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Hey everybody! I’m back this week with a tournament report from YCS Las Vegas. I managed to make it to the Top 32 with a very similar Mermail deck to the one that I played with for the majority of last format. In this article I’ll talk about my deck choice, individual card choices, and give a round-by-round summary of my experiences in the tournament. With Mermail Abyssgunde being limited on the latest forbidden and limited list, I was more than a little skeptical about the playability of Mermails. In fact, I thought the deck was a very subpar choice when Read more

Kalen Nelson

Ever since the release of Crossroads of Chaos, Zombies have been somehow surviving and seeing at least some play in every format. As fun and powerful as some of the Zombies are, they haven’t really seen any competitive success since the limiting of Plaguespreader Zombie and Mezuki. Slowly, the Forbidden and Limited list has forgiven Zombies for the show of force they had back in their prime and both of the key monsters I listed above have come completely off of the list altogether. Unfortunately, that still wasn’t enough of a boost to push them back over the top to be Read more

Mario Ramos [ccDeck="Main Deck"] 3 Mermail Abyssteus 1 Mermail Abyssleed 1 Mermail Abyssmegalo 1 Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls 3 Mermail Abysspike 2 Mermail Abyssturge 2 Aqua Spirit 1 Atlantean Dragoons 3 Mermail Abysslinde 3 Mermail Abyssgunde 1 Atlantean Marksman 1 Mermail Abyssocea 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 3 Abyss-Spere 3 Reckless Greed 2 Mirror Force 2 Breakthrough Skill 1 Solemn Warning 1 Bottomless Trap Hole 1 Torrential Tribute 1 Abyss-Squall [/ccDeck] [ccDeck="Side Deck"] 3 Maxx “C” 2 Vanitys Fiend 2 D.D. Crow 1 Swift Scarecrow 1 Dark HOle 2 Zombie World 2 Debunk 2 Malevolent Catastrophe [/ccDeck] [ccDeck="Extra Deck"] 2 Mecha Read more

ARG Circuit Johnny

Using Numbers to Guide Deck Building Hi duelists!  Recently I visited locals, which I haven’t done in quite some time.  A few readers came up and said hi, which I always appreciate.  One posed this question to me: How is statistics relevant to Yugioh?  I couldn’t give an answer – not because I had nothing to say, but because there is just too much to say.  This kind of question is akin to “How do you play Yugioh?”  It’s very broad and has all kinds of different answers and applications.  Knowing how to collect and use data about the playerbase, Read more

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Forrest Miller – Harpies Main Deck3xHarpie Channler3xHarpie Queen2xCyber Harpie Lady2xHarpie Dancer1xHarpie Lady 11xBlackwing – Zephyros the Elite1xHarpies’ Pet Dragon2xSummoner Monk3xHarpies’ Hunting Ground1xElegant Egotist3xHysteric Sign2xMystical Space Typhoon3xFiendish Chain2xMistake1xTrap Stun2xMirror Force2xDimensional Prison2xHysteric Party1xSolemn Warning1xBottomless Trap Hole1xBack Horn of Heaven1xTorrential Tribute1xCompulsory Evacuation DeviceGet This Deck Side Deck2xD.D. Crow3xMaxx “C”2xFossil Dyna Pachycephalo1xThunder King Rai-oh1xDimensional Fissure1xMystical Space Typhoon1xMacro Cosmos1xSoul Drain2xMind Crush1xBlack Horn of HeavenGet This Deck Extra Deck1xLavalval Chain1xNumber 11: Big Eye1xMecha Phantom Beast Dracossack1xAbyss Dweller1xHarpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon1xIce Beast Zerofyne1xGagaga Cowboy1xMaestroke the Symphony Djinn2xLightning Chidori1xEvilswarm Excition Knight1xNumber 101: Silent Honor ARK1xDiamond Dire Wolf1xQueen Dragun Djinn1xSteelswarm RoachGet This Deck Jordan Winters – Fire Fists Main Read more


