WCQ: Regionals 1st Place Report – October 2016 – Galo Orbea

On October 12, 2016 by Michael Dämmig


Hello again, UG nation!
It’s been a while, I’m here with a quick Tournament Report from a Regional I played in Quito, Ecuador last week. I didn’t really do much playtesting since I didn’t really enjoy playing Blue Eyes; and since the next premier event I plan to attend YCS Rio with a new release (mainly Seto Kaiba Structure Deck and Invasion: Vengeance). So, I ended up playing Minerva Turbo to spice things up a bit. I ran it the week prior at an OTS that I ended up winning.


Monsters: 25
1 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner
3 Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn
2 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress
3 Wulf, Lightsworn Beast
2 Felis, Lightsworn Archer
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
1 Minerva, Lightsworn Maiden
2 Photon Thrasher
3 Goblindbergh
3 Fairy Tail – Snow
1 Gem-Knight Garnet
1 Performage Trick Clown
2 Maxx “C”

Spells: 15
3 Brilliant Fusion
3 Instant Fusion
3 Solar Recharge
2 Charge of the Light Brigade
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Soul Charge
1 Foolish Burial
1 Raigeki

Traps: 1
1 Vanity’s Emptiness

Extra Deck: 15
1 Elder Entity Norden
1 Gem-Knight Seraphinite
1 Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn
1 Stardust Spark Dragon
2 PSY-Framelord Omega
1 Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend
1 Number F0: Utopic Future
1 Abyss Dweller
1 Daigusto Emeral
1 Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer
2 Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn
1 Number 39: Utopia
1 Number S39: Utopia the Lightning

Side Deck: 15
2 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
2 Ally of Justice Cycle Reader
1 Denko Sekka
1 Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju
2 Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju
1 Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju
2 Interrupted Kaiju Slumber
2 Twin Twisters
2 Typhoon


I based my build off Fabio Minicozzi’s previous lists, along with some small personal choices. What I enjoyed most about the deck is how important of a role Fairy Tail – Snow plays being both material for XYZ plays and acting as a Book of Moon during either player’s turn. I would even say I regret not running this deck at YCS Mexico, I guess I just wasn’t aware of how good this new card was. It was an interesting deck to play since you have to be aware of a few things, like having room on the board just in case you mill a special summon, knowing the order of how you should be making plays, knowing what is left in deck to maximize Minerva’s second effect, banishing the right cards having in mind that you can return them to the deck (through Emeral, Omega, Michael), etc. Let’s get into how my rounds went, with 86 players we only played 7 rounds.


Round: 1 Diceroll: Lost Deck: Seraph Herald Country: Ecuador Result: 2-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: He went first, activated Dawn of the Herald, I chained Maxx “C”, he played into it. I ended up baiting the Herald until I summoned Snow, flipped Herald face down and followed with Raigeki.
Game 2: He got Herald but no Krystia, I opened with Thrasher, into Utopia the Lightning, took the game from there.
Round: 2 Diceroll: Won Deck: Uni-Zombie Variant Country: Ecuador Result: 2-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: I opened with a field of double Minerva, Omega, Spark and Emptiness.
Game 2: He opened pretty weak, I didn’t have too much going for myself on my first turn. Eventually a well timed Ghost Ogre sealed the deal since he was low on resources.
Round: 3 Diceroll: Lost Deck: Kozmo Country: Ecuador Result: 2-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: In a simplified gamestate, I had popped his set Card of Demise from a Minverva effect during his turn. He then overlayed for Cyber Dragon Nova to which I responded with Snow putting it face down. Next Turn I banished it with Michael just in case he ran a fusion.
Game 2: I out resourced him and ran over his board with the help of Gameciel.
Round: 4 Diceroll: Won Deck: Uni-Zombie Shiranui Country: Ecuador Result: 1-1
Noteable moves:
Game 1: He Maxx “C”ed me, I made the most efficient board I could without giving him too many cards and set Emptiness. Next turn when he activated Trick Clown off Brilliant Fusion, I chained Emptiness and banished my Seraphinite, Brilliant and 5 more cards to summon Snow and put his Seraphinite face down. The summoned his own Snow attacked, got rid of Emptiness but I eventually out resourced him.
Game 2: He opened slow, summoning a Uni-Zombie his first two turns and I didn’t have much to combo. Castel wasn’t enough to get me back and there was only a minute left when I knew I wouldn’t be able to bring it back.
Round: 5 Diceroll: Lost Deck: Metalfoes Country: Ecuador Result: 2-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: He set a backrow and passed. I summoned two monsters, attscked and overlayed into Minerva, he activated Strike, after a judge call I milled a Wulf and Trickclown, made another Minerva, he didn’t have much going for him after that.
Game 2: My opening hand was Felis, two Twin Twisters and two Typhoon. He started searching out Qliphort Scout put a Metalfoe as his second scale, I Typhooned it, then he searched another Metalfoe, I Typhooned it again. He passed and I drew Goblindbergh, overlayed into Minerva, won from there.
Round: 6 Diceroll: Won Deck: Kozmo Country: Ecuador Result: 2-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: My opening board was 2 Omega and a Minerva, the next turn I went for a second Minerva, he Warning it, I milled and popped his last two cards.
Game 2: He set four, flipped Anti-Spell Fragrance, I chained Twin Twisters discarding my only monster targeting the Fragrance and his most warped face down (since his Warning was Super rare), sure enough it was the Warning. Then I used Instant Fusion, made Minerva and won from there.
Round: 7 Diceroll: Won Deck: Metalfoes Country: Ecuador Result: 1-0
Noteable moves:
Game 1: My opening board was double Minerva and Omega, but I wasn’t able to mill a Snow. When he completed his scales I chained Omega and banished his Pot of Desires (he was never able to activate it, Omega would just banish it before he ever had the chance). On his following turn, he made Utopia the Lightning, in his BP I put it face down with Snow. Time was called the turn before I drew Emptiness. I was down to 300 LP, I overlayed into Emerald to put back my Castel and 2 other monsters into my deck, then overlayed into F0, stole his last Metalfoe monster attacked through his board, banished his Metalfoe, my Michael (to not deckout) and 5 other cards for Snow, set Emptiness, flipped it on his turn. He set a monster, and finally after going through 37 cards in my Main and 12 cards cards in my Extra, I went for game with Snow and Omega.


Even though my final record was 6-0-1, I ended up winning the regional since I was the only undefeated. I would say my hardest “match” was the final round since I had to grind through a lot to get that game. I also didn’t drop more than a game so the deck was pretty consistent, although I admit I did get lucky a couple times. Some of them I just consider I got rewarded for playing correctly more than just getting lucky. I was going to consider playing this deck for upcoming events but ABC- Dragon Buster just seems to have an edge on it. Guess I’ll just have to playtest and update the build for the upcoming releases.
Finally, I would like to thank United Gosus, our sponsors, and everyone who let me borrow cards.
I’ll see everyone at YCS Rio de Janeiro and YCS Anaheim. Take care til then, duelists!