|"Dark Armed Dragon"|
Hello members of the Yu-Gi-Oh! blogosphere. Please accept my most humble apologies for my recent absence. As I'm sure most of you know, sometimes life intervenes against children's trading card games.
In what little free time I have had, I decided to be unnecessarily cruel by building Tele-DAD. I don't mean a modern version, I mean THE Tele-DAD. I decided to restrict myself to cards that were available during September 08 format just to give my opponents some kind of fighting chance.
Needless to say, I have yet to lose a match. The sheer ferocity of the deck is stunning. I have never seen a deck ignore a Torrential Tribute and still do almost enough damage for game, it's very brutal. I was very careful to make observations on the deck as I was mercilessly beating my opponent into a pulp.
This is where a little bit of controversy comes in. A heavily debated card (on Pojo at least) is Heavy Storm. A lot of people want it back. I myself have always been anti-Storm, mainly due to my bias towards control deck I will admit. However, when I saw Tele-DAD in action, my anti-Storm position was taken to a whole new level. I'm not exaggerating when I say 100% of my game wins are a consequence of Heavy's existence, even if I don't draw it.
A lot of my local meta consists of players who weren't present during Tele-DAD format, hence why my exercise was necessary to change people's views. All of my victims so far have become anti-Storm supporters. Taking into consideration how pro-Storm some of these people were, I call it a job well done on my behalf.
When you are so terrified to set more than 1 Spell or Trap in fear of one card, you lack the ability to form an adequate defense against such decks. As I said before, one set Torrential will not help you against these kinds of decks. Even more disgustingly, cards like Mystical Space Typhoon become Harpie's Feather Duster very quickly.
If you lack the capacity to stop such an aggressive deck, which was sadly the case in the Storm formats, you will lose. This eradicates any sort of defensive decks, which clearly isn't good for sales or the health of the game.
With exceeds on the horizon, I have become very concerned about the back row. Let's hope that Konami sticks with their new found logic and keeps Heavy Storm banned. I don't think anybody wants a repeat of Tele-DAD format.
Support anti-Storm if you hate Tele-DAD!