Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spotlight: Tabayashi Yoshiyuki/田林由行

Fighter's Spotlight is an ongoing project concerned with tracking real-world professional cardfighters across the globe.

 Tabayashi is believed to be the man at the center right.
Name: Tabayashi Yoshiyuki/田林由行
Age: Unknown; Seniors Division
Titles Won: Nagoya Regional Champion (Senior Class)
Current Status: Nagoya Regional Champion
Deck Type: Gold Paladin (Ezel-Garmore)
Tabayashi Yoshiyuki is the reigning regional champion for Nagoya, having earned the title in the Fighter's Road 2012 tournament. He is currently a senior class contender for Japan's 2012 national title.

Decks and Play Style
Tabayashi's Gold Paladin deck eschews the familiar Kyrph superior ride line in favor of the less dramatic but more consistent Little Fighter, Cron. Unlike Kyrph, Cron's skill serves best after Tabayashi has already thinned his deck of other cards using Sagramore, and Viviane or Garmore's superior call skills, improving Cron's chance of setting off his skill. With Trip to unflip damage and Charjgal to turn rearguard Garmores into 21000-power columns, and Ezel as his main vanguard, Tabayashi was able to craft a powerful and consistent but nonetheless expensive build. His deck features many irregular card choices, like Gwydion over Falcon Knight, and Sleygal Dagger, which itself takes away from his already-strained damage pool.

Summer 2012 Regional Tournament, Nagoya Seniors Division (Japan)
Card Pool: TD01-EB03, PR 0001-0066
Grade 0
x1 Little Fighter, Cron
x4 Flame of Victory CT
x2 Falcon Knight of the Azure DT
x2 Silent Punisher CT
x4 Weapons Dealer, Gwydion DT
x4 Elixir Sommelier HT
Grade 1
x3 Sleygal Dagger
x4 Halo Shield, Mark
x4 Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth
x1 Precipice Whirlwind, Sagramore
x2 Charjgal
Grade 2
x1 Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane
x4 Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains
x4 Mage of Disaster, Trip
x2 Sacred Guardian Beast, Nemean Lion
Grade 3
x2 Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel
x2 Gigantech Destroyer
x4 Great Silver Wolf, Garmore