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Deck Profile: Malcom Dominguez’s Power Tool Morphtronics

October 9th, 2010

There are alot of off-the-wall Decks today with undefeated or X-1 records, but Malcom Dominguez’s Deck may take the cake!  He’s 4-1 after Round 5 with Morphtronics, running a build that focuses on Leo’s ultimate monster: Power Tool Dragon!  Check it out:

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Malcom Dominguez’s Power Tool Morphtronics – 42 Cards

Monsters: 17

3 Morphtronic Celfon

3 Morphtronic Scopen

2 Morphtronic Radion

2 Morphtronic Boomboxen

2 Morphtronic Slingen

1 Morphtronic Boarden

1 Morphtronic Cameran

3 Cyber Valley

Spells: 19

3 Mage Power

1 United We Stand

1 Double Tool C&D

3 Junk Box

2 Machine Duplication

2 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 One for One

1 Monster Reborn

1 Mind Control

1 Giant Trunade

1 Limiter Removal

1 Dark Hole

1 Book of Moon

Traps: 6

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

1 Pole Position

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Dust Tornado

1 Malevolent Catastrophe

Extra Deck:

1 Armory Arm

1 Ancient Sacred Wyvern

1 Power Tool Dragon

1 Black Rose Dragon

2 Stardust Dragon

1 Colossal Fighter

1 Red Dragon Archfiend

1 Mist Wurm

1 Ally of Justice Field Marshal

1 Scrap Archfiend

Morphtronic Decks usually come in 2 varieties: an OTK-build that seeks to make high-powered direct attacks with Morphtronic Boarden, and a long game version built around repeated Synchro Summoning.  Dominguez’s Deck is the latter: he uses the Special Summoning power of Morphtronic Celfon, Morphtronic Scopen, and Junk Box to put together Synchro Summons – often Level 7 Synchro Summons like Ancient Sacred Wyvern, Scrap Archfiend, or Black Rose Dragon.  He can get to Power Tool Dragon really easily, so even if he has to use Morphtronic Scopen and a Level 4 Morphtronic monster from his hand to trade 2 cards for a single Power Tool Dragon, he’ll nab a free card with Power Tool Dragon’s effect once it hits the field.

Once Dominguez unleashes Power Tool Dragon, its effect makes it extremely difficult to eliminate: Dominguez can send an Equip Spell attached to Power Tool Dragon to the Graveyard to save it each time it would be destroyed.  Since it can grab a new Equip Spell each turn, it can quickly force opponents into a stalemate they can’t fight out of.  Dark Hole, Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, Scrap DragonPower Tool Dragon can survive them all, as well as dozens of other effects.  It can even protect itself from destruction by battle.  And if it’s threatened by a Spell Card like Book of Moon? Dominguez packs a devious answer: “My favorite tech card is Pole Position.  If my opponent uses Book or Dark Hole to try and get rid of Power Tool, I can flip Pole Position to keep it from being affected by Spell Cards.” The Dragon will lose the ATK bonuses from its Equip Spells, and some tricky loops can sometimes occur, but Pole Position is often a great answer to some of the format’s most common (and powerful!) Spell Cards.

Dominguez has lots of other ways to use his Special Summoning power, too.  Extra Morphtronic monsters can be Tributed for Morphtronic Slingen’s effect, destroying opposing cards; a Celfon that Special Summons Slingen is quickly traded to destroy a card, and the Slingen is leveraged into a Synchro Summon or another effect.  “I never leave Slingen on the field,” commented Dominguez.  “It’s not strong enough to survive on its own, so it always has to be played into a Synchro Summon or with Cyber Valley.”  Yes, Dominguez also runs triple Cyber Valley.  He can use its effect to remove an extra monster he doesn’t need from his field and draw 2 cards, or he can just block attacks with it while he tries to put together combos.  Having another trio of Level 1 Machine-Types means he can run a pair of Machine Duplication: he can use Duplication with Morphtronic Celfon to unleash 3 powerful Special Summon effects, or bring out 3 Cyber Valleys to score a bunch of draws.  Those Level 1 monsters also combo with One for One, a powerful Spell here that can start up long strings of combos.

With plenty of tech cards, and an unfamiliar strategy that’s bound to take his opponents by surprise, Dominguez has been quite successful in today’s field.  Will his luck hold out?  Might we see Morphtronics make Day 2!?  We’ll answer that question as we follow his performance today.