Hello Yugioh Community! I am back this week from YCS Toronto! I want to start off by saying congratulations to Josh Graham! He was the winner this past weekend piloting the ever so popular Wind-Up deck. I also want to give a huge shout out to Jeff Jones who was this weekend’s runner-up. Jeff managed to take his innovative Psychic deck all the way to the finals, good job man! Sadly, I didn’t finish as well as I had hoped, but this dog will live to fight another day! Even though I did not finish ranked high I did manage to get a Round 1 Feature match and a lot of players out there have been asking me for my deck list. So this week I wanted to share the Geargia deck I built and go over some of my card choices, specifically focusing on my monster line-up!
Question of the Article: Are you surprised that Wind-Ups won YCS Toronto?
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Why I Chose to Run Geargia
Even before the release of Return of the Duelist I was practicing with this deck. From the first time I read Geargiarmor, Geargiarsenal, and Geargiaccelerator I knew this deck would be good. For those of you who don’t know me, the decks I tend to like and use usually have lots of options and can be pretty combo oriented, and they must have massive power. Geargia did just that and was easily my pick for this YCS. I also knew a lot of people were unfamiliar with new cards and thus people would misplay against me, and one mistake could allow me to have game rather quickly with this deck. Here is what I used.
2 Geargino MK-II
2 Giant Rat
2 Maxx “C”
2 Effect Veiler
2 Karakuri Watchdog MDL 313 “Saizan”
1 Karakuri Strategist MDL 248 “Nishipachi”
1 Gorz, Emissary of Darkness
Spell Cards: 9
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Night Beam
1 Pot of Avarice
1 Heavy Storm
1 Monster Reborn
1 Dark Hole
1 Book of Moon
3 Compulsory Evacuation Device
2 Dimensional Prison
2 Solemn Warning
2 Bottomless Traphole
1 Solemn Judgment
Side Deck: 15
3 Gozen Match
3 Soul Drain
2 Thunder King Rai-Oh
2 Royal Decree
1 Soul Taker
1 Needle Ceiling
1 Dust Tornado
1 Kinetic Soldier
1 Maxx “C”
1 Wind-Up Zenmaines
1 Leviair The Sea Dragon
1 Soul of Silver Mountain
2 Gear Gigant X
1 Number 39: Utopia
1 Fairy King Albervich
1 Stardust Dragon
1 Scrap Dragon
1 Naturia Landoise
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Number 16: Shock Master
1 TemTempo the Percussion Djinn
1 Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 “Burei”
1 Karakuri Steel Shogun MDL 00X “Bureido”
Whats up With the Monsters!?!
As a lot of you can see I made a lot of different choices on the geargia monster line-up than most other duelist. First off though I want to talk about why I use Karakuri’s and the most basic play the deck has, just to give you guys and idea of what the deck can do if you have never seen it before.
The Basic Play
The whole point of this deck is to make sure your set Geargiarmor will survive. Most of the time if you get a successful flip summon of Geargiarmor off you will end up winning the game. The most basic and common play that this deck has is the following:
This whole scenario isn’t going to account for what the opponent has, I am just showing the bare structure of what can be done, and this play may be altered depending upon each individual situation.
Opening Hand: You have Geargiarmor and Geargiaccelerator.
Set Geargiarmor and something to protect it.
Flip Summon Geargiarmor and search for Geargiaccelerator. Special Summon both copies of Accelerator from your hand to the field in face-up Defense mode. Over both copies of Accelerator for Gear Gigant X. Use Geargiarmor effect to flip himself face-down. Use Gigant X effect to search your deck for Karakuri Strategist. Use your normal summon on Strategist to change the battle position of your Geargiarmor causing him to flip face-up and his effect to activate and search your deck for a 3rd copy of Geargiaccelerator. Special summon the accelerator, then synchro summon with Geargiarmor and the Karakuri Strategist. (Keep in Mind: His effect has been used so there is no reason to leave him on the field and if something were to happen to field between now and when you synchro with the Accelerator you want to have him sent to the grave to trigger is effect)
Bring out the Level 7 Karakuri “Burei” and trigger his effect to summon Karakuri “Watchdog” from your deck. Then synchro summon with the last Accelerator and “Watchdog” for Karakuri Steel Shogun “Bureido” and trigger his effect to summon a 2nd copy of “Watchdog” from your deck into face-up defense position. Then use “Burei”’s effect to put the “Watchdog” into attack mode and trigger “Bureido” effect to draw a card from your deck. Now if you cleared your opponent’s field you can attack for game for over 8000!
