For one of the first times since May, YuGiOh has been graced by an event not plagued by Dragon Rulers. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the top 4 decklists from the most recent YGOrganziation tourney. If you haven't already, check out our in-depth analysis regarding the overall meta of the event. Also, be sure to give the kind folks at YGOrganization a greeting! They graciously provided the decklists to me and are responsible for helping me produce the content you've come to enjoy on Know the Meta. Anyways, without further ado, I present to you the top 4 decklists for YGOrg's 2nd Tourney.
While Mermails accounted for half of the tourney’s top 4, they only managed to secure the bottom half. Despite Mermail’s success in the tourney, we actually saw two seperate variants of the deck top: Sorosh Saberian and Bobby Barone’s Abyssocea Mermails along with the standard Mono Mermail build. So what sets these builds apart and more importantly, what information can we take from these decklists going into the new format?
|Klajdi Capnage’s 4th Place Mermail Deck|
|Zachary Jones's 3rd Place Mermail Deck|
|Nick Lloyd's 2nd Place Fire Fist Deck|
In his side deck, Lloyd opted to run Banisher of the Radiance over Macro Cosmos and Dimensional Fissure. This is a strategy that has been employed by Fire Fist players since the deck’s release last year so I won’t dwell on this for too long, I just thought the inclusion was notable enough to warrant a mention. The most odd thing in Lloyd’s side deck is the inclusion of Retort. Although this card was clearly put in for the mirror match, it’s hard to gauge how useful it was due to the fact that Lloyd faced no other Fire Fist players during the tourney. Retort is, however, and interesting tech to keep your eyes one. I expect to see more of it down the road.
|Mohammad Al-Sabah's 1st Place Prophecy Deck|
Anyways, that’s all for now. Thanks so much for reading! Once again, I’d like to thank YGOrganization for sharing their decklists with our site. We look forward to continue working with them in the future! Stay tuned for more competitive analysis soon. This format is just getting started and we have plenty of topics to discuss before YCS Sydney.