Saturday, December 31, 2011
I saw the list and was quite intrigued by it.
Its a really cool deck, no joke, whereby milling Eclipse Wyverns will become a free Gold Sarc for Judgment Dragon instantly.
Kudos to him for actually building the deck. Actually, if you think about it, Konami really knows the good ways for us to play our SDs
This was the list he sent me:
Light Pulsar Dragon x2
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon x2
Chaos Sorcerer x2
Spirit Reaper x2
Necro Gardna x2
Judgment Dragon x2
Eclipse Wyvern x2
Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter x2
Wulf, Lightsworn Beast x2
Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress x1
Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner x1
Jain, Lightsworn Paladin x1
Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior x1
Ehren, Lightsworn Monk x1
Gragonith, Lightsworn Dragon x1
Black Luster Soldier-Envoy of the Beginning x1
Dark Armed Dragon x1
Zombie Carrier x1
Solar Recharge x3
Mystical Space Typhoon x2
Reinforcement of the Army x1
Heavy Storm x1
Future Fusion x1
Pot of Avarice x1
Foolish Burial x1
Dark Hole x1
Charge of Light Brigade x1
Monster Reborn x1
So i tried playtesting it and it worked pretty well on DN. It went 1-0 against Insecters , but 0-1 vs samurai. Nothing much i can do when the samurai player went first with gateway, rota, and 3x six united. and when i milled with Charge of Light Brigade, i sent MST, Dark Hole, and reinforcement of army to graveyard. crazy? only happens on DN
will playtest in KL next week whereby i will be there for a whole year =)
i would -1 Gragonith, -1 ROTA from the build above and +1 Wyvern/ Allure/ Treacherous Trap Hole or something like that.
And yeah the deck was designed to work in Asia format.
Thats all for today
Friday, December 30, 2011
It is a plant : spore fodder, random black rose effect cost fodder.
Level 4 : nice to special summon librarian, nifty for Trishula fodder with Junk Synchron. level 4 is nice for Lavalval Chain, which i am trying to build a deck around now.
Dark : Chaos fodder, Allure fodder.
1550 attack : Baits Bottomless Trap Hole, and has an easy to fullfill special summon cost.
Play it now!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
First of all a good pair of sleeves!
Ultra Pro (scratchy back ) sleeves
Player's Choice sleeves. Incredibly smooth, gives you the chance to make the nice shuffling sounds.
You will need a good pair of sleeves for shuffling convenience. Although in official sanctioned events, you can only use Konami sleeves. its always good to use other types in casual play. Then during events, your Konami sleeves (or its double layer) wont be worn out and no one can accuse you of marked sleeves.
I suggest everyone to at least try these TCG branded sleeves at least once in their dueling lifetime.
Next is this sexy sexy sexy deckbox. Amir showed the pic to me a while ago. Its nice, stylish, compact and it carries 2 decks! If you have a chance to get one, get one now!
Next up, is a nice playmat tube to keep your playmats safe! so, they dont get worn out or torn easily.
Next you will need a rare sexy mat to use so that you can be the envy of your friends :D
Using expensive stuff is cool, no?
Nah just kidding. Any mat is fine. You will need it to keep your cards off oily and greasy tables.
Last but not least, a "New Victory" Professional Card Album!
Dont get the Ultra Pro ones as the quality aint as good at the one above. These have protected covers unlike Ultra Pro ones. These have very tight , clear, and compact sleeves which are better for your cards.
Furthermore, the one above has more sleeve pages so that you can fit more cards.
Lil bit expensive? The investment is worth it =)
OK thats all for today, going out now!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Seriously its about time Gorz/Raioh become legal for Asia format!
Santa please grant! ^
Thats all for today, merry christmas everybody.
edit: Tour Bus' effect has been confirmed! I just woke up to see it on Shriek TCG
When this card is sent to the graveyard, target 1 monster in either player's graveyard except Tour Bus and shuffle it back to the deck.
So ummm, quickly out of my head, let's do a short discussion!
Its a decent card. I'm not sure if it gets its effect when its detached as an xyz material or not, but i think it should, i mean it is supposed to work together with Tour Guide, the ultimate xyz bitch.
Assuming that it does get its effect ... here goes!
