Monday, March 8, 2010

Chaos for the next format

Check out Henry Su's Chaos deck from SJC Nashville (penultimate deck):

Although the deck was named as Chaos and looked like the old Chaos Return, I think the main engine in the deck is the Battle Fader/Dimensional Alchemist combo to reuse Battle Fader's effect. I first saw this combo from Cliff Richard Georpe in the Philippine Weekly Tournament over at

He named it Perfect Circle. Back to Henry Su's deck, I think the deck suffers quite a bit from losing a boss monster like Chaos Sorcerer in the new format.

Monsters (22)
1 Spirit Reaper/Gale
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness/Raiza
1 Chaos Sorcerer/Raiza
1 Sangan
3 Battle Fader
3 Dimensional Alchemist
3 Cyber Valley
2 D.D. Crow
1 Necro Gardna
1 Plaguespreader Zombie
3 Caius the Shadow Monarch
2 Cyber Dragon

Spells (9)
1 Allure of Darkness
1 Mind Control
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Lightning Vortex
1 Machine Duplication/One for One
1 Brain Control
1 Heavy Storm
2 Smashing Ground

1 Trap Dustshoot
1 Mirror Force
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Dust Tornado/Dimensional Prison
1 Solemn Judgment
1 Call of the Haunted
1 Return from the Different Dimension/Dimensional Prison

I've added in Plaguespreader and Gardna although Shinning Angel should still work. I find that the 2 new additions will work with the Alchemist well. I am not too sure about the boss monsters but maybe replacing them with Raiza for a total of 5 monarchs might work. I replace the Scapegoat for Lightning Vortex as there should be more GB now. Lightning Vortex is also good after they commit to the field and you use Fader.

This deck with 3 Battle Faders and 2 D.D. Crows seems dedicated to defending against big pushes, OTKs and Infernities. The Faders are in case the Infernity player do not have Trishula while the D.D. Crows ensure the combo does not go off in the first place. After the big push is stopped, you can counterattack with your monarchs and spells and try to take over the game from there.