Sunday, March 22, 2009

AKB: an analysis

Today, im reviewing the AKB [ Arcanite Beat]

Firstly lets look at the deck taken from the shriek OCG blog

Monsters [ 21 ]

1 Tragoedia
1 Gorz
1 chaos socerer
3 X-Saber airbellum
2 rescue cat
2 summon priest
1 Gravekeeper Guard
2 Gravekeeper Spy
1 cyber dragon
1 sangan
1 N.S. Dark panther
1 Ryko
1 D.D. crow
1 BF Gale
1 Sea koala
1 Dark Armed Dragon


2 Pot of Avarice
1 Gold sac
2 mind control
2 cold wave
1 Brain control
1 Heavy storm
1 Giant Trunade
1 Monster reborn
1 Forbidden chalice
2 book of moon

Traps: 5

2 Bottomless trap hole
1 Mirror force
1 Trap dustshoot

Side deck:15

1 Ryko
1 Fissure
1 Smashing ground
2 Caius
2 Summon limit
1 Trap stun
2 Dimensional prison
1 Raiou
1 Breaker
1 King tiger Wanghu
2 Dust tornado

Now whats so different between this deck and a regular Beast synchro deck??

As u can see, the difference is that AKB focuses more on fitting the requirements for Dark Armed to come out and has multiple targets for CCV like dark panther, GK Guard and others.
With 2 pot of avarice, chaos sorcerer, ryko and tragoedia this deck could control the graveyard.Combne this control with the usual Beast synchro tactics to gain immense field presence with cards like Natural beast, DDB
and Arcanite Magician, the grave should fill up with Darks soon enough.
Gold sac was added inside to ensure a needed card in hand like DaD, Summon Priest,Pot or Rescue cat.

Beast synchro have always been a very strong decktype, given the fact that even 1 Dark Armed can make the deck competitive with enough Graveyard control then it s possible!

Another thing to note is the amount of field and hand control cards that are present in the deck.

Trap dustshoot,CCV,GK spy and Guard,Book of moon, Cold wave, Gold Sac, Mind control, Brain control.

These cards just makes t feel like a control deck waiting for the right moment to unleash havoc on your opponent!!!

However this is still to be considered a prototype meta deck despite its success as more effective variants could crop up based on this deck.

But it is fair to note that this is a very unique type of Beast synchro deck.

Why call t AKB? because Arcanite Magician cant be bottomless-ed and can blow the field, Maybe.

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