Two of the most powerful and popular strategies of the format combined into one?! What could be better? This was likely the thinking of Logos Soup when they decided to enter today's event with this sweet "Chaos Monarch" brew!
Monarch decks have always been some of the more popular of the non-chaos strategies out there. While Soul Control is the version that has seen the most success, pure Monarch "aggro" lists do see play from time to time. These versions opt to play Brain Control in higher numbers instead of Soul Exchange as a way to steal opposing monsters and use them as tribute fodder for powerful Monarchs like Zaborg and Mobius. Recruiters are also used as a way to apply pressure while still keeping up monsters to use as tributes.
Logos Soup seems to have taken this shell of Monarchs + Brain Control + Recruiters and applied it to a Chaos list. Here, Zaborg is supported by both Shining Angel and Gravekeeper's Spy, which act as LIGHT and DARK fuel for Chaos Sorcerer and BLS. It's notable that all of these Monarch elements make it possible to also run the powerful Dark Magician of Chaos, who is rarely seen outside of OTK decks like Reasoning Gate.
Thankfully, Logos Soup was willing to give us an in depth look at the reasoning behind their card choices. After ending the day with a record of 4-2, it's clear that there's something to the strategy, so hearing from the pilot themselves in regards to the deeper level thinking that went into the design of the deck is quite the treat!
I love Goat Format but none of the Tier One decks really speak to me — Deck Theorizing and building is where I have the most fun, and my goal is to eventually shake up the metagame.
New to the tournament series, Soup came out strong despite the spicey list. It's clear they had a great time, and we can only hope to see them in future events continuing to shake things up!
I was VERY intimidated playing InsiDS — He's the highest-level player I've gone up against in a tournament. He even drew strong opening hands, but my deck did exactly what it was supposed to do — In game two I won with a massive combo, summoning BLS, banishing a set monster, tributing BLS for Zaborg, Brain Controlling back my own Jinzo, and summoning Chaos Sorcerer
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