I think Plants will find room for 1 or 2. Definitely not 3. I would, main 1 only if i were to play Plants. Seriously, once you have seen TCG Plants, no heart to play OCG Doppel anymore :(
So, what you can do, is return your opponent's cards back to his deck. This means you can mess with Insecter Hornet, and mess with opposing Plant player's graveyard like their Spore, Glow Up etc.
It is a pseudo Transmigration Prophecy. Transmigration Prophecy has always been a decent card but it wasnt very splashable. Now that a monster version exists which coincide with TGU, then its good.
You can also return your own monsters back to the deck! For example, you can recycle your Tengu again, or return Sangan back to your deck, or TGU again. TGU engine is quite broke if you ask me now.
But! its not dead if you draw it in your hand! You can still use it for a discard cost for One for One or use it to fuel Tragodia's effect.
Plus, if your running Dark World with 3x Tour Guides, Tour Bus is not dead since you can use its effect with the DW stuff.
Who cares about drawing multiple TGU now that you have this card to make up for it? i can draw 3x TGU and be happy that i can pull off Sangan multiple times with it.
The bottom line is TGU is a broke engine, and Tour Bus makes it even better and efficient. I would still run 1 or 2 in plants only.
PS: i just saw the article by Kevin Tewart about tour bus. very creative but very gay
But i have the results:
Top 4 (in order) :
1st: Lim Yii : Clear Water Insecter
2nd: Kevin Mambang: Wind Up Insecter
Seng Bong : QD Junk Doppel
Juin Then: Insecter
Not sure who is 3rd/ 4th but the other 2 are in top 4.
The results pretty much speak for themselves.
Also saw how much Skill Drain hurts insecters. DW for Asia tourneys next year!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
3/4 are playing Raigeki Break.
Kinda reflects yesterday's post, in some way..
Maxx C in Laval is cool.
Insecter is going under the banhammer!
This decklist was found on OCG world:
Decklist with Lyla/ Trooper or decklist with Raioh, and Fiendish Chain more convincing to you?
2x Armageddon Knight
3x Thunder King Rai-Oh
3x Inzecter Hornet
3x Inzecter Damsel
3x Inzecter Centipede
1x Inzecter Gigamantis
1x Dark Armed Dragon
1x Mystic Tomato
1x Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
1x Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite
3x Effect Veiler
1x Heavy Storm
1x Monster Reborn
1x Book of Moon
3x Pot of Duality
1x Allure of Darkness
1x Foolish Burial
1x Solemn Judgment
2x Solemn Warning
1x Torrential Tribute
2x Call of the Haunted
1x Trap Dustshoot
3x Fiendish Chain
Side Deck: 15
3x Cyber Dragon
3x Snowman Eater
3x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Mirror Force
2x Bottomless Trap Hole
3x Royal Decree
Extra Deck: 15
1x Ally of Justice Catastor
2x Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1x Number 20: Giga-Brillant
1x Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction
1x Number 39: Utopia
1x Steelswarm Roach
1x Verz Nightmare
1x Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1x Black Rose Dragon
1x Lavalval Chain
2x Leviair the Sea Dragon
1x Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
the winner's decklist was really solid. 3x raioh, 3x fiendish chain, 3x effect veiler how are you gonna do anything at all ?
seriously looks so good.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In the TCG, last time, when Heavy Storm was around, many decks ran minimal traps with Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, Torrential Tribute and Solemn Judgment. For example, the LADD era there or even some Monarch eras.
Its slowly gaining popularity as a trend now in the OCG with Heavy Storm.
For example, Sam took Top Shop Taiwan with 2 PWWB in his Insectors.
Phoenix Wing Wind Blast is a good card because if used correctly , it can be a +1 or a +2.
Take for instance, you discard a vital card from your hand to the grave for Wing Blast. Like maybe you have Spore, Dandy, or Hornet in hand.
This evens out the cost of discarding a card already because it helps you to put a dead card in hand which requires setup to the grave , where it can be live.
Or, you could discard another Mystic Shine Ball into the grave which is clogging your hand for it. Bi Xuan (Sazabi) took Top Shop Singapore with TG Agents maining 2 PWWB. Sometimes, you have too many TG Warwolf or TG Striker so it could help.
Jeff used a similar card to Wing Blast in his Junk Doppel, in Singapore Top Shop too. Raigeki Break may have been more useful for him at that time because it could get rid of threats like Dimension Fissure or other stuff for good.
