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Deck Profile: Marshaun Young’s Shutendohji Control Deck

January 9th, 2010

Marshaun Young’s Shutendoji Control Deck can do a lot of the same tricks that most Zombie Diva Decks are able to do, but it’s capable of so much more. Many Duelists have thrown a couple copies of “Tragoedia” into their Decks, but aren’t changing their Decks’ general strategy. Marshaun Young, however, built his Deck specifically to accommodate his 3 copies of “Tragoedia.” Armed with a Deck that lets him draw extra cards and add cards from his Deck to his hand, Young can easily boost Tragoedia over 3000 ATK and end a Duel with it! The Deck is fueled by a card that few players have experimented with so far – “Shutendoji.”

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“Shutendoji” is a Zombie-Type monster from Stardust Overdrive that allows Young to remove 2 Zombie-Type monsters from his Graveyard to draw a card from his Deck. Since the ATK of “Tragoedia” is based on how many cards are in your hand, each extra card translates into another 600 ATK for “Tragoedia.” Since Young can Special Summon “Shutendoji” from his Graveyard by removing “Mezuki,” he won’t even need to use a card in his hand to bring it out. Young also runs 3 copies of “Reckless Greed” in his Deck to draw cards even faster. Since each copy of “Reckless Greed” draws 2 cards, Young can pump “Tragoedia” by 1200 ATK just by activating it, and get 2 cards in the process.

Young’s Deck is packed with Zombie-Type monsters to remove with “Shutendoji” including 2 copies of “Pyramid Turtle” that can easily fill the Graveyard with more Zombies when they’re destroyed in battle. Young also plays 2 copies of “Foolish Burial” to make sure his copies of “Mezuki” go to the Graveyard and 2 copies of “Goblin Zombie” to search them out while adding a card to his hand. Once he gets “Mezuki” into the Graveyard, he can Special Summon “Shutendoji” to draw an extra card, or Special Summon another Zombie to Tune to his “Deep Sea Diva” or “Plaguespreader Zombie.” He can also choose to Special Summon the “Plaguespreader Zombie” to Tune to a different monster. Young plays 3 copies of “Burial from a Different Dimension” to recycle his copies of “Mezuki” too. With so many opportunities to Special Summon monsters, Young can flood the field like a traditional Zombie Deck.

Young is also running “Return from the Different Dimension,” a powerful Trap Card that has recently been missing from many Zombie Decks. But Young’s Deck is able to support it better than any other. With 2 copies of “Shutendoji” in his Deck, he’s assured that he’ll constantly be able to remove Zombies from his Graveyard. After enough Zombies get removed, Young can activate “Return from the Different Dimension” to flood the field with over 8000 damage and win the game.

Young has a strong match-up against a lot of commonly played Decks. Not only do Blackwing Duelists have trouble getting over his high ATK “Tragoedia,” even with Kalut, but Young can easily steal his opponent’s Blackwings using “Tragoedia” to pile on the damage. Young’s unique Side Deck also prepares him for the Twilight and Lightsworn match-ups. Against those Decks, Young moves 2 copies of “Necroface,” 3 copies of “Miracle Dig,” 3 copies of “Hand Destruction,” and a copy of “Card Destruction” from his Main Deck to his Side Deck.

“Necroface” is a Zombie-Type monster that removes the top 5 cards of each player’s Deck from the game whenever it’s removed from play. Since “Shutendoji” removes 2 Zombie-Type monsters from the Graveyard, Young can remove 2 copies of “Necroface” to get rid of 10 cards from his opponent’s Deck! Then he can use his copies of “Burial from a Different Dimension” and “Miracle Dig” to return “Necroface” to the Graveyard. That lets him repeat the process of removing “Necroface” to remove his opponent’s cards. Young can also use “Gold Sarcophagus” to remove “Necroface” from play and immediately trigger its effect, and he can use “Card Destruction,” “Hand Destruction,” and “Foolish Burial” to get “Necroface” into the Graveyard where he can easily remove it. Young can also Side Deck in “D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation” to take advantage of all the monsters that get removed from play with “Necroface.”

Since Young only Side Decks these cards in against Twilight and Lightsworn Decks that are constantly sending cards from the Deck to the Graveyard, he’s also relying on his opponents thinning their own Decks. It’s a lot easier to Deck out his opponents, even without the use of stall cards like “Gravity Bind” and “Level Limit Area B,” if they’re doing most of the work for him.

Marshaun Young’s Deck puts a new spin on the way Zombie Decks are run by using “Shutendoji” and “Tragoedia” to the best of their potential. If Young is successful in today’s tournament, we may see a new breed of Zombie Decks rise.