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 

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