Saturday, September 24, 2011

Asia Card shop 24 september 2011 tourney report

Deck used: Gk with some minor changes yet again

Match 1 vs Samuel (Anti meta deck)
Game 1: 2 dck against my 2 spy lol gg
Game 2: Solumn a kycoo and went down from there as i had stele with no valley on field and only 1 spy in graveyard and failed to draw any gks.

Match 2 vs Ying Jun ( Agent Angels)
Game 1: 2 Valley in hand and 1 on field
Game 2: He had no agents and had many shine balls
Game 3: Close game but i had more outs than him

Match 3: vs Ash (DD)
Game 1: Stardust and friends rush him
Game 2: Tio drain out of resources
GAme 3: Spy gains advantage

Match 4 vs Dominc (Frog monarch)
Game 1: He did the wind monarch loop
Game 2: I royal tribue him and chain disappearance
Game 3: Its one of those days where he had no frogs

Match 5 vs Ball Snow (Gellenduo Agent Angel)
Game 1: Stardust Commandant Spy and Descendant rush him
Game 2: Veiler got lured out and had a monster hand
Game 3: Royal tribute to see his hand and made things easy

Score 4-1 (Very satisfied that there is some form of consistency)

Top 8 vs Sam (Chaos Lightlord)
Game 1: Tribute him but still lose to JD
Game 2: Tribute him and won, i think he drop 4 or 5 cards
Game 3: He swam field and my dark hole got negated by his 'my body as a shield'

Bottom 4 vs Dominac (Frog monarch)
Game 1: He had insufficient resources to fight my zen meister spy and recruiter
Game 2: Time out and GG
Game 3: Time out and GG

7th/8th placing vs Baha (Chaos Lightlord plus plant i suppose)
Game 1: Spy and friends for the advantage
Game 2: Top deck raioh for the win

Hmm not a bad deck test, a little more research on how to make it even more consistent

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Deck analysis: Yew Long's gk

If u have read the sg ygo forum, u would probably know that 2 gks top the saturday locals at asia card shop. Surprisingly both made it to top 8 with a score of 3-2 perhaps highlighting the inconsistenct it has. In this post i would highlight the speciality of yew long's skill drain gks using the information i gathered in the 2 matchs we played on saturday. His gk compromises of skill drain and the malefic cyber end combo, a couple of cydras and importantly no royal tribute. Well its technically insane tech to not main royal tribute but with ur monster count being high, i dun see why we should nt do that. Of course nt to forget he has rai oh whether it mains or sides is unsure but rai oh is a gd tech in gk, necrovalley and raioh creates a little soft lock of unable to remove nor pot nor use reborn. Technically it puts agents into tough spots but a simple gantetsu can lure the raioh out. Notable that he sides dark mirror even if he plays gks. With tat being said, one would argue the effectiveness of recruiter descendant and spy but he does not run spy nor descendant, at least not when i play him. Tat frees up 5 deck space for his cyber and cyber end. 7 tools of the bandit is also notable in his deck, this card was heavily criticised for its usefulness as many ppl said tat 3 mst plus heavy storm results in 7 tools being technically useless but its worth noting that it beats trap stun and as a anti meta, it is important to negate opposing traps. Of course siding it out would be a possibility against trap scarce decks and siding in this card is not a bad tech.

In overall, in the era of metas, it is good to know that the gks continue to be one of the surviving anti metas. Especially lightlords hav seen their hands flying away against gk matchups.

However it is worth noting that to piliot an anti meta is very demanding of skills and i definitely needs to work on it more.

Zzxiaoboizz signing off

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ACS tourney 17/9/2011

Deck used: Gravekeepers (Since my sabers are not done building yet)

Participants: 23

Match 1 vs Jacky (LightLord)
Game 1: I royal tribute he drop whole hand
Game 2: He 3 judgment dragon me
Game 3: I royal tribute his whole hand

Match 2 vs Jun Jie (Vahalla Agent Angel)
Game 1: Tio tricked to flush and he rush me with hyperion and monster reborn
Game 2: Royal tribute his hand
Game 3: Royal tribute him. He drop from 6 cards to 2 vahalla in hand.

