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Official Chaos Return Format - April 2006

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None of you guys are ever on to play :(

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I played a few matches of this format only to remember how mediocre it is compared to Goats, Reaper/Return/Cyber Dragon are just not very fun, and there's always that asshole who is maining Stein

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I played a few matches of this format only to remember how mediocre it is compared to Goats, Reaper/Return/Cyber Dragon are just not very fun, and there's always that asshole who is maining Stein

 

This was arguably the most fun and versatile format in yugioh, given the amount of competitive decktypes. Ban stein: simple!

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I personally prefer goat format over any other and have no desire to play any other at the moment, and to me this format is not even remotely close to the most fun format, but we all have our opinions

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 agree with the people bashing on this format, that said I will still play it whenever.

 

The problem with this format is it's way too brainless. It doesn't take any kind of deep thought to use goldd, reaper, smashing ground, etc. And the mirage dragon type monsters are sickening. The decks play themselves. Every move is way too obvious.

 

I'm pretty sure a 10 year old won nationals in 2006. Just goes to show.

 

Also, # of viable deck types =/= skill required to win in said format.

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Hey DGZ I'm really happy to see this thread and see that there are others in the community who still like this format. 

 

This will always be my favorite format bc it was the first time i had ever topped a jump.  Also my team mate James Naughton "Kreator" won SJC arlington. 

 

SJC arlington was one of the last events of the format so the tech choices and play style had evovled a lot.  To elaborate further, people changed their play style from the traditional "T-set" became set 1-2 backrow and pass turn,  The reason the pros stopped setting a monster turn 1 was because everyone was playing 3 cydra.  Cyber reaper NoC was almost an auto win back then,  The only time we set a mosnter was if we had a saku or other forms of protection.  Heres James decklist and my current build I pilot...

 

 

James Naughton

 

Monsters: 22

1 Blade Knight

2 Zaborg the Thunder Monarch

2 Cyber Dragon

1 Breaker the Magical Warrior

3 Chaos Sorcerer

1 Tsukuyomi

1 Magical Merchant *2 merchants not 1*

1 Morphing Jar

2 Spirit Reaper

1 D. D. Warrior Lady

1 Magician of Faith

1 Asura Priest

1 Treeborn Frog

1 Sangan

3 Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive

 

Spells: 12

1 Enemy Controller

2 Nobleman of Crossout

1 Snatch Steal

1 Graceful Charity

1 Confiscation

1 Scapegoat

1 Metamorphosis

1 Smashing Ground

1 Heavy Storm

1 Book of Moon

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

 

Traps: 6

2 Sakuretsu Armor

1 Return from the Different Dimension

1 Call of the Haunted

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Mirror Force

 

Fusion:

1 Cyber Twin Dragon

1 Thousand-Eyes Restrict

2 Dark Balter the Terrible

1 Fiend Skull Dragon

1 Karbonala Warrior

2 Ryu Senshi

 

Side: 15

2 Banisher of the Radiance

2 Dust Tornado

1 Poison of the Old Man

1 Mystic Swordsman LV2

2 Waboku

1 Ceasefire

1 Des Koala

2 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World

1 Royal Decree

1 Stealth Bird

1 Don Zaloog

 

IMO there was not a better chaos return than this build.  Whats funny is that this exact build card for card topped the philadelphia SJC the very next month. 

 

In conclusion, if anyone wants to play on DN let me know,  Also if you're in the DFW area let me know because all the greats in Texas come by and play old formats with me (Fili, Jason, Spicer etc)

 

 

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3x Chaos Sorc?? Clog city, in my opinion.

 

I also don't like all the card drawing (3 deko, 2 merch) with MJ.

 

Otherwise not a bad build.

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Also I don't like Blade Knight...

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Yeah, I know blade knight was used, but I really disliked it. I also strongly feel that Cyber Dragon should be maxed out in this format, you could get away with two - but three was always better. Gave you an successful out if your opponent ever used Dimeonsional Fissure etc and gave you field presence that only realistically a sorc or monarch could cope with.

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Did you guys prefer the recruiter version or the return build?
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Did you guys prefer the recruiter version or the return build?

Sorry for the bump, but I have recently been playing this format again and am having a blast. Would love to see more people talk about it.

