YCS Vegas 3v3 Side Event 2nd Place Lunalight Report

I participated in the 3v3 side event with my team on both days and placed 2nd both times. However, Sunday’s side event was much bigger and felt more rewarding. I picked up a playset of Magicians’ Souls and wanted to try it out. For the event, I decided to play Lunalight. It is clearly a meta deck, but this build catered to going second and did not run any Psy-Frame or Danger! cards. I was Player B; Player A played Block Burning Abyss and Player C played Spyrals.

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Tournament Report: Las Vegas Regionals 12th Place

Recently, I attended the Las Vegas regional in hopes to earn an invite. It was my first regional of the new season and it turned out to be a great success! With 2 losses throughout the day, I ended up placing 12th in the 245 player regional. It was a total of 8 rounds of swiss. I played what many players would think is the best deck of the format: Sky Striker Orcust. I was originally going to play Pendulum or Mekk-Knight, but I opted for a deck that can perform well going first or second.

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Meta Impact: Cosmic Cyclone

These days, it isn’t enough to destroy Spells and Traps and send them to the GY. For example, Orcustrated Babel can add itself back to the hand from the GY. Salamangreat Balelynx can protect Will of the Salamangreat from Twin Twisters or Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. However, Cosmic Cyclone banishes these cards with a simple cost of 1000 LP. Since its release in late 2016, this amplified Mystical Space Typhoon has been seeing use through various formats.

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Why are Orcusts Still Topping?

The July 2019 banlist hit a multitude of cards, shifting the game to a healthier state. Some notable hits included the limitations of the chaos dragons and Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche, however, received the banhammer. What did banning Rusty really do for Orcust decks? The deck is still topping events consistently, with the only real losers from the banlist were the few loyal Phantom Knight players. We’ll go over the main reasons why Orcust has continued to be a top contender for the late 2019 season.

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