It seems the deck is getting increasingly popular in both the TCG and the OCG.
In the TCG, its pretty solid because they have just received Gugnir in HA3 and Formula Synchron in STBL.
In the OCG, people are hyping up the deck due to Tech Genus Hyper Librarian to provide the deck with extra draw power. Can’t blame us, because Tech Genus Hyper Librarian is just that awesome and its legally released today!!
So people will start siding Effect Veilers if they haven’t already to stop Coelacanth’s effect. But most people forget that Coelacanth can negate Effect Veiler’s effect by tributing a Fish monster, so watch out for that. I’m not saying Veiler is not good, its amazing but I’m just stating out a fact that they can do that.
Also, remember that Armory Arm does not work under Cold Wave. So, don’t fall for the old Armory Arm + Collossal Fighter trick while under Cold Wave.
I wonder if it will be able to hold up against Six Samurais in the OCG. They can prevent your push by negating Cold Wave/Giant Trunade with TSS Shien and stopping your Coelacanth with Solemn Warning. So, thats a pretty tough matchup.
Lets just hope that they will be able to survive in this harsh meta where the Six Samurais are the kings.
Seriously, Six Samurais are really consistent, with triple Smoke Signal its almost like the Super Draw Raida deck with triple RoTA. They have Gateway and United for free pluses and TSS Shien with Magatama and Warning is a really hard lock to break.
Well, its another 3 months more till they get hit. Although, i’m not sure what they will do since the TCG will only get to play with them for 1 month when STOR gets released in February 2011. The prices of the TCG Six Samurai cards are ridiculous right now for something they might only be able to play for one month.
Lets just wait and see whether Konami will give up TCG STOR sales and hit them in March 2011 or if they will come up with something else. Maybe, they could split the TCG and OCG formats up again like in the DAD Return format. Although that would suck for the TCG guys who have to face this deck for a whopping 7 months.