Match 3 vs Yew Long (Skill Drain Gk)
Game 1: Had outs to his cards. with spy and descendant slowly taking his resources out, his cards like starlight road were useless against my deck.
Game 2: My Recruiter just beat him till his life red and he drag on for a while but it was not enough.

Match 4 vs Johann (Debris Junk Dopple)
Game 1: He do his stunts and had more resources
Game 2: Royal Tribute to control
Game 3: He top tomato and make T.G librarian with bulb and ran over me and i drew nothin that could help

Match 5 vs Stark (TG Agent Angel)
Game 1: He had Earth mst and trap dust shoot to deny my valley tribute combo
Game 2: Drew 2 commandant and 1 necrovalley with valley on field

Made it to top 8 still, with yew long johann alvin junjie kenneth stark and yuyao. Yew Long was very happy to make it when i told him he made it, i guess his tiebreaker of me and junjie was high enough for him......

Top 8 vs Stark (TG Agent Angel) Agreed to share with winner going up
Game 1: Once again he had earth and friends
Game 2: Mind crush plus dust shoot but he sent back rai-oh instead of aoj quarantine and quarantine had played its part.
Game 3: Obtained control with spy and quarantine, he made a small mistake of not setting venus when i had necrovalley on field 1 bottomless set, 1 destroyer on field. I top pot and took commandant and went over his 2k life.He had traegoedia in hand so not setting the venus and it cost him the win. Although u could argue its the same but i dunno if i would wack with core destroyer or commandant first.

Top 4 vs Johann (Debris Junk Dopple)
Game 1: Couldn't Remember the game
Game 2: Remember royal tributing him and he kept his cards
Game 3: Spy once again generated advantage as his own royal decree is on the field

No grudges to Johann......

Top 2 vs Yew Long ( Skill drain gk)
Game 1: I solumn his cyber and he solumn me and ran over descendant to end me as i had 400 lp
Game 2: We both keep burning each other and my spy went for a direct attack as he had empty field and less than 1000 life
Game 3: We kept exchanging blows and i reached a point where i had only 800 lifepoint, he had 1 facedown and 1200 left. i had descendant and spy in hand and i was thinking if i should go for the win but i decided to set the spy and it paid off as the facedown is actually bottomless and he drew mst which i then flip spy and call recruiter which got bottomlessed and i summoned descendant and blew away the mst which he chain on my mirror force and i went for the game.

Result: 1st and took parallel bls and stark got dark soul by finishing 5th/6th

Gravekeepers is a fun and stressful deck, a couple of changes from the showdown one and things went bettle than expected although still 3-2.........Thanks Jeremy for ur starlight road and 3 recruters, really helped a lot. Next stop Sabers? Lol tats a doubt after the dark soul ruling...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Sg showdown gravekeepers

Firstly have to thank Jeremy Aw for lending me ur recruiter and starlight road despite i din make it.........anyway this is the deck list which i felt that monster count is too many. Personally feel that the 2 veiler and raioh can be taken out

SG Showdown qualifier day 1 10/9/2011

Deck used: Gravekeepers
Match 1 vs Jonas Tai (TG Agent Angel)
Game 1: Control with starlight road and spy, he tio tribute also
Game 2: He fast end me
Game 3: Tribute drop his 3 monsters and he lost advantage from there while i had spy

Match 2 vs Jonas Bai (TG Agent Angel)
Game 1: Tribute but i minus 1 myself, he creature swap me
Game 2: Control with spy
Game 3: He rush me

Match 3 vs Shu Miao (Lightlord)
Game 1: I got raioh and necrovalley while he had charge and sorceror in hand
Game 2: He overwhelm me quickly yet again with a pot taking judgement and already 3 lightlord in grave plus ryko in hand.
Game 3: I royal tribue take away 3 cards in his hand, i had commandant necrovalley and recruiter on field while he had nothing, plus my hand got 1 valley and 1 smashing ground, he top draw Judgement dragon clear field wack me and mill nothing and he had only 700 lp left so i won.

