Hello Everyone! Some of you may already know me as Nate Forte, A.K.A. "The Best", A.K.A. Grown Man. I have a lack luster tournament record of 3 regional tops, I have yet to attend a premiere level event, but I still assure you I am still a very creditable source where unlike the majority of the Yu-Gi-Oh community I am capable of intelligent thought and have passed an 8th Grade education (barely). I am here to discuss the current Meta, and potential ways to counter the Meta. Plants and Rabbit have been shown to be quite dominant lately. These decks have adapted more of a, "Come at you" strategy they simple come at, and then proceed to come at you again. People have found cards like Maxx "C' or Effect Veiler have been enough to stop them from coming at you, but as seen by the almost complete dominance of plants put mainly into practice by Billy Brake, winning two Y.C.S.'s with them it just simple isn't enough! Now lets take a look at the deck the recently won Y.C.S Kansas known as "Chaos":
3 Tour Guide From the Underworld
2 Maxx “C”
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
As you can see this deck is not a very aggressive deck, but instead it waits for the opponent to attempt to mount a board, which under normal circumstances, would be considered unbeatable, and stops that player with cards like Battle Fader, Tragodia, Gorz, and Spirit Reaper. Backed up with the utmost important Maxx "C" and Effect Veiler, and with considerable powerful follow up plays such as Black Luster Soldier, Tour Guide, and Chaos sorcerer. This deck can also take considerable advantage of the explosive plays of plants with enemy controller taking key cards such as, Brionac, Black Luster Soldier, or Scrap Dragon. Now that we have analysed this deck and its superb match up against the Meta at the moment, it is now time to find Us Players a way to combat this growing threat, with new side deck and main deck additions.
Cards to consider:
Debunk has proven to be a valuable side deck card in the past shutting down key plays in plants by removing there glow-up bulb or spore, as well as stopping Gorz. With the popularity of the "Hand Traps" such as Maxx "C" and Effect Veiler this cards value which I would normally place at around 8999, has now definitely exceeded its expectations earning a power level of at least 9001! With Chaos maining 2 Effect Veiler, 2 Maxx "c", 2 Battle fader, and 1 D.D. Crow it is hard not to main deck this card, Also removing from play there effect Veiler or D.D. Crow can be an essential tempo swing in your favorite, while it will allowing to to keep producing shenanigans, it can take away the crucial light or dark monster this deck needs to thrive to its full potential!
Even though this card is clearly a staple in most extra decks, you must realize when using this card in the early game can define your momentum, as they remove cards such as D.D. Warrior lady, Kycoo, and even Dimensional Alchemist off of the effect of Dimensional Alchemist, this card will be key in assuring that they will not be able to keep there advantage flowing (something that makes the Chaos deck very effective) and can bait out cards like Effect Veiler that you can that take advantage of in the late game when you are going for your bigger push. Maintaining field advantage and being able to apply constant pressure to this deck can and will be your key to victory!
Caius the Shadow Monarch
Caius the Shadow Monarch has been declining in popularity in recent, and is a great asset to have at your disposal against Chaos, as well is still above par in the Rescue Rabbit and Plants match up. A turn two Caius can be game defining against Chaos, as shown in with the same benefit as Leviair if you can stop there tempo, by removing from play there Dimensional Alchemist as well as putting a monster with 2400 attack onto the field they will have to exhaust a key resource such as Chaos Sorcerer, Black Luster Soldier, and Tour Guide, and once these cards are wasted just to deal with your Caius the deck is much less threatening, and you are more free to make your devastating pushing with much less to fear!
To sum it all up the Chaos deck can be valiant opponent, but when making use of cards such as Debunk, and using Caius and Leviair properly, thou shall not fear! Hopely you have all learned something from this article and until next time, this was Nathan Forte. Deuces!
I would also highly recommend playing hard, or I believe your home will be the place for you.