I’m bringing Zektors back…YEAH! With Billy Brake

Hello Yugioh Community! YCS Indianapolis is upon us! In fact, by the time you are able to read this article the tournament should have already taken place and a winner has been determined! I have decided to try something new and write about the deck I am taking to the event, before the YCS begins, but then having it published right at the tournaments conclusion. Jeff Jones did this very thing at the last YCS in Toronto and I really liked the idea! In a best case scenario I did well and everyone is dying to see the list I used or I didn’t do so hot and people want to see what I chose to run anyway! Either way I think this is a pretty cool concept! Feel free to leave some feedback in the comments below if you like or dislike this idea. The deck I chose to use for this event is……INZEKTORS! Many duelists thought this deck had seen its last day with the restriction of Inzektor Hornet and Inzektor Dragonfly to one, but I want to try and prove everyone wrong! In this article I am going to go over the deck list I used, talk about my basic strategy with the deck.

Question of the article? What deck do you think is still powerful, but most players seem to have written off?

Don’t forget to answer the question of the article in the comments down below!

Why did I use Inzektors?
There are a few main reasons I decided to take this deck to YCS Indy. First off, running decks that are under the radar and people aren’t prepared for can be a really good idea. If your deck is good enough you can catch a whole tournament by surprise and take a lot of quick and easy wins. I also feel a lot of popular cards right now (Dimensional Prison, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Mirror Force, etc.) have gained popularity again since Inzektors aren’t around. All of the cards I named aren’t very strong against Inzektors in most cases and my opponent having deck cards can make for some easy wins. Lastly, I just really like this theme. I used them for a majority of the end of last format, was able to make a top 4 finish at YCS Chicago with the first time I used them, and have basically fell in love with them ever since. It is a very explosive deck and now with all the restrictions on the deck it takes precise plays and proper decision making to ensure victory.

The Deck

Monsters: 19
3 Inzektor Centipede
3 Inzektor Ladybug
2 Mystic Tomato
2 Card Trooper
2 Effect Veiler
2 Maxx “C”
1 Sangan
1 Inzektor Giga-Mantis
1 Inzektor Dragonfly
1 Inzektor Hornet
1 Dark Armed Dragon

Spells: 13
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Pot Of Duality
2 Inzektor Sword – Zektkaliber
1 Dark Hole
1 Monster Rebron
1 Foolish Burial
1 Heavy Storm
1 Book of Moon
1 Forbidden Lance

Traps: 8
3 Call of The Haunted
2 Solemn Warning
2 Bottomless Traphole
1 Solemn Judgment

Side Deck: 15
3 Gozen Match
3 Dimensional Fissure
3 Messenger of Peace
2 Level Limit Area - B
2 Royal Decree
1 Effect Veiler
1 Needle Ceiling

Extra Deck: 15
2 Leviair The Sea Dragon
2 Wind-Up Zenmaines
1 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1 Number 20 : Giga Brilliant
1 Temptempo the Percussion Djinn
1 Number 30; Acid Golem of Destruction
1 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis
1 Nubmer 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja
1 Inzektor Exa-Stag
1 Photon Strike Bounzer
1 Gaia Dragon, The thunder Charger
1 Number 39: Utopia
1 Gachi Gachi Ganetsu

Basic Strategies of the Deck
I am not going to go into lots of details over my specific card choices, but that can be addressed in a future article depending on how I do in the main event or if it is something that you guys would like to see. What I do want to talk about is my main goal when I start every duel. PROTECT THE CENTIPEDE! This is the same goal I had with Inzektors last format and not much has changed. If I am able to summon a Centipede turn one and equip it with a Ladybug, which happens fairly often since I run three copies of both, then I am feeling pretty good. Depending on my hand I can search out Inzektor Hornet from the get go if I have an Inzektor Sword or another Inzektor in my hand. If I don’t have either, I can always just search the sword, equip it to Centipede, and outside of a couple of cards, I am pretty set. If my opponent does find a way to deal with him then he will just go back to my hand when he is sent to the grave with the Sword. When the Centipede lives, there are an insane amount of avenues I can take depending on the situation. First of all it’s a free search, and if my opponent has no back rows I can dive in for a Dragonfly and start spamming all my Inzektors and since I will back them up with Inzektor Swords they will just go back to my hand when they die! I can make the Rank 5 I need to deal with whatever spot my opponent has put me in, or I can just play conservative and hold on to it till I get enough plusses with my Centipede to finish the duel.

The deck is not played like it used to be, just throwing Dragonfly after Dragonfly at my opponent; you have to take a conservative approach and just out advantage or out speed the opponent. It is true that this deck lost a lot of power with the recent forbidden and limited list, but so did the format in general.

Conclusion: By the time you are reading this, YCS Indy will have taken place, and hopefully I finished in one of the top spots. I wanted to be able to share with you guys what I took to the tournament as quickly as possible and what better way to have it written a day before the event and posted as soon as the tournament ends! I decided to try and bring back Inzektors and take everyone by surprise this past weekend. Hopefully I do well, but even if I don’t get the results I want, I feel this was the right pick for me for this event. I honestly believe that Inzektors will become a deck player’s have to deal with again. The deck is still powerful and can easily win games if piloted the correct way. The most important idea I can express with this deck is PROTECT THE CENTIPEDE. This has always been a main strategy with this deck, and you need to follow it now more than ever! As I mentioned earlier in the article, I didn’t go into any big detail on my card particular card choices, but if I am successful at this event you can bet there will be an in-depth look on why I went with certain cards.

Thanks for reading! I hope you guys liked my deck and the way this article was presented! Feel free to leave and feedback and answer the question of the article in the comments down below!

-Billy Brake
-YCS Toronto and YCS Columbus Champion