Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dark World for OCG and TCG

Army of Dark World

A good day to every duelists! Today I gonna share about Dark World game play and counteract to against Dark World. Recently, Dark World has topping in the OCG's Hong Kong Asian Championship and TCG's Yugioh Championship Series. This shown that the deck is powerful enough to against most of the META decks.

Basically, Dark World is a deck focus on all kind of spell or trap that able to discard the monster with its effect but not for cost. Almost all DW monster effect is activate from the graveyard except 2nd effect of Ceruli, Guru of Dark World and Brron, Mad King of Dark World. As a result, without the graveyard, they can't do their combo. Besides that, players can arrange their DW monster effect in any chain link order as they like because all DW monster effect is mandatory effect, thus no miss-timing will occur in DW monster.

Currently, DW deck can have several types of play style but the most popular one would be Control style or Beat Style. DW deck that using control style is focus on the usage of viruses which is Deck Devastation Virus and Eradicator Epidemic Virus. With these viruses, they can kill most of the decks such as Inzektor, Chaos Piper, Rabbit Laggia(in TCG), Wind-Up and etc. However, this build is not too stable and its effectiveness might not be as good as you think.

Beat DW deck is the deck that surround with the theme to re-use of Grapha and keep on beating down your opponent with Grapha. This build is far more stable and quite consistent as long as you have enough of hand discarding cards. In OCG build, the deck will have more trap to cover the lack of Dark Smog(TCG exclusive). Besides that, OCG build will more emphasize on OTK whereas TCG will more emphasize on control and beat down opponent slowly. That's the biggest difference between OCG build and TCG build.

Anyway, both deck still runs their engine in the similar ways thus you can apply same strategy against both builds. In order to stop their engine from running, there are several method that you can perform. 1st, negate their cards activation with Gemini Imps, Dark Bribe, Magic Drain and etc. 2nd, banish them with Dimensional Fissure, Macro Cosmos or etc. Apart from that, you may choose Soul Drain which just released in REDU. With this card, you can chain to their card effects that will discard the DW so that even though they have discarded the DW, their effect still cannot be activate.
*Note, Soul Drain can only prevent the monster effect that activate in the graveyard or banish zone cannot be activate but not negate the monster effect.

3rd, negate the DW monster effect with Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror, Divine Wrath, The End of Anubis or etc. 4th, prevent their special summon with Bottomless Trap Hole, Solemn Warning, Void Trap Hole and etc.
By referring to these four options, you can solve most of the DW problems. In order to match up with Dark World deck, please try to put as much chainable cards in your main as possible. With enough of chainable cards such as MST, you can destroy their DW field spell before they can resolve the draw power.

Previously, anonymous ask me how can Soul Drain stop the Rabbit Laggia. Basically, Rabbit Laggia is a deck that focus on the effect of Rabbit to SS Laggia and Dolkka. If you able to set up Soul Drain and having those monster that able to stall for a long time eg, Snowman Eater, Ryko, Spirit Reaper or etc then you will not have big deal to overcome Rabbit Laggia. As a result, you can stop Rabbit Laggia by siding this card. Apart from that, Soul Drain can be used to against Dimensional deck.

Recently, I went to the local card shop to have some observation on the Malaysia Yugioh environment. Based on the observation, I can conclude that most of the players still lack of idea how to play their deck effectively and they are inexperience plus a bit over-look towards their opponent. They do play META deck but most of the time, they can't combo, control the situation or change their strategy as necessary. As a result, they having better chances to lose the game. Moreover, they also a bit weak in term of card rulings thus they can't use the advantages that generate by the card ruling to overcome their opponent.

Hopefully, Malaysia Duelists can learn their lesson based on the game play or deck testing and please always find someone that having better rulings, experience and good game play for improving your game play. Because they are the better players that can see the whole flow of your deck and can helps to point out your weakness especially in skill play testing. In order to learn skill play, I suggest you guys to play with this deck build, Nordic Diva deck. This is one of the deck that I personally feel you may required a lot of skill to master the whole flow of the deck.

Although this deck have a lot of staple cards but it still can cost you to lose the game easily because if you make a wrong step then you will lose the whole game due to this deck is a bit slow and hardly to perform OTK. Anyway, this deck is good for intermediate or above players that tends to improve their skills level and test whether how good is their skill level. Hopefully, you guys will enjoy using this deck although it may not good match with the Hieratic, Inzektor or Wind-Up deck.

Nordic Diva

Below is the deck build of my Nordic Diva:

Atlantean Pointman x1
Deep Sea Diva x3
Effect Veiler x2
Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beast x3
Nimble Hamster x2
Photon Thrasher x1
Ryko Lightsworn Hunter x2
Sangan x1
Spirit Reaper x1
Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beast x2
Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beast x1
Tragoedia x1

Book of Moon x1
Dark Hole x1
Heavy Storm x1
Mind Control x1
Monster Reborn x1
MST x2
Pot of Avarice x1
Scapegoat x1

Bottomless Trap Hole x2
Call of the Haunted x1
Compulsory Evacuation Device x1
Gleipnir, The Fetter of Fenrir x1
Mirror Force x1
Solemn Judgment x1
Solemn Warning x2
Torrential Tribute x2

Extra Deck(15):
Ally of Justice Catastor x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Brionac, Ice Barrier Dragon x1
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu x1
Gaia Dragoon, the Force of Lightning x1
Leviair the Sea Dragon x1
Maestroke the Symphony Djinn x1
Number 39: Utopia x1
Number 61:Volcanosaurus x1
Number C39: Utopia Ray x1
Scrap Archfiend x1
Scrap Dragon x1
Stardust Dragon x1
Thor, Lord of Aesir x1
Wind-Up Zenmaines x1

Okay, that's all I gonna share with you guys today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

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