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Top 32 Feature Match: Christopher Miles VS Michael Jacobs

October 10th, 2010

Both of these competitors are in the Top 32 with Decks that stand apart from the expected field.  While Michael Jacobs is playing the Flamvell Deck fondly nicknamed “Synchro Dog,” his opponent Christopher Miles is the lone Scrap Duelist left in the tournament.  With both Duelists eager to get to Dueling, the Match was off to a swift start.

Miles opened the Match with a hand of Monster Reborn, Scrap Chimera, Scrap Goblin, Summoner Monk, Cold Wave, and Dark Coffin.  He activated Cold Wave, Summoned Summoner Monk, discarded Monster Reborn, and brought out Scrap Beast from his Deck.  He Tuned them together for Scrap Dragon and ended with nothing but the Dragon on the field.

Jacobs Set a monster and ended.

Miles drew Bottomless Trap Hole.  He Set Dark Coffin, destroyed Coffin and Jacobs’ Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter with Scrap Dragon, and Coffin’s effect resolved, forcing Jacobs to discard Giant Trunade. (When Dark Coffin is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard while its Set, the opponent has to either destroy one of their own monsters or randomly discard a card. Since Jacobs didn’t have a monster, he had to discard.) He Summoned Scrap Chimera, Special Summoned Scrap Beast from his Graveyard, and attacked for a total of 6100 Battle Damage.  In Main Phase 2 he brought out another Scrap Dragon and Set Bottomless Trap Hole.

Jacobs activated Monster Reborn, Special Summoning his opponent’s Scrap Chimera: Miles removed it with Bottomless Trap Hole.  Jacobs Set 2 cards to his back row, then Set a monster.

Miles drew another Scrap Chimera!  He Summoned Scrap Chimera, Special Summoned Scrap Beast, and used 1 Scrap Dragon to destroy Jacob’s face-down Flamvell Magician.  He destroyed the Scrap Beast with the second Dragon’s effect, destroyed his opponent’s Solemn Warning, and used Scrap Beast’s ability to get back his Scrap Chimera.  Jacobs had just 1 Spell or Trap card set: Miles attacked with his first Dragon, lost it to Dimensional Prison, but attacked into Jacobs’ cleared field with the second Dragon to capture the Duel!


Christopher Miles scores a lightning-fast win in the first Duel, using dual Scrap Dragons to claim victory in just 3 turns!  The speed and precision of Miles’ moves were impressive: he clearly knew his Deck inside out.

Jacobs started the second Duel Setting 2 cards to his back row.

Miles had a hand of Giant Trunade, 2 Scrap Beast, Scrapyard, Scrap Goblin, and Compulsory Evacuation Device.  He Summoned Scrap Beast, attacked into Dimensional Prison, and Set Compulsory.

Jacobs Summoned Flamvell Firedog and attacked for 1900 Battle Damage.  He Set a second, then a third card to his ack row.

Miles drew Dark Hole.  He Set Scrap Goblin.

Flamvell Firedog attacked the Goblin and failed to destroy it. Jacob Set a monster.

Miles drew Mirror Force.  He activated Dark Hole, and Jacobs Chained Solemn Judgment to stop it.  Miles Set Mirror Force.

Jacobs Flip Summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, destroying Mirror Force and sending to his Graveyard a Flamvell Magician and 2 Rekindlings.  He Tributed Ryko for Caius the Shadow Monarch, removed Scrap Goblin from the game, and attacked with Firedog and Caius for a combined total of 4300 Battle Damage.  Miles had 1800 Life Points left.

Miles drew Bottomless Trap Hole.  He activated Scrapyard to get another Scrap Goblin, then Set it and Bottomless.

Jacobs attacked with Flamvell Firedog, and Miles protected his monster with Compulsory Evacuation Device.  Caius then attacked the Goblin, revealing it.  Jacobs Set a monster.

Miles drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness.  He Set Scrap Beast.

Jacobs Flip Summoned Gravekeeper’s Spy, Special Summoning Gravekeeper’s Descendant from his deck: he didn’t activate its effect with priority, so Miles flipped Bottomless Trap Hole to clear his back row: now he could potentially use Gorz.  But Jacobs Tributed Gravekeeper’s Spy for another Caius, removing Scrap Beast, and attacked twice to force Scrap Goblin to destroy itself.  He Set a third Spell or Trap Card.

