Sunday, December 16, 2012

Guide to EvilSwarm aka Verz

With the release of duelist box sacred and verz, verz aka evilswarm has come into competitive scene actively winning the top shop singapore 2012 as well as topping recently. This post aims to breakdown the deck and attempt to explain how good it actually is.

First lets take a recent decklist that top in japan.

16 Monsters
3x Verz Heliotrope
3x Verz Castor
3x Verz Thunderbird
3x Verz Ceyclon
2x Verz Mandrago
2x Rescue Rabbit

12 Spells
1 Monster Reborn
1 Heavy Storm
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Dark Hole
1 Allure of Darkness
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
3 Verz Pandemic Infestation
1 Book of Moon

13 Traps
3 Compulsory Evacuation Device
2 Torrential Tribute
1 Starlight Road
1 Solemn Judgement
2 Solemn Warning
1 Infestation Infection
1 Fiendish Chain   

             Pros of the deck
  • Triple Verz Pandemic Infestation makes this deck immune to bottomless, torrential and prison.
  • Verz Castor plus any Verz = Verz Ophion
  • Infestation Infection can be chained onto opponent's bottomless and torrential tribute, searches Verz Ceyclon as well
  • Verz Ceyclon is an instant rank 4 when effect successfully resolves, if Ceyclon plus another Verz monster = Ophion which its effect earns back the 1 card used.
  • Top decking prowess, Top decking rabbit or Ceyclon as well as reborn when u have Ceyclon in graveyard and 2 other Verz
  • Verz Thunderbird is one of the best level 4 floaters around in yugioh now, its survival can be ensured easily and used to XYZ the next turn.
  • Mandrago plus Verz Ceyclon or rabbit = Verz Ouroboros or Shock ruler
  • Mandrago plus Verz Ceyclon taking back Verz Castor and Castor using its effect = able to XYZ 2 rank 4 monsters
  • Trap cards like Torrential Tribute works well with Pandemic as well as Thunderbird.
  • Bad hand of monsters can be easily cleared by Allure of Darkness      
         Cons of the deck
  • Drawing 3 Infestation 2 mystical 1 infestation infection is not a funny thing, alternatively opening with spell trap that are not protective is not going to help one in winning games.
  • Opening with monster hand such as Rabbit Thunderbird Castor Ceyclon Heliotrope is not funny when your opponent starts with 4 backrow and ends turn.
  • Its weakness to Windup (Hence some actually play 3 compulsory and even Fiendish Chain) 
         Optional Techs
  •  Dark Armed Dragon (If ur ophion gets warninged, DAD becomes alive lol)
  •  Pot of Duality (To alleviate bad hand rates and to ensure u can XYZ next turn)
  •  Forbidden Garments (Useful Against Ryko as well as torrential tribute and mirror force as well as bottomless trap hole)
  •  Maxx-c and Effect veiler (To stop windup and mermail stunts as well as gives you a chance to draw outs to it)  
  • Forbidden Chalice against monster effects
  • Ability to tech in Deck Devastation Virus

  For me, my verz testing has been good so far (probably tournament reports in another post if i have time lol). Starting to see many different versions of Verz being played in Japan, most importantly will be to find a balance between the builds i feel. For me, i do not like to play 2 Verz Mandrago in the deck as its attack is the lowest (1550) among the other verz usually played. And top decking this card is useless, when u have ophion on the field this card is also a useless normal summon. Although it allows for stunts to be done with this card, i am still sceptical of it. Possibly a player would play 2 because u can use mandrago to be banished for allure of darkness LOL.

zzxiaoboizz signing off 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Top Shop 2012 Singapore tourney report

Nope i did not do well this time not at all, misplay much when it matters

Deck used: Offering Machina Gadgets

Match 1 vs Cassandra (Hero beat)
Game 1: Started with 2 warning 1 torrential 1 tragoedia and 2 gadgets. Started to grind out and stalled till real late game where i drew a fortress to turn the table. The notable top deck moment was when she had shining and i had 2 gadget and i top into a compulsory lol.
Game 2: Drop Gorz but still lost as i miscount my lance and red gadget against a photon thrasher and lost my fortress to a dd warrior lady when 2 gadgets is in my hand
Game 3: She had 2 miracle and that was enough to rush me and win as i had no tragoedia nor gorz in hand to stop the rush (i did have dark hole and gadgets in hand though)

Match 2 vs Anthony (Chaos Dragons)
Game 1: Real Grinding match and i top deck reborn while he top deck Dark armed dragon with 3 dark in grave
Game 2: Drew 4 trap including an ultimate offering which was all countered by a single royal decree

Match 3 vs Sherwyn (Mermail)
Game 1: His hand too overpowered, basically otk me on his 2nd turn
Game 2: His hand too op but i had cosmos luckily
Game 3: His hadn too op but i had shock ruler to declare monster effect

Match 4 vs Lauren (Wind up)
Game 1: He started with 2 factory and rabbit shark and end up with 1 backrow, 1 shock ruler, 1 coat of arms and 1 zenmighty. Shock ruler declared spells. On my turn i tinplate red gadget into giganto x and drop fortress to clear the zenmighty and shock ruler while setting my 3 backrow of avarice prison and ultimate offering. He went for zenmaines the next turn and i prisoned it and on my turn i open offering and came out ouroboros to remove his backrow, big eye gemknight pearl and shock ruler to end the game.
Game 2: Drew into hand traps but din get the chance to use it as i just beat down and heavy storm when he had 3600 left and i had double summon red gadget and fortress

Match 5 vs Keith (Infernity)
Game 1: Grinding match and he had warning and bottomless to my giganto x and fortress
Game 2: His infernity doom dragon hit the wrong target and allowed me to top the table
Game 3: He top deck archfiend x2 plus reborn on the next draw = enough said

Total Score 2-3

Decklist of the deck
So now top shop is over......the question is what to do next (stay or quit or hmm)
Sorry for the hyper inactiveness rofl, will try to be more active now till i enlist in march hmm.

zzxiaoboizz signing off