodans bracket is all Bujin and my brack is all the unreal shit.   Top 8: Chris Hanson (Mermail) [1:5] Game 1: I open Rabbit, Kerry, 4 backrow and going second it was really strong against him opening no real traps. He plays out of the first Ophion but attacks with Tidal and I Dprison it and thats the point where I win the game with Kerry and heartlandraco We get a mid match deck check and they check both our deck to see if the cards are tacos, He plays Ulti mermails and I play DT Verz so we're both fine Game 2: He sets 3 and passes. I summon Helio, set 2 and end main phase. He flips Sphere. I flip my dfissure and pass and he stares at his MST, On his turn he MST's my Dfissure and makes a play with Pike. I have MST for his warning and then make a field. He top decks a few turns and stablises but I top an MST for his set black horn before a Kerry play and win.   Our top 4 is 2 Bujin 1 Fire Fist 1 Evilswarm   So Bujins are guaranteed to be in the finals as well as either Fire or Verz.   Top 4: Peter Mitrothanasis (Fire Fist) [6:5] G1: So this is the guy that I drew with to make top cut. This matchup is definitely not in my favour but I have to deal with it unfortunately. I open solid with a Thunderbird while he eventually gets his board clogged. His final field ends up being like Tensu, Tenki x2, Gyokkou (blank) and a set card so I just poke him down with a Thunderbird till I by making heartlandraco G2: He opens Dragon and I have the Dprison for it when he attacks. I also have outs for all 3 of his Bears and it gets to a point where I just poke him down with monsters for game. Wiretap on Tensen OP.   OH MY GOD VICTORY IS IN SIGHT. So I make it to the finals with this shitty Verz deck.   Finals Bhupinder Purewal (Bujin) [1:5] So I roll first and I roll the 1 and I let out a huge sigh knowing this game is probably lost. G1: He opens 2 Tenki, 2 real backrow and cards. He draws 3rd Tenki on turn 3 and after a while I manage to grind through everything. He plays a Bujincarnation and I have the Blackhorn for Susie and then he plays second Bujincarnation and I just scoop it up. Dealer has high card Exciton, Player has Full House Tenki with Bujincarnation. G2: I open Tbird, set BTH and Warning. He summons Yamato and I BTH chain Tbird. I summon castor and mandragora. Swing with all 3 for 5250. Overlay the Mandra and castor for Ophion to get hit by warning. He's on 750. On his turn he summons Yamato and I show him warning and he concedes. This game lasted about 20 seconds. G3: He opens Tenki into Yamato, I make infinite Excitons to clear board after board. Eventually I have somewhat pressure on board, He bujincarnations, I think about using TT at this point and then think I can get more value for it, but he declares End Phase and I accept I lose the game now. I lose 2 turns later from Duality -> Decree.   So there it was; Me not being good enough to win nationals. But seriously, did Australia outsource their ygo players to asia yaowei zhang vs bhupinder purewal in the finals.   Anyway this is my list.   3 Castor 3 Kerykeion 3 Heliotrope 3 Mandragora 2 Thunderbird 1 Rescue Rabbit 1 Thunder King Rai Oh   3 Upstart Goblin 2 Infestation Pandemic 1 Reinforcement of the Army   3 Fiendish Chain 2 Dimensional Prison 2 Infestation Infection 2 Vanity's Emptiness 2 Wiretap 2 Black Horn of Heaven 1 Solemn Warning 1 Mirror Force 1 Torrential Tribute 1 Compulsory Evacuation Device 1 Bottomless Trap Hole   2 Ophion 2 Exciton Knight 2 101 1 Crazy Box 1 Thanatos 1 Bahamut 1 Heartlandraco 1 Abyss Dweller 1 Gagaga Cowboy 1 Master Key Beetle 1 Blackship of Corn 1 Diamond Dire Wolf   3 MST 3 Debunk 2 Overworked 1 Dimensional Fissure 1 Dark Hole 1 Ceasefire 1 Macro Cosmos 1 Soul Drain 1 Mistake 1 Prideful Roar   Also should add this   Pros Making it to finals with Verz Getting away from uni for a weekend seeign all the qld people (i'd tag you all but this would actually get too long) all the nsw people that came with me making money off casino Sue is the coolest friend ever Crushed Scooters Dreams Everyone really   Cons Had to waste my bday playing Misplaying in finals and losing to greed Not gettign free flights/giant hand NOT getting my rematch against Mattiske in finals
  11. NA WCQ Top 32 Report

