RegnR8's Absolute Rule of the Monarchs
Tournament Report for May 14,
Welcome to today's edition of the tournament report!
Regionals in Georgia were today and I decided, once again, to NOT attend.
I'll tell you why. The metagame in Yugioh is stale, boring, dull, repetitive and
a total yawner. I did not want to drive for over an hour, pay 15 dollars to
spend the next nine hours dueling the same deck over and over again. Simple as
that. There is one more Regional event on Memorial day. Our team will be playing
there, and I will go to that. It'll probably be just as predicatable but, I've
altered my deck a little to hopefully counter it.
This week, I changed the deck again. I fiddled with it a lot to complete
against the current metagame and everything I did that departed from the core
strategy of the deck, failed miserably. So, I took it back closer to it's roots
and changed the side deck to better combat the current meta. So, here it is this
Absolute Rule of the Monarchs
x3 Nimble Momonga
x1 Berserk Gorilla
x2 Mobius the Frost
x2 Zaborg the Thunder Monarch
x1 Tribe Infecting Virus
x1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
x1 Spirit Reaper
x1 DD Warrior Lady
x1 Exiled Force
x1 Delinquent Duo
x2 Nobleman of
x1 Pot of Greed
x1 Graceful Charity
x1 Lightning Vortex
x1 Swords of Revealing Light
x1 Heavy Storm
x1 Premature Burial
x3 Bottomless Trap Hole
x1 Ring of Destruction
x1 Call of the
x1 Torrential Tribute
x3 King Tiger Wanghu
x2 Enraged Battle Ox
x2 Book of Moon
x1 Enemy Controller
x1 Smashing Ground
Sports Cards and Collectables
$5.00 to play but you
get a pack for entering
5 rounds of Swiss
2nd gets two
Third gets NOTHING because you suck like a big
OK, we get there and the store owner has just bought someone's entire
collection of Holo's and Rares and he gives me the boxes and books to look
through to see if I want anything. Oh my, there's a LOT of good stuff in there.
He's sitting on a gold mine. I decide to purchase 2 first edition Marauding
Captains, two Delinquent Duo (I ran out of them), three Kaibaman (for my
upcoming Blue Eyes deck), and a first edition Tryant Dragon to replace the one
that was stolen from me.
Speaking of cards that were stolen from me, I had several cards ripped off
a couple of weeks ago. It's my own fault, because I am too trusting and I get
distracted when people are looking through all of my binders (I usually have
four with me at once). Well, I had the following stolen in one day. A first
edition CED. A first edition BLS. A first edition DMoC. A Guardian Sphinx. A
Silent Swordsman LV7. A Silent Swordsman LV3. A first edition Ultimate Creator.
A Mystic Swordsman LV6. A Mystic Swordsman LV4. An Ultimate Gearfried the
Swordmanster. A Swift Gaia the Firece Knight. A first edition Blowback Dragon.
If whoever stole them is reading this, You SUCK.
I'm thinking this morning will be fairly easy because a lot of the best
players are attending regionals this morning. Don't get me wrong, the rest of
the players are good, but there is a certain caliber of player that attends
regional events and a certain caliber of players that don't. The hard
core, I'm serious and want to really win and get an invite to Nationals, type
players are missing this morning so that really thins the competition down a
lot. I predict to take either first or second place with relative ease, and also
predict my daughter and I will face each other in the finals.
MONARCHS VS CHAOS
Ah, the first Chaos deck of the day...how exciting......zzzzzzzzz.
I get a really awful opening hand. I'm pretty sure I am going to
get really spanked but, he attacks my Nimble and when I tribute Exiled for his
Mad Dog, the Nimbles start hitting him for a couple of thousand and he keeps
taking the attacks. Soon, I morph a token to TER and take his Jinzo. I MST his
Jinzo to take his set Spirit Reaper and he starts top decking and I'm holding
He top decks Exiled Force and finally gets rid of TER but I
summon TIV and ke keeps forgetting his Serpent in the graveyard so, I win pretty
easily. 9500 - 0.
Total ownage. I morph a Mobius to Ryu Senshi, tribute a Nimble
for another Mobius, he chains his Waboku but I negate it and smash him. He does
Freed the Brave Wanderer's effect on Mobius for some reason, and I kill him next
turn when I top deck Snatch Steal. 7000 - 0.
MONARCHS VS SPELLCASTER
On his first turn, he set's 3 S/T cards and summons Breaker. I
take a huge chance and play Heavy Storm and Lighting Vortex, followed by
summoning my Spirit Reaper and taking out a card from his hand, leaving him with
one card. That was a big risk, but one I felt I could take and it paid off. Then
I draw Delinquent and he's top decking by turn three.
It was brutal. I open by NoCing both our Magicians but it doesn't
matter. He plays Mind Control on my Nimble and attacks me with his summoned
Breaker, but I gain life and two NImbles next turn and Zaborg and Mobius take
care of the rest.
MONARCHS VS SPELLCASTER
What? Mantis is stupid. I have to play the same guy I dueled in the
previous round, like it mattered. It's not really fair to him and sometimes, I
feel it's not fair to me, either.
My Bottomless Trap Hole takes out the two monsters he tries to
summon on consecutive turns, allowing my Nimbles to nibble away at his LP. He
doesn't draw any monsters after that and Mobius takes care of him. When he
manages to set a monster, I tribute my last Nimble for Zaborg and lill off his
Cyber Jar. GG.
This one actually went a fairly long time. I thought he had a
Magician of Faith set when I had 4 monsters on the field and he had nothing but
a set S/T and one set monster. Well, it was his Cyber Jar and when I attacked
it, it gave us both big hands and the duel went on a little longer. The Cyber
Jar hurt a little, because I was winning by such a large margin and it could
have been GG by the next turn.
MONARCHS VS BEATDOWN
Goblins, Captains, Gorilla. I assumed BLS was in the deck, but he never
came out to play.
Bottomless Trap Hole totally owns him when he summons GAF with
Marauding Captain. LOL. The Zaborg and Nimbles finish him.
He sets 3 S/T and summons a Gorilla. I set a DD Warrior Lady but
he Compulsory's it back to my hand. Meh.
I take the 2000LP damage from the Gorilla, but that's all I take. He
attacks my Nimble, then Mobius and Zaborg take care of anything else he decides
MONARCHS VS DRAGON
Well, my prediciton came true. My daughter and I face each other in the
finals. I never lost a duel all day and she only lost one. I decide to scoop to
her and she accepts. I wanted her to get the win.
I got my two packs for coming in second and gave all the cards away because
I didn't want them.
I am working on a deck that I tested out between tournament duels today. Oh
my goodness it was sick! It is a ridiculous total anti meta deck and if I don't
win by the second or third turn, it's going to be difficult. It's sort of a
suicide beatdown because it uses up my resources really fast but it's deadly
when it works....Ben Kei anyone? Ouch.....13,300 damage in one turn.
That's it for today!
Until next time, happy dueling!