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Why Wind-Up is a good deck?

What a format the September 2012 banlist has actually brought us. From Wind-Ups taking Toronto by storm, to Turmoil Dragons going undefeated in swiss at Indy, to Six Samurai winning, to Alistar creating the “Trooper Agent” deck and Billy proving Inzektors were still a serious deck, to Karakuri Geargia winning out of nowhere in a Wind-Up and Turmoil Dragon plagued YCS. Inzektors taking house the gold in Seattle. It’s been a format loaded with twists and turns, surprises and most of all variety. And although the majority of people are oblivious to this fact, the entire format has actually focused on one driving force: the Wind-Up deck. Let me go on and offer it away today, it’s the # 1 deck in the game right now no contest.
When you look at the occasions and exactly what decks have actually done well it’s simple to see. The major weak point of Wind-Up is that unless it opens well, it cannot deal with very early aggression. If you didn’t understand that, this format has probably been very ridiculous to understand. It explains everything. YCS Toronto was filled with slow-paced decks: Heroes, Geargia, Dino Bunny, and Wind-Ups. Every little thing was lined up for Wind-Ups to gain so there’s definitely no surprise that it did. Fast-forward to YCS Indy and everyone was trying to respond to Wind-Ups. The majority of individuals did it by playing hand traps in their maindecks and Steffon Bizzell showed the strategy effective by damaging the swiss rounds 10-0. Josh Graham played 2 Impact Veiler and 2 Maxx “C” which was a substantial change from his Toronto develop and at some point developed into Big-Ups, a Wind-Up deck that ran the 4 hand traps alongisde Cardcar– D and Tragoedia to capitalize on the mirror match.
While hand traps were an effective counter to the deck, Alistar Albans was piloting probably the very best possible deck anyone could possibly’ve made use of at that certain YCS. Agents offer it’s pilot a very aggressive very early game. Triple Thunder King Rai-Oh backed with triple Telephone call of the Haunted plus Kristya, Venus and Card Trooper was method excessive for Wind-Ups to handle. Especially thinking about the deck has 3 Super Effect Veilers in the kind of Herald of Orange Light. The deck likewise bested Mayhem Dragons and the only reason Alistar lost any games at that YCS was to misfortune. This likewise clarifies why 6 Samurai won the event. Obviously the winner probably didn’t see the edge 6 Samurai gave him at that YCS when he got in the deck but I’m sure over the course of the competition he began to see why his deck kept beating the best deck of the format.
Many individuals, including myself and everyone around me, wrote off the success of both duelists. Alistar stated himself that he didn’t think his deck was excellent and obviously nobody is going to take 6 Samurai seriously– who would? Thing is when someone like Alistar produces a deck like that, individuals are going to follow. It was additionally a reason for people to take down the hard to use Wind-Up deck in favor of a fun one like Representatives. While most individuals picked the deck up without recognizing why the deck was so great, there were also people who saw the power of Representative’s and Six Samurai’s aggressive game really plainly. I make sure you can all guess who I’m talking about. and if not, his name is Simon He. He took Alistar’s deck and turned the heat up by making the deck much more aggressive. Losing to him Round 9 of YCS Providence was the moment every little thing clicked in my head. Agents, 6 Samurai. it all made sense. It was no surprise to me when the dirt settled in Rhode Island that Wind-Ups had underperformed. All the Representative users knocked them out due to the fact that they weren’t prepared. For anybody who wasn’t at this YCS it probably looked like Representatives were simply the better deck and was most likely among the reasons it was so underplayed at YCS Seattle.
It’s fascinating because this is one of those formats where there is a clear best deck to the leading players who play this game, however if you ask the average gamer you could get a range of responses. Brokers, Dino Bunny, Water. none of them compare with Wind-Ups and all the pros understand it. The reality of the matter is that Wind-Up is not an easy deck to play. That’s a piece of cake, however I can state I’ve seen a lot of users play the deck wrong however think they were doing everything right. They misplay and lose, then blame it on the deck being too fragile or too prone to side cards. If you’re one of these individuals, right here’s a newsflash. If your challenger is good and has a Wind-Up Rabbit on the industry and Magician Shark in hand it doesn’t matter the amount of Impact Veilers and Maxx “C “s you have in your hand, they’re now useless. That’s all it takes for a great Wind-Up player to play around hand traps. Simply a Wind-Up Bunny. No Debunk needed!
The cards that do in fact hurt? Rivalry of Warlords, Gozen Match, and Ability Drain. Consider that for a second. 2 to 3 cards you can side, which’s if your deck can even support them. Compare that to 3 MST, 2 Dirt Twister, and Heavy Storm. Even if you draw and trigger among those constant cards, possibilities are your challenger could answer it. When I rest against an opponent not playing Wind-Ups I believe I have such an unfair benefit. The last time I seemed like that was right after Frazier Smith gained YCS Atlanta with Gravekeeper’s and everyone was writing off his success. Everyone thought the deck was a fluke. I was 31-0 because format previously lastly losing a match. No other deck even came close to GKs till 6 Samurai came to be a deck.
There are 2 extremly vital secrets to having an effective run with Wind-Ups: Practice and the ability to adapt. The deck itself could already get you from any circumstance so just knowing how to carry out the combos properly is significant. likewise, adaptation is very important. In Providence, Agents wrecked Wind-Ups. In Seattle? None of us lost to a single one. That’s since all of us knew how to effectively side against it at Seattle. The very early hostility and surprise aspect were exactly what pushed Agents to beat Wind-Ups in Providence but when that’s removed the better deck is clear.
Wind-Ups are the best deck by far. You might have much better success running something else than you would playing Wind-Ups the wrong way but if you wish to come to be the best gamer, it only makes good sense to use the best deck. There’s just 1 YCS left prior to the banlist drops and if you’re making the journey to YCS Miami I very suggest picking up Wind-Ups. Just play your butt off and examination continuously. As soon as you recognize the ridiculous things the deck can do you’ll question what you were thinking not playing the deck all format. I just needed to compose this short article. There is a deck that is so much better than the rest and everyone is simply ignoring it! Wind-Ups are broken. Do not let it sit there and go to waste. I know people that thought Frog FTK was bad too and they regretted it. Until next time!