Well decided to post something up since its already 1 month after the Asia Plus Qualifiers in Singapore. And also because a friend in Malaysia who is the author of Dueling Legacy says that I'm dead. *bitch!*
So yes since the Duelist Sets namely Version Lightning Star and Version Dark Returner will be available in Singapore soon, this also means that some of the Constellar and Evilswarm/Steelswarm cards will be made legal for use in the OCG card pool of Singapore! However will they dominate? I don't think so~! Since Wind-Ups , HERO , Mermail and Darkworld would most likely be the decks to be focused on in this current banlist. Thats just my own opinion though. =X
Anyways since grand tournaments are over for me, and I'm not going to participate in any Top Shop qualifier tournaments held in Singapore since I'm so busy working. I've recently browsed Shriek's decklist arsenal on the recent tournaments held in Japan and came across this deck that caught my eye!
And here is the link to the decklist!
If you didn't know what [Distractor] was in the deck while viewing the decklist on Shriek, here is a good idea what that card is. Its actual name in TCG is called [Destructotron]
This deck might perhaps be old news to some but yes I'd admit that I'm slow in viewing tournament decklists in Japan! Anyways this deck is surprising strong despite not really looking like it. After building this deck in Dueling Network then testing it out for a few days, this deck is really not bad. Here are its key points.
Deck's Killing Method : Summon as many rank 4 XYZ as you can to kill!
How? : Having [Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword] as an XYZ material causes many of your XYZ monsters to have an increased 1000 points of ATK! 2800 ATK [Maestroke the Symphony Djinn] anyone? Having multiple [Number 16: Shock Master] on the field is also very delicious! =D
Fun cards: Looking at the card [Monster Slots] there in the deck is actually quite surprising for me. But after reading it's effects then I know that this card actually can be a "draw" engine for the deck itself, yet if you happened to draw a monster with the same level that can actually be special summoned onto your field will be like an "added bonus". If not just drawing a card would be good enough. However drawing cards such as [Photon Thrasher] will not be good since you can't special summon them out using the effect of [Monster Slots].
Weakness: This deck practically dies to [Maxx C] since they are tons of special summons being involved. [Effect Veiler] is also a card that totally render any XYZ monster summoned with [Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword] as a material to not be able to have the 1000 ATK points increase.
So after testing this deck out. I decided to modify it to my own version!
2x Maxx "C"
3x Alexandrite Dragon
1x Sacred Crane
2x Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword
2x Photon Thrasher
2x Tinplate Goldfish
2x Rescue Rabbit
2x Instant Fusion
1x Heavy Storm
1x Monster Reborn
1x Pot of Duality
3x Dimensional Fissure (Yes I do hate Maxx "C" and Effect Veilers!)
1x Dark Hole
3x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x Book of Moon
2x Night Beam
3x Royal Decree
Extra Deck: 15
1x Karbonala Knight
1x Evilswarm Ouroborous
1x Number 39: Utopia
1x Number C39: Utopia Ray
1x Gagaga Cowboy
1x Photoknight Paladius
1x Heroic Champion - Excalibur
1x Blade Armor Ninja
1x Lavalval Chain
1x Number 50: Blackship of Corn
2x Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
2x Number 16: Shock Master
I can't say that my version of this deck would work better. But at least I have lesser troubles with cards such as [Effect Veiler], [Maxx "C"] , [Herald of Orange Light] and many more that has effects to do with being "sent to the graveyard" after having main the 3 copies of [Dimensional Fissure].
I preferred having [Mystical Space Typhoon] and [Night Beam] over [Forbidden Lance] because to me, just getting rid of the threat straight away is much more of my style. Plus if he has many cards set face down that are chainable to your [Forbidden Lance] then you might not have a good advantage. The other 2 cards however, can prove to be a bigger advantage against decks like Mermails.
Why change away the [EvilSwarm Heliotrope]? Because I do not have it in real life yet so I'd rather test it with cards that I have, such as [Alexandrite Dragon]. Not a bad choice though because having [Alexandrite Dragon] allows me to have access to XYZ monsters such as [Photoknight Paladius]. Also, having a 2000 ATK beatstick is good!
So yes thats my update for today! Lets hope I'll be less busy so that I'll be able to update more!
Till next time! Cya guys!