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Alexander Reed Dragon Lightsworn Deck List Review 2012 YCS Dallas 2nd Place

Lightpulsar Dragon Yugioh Card GameAs 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.

Alexander Reed Yu-Gi-Oh YCS Dallas 2nd Place winner

Monsters: 31
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

Spells: 9
3 – Solar Recharge
1 – Monster Reborn
1 – Charge of the Light Brigade
1 – Heavy Storm
1 – Allure of Darkness
1 – Dark Hole
1 – Future Fusion

Traps: 1
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

Side Deck: 15
3 – Electric Virus
3 – Mystical Space Typhoon
2 – Maxx C
2 – Royal Decree
2 – Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World
1 – Effect Veiler
1 – Tragoedia
1 – Gemini Imps

What do you think of Alexander’s deck and what changes would you make to it? Leave your comments below.

8 Responses to “Alexander Reed Dragon Lightsworn Deck List Review 2012 YCS Dallas 2nd Place”


I’m happy to see a good Dragon deck make it to the top because it truly takes a skilled player to run an engine like that, and come out successful. My props go out to you Alexander, from one Dragon runner to another. Respect.


Why not divine dragon apocralyph?


@Keith – You are right needing to be akilled player to run the deck. One wrong removal and that can make you lose the game. That actually happened to my opponent and I was able to come back. you can see the details here:

Keep playing good Yu-Gi’s!


@Unknown – I’m assuming he didn’t want to play it since he’s more focused on the Lightsworm engine. But I’m sure there would be some changes he would make now and add at least 1 may be one of those changes.
Keep playing good Yu-Gi’s!


Good deck. As a lightsworn runner, having bought 3 dragons collide decks, i tried to build something simaler and did not find it consistent without 2 lumina and 2 ehren. i give you props for topping with it but i would still maintain that my lightsworns would be better because i can consistently get out more boss monsters, even though i run only 4. i use 2 beckoning light and can manage 3 summons of BLS-EOTB in a single duel regularily. i think you should add more consistency by running traps

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Nice deck and its good to see that people can top without 2x Solemn or royal decree’s

Pretty amazing deck.

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