ARG Player’s Championship: Winner’s Bracket Top 4 Luke Feeney (KAT) vs Larry Musgrove (Bujin)

Luke Feeney (KAT) vs Larry Musgrove (Bujin)

We’re winding down in the Winner’s Bracket as we are down to our Top 4 competitors!  Luke Feeney is bringing the standard HAT deck which also incorporates Kurbidanit to dig through the deck as well fuel a late game Soul Charge.  Larry has taken Bujins this far and on the back of Yamato he’s not about to stop now!  Will Bujins be able to overcome the amalgamation of powerful archetype which is HAT?

Game 1

Luke leads off with Kuribdandit and sets two.  During the End Phase, he excavates two copies of Soul Charge, Artifact Sanctum, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Book of Moon, adding Sanctum.

Larry starts off with Fire Formation - Tenki to search out Bujin Yamato.  Duality reveals yamato, crane, bujincarnation, adding bujincarnation.  Normal Summons Yamato, sets two.  Luke uses Compulsory Evacuation Device on Yamato before the End Phase.

Luke sets three more to his backrow and passes.  During the End Phase Larry activates Royal Decree.

Larry Normal Summons Bujin Yamato, but Luke responds and activates Artifact Ignition on Royal Decree, searching out Artifact Moralltach to his back row.  He then activates Artifact Sanctum to special summon Artifact Beagalltach.  Beagalltach activates to destroy two copies of Moralltach.  Both Moralltachs destroy Yamato and Tenki.  Larry passes without a another play.

Luke goes to battle and attacks with everything.  He then overlays Beagalltach and a Moralltach for Constellar Pleiades.  During the need phase, Larry Mystical Space Typhoon’s Luke’s newly set Torrential Tribute.

8000 (Luke) - 2400 (Larry)

Larry Normal Summons Bujin Mikazuchi, but Luke responds with Pleiades to bounce it back to his hand.  He sets one then ends his turn.  

Luke draws for turn, uses Pleiades to bounce the set card and attacks for game!  Luke is able to put the pressure on quickly with a flurry of artifact effects, and we move on to Game 2!

Game 2

Larry elects to go first and leads off with a turn 1 Bujin yamato and three backrow.  End Phase he searches out Bujin Mikazuchi and sending Bujingi Hare to the grave.  

Luke starts off with a Pot of Duality revealing Solemn Warning, Traptrix Myrmeleo, and Traptrix Dionaea, adding Solemn Warning to his hand.  He then sets four to his back row before passing the turn.  During the End Phase Larry flips over Royal Decree.

During the draw phase, Luke activates Artifact Ignition to destroy Royal Decree and set Artifact Moralltach from his deck.  Larry sets one and passes, using Yamato in the End Phase to send Bujingi Turtle to the graveyard.

Luke sets one monster and passes back the turn.

Larry draws for turn, sets a card to his back row, and proceeds to the End Phase and sends another Turtle to the graveyard.

Luke passes with no play.

Larry Normal Summons Bujin Mikazuchi which is immediately hit with Solemn Warning.  During Battle Phase, Yamato attacks over Luke’s set Ice Hand.  Ice Hand goes off and destroys Breakthrough Skill while Special Summoning a Fire Hand to the field.  During the End Phase, Larry sends a Bujingi Hare to the graveyard.  

Luke shakes his head as he sets one to his backrow and passes, clearly on the back foot starting down all those Bujingi effects in Larry’s grave.

Larry has Yamato attack Fire Hand and is met with a Dimensional Prison.  Larry uses Bujingi Turtle to stop the Dimensional Prison, and Bujingi Hare to shut down the Fire Hand’s destruction effect.  He sets one more to his back row and passes without an effect.  Luke uses Artifact Sanctum in the End Phase but is met with a Vanity’s Emptiness.

Luke sets one back row and passes.

Larry draws for turn, swings with Yamato, and passes the turn.

4200 (Luke) - 8000 (Larry)

Luke starts his turn with a Normal Summon of Traptrix Myrmeleo to search out Bottomless Trap Hole.  He sets one to his back row and ends.  

Larry attacks Yamato over Myrmeleo.  

4000 (Luke) - 8000 (Larry)

Luke passes with no play.

Larry swings with Yamato directly.

2200 (Luke) - 8000 (Larry)

Luke sets a monster and passes back to Larry.

