Deck Analysis: Antonio Ripoll’s Machina Gadgets!

[p]Tengu Plants certainly have been the hot topic of this weekend, however, we already welcomed 2 Machina Gadget Decks to our Feature Match table. Pure chance? Not quite! Apparently, the condemned Machines live a little longer than expected! Let’s take a closer look at Antonio Ripoll’s take on the archetype!
[b]So why did you pick Gadgets in the first place?[/b]
I’m playing Gadgets ever since 2007! I play the Deck in almost every bigger tournament and I’m often lucky enough to carry them all the way to the tops. I love controlish decks like Gladiator Beasts or Gadgets, but more often than not, I pick Gadgets as I’m just so used to them!
[b]You made it to the knock out portion in Milan, what did you change in your deck since then?[/b]
I made the deck a little more aggressive so it could still do well in a tournament full of quick decks like Tengu Plants and Six Samurai. [machina force] and [rai oh] can put lots of pressure on opponents early on and there are only so many answers for it. A number of decks also work with [ryko] and I can work around them with [peacekeeper] – it protects my other monsters from getting destroyed!
[fchalice] is another card that can really shine on the offensive – it works great against Six Samurai, [junk], [debris] and many other Decks and cards. I think it’s one of the strongest cards in the current environment. Many opponents don’t see me raising the ATK of my monsters in the Damage Step, so it’s like I’m constantly pulling an ace from up my sleeve!

Antonio Ripoll is famous in Spain for always playing Gadgets!
Antonio Ripoll is famous in Spain for always playing Gadgets!

[b]What do you do to prevent your opponents from pulling of their key combos?[/b]
[veiler] is a good answer to most threats my opponents Summon to the field. Additionally, I main deck [gozen], which can stop my opponents from drawing many cards off [tghl]. If necessary, I can always side in [crow], which also shuts down some effects like [poa], [reborn] and everything else that targets the Graveyard.
[b]Alright, tell us about your game plan![/b]
My best opening is [frame] to add [peacekeeper] to my hand. Usually, I then use [peacekeeper] to add another [frame] to my hand – it’s like I’m playing twice as many Gadgets compared to a normal Gadget Deck! Most of the times, I then rely on 1 or 2 monsters to beat down my opponent. I rarely need bigger monsters than [frame] to dish out damage; my opponent needs his [warning]'[s] for [fortress], which also helps to lower his Life Points.[/p]
[p]Once I gained control over the field this way, I try to keep it with all the Spells and Traps in the Deck to eventually win the Duel!


[quote]19 Monster Cards:

3 [fortress]
3 [frame]
2 [peacekeeper]
1 [machina force]
2 [green]
2 [red]
2 [yellow]
2 [rai oh]
2 [veiler]

11 Spell Cards:

2 [duality]
2 [ground]
2 [fchalice]
2 [mst]
1 [reborn]
1 [hole]
1 [bom]

10 Trap Cards:

2 [warning]
2 [prison]
2 [gozen]
1 [mf]
1 [tt]
1 [opp]
1 [sj]

Extra Deck:

3 [cfd]
1 [catastor]
1 [android]
1 [tghl]
1 [brionac]
1 [gaia]
1 [arcanite]
1 [brd]
1 [00x]
1 [sdd]
1 [scrap dragon]
1 [colossal]
1 [trishula]

Side Deck:

2 [cd]
2 [b]Ally of Justice Quarantine[/b]
2 [breaker]
2 [kinetic]
2 [pachy]
2 [crow]
2 [malevolent]
1 [noc]

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