Match 4 vs Jia Rui (Chaos BF)
Game 1: Tori him after double mst clear his starting set 2, he unable to recover after that.
Game 2: We entered top deck situation and i top deck monster so i won.

Match 5 vs Ball Snow (Gellenduo Agent Angel)
Game 1: I veiler his earth and he drew balls after that, massive backrow after his heavy storm took out my 1 set card and necrovalley.
Game 2: He rush me and i ran out of advantage faster than a F1 car
Game 3: He rush me and i ran out of advantage faster than 3 F1 car's combined speed

Result: 9th place roflmao
10th is Jonas Tai so it probably explains why my tiebreaker not good
Will be posting the gk deck soon, probably wun touch it for some time i guess, if not i will have to reduce monster count......

Friday, September 9, 2011

TTZ Trading Asian 2012 Qualifier 9 September 2011

Participants 12
Deck used: Gravekeepers

Match 1 vs Alvin (TG Agent Angel)
Game 1: He make mistake while i took over control
Game 2: Royal tribute but he heavy storm to gain back advantage but his monster reborn got torrential and he top draw mind crush....

Match 2 vs Alvin aka Mango (Chaos BF)
Game 1: Spy control and he misplay by summoning blizzaard, starlight road his blackrose too
Game 2: I misplay and accidentally said the 'F' word at him omg so sry anw he swarm 5 bf to tram over 1 recruiter. Had a monster hand with 80% of my side deck cards in it too
Game 3: Control with spy and advantage gain via stele

Match 3 vs Ying Jun (Agent Angel)
Game 1: He heavy storm then monster reborn = gg
Game 2: I made at least 2 game play mistake which turns out to be a big big loss( We spar very often and he probably knew wad i was gonna side....)

Result 2 wins lol

Nt a bad test ahead if tmr's sg showdown qualifier, i just hope i can do well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

3 September 2011 Asia Card Shop tourney

The deck i was using today was really unexpected because i din expect to get my recruiters from Jeremy until he facebooked me today and told me ok, so i reached there he was waiting liao lol cause we agree to lend each other some cards. Ok back to main point today was to play test and i dunno why it had pretty satisfactory results although i must say i found a lot of flaws in my deck.

Deck used: Gravekeepers (Lol pohseng playing gk? Angels kinda unattractive cause a lot of ppl playing it. Then i found out i was the only gk there, lucky not to meet any dark world. Kinda know the ppl there who would use dark world but still anything is possible)

Match 1 vs Ball Snow (Agent Angel Gellenduo Build)
Apparently the organizer's comp got switched off and lost the pairings so we repaired LOL.

Match 1 vs Samuel (LightsWorn)
Game 1: Controlled with spy and necrovalley, his guardna unable to be removed and he took too much damage. Veiler helped too
Game 2: Forgot to tell him traegoedia cannot copy level and allowed him to do so and
he syncroed, but i still lost as he had jd and friends while i ran out of advantage like water.
Game 3: GK control and beatdown, he topdrawed wolf and it nvr look like he was able to win that game when roachy came out i think.

Match 2 vs Sam the msia champion (TG Agent Angel)
Match 1: Hyperion and Scrap dragon on field, i top dark hole but he had another hyperion in hand.
Match 2: Hyperion and scrap dragon, a useless struggle to thin deck but nothing comes out of it.

Match 3 vs Johann (TG Agent Angel)
Match 1: Typical GK control and won
Match 2: Lost advantage quickly and he rush me with hyperion Ganetsu and TG striker
Match 3: Drew no Gk monsters at start but had many outs to his cards, he decided not to solemn my disappearance on his earth, then i blind mst his judgement away and followed by bottomless on his venus and another veiler on earth. By then my gk reinforcements has arrived plus 2 stele and royal tribute making my hand 6 and his hand 0 at one point as i tribute away his krystia and hyperion. He clamed tat i wasn't friendly LOL (i tot so too haha)

Match 4 vs Ball Snow (Agent Angel Gellenduo) i guess u cannot run away from the duel
Game 1: Controlled and won, although he trap stun my starlight road lol.
Game 2: Krystia beat me down if im not wrong
Game 3: Dragged very long because i wasn't able to draw gk while he drew bad too, had allure but no dark monster and when i had one i summoned it cause its core destroyer, double core destroyer and book of moon and veiler in hand won the game eventually.

