It was never the most popular Deck, but if you were to go back into the archives and look at the results of the 2009 American National Championship as well as the 2009 Canadian National Championship, you’d see that Synchro Cat won them both. Synchro Cat was a powerful but under-represented Deck that used a full library of Beast-Type monsters such as “Neo-Spacian Dark Panther,” “X-Saber Airbellum,” and “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter” along with “Rescue Cat” to Synchro Summon monsters like “Arcanite Magician” and “Dark Strike Fighter” at rapid speeds. It could wipe out your cards, your Life Points, or even both on just a moment’s notice.
Synchro Cat was able to achieve this impressive results largely due to “Summoner Monk” and “Rescue Cat”, which were both Semi-Limited cards at the time. Now, both “Rescue Cat” and “Summoner Monk” are Limited cards, so for Synchro Cat to adapt it needs a new way to search out and Special Summon monsters: “Super-Nimble Mega Hamster”!
Your Spell and Trap Card line-up is incredibly open for creativity and personal decisions. While cards like “Heavy Storm” and “Torrential Tribute” are givens, cards like “Pot of Avarice” and “Gold Sarcophagus” are somewhat less obvious choices that could greatly help your deck’s consistency. With the constant searching and Synchro Summoning that you’re sure to do, your Graveyard will fill up very quickly. Since “Pot of Avarice” not only lets you draw 2 cards, but also puts your Beast-Type Monsters back in your Deck to be searched out once again, it’s a choice that you should very seriously consider. “Gold Sarcophagus”, on the other hand, gives you any card in your Deck in two short turns. This is the easiest and most effective way to quickly get your hands on a “Summoner Monk” or a “Rescue Cat”, and as such, should be another serious consideration.
As far as the rest of the Deck goes, it’s up to you. Every Duelist knows which cards they’re most comfortable with playing. Figure out which ones work for you, and practice with them!