Wind-Up Monsters – Tier 1 Archetype?

Wind-Up monsters were used a lot in high level tournaments this year. However, are they a tier one archetype?

Yugioh Wind-Up ZenmainesRecently, I was looking at the finalists for the 2012 World Championships and a majority of those duelists used a particular¬†archetype: Wind-Up. I had heard of Wind-Up monsters, notably the powerful Wind-Up Zenmaines, but had never seen them in action. After researching the archetype, I have come to realize that Wind-Up monsters are one-of-a-kind. They are not focused on a specific strategy; Wind-Up monsters utilize all-around tactics, from swarming to stat manipulation. They seem like an incredibly powerful archetype, but the question is, can they be called Tier 1?¬† Continue reading “Wind-Up Monsters – Tier 1 Archetype?”