Nine of the Top 32 Duelists from YCS Atlanta played Wind-Ups, a nasty Deck that can devastate the opponent’s hand and Xyz Summon repeatedly. With intricate combos that can branch off in different directions, Wind-Ups can grow just two monsters into a packed field. Most Wind-Ups don’t have high ATK, but they’re really good at Xyz Summoning. They’re a serious competitor right now, so let’s review their strengths:
-Wind-Up Hunter lets them attack the opponent’s hand.
-Make many Rank 3, Rank 4, and even Rank 5 Xyz Summons, thanks to Special Summoning effects and level manipulation tricks.
-Use the search power of Wind-Up Factory and Wind-Up Magician to adapt your tactics on the fly, and hit your combos consistently.
Out of all the Wind-Up Decks that made the Top 32 at YCS Atlanta, Matthew Heath’s stood apart. While a lot of the Top 32 ran Tour Guide from the Underworld, Heath opted to play more Wind-Up monsters and more draw power instead, creating a more combo-heavy version of the strategy. Here’s what it looked like.