YCS Denver 2nd Place: Leo Anaya’s 60-Card Zoodiacs

Out of all the decks we saw at YCS Denver, one Top Cut list looked much better to me than the rest. While not the most exciting, you can’t deny that Zoodiacs are the driving force behind the current competitive environment. Zoodiac Ratpier just does so much for so little, and while it was hit on the Forbidden & Limited List, two is still definitely enough. Some of the bigger combos require a bit more effort now, but as long … Continue reading

Regional Top 8: Rafael Marques’ Invoked Blue-Eyes

The Invoked were pretty hyped up in the weeks leading to their release in Fusion Enforcers. Aleister the Invoker can do a lot of different things for a one-card investment, which matters a lot right now in a format with Zoodiac Ratpier and That Grass Looks Greener. A single Aleister will search Invocation so you can start Fusion Summoning, and then you can shuffle the Invocation back from your graveyard to get back the banished Aleister you used as a … Continue reading

YCS Seattle Top 8: Billy Brake’s 60-Card Zoodiac Infernoids

Zoodiac Ratpier ran rampant at YCS Seattle, with a whopping 90 copies making it into the Top 32. That statistic alone really showcases the strength of the Zoodiac engine and how easy it is to include in your strategy; only two Duelists made the Top Cut without it. It seems ridiculous to think that Zoodiacs aren’t worth using, but choosing which variant of the strategy to play is the bigger question. There was only one other card that came close … Continue reading

Tech Update: Looking Back At YCS Seattle

YCS Seattle was the Championship debut of Raging Tempest, and thus marked the dawn of the Zoodiac era. Zoodiac Ratpier opens up the opportunity for every strategy to have a one-card combo that produces a field of any Rank 4 Xyz plus a Zoodiac Drident; quite the reward for such a minimal investment. Because Ratpier’s easily searched with Fire Formation – Tenki, Zoodiac Barrage, and M-X-Saber Invoker, you can that you’ll see that combo really consistently, especially if you have … Continue reading