Friday, 30 September 2016

Deck Discussion: Shaddoll

So where are our DARK Spellcaster friends headed towards this time...?

Source: Yugioh Intro to Expert Players Facebook

Main Deck (45)

Monster (24)
Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju x2
Shaddoll Beast x3
Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow x3
Shaddoll Dragon x2
Shaddoll Squamata x3
Mathematician x2
Shaddoll Hedgehog x3
Peropero Cerperus x1
Shaddoll Falco x2
Maxx "C" x2
Glow-Up Bulb x1

Spell (13)
Instant Fusion x2
Pot of Desires x3
Shaddoll Fusion x3
El Shaddoll Fusion x2
Super Polymerization x1
Hand Destruction x2

Trap (8)
Quaking Mirror Force x3
Vanity's Emptiness x1
Solemn Strike x3
Solemn Judgment x1

Extra Deck (15)
El Shaddoll Shekhinaga x1
Metalfoes Crimsonite x1
El Shaddoll Anoyatyllis x1
Starve Venom Fusion Dragon x1
Elemental HERO Absolute Zero x1
El Shaddoll Winda x3
Ultimaya Tzolkin x1
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x1
Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon x1
Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend x1
Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn x1
Black Rose Moonlight Dragon x1
Coral Dragon x1

Side Deck (15)
Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons x1
Allure of Darkness x2
Book of Eclipse x3
Hand Destruction x1
Sinister Shadow Games x3

Presented by GONDORA

GONDORA's build of Shaddolls entered the 45-card range of deck building, something unorthodox, and definitely unpopular within the TCG community. However, it is not that crazy an idea upon further observation.

Instant Fusion is useful despite the lack of Norden in the OCG, due to El Shaddoll Winda status as a Level 5, and Winda avoids the destruction during the End Phase with its own monster effect.

Gameciel acts as threat removal but also doubles as a method to fulfill the WATER element required for fusion summons, should the need arises.
Glow-Up Bulb's mill is an affordable cost, and if lucky enough, you might even get Peropero Ceperus in the grave. Although that can be achieved by Mathematician, which has gained a recent semi-limitation, and is effective in graveyard setup for the deck. Thus its slot in the deck. 
As EARTH monsters, these three can still purpose in the deck and hand, for the fusion summon of El Shaddoll Shekhinaga, which carries a useful negation ability which could be potent against many decks.

Blackwing - Gofu, splashable as ever, aids in the tuning aspect of the deck and can even interact with Shaddoll Beast for a summon of Tzolkin Ultimaya and with it, comes its Level8 Dragon Synchro Monster toolbox, making Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon accessible in the deck. This is for all those who were puzzled by how to summon Crystal Wing in the deck, or those who felt it wasn't worth included due to the difficulty of summoning it. With Ultimaya, you can summon him out with a simple "I set a card."

Personally I would drop the Mirror Force traps and Hand Destruction, minimising the deck count to 40. Also probably swap Pot of Desires with Allure of Darkness. Desires is effective in gaining card advantage, but I am not comfortable with the idea of playing it when my deck doesn't have my key cards in three copies. Which is why I would only play it in my Metalfoes and ABC deck.

This build also doesn't run the the trap support lineup, such as the about-to-be semi-limited Sinister Shadow Games and the new support card: Full Shaddol Aeon. The latter which I feel is a worthy Side Deck option as means to punch your way through monsters, such as escaping Kristya's lockdown by force.

Shaddolls is currently looking to strike back with a vengeance and perhaps by employing the assistance of the Star Seraph once again, even without Number 16 anymore, they can still do their best in threatening the top tier decks.

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