I would like to say congrats to Nicky Lacaille for comming in second with his Tour Guide Agents deck. I know first is better, but being able to come in second in two YCS’s is not an easy feet. That just shows you the type of player he his. GOOD! Let’s see if he finally wins in Ohio.
I’m sure you were not surprised to see an Agent deck in the finals. Since the release of the Structure Deck – Lost Sanctuary agents have been one of the top tier and most played deck.
Being able to special summon boss monsters, Master Hyperion and Archlord Kristya, and have several search cards, The Agent of Mystery – Earth and The Agent of Creation – Venus and Tour Guide From the Underworld, you can see why Nicky chose such a powerful deck.
He actually played a very very agressive version. You see he played a lot a lot of monsters. His strategy was I’m going to play a monster every turn and let me see what you can do to it. He basically said to his opponent, “I don’t think you have enough monster removal to get rid of all my monsters.” Not a bad strategy with this type of deck. It got him to the finals.
Most of his monsters have the ability to go search for another monster, destroy another monster on the field, or control his opponent from special summoning a monster to the field. You see since most of his monsters are boss monsters or became boss monsters with the boost from Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, his opponent will have a hard time getting over them. Why would he need monster removal when his own monsters will be removing them in battle or by their effects. Can you say FIRE POWER!!!
Since he played with so many monsters he decided to play with a very low amount of spells and traps. Actually he only played 1 trap. This would make all his opponents Mystical Space Typhoons and Heavy Storm dead cards in their hands. I’m sure we all know how having dead cards in hand feel. Not Nice!!!
The best surprise factor in his deck is not playing Herald of Orange Light. He instead went with playing 3 main deck Effect Veiler. This allowed him not to lose a card in hand but still be able to put a light monster in his grave.
If you think about it, it makes good scence. Why loose 2 cards to negate the effect of a monster, when you can just lose 1. Do you really need to stop someone using their monsters graveyard effect? Most of the time it’s going to be a special summon that will get them some type of synchro monster with an effect. Why not just stop the synchro monsters effect with Effect Veiler and then run it over with a bigger monster.
I think Nicky had an amazing build of Tour Guide Agents and if he wasn’t playing against Billy Brake in the finals. He would have been named the 2011 YCS Toronto winner. You should keep an eye out for Nicky, I’m sure we are going to see his name popping up a lot more often in the future.
Check out Nicky’s entire deck plus his side and extra deck below:
Nicky Lacaille’s 2011 YCS Toronto Second Place Tour Guide Agents Deck List
3 – The Agent of Mystery – Earth
3 – The Agent of Creation – Venus
3 – Master Hyperion
3 – Mystical Shine Ball
3 – Effect Veiler
3 – Tour Guide From the Underworld
2 – Archlord Kristya
2 – Genex Ally Birdman
2 – Tragoedia
1 – Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning
1 – Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
1 – Sangan
1 – The Agent of Miracles – Jupiter
1 – Chaos Sorcerer
1 – Honest
1 – Trap Dustshoot
1 – Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
1 – Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 – Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 – Number 39: Utopia
1 – Ally of Justice Catastor
1 – Armory Arm
1 – Magical Android
1 – Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth
1 – Ancient Sacred Wyvern
1 – black rose dragon
1 – Stardust Dragon
1 – Scrap Dragon
1 – Trishula Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – Ally of Justice Decisive Armor
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