Friday, August 24, 2012

The Madolches

The new pack, Return of the Duelist (REDU), is coming packed full of new archetypes.  Among them are the Madolches: a play on the words "Magic" and "Dulce" (meaning sweet in Spanish).  These cute little magical sugary based characters focus on keeping your Graveyard empty.

Among those in the new pack are:

  • Madolche Chouxvalier
  • Madolche Magineine
  • Madolche Baaple (Baa, like a sheep.  Get it?!)
  • Madolche Mewfeuille
  • Madolche Puddingcess
  • Madolche Chateau

As of now, these Madolches are shit.  While they are cute and cuddly, and their effect makes it insanely easy to get Guardian Eatos out, they are missing a few cards that will make them decent in a deck.

The next pack should be coming with the following Madolches:

  • Madolche Messengelato -- This card works insanely well with the Mewfeuille.  You use Magineine to get them to your hand with her effect, and then Normal Summon Mewfeuille which lets you special summon Messengelato.  You then move Madolche Chateau to your hand.
  • Queen Madolche Tiaramisu -- a rank four queen who allows you reshuffle 2 Madolches in your graveyard, and shuffle cards your opponent owns into the deck up to the number of Madolches you reshuffled.  She's like the new Brionac now that Brionac is banned.

The problem with the Madolches is that they are all over the damn place.  They are easily susceptible to Rivalry of Warlords.  Likewise, they are really weak and need support cards.

While on Dueling Network, I decided to try to make this deck.  The focus of the deck was to summon Guardian Eatos and to overwhelm the opponent with cute powerful monsters.  Most of the duels went like this:

  • Try to immediately summon Guardian Eatos.

  • Get Madolche Magileine down and get Mewfeuille to my hand.
  • Equip her with multiple Mage Powers.
  • Activate the Madolche field spell (Chateau).
  • Continue using equip cards to bump up the power of the Madolches.

Needless to say, the Madolches are mainly for fun and cuteness. Without a trump card that is easy to get out, and with Ultimate Offering limited, this deck is hardly competitive.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tip of the Day: Gift Card


This is such an odd card.  It gives your opponent 3000 Life Points. But why would you ever want to use Gift Card? Well, if the point of your deck is to draw (more of a novelty deck if anything), then this card works great with "Self-Destruct Button."