    So I topped my 2nd premiere event this weekend, and I have the DGz community to thank for most of it. Special thanks to Rapture for taking the time to answer all my stupid questions about dragons, and of course, congrats on going to worlds. So, here we go I guess.   Wednesday Night: Realize I haven’t tested enough for this event but hopefully I can get by just because most people are just god awful (That’s how I topped my 1st event). So after maybe 5 matches of testing against the mirror, and 2 matches against prophecy, I guess I’m ready for nationals…We leave around 3AM in a car packed tight as fuck for our 13 hour drive, oh joy.   Thursday: Still on the road, we finally get to Chicago in time for insane rush hour traffic. I suppose I should be thinking about my deck list, but whatever. We get to the hotel around 6ish and I think I have the decklist I want to play. I play a few mirrors, and a few games against books, and I still have no idea how to beat that deck.  I figure I will get some sleep, because there is no way I will get any more this weekend.   Friday: One of our friends needs to LCQ, so we get to the convention center mad early. I meet up with some of my Delaware friends, all of which are playing books. They try to convince me over and over to play books, but I’m having none of it. I play 9 game 1s against my friend Jeff Strain and he destroys me 8 of them. I’m no longer feeling too confident, but it happens. I figure he probably knows how to play the deck better than 95% of the room, so I figure I’m still okay. I start writing down my deck list but I realize that it’s pretty awful. I find my friend Karim Ahamjik and just tell him to fix it. He gives me his 2 cents and I feel a little better about my list. I hand in my decklist with a few minutes before 7 to go and find Jarel finishing up his list for books. I give him my 2 cents, but Ben Leveret has that covered already. I leave the event center, feeling fairly confident about my deck list. We get back to the hotel, I help my friend out with his list, and I crash knowing that I will need the sleep. Here is the deck list I registered.   My shitty list:   Monsters: 28 3x Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos 3x Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders 3x Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls 3x Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms 2x Burner, Dragon Ruler of Sparks 2x Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles 2x Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets 1x Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts 3x Effect Veiler 2x Maxx "C" 2x Droll and Lock Bird 1x Dragunity Corseca 1x Swift Scarecrow   Spells: 12   3x Super Rejuvenation 2x Gold Sarcophagus 2x Sacred Sword of Seven Stars 1x Monster Reborn 1x Dark Hole 1x Heavy Storm 1x Book of Moon 1x Lightning Vortex   Side Deck: 15   2x Electric Virus 1x Maxx “C” 1x Tsukyomi 1x Psi-Blocker 3x Mystical Space Typhoon 2x Last Day of Witch 3x Eradicator Epidemic Virus (Fuck this card) 2x Vanity’s Emptiness   Extra Deck: 15   3x Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack 2x Number 11: Big Eye 1x Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger 1x Armory Arm 1x Ancient Sacred Wyvern 1x Black Rose Dragon 1x Karakuri Shogun MDL Burei 2x Crimson Blader 1x Scrap Dragon 1x Thought Ruler Archfiend 1x Colossal Fighter   I was dead set on playing 3 sword and 0 Sarc, but my friends told me I was crazy. I kept drawing too many hands with 0 monsters so I figured Sarc’s wouldn’t be that bad. A few of my friends topped with that 3-0 ratio, so it clearly was good. I also cut the 3rd Maxx “C” because I assumed I would play too much prophecy. I never missed it in the mirror game 1, almost all of which I won.   Saturday, Day 1:   As with every Yugioh event, as a mixture of being nervous and getting 0 sleep, I throw up. We get to the event center insanely early, wait a few hours, re-sleeve, and round 1 finally starts. Round 1: Michael Albanese vs. Josh Temple (Dragons) Table 879 Game 1: I go first and summon a dragon which he Maxx C’s. On his turn he makes a big eye which I veiler, then OTK him the next turn. Game 2: He Yolo’s turn 2 under Maxx C with 2 dragons, a Dracossack, and Ancient Sacred Wyvern, and I have the scarecrow. I dark hole him, burei the token, and once I reborn his Wyvern he scoops.   1-0 Round 2: Michael Albanese vs. Cory Fowser (Dragons) Table 320   I have played this guy before at a YCS.  He is a friend of mine. We played round 11 at YCS Providence when we were both X-1 and I lost, but it didn’t matter much. I still wanted revenge Game 1: I have all the hand traps, and I straight up OTK him turn 2 with Tidal, Blaster, and Dracossack. Game 2: Turn 1 I rejuv for 12, then Maxx C him on his next turn. He tries to armory arm me but I have the veiler and he just says “I literally can’t win”   2-0   Round 3 Michael Albanese vs. Brian Chen (Dragons) Table 207   Game 1: I make an early Dracossack which he veilers then attempts to Blader but I also have the veiler. I summon a few times, he doesn’t have Maxx “C” so I put 8000 on board, hit him with lightning vortex, and attack for game. Game 2: He flips an early emptiness, but I just can’t do anything. Game 3: I make colossal and flip emptiness, which he has to set babies to get around. Eventually he summons pebbles and uses e-con to get around colossal and emptiness, but I just have a lot of advantage. I read his backrow as emptiness, but he doesn’t have a dragon so he can’t flip it to make use of it. I summon a few and he finally flips it, at which point my board is like tidal, blaster, burner. I swing and put him at 400 when time is called. He vortex’s me to get rid of emptiness, but just sets 2 backrow and ends. I put a few dragons on the field, make a thought ruler to dodge enemy controller, and swing for game. He shows me enemy controller and book set.   3-0   Round 4: Michael Albanese vs.  