Deck Analysis: Francisco Chen’s Chaos Deck

[p]It’s a real accomplishment doing well with one of your own inventions, especially when you’re going up against Europe’s finest. Francisco Chen did just that as he’s running his own take on the Chaos Dragons today… without any Dragons. Confused yet? Thought so. But it all makes sense, so check the article!
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[i]Check back after the event to take a look at the decklist![/i]
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[p][b]Can you tell us how you came up with the idea of the Deck?[/b][/p]
[quote][p][b]Francisco:[/b] Eduard Alvarez started playing his Monster Mash Deck something like 10 months ago. It also featured [gallis] and [birdman], which helped him to swarm and fill his Graveyard. This was setting up more big plays for later, as he could easily bring out boss monsters like [bls], [sorcerer] and [dad]. After he added [maxx] and [crow], he did really well in larger tournaments as he could beat the respective metagame.
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I really liked the Deck and tried to pick it up. I changed some contents in it, but did not start to add any Spells.
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The next big moment for me came when Peter Groß won YCS Toulouse with Chaos Dragons. At first I was surprised that such a Deck could do that well, but I tried it and understood why it performed so well.
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I then realized that both Decks had something in common: They both made lots of use of the Graveyard to set up the [ss]s of their most powerful monsters as well as [rai oh].
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I replaced [gallis] and [birdman] with [lyla] and [recharge]. This gave me some more room in the Deck to add more Spells like [hole] and [reborn]. I cut [crow] to 2 as I expected the Rabbit numbers to go down this event.
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I added [honest] at the last minute for more options to score wins out of nowhere!
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Francisco Chen with his 3 favorite cards!
Francisco Chen with his 3 favorite cards!

[nbsp][p][b]Right, so your Deck knows many ways to win the game in no time?[/b][/p]
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[b]Francisco:[/b] One way would be [honest] and [bls], which often deal enough damage to win the game right then and there.
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Another one is the combo of [arm] with [bls].
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[honest] together with [melo] also means 5000 or more damage in the right scenario and then there’s a slightly more complicated combo:[br]
I can [ss] [sorcerer], banishing [veiler]. Then follow it up with [tgu] to Xyz Summon [leviair], which will then bring back [veiler]. Together, they can be used to Synchro Summon [aswyvern], which will often mean game as it can attack for huge amounts of damage![/p][/quote][nbsp]
[p][b]So what do your match-ups look like?[/b][/p]
[quote][p][trag] and [gorz] give me outs against swarming strategies as they can stop their big pushes. The 2 [maxx] and [crow] help me against Wind-Up and the many powerful boss monsters give me the edge against Dino Rabbit.[br]
[rai oh] is not that good against Inzektors, but it really shines against the rest of the field. I then often side it out in that match-up and add [sim] as well as some other cards to help me with the match-up.
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[p][b]What about your Side Deck?[/b][/p]
[quote][p]The Side Deck helps me adapt my strategy against problematic cards. [mst] is there to shut down [macro], [df] or [sd]. I always try to hold on to my [mst]'[s] as long as possible unless I’m ahead already.
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[decree] is my out against [countdown] and Chain Burn Decks. Some Dino Rabbit Decks are also rather Trap heavy, so they can also help me against them. When they see them in game 2, they often bring back their [mst]'[s], which causes me to side them out again. That means they play with a lot of less useful cards in 2 games in a row and that should give me the edge.
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[p]It seems like Francisco is still well on his way to reach the Top 64. We’ll check back on him tomorrow and see if he could go all the way!
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