Deck Profile: Mauricio Devia-Valenzuiela’s WATER Deck

The competition has been whittled down to the Top 8, but everyone who made the Top Cut was in a league of their own. Among them was Mauricio Devia-Valenzuiela, an 18 year old Duelist from Canberra who made it to the Top 16 with his WATER Deck. After losing in the Top 16, we spoke to him about his Deck choice, and also have his Decklist to show off to the world!


[quote]29 Monsters

3 [teus]

3 [a megalo]

2 [pike]

2 [gunde]

1 Mermail Abyssmander

1 [hilde]

1 [a ocea]

3 [nepta]

2 [ahi]

2 [a drag]

3 [swap frog]

1 [ronin]

3 [a spirit]

1 [diva]

1 [moulin]


10 Spells

3 [potdes]

3 [instant fusion]

1 [upstart]

1 [muräne]

1 [soul charge]

1 [141]


1 Trap

1 [a sphere]


Extra Deck

1 [gaios]

1 [101]

1 [castel]

1 [s39l]

1 [39]

1 [dweller]

2 [bahamut]

3 [toadally]

1 [leo]

1 Crystron Quandax

1 [tatsu]

1 [norden]


Side Deck

2 [maxx]

3 [chalice]

2 [sys down]

2 [twisters]

3 [asf]

3 [decree][/quote]

Top 16 MauricioTell us about your WATER Deck. What made you decide to play it?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “I played the WATER Deck, as I’d heard it’d been doing well recently. It’s my favourite deck ever and I used to play it in the past, so I loved playing it again at this event!”[/quote]


What were your expectations for this event?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “I expected to see a lot of Metalfoes, which I got, and a lot of ABC Decks, of which I only saw one. I didn’t want to face Paleozoics as it was my worst matchup.”[/quote]


Did you have any Tech cards?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “I used [chalice] in the Side. I used it to negate [toadally] and [dweller] all day. I had a pretty standard Main Deck though.”[/quote]


What’s your ideal opening hand?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “The best hand gives me a board of double [bahamut], double [toadally] and [moulin]. [diva] and [megalo] lets you search and summon [moulin], and with more WATER monsters you can easily summon a [toadally] as well!”[/quote]


What was the #1 card in your Deck?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “[a drag]. The number of times you can search with it is ridiculous. It enables the whole Deck to work.”[/quote]


Anything else you’d like to add?

[quote][b]Mauricio:[/b] “Shoutout to Darcy, he made Top 32  and he also got me into the game. I’ve surpassed him now, which is great too! (laughs)”[/quote]


Congratulations on reaching Top 16 Mauricio!



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