Danny Yin (Spellbooks) Table 108   Wasn’t looking forward to playing against books, but It has to happen eventually.   Game 1: He goes first, activates judgment, 3 upstarts, and my hand just can’t deal with it and I scoop soon after.   Game 2: I make big eye and set eradicator and mst. He sets a monster, 2 backrow, a tower, and passes. I activate big eye to take the set, he veilers, and I chain eradicator to make tower miss timing. He has decree but I have the mst to chain. He scoops after revealing his backrow as D fissure and his set monster as veiler (I guess he didn’t want to win) Game 3: He summons kycoo, sets 2, activates tower, and passes. I heavy him, big eye his kycoo, summon a blaster from grave and swing in for 4600. He draws and I just flip the eradicator and he reveals tsukyomi and 2 jowgens. He kills kycoo but I have game next turn.   4-0   Round 5: Michael Albanese vs. Roy St. Clair (Evilswarm) Table 30   Game 1: I have no idea what he is playing, and all I see is a bottomless trap hole. I side for books/Evilswarm   Game 2: We have an issue with a judge that takes a while and he gives us 2 minutes (Thanks a lot judge lol). But I just scoop so we don’t go to time.   Game 3: We have another judge call on Dragon rulers returning to the hand vs. Shock Master. I am correct. He opens Necrovalley but like a sack I have the heavy. I opened tsukyomi so he keeps just turning off ophion. Time gets called and the field is his bahamut and my tidal and mine is empty and he is up by 3550. He Maxx C’s me but I go for it. I big eye the tidal back, electric virus the bahamut, tribute the big eye and something else for a blaster and swing for game.   5-0   Round 6: Michael Albanese vs. Gaeten Georges (Dragons) Table 15   Game 1: I sword, search, and pass. He baby pitches for redox and I allow it, but Maxx C when he banishes for blaster. He passes. I triple baby pitch for tidal, redox, and blaster. I big eye with no fear because I have book, and I figure I can just go for game because my last 2 cards are book and veiler. I make blader so blaster can be sent to grave, summon him and attack for game with my blaster, blader, and his blaster. He asks if I decided against bladering and I just respond that I would rather just win the game.   Game 2: He goes first and passes. I look at my hand and I think, well I win. I baby pitch and am met with nothing. I baby pitch again and nothing. I make dracossack which he has to veiler or else he just loses. I banish for blaster, but I also have reborn. The salt was real, but I can’t really blame him I drew pretty great both games.   6-0   Round 7: Michael Albanese vs. Joey Chou (Books) Table 8   Game 1: I have heavy by other than that my hand sucks. He summons kycoo, sets 3 and activates tower and passes. I heavy and he judgments, and I figure I can just beat him right away but he has the wing blast, and begins to overwhelm me with advantage and I lose.   Game 2: I open Big eye set eradicator, but it doesn’t even matter. He has judgment and magician and I have 2 reactans left in hand. I just lose.   He gets 1st place after day one, but he goes 0-3 day 2. Really nice guy, wish he topped.   6-1   Round 8: Michael Albanese vs. Scott Page (Dragons) Table 42   I really enjoyed this match. We had a lot of fun talking and making fun of a really strange player playing next to us vs. Patrick Hoban.   Game 1: He Maxx C’s me early and I consider pushing for game, but I just swing with dracossack and feel safe behind Scarecrow and other hand traps. He makes a push under Maxx “C” but I have the scarecrow to stop him. I start pushing back with big eye, and he just scoops for the sake of time.   Game 2: He veilers me early and beats over my dracossack (With blaster I think). Later he has dracosack with tokens and no backrow and I have a possible game push. I dark hole to kill the tokens, figuring I will either win this turn or blader him. I big eye which he veilers, make blader which is also veilered, but I summon another dragon and reborn a tuner for my 2nd blader and successfully blader him. He draws and sets 2 backrow, one of which I assume is book and the other rejuv. I figure I need to summon once just to beat the book so I summon Tidal and he Maxx C’s and I swing for game.   