Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Synchro Cat, Dark Leeroy Challenge and Flamvell Monarch

I was checking out the Official Synchro Cat Thread at Pojo and come across 2 European duelist's names, Michel Grüner and Claudio Kirchmair, who were both running Synchro Cat (or Cat Synchro, whichever you want to call it) in the Dark Leeroy Challenge Tournament which recently took place at Paris. Surprisely, Blackwings and Synchro Cat topped. A breakdown of the top 16 deck can be found here over at strategyjam.blogspot:


The link to the deck list from that blog post leads to a forum which requires registration but I manage to find an alternative at a Peru forum, Yugioh DuelPeru, posted by francisco96:


I hope I did not get any of the names wrong, I do apologize if I did. The top 2 Blackwings featured 2 Rykos, something which CapitalG mentioned over at the Pojo official Blackwings thread. Rykos make good opening plays for Blackwings. A quick look at the top 2 Synchro Cat and they are both using Hamster and Gravekeepers engine. I tried Flamvell Cat before in a video game but I did not like it... which brings me to another Flamvell deck. (Not Flamvell Lightsworn found at the Dark Leeroy Challenge)

I was checking out Dale Bellido's youtube channel and found his Flamvell Monarch


Interesting Flamvell Variant but if I run it, I might try cutting the Rekindling and Pot of Avarice so the deck becomes 40 and less possibilities of dead cards early in the game as there are also 3 Caius in the deck. I normally see Pot of Avarice used in ones for Monarch decks. I will test it out in the video game first!

In a Match against Lightsworn:
Game 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJC0C30-Am0
Game 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYSomjSIhHk
Game 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwj--cEJLFE

Flamvell Magician is released in Tournament Pack Vol. 13 as a normal parallel rare! This means Flamvell decks will be seen in Konami OCG Qualifiers tournament! (Don't quote me on this, please check it out if you are entering the tournament)

Updates: Tried Flamvell Monarchs in a video game and it went ok. I even used 2 Rekindling and 2 Pot of Avarice. I have to add that drawing into 2 Flamvell Magicians in the early game is bad too.