As much as I was not a fan of the march 2012 ban list, I’m loving this time of dueling. You see with nothing being done to any of the top decks, this has forced many people to become innovative in their deck build now. We have seen this inovation in past YCS’s and this one was no different.
Congrats to 1st time YCS winner, Alexander Reed, for his dominating a field of over 1,100 people with his innovative and creative deck. He had an epic battle in the finals against the anticipated deck to beat, dino rabbits. Being able to make it to the finals just shows you that Alexander is a very talented and skilled player.
He came up with a deck that used the mighty dragons from the Dragons Collide structure deck and the powerful lightsworn monsters. The combination of these two was a great surprise deck that I’m sure no one was prepared for.
Since his deck was based on the powerful chaos monsters, he needed to make sure he had enough dark and light monsters in his grave. To make this happen he added the help of the lightsworn monsters. Using lightsworn monsters like, Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Ryko Lightsworn Hunter and Ehren, Lightsworn Monk he is able to take full advantage of their effects of milling and destroying / bouncing something on the field. Both of which is a big plus for his deck.
Some of his boss monster included Chaos Sorcerer, Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning, Dark Armed Dragon, Judgment Dragon, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and his main man Lightpulsar Dragon. The last monster being the most annoying. He basically would have a soft lock when he had both Lightpulsar Dragon and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon on the field. Something I’m sure most of his opponents were unable to come out of.
When Lightpulsar Dragon and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon are on the field and some how get destroyed and sent to the grave, they both will come back to the field. It all starts with Lightpulsar Dragons effect when it is sent from the field to the graveyard, it can special summon a level 5 or higher dark dragon type monster. Guess what Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon is? You guessed right, a dark level 10 dragon type monster. So by using Lightpulsar Dragon effect you can special summon Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. Then you can use Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon effect of special summoning 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand or Graveyard. Guess what dragon is in the grave? Yup, Lightpulsar Dragon. That’s what the soft lock is all about.
No only did the deck have the soft lock combo, it also utilized some of the best forgotten syncro monsters. Monsters like, Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier, Arcanite Magician, Ancient Fairy Dragon and Scrap Dragon. Since he played with a Plaguespreader Zombie and Effect Veiler, he had access to create those syncro monsters. A big bonus and surprise factor he has up his sleeves.
I think this was a great deck to play at Dallas. It had the surprise factor going for. So no one had main or side deck cards for it. It summomed huge monsters that were able to return from the dead. But also it had cards that made his opponents use there monster removal on the lesser valued monster. So he was able to protect his big plays. Great deck piloted by a good player. That’s why it was able to make it all the way to the finals.
I think you will start to see this deck pop up more in your locals since most of the deck is within the Dragons Collide structure deck. Buy 3 of them and add some of your own tech and your good to go!
Check out Alexander’s complete deck list with side and extra deck below.
3 – Lightpulsar Dragon
3 – Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress
2 – Mystic Tomato
2 – Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
2 – Eclipse Wyvern
2 – Effect Veiler
2 – Ryko Lightsworn Hunter
1 – Jain, Lightsworn Paladin
1 – Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner
1 – Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
1 – Judgment Dragon
1 – Card Trooper
1 – Chaos Sorcerer
1 – Dark Armed Dragon
1 – Honest
1 – Tragoedia
1 – Sangan
1 – Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning
1 – Plaguespreader Zombie
1 – Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
1 – Phantom Of Chaos
1 – Darkflare Dragon
1 – Treacherous Trap Hole
Extra Deck: 15
1 – Five-Headed Dragon
1 – Void Ogre Dragon
1 – Scrap Dragon
1 – Stardust Dragon
1 – Ally of Justice Catastor
1 – Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – Armory Arm
1 – Iron Chain Dragon
1 – Arcanite Magician
1 – black rose dragon
1 – Ancient Fairy Dragon
1 – Number 39: Utopia
1 – Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 – Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 – Wind-Up Zenmaines
What do you think of Alexander’s deck and what changes would you make to it? Leave your comments below.