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The Deck and Duelist breakdowns for YCS Milan

20.11.2010 | 16:54 |

The [ycs] attracts players from all over the world, and a wide variety of Decks as well. Here’s the overall breakdown of both for the main event!
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As predicted by many Duelists prior to the event, Quickdraw and Plant Synchro Decks are the most popular here, with 162 Duelists today deciding to go with the [debris]/[dandylion]-based decks. What wasn’t predicted though was the high number of Blackwing Decks on show here today, with almost as many present as there are X-Sabers. In a Dueling environment like this where there are lots of low DEF monsters in Defence Position (like [fluff][s] and [ryko][s]) both Blackwings and X-Sabers can take full advantage and deal more Life Point damage than normal. [bora] will ensure that Quickdraw/Plant Duelists keep taking damage, and a [armed wing]'[s] effect makes it seem like it’s attacking directly at times, especially against [fluff][s]. As for X-Sabers, there are far fewer Spells and Traps to contend with ([decree] is a very popular Deck choice here today) so most of the Deck’s key combos can go off unhindered, and [fulhelm] can take full advantage of low DEF monsters, becoming one of the strongest cards the Deck has to offer.

As for the other Decks, there’s a high amount of Anti-Meta and LIGHT Gemini Beatdown Decks present. There are also several Scrap Decks here today, with cards like [s mind] and [s twin] from [STBL] giving the Deck the boost it needs. Scraps have been picking up Top 32 slots in YCS events across the globe recently, so now may be the time for them to make it even further. Lightsworn’s also seeing an increased level of representation this weekend, as [glowup] fits in perfectly with the Deck’s key strategies.

The ‘Other’ decks are wide and varied; we’ve got everything from [countdown] to Formula Monarchs here. One thing to remember though is that while the more played a deck is the more likely it is to win, you can’t rule out those one-off Decks that are rarely seen. We may come across the next ‘Deck to beat’ here today, so be sure to stay with the event coverage till the very end. (and if you still haven’t got enough [ygo] action for one weekend, YCS Atlanta’s coverage is available to read on the North American coverage page from later on this evening!)

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On top of the Deck breakdown for YCS Milan, we’ve also got the complete country breakdown to show you! As this event is taking place in Italy, it’s no surprise that Italian Duelists make up most of the people we’re seeing in action today (it was the same at YCS Bochum with German Duelists). Several Duelists from all over Europe have made the trip across the continent to be here this weekend, with all of the big Dueling nations sending similar amounts of people here. Dueling against people from different countries (and often who speak different languages) is one of the unique aspects of events like the [ycs] and something that every Duelist looks forward to the first time they make the trip abroad. There’s also plenty of cards in different languages to collect, and with exotic card names like [b]Luchador Colossal[/b] (Spanish language [b]Colossal Fighter[/b]) and [b]Truppa Della Carta[/b] (Italian language [trooper]) it’s easy to see why they’re so popular with Duelists from all parts of the world!

We’re close to halfway through Day 1 of YCS Milan at the moment, and we’ll take another look at these breakdowns when we get to the playoff stages. Will your favourite Decks make it all the way to the finals? Stay tuned to find out!