Really awesome guy, wish I didn’t have to play him.   Day 1 ends and I finish 7-1 at 22nd place. We get lost on the way back to the hotel, and I plan on re-sleeving but I just go to sleep.   Day 2: We get up too late so we have to rush out, but when Phil Forte is driving you can get anywhere on time. I end up getting there before the event doors even open. I sit down at table 7 ready for round 9.   Round 9: Michael Albanese vs. Larry Wade (Dark World) Table 7   Game 1: He summons tour guide and I look around and say out loud does anyone else see this tour guide? But as I say that I realize I watched him play day 1 and I know he is playing dark world. He makes zenmaines, sets torrential and passes. I try and just big eye it but he torrentials, and I rejuv for 4. He doesn’t really do anything so next turn I just big eye the zenmaines and win pretty easily with the help from dark hole.   Game 2: He opens tour guide and makes zenmaines and passes. I baby pitch and he has the Maxx C, and I just pass safe behind scarecrow AND droll. I pray for dealings but he has dragged down, he rips droll and I rip his grapha, leaving his hand dead unless he draws a snow. He flips a set dealings and I draw droll (ribbed), he discards snow but I droll. He sets a backrow and ends with gate, 1 backrow, and trance archfiend discarding grapha to kill my big eye. I draw and just space his lone backrow which is torrential and put a bunch of dragons on the field, reborn his grapha for safe measures, and attack for game.   8-1. Alright just gotta win one more.   Round 10: Michael Albanese vs. Phil Pena (Dragons) Table 4 or 5   Our locals and the whole NY/NJ area pretty much killed this event so I figured I would have to play one of them eventually.   Game 1: He drolls My Maxx C, activates card destruction, and I ask if he can do that. A nearby judge we asks says yes, then another on looking judge says no. We appeal and he cannot. He makes big eye and I veiler, and after a 15 minute judge call, proceed to stupidly draw for Maxx “C.” I realize I have game but I get a game loss after Phil says I drew after droll and a nearby judge hears what he says. Bad beats, I was literally winning that turn.   Game 2: I just savaged him; all my life point sheet says was 8000-0.   Game 3: He opens 3 Veiler, Maxx C, and scarecrow. We go back and forth into time but his last turn he swords, draws a card and prays the gods he draws the right card, which he does. I hope that it’s emptiness because I have heavy, but it’s deck devi to rip my corseca and my electric virus that would have won me the game. Oh well, bubble time. Good games man.   8-2   Round 11: Michael Albanese vs. Bryan Rockenbach (Dragons) Table 21 (I think)   We find our table and the judges are like feature match and I’m like feature match on the bubble, let’s have all the pressure! Julien Lafon, a favorite of all of DGz says to me, if you can say no don’t do it, it’s too much pressure. I tell him that I am not a bitch, and I make my way to the feature match table. I am told that he got 2nd at nationals in 2007, but all I really care is if he is playing dragons. They explain to us all the feature match stuff, and we get started. If you want to read the feature it’s right here: http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=14735   Game 1:   I go first and honestly open the nuts for the mirror match, Maxx “C”, scarecrow, Veiler, and yeah. I make dracossack and he veilers, and I laugh because I have veiler for the blader, rejuv for 2 and pass. He makes blader and I veiler after I Maxx C for 2. I make dracossack with 2 babied dragons, pop the blader and swing 2600 with tidal. He draws redox, redox back blader which I veiler again. I big eye his blader to crash with blaster and swing for 2400 with tempest. He draws veiler, summons a dragon and searches a baby, baby pitches and summons veiler to make another blader. He finally connects with it but by now I know that I have won this game. I pass, he swings and I scarecrow, then on my turn I drop dark hole and lightning vortex and he scoops.   Game 2: He stops me with Maxx C, then OTK’s me on his 2nd turn with a hard summoned blaster, a reborned blaster, and my blaster that he stole with enemy controller.   Game 3: I baby pitch and rejuv twice for 4 and pass. He misplays here when he summons redox, babies for blaster, electric virus my redox, and xyz with his redox that can attack and not his blaster that can’t attack. I veilered his dracossack because time was just called and I could go for game next turn, so he just attacks with dracossack and passes. I electric virus his dracossack, make tokens, and tribute the dracossack to pop his set emptiness. I baby pitch for tidal, hard summon redox, make big eye and take his blaster (I had book for the veiler and scarecrow). I hard summon tidal, tribute the tokens for tidal, and swing for exactly 8000.   