ARGCS Indianapolis: Round 4 Colton Young (Burning Abyss) vs. Jovad Cruz (Shaddolls)

We're at the halfway mark here, folks!  This round we'll be featuring Colton Young's Burning Abyss against Jovad Cruz's Shaddolls.  Both of these duelists came from Milwaukee, WI, in the same car no less.  Sadly these two friends have to duke it out and only one can advance to Round 5 with a perfect record.


Game 1

 

Jovad wins the roll and decides to go first.  He Normal Summons Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn.  He then uses the effect and mills Soul Charge and Black Dragon Collapserpent then sets one backrow. During the End Phase he mills Shaddoll Falco and Vanity's Emptiness.

Colton starts with Special Summon of Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, he Normal Summons Kurbandit to destroy Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to bring out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He sets one, then uses Kuribandit, excavating Dimensional Prison, Chaos Sorcerer, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force, Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss,  adding Dimensional Prison.  Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss adds Tour Guide from the World to his hand.

Jovad draws for turn then uses Raiden to send Shaddoll Dragon and Super Polymerization to the grave, destroying Colton's set Vanity's Emptiness with Shaddoll Dragon's effect.  He flips up Shaddoll Falco to summon Shaddoll Dragon facedown.  He then summons Shaddoll Dragon to Synchro Summon Stardust Spark Shaddoll Dragon.  Black Dragon Collapserpent is then Special Summoned and everything swings out.  He sets one and passes.

3100 (Colton) - 8000 (Jovad)

Colton summons Tour Guide from the World, grabbing Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense.  He Xyz Summons Ghostrick Alucard, and in response to the summon, Jovad uses Sinister Shadow Games to send Shaddoll Beast to the grave and flip his Shaddoll Dragon.  Shaddoll Beast draws him a card while Shaddoll Dragon gets rid of Ghostrick Alucard.  Colton uses Foolish Burial to send Effect Veiler to the grave.  Veiler and Tour Guide from the World are banished to summon Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning but Jovad has Compulsory Evacuation Device.

Jovad summons White Dragon Wyverbuster by banishing Black Dragon Collapserpent from his grave. He moves to Battle Phase and Colton scoops up to lethal damage!


Game 2

 

Colton elects to go first for Game 2.  He summons Tour Guide from the World to grab Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense.  He then Xyz Summons Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss in defense.  Tour Guide from the World, Mathematician, Back To Square One are milled with Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss's effect.  During the End Phase Colton searches Tour Guide from the World with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss's effect.

Jovad starts off with a Shaddoll Fusion, sending Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Shaddoll Dragon to the grave to summon El Shaddoll Construct.  Colton uses Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, while El Shaddoll Construct sends Shaddoll Beast to draw Jovad a card.  Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss brings back Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the grave.  A Charge of the Light Brigade mills Mystical Space Typhoon, Raiden, and Shaddoll Falco, adding Raiden to Jovad's hand.  He Normal Summons Raiden then sends Shaddoll Fusion and Flying "C" with its effect.  He follows up with a Soul Charge for four, bringing back Shaddoll Beast, Shaddoll Dragon, Raiden, and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress.  Raiden and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress overlay for Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer which gets rid of Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.  The other Raiden and Shaddoll Dragon overlay for another Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer which sets Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer facedown.  He sets one backrow and ends.

8000 (Colton) - 4000 (Jovad)

Colton tributes Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Vanity's Fiend which runs over Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer.  During the End Phase Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss searches out Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

8000 (Colton) - 3600 (Jovad) 

Jovad flips up Shaddoll Beast to draw two cards, discarding Shaddoll Hedgehog which adds Shaddoll Squamata to his hand.  He sets a monster and a backrow, turns Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer to defense, then passes the turn.

Colton runs over Shaddoll Squamata with Fiend.  Main Phase 2 Colton specials Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense, followed by a Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  In response, Jovad summons Flying "C" to Colton's field, destroying both of the Malebranche.  Colton then summons Tour Guide from the World but Jovad flips up Chain Disappearance in response to get rid of the last one.  Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss hits the field and Colton passes the turn.

Jovad's Shaddoll Beast runs over Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  Main Phase 2 he tributes Shaddoll Beast for a facedown monster.  During the End Phase Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss adds Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Colton's hand.

Colton turns Flying "C" to attack to run into Jovad's Shaddoll Beast to let him draw two and discard Shaddoll Falco, which is then summoned facedown.  Colton passes without another play.

7000 (Colton) - 3600 (Jovad)

Jovad flips up Shaddoll Falco to bring back Shaddoll Dragon facedown.  He then summons Black Dragon Collapserpent by banishing Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from the grave.  He Synchro Summons Goyo Guardian and adds White Dragon Wyverbuster to his hand which is then summoned by banishing Black Dragon Collapserpent.  He then tributes his facedown Shaddoll Dragon for Shaddoll Beast then attacks for game!


Jovad moves onto Round 5 undefeated, sadly at the expense of his friend Colton.

 

 

Joe Soto

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