Benedikt Junk’s “Synchro Scrap” Deck
Scrap Decks have been gaining in popularity recently, thanks to Top 32 finishes as YCS Bochum and San Jose, along with new support cards becoming available in [STBL]. Over 50 Duelists have brought the deck with them here this weekend, and while that’s not the largest proportion of Decks at the event, there are several Scrap Decks at the top tables right now. 1 of those is Benedikt Junk’s build, which we’re going to take a look at!
[quote][b]Benedikt Junk’s Scrap Deck:[/b]
3 [scrap goblin]
3 [s chimera]
3 [scrap beast]
2 [s golem]
1 [s searcher]
Extra Deck: 15
1 [colossal fighter]
3 [scrap dragon]
1 [s twin]
1 [scrap archfiend]
Side Deck: 15
2 [snowman eater]
Junk’s brought a dedicated Scrap Deck with him here today, and is capable of Synchro Summoning high ATK monsters with ease. [s chimera] is the key card in the Deck, and when Junk Normal Summons it he can Special Summon either [s beast] or [s golem] from his Graveyard. From there he can either Synchro Summon a Level 7 [s arch] or a Level 8 [scrap d]. The combo is similar to that being used in Plant Synchro Decks, where [debris] can Summon [dandy], and the Blackwing combo of [blizzard] and any Level 4 or lower “Blackwing” monster.
One of the stars of the Deck though is [scrap d], which the Deck can Summon easier and more often than any other Deck out there right now. As well as being an easy way to destroy opposing cards (which is the reason that it is used in many Extra Decks) [scrap d] also works well with all of the Scrap monsters in Junk’s deck. For example, Junk can destroy an opposing monster, along with [s goblin] (or [s beast]) to instantly return a Scrap monster from his Graveyard to his hand. If he returns [s chimera] in this way he can Synchro Summon a second [scrap d] next turn and cause all sorts of problems for his opponents. Also, when [scrap d] is destroyed by the opponent, Junk can Special Summon any of his non-Synchro Scrap monsters from his Graveyard. If he gets [s golem] he can use its effect next turn to Summon [s goblin] to Synchro Summon another [scrap d], putting his opponent’s in the same situation he just tried so hard to get out of!
Another of the Deck’s key combos revolves around [s golem] and [s searcher]. With Golem’s effect, Junk can Special Summon Searcher to either side of the field, and when it’s Summoned it destroys all non-Scrap monsters that Duelist controls. If Junk needs an extra monster for a Synchro Summon, but he can also Special Summon [s searcher] to his opponent’s side of the field, and its effect will kick in to destroy every other monster that player controls!
Junk decided to go with Scraps for YCS Milan after seeing all of the new cards the Deck got from [STBL], such as [s mind], [s searcher] and [s twin]. He’s not running [s mind] today as he prefers to do all of his key moves during Main Phase 1, but he found a lot of success with [s searcher] in practice Duels:
[quote]I tried out [s mind] when I started to build the Deck and while it’s a good card for the Deck overall, it doesn’t fit in with what I want to do right now. After a few Duels I swapped it out for [s searcher] and came across the [s golem] combo. With Golem, I can Summon Searcher to my opponent’s field, and since not many Duelists are running Scraps at the moment, it basically gives me a free [b]Raigeki[/b] (a Forbidden card that destroys all of the opponent’s monsters) whenever I want.[/quote]
The rest of Junk’s monster lineup is designed to make Synchro Summoning as easy and as versatile as possible. He’s running [monk] to Special Summon [s beast] from his deck and give him any Level 8 Synchro Monster he needs, 2 copies of [spy] to have more non-Tuner Synchro Materials, and [veiler] to counter opposing strategies, while also being another Tuner to use for Synchro Summons. There’s also a lone [cydra] to complete the monster lineup, adding an instant Level 5 monster to the mix as well as a way to Summon [chimeratech] before the opponent does (using all of Junk’s monsters to do so).
Junk’s Spell lineup focuses on drawing all of his key cards and setting up his Graveyard for [s chimera] and [s golem]. He uses [sstorm], [upstart] and [duality], which allows Junk to power through his deck and get whatever he needs. He’s also running of [syard] to instantly add a Tuner from his deck to his hand, and [foolish] to fill up his Graveyard. With 19 Spell Cards in his Deck he’ll be able to use [monk]'[s] effect whenever he draws it, which gives him an instant Level 8 Synchro Monster. The last 3 cards in the Deck are [decree], which is seeing a lot of play here in Milan this weekend.
Much like the Shooting Star Synchro deck we featured at the start of Day 1, Junk’s Deck has proven to be quite popular amongst his friends, with 4 Duelists (including himself) using the exact same build for YCS Milan. Junk is undefeated at the moment, and the other 3 Duelists have only 1 or 2 losses each, so there’s a very good chance we’ll see this Deck in the Top 32 today.