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Singapore Metagame: March 2011 – September 2011

Another rotation has passed, and here’s a look at Singapore Duelists’ weapon of choice for the duration of March 2011 to September 2011.

There are two significant changes to the structure of Official Tournaments this period. Firstly, the introduction of Pre-selection Tournaments for the Singapore World Championship Qualifier 2011. Secondly, the introduction of Ranking League Division Tournaments for the Singapore Asian Championship Qualifier 2012.

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Singapore Metagame: September 2010 – March 2011

Another rotation has passed, and here’s a look at Singapore Duelists’ weapon of choice for the duration of September 2010 to March 2011.

As the Asian Championship 2011 Singapore Qualifiers (held on the 13th March 2011) utilizes the September ban/restriction list, this ban/restriction list enjoys an additional 2 weeks of game play.

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Fighting the Metagame: Six Samurai

Undoubtedly, Six Samurai has single-handedly defined the metagame for the ban/restriction list of September 2010 – March 2011. Having dominated the OCG metagame upon the release of Storm of Ragnarok, the Six Samurai will make their debut in the TCG metagame with Championship Series Dallas this weekend.

Six Samurai’s biggest strength lies with Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En. With the ability to soft-lock opponent’s Spells and Traps, duels are often won with the opponent being unable to take out Shi En. Additionally, Gateway of the Six with Double-Edged Sword Technique allows the Six Samurai player to swarm and win fast, before his opponent can break out of his soft-lock.

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Singapore Metagame: March 2010 – August 2010

With the end of this ban/restriction list ending, here’s a look at what Singapore Duelists have been winning with.

Through various forum and blogs, I have personally compiled a spreadsheet of all the Tournament results in Singapore. Data are from weekly tournaments with number of participants ranging from 10 to 50 as well as the grand Singapore National Championship 2010.

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Fighting the Metagame: Blackwing

With numerous success including winning the World Championship 2009, Blackwing is the deck to beat this metagame. Largely unaffected by the Restriction List for the Asian format, Blackwing has an advantage with the lack of Starlight Road.

Blackwing’s biggest strength lies in Black Whirlwind; allowing a consistent flow of monsters. Having access to an arsenal of Synchro monsters makes it very versatile; able to response to almost every situation.

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Fighting the Metagame: Infernity

With slight less than a month to the Singapore’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Qualifier 2010, Duelist Codex will be starting on a new series of posts: Fighting the Metagame; a new column focused on the various powerhouse decks in the current metagame. Do note that Singapore will be utilizing the following Restriction List released by Konami Asia, hence only cards available will be covered in the discussion.

The release of The Shinning Darkness introduced additional cards to the Infernity theme, turning it into a top-tier deck. By utilizing Infernity Archfiend’s effect to fetch Infernity Launcher, Infernity is able swarm the field with Synchro Monsters, creating a possibility to end the duel at that moment.

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Current SG Metagame Breakdown

With the new ban list in effect for two weeks, here’s an early review of the metagame in Singapore. The following are just my personal thoughts and observation, do take it with a pinch of salt.

S-Rank: Infernity (インフェルニティ)
A-Rank: Blackwing (BF)
Fabled (魔轟神)
B-Rank: Gladiator Beast (剣闘獣)
Meta Beat (メタビート)
Lightsworn (ライトロード)
C-Rank: Machina Gadget (マシンナーズガジェット)
Perfect Herald (神光の宣告者)

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