Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tachikaze deck review and tourney report

Hi guys, this is le jester over here. Its been like a week or so since I last update or made a new post. Today I am going to share with everyone my Tachikaze Ancient Dragon deck and give you all insights more about it after testing it for a while. Before that, I would like to introduce a new section of my blog, where i will do tournament reports.

Yew Tee Full Yen MiniMart Tournament
Format: Double Elimination

Round 1 vs Ancient Dragons(Mirror Match)
Match 1
Forgot what happened. I remembered i had a huge advantage and hand size with spino driver.
Match 2
Hit em hard with Tyranno legend with especial counterblast and spawn a collumn of iguanogorg to push for game.

Round 2 vs OTT Soulless
Match 1
Can't remember much, but both has a huge handsize and a match that last vry long.
Match 2
I forgot how i lost.
Match 3
I happened to Outlast him and drain his hand with my extra criticals that Spino and Tyranno Legend gave me which pressured him to guard no pass all the way.

Top 8:
Round 3 vs DKV THE BLOOD
Match 1
Hit THE BLOOD with perfect number collumns and have a huge hand size of 11 cards.
Match 2
Same as match 1.

Top 4:
Round 4 vs OTT Soulless
Match 1
Silent tom is so annoying. >.<
Hard to guard against CEO, no boosters to hit them hard during early game. Drawn them at late game where i do not need. Hand was all attackers. Can't guard for long and died.
Match 2
Same as match 1.

Result 3rd/4th. Top 4 participants decide to share prize.

Ancient Dragons Decklist that I've used.

Ancient Dragon, Baby Rex

Grade 3:
4x Ancient Dragon, Spino Driver
4x Ancient Dragon, Tyranno Legend

Grade 2:
4x Ancient Dragon, BeamAnkylo
4x Ancient Dragon, Deino Clawed
3x Ancient Dragon, Cryolophor

Grade 1:
4x Ancient Dragon, Parasawall
4x Ancient Dragon, Iguanagorg
3x Ancient Dragon, Tri-Plasma
3x Ancient Dragon, Gattling Allo

Grade 0:
6x draw
6x Critical
4x Heal

Now back to the discussion and FAQ About Ancient Dragons, Below are just some of the FAQ that will get you some insights on the deck.
Why more Tachis are Appearing in the meta?
It is cost effective to build. For about $80 you can build one and start eradicating those eradicators and kick ass in the metagame.

Can I use spino's breakride if I have only one rearguard and does the vanguard gain the 10k if I dont pay cost?
No.Apparently, you have to pay cost in order successfully break ride on a spino and gain its full effect.
Here is what the card has to say:
[AUTO] Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):[Choose two of your «Tachikaze» rear-guards, and retire them] When a «Tachikaze» rides this unit, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw two cards, choose one of your vanguards, and that unit gets [Power]+10000/[Critical]+1 until end of turn. [AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks, if the number of rear-guards you have is more than your opponent's, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle. [CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you do not have units with the same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack.)
Therefore for the new vanguard to gain the additional power of 10k and 1 extra critical, you would need to pay its cost of retiring 2 tachikaze units. However this effect may also be a double edge sword. Use it Wisely.
One tip on countering spino, Try to retire and clear their rearguards. Spino needs to eat its rearguard and they need to retire the right rearguards at the correct timing to gain its pluses and to add the pressure.

Can I still superior call a tyranno legend if my opponent decide to retire my Baby Rex or Iguanagorg?
Yes you may superior call him.
Here is baby rex's effect:
[AUTO]: Forerunner (When another unit of the same clan rides this unit, you may call it to (RC)) [AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit is put into the drop zone from (RC), if you have a «Tachikaze» vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one card named "Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend", call it to (RC), and shuffle your deck.

Iguanagorg's effect:
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit is put into the drop zone from (RC), if you have a vanguard with "Ancient Dragon" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, call this card to (RC).

Should I add a Sonic Noa (8k booster) to my deck?
My answer is no, It would not have synergy with tyranno legend although you can hit magic numbers if boosted with Spino Driver, it will be a Jam card on your field if you were to boost a tyranno legend.
Tyranno legend would require you to retire 3 units with "Ancient Dragon" in its name to gain the additional 10k and bonus critical when attacking. With a Sonic noa behind him, will screw up your field and cause you to do less stunts with the deck and will not let you hit for high numbers if you are not using his effect.

In conclusion, I would like to mentioned that Ancient Dragons might be one of the best answers I had against the huge wave  of eradicators as a counter measure . It has the consistency and the aggressiveness to push for game in the early game and mid game. And also last till late game and still kick ass with the bonus criticals.
It is a versatile deck to play however, It requires pure timing and set up to really pull off its effects and perform its stunts to screw your opponent up with your Spino Drivers and Tyranno Legend. Ancient Dragon is not as easy as you thought it would be as it can also be a double edged sword at times and at  times, it can give massive advantage and put massive pressure on your opponent every turn.

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Signing Off,
Khai AKA Le Jester

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