Shaddoll Showdown - Product Review 2/2

Shaddoll Showdown - Product Review 2/2
Last time, we took a look at Shaddoll's brief history and their archetype strategy in winning duels. We’ll continue with the discussion with their new support cards from the structure deck “Shaddoll Showdown”.

Non-Dark Shaddoll Monsters
Added in the Shaddoll monster rooster are 3 non-DARK Shaddoll monsters, namely “Naelshaddoll Ariel”, “Reeshaddoll Wendi”, and “Qadshaddoll Keios”. Let see what their effects are and how it can help the Shaddoll archetype.



Naelshaddoll Ariel is a water attribute shaddoll that if flipped face -up, it can special summon a banished Shaddoll monster in face-up or face down position to your side of the field. If sent to the graveyard by a card effect, it can banish up to 3 cards in graveyards.

This is a nice card that could come in handy against current meta. It’s a water attribute monster which makes summoning El Shaddoll Anoyatyllis easier since you don't have to resort to adding water attribute non-Shaddoll monster cards on the deck. Also, it’s second effect could greatly cripple decks that relies heavily on the graveyard like Orcust.



Reeshaddoll Wendi is a wind attribute Shaddoll monsters that if flipped face-up, it special summon a Shaddoll monster from from the deck in face-up or face down defense position. It also special summons a Shaddoll monster from the deck in face-down defense position if sent to the graveyard by a card effect.

This could be the best card among the three additional non-DARK Shaddoll monsters. It summons from the deck which means you get to plan on what to do next after summoning a monster. You could special summon Shaddoll Falco for synchro summoning, or summon a Shaddoll monster with the same level as you have on the field for xyz summoning, or you could go link summon Shaddoll Construct or any link monster you find fit on the situation. Either be flipped face-up or sent to the graveyard by card effect, this monster ensures you a monster on the field.



Qadshaddoll Keios is a light attribute Shaddoll monster that if flipped face-up, special summons a Shaddoll monster from your hand in face-up or face-down defense position. If sent to the graveyard, you can send a Shaddoll monster from your hand, then increase the attack and defense power of all monsters on your field by 100x the level of the Shaddoll monster sent to the graveyard by this effect.

This is probably a very conditional card. Special summon from the deck is better than from the hand. Also, I don’t think that attack or defense boost is such a necessity for the deck. Probably for easily summoning El Shaddoll Construct but I’d rather choose AD Changer or Effect Veiler over Qadshaddoll Keios.

The New Trap Card
The new trap card for the Shaddoll is “Resh Shaddoll Incarnation”. It’s a card that special summons a Shaddoll monster from your graveyard in face-up or face-down defense position. Not only that, it can be banished from the graveyard along with 1 other Shaddoll card to change a monster you control to face-up or face-down defense position.



Not too shabby. This card will allow you to special summon a Shaddoll monster from the graveyard, including fusion summoned monsters. Plus, it acts as an AD Changer for Shaddoll. No longer you’ll have to wait for your opponent to attack your monsters. You can trigger their effect from the time you set them.


The New Fusion Monster
El Shaddoll Apkallone is the new fusion monster for Shaddoll archetype in this structure deck. It requires two Shaddoll monsters with different attributes for its fusion material. It is indestructible in battle and it can negate the effect of one face-up card on the field when it is special summoned. If sent to the graveyard, you can add 1 Shaddoll card from deck to hand.



It is a decent card for the deck since you could negate face-up floodgate cards on the field. It could offer a great clutch defense for you when you need time to set your board state. Plus, it assures that you float a Shaddoll card from deck to hand when sent to the graveyard, thus a chance to retaliate on your next turn.

Bonus
Aside from the new support cards, the structure deck gives out an alternate art for El Shaddoll Winda and El Shaddoll Construct.



Overall Evaluation
The archetype is a good choice for competitive gaming. The deck proved to be efficient in UDS February 2020 as one of the top 4 players used a Shaddoll Invoked Deck. Anti-special summoning strategy still strives in the meta up to date and Shaddoll proved to be the best choice for that strategy.

So, what do you think about Shaddoll? Are we still bound to see them around in competitive tournaments? Let us know in the comment below.

Want to have a “Shaddoll” deck? You can get it here now at Adilsons at a very affordable price!
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