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Round 11 Feature Match: Justin Shaft vs. Vincent Mireles

March 25th, 2013

Justin Shaft from Houston, Texas is Dueling against Vincent Mireles from Dallas, Texas in this Round 11 Feature Match! Both of these Duelists are currently 8-2 in the tournament, so each one of them is looking for a victory to take him into the Top 32! Shaft is using a teched out Gladiator Beast Deck that uses Fire Formation – Tenki and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from Cosmo Blazer to assist him in destroying his opponent’s monsters. His opponent, Vincent Mireles, is using a Mermail Deck. Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 32!

Duel One

Mireles started off Duel 1 by Setting a card to each zone.

Vincent Mireles

Shaft opened up with Gladiator Proving Ground, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Gladiator Beast Equeste, Gladiator Beast War Chariot, and 2 copies of Fiendish Chain. He Summoned Gladiator Beast Equeste and attacked Mireles’s face-down Mermail Abysslinde. Abysslinde was destroyed, and Mireles used its effect to Special Summon Mermail Abyssleed from his Deck. Shaft tagged out Equeste to Special Summon Gladiator Beast Murmillo from his Deck at the end of the Battle Phase, and used Murmillo’s effect to destroy Abyssleed. Shaft Set 2 copies of Fiendish Chain and Gladiator Beast War Chariot before ending his turn.

Mireles discarded Mermail Abysspike and Atlantean Marksman to reveal Mermail Abyssmegalo from his hand and try to Special Summon it. He activated its effect, and Shaft Chained Gladiator Beast War Chariot to try to negate it; but Mireles used Solemn Judgment to negate Gladiator Beast War Chariot! Mireles searched his Deck for Abyss-sphere with the effect of Abyssmegalo and used the effect of Atlantean Marksman to destroy Shaft’s face-down Fiendish Chain. Next, Mireles tried attacking Murmillo with Abyssmegalo, and Shaft flipped Fiendish Chain to stop the attack. In Main Phase 2, Mireles activated Monster Reborn to revive Mermail Abyssleed. He activated the effect of Abyssleed to Tribute Mermail Abyssmegalo and send Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from Shaft’s hand to his Graveyard. Mireles Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Shaft drew Solemn Warning and then activated Gladiator Proving Ground to add Gladiator Beast Bestiari from his Deck to his hand. He Set Bestiari and then fused it with Murmillo to Summon Gladiator Beast Gyzarus. He used Gyzarus’s effect to target Mireles’s Mermail Abyssleed and face-down Abyss-sphere, and Mireles Chained Abyss-sphere to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde from his Deck. Abysslinde went down with the Abyss-sphere, and Mireles Special Summoned Mermail Abyssmegalo in Attack Position. Shaft attacked Mermail Abyssmegalo with Gladiator Beast Gyzarus, destroying both monsters in battle, and then Set Solemn Warning before ending his turn.

Mireles activated Pot of Avarice next turn! He sent Mermail Abysspike, 2 copies of Mermail Abysslinde, and 2 Mermail Abyssmegalos from his Graveyard to his Deck to draw 2 cards. Next, he tried to Normal Summon Deep Sea Diva; but Shaft flipped Solemn Warning and gave up 2000 Life Points to negate its Summon! Mireles Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Shaft drew Monster Reborn! He activated it to Special Summon Gladiator Beast Gyzarus from his Graveyard and chose not to use its effect to destroy Mireles’s face-down card. He attacked directly with Gyzarus and Mireles lost 2400 Life Points. At the end of the Battle Phase, Shaft tagged out Gyzarus to Special Summon Gladiator Beast Equeste and Gladiator Beast Laquari from his Deck. He used Equeste’s effect to add Gladiator Beast War Chariot from his Graveyard to his hand. Shaft Set Gladiator Beast War Chariot, and Mireles activated his face-down Abyss-sphere in Main Phase 2 to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde. In the End Phase, Abyss-sphere and Abysslinde were sent to the Graveyard and Mireles Special Summoned Mermail Abyssmegalo.

Mireles Summoned Atlantean Dragoons next turn. He attacked and destroyed Equeste with Dragoons, and attacked and destroyed Laquari with Mermail Abyssmegalo.

Shaft drew Torrential Tribute and Set it.

Mireles activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Shaft’s face-down Torrential Tribute. Next, he Normal Summoned Deep Sea Diva and used its effect to Special Summon Atlantean Marksman. With only 5200 Life Points remaining, Shaft instantly conceded.

Mega Diva Marksman

Duel Two

Shaft opened up Duel 2 with Bottomless Trap Hole, Fire Formation – Tenki, Dark Hole, Gladiator Beast Laquari, and 2 copies of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear.

Shaft's Duel 2 Opening Hand

He Summoned Gladiator Beast Laquari and Set Bottomless Trap Hole.

Justin Shaft

Mireles discarded Atlantean Dragoons to Special Summon Mermail Abyssteus from his hand in Defense Position. He used the effect of Abyssteus to add Mermail Abysslinde from his Deck to his hand, and used his Dragoons to add Deep Sea Diva from his Deck to his hand. Next, Mireles Normal Summoned Mermail Abysslinde. He attacked Laquari with Mermail Abysslinde, and when Abysslinde was destroyed, Mireles Special Summoned Mermail Abyssleed from his Deck. Next, Mireles attacked and destroyed Laquari with Abyssleed, dealing 900 points of damage to Shaft. Mireles combined his Abyssteus with Abyssleed to Xyz Summon Mermail Abyssgaios in Main Phase 2; but Shaft flipped Bottomless Trap Hole and banished Abyssgaios from the Duel. Mireles Set 3 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

Shaft drew Gladiator Beast Equeste. He Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and tried to attack directly with it; but Mireles flipped Abyss-sphere to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde from his Deck in Defense Position. Shaft attacked Abysslinde with his Bear to destroy her in battle, allowing Mireles to use Abysslinde’s effect to Special Summon Mermail Abyssmegalo from his Deck in Attack Position. In Main Phase 2, Shaft activated Fire Formation – Tenki; but Mireles paid 3850 Life Points to negate it with Solemn Judgment.

Bear vs. Megalo

Mireles activated Abyss-squall next turn, and Special Summoned Mermail Abysslinde, Mermail Abyssteus, and Mermail Abyssleed from his Graveyard. He combined Mermail Abyssteus with Mermail Abyssleed to Xyz Summon Number 11: Big Eye, and then used Big Eye’s effect to take control of Bear. Next, he Tributed Mermail Abysslinde with Mermail Abyssmegalo to allow Abyssmegalo to attack twice. Bear attacked directly to drop Shaft down to 5500 Life Points. Next, Abyssmegalo attacked twice, dropping Shaft down to 700 Life Points.

Shaft activated Dark Hole next turn, and Mireles flipped Forbidden Lance to protect his Number 11: Big Eye. The rest of the monsters were destroyed! Next, Shaft Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and activated Fire Formation – Tenki! He added Laquari from his Deck to his hand with Tenki, and then used his Bear’s effect to send Tenki to the Graveyard and destroy Number 11: Big Eye. Next, Shaft attacked directly with Bear and used his Bear’s effect to Set Tenki from his Deck.

Mireles Summoned Deep Sea Diva and used its effect to Special Summon Atlantean Marksman from his Deck. He Tuned his Diva with his Marksman to Synchro Summon T.G. Hyper Librarian! Hyper Librarian attacked and destroyed Bear, wiping out Shaft’s last 700 Life Points!

Bear vs. Librarian

Vincent Mireles is moving on to the Top 32 with Mermails!