Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vanity Control, the deck that wrecks everything, or not?

We all know Vanity Control, but we also all know that next to nobody plays it.

Yet, every time people see it being played, it wrecks almost everything.

So, I ask you, WHY?

It stops LS in its tracks by countering and booking everything that happens.

It stops BF by locking down both Black Whirlwind and crazy Swarming,

It stops J&D by just existing.

It stops GBs by just lurking in DEF position.

Zombies dont stand a chance.

So what's its big flaw? Why isnt it winning every tournament?

The answer is simple:

Too dependent on both rows.

Most decks are either Frontrow dependent or Backrow dependent, with a few other decks being Graveyard dependant(Zombies, Vaayu, and J&D), and others Hand dependent, such as BF. Backrow dependant decks include Anti-Meta

the biggest flaw with many deck ideas is that you rely too much on both rows.

For example, Vanity Control.

You rely on your front row for your large beaters with game slowing abilities, such as Raiou and the titular Vanity Fiend, but also on your backrow to do almost all your work for you in the form of Divine Wrath and Compulsary Evacuation Device.

This allows too many cards to open your weaknesses. One MST or storm, OR one Fissure or Lightning Vortex is enough to put a large gap in your and their momentum, unlike decks light Lightsworn, who tend to not give a damn about their own backrow.

5 comments:

  1. I side deck Vanitys Fiend a lot in my Evil Hero deck. Just because PJ hates it. I remember when I locked him with it randomally... ah good times lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've never actually seen a build of Vanity Control, and to be honest never heard of it till this article.

    I built a Volcanic/Dark deck with Vanity as its one tribute monster once and it held its own VERY well....of course this was also the day of 3 solemns.

    I think this deck would ruin a lot of other decks and should probably be considered for sideboards everywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  3. yar me too, i had never heard before a Vanity Control deck till you post this. If possible, do show us some sample deck of this Control Deck. Quite interesting. Is it better than Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo's Control?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I side deck Vanitys Fiend a lot in my Evil Hero deck. Just because PJ hates it. I remember when I locked him with it randomally... ah good times lol

    Haven't seen it in months, completely wrecked me in a TeleDaD match once :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. lol - i agree its a good deck - Fiend bieng the better to run than Ruler... i still run it in my monarch deck and my lockdown decks (sided usually) but its too vulnerable as often my opponent just wastes removal on it - fissure, vortex etc or goes Caius's effect on it or something similar. but heck i'm still usin it this format but i still prefer Dyna control than this due ...

    ReplyDelete