Whoo. 9-2, topping nats lets go.   Top 64: Michael Albanese vs. Larry Chapman (Dragons)   Game 1: I Maxx C him, and he tries to OTK me with Tidal, Blaster Colossal but I have the scarecrow, and the dark hole. I try to blader him but he has the veiler so I just swing over the dracossack. He pushes back but I have a lot of hand traps. At this point he has around 10 dragons banished and I only have 1 and it’s under gold sarc so it would be pretty hard to lose at this point. Next turn he feels the wrath of my second blader and he scoops shortly after. I rejuv’d for 2 cards turn 1 and turn 2 I remember.   Game 2: He opens poorly and I just OTK him on my 2nd turn.   Woo, top 32. We watch Pegasus duel which is painful because my phone is dead.   Top 32: Michael Albanese vs. Carl Manigat   Game 1: I open 3 Redox, Reactan, and Veiler. My next card is the other reactan. He draws a very playable hand and I lose very early.   Game 2: My hand is nearly just as unplayable. He has a Maxx C and I have to stop after I already used heavy storm. He makes colossal, attacks, and sets emptiness and deck devi. I baby pitch and he flips emptiness, and on my end phase deck devi rips my veiler, Maxx C, and scarecrow. He puts game on board and I give him the handshake.   I get my mat and prize card, and pretty much just chill and talk to people before we leave for our endless drive back to Jersey.   In 13 rounds, I played against 9 Mirror matches, 2 Prophecy, 1 Evilswarm, and 1 Dark World.   Pros: -          All the mirror matches -          Scarecrow Main decked -          A lot of people I know topping this event -          Lightning Vortex -          First feature match -          Rapture destroying swiss and going to worlds -          Dragons winning the event -          Drawing consistent hands all day until t32   Cons: -          Not maining the 3rd Maxx C -          Not siding more scarecrows -          EEV -          Not playing DNA surgery -          Not going to worlds -          My hands in top 32   Again, I have DGz to thank for my success this weekend. Thanks everyone for their sharing of knowledge on this site.
  12. Spellbook Deck Help

    Here's the deal: Nationals are in about 1 week, and for the first time in a while I went to locals and didn't get first place. I ended up losing to a Dragon Ruler deck in the cut. I sided in 3 Mind Drain and a second Jowgen, he sided in Last Day of Witch and some Fusiliers for a first turn EEV. Now, for the other rounds, I won BUT I noticed a lot of dead drawing into Drolls (I main deck 2). So, here's what I need help with: I like my Spellbook deck for the most part, but in Nationals, bad hands just won't cut it. I'd like to accomplish a few things:   -I'd like a monster option in my deck other than Droll and Lock (I may not even side them, since most good Spellbook players can play around it) but on the other hand I want people's opinions on this card.   -I'd like side options that can counter Dragon Rulers more efficiently, since if I don't open Mind Drain I'm kinda wide open.   -One of the reasons I lost was he was able to Tsukuyomi my Hall'd up Kycoo. I realize that Tsuk is a problem for me, so I'd like more options for it other than Solemns.   -And if there's anything else wrong with the deck, let me know. (For example, I've been told Upstarts are better than Crescents, but I'm not really sure which one I'd like to go with yet.)   Here's my build:    (If the link doesn't work, let me know and I'll just type my build). In any case, thanks for reading and (hopefully) helping me out. :)
  13. Awakening the Psi-Dragons

    This is most likely the build that I'm taking to the NAWCQ. I chose the Psi-Blocker over other cards, because it does weaken the mirror match somewhat, but it helps improve Gm 1 vs Evilswarm, Spellbook and Anti-Meta....can't say the same for D&L Bird.   Monsters: (29) 20 Dragon Rulers 1 Flamvell Guard 2 Psi-Blocker 1 Swift Scarecrow (in place of 3rd Maxx C) 3 Veiler 2 Maxx C   Spell: (12) 3 Super Rejuv 2 Gold Sarc 2 Seven Star Sword 1 Chalice 1 Card Destruction 1 Reborn 1 Heavy 1 BoM   Trap: (0)   Side: (15) 2 Fusilier 1 Swift Scarecrow 2 Tsukuyomi 1 Dark Hole 3 MST 2 EEV 2 Skill Drain 2 Vanity's Emptiness   Extra: (15) 3 Dracossack 2 Big Eye 1 Gaia Charger 1 Abyssgaios   1 Wyvern 1 TRA 1 Scrap Dragon 1 Black Rose 1 Armory Arm 2 Crimson Blader 1 Colossal     Let me know what you guys think and any possible changes that I may need to make, but I found this build to be the most consistent so far.
