Tournament Report: Luca Chetoni’s @ YCS Paris

On May 26, 2014 by Luca Chetoni

Hey Guys, I am Luca Chetoni and I’ll be giving you my in depth YCS Paris tournament report. I chose to run Mermails for the event as I felt it had the best matchups and was overall the most dominant deck.

Round 1 vs. Gladiator Beasts

My opponent won the die roll and decided to go first. In the first game I attacked with Mermail Abysslinde into his Gladiator Beast Laquari to summon Mermail Abysspike. I then discarded Atlantean Heavy Infantry to search Genex Undine and destroy the Laquari. A few turns later I activated an Abyss-sphere and an Abyss-squall to win with a Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and Mechquipped Angineer after my Bahamut Shark got Solemn Warning’d. In the second game I was able to summon an early Dracossack, paired with a Breakthrough Skill on my opponent’s Gladiator Beast monster I was able to get a quick win.


Round 2 vs. Mermail

I won the die roll. This match was “The Civil War of Italy” as I was paired against a fellow Italian player. The match was long and hard (that’s what she said) but in the end I lost because I was kind enough to let my opponent take back a move, where he forgot to summon an Abysstrite off a Bahamut Shark. When time was called I was down 0-1 in games and did not have enough “steam” to make a comeback.


Round 3 vs. Mermail

I won the die roll. In the first game I started with Engineer, Dracossack and Lavalval Chain. He summoned Abyssteus but I had a Breaktrough Skill for him and after a few turns I swung in for game. In the second game he started with 2 set cards and an Abysslinde. I made Tri-Edge Levia with Abyssteus searching Abyssocea and attacked his Abysslinde to banish it. With Tri-Edge Levia I negated the Abysspike that followed and from then on he could not recover.


Round 4 vs. Ghostrick Madolche

I lost the die roll. The first game took 25 minute. He summoned some monsters but I managed to protect myself with Breakthrough Skill and some Abysslindes. In the late game I was able to win with Abyssgaios and Tidal, he tried to win by making an Acid Golem to kill my Abyssgaios but I was able to defend my life points with monsters. Second game my opponent started with Magileine. I made a Bahamuth and Abysstrite but he was able to summon Tiaramisu and I scooped. In game three my opening hand had few monsters so I pass with 2 set, my opponent tried to summon a monster but I had a Solemn Warning in response. He summoned Magileine and another monster the following turn and I activated torrential tribute after he took my Marksman and Dragoons. He was able to break my field with number 101 and a few more monsters. The following turn I responded by summoning Exciton with Abysspike and Aqua Spirit to destroy everything and the turn after I won with Abyssmegalo and Tidal.


Round 5 vs. Bujin

I won the die roll. We received a deck check and after a 10-minute delay we began our match. In the first game I started with Genex Controller, Abyssleed and virtual zero relevant cards for the matchup cards, luckily my opponent didn’t start with Yamato. I summoned Marksman, dealt 1400 damage and special summoned Dragoons for another 1800. Some turns later I won with Abyssmegalo discarding Abyssgunde to summon Abyssleed, which in turn allowed me to snipe the Honest out of his hand allowing me to attack for game. In the second game he started with Yamato and Michazuchi. I made an Exciton to destroy everything but Bujincarnation won the game for my opponent. In the third game I start with Warning, Abysssphere and Typhoon, my opponent didn’t draw Yamato so I just went to town on his life points.


Round 6 vs. Mermail

In the first game I started with Breakthrough Skill, I then discard Dragoons to Abyssteus making a Dracossack and other monsters to win the game. In game two he started with Abysspike, Dragoons and I had nothing to recover from that. My opponent wins game two.

In the third game he drew 2 Reckless Greeds, resolved Undine and Tidal to kill me in a few turns.


Round 7 vs. Geargia

In game one my opponent started with 4 back rows and summoned an Arsenal to set Armor. I set Abysslinde and activate Dark Hole to summon Abysspike discarding Dragoon, which adds Marksman and Abyssmegalo. I discard 2 Barksman to summon Abyssmegalo but it was hit by Warning. I target one Geargiagear with Marskman and with pike I destroy one Geargiano. My opponent followed up by making Gear X, Silvermountain and a set Armor. I made Exciton to destroy and take the win with Tidal and Undine. In the second game he started with Myrmeleo, searching Traptrix Nightmare and set 4 cards. I summon Abyssteus to bait the Nightmare and then summon Exciton but my sneaky opponent had yet another Nighmare. I lose game two. In the third game I started with Engineer, Bahamuth Shark Trite, and a set Chain Whirlwind. My opponent sets 3 and a monster. I summon Undine destroy the set monster sending Marksman to the grave and with chain whirlwind I destroy 2 back row and win the game.


Round 8 vs. Geargia

I lost the die roll. In the first game I drew poorly and after attempting to Dark Hole my set Abysslinde, my opponent activates a Solemn Warning and proceeds to win on the following turn. In game two my opponent started with a monster and a lot of sets but after some turns I made an Exciton and won from there. In the third game my opponent started with Dweller and 4 sets, I summon Abyssteus in defence mode, summon Abyssturge but but unfortunately it got bottomless’d. Abyssteus in defence mode protected me for some turns while I managed to kill the Dweller. A few turns later when I could have won with an Abyss-sphere in main phase 2 my opponent managed to top deck a D Fissure and the game was lost from there.


I was 5-3 so I dropped because I had no chance to make top 32.

See you at the next tournament!

Monsters: 25
3 Mermail Abyssteus
3 Mermail Abysspike
3 Mermail Abysslinde
3 Atlantean Marksman
2 Aqua Spirit
1 Mermail Abyssleed
1 Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
1 Mermail Abyssmegalo
1 Atlantean Dragoons
1 Mermail Abyssturge
1 Mermail Abyssgunde
1 Genex Controller
1 Mermail Abysshilde
1 Genex Undine
1 Mermail Abyssocea
1 Atlantean Heavy Infantry

Spells: 5
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Dark Hole
1 Mind Control

Traps: 10
3 Abyss-sphere
2 Breakthrough Skill
2 Aquamirror Cycle
1 Solemn Warning
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Abyss-squall

Extra Deck: 15
1 Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree
1 Blackrose Dragon
1 Mermail Abyssgaios
1 Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
1 Number 11: Big Eye
1 Bahamut Shark
1 Number 101: Silent Honor ARK
1 Evilswarm Exciton Knight
1 Lavalval Chain
1 Abyss Dweller
1 Leviair the Sea Dragon
1 Ghostrick Alucard
1 Tri-Edge Levia
1 Mechquipped Angineer
1 Mermail Abysstrite

Side Deck: 15
3 Maxx “C”
3 Zombie World
3 Black Horn of Heaven
2 Debunk
2 Dust Tornado
2 Chain Whirlwind