All I can say is WOW! I couldn’t believe it when I heard a six samurai deck won. It’s been almost a year since Sean Coovert won a YCS with six sams. I’m sure your reaction was just like mine, WTF! I thought this deck was dead. But some how it has risen from the ashes and won another YCS.
Congrats to 1st time YCS winner, Oscar Zavala, for his dominating a field of over 800 people with his six samurai deck. He had an epic battle in the finals against a not so new deck, Dino Rabbit. Since the release of Storm of Ragnarok’s six samurai’s, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, Shien’s Smoke Signal, Musakani Magatama, and Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En, he was able to do what most six samurai players did in the past…. WIN!
Oscar wrote an article about why he chose to play this deck and certain cards too. It’s great to get an indept look into a YCS champions head and get the inside stuff champions are made of. Take a look and see what the current YCS champion has to say about his deck…
Hello Yugioh duelists. My name is Oscar Armeria and I’m the latest YCS winner, which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since I’m new here, I would appreciate any comments you can make after reading this.
So, let’s just skip ahead to the question that everyone wants to know: What was my tech for the deck I used, Six Samurai, and what are the main reasons why I decided to run it in a tournament of the level of importance that a YCS has? I must mention that the deck I used is based on the Mexican build, which was used by both, Alejandro Reyes (2011 Mexican National Champion) and Uriel Mendoza (Central American Continental Finalist).
The first time I thought of Six Samurai as a strong deck for the format was at the second Regional (January 7th) held in Morelia, the city where I live. Dino-Rabbit was everywhere and obviously it was considered the most dangerous deck at the moment (I used to run a Synchrocentric deck, but I didn’t feel comfortable using it against so many Evolzar Laggia and Evolzar Dolkka), so I decided to try a new deck to stop Dino-Rabbit, which lead me to Six Samurai, as they are capable of having an opening field that even Rabbit can’t control. I got 5th place, after beating 4 of those aggressive Rabbits. My experience on that Regional made my theory possible, so I was ready to take it to the next level, Guadalajara, where Inzektors and Wind-Ups would be joining Dino-Rabbit on the top of this game according to the majority of players.
We all know how Inzektor and Wind-Ups work now, so I immediately started imagining of ways to stop them, being all of them possible to run in a Six Samurai deck, at least in my opinion. So I had my deck built, I’ll explain the key cards.
Most of the cards in this build are obvious, so I’m just going to talk about my favorite and most important cards, which make this build different from others… I’m also convinced that you are by far, most interested about the build than the preliminary rounds of the event. So here are some of the key cards:
| Legendary Six Samurai Enishi
This, is without a doubt is my favorite and most useful card in my deck. If used wisely, this sometimes underrated monster can give you a “perfect control” against any deck out there, from Synchrocentric to Inzektors, as it completely shuts down your opponent’s combos.
Obvious choice in a lot of the actual top decks, but not so exploited by a deck like Six Samurai. If you think about it, Six Samurais will get an advantage here, not only by stopping your opponent from special summoning, but also swapping yourMaxx C
for more useful cards. It’s like playing Upstart Goblin with the possible plus you get when your opponent has to special summon another monster (Rabbit turning into a Evolzar Laggia for example).
|| Effect Veiler
I mained it thinking about stopping Wind-Ups together with Maxx C, maining it meant I would be running 4 hand traps, something I felt extremely useful for the format. Also, it stops the infamous Inzektor combo and was perfect against Tour Guide From the Underworld (which is played in almost every deck).
| Fiendish Chain
My second favorite card after Enishi. As you can see, I didn’t play defensive traps (BTH, prisons) in my main deck, I didn’t even wanted to test CED, as I feel it is not as aggressive as Fiendish Chain. This trap became one of the most hated not only by Inzektors and Wind-Ups, but all decks, as it stops almost every used monster and can even save you from a direct attack. Definitely, Fiendish Chain is the best trap card today.
Ally of Justice Decisive Armor
Easy to summon. Completely destroys Agents.
Easy to summon too. It lets you improvise to get rid of any dangerous card you may find on your way.
Shadow Imprisoning Mirror
Best card against Inzektor decks. It lets you set other cards without worrying about the Dragonfly-Hornet thing. It doesn’t interfere with your deck, as you can always summon a naturia beast instead of a Shi En. As a plus it works against other surprise dark decks.
Bottomless Trap Hole – Dimensional Prison
What I did here is just something not everyone expects, turning my combo-focused build to a kind of antimeta one. This is one of the main reasons why side deck against me didn’t work too well.
Rivalry of Warlords
Simply the best side deck card that a Six Samurai deck can run. I wasn’t completely sure about this, but I followed the advice that the 2011 Continental Finalist gave me, it proved to be the best card against Wind-Ups, Synchrocentric and a whole other bunch of decks. Excellent choice for Six Samurai players.
After explaining all those cards, I gotta tell you, this tournament was not easy at all, I played against 1 Lightsworn deck, 4 Wind-Ups, 2 Inzektors, 1 TG and 2 Agents. I got a 7-2 record on the first day of the YCS, this put me 25th for the second day, which was top 32.
To conclude, I must say this is by far the best tournament I’ve ever been, not only because I won, but also because I met a lot of nice people. Also I was able to prove Six Samurais should still be considered a good deck. I hope you took the time to read this all, so you can understand the reason why I chose this deck. So my last advice is: Don’t give up on a deck, if it has the potential, then work on finding the way to adapt it to the actual format, prepare yourself, and don’t ever forget about having fun while dueling. Thanks for reading.
Article from: Winning YCS Guadalajara
Oscar Zavala YCS Guadalajara Winner Legendary Six Samurai Deck List
3 – Kagemusha of the Six Samurai
3 – Maxx C
2 – Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki
3 – Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan
2 – Grandmaster of the Six Samurai
2 – Elder of the Six Samurai
1 – Hand of the Six Samurai
1 – Effect Veiler
1 – Legendary Six Samurai Enishi
3 – Shien’s Dojo
3 – Asceticism of the Six Samurai
3 – Six Samurai United
1 – Shien’s Smoke Signal
1 – Gateway of the Six
1 – Monster Reborn
1 – Dark Hole
1 – Reinforcement of the Army
1 – Book of Moon
1 – Heavy Storm
15 Extra Deck:
1 – Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En
1 – naturia beast
1 – naturia barkion
1 – Naturia Landoise
1 – Ally of Justice Catastor
1 – Orient Dragon
1 – Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – black rose dragon
1 – Trishula Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – Ally of Justice Decisive Armor
1 – Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1 – Number 39: Utopia
1 – Steelswarm Roach
1 – Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 – Wind-Up Zenmaines
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