  14. Buried Alive

    Monsters: 15 3 Gravekeeper's Spy 3 Gravekeeper's Recruiter 3 Gravekeeper's Commandant 2 Gravekeeper's Descendant 2 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer 1 Gravekeeper's Assailant 1 Jowgen the Spiritualist   Spells: 12 3 Necrovalley 2 Pot of Duality 2 Gravekeeper's Stele 2 Royal Tribute 2 Forbidden Lance/Spellbook of Wisdom 1 Book of Moon Traps: 13 2 Compulsory Evacuation Device 2 Fiendish Chain 2 Torrential Tribute 2 Rivaly of the Warlords 2 Dimensional Prison 1 Dark Bribe 1 Solemn Warning 1 Solemn Judgment Side Deck 3x Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo 3x Mystical Space Typhoon 3x Mind Crush 2x Thunder King Raioh 2x Vanity's Emptyness 2x Imperial Iron Wall Extra Deck Gem-Knight Pearl Number 50: Blackship of Corn Wind-Up Zenmaister Number 16: Shock Master Maestroke the Symphony Djinn Gagaga Cowboy Evilswarm Nightmare Number 39: Utopia C39 Utopia Ray Abyss Dweller Alchemic Magician Photon Papilloperative Evilswarm Ouroboros      
  15. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/majaL5_qFu8?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>     Main Deck: [3] Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos [2] Burner, Dragon Ruler of Sparks [1] Dragunity Corsesca [3] Effect Veiler [2] Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts [3] Maxx "C" [2] Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles [3] Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders [2] Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets [3] Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms [3] Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls [1] Book of Eclipse [1] Book of Moon [1] Card Destruction [1] Dark Hole [1] Forbidden Chalice [2] Gold Sarcophagus [1] Heavy Storm [2] Sacred Sword of Seven Stars [3] Super Rejuvenation   Side Deck: [2] Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer [2] Psi Blocker [1] Swift Scarecrow [2] Tsukuyomi [2] Lightning Vortex [3] Mystical Space Typhoon [3] Vanity's Emptiness   Extra Deck: [1] Ancient Sacred Wyvern [1] Armory Arm [1] Black Rose Dragon [1] Colossal Fighter [1] Crimson Blader [1] Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 "Burei" [1] Scrap Dragon [1] Thought Ruler Archfiend [1] Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger [3] Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack [1] Mermail Abyssgaios [2] Number 11: Big Eye   Dragunity Corsesca - I like this card over Guard much more and I feel like you only need to run one tuner. I've never needed to use double tuner in testing and I've used both of them. In clutch scenarios, this can run over an attack-mode Jowgen the Spiritualist.   Book of Eclipse - Very good card when you need to push for game or you need to shut down an opponent's Kycoo/Jowgen. Can also shut down attacks as a pseudo Swift Scarecrow. Usually you are giving them such a negligible draw or you are killing them when you activate this.   Forbidden Chalice - This card has its applications in many different matchups. You can also deck out an opponent with this and Colossal if they decide to use Maxx "C" on you. It can stop Big Eye/Dracossack/Jowgen/Kycoo and more.   Card Destruction - This card is very card against Evilswarms/Prophecies/Dragons. Against Dragon Rulers, you can hold this and deck your opponent out or if you think they have Scarecrow you can Card Destruction it out of their hand. Against Evilswarms, you can use this to power through your deck in bad situations and draw side cards. Against Prophecies, if they use Judgment and get a good hand, you can mess that hand up.   Dark Hole - Dark Hole is very good vs Prophecies as it can keep Jowgen/Kycoo off the board when you need to make plays. It is also very good vs rogue matchups and bad players.   Lightning Vortex - A non-situational Last Day of Witch. It can be good in more than just the Prophecies matchup due to it not only destroying Spellcasters.   Vanity's Emptiness - Drawing this turn 1 and then going off and flipping it in chain to your opponents baby effects is a complete blowout. It can keep your opponent from doing anything and force your opponent to waste a lot of resources.
