Madolche

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Madolche
Madolche
Japanese
  • マドルチェ
  • Madoruche (romanized)

Chinese
  • 魔法甜點
  • Mófǎ Tiándiǎn (pinyin)
  • Mo1 faat3 Tim4 dim2 (jyutping)
  • Magic Dessert (translated)

French
  • Magidolce

German
  • Magidolce

Italian
  • Magidolce

Korean
  • 마돌체
  • Madolche (romanized)

Portuguese
  • Magidoce

Spanish
  • Magidulce


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Anime appearances


"Madolche" (マドルチェ Madoruche, pronounced as "mah-DOL-chay"[1]) is an archetype of EARTH monsters with various Types.

The names of the "Madolche" are puns of French and Italian desserts and titles or animal sounds, depending on the monster's Type. The Fairy monsters are the royalty, and thus have royalty-based puns (e.g. "Madolche Puddingcess" which is a portmanteau of the dessert "Pudding" and the royal title of "Princess"). The Spellcaster and Warrior monsters make up the servants, and have puns that relate to their occupation (e.g. "Madolche Butlerusk" is a combination of the job title, "Butler," and the snack, "Rusk"). The Beast monsters have puns reflecting the sound of the animal that they make (e.g. "Madolche Baaple" is a mixture of "Maple", as in maple syrup, and "Baa", the sound a sheep makes).

The name of the archetype, "Madolche", is itself a pun. It is a combination of the words "magical" ("madō" in Japanese), "doll", and "dolce" (pronounced "dol-chay"), the Italian word for "sweet" or "dessert". All "Madolche" monsters stand on various sweets in the shape of a jigsaw puzzle piece. Also, on close inspection of the limbs of all the "Madolche" artworks (including the horse that "Madolche Chouxvalier" rides) shows what appear to be sewing seams, implying that all characters are dolls or plushies. This seems to be true, as the artwork of "Madolche Nights" shows the "Madolche" monsters as dolls in a room.

Members[edit]

The following list displays each of the cards' names, as well as the puns that form them.

Royalty (Fairy)[edit]

Madolche Title Dessert
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
Anjelly Enjerī Angel Enjeru Jelly Jerī
Fresh Sistart Shisutaruto Sister Tart
Puddingsis Putinsesūru Princess / Petit sister Purinsesu Pudding Pudingu
Puddingcess Pudinsesu Princess Purinsesu
Puddingcess Chocolat-a-la-Mode Pudinsesu Shoko a ra Mōdo Pudding-à-la-mode/Chocolate Purin a ra mōdo/Shokora/Kokoa
Queen Tiaramisu Kuīn Tiaramisu Queen/Tiara Kuīn/Tiara Tiramisu

Servant (Spellcaster/Warrior)[edit]

Madolche Occupation Dessert
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
Butlerusk Batorasuku Butler Batorā Rusk Rasuku
Chouxvalier Shūbarie Chevalier Shubarie Choux à la crème/Choux pastry Shūkurīmu/Shūkawa
Magileine Majorēnu Magician Majo Madeleine Madorēnu
Marmalmaide Māmameido Maid Meido Marmalade Māmarēdo
Messengelato Messenjerāto Messenger Messenjā Gelato Jerāto

Pet (Beast)[edit]

Madolche Animal "sound" or name Dessert
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
Baaple Mēpuru "Baa" "Mē" Maple syrup Mēpurushiroppu
Chickolates Pyokorēto Chick "Pī" Chocolate Chokorēto
Cruffssant Kurowansan "Ruff" "Wan" Croissant Kurowassan
Hootcake Hōtokēki "Hoot" "Hō" Hotcake Hottokēki
Mewfeuille Myirufīya "Mew" "Nyā" Mille-feuille Mirufīyu

Support[edit]

Card Building Dessert
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
English Japanese
(romanized)
Madolche Chateau Madoruche Shatō Château Shatō Gâteau/Château wine Gatō/Shatōwain

Playing style[edit]

The "Madolche" focus on recycling their cards for repeated use, with all of the "Madolche" monsters being sent either back to the Deck or to the hand after being destroyed by an opponent. Several of those monsters have effects that send "Madolche"-specific Spell and Trap Cards from the Graveyard back to the Deck, or from the Deck to your hand. This makes the "Madolche" very difficult to Deck Out, a strategy almost entirely opposite to many other contemporary archetypes.

While the Deck does not do any Deck thinning on its own, it does however feature a wide variety of searchers, making the Deck highly stable. "Madolche Butlerusk" is capable of scanning the Deck for a field spell, which is mostly exclusively used for "Madolche Chateau". "Madolche Messengelato" can search for any "Madolche" Spell or Trap Card, allowing easy access to many support cards. "Madolche Magileine" and "Madolche Ticket" are easily capable of searching for other monsters from the Deck, and "Madolche Marmalmaide" can recycle Spells and Traps, which are likely the only cards that will stay in the Graveyard.

