Last weekend Local Official Tournament Stores held Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournaments with game mats and unique tokens up for grabs. YouTube user RADRyan5Ds took first place at one of these events with Volcanics, beating Qliphort in the finals. The recent release of Reload' rel="https://yugioh.tcgplayer.com/db/WP-CH.asp?CN=Blaze Accelerator Reload">Blaze Accelerator Reload in Secrets of Eternity has reignited the Volcanic theme and brought it up to speed with more current strategies. Reload can be added from the deck or graveyard to the hand through Volcanic Rocket and its draw effect greatly increases the deck's speed. By dumping copies of Volcanic Shell, Ryan could draw a card each turn and search out another Shell during his turn. With Reload, Shell, Rocket, Upstart Goblin, Pot of Duality, and Summoner Monk, Ryan had access to a huge amount of deck thinning and draw power.
Because Reload's a Blaze Accelerator card, it can trigger the effect of Volcanic Scattershot. Scattershot didn't see much play in the past, but Ryan played three copies in his build. Not only is it another Volcanic to discard with Reload, it's also a Raigeki that can be activated on your opponent's turn. Speaking of field clearing effects, Ryan ran another card that takes advantage of Reload: Wild Fire. By destroying Blaze Accelerator or Reload, Wild Fire will clear the field of monsters and Summon a Token. Since it's a Quick-Play Spell it can be activated during either turn, and destroying Reload would let Ryan banish it to send a Volcanic from his deck to the graveyard.
The biggest standout in Ryan's build is his Main Deck copies of Anti-Spell Fragrance. As Burning Abyss, Shaddoll, and Qliphort players move to spell-heavy line-ups, Fragrance becomes an excellent early-game disruptor that slows down play. It's obviously great against Pendulum strategies, but it's not quite as strong against Burning Abyss or Shaddoll. Quick-Play Spells are hurt the most by Fragrances effect; Ryan could flip it early in the game and delay Mystical Space Typhoon, El Shaddoll Fusion, and Enemy Controller. Ryan's build is incredibly solid and makes the point that Volcanics are a viable choice for local competition.