Deck Feature: Alexander Hultzsch Mermails

24.02.2018 | 13:41 |

Alexander Hultzsch contacted us via Facebook to show us his Deck. We took the chance to talk to him and show you his Deck, because he decided to run something special for YCS Bochum. Alexander is 26 years old and lives in Berlin, Germany. Read on to find out what Alexander has to say about his Deck!


Alexander Hultzsch


29 Monsters:

2 Atlantean Dragoons
2 Atlantean Marksman
2 Atlantean Heavy Infantry
1 Crystron Rosenix
1 Deep Sea Diva
3 Gamaciel, the Sea Kaiju
3 Genex Undine
1 Mermail Abyssgunde
2 Mermail Abyssmegalo
3 Mermail Abyssteus
1 Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord
3 Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince
1 Ronintoadin
3 Swap Frog
1 Genex Controller

9 Spells:

1 Dark Hole
1 Monster Reborn
3 Moray of Greed
1 One for One
1 Raigeki
1 Soul Charge
1 Upstart Goblin

3 Traps:

3 Evenely Matched

Extra Deck:

1 Saryuja Skull Dread
1 Firewall Dragon
1 Tri-Gate Wizard
1 Decode Talker
2 Proxy Dragon
1 Mistar Boy
1 Link Spider
2 Toadally Awesome
1 Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk
1 Abyss Dweller
1 Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
1 Bahamut Shark
1 Armory Arm

Hi Alexander, tell us why you brought Mermails to YCS Bochum?

I decided to run Mermails for Bochum. It is my most favourite Deck and I feel like that’s what Yu-Gi-Oh! is all about. It’s all about having fun with the Deck you love to play. I already topped a YCS with a similar Deck. So I thought: Why not play the Deck I love? I’m very experienced with the Deck and I guess that I see more options than the regular Duelist when playing Mermails. The real difficulty is to build a consistent version of the Deck. I added Genex Undine to make the Deck more consistent. You want to see Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince to start the engine. As soon as the Deck starts running it is almost unstoppable.


What were your expectations for this event?
My goal is to have fun. I feel like that success follows fun. I want to run a Deck that have the most fun playing. I’m also very comfortable with the Deck. I had to experience that as soon as I run a Deck, that I don’t feel comfortable with I start to lose interest. The cool thing about a YCS is to meet new people and have fun and that’s the key to my success.


Do have any Tech cards?
I added the Genex Undine engine to dump Cryston Rosenix to the Deck. The latter enables me to Summon three monsters with a single card. When you are holding another water monster like Mermail Abyssteus or Swap Frog I can go into Saryuja Skull Dread and draw 4 cards to dig for Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince. When the engine starts rolling I’m able to spam the field with Link Monsters and Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord. Chances are high that I can pull off the combo turn 1 since there are so many combo enablers in my Deck.


What is the best opening hand?
First I need to say that the Deck rather wants to go second. I want to see the sixth card. The most important card is Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince to start the engine, so I want to see Genex Undine, Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince and Mermail Abyssteus plus another water monster in my opening hand.
I end up with a huge field of Link Monsters. The field always depends on the cards that I draw, so basically there is now perfect field, there are just options.


How about your Match-Ups?
I want to see Pendulum as much as possible, I can break their field consistently. It’s what I tested most against. I’m having a tough time against all the Decks that are backrow heavy. For example Trickstar Reincarnation kills me. The card itself is basically autowin against my Deck.


Any last words?
Shoutouts to everybody I know. Enjoy the game! I wish Konami would take care of the annoying FTK Decks. They ruin the game.