Breakout Card of the Weekend
[p]Despite the short time between YCS Kansas and YCS Brighton, Duelists continued to invent their Decks and they brought quite a few fresh ideas to the table. We felt that there was one card that kept dominating games today that deserved some special attention. Head inside to check out which card we’re talking about…
Quite a few Duelists that played at the top tables today found out the hard way what a beast [vane] could be; it’s a great addition to every Dino Rabbit Deck which already tries to foil the opposing game plans. Monsters that hit the field via [ss] are often acting as the backbone of the popular Decks, so being able to stop your opponent’s monsters from hitting the field in this way can already be enough to win the Duel. Ironically, Dino Rabbit Decks also rely on Special Summons, so even in a match where your opponent is putting his money on the same archetype, you’ll be happy to draw into [vane].
The other important cards in the Deck are [dolkka] and [laggia]. Thanks to the Xyz rules, you are (technically speaking) not sending a card from the field to the Graveyard when you’re detaching Xyz Material from either of the Xyz Monsters to negate an opposing card or effect. That means you can first negate a special summon with [vane] and still use the negating effects of your strong monsters afterwards without losing the trap! That’s two cheap negations for you and we didn’t even start to take into account that you can still make use of Counter Trap Cards like [sj] or [warning].
I’ve seen this new lock down strategy in action and could only watch in amazement. Players prepared for the event and both of them were running Dino Rabbit Decks that featured the powerful Permanent Trap Card. Whenever one player was able to bring out one of his Xyz Monsters together with some back row cards, it seemed like the Duel was already over – there was next to nothing their opponent could do to get back in the game, even if they saw it coming!
This seems to be the weekend for Dino Rabbit Decks to make their final push and claim their spot at the top tables. Will a Dino Duelist go on and take down the whole event with this archetype?! Just wait a little longer and we’ll tell you all about it!