Deck Profile: Nicolas Petz’ Watt Lockdown

[p]You might remember Nicolas Petz from his Round 1 Feature Match. He’s piloting his very own Watt deck through a field full of Plant Synchros, Dark World decks and Agents!
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[i]Check out the decklist![/i]

Monsters: 16

3 [hopper]
2 [cobra]
2 [giraffe]
3 [dragonfly]
3 [veiler]
3 [shining angel]

Spells: 13

2 [shard]
3 [duality]
2 [mop]
2 [mbaas]
1 [bom]
1 [reborn]
1 [141]
1 [recycling]

12 Traps:

3 [bribe]
1 [sj]
3 [fiendish]
2 [organism]
2 [road]
1 [mf]

Side Deck: 15

3 [mst]
3 [gozen]
2 [rivalry]
2 [horn]
1 [moaths]
2 [prison]
2 [pachy]

Extra Deck: 2

2 [sdd]
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[b]How did you come up with the idea of playing Watt?[/b]
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[b]Nicolas:[/b] I just thought it’s a fun idea to try and lock down your opponents. The only cards that can break this strategy are [hole], [trishula] (as it doesn’t target), [brd] and [tt]. Some players also main deck [sd], but other than that, there are not many answers to double [hopper]. Therefore, it’s doing quite well against most of the popular decks.
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[b]So basically, your key strategy is enabling the lock as soon as possible?[/b]
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[b]Nicolas:[/b] Yes, absolutely.
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[b]So how does the game normally proceed?[/b]
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Basically, I try to set up the lock as early as possible and I then try to use the cards in my back row to protect my field. This is where [organism], [sj] and [bribe] come in.
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[b]You’re not running [warning], do you?[/b]
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No; the only monsters my opponent can summon are the Synchros. It’s easier to use [organism] instead of constantly ditching [veiler] to buy time and I don’t always have the Life Points for [warning] as I’m also taking quite some battle damage when I’m on my way to establishing the lock.
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It's hard to believe Watt Nicolas Petz was playing!
It's hard to believe Watt Nicolas Petz was playing!

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[b]Did you ever consider adding a second win condition to your deck?[/b]
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[b]Nicolas:[/b] I think it would harm the consistency of the deck and the lock is apparently [i]that[/i] strong. Friends suggested adding [countdown], but if you do that, you can’t run as many protective cards as I’m doing now and this would backfire most of the times.
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[b]What’s your worst match?[/b]
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[b]Nicolas:[/b] Unfortunately, that’s Plants. However, most opponents don’t know about the exact workings of my deck and they often commit mistakes that cost them the game.
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If my opponents know what my deck’s trying to accomplish, they can make sure I can’t apply the lock and I then lose the games.
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[b]Do you have a side decking strategy?[/b]
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Not really; I just take a close look at my opponent’s deck and I then add cards like [rivalry] or [gozen] to further lock down my opponent. What’s more interesting is my opponent’s side deck strategy most of the times; they really have no clue what they need to bring in to shut down my strategy!
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[b]Alright, that sounds rather promising. Good luck for the rest of the tournament![/b]
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Thanks![/p]
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