QQ: What’s Your Ratio?

April 7th, 2013

QQ stands for Quick Questions! When building their Decks, Duelists are given a 30-card minimum for the Main Deck size. Our question this time is: How many monsters, spells, and traps did you put in your Main Deck?

“20 monsters, 5 spells, 5 traps.” – Paul Cooper, Kansas City, MO

“20 monsters, 7 spells, 3 traps.” – Joe Frankino, Saint James, NY

“20 monsters, 6 spells, 4 traps.” – Thavireak Thach, San Diego, CA

“18 monsters, 16 spells, 6 traps.” – Rue Richard Wycoco, Long Beach, CA

“19 monsters, 6 spells, 5 traps.” – David Rojo, Cypress, CA

“18 monsters, 7 spells, 7 traps.” – Thomas Vo, Fairfax, VA

“19 monsters, 6 spells, 6 traps.” – Ernie Villalvazo, Pinon Hills, CA

“23 monsters, 7 spells, 5 traps.” – Wendy Diaz, Bell, CA

“24 monsters, 5 spells, 3 traps.” – Jonathan Jesus Lopez, Bell, CA

“18 monsters, 6 spells, 6 traps.” – Jeff Jones, Shelby Township, MI

“20 monsters, 6 spells, 5 traps.” – Jonny Nagel, Denver, CO

“16 monsters, 9 spells, 5 traps.” – Bo Tang, Toronto, ON

Just like in regular Constructed play, it’s a good idea to keep your Deck as low as possible. The less cards in your Deck, the more likely you are to draw your most powerful ones. We followed many of our QQ participants, and found that most of the players with the lower Main Deck counts were doing better in the tournament. Think of it like this: If you want to use more than 30 cards from your Sealed pool, do you have a good reason? Is your 31st card worth playing at the expense of drawing your best cards less? In Sealed, it’s even more important to remember than in Constructed, due to the number of power cards available to you.