Match 5 vs Anders aka DS , Yes the duelingdays one (Machina karakuri)
Game 1: Had a lot of traps and veilers but he recovered faster than my gk
Game 2: Royal tribute him but only his gearframe went down, then he revealed mst mind crush limiter and decree, had no outs to his stun with decree and mind crush there.

3-2 but Sam took the win from Shaun and he pulled me up with his high tiebreaker so i 7th place

Top 8 vs Alvin (Pure Agent Angel)
Game 1: Controlled again, he had venus and a warning set, i flip my assailant up and he dunno effect so i told him tat i attack can change position so he immediately warning it (he had honest lol) I stele back and wack his venus and direct with spy. He lost the next turn as he cannot remove venus from grave to sp hyperion with necrovalley on field.
Game 2: Veiler plus smashing ground and mst on my torrential and my decision to not set necrovalley lead him to a quick finish, took less than 5 mins to end me for that game
Game 3: Was very worried as i had a bottomless set and he had 5 hand compared to my 2 hand, but he had nothing and i was able to quickly bounce back and take the game. I tot i would have lost seriously.
Top 4 vs Shaun (Anti-meta beat)
Game 1: i went first set a spy and had necrovalley in hand but chose not to activate, set a facedown card and ended. He sp cyber summon kycoo wack my spy with cyber and i called out recruiter and he wacked it, then after that it went uphill for me with my royal tribute taking away his sorceors. Rememberd that he had dck in the middle of the game but i bottomless it away and my 2500 defense spy sp assailant then it went uphill.
Game 2: Had smashing ground and stuff plus 2 royal tribute to remove his sorceror and veilers, with rai-oh on field punching him and till he had no lifepoints.
Nt really surprised as he runs a lot of monsters, so royal tribute and gk are his weakness. Can be said to be my easiest matchup today.

Top 2 vs Anders aka DS again lol (Machina Karakuri)
He asked me wad i wanted and we both wanted Parallel BLS and not the gold trishula so we played.
Game 1: Bureido x2 plus burei plus landoise come out and run over a poor recruiter and gg me LOL. After game 1 Benjamin the judge came and gave us the prize of luster soldier and gold tori, i put the tori at my side and the bls at his side and he joked abt me being too over negative haha, i just couldn't get away with the game 5 shocker as he showed me the full blown karakuri blow that i could not do during Worlds qualifier.
Game 2: I started quite badly but it turned out to be better as i kept warning bottomless and veiler his stuff, eventually won with more resources than him.
Game 3: He used black rose(girl and soldier made) to bomb field on his 2nd turn, i solumned that, i had 4k lp a facedown stele a commandant and necrovalley on field. He sp cyber dragon and throw 2 fortress to sp 1 fortress, followed by a limiter removal.

Result: 2nd ( Very pleased as i din expect to go so far)

Comments: Some games i felt very helpless while some games i was full of confidence as i pulled of the spy descendant recruiter combo. Allure of darkness is a stuck hand card and i should take it out. Tingjun commented on my side deck as 'special' and after some thoughts i think he din say wrongly. I din use my 2 dprison and divine wrath at all. I only used dyna and snowman 1 time each. With most of the time using my core destroyer, chain disappearance and also 3rd veiler, yes i main 2. Much thanks to jeremy for lending me starlight road and 3 recruiter, he said i helped him do some gk research LOL, i was also doing research lol, i realised that the main decked 1 rai-oh was not bad but 1 assailant was indeed not enough, should not have put allure inside, put me in hard spots lots of time today. A bit of side decked skills learn too, i guess gk recruiter should be the last gk to come out, dun really see any new gks coming out although it would be good. Overall, i learned a lot from today's testing and that was the most important part of it. Pondering if i should play this against showdown.............this deck turns out to be strong competitor too, probably nt much ppl expected this deck to be played.......but still i need more brushing up.

zzxiaoboizz signing off