|Deck Type:||Meta Decks|
|Deck Master:||Aromaseraphy Sweet Marjoram|
|Submission Date:||January 5th 2020|
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December 2019 Top 4: Aromage Generaider Synchro
What deck did you play and why?
I chose to play Aromage Generaider this cup, though you could also call it Aromage Synchro. Aromaseraphy Sweet Marjoram is a strong card that doubles as blanket protection from targeting, and a pseudo Zoodiac Drident. Searching its own recursion (or more monsters) is also a big plus. On top of that, I realized that Draco Berserker of the Tenyi and the Generaider cards are incredibly strong, so I decided to run cards to facilitate them. My deck probably could have emphasized the Generaider side a little more, but it ran well enough without them.
What tech choices did you play?
Psi-Reflector is an incredibly strong card that I don’t think people have been taking advantage of. Being able to go into any generic synchro from level 6 to 9 off one card is incredibly useful. Specifically, I got a lot of use out of being able to flex between Marjoram, Berserker, and CQD.
Past that I played a small Dino Engine, and a small Zombie engine to facilitate Aromaseraphy Sweet Marjoram. I found that both were better than the Genex or Supay engines people had been running. I also chose to play a Danger! engine to help unbrick hands and play through disruption.
How did you prepare for the meta, and would you change anything going forward?
I expected Generaiders to be relevant, though I didn’t build for them quite enough. Had counted on being able to use Aromaseraphy Sweet Marjoram to pop Generaider Boss Stage, but Nidhogg, Generaider Boss of Ice says "no" to Synchro Monsters a little too well for me. Should probably have played another take-control card or main decked Mystical Space Typhoon.
Past that I didn’t really know what to expect that would give me too much trouble, so my side is a little too heavy towards a pendulum matchup I never had.
How were your matchups?
Really not terrible. Main issue was that my deck has a difficult time going second, cards like Nidhogg or really any disruption means I can’t get into my synchros, which means I’m usually left with an attack position Psi-Reflector or Armageddon Knight. Not exactly the best position. Luckily, the Dangers help mitigate this issue, and I run enough backrow that losing out on a first turn synchro usually doesn’t mean I’m out of the duel. Next month I might pick up another engine to help fix this issue.
Over the tournament, I found that a lot of decks have a hard time getting around a live Marjoram, and the ones that don’t have issues with it usually have an issue with Generaiders or Berserker. Was a lot of fun piloting the deck in some of the matchups, top cut especially!