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Deck Profile: Yannick Dubeau’s Cyberdark Deck
Jerome McHale

Who would have thought in such a combo oriented environment that a Cyberdark deck would be 3-0? One person who definitely had an inkling regarding the veracity of that statement is one of our players from last round’s feature match, Yannick Dubeau. The release of Exploder Dragon in the World Championship 2007 game gave Yannick the confidence he needed to bring this deck to the SJC today. If you’re reading this live, the decklist won’t be up yet, but for those of you taking a look after the fact, here’s what Yannick brought to the event today:




1 Cyberdark Horn

1 Cyberdark Edge

1 Cyberdark Keel

3 Masked Dragon

3 Exploder Dragon

1 Twin-Headed Behemoth

1 Kaiser Glider

3 Cyber Dragon

1 Sangan

1 Spirit Reaper

1 Treeborn Frog

1 Cyber Phoenix

1 UFO Turtle

1 Jinzo




1 Dragon’s Mirror

1 Future Fusion

1 Smashing Ground

1 Snatch Steal

1 Confiscation

1 Heavy Storm

1 Overload Fusion

1 Scapegoat

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Pot of Avarice

1 Nobleman of Crossout

1 Premature Burial




1 Mirror Force

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Ring of Destruction

1 Call of the Haunted

1 Dust Tornado

1 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Sakuretsu Armor



3 Five-Headed Dragon

3 Chimeratech Overdragon

3 Cyber End Dragon

3 Cyberdark Dragon

Now, there are some things I agree with and some things I disagree with in his build of the Cyberdark deck. My major complaint is that he’s decided to concentrate much more on the Dragon component of the deck and a lot less on the Machine component. Yannick is 3-0 right now, but I have a feeling that not being able to drop a steady stream of 2100+ ATK monsters is going to get him in trouble somewhere down the line. However, what he’s done with the Dragons is done very well indeed. Three copies each of Masked Dragon and Exploder Dragon let him sift through the deck and build up targets for his Cyberdark effects while destroying opponent’s monsters and also loading up for Dragon’s Mirror. A key point of Yannick’s deck is that he focuses on simplifying the duel over time until he can summon a Five-Headed Dragon, Chimeratech Overdragon, or Cyberdark Dragon to finish the job.


One of my favorite inclusions in the deck, and one that was vastly important in his match against Cory Lack was the single copy of Kaiser Glider. Glider is a lot better than most players give it credit for. It’s got 2400 ATK and can’t be defeated in a battle with a monster of equal ATK. That means that the Monarchs and Jinzo simply fall in battle with the Glider without taking it down in turn. Add to that the fact that it can bounce a monster on the field when the opponent finally does get rid of it, and you’ve got a winner on your hands. Yannick is taking a huge chance here today, and thus far it’s paid off. If he ends up making Day 2, we’re likely to start seeing a lot more Cyberdark decks in the near future.
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