The Ignored Metagame - A premature prediction

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The Ignored Metagame - A premature prediction

Mensagem por dracofu em Dom 15 Jan 2012, 21:22

The Ignored Metagame - A premature prediction

Hello there, members of the Yu-Gi-Oh! blogosphere, today I will be
covering a topic most people pay little attention to. What I am
referring to is in fact the Video Game side of the World Championship.
For those of you who don't know, the VGWC are held every year at around
the same time as the normal WC. They are held on that year's DS game, in
this case Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011 - Over the Nexus.

The ban list should closely resemble the March 2011 ban list (the one
that we are currently in). The game is played in the OCG and includes
everything up to and including Storm of Ragnarok and Duel Terminal -
Judgment of Omega!!. Last year's top 3 consisted of LIGHT/Hero Beat
coming first, Frog Monarchs coming second and the former omnipresent
Blackwings coming third.

Here are my candidates for top 3 this year.

LIGHT/Hero Beat
I have a strong feeling that this deck will continue on
its path to victory this year also. With the addition of Solemn Warning
and Pot of Duality to their arsenal, Heros have the potential to top (if
not, win) the VGWC again. My main concern for them are Samurais. Sams
should theoretically hold an advantage over heroes once Shi En hits the
field. Kinetic Soldier could also become a problem if its usage
increases. The limitation of Honest could also cause problems.

Hyperion Angels
(Herald included)
Having used this deck
before, I am well aware of its potency. Though it can suffer some
consistency problems, Hyperion Angels are still a force to be reckoned
with. The ability to remove threats and shut down your opponent's
options is a daunting prospect if you are on the receiving end. Once
again, the limitation of Honest could have hurt this deck more than I
first anticipated.

Six Samurais
This is a bit of a
given. The deck is still powerful and will continue to be successful.
The ability to make a swarm at a moments notice and the capacity to shut
down more than 50% of people's decks with one card has the potential to
drive the deck to success once more.

With all the new support they've received since the last
game, it wouldn't surprise me if they topped again. My main concern is
their weakness to Solemn Warning, something that will be a deciding
factor in the VGWC. However, Battle Fader is an invaluable weapon to
Monarchs, and is one of the few cards capable of defending against a
swarm of Samurais or Heros. The deck may lose catastrophically to
Hyperion though. This deck has very few mained outs to Kristya.

Without GKs around, I have a feeling that more
generalized anti-meta will be successful. I'm not certain how anti-meta
will fair against LIGHT/Hero Beat, but against the rest of the meta I
can see it being viable. Cutting off Venus, Hyperion, Treebrorn, Kizan,
Kageki, etc. really helps for a deck's survivability. Especially when
you don't have to fear Royal Tribute crushing your hand or a group of
2000 attackers rendering your defenses useless.

So, those are my candidates for Top 3 in the VGWC. Tell me what you think and leave a comment below.


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