2300 (Gigant X) + 2600 (“Burei”) + 2800 (“Bureido”) +600 (“Watchdog”) = 8300 Lifepoints
Now obviously the ending can be tweaked to make a Scrap Dragon at the end or a Stardust Dragon if you feel you can just control the game to victory. I just wanted to give you guys a very basic outline of what you can do in an ideal situation.
More on My Monster Choices – My Furry Friend and Tour Guide from the Machine World
The most interesting card choices in my deck would probably have to be the Geargino MK-II and Giant Rat.
Tour Guide from The Machine World ( Geargino MK-II)
This card is probably one of the best cards in the deck. I found this card from a fellow Texas duelist and friend named Samuel Pedigo. We were both play testing with deck before the set was released and he decided to give this guy a try and he stuck. The reason I call him Tour Guide from the Machine World is because that is basically what his is. Anytime I have a Geargiarsenal in my grave, it turns this Blizzard like creature for Geargia into a rank 3 spammer. You normal summon or flip summon Geargino MK-II and trigger his effect to summon any Geargia from his grave in face-up defense mode. In this case we will say he brings back Geargiarsenal. You then use Geargiarsenal’s effect to tribute himself to special summon another copy of Geargino MK-II from your deck and Voila! You instantly have two level 3 monsters on your field! You now have access to any rank 3 XYZ or if you just want to bring back an Armor and just flip him down you are more than welcome to do so!
Furry Friend (Giant Rat)
There is a story I feel obligated to share with you guys before I go into detail about why I decided to use this card. On Friday night before YCS Toronto we all went out to dinner for a customary Friday night Pre-YCS dinner. I of course hadn’t seen my friend Jeff Jones for a few months and we sat across from each other and began talking about our decks. I decided to mention that I was gonna use a couple copies of Giant Rat and was expecting to get the same response from him as I did from most “What are you thinking? That sounds awful!” Instead I got quite the opposite reaction, “I am too!!” Somehow we were using two different decks and had not talked about yugioh in weeks, but had both came to the conclusion that we wanted to include this particular card in our decks. We both had the same idea to include Neo-Spacian Grand Mole in our decks as well since he is searchable by Giant Rat and an overall good card for the format. This just goes to show you that “Great Minds Think Alike”!
My reasoning behind including Giant Rat in my deck was how badly I wanted to insure I had access to Geargiarmor early and I felt Giant Rat would add the consistency factor that my deck needed. In my Geargia deck Giant Rat basically says “ When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the graveyard, Special summon any monster from your deck into face-up attack mode.” It is pretty hard to argue with an effect as awesome as that. It was amazing for me and even though I didn’t get the end result that I wanted I would still use him hands down.
Conclusion: At YCS Toronto I took my own version of Geargia and even though I didn’t get the results that I wanted I was still happy with my deck choice. While the Geargia deck has not been around for very long I went into the YCS feeling very confident in my deck and I know now that it is here to stay! When I first wrote an article about Geargia’s a month or so ago I had many people saying “That I was only writing about it influence card prices”, but that simply was not true. I told you guys since Day 1 that I was the most excited for this Archetype to come out and now I feel it is easily apart of the top tier meta. I know I didn’t go over the spells and traps in my deck and if that is something you would like to see in my next article please feel free to let me know down below and I can go over it next time! Congratulations again to Jeff Jones for his awesome Second place finish with a very innovative deck!
Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or suggestions for future articles feel free to leave it in the comments down below! Don’t forget to answer the question of the article located at the top!
-YCS Toronto and YCS Columbus Champion