A Whopping 232 players have arrived to compete in the first Goat Format championship event of 2023. Among them are both players known well within the community, and those that are looking to make a name for themselves. As far as the meta is concerned, most of the expected strategies, like Chaos Control, are represented in high numbers. Perhaps due to its strong placing in the most recent world championship event, there's an unusually high number of Earth Aggro players in the room as well. Ted Kruzsely (AKA Kombat Wombat) has ignored the recently popularized strategy however, in place of his own spice: Strike Ninja Reasoning Gate.
There are many variants of Reasoning Gate. Kruzsely's list most closely resembles one called "Dark Reasoning Gate". True to its name, Dark Reasoning Gate focuses on Dark monsters like Blowback Dragon, Dark MAgician of Chaos, Jinzo, and others, cheating them into play in the traditional Reasoning Gate style with Reasoning and Monster Gate. Alephya2 won Patreon World Championship Qualifier 4 with a version of the deck that sported Rare Metal Dragon.
Alephya's version of the deck did not rely quite as heavily on Strike Ninja, but he did play a single copy of the four-star warrior. Additionally, he played a single Magical Marionette, just like Kruzsely has done today.
Kruzsely's introduction to the deck is an interesting one. It seems he found a list on Youtube, presented by Skilled Brown Magician. Liking what he saw, he made some small changes and was then happy enough with it to pilot it in today's event.
Strike ninja is the heart of the deck. He Allows great choices for when Dimension Fusion is activated. D fusion can be the start of a large attack or a possible 1 turn kill. you really need to pay attention to what you have removed and your opponent. when you play this type of deck you really need to keep count of the monsters are left in your deck to best guess what could come from reasoning or monster gate. With the side deck I run 3 decrees for burn or heavy trapped based decks.
Still in the event with an impressive 3-1 record, Kruzsely is looking not only towards a top placement in today's event, but also the future!
Great clean solid matches the whole day so far, and I can't wait to try this deck out at a Goat Grand Prix with Team 519.
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