So the winning deck for the second YCS of this season is Mono Mermail (AGAIN!!). It went up against the second best deck in the format, Fire Fist. It was piloted by none other than Mike Steinman from ARG.
Congrats to 2nd place YCS winner, Mike Steinman , for his dominating a field with his Battle Pack draft deck then with his agressive and dominating Fire Fist deck. He had an epic battle in the finals against Mermails. Being able to make it to the finals in a format that had so many Mermail, Fire Fist and Rogue decks in the top 32 shows that Mike is a very talented and skilled player.
Mike gives a brief description on why he ran certain cards in his deck.
The deck itself is pretty self-explanatory. The key to beating the top decks is to run big monsters that apply pressure backed up with a ton of traps. I didn’t run Starlight Road because I always had it when my opponent didn’t have any cards to trigger it and even if I had it in my deck I never drew it when they had Heavy Storm! It always seemed like a waste of space in my deck and I didn’t want the potential dead card. Fiendish Chain is one of the single-best traps in the game right now and I even briefly considered running a copy of Breakthrough Skill alongside it. Even with just 3 normals I played Tour Guide From the Underworld because the utility she gave me was too insane. If my opponent played a Rescue Rabbit before I did it gave me access to my copies. It gave me access to any of my monsters that got Bottomless Trap Hole’d or Dimensional Prison’d, or alternatively anything I used those traps on. Number 20: Giga Brilliant wasn’t good before due to the popularity of Overworked but now being able to bump up a Banisher of the Radiance is amazing. It literally takes away 6 of their outs (3 Atlantean Dragoons, 3 Mermail Abysspike) and lets you focus your trap cards on Deep Sea Divas and Abyss-spheres.
So check out Mikes’s complete deck list including extra and side below.
Extra Deck: 15
2 – Brotherhood of The Fire Fist-Tiger King
2 – Abyss Dweller
1 – Diamond Dire Wolf
1 – Gagaga Cowboy
1 – Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 – Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
1 – Number 16: Shock Master
1 – Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 – Number 39: Utopia
1 – Number 50: Blackship of Corn
1 – Temtempo the Percussion Djinn
1 – Number 20: Giga Brilliant
1 – Wind-Up Zenmaines
Go get your hands on a Fire Fist deck here: Brotherhood of The Fire Fist Deck
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Mike Comments from: YCS San Diego 2nd Place: Fire Fist