Deck Analysis: Martin Funke’s Dimensional Volcanics

[p]Yesterday’s breakout Deck clearly seemed to be Martin Funke’s Dimensional Volcanics that we saw in our Round 4 Feature Match. I sat down with him after Day 1 concluded as he ended up on a respectable 6 – 2 record which means we’ll welcome him back today!
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[quote]Monsters: 15

2 [smonk]
3 [rocket]
2 [tgu]
1 [reaper]
1 Aster Drawn
1 [mf]
1 Mist Valley Soldier
1 [zephy]
1 [vtroop]
1 Tasuke Knight
1 Armored Bee

Spells: 17

3 [df]
2 [blaze]
2 [duality]
2 [mst]
2 [sorl]
1 [reborn]
1 [hole]
1 [mind]
1 [storm]
1 [bom]
1 [lance]

Traps: 9

2 [bth]
2 [ced]
1 [tt]
1 [mf]
1 [sj]
1 [return]

Side Deck: 15

2 [bts]
2 [trap stun]
1 [sim]
1 [mst]
1 [lance]
2 [rai oh]
2 [lady]
1 [bls]
1 [lyla]
1 [pachy]
1 [psiblocker]

Extra Deck: 15

1 [sd]
1 [sdd]
1 [brd]
1 [gaia]
1 [disigma]
1 [c39]
1 [16]
1 [39]
1 [ddw]
1 [zen]
1 [maestro]
1 [cowboy]
1 [leviair]
1 [temtempo]
1 [zenmaines]
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[p][b]First of all, what do you call this Deck and how did you come up with the idea to it?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] I decided to call the Deck Dimensional Volcanics as that’s part of the key strategy. I always pick interesting cards and then try to build a Deck around them. In this case, I chose [rocket] and [smonk] and then tried to put something together that can work around all the monsters that you discard from your hand to foil your opponent’s plan (e.g. [maxx] or [veiler]).[br]
That’s why I also added [df] and that’s basically the core of the Deck.[/p][/quote]
[p][b]Alright, where did you go from there?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] First, I played the Deck just for fun, trying out different things. I then started to think more about it and this went a lot like this: Which targets should I add to make the most of [smonk]? That’s how I ended up with Tasuke Knight, [zephy] and Aster Drawn – all of them can allow for quick Xyz Summons. Tasuke Knight can protect my Life Points and Armored Bee helps against powerful monsters like [bls], [redmd], [shi en] and so forth.[br]
After that, I tried to come up with ideas to make more use of [blaze]; the result was the inclusion of [cursed seal].
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[p][b]So how did the Deck perform during testing?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] It actually did perform pretty well. The only times I had problems was when I didn’t draw into any monsters – I’m only running 15 after all. Or when my opponent was rushing me like a crazy person and not giving me enough time to build up.
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[p][b]I guess your 6 – 2 record after Day 1 is partly because the element of surprise worked in your favor?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] It is playing a huge role indeed. Most of my opponent’s haven’t seen many of the cards I’m running ever before, they commit to mistakes and I can then take advantage of that.[br]
In the Feature Match, both my opponent and the judge had to read every card I played just to understand what they were doing. My opponent lost his focus as his whole flow was interrupted time and again and this lead to him making mistakes.
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Martin Funke's Deck idea won our breakout award today!
Martin Funke's Deck idea won our breakout award today!

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[p][b]If you could change anything about your Deck right now, what would it be?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] I kicked 2 [roar] in my Side Deck for [bls] and [lady]. I’m no longer convinced this was the best choice. I didn’t draw into [bls] once, so it’s hard to tell if that would have made the difference.
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[p][b]What about your Side Deck strategy?[/b]
[/p][quote][p][b]Martin:[/b] I rarely change the core strategy of the Deck, but against Wind-Ups, I get rid of [df], 1 copy of [blaze] and [rocket] each as well as [poa] and I then add 2 [rai oh], 1 [psiblocker], 2 [bts] and [pachy]. I only played against Wind-Ups once, so I can’t really tell whether this has been the correct plan. I didn’t really draw into any of my Side Deck tech.
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[p][b]Any famous last words?[/b]
[/p][p][quote][b]Martin:[/b] I want to thank all my friends from Thüringen that made the trip, especially Chris Schröder who drove with me here. Jonathan Kloß also supported me a lot this weekend as well as Vladimir and Daniel who provided lots of entertainment value on our way here!
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My shoutout goes out to all the creative Duelists that prefer to build their own Decks rather than copy something established already![/p][/quote]
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