Final Round Feature Match: Angel Flores, Dualist vs. Tombkeeper Jonathan Weigle
The last Match of this tournament would see Gravekeeper Duelist Jonathan Weigle Duel against Angel Flores’ Elemental Hero / Gemini Deck! The stakes don’t get any higher – the winner of this Match would earn the title of Champion.
Flores started the Duel by Summoning Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Set 3 cards to his back row.
Weigle had a hand of Dimensional Prison, 2 Gravekeeper’s Descendants, Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, Book of Moon, and Seven Tools of the Bandit. He Set Recruiter and 3 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.
Flores attacked with Thunder King into Dimensional Prison, then Summoned Elemental Hero Stratos in Main Phase 2. He got Elemental Hero Neos Alius from his Deck with Stratos’ effect.
Weigle drew another Recruiter. He Flip Summoned it, drawing out Solemn Warning, and negated Warning with Seven Tools. He Summoned Descendant and Tributed Recruiter to destroy Stratos, getting Gravekeeper’s Commandant from his Deck with Recruiter’s effect. He discarded it for Necrovalley and activated it, attacking into Dimensional Prison.
Flores Summoned Elemental Hero Neos Alius and attacked for 1900 Battle Damage.
Weigle drew Pot of Duality and Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant. He attacked with Descendant, but Flores responded with Gemini Spark, Tributing Neos Alius to destoy Necrovalley. Descendant attacked directly instead. Pot of Duality got Weigle Solemn Judgment in Main Phase 2, which he promptly Set.
Flores Summoned another Thunder King, and attacked into Book of Moon. He activated Monster Reborn targeting Elemental Hero Stratos, and Special Summoned it to get Elemental Hero Neos Alius from his Deck. He Set a Spell or Trap.
Weigle drew Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind and Summoned Recruiter. Flores cleared the field by responding with Torrential Tribute, and Weigle got Gravekeeper’s Commandant from his Deck with Recruiter’s effect. He used it to get Necrovalley, and activated the Field Spell.
Flores Summoned Neos Alius and attacked, Setting another Spell or Trap.
Weigle drew Compulsory Evacuation Device and Summoned Gale to attack over Neos Alius. He Set Compulsory.
Flores Summoned D.D. Warrior Lady, and Weigle flipped Solemn Judgment. Flores Chained Seven Tools of the Bandit! Warrior Lady was successfully Summoned. Flores activated Mystical Space Typhoon, and Weigle Chained the targeted Compulsory Evacuation Device, kicking D.D. Warrior Lady back to Flores’ hand.
Weigle made a direct attack with Gale and Set a Spell or Trap.
Flores attacked with D.D. Warrior Lady. It was all over a turn later as D.D. Warrior Lady made another direct attack!
Angel Flores wins the first Duel, now just 1 win away from his second Championship win! Jonathan Weigle would need to take 2 Duels back to back if he were to claim victory in this tournament.
Weigle’s hand was Seven Tools of the Bandit, Gravekeeper’s Commandant, Gravekeeper’s Spy, Mystical Space Typhoon, Cyber Dragon, and Gravekeeper’s Descendant. He discarded Commandant to get Necrovalley, activating it immediately. Weigle then Set Spy, Typhoon, and Seven Tools.
Flores Summoned Neos Alius and Set 2 cards to his back row, but lost Dimensional Prison to Mystical Space Typhoon in the End Phase.
Weigle drew another Descendant. He Summoned it, then Flip Summoned Spy to Special Summon Gravekeeper’s Recruiter from his Deck. He Tributed Recruiter for Descendant’s effect, targeted Neos Alius, and Flores Chained Gemini Spark. He gave up Neos Alius and targeted Weigle’s Set Seven Tools, destroying it, and Weigle got another Recruiter from his Deck. Spy and Descendant both made direct attacks, but Flores Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness! Weigle Tributed Spy to destroy Gorz, but Flores still had the 2000 ATK Emissary of Darkness Token.
Flores got Elemental Hero Stratos from his Deck with E – Emergency Call, then Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh. The Emissary of Darkness Token attacked Descendant, then Thunder King made a direct attack. Flores Set a Spell or Trap.
Weigle drew another Descendant, and attacked into Forbidden Chalice. Descendant smashed into Thunder King, and was destroyed.
Flores attacked with D.D. Warrior Lady and Thunder King Rai-Oh next turn.
Weigle had a fistful of monsters. He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, and lost it to Thunder King Rai-Oh’s negation effect. He then Summoned Gravekeeper’s Commandant, and ran over D.D. Warrior Lady. Both monsters were removed.
Flores Summoned Elemental Hero Stratos and got another Neos Alius. He used Pot of Duality to reveal Gemini Spark, Penguin Soldier, and Torrential Tribute, and added Torrential to his hand. Stratos made a direct attack for 1800 Battle Damage, and Flores Set a Spell or Trap.
Weigle drew Gravekeeper’s Spy. He Set it.
Flores Set a monster and passed.
Weigle drew Pot of Duality. The Duel stood at 600 Life Points to 3700, with Flores leading. Duality revealed Weigle’s Dimensional Prison, Dark Hole, and Seven Tools of the Bandit, and he took Dimensional Prison. He Set Recruiter and Prison.
Flores destroyed the Prison with Mystical Space Typhoon next turn, then Flip Summoned Penguin Soldier to bounce away both of Weigle’s monsters! Stratos attacked for victory!
Angel Flores captures his second Championship win, clinching his victory with Penguin Soldier!
Here’s what our expert(s) had to say:
Erik Mishtar (Modern day pharaoh)
When a monster that came from the Extra Deck tries to return to your hand or Deck, it goes back to the Extra Deck instead. This makes cards like Penguin Soldier extra-effective against Synchro Monsters. If you use Super-Nimble Mega Hamster in your Deck, another option to consider would be Hane-Hane. This gives Nordics and some X-Saber Decks the ability to handle Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En with ease without having to burn any Spells or Traps or hope that Musakani Magatama isn’t lurking in the Samurai Duelist’s backrow.