Deck Feature: Eden Zamir’s Dark Debris Deck

Eden Zamir made a big impression here in Bochum yesterday, with a highly entertaining Feature Match that had the crowd cheering when they were watching the big screens. His Deck was quite a unique take on the standard Quickdraw/Debris builds and his card choices could be what takes him to Top 32 today. Here’s a look at his Dark Debris Deck to start off Day 2 of YCS Bochum.

Eden Zamir was a big hit on the big screen yesterday!

Eden Zamir

Monsters: 24
1 Tytannial, Princess of Camellias
3 Debris Dragon
2 Lonefire Blossom
1 Spore
2 Dandylion
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
3 Caius the Shadow Monarch
3 Doomcaliber Knight
1 Sangan
1 Spirit Reaper
2 Cyber Dragon
1 Card Trooper
2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
1 Snowman Eater

Spells: 10
3 Book of Moon
1 Cold Wave
1 Dark Hole
1 Foolish Burial
1 Enemy Controller
1 Monster Reborn
1 Pot of Avarice
1 Allure of Darkness

Traps: 6
3 Royal Decree
1 Call of the Haunted
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Mirror Force

Extra Deck: 15
1 Scrap Dragon
1 Colossal Fighter
2 Stardust Dragon
2 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1 Scrap Archfiend
2 Black Rose Dragon
1 Goyo Guardian
1 Iron Chain Dragon
1 Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 Splended Rose
1 Ally of Justice Catastor
1 Armory Arm

Side Deck: 15
1 Cyber Dragon
3 D.D. Crow
3 Pulling the Rug
1 Trap Dustshoot
1 Mind crush
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
2 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Nobleman of Crossout

For the most part, the Deck plays out the same as any Quickdraw/Debris variant, with the notable exception being Quickdraw Synchron itself. Zamir still focuses on generating Fluff Tokens with Dandylion, and using Debris Dragon to Synchro Summon cards like Black Rose Dragon, Scrap Dragon and Stardust Dragon from his Extra Deck. All of the other hallmarks of the Deck are in here as well, such as Lonefire Blossom, Tytannial, Princess of Camellias and Spore.

The twist comes when we see the rest of Zamir’s monster lineup. The first card that will surprise opponents is Doomcaliber Knight, the 1900 ATK monster that’s a mainstay of Anti-Meta Decks because of its ability to shut opposing monster effects down. Zamir is running 3 copies, which gives him plenty of ATK power when he’s unable to make a Synchro play. Next up are 3 copies of Caius the Shadow Monarch, which is a popular card in many of the Decks we’ve seen this weekend so far. Both of these are DARK monsters, which can cause trouble for unsuspecting opponents (we saw in the Feature Match that his opponent was worrying about Dark Armed Dragon, despite the fact that Zamir doesn’t run it).

In terms of defensive options, Zamir’s got 2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter in here, which can take care of opposing threats while he fills up his Graveyard. Snowman Eater does the same thing, but has enough DEF to survive a few attacks before it can be used for a Synchro Summon or Tributed for Caius. Spirit Reaper and Sangan are in here as well, adding to the DARK theme, along with Gorz the Emissary of Darkness.

Zamir’s Spell lineup is composed mainly of the standard Quickdraw/Debris cards (1 Foolish Burial, 1 Pot of Avarice) and classics such as Dark Hole, Monster Reborn, Cold Wave and Book of Moon (3 copies). Allure of Darkness is in here for added draw power, and given the high number of DARK monsters present he’ll rarely lose out to Allure’s drawback (of discarding his entire hand if he doesn’t have a DARK monster to remove from play). Enemy Controller’s the final Spell Card in here, which proved quick defence and potential combos to make up for the lack of Brain Control (which is now Forbidden).

Controller also makes sense when we see Zamir’s trap lineup, which the highlight being his 3 Main-Decked copies of Royal Decree. With many Duelists relying on Solemn Warning, Bottomless Trap Hole and Deck-specific cards like Gladiator Beast War Chariot and Infernity Barrier, Royal Decree can shut down a lot of cards in opposing Decks while giving Zamir a free shot at Synchro Summoning his stronger monsters and attacking safely. In his Feature Match yesterday he was able to get Royal Decree on the field early and his opponent had no answer for it. Mirror Force, Call of the Haunted and Torrential Tribute round out the Deck choices, providing solid options for when he doesn’t have Decree on the field.

Eden Zamir starts Day 2 on a 7-1 record, and has every chance of making Top 32 today. With Duelists expecting to play against a standard Quickdraw/Debris Deck they’ll be totally unprepared for his Doomcaliber Knights and Royal Decrees, and that could be enough to take Zamir all the way.

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