ARG Circuit Series Richmond Report

The ARG Circuit Series in Richmond just came to a conclusion. 

It took place on the eve of the release of Crossed Souls and likely marked the end of the current Nekroz domination, at least to a certain degree. 

The top 16 archetype breakdown:-

The top 16 decklists can be found here


  • Nekroz dominate as expected, but this could be the last of such tournaments. With the new Yang Zing Chaofeng releasing shortly in the Crossed Souls, this may mark the end of our meta as we know it. At the very least, El Shaddoll Anoyatyllis will have a major impact if any. With Burning Abyss and Shaddolls rising, can this deck stay in the upper echelons of the Yugioh world?
  • Shaddolls returning to their prime. 4 Shaddoll decks constituted 25% of the top 16 in Richmond. In the Nekroz era, this is an achievement. With Artifact Lancea and co proving to be a hindrance to the water soldiers, one can only look up with the release of Anoyatyllis only days away at the time ofwriting. 
  • Burning Abyss Dead, Qliphorts still there but barely. Qliphorts are still topping events, a month after their reported death. Slow and steady wins the race, they’ve garnered tops to rival Burning Abyss despite gaining slowly. Speaking of the fiends, they failed to register eve one deck in the top 16. Dante needs to get out of the Burning Abyss, the Divine Comedy is doing the deck no good. With the pilgrim and… yes… MORE support set to release soon, it seems ineveitable that they return too. 

The power creeped metagame continues. The cycle shall repeat with Igknights and DDD being among the decks penned down for future releases. Much to the (dis)array of meta deck builders. And the band plays on. Only the best duelists will take it all. 

But one can’t help but notice the return of the 2 (3 if tellarknights step up their game) decks that dominated at this tage a little under an year ago. Perhaps Konami’s release and destroy policy has been changed to suit all the players. 



  1. Lucas · May 17, 2015

    Hey after seeing your goblin mathematician article i was kind of curious to see what you think of dark worlds in the current meta, mainly since i love the archetype, any way you can share a decklist

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    • Siddharth · May 17, 2015

      Yes, I am a Dark World player myself in fact and would love to post my deck list on the blog. Stay tuned

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Lucas · May 17, 2015

    thanks i’m looking forward to it


  3. Lucas · June 24, 2015

    how long til its out/


    • Siddharth · June 24, 2015

      I have been busy recently thus the delay. Nevertheless, I will give you the deck list here and now:
      3x Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World
      3x Snoww, Unlight of Dark World
      3x Broww, Huntsman of Dark World
      1x Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World
      3x Dark World Dealings
      3x Gates of Dark World
      2x Trance Archfiend
      1x Tour Guide of the Underworld
      2x Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss (You can use it with trance and tour guide, it was at 3 when I used more tour guides in March. Also can be used with Mask Change Second.)
      1x Shaddoll Beast
      (compatible with dealings and is like a Broww with it, also scarm’s special summon effect can be used then tributed to set it. Then you can flip it to use its flip effect and get some huge pluses off it)
      1x The Dark Creator

      3x Upstart Goblin
      3x Mystical Space Typhoon
      2x Trade-in (with Grapha and Dark Creator)
      1x One Day of Peace
      1x Vanity’s Emptiness
      2x Mask Change Second
      Great card at times, a hand with this Tour Guide and Grapha works well. Summon tour guide and get a Broww out then activate mask change second, discard Grapha and send tour guide to grave to summon Masked Hero Dark Law. Then return the Broww you summoned to your hand and summon the Grapha you discarded. This wombo-combo worked best when tour guide was at 3. But to beat top decks, we need to play 2 mask change second and get a second weapon in dark law out.

      2x Reckless Greed
      For consistency

      1x Raigeki
      1x Soul Charge
      1x Solemn Warning

      For the extra-
      3x Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand
      2x Masked Hero Dark Law
      1x Evilswarm Exciton Knight
      2x Leviair the Sea Dragon
      Whatever it’s called
      1x Acid Golem of Destruction
      1x Leviathan Dragon
      1x Zombiestein
      1x Castel
      1x Neo-Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon
      1x Downerd Magician
      1x Wind-up Zenmaines

      A lot of the deck is down to risk and personal preference, and actually would like to win some games against this tough meta. At locals it should have a decent shot, depending on your local difficulty. While some choices are questionable, that’s how I felt during playtesting so it may not always work for you. I encourage you to make changes as you feel necessary.

      The most unique part about the deck is the Mask Change 2nds which I have been using ever since January when Hero Strikes was released.

      Good luck. Side deck is down to you

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