Batterymen have had a few rare Regional tops since the release of Batteryman 9-Volt in Duelist Alliance. The deck isn't quite at the same level of Shaddolls, Burning Abyss, or Qliphorts, but it has enough OTK potential to steal wins against more popular strategies. Marcus Wheeler scored a Top 8 finish at the Sydney Australia Regional with his take on Batterymen just last weekend. The new Forbidden and Limited List brings a few cards into the Batteryman arsenal in greater numbers and Wheeler also included his own innovative tech.


The newest additions to Wheeler's build are a second copy of Honest and Snatch Steal. Two Honest allow more OTK possibilities by doubling up on the ATK boost. Of course, an extra copy helps boost the deck's consistency as well. It even combos with Light-Attribute Token created by Gorz the Emissary of Darkness. Honest is both an aggressive and defensive card in this deck, and it's much more useful here than, say, Satellarknights. Snatch Steal also has extra utility here: Wheeler could play it as a fourth copy of The Monarchs Stormforth or as a means of opening up his opponent's field for game-ending attacks.

Three copies of Maxx "C" let Wheeler draw into his defensive cards more reliably, then turn those extra draws into aggression on the following turn. By playing three Oasis of Dragon Souls and Call Of The Haunted, Wheeler could kickstart plays even if his opponent stopped his first push with Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss, Torrential Tribute, or Solemn Warning. United We Stand is the most interesting of Wheeler's tech choices, but with so many Special Summons in this theme it's fairly easy to bring a monster up to an absurd ATK score early in the game. Dedicated OTK strategies have a lot of potential in this format as decks with minimal trap line-ups become increasingly popular. This could be Batterymen's time to shine!