Sunday, March 25, 2012

YCS Long Beach - Top 16 Analysis

Well, typically I do not do this, but I thought I look into it for a change of pace, and see what type of meta is topping currently.

For the Top 16, here's the breakdown of the decks:
  • 7 Dino Rabbit
  • 2 Skill Drain Heroes
  • 2 Wind-Ups
  • 1 Piper Chaos
  • 1 Chain Strike Burn
  • 1 Wind-Up Beasts
  • 1 Dark World
  • 1 Inzektor
In this current meta, Dino Rabbit stands out as being the popular deck to use online or real life dueling, so as a precaution, there should be countermeasures to counteract Dino Rabbit, but seeing that there's priority in the TCG, there's not much you can do to stop it. So, as a further analysis, let's see how well we can counter Dino Rabbit:
  • Summon giant monsters to run over Evolzar Laggia and Evolzar Dolkka
    • Yes, they're free negators, but they do have some weak points. Normally, when they have to use their negation, they reveal that something face-down can't counter if the attack goes through. So, when your summon becomes negated, you can summon another thing that's probably stronger to run over Evolzar Laggia. As for Dolkka, simple 1 for 1 Spells and Trap Cards become useful in this situation.
  • Side Deck into Counter Traps.
    • If Rabbit can't hit the Field, there's not much they can do to face you.
  • Maxx "C" vs Rescue Rabbit
    • Seeing that Hand Traps are on the rise, this match-up will occur often.
That's the obvious run-down against facing Rescue Rabbit decks directly; however, there's ways to face decks in a wider sense. Here's some suggestions:
  • Main Vanity's Emptiness
    • Through play-testing, there's not much a typical player can do if their entire deck is related to Special Summoning. Also, it helps if you have a 3000 ATK monster that can smack them senseless until they die.
  • Against Burn
    • Beat them down before they burn you to death, or side Royal Decree.
  • Against Inzektors and Dark World
    • Run Shadow Imprisoning Mirror. If they do not have a counter on hand, they'll be struggling for a few turns until you kill them.
Anyway, thought I do this for a rundown on the current meta that appeared in YCS Long Beach. If you have thoughts or questions, leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. hmm just noticed you have a secondary blog :o