Hey everybody! In the last week, a lot of people asked me why I played certain cards and why I didn’t play other cards in the Mermail deck that I used to make Top 16 at YCS Atlanta and to win the ARG Circuit Series in Charlotte. Many of my card choices were different from the standard Mermail deck so I wanted to go over my thought process in making the deck. Last week I spoke about the three different attributes that I thought the best deck of any format should have and gave specific examples for this format to Read more

ARG Circuit Johnny

Hello duelists.  This is my 25th article, and may I just say that it has been a pleasure sharing my ideas with the community here for just over a year now.  Tyler and I were recruited to doctor decks last January.  Tyler is a creative thinker with a good grasp of fundamentals which show in each and every article he posts.  Those who have followed him on forums can attest that he is especially an expert at crafting alternate win condition strategies.  At this time, Tyler has stepped down from writing and is discontinuing his work on the deck doctor Read more


Name: Dirk Wagner Deck: Fire Fist Main Deck3xCardcar D1xThunder King Rai-oh2xEffect Veiler3xBrotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear1xBrotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla3xCoach Soldier Wolfbark3xPot of Duality3xUpstart Goblin3xMystical Space Typhoon3xForbidden lance1xFire Formation Gyokku1xFire Formation Tensu3xFire Formation Tenki2xFull House1xBottomless Trap Hole1xSolemn Warning2xMirror Force3xFiendish Chain1xTorrential Tribute  Get This Deck Side Deck3xMaxx “C”2xFossil Dyna Pachycephalo3xMistake1xDimensional Fissure1xSoul Drain3xOverworked2xMemory of an Adversary Get This Deck Extra Deck2xBrotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King2xBrotherhood of the Fire Fist – Cardinal1xEvilswarm Exciton Knight1xNumber 101: Silent Honor Ark1xBuintei Kagutsuchi2xAbyss Dweller1xGagaga Cowboy1xNumber 50: Blackship of Corn1xDaigusto Emeral1xDiamond Dire Wolf1xNumber 88: Crazy Box1xMaestroke the Symphony Djinn Get This Deck Name: Brandon Read more


Ben Leverett – Hieratic Rulers Main Deck: 3 Hieratic Dragon of Su 3 Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit 3 Hieratic Dragon of Eset 1 Labradorite Dragon 1 Flamvell Guard 1 Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos 1 Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls 1 Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms 1 Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders 1 Debris Dragon 3 Hieratic Seal of Convocation 3 Dragon Shrine 3 Upstart Goblin 1 Book of Moon 1 Monster Gate 1 One Day of Peace 3 Hieratic Seal from the Ashes 3 Reckless Greed 2 Skill Drain 1 Solemn Warning 1 Raigeki Break 1 Compulsory Evacuation Device Read more

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                    Name: Parker Roberson – Geargia Main Deck1xRedox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders1xGenex Ally Birdman2xKarakuri Watchdog MDL 313 “Saizan”1xKarakuri Strategist MDL 248 “Nishipachi3xGeargiarsenal3xGeargiaccelerator3xGeargiano MK-II3xGeargiarmor1xGeargiano2xUpstart Goblin1xBook of Moon3xMystical Space Typhoon3xGeargiagear1xTrap Stun1xCompulsory Evacuation Device2xDimensional Prison1xBottomless Trap Hole1xTorrential Tribute2xSeven Tools of the Bandit1xCall of the Haunted2xFiendish Chain1xBlack Horn of Heaven1xSolemn WarningGet This Deck   Side Deck1xFencing Fire Ferret2xEffect Veiler1xDimensional Fissure1xMind Control1xSoul Drain3xDust Tornado2xOverworked2xDNA Surgery2xLight-Imprisoning MirrorGet This Deck   Extra Deck1xDiamond Dire Wolf2xGear Gigant X1xNumber 11: Big Eye1xMecha Phantom Beast Dracossack1xBlack Rose Dragon3xKarakuri Shogun MDL 00 “Burei”1xStardust Dragon1xScrap Dragon1xStar Eater1xKarakuri Steel Shogun MDL 00x “Bureido”1xGhostrick Alucard1xDaigusto Read more