 

For your question, I have been using the recruiter build with 3 Royal Decree. Think Duncan's build. 

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I wasn't in the game for this format but it looks fun         DN name: ralfiano

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Posted (edited)

2 Asura Priest
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
2 Chaos Sorcerer
2 Cyber Dragon
1 Cyber-Stein
1 D.D. Warrior Lady
1 Exiled Force
2 Magician of Faith
1 Mystic Swordsman LV2
2 Mystic Tomato
1 Sangan
2 Spirit Reaper
1 Tsukuyomi
1 Zaborg the Thunder Monarch 

1 Book of Moon
1 Confiscation
2 Creature Swap
2 Enemy Controller
1 Graceful Charity
1 Heavy Storm
1 Last Will
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Nobleman of Crossout
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Scapegoat
1 Smashing Ground
1 Snatch Steal

1 Mirror Force
2 Royal Decree
1 Torrential Tribute

 

 

 

I have been playing this format a ton lately. been playing Longo's worlds deck, and am 9-0 in matches with it. anyone like his deck better than the standard chaos return and chaos recruiter?

Edited by Tom Brady
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On 4/6/2017 at 7:02 PM, Tom Brady said:

2 Asura Priest
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
2 Chaos Sorcerer
2 Cyber Dragon
1 Cyber-Stein
1 D.D. Warrior Lady
1 Exiled Force
2 Magician of Faith
1 Mystic Swordsman LV2
2 Mystic Tomato
1 Sangan
2 Spirit Reaper
1 Tsukuyomi
1 Zaborg the Thunder Monarch 

1 Book of Moon
1 Confiscation
2 Creature Swap
2 Enemy Controller
1 Graceful Charity
1 Heavy Storm
1 Last Will
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Nobleman of Crossout
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Scapegoat
1 Smashing Ground
1 Snatch Steal

1 Mirror Force
2 Royal Decree
1 Torrential Tribute

 

 

 

I have been playing this format a ton lately. been playing Longo's worlds deck, and am 9-0 in matches with it. anyone like his deck better than the standard chaos return and chaos recruiter?

I topped SJC Indy with his list and remember hating it. Don't know how I'd go about revisiting the format now though. So much of it at the time was "do you think this event will have more Decree or more Return?"

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6 hours ago, OD Superman said:

I topped SJC Indy with his list and remember hating it. Don't know how I'd go about revisiting the format now though. So much of it at the time was "do you think this event will have more Decree or more Return?"

Interesting. Do you remember why you hated it at the time?

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6 hours ago, OD Superman said:

 So much of it at the time was "do you think this event will have more Decree or more Return?"

 

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Dimension Fusion was still at 3 in this format as was Trap Dustshoot. Surprised that combination didn't see more play, and given the single copy of Scapegoat, I think it would easily be the deck to beat. I suppose the biggest problem is that if everyone is playing Chaos, then bringing back every body else's monsters is not as good. Trap Dustshoot should prevent a lot of them from getting removed from play though, if you can send back a Sorcerer or the single Light/Dark in your opponent's hand that makes the Sorcerer live.

 

I think hindsight theory could potentially break this format wide open. People would still run Chaos, but my gut tells me that neither Chaos Return nor Chaos Decree should really be the "deck to beat" of the format.

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With hindsight, the deck to beat is cyber stein variants and it's not even close. Just look what happened next format.

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You just play a chaos deck with stein that smokescreens into a full stein deck, it's not that hard. Cyber Dragons in the main and 3 Trunades in the transformational sideboard is going to shit on just about any rogue deck. Their only outs are usually Kuriboh, Scapegoat, or Threatening Roar if you didn't EoT Decree.

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1 hour ago, ACP said:

With hindsight, the deck to beat is cyber stein variants and it's not even close. Just look what happened next format.

 

Perhaps. The next format though, Chaos Sorcerer was banned, so the Stein decks were primarily competing with Monarch decks for superiority. I think they deserved more play than they received, though. Perhaps because people did not have enough time to develop the deck, with Last Will only changing to the current ruling in May 2006.

 

I just did a quick search--there was a single Cyber-Stein in a single side deck in t8 of US Nationals in June 2006. By the final SJC of the format in August, there were 8 copies of Cyber-Stein in the top 8. So clearly, it was untapped at the time of US Nationals.

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