Deck Feature: Daniele Stella’s Qliphort Deck

For our first Deck Feature on Day 2 of YCS Milan we chose the top placed Qliphort player Daniele Stella. He just came from a win in Round 9 and is still undefeated. He is 17 years old and a well respected player from Italy.



[b]13 Monsters:[/b]

3 [q scout]
3 [q carrier]
2 [q helix]
1 [q shell]
2 [trampolynx]
2 [q disk]

[b]20 Spells:[/b]

3 [mst]
3 [night beam]
3 [s art]
3 [pod]
1 [rai]
3 [saq]
1 [bom]
3 [upstart]

[b]7 Traps[/b]

3 [vane]
3 [skill drain]
1 [ced]

[b]Extra Deck:[/b]

1 [cowboy]
1 [dweller]
1 [castel]
1 [101]
1 [103]
1 [eek]
1 [ddw]
1 [50]
1 [85]
1 [shark fortress]
1 [a dure]
1 [64]
1 [gaia dragon]
1 [fk alb]
1 [dr xyz]

[b] Hi Daniele, tell us why you chose Qliphort for YCS Milan? [/b]
[quote]I chose Qliphorts, becuase the deck cannot lose against the good opening hands of my opponents. I’m playing [vane], [skill drain] and [saq]. These cards completely lock down my opponent’s strategy and thanks to [saq] I can beat over any of my opponent’s monsters. The deck is straightforward to play in Game 1, but for Game 2 and 3 it gets way more difficult. You have to play around potential Side Deck cards like [fairy wind] for example, you have to know exactly when to activate [q scout] too. I usually don’t play it when my opponent has a lot of backrow cards. [/quote]
[b] Do have any Tech cards?[/b]
I’m maindecking three copies of [mst] and [night beam]. It helps a lot in my Burning Abyss Match-Up. Other than that the deck is pretty standard.[/quote]

[b] What are your expectations for this event?[/b]
[quote]I already did very well at YCS Turin last year. I tested a lot prior to this event. So far I’m very happy with my tournament result, I’m still undefeated and won my last match against another Italian player. I would like to top again just like I did in Turin.[/quote]

[b] Tell us about your Match-Ups?[/b]
[quote] Burning Abyss is a particularly bad Match-Up for me. Even though I tried to prepare as thoroughly as possible it is still a pretty tough game every time, I wish I played my [maxx] in the Main Deck. Chaos-Shaddolls are a favourable Match-Up for me. I easily run over their monsters thanks to [skill drain].[/quote]
[b] Any last words?[/b]
[quote]I’m glad that there is YCS in Italy this year. I did really well so far and I’m feeling confident with my deck![/quote]

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