Memphis 2018 1, 12, 16

Archetype: Malamar
Subarchetype: Malamar/Psychic
Deck builder: Rukan Shao and other Dead Draw Gaming members
Tournament placements:
2018 Memphis Regionals:
  • Daniel Altavilla, 1st 
  • Rukan Shao, 12th 
  • Caleb Gedemer, 16th 

List (PTCGO exportable)
Pokemon - 19
4 Inkay FLI 50
4 Malamar FLI 51
2 Marshadow-GX BUS 80
2 Deoxys CES 67
1 Necrozma-GX BUS 63
1 Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX UPR 63
1 Mimikyu GRI 58
1 Chimecho CIN 43
1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
1 Marshadow SLG 45
1 Oricorio GRI 55

Trainer - 31
4 Lillie SUM 122
4 Cynthia UPR 119
3 Guzma BUS 115
4 Mysterious Treasure FLI 113
4 Ultra Ball SUM 135
3 Acro Bike PRC 122
2 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
1 Nest Ball SUM 123
1 Friend Ball CES 131
1 Escape Rope BUS 114
4 Escape Board UPR 122

Energy - 10
10 Psychic Energy 5


Notes:

Rukan Shao:
  • Earlier this month, I hinted at a secret deck. It was just Chimecho in Psychic Malamar. I tried to keep the tech a secret, but a lot of people just started figuring it out on their own. Knowing this, I wanted to find a way to improve my deck's matchup against other Malamar decks that might...play...Chimecho. I ultimately settled on Oricorio...as I found it increased my odds of attacking with Deoxys turn 2 from about 50% to 70%. 
  • Changes since [2018 Philadelphia Regionals, where Shao finished 2nd with a similar list]: 
    • -1 Necrozma-GX, +1 Chimecho. Chimecho helps the Zoroark-GX matchup and one [fewer] Necrozma-GX helps the Shrine and [mirror] matchups. 
    • -1 Acro Bike, +1 Oricorio GRI 55. Oricorio serves a similar function to Acro Bike, and improves your Shrine and...mirror matchups considerably. It is basically a dead card against [decks that play] Sudowoodo, though. 
    • -1 Friend Ball, +1 Nest Ball. Nest Ball is a lot better vs. ZoroRoc, plus helps you get turn 1 Chimecho lock more consistently. I still don't feel comfortable running two Nest Ball due to late game concerns though. 
    • -1 Guzma, +1 Escape Rope. ...I wanted an out to mill decks. I ended up cutting Guzma...as I found it was clunky to draw into [in the] early game. This hurt me a few games, but Escape Rope also helped me a few games. I think I would go back to fourth Guzma if I did not expect mill. And no, I would not cut fourth Escape Board...don't even ask." 
  • I am finding myself warming up to Lunala ♢ after Gustavo [Wada's] performance and personally losing twice to BuzzRoc.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this article.I’d choose to make use of some with the content on my blog whether or not you don’t mind.
    https://bit.ly/2QslLr4
    https://autoketing.com/project/sale-pop-master, autoketing

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.This type of message always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content.Those are what I want to know.I'm thankful if you can upload more posts later.
    shipping bar app, Shipping Bar for Shopify, app autoketing

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice post. I study one thing tougher on completely different blogs everyday. I want to see more work that is similar to this.
    hcurrency converter online , currency converter box free online , autoketing

    ReplyDelete
  4. I learn some new stuff from it too, thanks for sharing your information.I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.
    autoketing app, facebook messenger online, facebook help chat

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?
    email with love online
    apps autoketing
    email with love free

    ReplyDelete
  6. This pass practice is commonly costly as professional web developers can warfare you each and every share of one from a hundred bucks to thousands of dollars, depending not in the isolate away away off from how perplexing you nonappearance your website to be
    iogames for school
    friv land now
    abcya games for boy

    ReplyDelete
  7. The story of cinderella Games to play
    Crime city 3d 2 Games online
    Top burger Games for girls
    I'm a decent implied for all articles or blog entries, That I emphatically relished, We'd to a great degree pick much more records identified with the, because of the reality it is in reality okay

    ReplyDelete