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Deck Profile: Ramin Ghodoumipour’s Koa’ki Meiru Gadget Deck

October 9th, 2010

I first spoke to Ramin Ghodoumipour while interviewing Duelists for Quick Questions. When he told me he’s using Big Piece Golem as his “secret tech” that will bring him ahead of the competition, I didn’t think much of it. But now, Ramin Ghodoumipour is 5-1 with his Koa’ki Meiru Gadget Deck. The secret’s out, and it turns out that Big Piece Golem really works.

Ramin Ghodoumipour’s Koa’ki Meiru Gadget Deck – 41 Cards

Monsters: 18

3 Koa’ki Meiru Guardian

3 Koa’ki Meiru Sandman

2 Big Piece Golem

2 Legendary Jujitsu Master

1 Gaia Plate the Earth Giant

1 Neo-Spacian Grand Mole

2 Red Gadget

2 Yellow Gadget

2 Green Gadget

Spells: 10

3 Smashing Ground

2 Fissure

2 Book of Moon

1 Monster Reborn

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Dark Hole

Traps: 13

3 Dimensional Prison

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Trap Hole

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Mirror Force

1 Divine Wrath

1 Royal Oppression

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Compulsory Evacuation Device

Ghodoumipour’s Deck is an extension of an ordinary Gadget Deck. Instead of relying strictly on Spell and Trap Cards to stop his opponent’s plays, Ghodoumipour packed his Deck full of Rock-Type monsters so that it could accommodate Koa’ki Meiru Guardian and Koa’ki Meiru Sandman. Guardian and Sandman allow Ghodoumipour to negate his opponent’s Effect Monsters and Trap Cards, even when he doesn’t have a back row! “I like having Koa’ki Meiru Sandman and Koa’ki Meiru Guardian both on the field at the same time,” Ghodoumipour said. When he has them both on the field, he’s protected from a bunch of different cards his opponent may have, including retaliation from his opponent’s Gorz the Emissary of Darkness.

“I like overextending by Summoning multiple monsters, and then throwing Koa’ki Meiru Sandman out onto the field. Then they can’t Mirror Force or Torrential, or else I’ll negate it and keep my monsters,” Ghodoumipour explained. Backed by the protection of Sandman, Ghodoumipour never needs to worry when he Summons a monster or attacks.

In order to keep his Koa’ki Meiru monsters on the field, Ghodoumipour needs to reveal a Rock-Type monster from his hand in the End Phase. But Ghodoumipour designed his Deck so that it’s never a problem. Other than the 6 Gadgets in his Deck, every monster Ghodoumipour plays is a Rock-Type monster. And when Ghodoumipour has a Gadget in his hand without a Rock-Type monster, he can Summon a Gadget each turn until he draws the Rock-Type monster that allows him to safely Summon his Koa’ki Meirus. You may have seen Ghodoumipour use this strategy in his Round 6 Feature Match.

And what about the Big Piece Golem that won Ghodoumipour his second Duel in his Round 6 Feature Match? “It’s there to wreck whenever I have a clear field,” he told me. “Whenever I have Sandman or Guardian out, I can’t Summon it, so I reveal it instead. When they’re not on the field, I can Normal Summon it.” Big Piece Golem has a surprising amount of synergy with Ghodoumipour’s Koa’ki Meirus, making it the perfect tech in his Deck.

Ghodoumipour’s Deck is full of other surprises too! He uses Legendary Jujitsu Master in his Main Deck, which means that many unsuspecting opponents will have their monsters spun to the top of their Decks in Duel 1. He’s also using Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, another Rock-Type monster, to return Synchro Monsters to his opponent’s Extra Deck, or bounce other monsters to his opponent’s hand and clear the way for his attackers.

Ghodoumipour is using Gaia Plate the Earth Giant as his boss monster. “Gaia Plate is my Dark Armed Dragon. It halves the ATK and DEF of anything it battles, so it can get over anything.” Heraklinos, Judgment Dragon, and Dark Armed Dragon all fall before Gaia Plate the Earth Giant.

In addition to his solid monster lineup, Ghodoumipour is using lots of Spell and Trap Cards that have become standard inclusions in Gadget Decks. Cards like Smashing Ground, Dimensional Prison, and Compulsory Evacuation Device allow Ghodoumipour’s monsters to score direct attacks and slowly win the Duel.

Ghodoumipour’s success in the tournament today may inspire new Gadget variants to enter the tournament scene. Will Koa’ki Meirus and Big Piece Golem become integrated into Gadget Decks in the future? Only time will tell!