Wing Blast can go as far as a +1 or +2. When you chain Wing Blast in response to another card that is crucial in a combo, and break that combo you have gained +1.
Lets say i am playing Junk Doppel. I summon Junk Synchron and special summon a level one tuner and drop Doppel to try to do Formula + Librarian. If my opponent chains Wing Blast to my Doppel it is a 1 for 1, assuming he has discarded something which benefited him like Hornet.
Then with nothing left to do this turn, next turn he will attack over my Junk Synchron and cause me to -1, meaning he will +1
Then on my turn i am forced to draw into Doppel Warrior which is a dead card in hand. My opponent would have picked up more momentum and controlled the field while i cannot even draw for options in my deck. That way, he has +2, and probably pushed for more damage.
My opponent can simply play around the card he has returned to my deck or be relaxed because the card that i have drawn is a dead card.
Lets say my opponent summons Rescue Rabbit and special summon 2 Kabazauls from their deck (everyone summons Kabazauls first to get rid of small fry in their deck), and then you Wing Blast away one Kabazauls. The other Kabazauls will be gone at the end of the turn, so you have just pulled off a one for one. Then next turn your opponent will draw crap and lose momentum and there is no Lagia.
There are other ways to plus one off your opponent too. Situations ranging from people who commit to their synchros/ xyzs, and you just PWWB it away.
Have you ever been Trap Dustshoot, and then Phoenix Wing Wind Blast simultaneously? I have not, but i can assure you it sucks to the max. Imagine getting Time Sealed all over again. No wonder Time Seal was banned.
PWWB can also do random stuff like aid in OTKs whereby you return spell/trap, or a monster on the field. Targeting Zenmaines and Gachi Gachi is also delicious.
Its overall a versatile card, and its similar to Raigeki Break, so you could look into its usage, and consider it as an option if your deck can accommodate it.
It is better off in a deck which is more aggressive and controlling , so that you can maintain absolute control over the field, while decks which are more combo based should play Raigeki Break so your opponent's big monsters don'-t get the better of you, or you can destroy that pesky Dimension Fissure which is messing with your combos.
That's all for today.
Congratulations to Malaysia for topping the whole event. Phillipines also did very well in the 2 tourneys whereby they got 1st for team, and 2nd for Top Shop
I had free time so wanted to chill out to play Yugioh. A friend of mine decided to pay the entry fee (rm 20) for me and i told him i'll give him whatever prize i won.
I went with Junk Doppel because i didnt have any Insecters. Price jumped to rm10 per rare. fucking bloodsuckers.
Round 1: VS Chok Chee Chung
Deck Used: Chaos Dragons
I forgot what happened. Dropped Tragoedia early and Quasar from there.
I forgot too but remember i had a bad hand but i had a DD Crow which i used to remove his REDMD so that Pulsar lost its target. Dropped either Gorz or Tragoedia soon and then later on Trishula ftw.
Round 2: VS Alex Chai
Deck Used: Machina Gadget
i dropped Tragoedia and control from there. Seriously Tragoedia is the MVP for the day. Keep getting him and Gorz in my games.
He control with 2 Ancient Gear Gadget Dragon which knocked over my Gorz.
I control with Trishula.
Round 3: VS Irwin
Deck Used: Ninja Dragons (slightly similar to LGQ's build)
I bait out all his traps one by one and then bait out the last Ninjutsu Super Transformation Art. Then Quasar FTW.
Bait out everything and damage and then win.
Round 4: VS :Lim Yi
Deck Used: Insecter
We were going into Top 4 already anyway. But still played it out for fun.
Raioh control. Attack into Ryko but it got Chaliced, then Insecter crazy combo ftw.
2nd game i didnt draw any sided cards fml. He Veiler my Junk Synchron so nothing i can do and when i tried to Call of the Haunted into Gorz to kill Damsel, he showed DD Crow.
Semi Finals: VS Seng Bong
Deck Used: Junk Doppel
He Quasar me in 2nd turn. I had to use Gorz and Trag to save myself, and lost alot of advantage, I Brionac it away but he called Shooting Star and BLS and he sync-ed the BLS away for something else which i forgot, but i stalled and eventually topdeck Monster Reborn and revive BLS and killed Shooting Star. He was forced to Black Rose me, but he topdecked Quickdraw Synchron and used it to wipe out the remaining 700 lp i had left. Very enjoyable game.
