First off congrats to Jose Lagunas for his victory yesterday!
YCS Atlanta had over 1400 people enter the event all to compete for the chance to become a champion. After 11 rounds of dueling, it was obvious PePe dominated the event.
We had 29 PePe decks, 2 Monarchs, and 1 Kozmo deck make the top 32.
Although I don’t agree with the timing of the Adjusted List. YCS Atlanta proves that the deck needed to be hit. This was a tier 0 format and the power creep of the deck is unreal. Kozmos are a really good deck and a bit overpowered, but full power PePe makes them look bad.
I’m also a bit shocked to see 0 Mermail players top because they had 2 tops at YCS Sydney.
What are your thoughts on YCS Atlanta? Also for the people that attend the event how did you do?
I was originally going to post a tourney report and do a live update on my blog, but I knew I wasn’t going to do well after losing round 1. I ended up dropping after losing to Kozmo round 5.
So I’ll just share how my deck did and what I would change.
I personally think most of the deck was amazing. The Atlantean engine was awesome wouldn’t change the ratio at all. I won all but one game that I opened Neptabyss and same with Deep Sea Diva.
The hand traps were alright Veiler was MVP for the hand trap engine. Gorz I usually used for to banish with Sacred Sword, but it did win me a game beating down with it because someone sided Rivalry against me. Maxx C was usually a just an Upstart.
The Mermail engine was meh. I only used Gunde’s effect once all tournament. Megalo is Megalo. 3 Megalo was alright it never really bricked.
Pike was only good when I opened him and Goons or late game. Other than that he was trash. Turge was actually better than Pike, but he was still awful to open. I wish I was able to get another Abyssteus before the tournament but was only able to get one. I used him twice and won both games so I will bump it up. I had to play Mizuchi for the OTK but having this card in my starting hand was awful lost every game that I opened it.
Do I really have to say how amazing Glacia was?
Dark Hole and Raigeki were both great but opening both was awful. Chalice was decent, was able to use it both defensively and offensively. For some reason, I forgot to put in the third Instant Fusion card was the nuts. Won every game that I was able to get Norden’s effect off. Sacred Swords was alright. I did side it out most games, though because I suck at siding. One for One was the nuts. Twin Twister was also the nuts bumping that up to 2. Warning is Warning not more I can say about that.
These are the changes I would make. Hopefully next time I can do better.
I went into locals today with one goal: Get 3 Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince. After walking an hour to get to locals, I finally get my 5 packs and promo card.
These were my amazing pulls! Sadly I did not pull the card I needed so I had to do some work.
From my sneak peek packs a couple of other cards I needed up with this and $90. DEAL OF THE DAY: I traded the Cyber Dragon Infinity for a Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer and Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince
It’s safe to say that today’s sneak peek was successful for me. I’m 1 card short of finishing my deck for regionals next week.
The new regional playmat for the BOSH regional has been revealed! The card on the mat is Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman. Personally, I think this is a cool looking mat and I look forward to trying to win it. What do you guys think about the game mat?
You can view North American regional locations here
Neptabyss the Atlantean Prince was announced the other day. This card gave a huge boost to Atlantean decks in the OCG making Atlantean the second best deck at one point. If you’re not sure what this card does here is the effect.
You can send 1 “Atlantean” monster from your Deck to your Graveyard, except “Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince”; add 1 “Atlantean” card from your Deck to your hand, except “Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince”. If this card is sent to the Graveyard to activate a WATER monster’s effect: Target 1 “Atlantean” monster in your Graveyard, except “Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince”; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of “Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince” once per turn.
Prince creates a simple OTK with Deep Sea Diva.
Summon Diva to special summon Prince
Prince effect to send Dragoons adding either Marksman or Infantry.
Dragoons effect to search for Abyssmegalo
Special summon Megalo search for Abyss-Scale of Mizuchi and equip it to Megalo.
Tribute Prince to summon Marksman
Swing for game with all 3 monsters giving you a total of 8000 if you don’t use Marksman effect to summon Dragoons.
In case, your opponent had 10,000 life points for some reason you can synchro Diva, Marksman, and Dragoons to make Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier!
Since Diva is currently limited in the TCG expect Atlanteans to use a heavier Mermail engine or the Undine engine.
Make sure to pick up Breakers of the Shadow on January 15th, 2016.