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Episode 056 – March 2012 Banned List and YCS Atlanta
Matt, Kyle, and Justen discuss their thoughts and feelings on the new Banned List. They also cover the Top 32 YCS decks and how they might be affected by the new format. Then, they follow up with some listener comments and questions.
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Great cast! Also, this week, I’ve discovered the best card to Side Deck against Wind-Ups, Inzektors, and Dino Rabbit especially: Mirror Of Oaths. And because I know this is the point where you Google “Yugioh wiki mirror of oaths”, I’ll just link you to it.
Your opponent just straight up minuses from Rabbiting and you retain advantage thanks to the draw. Also, it screws Gladiator Beasts in the butthole. Now with Tengu at 2, Tengu becomes completely obselete with this card. Let’s go through the Top 32 of YCS Atlanta and see what it hurts:
T.G.s : This one is hurt the least of all of them, but it will neuter Tengu.
Dino Rabbit: F’s Rabbit in the B, and kills Guiaba, along with Tour Guide as long as they aren’t summoning Sangan. A TGU -> Sangan is one of the few plays it can’t stop.
Wind-Ups: That Rat you just brought out with Zenmaighty? Destroyed. Whatever Magician just summoned? Destroyed. Oh, and you get to draw.
Agents: Doesn’t hurt this one too badly, because it just kills one of their Shine Balls, but I don’t think these will be around too long.
Dark World: They don’t summon from the deck. Use your D-Prisons and Bottomlesses here.
Empty Jar: Nothing stops these except for Droll & Lock Bird.
Winzektors: Hit dat Centipede.
Evols: Hits whatever Najasho or Westlo brings out, along with neuters Casinerio.
Single-handedly destroying the main combos of half the decks that topped the latest YCS is a pretty good side-deck card in my eyes.
It’s good against Wind-Ups yes, but I would care to disagree about it being good against Rabbit. There’s just about a million cards that can stop Rabbit plays that you can set if you go first, the problem with Mirror of Oaths is the same as most of them, if they summon a Laggia before you set it it becomes the worst dead draw ever. When looking at cards to play against Dino Rabbit I usually try to think of things that work after the fact. The best examples are usually monsters with flip effects or cards that can spot kill Laggia/Dolkka like Smashing Ground and Compulsory.
But man, it poops on Wind-Ups. I’ll think about using it for that match up. I’m still iffy on it though since it pretty much is a side only for Wind-Ups and I like siding things that are more versatile.
Another card that single-handedly stops both Rescue Rabbit, Tour Guide, Inzektors, Wind-Ups, and Evolsaur Vulcano: Mischief of the Yokai. Messes up the levels on all of these, so they can’t Xyz into the Rank they want to. If both Rat and Hunter are level 1, how are you going to go into Zenmaighty? Only problem is that with Rabbit they can still beat you down with Sabersaurus, but there ain’t gonna be no Laggias all up in this place.
You like mischief of the yokai too? Great card isn’t it?
I like trying to side the unpredictable- so I’ve tried everything from d-hero defender against rabbit to despair from the dark against dark world.
What works with cards like these are they’re just so unexpected the moment they read the card, they’re already at a disadvantage.
Another vastly overrated card: Debunk. Not so much March 2012 format, but the card still kills Veiler and Maxx “C”. Last format, it ripped Plant Synchro a new one.
So much variety, so little space…
:O Just realized; does Debunk kill Hornet?!?!?! Plus, it hits Dark Worlds and T.G.s. Unfortunately, unless I’m missing something, I think that’s all it kills.
Debunk Hits: Vayu (grave), DW’s (grave), Veiler (grave), Honest (grave), Kalut (grave), Veiler (grave), Maxx C (grave), Inzektor grave effects, Tragoedia (hand), Gorz (hand), B-Fader (hand), Orange Herald (grave), WU Shark (hand), D-Simorgh (Both), Lightpulsar (grave), Naturia Cliff (grave), all grave-bound fabled effects, Tour Bus (grave), T.G. (grave), etc.
No it does not negate Hornet since Hornet activates on the field.
Hey Matt, Justen, Kyle, and your friend who’s coming on the ‘cast next week whose name I can not recall, maybe this would be an interesting podcast topic: strange side deck choices! Chevralier have come up with several just here, and I’m sure you guys have some really interesting ones. I think this could be a very entertaining and informative podcast!
Doesn’t even have to be an entire podcast, a segment is would be nice if you have other plans.
About the whole rulings thing in YCS Guadalajara – February 7 “(Jason) Just a heads-up, it’s now been confirmed that all rumors coming out of YCS Guadalajara about incorrect rulings on Shi En and Naturia Beast were false. The cards were ruled properly. Big thank you to Assistant Head Judge Andrey Avila, and Head judge Horacio Piña Spezia for their hard work this past weekend, and for dispelling the rumors just hours after the event’s conclusion.” – Yugioh.TCGplayer.com http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=236928379726701 Some things of note: “The rumor was that it was ruled that Shi En and Beast could negate Hornet and what not, giving Six Sams the advantage.” “The North American reporting team is never sent to Mexican or South American YCS tournaments. Thus, not as much coverage as would normally be produced for an American or Canadian YCS. “Im still skeptical, people like to cover there asses when their name is being bashed. This could just be a way to keep the community thinking everything was done right. With out feature match artcles we will never know the truth.”
So glad Justen mentioned using E-tele with his Wind-Ups. I was in despair since my T.G. Synchro engine was killed with Striker going to 1, but Esper and E-tele should be a good replacement.