Miles activated Giant Trunade.  He Set a card to his back row and ended.  It was all over a turn later as Jacobs attacked through Miles’ bluff: Dark Coffin.

This Match would move to a third Duel! The winner would earn a ticket to the Top 16, while the loser would earn a ticket home.


Miles opened Duel 3 with 2 Scrap Chimera, Dark Hole, Monster Reborn, Scrap Goblin, and Scrapstorm.  He Summoned the Goblin and Set Scrapstorm.

Jacobs Set a monster and a Spell or Trap Card.

Miles drew Cold Wave.  He turned Goblin to Defense Position.

Jacobs Summoned Flamvell Magician and attacked Scrap Goblin: at the end of the Battle Phase Miles activated Scrapstorm, targeting Goblin, sending Scrap Beast to his Graveyard, and drawing Scrapyard.  He didn’t use Scrap Goblin’s effect to return a Scrap to his hand.

Miles drew Scrap Goblin, and used Dark Hole to destroy Jacobs’ Flamvell Magician and face-down Snowman Eater.  He Summoned Scrap Chimera, targeted his Scrap Beast, and brought it back, only to lose it to Bottomless Trap Hole.  He attacked with Chimera for 1700 Battle Damage, then activated Scrapyard to get another Scrap Beast from his Deck.

Jacobs Summoned Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind, halved Chimera’s ATK, and attacked Chimera for a total of 450 Battle Damage.  He Set Spell or Trap.

Miles drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, and Set Scrap Beast.

Jacobs attacked it with Gale, and the Beast survived with its 1300 DEF: Jacobs halved its ATK and DEF.

Miles drew Bottomless Trap Hole.  He activated Cold Wave!  He Normal Summoned Scrap Chimera, brought up Scrap Goblin in Defense Position, and Tuned Chimera to Beast to Synchro Summon Scrap Dragon.  He destroyed Gale and Goblin with the Dragon’s effect, got back Scrap Chimera with the Goblin’s ability, and attacked for 2800 Battle Damage.

Jacobs Set a monster.

Miles drew Mirror Force.  He Set it, then destroyed it and Jacobs’ Solemn Warning with Scrap Dragon.  He Summoned Scrap Chimera, brought back Scrap Beast, and tuned them together for another Scrap Dragon.  He Set Torrential Tribute, destroyed that and Jacobs’ Set Flamvell Firedog, and both Scrap Dragons attacked to seal the Match!

Once again, a pair of Scrap Dragons bring home the Duel for Christopher Miles, and with a handshake to Michael Jacobs, Miles is headed to the top 16!


Post-Event Analysis!
See what our panel of experts had to say about this Duel after the event was over. 

Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
Miles’s aggressive opening in Duel 1 was well-warranted. With Cold Wave active, Miles knew that he’d be able to wipe out Jacobs’s Life Points before Jacobs had the chance to retaliate. Miles knew that he could Summon 2 copies of Scrap Dragon to the field in his first 2 turns, and knew that he’d be able to attack for 6100 damage on his second turn with direct hits from Scrap Dragon, Scrap Beast, and Scrap Chimera. After that, Jacobs only had 1900 Life Points remaining. Since Scrap Dragon Special Summons a Scrap monster from the Graveyard whenever it’s destroyed, Miles knew that he could be extremely aggressive, even after the effect of Cold Wave wore off. If Jacobs had been able to destroy Miles’s Scrap Dragons, the Scrap monsters that take their places would still be strong enough to win the Duel.

P.J. Tierney (Duelist from across The Pond)
Dark Coffin’s a clever piece of tech that’s made its way into Miles’ Scrap Deck. Since several of Miles’ effects allow him to destroy his own cards he’ll be able to get Coffin’s effect off whenever he draws it, forcing his opponents to make difficult decisions (or even better, have the decision already made for them when they’ve got no monsters on the field). It works especially well with Scrap Dragon, allowing Miles to take down 2 of his opponent’s cards instead of 1, and that’s what we saw at the start of Duel 1. Coffin will also work well against his opponent’s cards like Mystical Space Typhoon and Black Rose Dragon, with unsuspecting opponents triggering its effect every so often.

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