Friday, April 20, 2012

Sea emperor and Hanzo

SD23-JP001 SeaEmperor Dragon Poseidra
WATER/Sea-Serpent - Effect/7/2800/1600

Activate this effect by Releasing 3 Level 3 or lower WATER Monster you control. Special Summon this card from your hand or Graveyard. When this card is successfully Special Summoned by this effect, return all Magic and Trap Cards on the field to their respective owner's hands. If 3 or more cards are returned to the hand(s) by this effect, all Monster your opponent controls lose 300 ATK x the number of cards returned to the hand(s)

SD23-JP004 Armed Soldier of the Sea Empero
WATER/Sea-Serpent - Effect/2/0/1600

While this card is face-up on the field, once per turn during your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Sea-Serpent-Type Monster in addition to your Normal Summon or Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.). When this card is sent to the Graveyard for the activation of a WATER Monster's effect, select 1 face-up card your opponent controls and destroy it.

Hanzo search for ninjitsu, then use the trap card to eliminate an opponent monster and summon Sea emperor dragon Poseidra. When Poseidra is in your grave, you can summon Armed soldier of the sea emperor, summon diva on the same turn and summon another lv3 water via diva's eff. Then send everything to special summon Poseidra from the grave. Also Armed soldier will destroy a card on the field and Poseidra eff will let you retrieve ninjtsu to your hand to summon another poseidra.

It looks good to me.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Amaryllis duels

To answer some of the comments on my previous post, I did try a lot of engines before but there is any competitive plant that can step aside on this format. One of the best things I have been trying was cactus fighter, but it doesn't have a chance against insektors and heros. The main problem here is that there is not more plants capable of work with skill drain on the field, dark plants isn't a choice either by the same reason. I did tried mystic tomato and it work good. But a second or third duality could be even better to give consistency to trade-in. Milling is also not a choice because the deck keep searching for especific cards that shouldn't be mill (skill drain or trade-in).

Today I present 4 duels to some how explain how the work on a duel. There were some others duels that I recorded but I won't upload because I loss by OTK. There is nothing interesting on that, probably we all loss by OTK from time to time on this format.

On this duel my opponent end up with a field full of tuners, so I just need to bottomless the only no tuner on the field to stop the swarm.

This is he second duel against the same person, the burn damage of amaryllis did half of the job.

He manage to summon big monster all the time, but I win anyway using his own monster against him.

This is a lame machina-cyber dragon deck. We played three games and this is the only one I lost. In fact, I would also win this one if I summon Interplanetarypurplythorny dragon when tytania gets destroyed in 2:40.

This is a wind-up deck not focus on the combo. Skill drain rape all his moves and I slowly win.

As you can see, the deck is pretty slow and need the opponent to invest a lot on the field. I'm not sure what else I can do about. The deck really need two lonefire blossom.

I'm testing a totally different deck right now, I hope it gets better results.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Phoenixian Cluster Amaryliss - Skill Drain

After weeks of testing, I believe we have three options. We can play one of the three top tier deck of the format (rescue rabbit, inzektor or wind-up), or play a kind of skill drain deck (Dark world, hero-Fusion, etc) or play an OTK deck (Dragons chaos, Burn deck, Herietic, etc).

Beyond those three options, there are few toptiers two decks floating around the tournaments, which is nice. I see we have a lot of diversity, however I never like OTK decks or heavy investment decks (Rescue rabbit), I rather play Frog Monarch the whole format instead of any competitive deck right now.

How I said on my previous post, I have been working on plants on the last few weeks. Even without spore and bulb, the archetype still have good options. Some of them are perfect for a skill drain deck like Cherry inmato, phoenix cluster amaryliss, lonefire Blossom and botanical girl. I manage to create a deck about all these cards and it give me a lot of victories, but it still fall on consistency. I will show and explain the decklist and then I will explain why I think the archetype hasn't the potential to survive right now.

Monster 17

2 Botanical girl
2 Phoenix Cluster Amaryliss
2 Tytaniall
3 Cherry Inmatto
1 Lonefire blossom
1 Sangan
2 Goblin zombie
1 Mezuki
1 Plaguespreader zombie
2 Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon (LOL)

15 spell

1 Allure of Darkness
1 Dark hole
1 Reborn
1 Hidden armory
2 Mark of the roses
2 Duality
2 D.D.R.
3 Trade in

8 Trap

2 Skill drain
2 Torrential tribute
1 Solemn judgment
1 mirror force
1 starlight road
1 bottomless trap hole

I love Mark of the roses, it is one of the best cards on the game and is a great match for D.D.R. You can remove tytanial to steal an opponent monster with The mark and then bring back tytanial with DDR to push for a big amount of damage. Then, if the opponent is still alive, you can summon amaryliss from your grave to seal the deal.

Botanical girl help to search for amaryliss so you can discard it with trade-in. Cherry inmato fill your graveyard with plants to more burn damage with amaryliss. Also I first turn cherry inmato means that you can have two inmatos on the field on the next turn and one in the grave, everything ready to use a Mark of the rose for a lv6 or lv8 syncro.

Interplanetarypurplythorny dragon (IPPT Dragon) is a great beater that can be summon when cherry inmato dies (or botanical girl or goblin zombie). It also let you make a lv7 syncro like Power tool dragon. So you can search for mark of the rose and prepare for a big punch. IPPT is also good with skill drain and is another dark for allure of darkness.

The zombie engine is another great dark strategy immune to skill drain, you can blow a lot of combos with ddr and mezuki. And plaguespreader zombie is another lv2 tuner to make Power tool dragon with IPPT dragon.

So, the deck has a great strategy but it lacks of resources. Lonefire at one is a big problem to deck since it don't came out as fast as it should be. Also the deck lacks of strength on the normal summon, like probably all the syncro decks left on the game.

I'm a little tired of the deck right now. But I will upload some videos about it just to show you his potential. If anyone has any idea about how it could be better, please say it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Long time ago

Have been awhile since I don't post on the blog, and just like me, a lot of people have stopped blogging and posting often. This game has changed a lot, and this trend will remain until September (I hope). Honestly right now I don't expect anything. My life has been as chaotic as this game, and I can't keep waiting for some peace.

Don't get me wrong, I keep playing, in the same way I keep living. But I feel nothing good comes from me. Maybe I should change the name of the blog, btw the name of this blog (Outstanding innovations) is not pretentious way to say I'm good. It is about the love a have to "outstanding dog marron", a card that brings a lot of good memories about my childhood.

Anyway, lets go back to yugioh issues before you stop reading this blog. In the last month a lot of yugi-oh things have been happen. Dark world has won the 100th YCS while Rabbit won YCS Lima. Also, more cards from "Return of the Duelist" have been revealed and I feel happy there is nothing too broken on it. Looks like others atributtes besides light and dark are going to be rewarded, which is cool.

Hieroglyph have taken a spot in the meta on OCG, in the only way possible, been an OTKdeck. While Heros and DW made a remerge tothe meta on TCG. Maybe the game is not a total mess, I mean at least we have a few deck options.

I will post my actual deck in the next post, a plant deck of course.