Phantasm Spiral Dinosaur top-8 (Trinity, March 2020)

Deck Information
Deck Type: Meta Decks
Deck Master: Pacifis, the Phantasm City
Submission Date: April 3rd 2020
Author: TreetopDuelist
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What deck did you play and why?

I decided to play dinos, because I’d always really enjoyed them and the last time I was going to play them, I changed decks at the last second. That’s about it

What tech choices did you play?

For tech choices, I was running Sales Pitch in the maindeck and Big Burn in the sideboard, along with the classic Pacifis cards. Sales Pitch is an amazing card, just due to the fact that its capable of searching any card in your deck. Combine that with the fact that most decks that were being played searched multiple times each duel, and the card has a good-fair chance of being live when drawn. Big Burn is my special anti-GY card. When it resolves, every monster in the GY is banished. Due to the fact that I’m playing dinos, I’m carrying a couple ways of recovering/playing around that (Giant Rex and Overtex Qoatlus), while a deck like Dark Spirit Unchained will become severely crippled upon resolution. Pacifis was included simply because Kabazauls and MegalosmasherX are the best cards in the deck, so why would I not want to play around them?

How did you prepare for the meta, and would you change anything going forward?

Due to the meta being rather GY oriented and floaty (floating on destruction/sending), I ran a number of cards in the Main Deck and Sideboard geared to counteract that (D.D. Crow, Called by the Grave, Big Burn, Jelly Cannon, Karma Cut, Paleozoic Dinomischus, Storming Mirror Force.) Was also maining Sales Pitch due to the level of searching that I expected to be occurring. Lastly, due to how Extra Deck focused most of the decks appeared to be, I was siding Gizmek Kaku, the Supreme Shining Sky Stag in order to steal their monsters from the Extra Monster Zone and use them against my opponent.

How were your matchups?

Most of the matchups were fine. The only difficult matchups I had were vs Chaos HERO Dolls and Dark Spirit Unchained. Both decks have incredible recover and are capable of going extremely positive in card advantage, so it’s rather difficult for Dinos to deal with them without niche options.

How would you change the deck going forwards?

In the future, I’m looking forward to ETCO introducing Jewel Beast – Argosaurus which is an incredible card for dinos, due to it being able to search Double Evolution Pill, D.D. Crow and Masked Chameleon. I would aim to shift the deck from 60-card pacifis to lower decksize with more combos and easier access to specific cards.

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MonsterAsh Blossom & Joyous Spring x1
Babycerasaurus x1
D.D. Crow x1
Effect Veiler x1
Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x1
Giant Rex x1
Miscellaneousaurus x2
Overtex Qoatlus x1
Rescue Rabbit x2
Souleating Oviraptor x3
Tenyi Spirit - Adhara x1
Tenyi Spirit - Ashuna x1
Tenyi Spirit - Shthana x1
Tenyi Spirit - Vishuda x1
Tyranno Infinity x1
Ultimate Tyranno x1
Kabazauls x3
Megalosmasher X x3
Phantasm Spiral Dragon x1
SpellsCalled by the Grave x1
Double Evolution Pill x1
Foolish Burial x1
Foolish Burial Goods x1
Fossil Dig x1
Pacifis, the Phantasm City x3
Phantasm Spiral Crash x1
Phantasm Spiral Grip x1
Premature Burial x1
Twin Twisters x1
Unexpected Dai x1
Terraforming x1
TrapsBack to the Front x1
Breakthrough Skill x1
Fists of the Unrivaled Tenyi x1
Infinite Impermanence x1
Jelly Cannon x1
Metaverse x1
Paleozoic Dinomischus x1
Phantasm Spiral Battle x1
Phantasm Spiral Power x1
Ring of Destruction x1
Sales Pitch x1
Storming Mirror Force x1
Super Team Buddy Force Unite! x3
Survival's End x2
Torrential Tribute x1
Lost Wind x1
ExtraHi-Speedroid Chanbara x1
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x1
Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer x1
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon x1
Evilswarm Exciton Knight x1
Evolzar Dolkka x1
Evolzar Laggia x1
Light Dragon @Ignister x1
Number 101: Silent Honor ARK x1
Number 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark x1
Tornado Dragon x1
Berserker of the Tenyi x1
Gravity Controller x1
LANphorhynchus x1
Monk of the Tenyi x1
SideElectric Virus x1
Gizmek Kaku, the Supreme Shining Sky Stag x1
Jurrac Titano x1
Maxx "C" x1
Tribe-Infecting Virus x1
Cosmic Cyclone x1
Galaxy Cyclone x1
Lightning Storm x1
Night Beam x1
Big Burn x1
Fairy Wind x1
Karma Cut x1
Mirror Force x1
Paleozoic Olenoides x1
Punch-in-the-Box x1


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