Day 1 Deck Breakdown

The “meta“, is quite interesting at YCS Paris. I had a look at the actual breakdown of Decktypes being ran by our Duelists. The results are very diverse but there are definitely some popular Decks out there…


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[header]”Other”[/header]
For once in a long time the ‘other’ section is bigger than the most played Deck. This makes me extremely happy because it means that a massive Deck diversity is promoted in the current format. Rather than running the cookie cutter people are trying different things out and must have had successes with them to bring them to such a prestigious event as a YCS. Although that bar says 160 Decks it actually stands at 43 different Decktypes ranging from Yubel to Spirit Decks and all sorts in between.
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[header]Geargia and Mermail[/header]
In the current meta and even with a forbidden list that targets some of their cards these two Deck are incredibly powerful. Their combo set up and Deck thinning abilities are immense, it’s a massive toolbox that other archetypes just can’t beat. With both these Decks winning the previous two YCS it’s clear than many players will pick it up. The danger with running the current cookie cutter is that many people will build Decks designed to simply break you and leave your cards salty as you flood them with your tears. We may see at least a couple of these in the top 8, but with so much tech against the Decktypes it’ll be a hard play.
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[header]Bujin[/header]
Bujin hasn’t quite made it to the top spot at a European YCS quite yet but that doesn’t mean that it’s a pushover. A strong contender as its ability to toolbox and keep [bujin yam] on the field and control its opponents field at the same time means that a lot of Decks have a hard time keeping up. Will YCS Paris 2014 be the one when it takes the cup? There’s certainly enough people playing them to warrant it.
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[header]Harpie[/header]
Harpie is back! It’s been a popular Deck since it was released but has only been really competitive in recent times. Have a look at the round 1 and round 2 feature matches to really understand how it’s played. The ability to bring out Harpies and wreck your opponent by bringing out Xyz Monsters is quite impressive!
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[header]What about the rest?[/header]
Looking down the list almost feels like a trip down memory lane. The Decks are still fantastic in their own right, but they’re the old format now. They’ve taken a lot of hits during recent bans and therefore haven’t really got the power that they used to. All that really remains now is to see what makes it through to the cut tomorrow!
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