  16. Gravekeeper's or Chaos Dragons for NAWCQ

    [size=3]since the beginning of june i have had my heart set on running dragons for nats. it just seems like the best deck out now and the best match-ups against any top-tier deck. its very explosive and can otk like crazy. however a deck that has been on the back burner of the format but is starting to regain popularity is gravekeepers. a deck which would be a scary match up if i were to use dragons. ive seen many post not only on here but other yugioh related forums and many people are posting their "gk deck for nats" postings and ive been wondering if i should make a last minute meta call and run gks. gks is a deck ive been running off and on since chaos plants was the best deck, so i would consider myself comfortable with the deck. however when the lost sanctuary sd came out in the tcg i was immedialty hooked to playing agents. whether it was the change of pace of actaully summoning if the first turn or the ability to drop hyperion and just win. ever since the banlist hit the deck ive been waiting for a deck just like it to come out. so far chaos dragons seems like that deck that has even more boss monsters. ive come to the conclusion that the us nats will prolly consist of 60% of players using dragons, 30% of the players using rabbit, and the other 10% using other decks like inzektors, wind-ups, or gravekeeper's. if this proves to be true then gks wouldnt be that bad of a meta call but if it isnt then chaos dragons seems like a good choice. so whether i play dragons or gks here are the list for both.[/size] Which do you think I should play [size=3]Gravekeepers[/size] [size=3]Main deck total 40[/size] [size=3]Monsters 13[/size] [size=3]3 descendant[/size] [size=3]3 recruiter[/size] [size=3]3 spy[/size] [size=3]3 commandant[/size] [size=3]1 malefic stardust[/size] [size=3]Spells 14[/size] [size=3]3 necrovalley[/size] [size=3]3 pot of duality[/size] [size=3]2 royal tribute[/size] [size=3]2 gravekeepers stele[/size] [size=3]2 typhoon[/size] [size=3]1 dark hole[/size] [size=3]1 book of moon[/size] [size=3]Traps 13[/size] [size=3]2 solemn warning[/size] [size=3]2 torrential[/size] [size=3]2 d prison[/size] [size=3]2 bth[/size] [size=3]2 compulse[/size] [size=3]1 solemn judgment[/size] [size=3]1 dark bribe[/size] [size=3]1 starlight road[/size] [size=3]Side deck 15[/size] [size=3]2 thunder king[/size] [size=3]2 snowman eater[/size] [size=3]3 effect veiler[/size] [size=3]1 maxx c[/size] [size=3]1 typhoon[/size] [size=3]1 heavy storm[/size] [size=3]2 smashing ground[/size] [size=3]2 chain whirlwind[/size] [size=3]1 d prison[/size] [size=3]Extra deck 15[/size] [size=3]1 catastor[/size] [size=3]1 android[/size] [size=3]1 scrap archfiend[/size] [size=3]1 arcanite[/size] [size=3]1 scrap dragon[/size] [size=3]2 stardust dragon[/size] [size=3]1 leviair[/size] [size=3]1 acid golem[/size] [size=3]1 zenmaines[/size] [size=3]1 utopia[/size] [size=3]1 roach[/size] [size=3]1 maestroke[/size] [size=3]1 photon pollioperative[/size] [size=3]1 pearl[/size] [size=3]Chaos dragons[/size] [size=3]Main deck 40[/size] [size=3]Monsters 30[/size] [size=3]3 lightpulsar dragon[/size] [size=3]2 darkflare dragon[/size] [size=3]2 eclipse wyvern[/size] [size=3]2 redmd[/size] [size=3]1 dad[/size] [size=3]3 lyla[/size] [size=3]3 ryko[/size] [size=3]3 tour guide[/size] [size=3]1 sangan[/size] [size=3]3 veiler[/size] [size=3]1 gorz[/size] [size=3]2 chaos sorc[/size] [size=3]1 bls[/size] [size=3]1 plague[/size] [size=3]2 card trooper[/size] [size=3]Spells 10[/size] [size=3]3 solar recharge[/size] [size=3]1 charge[/size] [size=3]1 