Deck Analysis: Diego Badinotti’s Prophecy Deck
[p]We’ve already seen Diego Badinotti’s Prophecy Deck in action in our Round 1 Feature Match. Since the deck didn’t make as many waves so far as the Mermails that took YCS Seattle by storm, we wanted to give you a closer look!
1 [star hall]
[u]Side Deck: 15[/u]
3 [soul drain]
[u]Extra Deck: 15[/u]
1 [scrap dragon]
[p][b]What do you like the most about the Prophecy Monsters?[/b]
[b]Diego:[/b] Spellcasters are my favorite type of monsters. In my opinion, the Prophecy Monsters have a number of ways to control the game. I like that about the archetype as they always give me several options to dictate the pace of the game.
[p][b]Our Round 1 Feature Match made it look like it’s pretty much all about [priestess]?[/b]
[p][b]Diego:[/b] Yes, absolutely! Your main goal is to [ss] [priestess] to the field as fast as possible. The whole deck is designed to accomplish that goal. Once it hit the field, you have several ways of making sure that it stays there, like [sbwis], which protects it from removal effects like [hole]. Thanks to [veiler], I can also save it from destructive Monster Effects and with [ssh], I can even search my deck for [veiler]!
If my opponent succeeds in getting [priestess] off the field, I can bring it back with [sblife]. It comes back with a vengeance, though, as that series of play will allow me to destroy another opposing card right away again!
[p][b]How important is the surprise factor in your opinion?[/b]
[p][b]Diego:[/b] I think that’s a pretty big advantage. Whenever your opponent doesn’t know how what your deck is trying to do, he will make crucial mistakes that you can take advantage of!
[p][b]What does your Side Decking strategy look like?[/b]
[b]Diego:[/b] [rai oh] can prove a problem for this deck, so I have [ovm] in my Side Deck to deal with it. Also, I use [cs] against heavy beaters, giving them control over my [apprentice][s] in return. This also worked quite well in the Feature Match.[br]
Apart from that, I have 3 copies of [soul drain] that can help me handle the Mermail strategies.
[p]So there you have it! Diego Badinotti proves once again that he loves to play an underdog strategy, showing the opposition this weekend the true power of the Prophecy Monsters. This is definitely a deck to watch out for and we’ll keep our eyes on Diego over the course of the weekend!