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YCS Sydney 2020: 4th Place Deck Profile – Kodai Okamoto’s Sky Striker Scrap Orcust

16.01.2020 | 14:16 |
Kodai brought to this tournament the Deck which is widely considered to be the best Deck currently in the metagame. The neat thing about the Deck is that there are no standard builds for this Deck, there are a lot of options and room for Duelists to play whatever they may feel necessary and Kodai's list is full of surprises. Monsters: 22 1 Armageddon Knight 1 Dark Grepher 1 Mathematician 1 Scrap Golem 1 World Legacy – “World Wand” 2 Orcust Cymbal Skeleton 3 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring 3 Nibiru, the Primal Being 3 Orcust Harp Horror 3 Orcust Knightmare 3 Scrap Recycler   Spells: 20 1 Foolish Burial 1 Orcustrated Babel 1 Reinforcement of the Army 1 Sky Striker Maneuver – Jamming Waves! 1 Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones 1 Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon 1 Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor 2 Orcustrated Return 2 Pot of Desires 3 Called by the Grave 3 Instant Fusion 3 Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!   Traps: 4 1 Orcust Cresendo 3 Infinite Impermanence   Side Deck: 15 1 Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion 1 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit 1 Shaddoll Dragon 3 Artifact Lancea 3 Cosmic Cyclone 3 Shaddoll Fusion 3 Twin Twisters   Extra Deck: 15 1 Borrelsord Dragon 1 El Shaddoll Winda 1 I:P Masquerena 1 Knightmare Phoenix 1 Knightmare Unicorn 1 Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator 1 Scrap Wyvern 1 Sky Striker Ace – Kagari 1 Thousand-Eyes Restrict 1 Topologic Zeroboros 2 Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star 3 Galatea, the Orcust Automaton Kodai's Main Deck aims to be full of both offensive and defensive options. Playing a full set of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Nibiru, the Primal Being and Infinite Impermanence, he is able to slow the opponent down if his opponent is going first or to bolster his defenses if he has already made a field. One thing we haven't seen in quite a while is the use of Instant Fusion which is possible one of the most powerful cards in the Deck. It gives Kodai an additional monster to facilitate Link Summoning for starters but additionally it can be used to remove problematic monsters via Thousand-Eyes Restrict. The most powerful interaction it has would be the ability to be play El Shaddoll Winda alongside Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star who can use its effect to prevent Winda from being destroyed in the End Phase just once but that might just be all you need. On the opponent's turn they are limited to just 1 Special Summon and with Winda being unable to be destroyed by card effects such as Sky Striker Maneuvre - Afterburners!, it might just win you the game right then and there. This strategy is complemented by Kodai's Side Deck choice of 3 copies of Shaddoll Fusion and 1 copy of Shaddoll Dragon. The former allows Kodai to directly send the latter along with an Orcust monster from his Deck to the Graveyard if the opponent has a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck which they most likely do if Kodai is going second. Not only does that give Kodai a free monster, but also starts his Orcust comboes AND gives him a free Spell/Trap removal from the Shaddoll Dragon. We also see that Kodai's Side Deck carries more defensive options through Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion and Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. It is apparent that Kodai is afraid mostly of Decks that play a lot of defensive traps, as we can see him play 2 full sets of removal in Twin Twisters and Cosmic Cyclone. Finishing in 4th place while remaining undefeated throughout the two days until his defeat, we can see that Kodai had put a lot of thought into his Deck building and also put in a lot of practice to understand his match ups. Congratulations Kodai!