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Dan “Odin” Posey’s Nordic Bounty Tournament Report

January 25th, 2011

Hello, you might remember me as the guy at the Bounty Tournament who played the new Nordic Deck at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza this past weekend. Lots of people were excited to see the Aesir in action, so I’m writing this to tell you which new cards I played and how I did. Almost half my Deck was made up of Storm of Ragnarok cards. Here are the ones I used:

Main Deck

3 x Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts (STOR – EN011)

3 x Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts (STOR – EN010)

3 x Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts (STOR – EN013)

3 x Vanadis of the Nordic Ascendant (STOR – EN081)

1 x Valkyrie of the Nordic Ascendant (STOR – EN017)

2 x Forbidden Lance (STOR – EN061)

3 x Gleipnir, The Fetters of Fenrir (STOR – EN073)

Side Deck

2 x Maxx “C” (STOR – EN086)

1 x Garmr of the Nordic Beasts (STOR – EN012)

Extra Deck

1 x Thor, Lord of the Aesir (STOR – EN38)

2 x Odin, Father of the Aesir (STOR – EN040)

Nordic Decks are shockingly resilient and can just come out of nowhere to Synchro Summon either Odin, Father of the Aesir or Thor, Lord of the AesirSuper-Nimble Mega Hamster is a really great addition to this Deck because its Flip Effect can Summon either Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts or Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts. If your opponent has more attackers ready, use Tanngrisnir. If they don’t, pick Tanngjostr. That way you can either Summon an Aesir monster or Black Rose Dragon on the next turn to bring the pain!

Round 1 VS Gravekeepers

I was the Global Bounty Duelist for the first round. When my opponent and I drew our opening hand, the first rule went into effect and we both had to play with our hand face up.  The good news is that my opponent did not have Royal Tribute in his hand.  I just set Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts and told him to go.  On his turn he played Necrovalley, Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant, and attacked into my Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts. When it went to the Graveyard I got to Special Summon 2 Level 3 Nordic Beast Tokens.  On my turn I played Vanadis of the Nordic Ascendant and Synchro summoned Odin, Father of the Aesir using Vanadis and the 2 Nordic Beast Tokens.  I attacked into his Descendant dropping him to 6,000 life points.  This is where the game goes bad for me: On my opponent’s next turn the next rule was announced and we both had to shuffle our hands back into our Deck and draw 5 new cards.

It wouldn’t have been too bad, except my opponent played Royal Tribute to make me discard the 4 monsters in my hand.  He then destroyed Odin with Dark Hole and I couldn’t remove a Tuner to Special Summon it back from the Graveyard.  The next few turns I played very defensively until my opponent’s turn where I had a Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts Set and ready to Summon Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts so I could Summon Black Rose Dragon. On my next turn the next rule was announced.  The new rule was that if you had any cards on the field that referenced Gravekeepers or Necrovalley, you had to destroy all of your cards and discard your hand.  With no need to Summon Black Rose Dragon anymore, I flipped Tanngnjostr, Special Summoned another, then Summoned Vanadis, Synchro Summoned another Odin, and attacked to finish the Duel.

I decided to grab my 2 copies of Nobleman of Crossout from the Side Deck for Duel 2.  This game was really slow as my opponent did not have a monster for his first 4 turns and I was attacking directly with Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts.  After the second direct attack dropping my opponent to 5,600 life points the next rule was announced where I had to switch Life Points with my opponent.  I still got one more hit in dropping him to 6,800 before he was able to get a monster.  This was a battle of big monsters as my opponent sided in Solidarity to boost the ATK of his Gravekeeper’s.  It was a 3600 ATK Gravekeeper’s Descendant vs. a 4000 ATK Odin, Father of the Aesir. Things went back and forth until my opponent was able to destroy my Odin, but on my next turn was able to Synchro Summon Black Rose Dragon to wipe the field and then I played Monster Reborn on my Odin to bring him back for a direct attack to win the duel.

Round 2 vs.  ??????

I am sorry to my opponent as I do not know how to classify his deck.  Also the rules did not affect our games that much this round.  In the first Duel things went back and forth slowly with him playing Scapegoat and Swords of Revealing Light.  I was able to Synchro Summon Odin and use his special ability allowing him to attack even with Swords of Revealing Light on my opponent’s side of the field.  A couple of turns and a few Sheep Tokens later I was able to Synchro Summon Thor, Lord of the Aesir as well.  So I had both Thor and Odin on the field versus my opponent’s remaining Sheep Token.  On my opponent’s next turn his only defense was to Synchro Summon Red Dragon Archfiend.  The dragon’s ATK was no match for the Aesir and that was the end of Duel 1.

Duel 2 was pretty quick as we both did not do very much on the first few turns.  The deciding turn was when I Synchro Summoned Odin, Father of the Aesir and attacked my opponent who had no cards on the field.  He took the Battle Damage and Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness. So now my opponent had a 2700 ATK monster and 4000 ATK token.  On my Main Phase 2 I remembered Odin’s special ability to make him immune to Spells and Traps until my End Phase.  So I activated his immunity special ability and then played Dark Hole which destroyed my opponent’s two monsters, but left Odin unharmed.

Round 3 vs. Blackwings

These were my toughest Duels and it did not help that almost all the rules during these games hurt me.The first Duel was pretty intense and went back and forth the entire time.  In the end I lost this one, but I did get my opponent to 900 Life Points.

Duel 2 started really bad for me because when we started the rule was that Jinzo’s effect was active so we could not activate any Trap cards and all face up Trap cards did not have effects.  I was able to hold his off until the turn he Synchro Summoned Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and he bounced my Odin back to the Extra Deck.  He also attacked my Tanngrisnir because he didn’t have any cards left to discard for Brionac. On my turn I special summoned Chaos Sorcerer and used its ability to remove Brionac from play and then Synchro Summoned Thor with two Nordic Beast Tokens and a Guldfaxe.

The third Duel also started very bad for me.  On my first turn I Set a monster and 4 Spell or Trap Cards.  On my opponent’s turn, he Summoned Blackwing – Bora the Spear and before he could attack a new rule was announced that destroyed all cards in play.  This left me with 1 card in hand and 5 in my opponent’s. He Set 2 cards and ended his turn.  I was able to Summon Thor 2 turns later to turn things around until the final turn in which my opponent played Giant Trunade, Dark Hole, and then Monster Reborn on my Thor, all in the same turn to end the Duel.

So I finished 2-1, and had a great time. I think everyone else had a great time too because there was lots of cheering and yelling. Everyone wanted to see the Deck I played, and while I’m not going to reveal all of its secrets, I hope this gives you a good starting point for your own Nordic Deck!

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