allure[/size] [size=3]1 future fusion[/size] [size=3]1 dark hole[/size] [size=3]1 reborn[/size] [size=3]1 heavy[/size] [size=3]1 lance[/size] [size=3]Side deck 15[/size] [size=3]2 thunder king[/size] [size=3]1 victoria[/size] [size=3]1 electric virus[/size] [size=3]1 tempest magician[/size] [size=3]3 typhoon[/size] [size=3]2 soul taker[/size] [size=3]3 decree[/size] [size=3]2 safe zone[/size] [size=3]Extra deck 15[/size] [size=3]1 five headed[/size] [size=3]1 catastor[/size] [size=3]1 armory arm[/size] [size=3]1 brio[/size] [size=3]1 brd[/size] [size=3]1 scrap[/size] [size=3]1 leviair[/size] [size=3]1 leviathan[/size] [size=3]1 giga brilliant[/size] [size=3]1 zenmaines[/size] [size=3]1 acid golem[/size] [size=3]1 roach[/size] [size=3]1 exa beetle[/size] [size=3]1 photon stike bounzer[/size] [size=3]1 gaia thunder charger[/size]
  17. chaos dragon deck for nawcq

    [size=3]Here is my chaos dragon deck that I plan to take to nats [/size] [size=3]Any constructive criticism would be appreciated[/size] [size=3]I’m also looking for a photon strike bounzer, solar recharges, and inzektor exa beetle so if you’re in SoCal or going to nats pm me[/size] [size=3]Monsters 30[/size] [size=3]3 lightpulsar[/size] [size=3]2 redmd[/size] [size=3]2 darkflare[/size] [size=3]2 eclipse[/size] [size=3]1 dad[/size] [size=3]3 lyla[/size] [size=3]3 ryko[/size] [size=3]3 veiler[/size] [size=3]2 trooper[/size] [size=3]2 chaos sorc[/size] [size=3]1 bls[/size] [size=3]1 gorz[/size] [size=3]1 plague[/size] [size=3]3 tour guide[/size] [size=3]1 sangan[/size] [size=3]spells 10[/size] [size=3]3 recharge[/size] [size=3]1 charge[/size] [size=3]1 allure[/size] [size=3]1 lance[/size] [size=3]1 reborn[/size] [size=3]1 future fusion[/size] [size=3]1 heavy[/size] [size=3]1 dark hole[/size] [size=3]Side[/size] [size=3]1 electric virus[/size] [size=3]1 victoria[/size] [size=3]2 thunder king [/size] [size=3]1 tempest magician[/size] [size=3]2 soul taker[/size] [size=3]3 typhoon[/size] [size=3]2 safe zone[/size] [size=3]3 decree[/size] [size=3]Extra [/size] [size=3]1 five headed[/size] [size=3]1 armory[/size] [size=3]1 catastor[/size] [size=3]1 brio[/size] [size=3]1 black rose[/size] [size=3]1 scrap dragon[/size] [size=3]1 levithan[/size] [size=3]1 leviair[/size] [size=3]1 acid golem[/size] [size=3]1 roach[/size] [size=3]1 gaia dragon[/size] [size=3]1 exa beetle[/size] [size=3]1 photon strike bounzer[/size] [size=3]1 zenmaines[/size] [size=3]1 giga brilliant[/size]
  18. Rabbit for Nationals

    Monsters: [20] 3x Kabazauls 3x Sabersaurus 1x Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning 3x Effect Veiler 3x Tour Guide of the Underworld 1x Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 3x Rescue Rabbit 1x Sangan 2x Thunder King Rai-Oh Spells: [12] 1x Book of Moon 1x Dark Hole 2x Forbidden Lance 3x Mystical Space Typhoon 1x Mind Control 1x Pot of Avarice 1x Monster Reborn 1x Soul Taker 1x Heavy Storm Traps: [8] 2x Bottomless Trap Hole 1x Mirror Force 2x Solemn Warning 1x Solemn Judgment 2x Torrential Tribute Side: [15] 2x Kinetic Soldier 2x Snowman Eater 2x Spirit Reaper 2x Dimensional Prison 3x Macro Cosmos 2x Royal Decree 2x Level Limit Area - B Extra: [15] 2x Evolzar Laggia 2x Evolzar Dolkka 1x Gem-Knight Pearl 1x Leviar the Sea Dragon 1x Maestroke the Symphony Djinn 1x Number 17: Leviathan Dragon 1x Number 20: Giga-Brilliant 1x Number 30: Acid Golem 1x Number 39: Utopia 1x Number C39: Utopia Ray 1x Photon Papilloperative 1x Steelswarm Roach 1x Wind-Up Zenmaines Mind Control is sorta iffy but Mirror Force has been testing v well since no one expects it.