I get asked this question often. “Dubkdad, why bother making crazy decks, when you have the cards available to you to make any deck in the format?” My answer is simple and two pronged.
The first reason is that all of the meta decks are predictable and over time, are easily countered. Over a period of time, it leads to boring mirror matches and the duel becomes nothing more than who draws better. The second reason is Meta decks just don’t like me. I remember last summer at a regionals, I ran a standard Blackwing deck. In 8 rounds, I drew Whirlwind once and I never drew Sirocco. Most games I opened with weenies (ie Blizzard, Vayu, Kalut). The one time I opened Whirlwind, I had Bora and my body as a shield…guess what my opponent had facedown. Yup, Book of Moon. You see with a well constructed, well tested, original deck, you can catch most opponents by surprise. You cannot however expect to just throw together something. I really hate when people send me decks to be fixed and I can tell that they put ZERO thought into the card interactions. A prime example is running trying to a variant of Frogs while running cards like Dimensional Prison or Dark Bribe. When I am constructing a deck that I intend to make my primary deck, I usually base it off of a meta deck or at least the mechanics of a successful deck. My primary deck now is based off of Quickdraw Frogs. I’m sure many people know the basics of the build, however in my build, I include card choices that will ensure that the deck is fun and unique to me, yet consistent enough to last several rounds at a tournament.
Tell me what you think about creativity, while not sacrificing consistency.
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