I’m loving this format. Each YCS we have seen so far has a new championship deck. We have just witnessed the rise of a new champion, that champion deck is Geargia Karakuri. Different type of Geargia decks have been topping recent YCS’s but the Karakuri version won this YCS!
Congrats to 1st time YCS winner, Chris Leblanc, for his dominating a field of over 1200+ people with his agressive and dominating deck. He had an epic battle in the finals against Chaos Dragons. Being able to make it to the finals in a format that had so many different decks in the top 32 shows that Chris is a very talented and skilled player.
He came up with a Karakuri version of Geargia that worked to get him to the top. The karakuri version seems to be a lot more consistant and opens up many key plays. For one you are not just focused on getting out XYZ monsters. With this version you are now open to some powerful synchro monster, Scrap Dragon. Also you are open to the powerful karakuri synchros, Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 ‘Burei’ and Karakuri Steel Shogun MDL 00X ‘Bureido’, that allow you to abuse Geargiarmor.
What was very surprising about his build was the exclusion of some cards that we consider staples, Solemn Judgment and Maxx C. Not being able to negate just about anything with Solemn Judgment must not have worried Chris. I know not having it in my deck worries me. What about you?
I really liked some of his main deck tech cards, Fiendish Chain and Forbidden Lance. These two card are so powerful against many of the meta decks. Forbidden Lance protected his monsters from all the removal traps around, Bottomless Trap Hole, Dimensional Prison, and Torrential Tribute to name a few. Fiendish Chain allowed him to not have to worry about effect monsters using their effects. Oh I don’t have Effect Veiler in my hand but I got a Fiendish Chain to stop your Wind-Up Magician or Geargiarmor or any other monster that he didn’t want their effects to go off.
The one card I really liked in his side deck was Trap Stun. Since people are playing with a lot of traps, this single card is able to stop most opponents set back rows. This allowed him to go for his OTK without even thinking about his opponents being able to stop it with trap cards. Once he played this, his opponents were not able to play Solemn Warning, Torrential Tribute, Mirror Force or any trap. I like that and am going to start putting in 2 of these in my side deck.
Check out Chis’s entire main, extra and side deck below.
3 – Geargiarmor
3 – Geargiaccelerator
3 – Geargiarsenal
2 – Geargiano Mk-II
2 – Thunder King Rai-Oh
2 – Effect Veiler
2 – Karakuri Watchdog MDL 313 ‘Saizan’
1 – Karakuri Strategist MDL 248 ‘Nishipachi’
1 – Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
1 – Genex Ally Birdman
Extra deck: 15
2 – Gear Gigant X
2 – Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 ‘Burei’
1 -Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
1 – Number 39: Utopia
1 – Photon Papilloperative
1 – Number 16: Shock Master
1 – Stardust Dragon
1 – Karakuri Steel Shogun MDL 00X ‘Bureido’
1 – Black Rose Dragon
1 – Scrap Dragon
1 – Wind-Up Zenmaines
1 – Temtempo the Percussion Djinn
1 – Steelswarm Roach
I like Chris’s build. What do you think of Chris’s Deck? What changes would you make? Leave your comments below.