I early Maxx C and DD Crow away his Level Eater and his Spore one after another and then killed him somehow which i couldnt remember. Quasar FTW
Very exhilarating game. Tragoedia saved me. Was gonna make Quasar but i had one too many token on the field, and just sync Brionac, Drill Warrior, and Librarian and wipe out the remaining of his life points.
Finals: VS Insecter
Died first turn without sideboarding. Tried to do Librarian and friends but got Torrential, Hornet and Damsel rush is nightmare. His Damsel was immortal due to Heart of Clear Water.
Drew good, which i had Chain Disappearance, Crow, Junk Synchron, Doppel Warrior, Ryko, but he drew "shit" which was actually good for him. He summoned Raioh and when i Ryko he Veiler. Then he beat with Centipede and although he search for Damsel he never play it so i couldnt Chain Disappearance it. When i tried to Crow away his Hornet, he had another one. Emo.
Shameful score and died 1000 deaths to Insecters. Massive hatred now.
He could answer my stuff one after another. A mixture of bad luck, and his deck out playing every single card i had.
Result: 2nd place.
1st- Lim Yi. Insecters
2nd- Me. Junk Doppel
3rd- Juin Then. Dark World
4th- Seng Bong. Junk Doppel
Decklist is the one i used in KL.
3x dd crow
2x maxx C
1x effect veiler
1x chaos sorcerer
2x royal decree
2x chain disappearance
1x fairy wind
No rabbit ragia decks today so no snowmans.
No TGAA decks too so no Mind Crush, hence the side board is not modded against those decks
Won a mixture of foils and SCR Utopia. Gave them all away.
Should i bandwagon and play Insecters for the rest of the format? hmm, nah.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
2 doppel warrior
1 glow up bulb
1 effect veiler
1 level eater
1 max c
1 card trooper
1 mystic tomato
1 debris dragon
2 junk synchron
1 chaos sorcerer
1 foolish burial
1 monster reborn
1 one for one
1 pot of avarice
1 dark hole
1 heavy storm
2 bottomless trap hole
2 call of the haunted
1 torrential tribute
Max C mained was good. did not regret it. drew 6 to 7 cards vs insecters but didnt draw a gorz or any trags. bad luck.
1 veiler cos i hated drawing 2 and this was just a fun choice.
lyla > trooper , now that it is common
tomato is worth playing with sangan and level eater
rest is self explanatory
didnt run gk junk doppel. sure it is fun, but it dies to dragon, dark world and insecter.
dragon- big monster destroys gk spy #1, even though i have spy #2, how to xyz for laval chain.
dw- same. grapha beatdown
insecter- everything dies to this. lol.
on a side note. time to call the short printed cards in GS 2012.
my call is zenmaines and bls. usually the main feature card in the series is the short print.
if zenmaines is not a short print, and the actual short prints turn out to be bls and duality, i will laugh really loudly.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Release of Wind Up Zenmaines? WTF. Konami really despo. Plus this set is too good. Who wouldnt buy a box. lol. Any newbie who buys one box automatically receives a good fraction of necessary staple cards a duelist should keep.
Best GS ever.
TG Agent Angel as the my official Asia Format deck.
Can expect a fuckload of the meta to be Insecters and TGAA.
Please dont do stupid things like print Tour Guide of Underworld or Tengu in the GS. The format already quite nice over here.
I really do expect OCG to have our own "underworld tour" card soon.
Still hope this is a troll.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Brought QD Doppel to KL to play. KL meta is very queer yet solid. Michael's Dragon Egg turbo and Wei Yann's different way of playing QD Doppel are good examples.
Tested with the pros today. Very good and worthwhile.
Tested with Karls insecters. Seriously too strong. kena tapao. lol. Ryko got Hornet-ed, and he let me draw 6 cards with Max C but no Tragoedia and Gorz. fml.
Without sideboard really hard to win. Tested with Michael Yaps Dragon Egg Turbo and its very consistent. REDMD plus Pulsar for loop. Not posting decklist cos i dont think i have the right to.
However it is good against Insecter. Wanna otk? Pulsars revival effect ruins everything. Big monster which cant be run over.