The ultimate goal of most "Madolche" Decks is to maintain card advantage and take advantage of openings to quickly deal damage. The main powerhouse cards used are "Madolche Puddingcess" and "Madolche Queen Tiaramisu"; they have relatively high ATK (so long as the effect of "Puddingcess" requirement of the Graveyard being empty is met) and powerful effects to deplete your opponents' field presence, clearing the way for the weaker monsters to attack directly. Out of the two, "Queen Tiaramisu" is more prominently used as the Deck's boss monster, as it not only features a massive ATK stat, but it also possesses the ability to eliminate targets on the opposing field by returning cards to the Deck. This is particularly effective because "Queen Tiaramisu" has an effect that does not target, making responding to this effect very difficult to do in most scenarios.

The "Madolche" are also in possession of an effect damage loop that abuses the effects of "Madolche Waltz", "Chateau" and "Desperate Tag". While those three cards are active and the player controls at least two of the Warrior "Madolche", they can use "Desperate Tag" to continuously attack a more powerful opponent, cause 300 damage with "Waltz", Special Summon a new Warrior, and return the old one to the hand. "Messengelato" is preferable for this so long as you also have a Beast on the field, since each time it is Special Summoned you can add one of the "Madolche" Spell or Trap Cards to your hand, further increasing your hand and field advantage. "Madolche Chouxvalier" works fine as well, since his effect prevents your other "Madolche" monsters from being targeted for attacks. If you have "Madolche Ticket" and a Fairy "Madolche" monster, you can Special Summon another Warrior "Madolche" monster in addition to this loop. For "Messengelato", as long as this loop happens in your Battle Phase, you can use it's effect again and again.

Recommended cards

From Let's built a Madolche Deck (August 2, 2012)[edit]

Madolche Deck
マドルチェデッキ

Yubel + Madolche deck (December 15, 2017)[edit]

『ユベル』+『マドルチェ』デッキだ

Weaknesses[edit]

The biggest weakness of the archetype is its reliance on its Spell and Trap support; cards efficient at negating or destroying them are a serious threat to most "Madolche" Decks. "Lightray Daedalus" in particular, as it's easy to Summon and specifically targets Field Spells before targeting other cards, and fits neatly into a Deck able to Summon "Judgment Dragon", another powerful destruction engine.

Cards that can limit a player's ability to search, like "Thunder King Rai-Oh", "Drop Off" or "Drastic Drop Off" can severely hinder a "Madolche" player's ability to gather resources. "Rai-Oh" can also block the Summoning of "Tiaramisu" and send all the monsters involved to the Graveyard, and no other "Madolche" is strong enough to destroy "Rai-Oh" without help.

"The End of Anubis", "Soul Drain" and "Silent Graveyard" will negate the effects of "Madolche" in the Graveyard, greatly hindering their ability to recycle themselves (although "Madolche Hootcake" and "Tiaramisu" can take advantage of this). Similarly, cards like "Macro Cosmos", "Banisher of the Light", "Divine Knight Ishzark" and "Transmigration Break" will prevent any "Madolche" cards from being sent to the Graveyard at all, preventing not only their own effects, but keeping "Tiaramisu" from having any valid targets in the Grave. "Necrovalley" will keep other cards from targeting "Madolche" cards in the Grave, but "Madolche" monsters themselves will still be able to activate their own effects.

Should a "Madolche" monster be Tributed by the owner of the monster, its effect will not trigger, resulting in it being sent to the Graveyard. This also applies whenever a "Madolche" is destroyed by it's controller's card effects, such as "Torrential Tribute" or "Dark Hole". This can heavily restrict other monsters that rely on an empty Graveyard, such as "Madolche Puddingcess". This does not extend to opponents Tributing a "Madolche" monster on the other side of the field (an example of which is "Alien Skull", as the effect of primary "Madolche" will be triggered as normal, with them being returned to the Deck as though destroyed.

"Madolche" monsters also have rather low attack, tending to swarm and use their xyz boss monster's effects to clear the field and win the game; once the kill is prevented, and the xyz boss monster is gotten rid of, the "Madolches" cannot sustain a strong offense, since even with their field spell, even their strongest non-xyz monster can only reach up to 2300 attack, not enough to even defeat, say, a "Monarch".

"Imperial Iron Wall" or a "Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer" controlled by your opponent will easily shut down "Hootcake" and any Psychic "Madolche" builds, slowing progress to a crawl until those obstacles can be overcome. It's wise to keep "Mystical Space Typhoon" or some other card capable of destroying Spells and Traps in the Side Deck to be ready to take down either "Imperial Iron Wall" or the "Spellbook Star Hall" likely to be backing up an opponent's "Kycoo".

"Re-qliate" is also an exceptional counter to "Madolche" effects, since it inhibits the use of special summoning another "Madolche" monster onto the field as most of the monsters are Level 4. The second effect of it also allows "Qli" monsters to be special summoned with their original attacks, making it extremely easy to destroy "Madolche" monsters.

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