Tech Update YCS Bochum

The great thing about a new Forbidden & Limited List is that players and decks have to adapt. That means we are still in a pretty fresh format with players experimenting a lot, trying to find new tech cards, new Side Board cards that will give them the edge above the rest of the field. Now that we’ve had some more time to look around and see what’s successful, there is a lot of old and new stuff we would like to share with you. Here’s what we found during Day 1:


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After YCS Prague and the recent dominance of Nekroz decks [mistake] is not a sleeper pick anymore. It seems like the card has taken over and fills in for [vane] and other floodgate cards that were limited lately. It is a stong pick against decks that search a lot, being Nekroz, Satellarknights and also Spirit Beasts. [mistake] seems very versatile at the moment and seems to fit very well into a Shaddoll build. From what I’ve heard it’s said to be one of the reasons behind the rise of Shaddolls. The card found its way into a lot of Main Decks for Bochum.[abstand]
Mind Crush[abstand]

The same applies to [mind crush]. The card has gained huge popularity and hardly any deck can forgo it at the moment. The crucial element of the card is not the discard effect, which is usually a one for one trade, it’s the information you gain by getting to glimpse at your opponents hand.
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Chaos Trap Hole[abstand]
I spotted [cth] finding its way into a lot of Side Boards recently. It’s an additional [warning] for light or dark monsters therefore stopping nearly all of the current metadecks like Shaddolls or [manju] and [senju]. I was told that the cost of 2000 Life Points is not a big issue either.

Shaddolls added a new card from [pgl2] to their deck: [peropero]. It’s an EARTH monster, giving the players another option to summon [shd shekh] without having to sacrifice a [mathe]. Its graveyard effect seems to be very strong as well, allowing players to reuse it after it was pitched for a [shd fus].
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scolding[abstand]
Some of the Nekroz players went so far as to completely cut any traps but [scolding]. The card works a little bit like [solemn judgement] at a cost of 3000 Life Points. Thanks to [nz valk] Nekroz doesn’t have to be afraid of taking too much battle damage therefore they can afford the cost. The card is putting in a lot work at stopping crucial plays as well as pushing your own plays through. Will it pay off?
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CCV[abstand]
I saw Shaddoll as well as Burning Abyss Decks making good use of the new [ccv]. Both decks have a lot of targets for [ccv] and it’s a really strong side deck choice against Nekroz and Satellarknights. With the recent text update the card got marginally weaker (its previous effect was strong enough to be Forbidden). It’s still able to rip apart opponents hands however and is a very powerful card.
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ring of destruction[abstand]
Another card that recently came off the Forbidden & Limited list is [ring]. It’s an old card that used to be an essential trap card as long as it was not Forbidden. With the release of [pgl2] the card received a new effect balancing it out allowing it to be played again. It’s still a very strong trap card and can be found in side as well as main decks.

These are the cards I spotted yesterday. Today will prove which strategy is crucial helping players to advance to the Top 32.

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