Larry has Yamato run over Ice Hand and has a Debunk to stop the effect, although he loses the Vanity’s Emptiness in the process.  During the End Phase, Luke activates Artifact Sanctum but Larry has ANOTHER Royal Decree!  

Luke Soul Charges for Ice Hand and Traptrix Myrmeleo.  Myrmeleo destroys Royal Decree, freeing up his traps once again.  He sets one to his back row and passes.

200 (Luke) - 8000 (Larry)

Larry activates Pot of Duality revealing two Bujincarnation and a Kaiser Colosseum, adding Bujincarnation.  Yamato attacks over Myrmeleo but Luke has the Fiendish Chain.  Larry responds with Mystical Space Typhoon on the Fiendish Chain.  He passes with no further action.

Luke Normal Summons Kuribandit for the turn.  During the End Phase, he excavates Soul Charge, Dark Hole, Artifact Sanctum, Fire Hand, and Fiendish Chain, adding Sanctum to his hand.

Larry Special Summons Bujin Hirume which is met with a Bottomless Trap Hole.  He then Normal Summons Bujin Mikazuchi.  Larry then Xyz Summons Number 50: Blackship of Corn but Luke has the Torrential Tribute.  Larry passes.

Luke asks if Larry has a Breakthrough Skill in grave, which he does, so Luke concedes the game.

Larry just has complete control of the game from the get-go, protecting his Yamato until Luke is all out of options.

Game 3

Luke elects to go first Game 3.  He sets a monster and three backrow.

Larry activates Fire Formation - Tenki and is met with an Artifact Ignition by Luke which sets a Moralltach.  A Pot of Duality reveals Debunk, Bujincarnation, and Bujin Yamato, adding Yamato.  He Normal Summons Yamato but Luke has the Solemn Warning.  He passes with no set.

6000 (Luke) - 8000 (Larry)

Luke Normal Summons Traptrix Dionaea and flips Fire Hand.  Both attack directly.  He sets one back row and passes

6000 (Luke) - 4700 (Larry)

Larry activates another Tenki which successfully resolves, grabbing a Bujin Hirume.  He banishes Yamato to Special Summon Hirume.  Next he Normal Summnons Bujingi Crane.  He then overlays them both for Bujintei Susanowo, activates to put turtle in grave.  He then activates Kaiser Colosseum.  Bujingi Turtle stops Fire Hand’s effect, then Susanowo runs over Traptrix Dionaea. 

4300 (Luke) - 4700 (Larry)

Luke Dark Holes, allowing Larry to Special Summon Mikazuchi.  He then Normal Summons Kuribandit and excavates Soul Charge, Mystical Space Typhoon, Book of Moon, Artifact Sanctum, and Traptrix Myrmeleo, adding Mystical Space Typhoon.

Larry attacks with Bujin Mikazuchi.  He then Normal Summons Bujin Yamato.  During the End Phase, Yamato sends Turtle to the grave, and Mikazuchi searches Bujincarnation.  

2300 (Luke) - 4700 (Larry)

Luke Soul Charges for Fire Hand and Myremeleo.  Myremeleo hits Kaiser Colosseum.  He then Xyz Summons Number 103: Ragnazero.  Ragnzaero activates to target Yamato but Turtle keeps it alive.

300 (Luke) - 4700 (Larry)

During his Main Phase 1, Larry overlays for Bujintei Kagutsuchi which is met with a Fiendish Chain.  He passes without a play.

Luke sets one to his back row and passes the turn.  

Larry Normal Summons another Bujin Yamato.  During the End phase Luke Mystical Space Typhoon’s his set Moralltach, Special Summoning and destroying Yamato.  

Luke Normal Summons Traptrix Myrmeleo and searches Bottomless Trap Hole.  He sets it and passes.

Larry sets one to his backrow, Normal Summons Bujin Mikazuchi but is met with a Bottomless Trap Hole.

Luke Normal Summons Myremeleo to search a copy of Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare.  He overlays both for Number 101: Silent Honor ARK.  All attacks go through and Luke takes the match!

Luke is able to claw back from the jaws of defeat after finally being able to wrest control back froM Larry in the final game.  Luke takes his Kuribandit teched HAT deck all the way to the Winner’s Bracket Finals!

Joe Soto