Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Revising 'On Skill'

At the time of publication, I firmly believed everything to be perfect; however, after due consideration, I have come to the conclusion that the final example decklist in my essay On Skill: a Discourse in Favour of the Traditional Format needs to be revised. The changes I have made are as follows, accompanied by my reasoning behind the alterations:

One for One has been dropped from the Main Deck, allowing instead the inclusion of Ring of Destruction. The Spell Card, with only a single prime target, and being indicated for a very narrow combo, was simply too low on utilty, and, therefore, functioned simply as dead weight in far too may situations. The replacement, Ring of Destruction, is one that I think to be an obvious choice, being omitted in the first place due to space issues and nothing else.

Next, the Goyo Guardian has been removed from the Extra Deck in favour of Thought Ruler Archfiend. The latter's ability to negate cards such as Snatch Steal, Change of Heart, Ring of Destruction, and other targeting Spells and Traps common to this format is simply too amazing to pass up when given the chance, and adds another level of versatility by giving a further option over the multitude of possible gamestates.

Finally, the Side Deck has been almost completely rebuilt to allow for a better ability to counter the Top Tier. It now appears thus:

3 Effect Veiler
3 Droll & Lock Bird
3 Maxx "C"
1 D.D. Crow
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Heavy Storm
1 Dark Hole

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