Deck Profile: Merlin Schumacher’s Shaddoll
Still holding a X:1 record is Merlin Schumacher with his Shaddoll Deck. You already saw him on Round 1 of our live stream and it seems like his deck is running smoothly. Check out what he has to tell about his Match-Ups and card choices.
2 [shd beast]
1 [shd hedg]
3 [shd squa]
3 [shd falco]
2 [shd drag]
3 [el shd fus]
3 [shd fus]
1 [shd core]
2 [mind crush]
3 [shd construct]
3 [shd winda]
2 [shd shekh]
[b] Hi Merlin, can you explain why you choose Shaddoll today? [/b]
Shaddoll was the Deck I felt most comfortable with going into this big tournament. I played very little lately due to university and my job so I decided to run a deck that I’m already familiar with. Shaddoll was the way to go and I’m very pleased with my results so far. It has decent Match-Ups against all the current Meta-Decks: it’s fast, can dish out a lot of damage in one turn and it’s able to maindeck floodgate cards like [mistake] without any problems. With the decline of Qliphort Shaddoll became stronger again.
[b] What are your Tech Picks going into the Event? [/b]
[quote] I maindeck a lot of cards to stop Nekroz plays. You will see when my decklist gets posted, I don’t want to give away too much information right now. I have a lot of outs against the Djinn lock and I’m maindecking [mind crush]. The card is so valuable even though it’s only 1:1 trade, because you gain free information on the opponent’s hand. This knowledge allows you to predict plays and save your hand traps to stop crucial plays.
I side [v fiend] which proved to be very strong against Nekroz. People are siding out many of their outs like [ddwl] and [boe]. So their only remaining out is [rai] making the play even stronger.
[b] Can you tell us about your Match-Ups? [/b]
Nekroz is my most favourable Match-Up. My deck is teched to beat Nekroz. I do not have any problems at all beating Satellarknights or Burning Abyss. I have more resources and can push through heavy backrows with the help of [denko]. My only bad Match-Up with this deck is the mirror match. That’s my only loss at the moment. [/quote]
[b]What were your expectations for this event? [/b]
I would be happy to reach the top cut. As I said before I played very little lately; I’m getting used to the deck and each Round I’m feeling more comfortable with it. [/quote]
[b]Any final words? [/b]
I want to give shoutouts to all my friends in red. Thanks for helping me build the deck and lending me cards. [/quote]