Wanna Hornet me to death? Pulsar annoying too.
Gonna have nice buffet breakfast tmr ciao!
PS: will still be in KL till Tuesday. KL life is really busy. i walked off all the calories i should have gained. walk to klcc and back everyday.
Good luck to Singapore team and Malaysia team in Taiwan! Lol @ Michael Yap went shopping today just for new stuff to wear there.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Heading to KL tomorrow noon. Gonna be fun.
should be at Gamers Arena on sunday. will try to go to play for fun etc, depends on my mood. If not, just go there to do selling/ buying/ hunting of Asia cards/ chit chatting with players etc.
Easy to spot me. I cropped my hair short. and just spy asia bls (besides sam)
Damn Andrew at Singapore Zoukout.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Also its effect is the best and is the closest to the anime counterpart compared to Ra who was made to look like a small bird. At least it can be special summoned by the likes of Monster Reborn.
Also , news about the release of a new "God" card or something?
光の創造神 ホルアクティ(光之创造神 哈拉克提) 神 12星 幻神兽 ? ?
Source: Yugioh FB group.
If anyone will kindly translate it for me, it would he helpful cos i am a banana (local term coined for a chinese fellow who cant read/write chinese)
From what i know, its gonna be damn hard to get and there are only gonna be 10000 pieces released worldwide. Something about getting it from Structure Deck 22 Dragonic Legion or Zexal Starter deck.
Gonna be an expensive card. Totally not worth getting. Art looks terrible =)
EDIT: new info posted.
Horakhty the Creator of Light.
This card cannot be normal summoned. This card can only be special summoned by tributing 1 Slifer the Sky Dragon,1 Winged Dragon of Ra and 1 Obelisk the Tormentor. The special summon of this card cannot be negated. The player who summons this card wins the duel.
Ugh still hard to use.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Look at mash deck of Insecter + Wind Up + Heart of Clear Water.
Watched Sam playtesting the deck on DN last night.
Max C is officially a side deck viable card. Junk Doppel's popularity is diminishing in Japan but is still doing well in South East Asia region but Insect Wind Up is gaining popularity everywhere. Buy one box of Order of Chaos, and you can play the deck instantly.
Speaking of Junk Dopple, i finally got down to testing GK Junk Doppel which Johann posted on Awesome Hazel Nuts blog. He told me the deck was good in real life, and i have read tourney reports about Daniel Ang topping with the deck, which gave me the reassurance that it was good.
Sick deck. All i can say is anybody playing Quickdraw variants in non Asia format should totally drop the whole lineup for this.
If you are playing Asia format, then of course this deck cant work la. But nobody really plays Asia format decks outside of the legal sanctioned tourneys anyways.
Adding Laval Chain to the whole mix makes so much difference to the deck. Having instant access to Foolish Burial changes everything. Being able to dump a card in the early game is so good. Being able to stack Debris or anything to the top of the deck is even better.
The fact that you added level 4 monsters changes the whole deck too. You can now maindeck rank 4 exceeds in your maindeck like Utopia and Steelswarm Roach. I tested the 2 and I had to say that i felt that Utopia should be mained solely for the fact that exceeding into it can kill opposing Roaches or Raiohs.
This makes the deck a LITTLE bit more TCG. GK Spy feels like a pseudo Tour Guide. Of course there is no way you can compare the current OCG engine to the TCG one of 3 Tour Guide and 3 Tengu but one of the perks of the TCG build is that it can go offensive and defensive anytime, meaning its versatility is excellent. You can sync and do shit or just control with Roach/ Raioh and Caius. The addition of Spy gives the deck a bit more versatility.
Of course the addition of cards like Zephyrus gives the deck alot of fun tricks. For example if my opponent attacks with Raioh, i can drop Tragodia and then next turn, discard Zephyrus to steal Raioh, change Trag's level to 4 and then exceed for Laval Chain.
I am still proxy-ing Chain because its still near unobtainable here. I didnt play the exact build that was posted on Johan's blog but it was adjusted to my own liking. For example, no Ehren cos i dont have such a card, and there is no Dustshoot because my luck with Dustshoot is bad. About 5 to 6 cards different all in all.
Thats all for today. Just started reading One Piece manga after exams cos i have too much time and i want my brains to rot.