Deck: Wind-Ups (Coat of Arms/Invoker/Warrior Build)
Javier (Chaos Dragons) OXO
Game 1: Forgot how I won.
Game 2: I think I got beat down by Lightpulsar Dragon.
Game 3: He Dualitied into Maxx “C” while I had TGU+Shark in hand. Luckily, I topped into Dimensional Fissure. I opened D.Fissure and baited out his Maxx “C” Won next turn with TGU+Shark.
Jeff (Ninja Chaos Dragons) OXX
Game 1: I think I won with Magi/TGU + Shark.
Game 2: I think I got owned by his Messier 7 taking back a Maxx “C”
Game 3: He summoned Hanzo and searched for Super Transformation and set it. I couldn’t do much and eventually he won by tributing his Ryko and Lightpulsar for REDMD and reviving Lighpulsar.
Wesley (Sacred) OO
Game 1: I had too many backrows and he couldn’t summon any of his XYZ monsters.
Game 2: He went first and summoned Constellar Pollux, I summoned Wind-Up Rabbit and took direct attacks from Pollux for about 4 turns until I managed to stall into Magician+Shark along with Reborn and Shark. I did the first Magician+Shark combo before Zenmaity and stuff and baited out the Torrential Tribute. I then used Reborn to bring back Magician and did the MagiShark combo again. Ending with a field of Papilloperative, Zenmaity, Rabbit, Magician and Rabbit (Somehow, I was reading a Mirror Force for I don’t know what reason)(Meant to go into Shock Master but I forgot that my 3rd Magician was in the Graveyard after I brought out my Rabbit with Zenmaity’s Effect)
I set Mind Crush and used it without noticing that I had no cards in hand to use it. We later both noticed, so we continued with the game.
Next turn I just attacked with all of my monsters for game. Really bad play from me this game, from the Shock Master play to the Mind Crush.
Daniel (Verz Rabbit) XX
Game 1: I think I got beat down easily this game.
Game 2: I drew like 2 Magicians along with 2 Tour Guides. I set the Magician and I think he didn’t dare to attack being afraid of Snowman/Sangan. I then drew into my third Magician and I set it again. I finally drew into my Wind-Up Rabbit which I summoned. Followed by flipping up both of my set Magicians. Slight misplay from me where I Banished Rabbit and made the Magician’s Effects CL1 and CL2, which in turn got punished by Maxx “C” and I was forced to bring out my two other Rabbit.
Stalled for a bit with my 2 Magicians with their 1800DEF against Daniel’s Evilswarm Castor with its 1750ATK. Until he managed to bring out Diawolf to pop my set Dust Tornado followed by a Dark Armed Dragon (Really good play from him here). He then cleared both my Magicians and started to attack me for 2800 each turn. (I had Compulsory set but I didn’t really want to use it now, hoping that he would pop it with DAD’s Effect and reading a Deck Devastation Virus from him)(This would in turn punish me in later turns where I would draw into more Monsters and get hit harder by his DDV). Next turn I drew into my Sangan, so my hand was Magician, TGU, TGU, Sangan. I eventually was forced to use the Compulse and he indeed had the DDV, I topped into two Rats the following turns and lost soon after. I drew a really terrible hand this game, but I believe I definitely could have won, if not for my misplays, so I blame myself for losing. Props to Daniel for playing so well. (He eventually won the Tournament).
Sazabi (Mermail Atlanteans) OO
Game 1: I had Magician+Shark+Storm to his one backrow. I Stormed his Abyss-Sphere and he brought out Megalo. My Magician+Shark was stopped by Effect Veiler, I didn’t play Utopia or Zenmaister to get past it, so I could only end with Maestroke flipping his Megalo F/D and a set Bottomless Trap Hole. On his turn he MSTed by BTH and tried to go for a big play, Summon Diva pull Infantry, Tribute Diva for Megalo Effect, Salvage back the Diva, Summon it and pull Marksman. Diva+Infantry for Gantetsu which I Veilered. (Note: I didn’t Veiler earlier because I was expecting Moulinglacia for some reason, and my cards in hand were quite important, Rat and something else I think) I forgot why his Marksman couldn’t get a hit in (Might have missed something out).
I forgot how, but I managed to summon Tiras+Zenmaines to clear one of his Gantetsu’s Materials and destroy his Megalo.
The following turn I made Papilloperative and turned his Gantetsu to attack position and I won from there.
Game 2: He had a set monster, I had Dimensional Fissure and Shark. Shark attacked into his Linde. I won the following turn.
Finished at 10th position and didn’t get into Top 8.
After Tournament Thoughts:
I definitely could have played a lot better in this Tournament. Wind-Ups are extremely hard to play perfectly, but I hope I can do better in the next tournament (Need to get more IRL practice in). I have already learnt quite a lot from playing Wind-Ups and definitely can learn more.
29/12/2012 Active Game Collections Tournament Results:
1st/2nd (Split): William Oh (Verz Rabbit)/Daniel Ang (Verz Rabbit)
3rd: Jeff Soh (Ninja Chaos Dragons)
4th: Vishal Dharsan (Dark Worlds)
5th: Darius (Fire Kings)
6th: Cassandra Ang (Verz Rabbit)
7th/8th (Split): Ben Tan (Inzektors)/Bryan Chua (Wind-Ups)
Metagame Breakdown for Top 8
3 Verz Rabbit
1 Ninja Chaos Dragons
1 Dark World
1 Fire Kings
Quite a variety of decks are in the Top 8 this week. It seems that Verz Rabbit is gaining a lot of popularity and will see a lot of success in future tournaments until Road of the Tachyon Galaxy comes out.