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Top 4 Feature Match: Angel Ascencio vs. Nick Tomlin

April 8th, 2013

Only four Duelists remain! Angel Ascencio and Nick Tomlin both have had Feature Match wins today, but only one can move on from here. Will it be Mermails, or Wind-Ups? There’s only one way to find out!

Duel 1

Tomlin started off the semifinals with a hand of Wind-Up Magician, Solemn Judgment, Solemn Warning, Mystical Space Typhoon, Fire Formation – Tenki, and Wind-Up Factory. He played Tenki to get Wind-Up Rabbit, then played Wind-Up Factory. He Summoned Rabbit and banished it, adding Wind-Up Shark to his hand with Factory. He Set both Solemns and Typhoon.

Ascencio destroyed Solemn Warning with Mystical Space Typhoon. He discarded Atlantean Heavy Infantry and Atlantean Dragoons for Mermail Abyssmegalo! He added Abyss-sphere and Deep Sea Diva to his hand, and destroyed Wind-Up Factory. He Normal Summoned Diva next, and Tomlin negated its Summon with Solemn Judgment. Ascencio Set two back row cards.

Tomlin drew Pot of Duality. He returned Rabbit to play, then played Magician. That let him play Shark, and Magician’s effect brought out Wind-Up Rat in defense position. He stacked Magician and Shark for Photon Papilloperative. It detached Magician to turn Rat to attack position, which revived Magician. He had Rabbit banish Rat, and Magician Special Summoned a new Rabbit. He banished Magician with Rabbit, then stacked both Rabbits for Leviair the Sea Dragon. Its effect brought Rat back to the field, and it revived Rabbit. He stacked them for Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, and powered it up to 2500 ATK. Leviathan Dragon destroyed Abyssmegalo. Leviair attacked, Ascencio used Abyss-sphere, and Tomlin destroyed it with Mystical Space Typhoon. Papilloperative hit directly, and Tomlin Set Pot of Duality.

Angel Ascencio T4Ascencio played Salvage, adding Diva and Heavy Infantry to his hand. He played out Diva to get Atlantean Marksman to the field. Next, he revived Atlantean Dragoons with Monster Reborn! Marksman attacked directly thanks to Dragoons’s effect. Tomlin only had 200 Life Points left, and Diva attacked directly to finish the first Duel!

Angel Ascencio is one win away from the finals! Nick Tomlin will need back-to-back wins now.

Duel 2

Tomlin began with Wind-Up Factory, Fire Formation – Tenki, Dark Hole, Wind-Up Shark, Torrential Tribute, and Mirror Force. He played Tenki for Wind-Up Rabbit, then Factory and Rabbit. He banished Rabbit, getting Magician with Factory’s effect. He Set both traps.

Ascencio Set a back row card.

Tomlin drew Maxx “C” and returned Rabbit to play. He played Magician, then banished Rabbit. Ascencio Chained Maxx “C”. Factory added Wind-Up Rat to Tomlin’s hand, and Magician Special Summoned another Rabbit in defense position. He passed without attacking.

Ascencio played Heavy Storm, and Chained his own Abyss-sphere. Tomlin Chained Maxx “C”, but lost all his spells and traps. Ascencio Special Summoned Abysslinde with Abyss-sphere, and when it went down, Special Summoned Mermail Abysspike. He discarded Mermail Abyssteus for its effect, adding Atlantean Marksman to his hand. He Normal Summoned it and entered his Battle Phase. Abysspike attacked Magician, but Tomlin used Rabbit to banish it. Abysspike destroyed Rabbit, then Marksman struck directly. Tomlin drew Tragoedia and Bottomless Trap Hole with Maxx “C” this turn.

Nick Tomlin T4Tomlin drew Fiendish Chain on his own turn. He returned Rabbit and Magician to play, then Normal Summoned Rat. It targeted Rabbit, but Ascencio had a Maxx “C” of his own! Rabbit was Special Summoned in defense position. He used his two Rabbits to banish Magician and Rat, then stacked the Rabbits for Wind-Up Zenmaines. It destroyed Marksman in battle, then Tomlin Set Fiendish Chain and Bottomless Trap Hole.

Ascencio Set two cards to his back row.

Tomlin drew Wind-Up Warrior, and returned Rat and Magician to play. He played Warrior, and Ascencio wiped the field with Torrential Tribute! Zenmaines survived with its effect. It attacked directly, and Ascencio used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Fiendish Chain. In the End Phase, Ascencio had no cards on the field, so Tomlin was forced to destroy one of his own cards with Zenmaines, so he had it target itself, then removed an Xyz Material from it to keep it on the field.

Ascencio played Deep Sea Diva. It brought Marksman to the field, and he Synchro Summoned Ally of Justice Catastor. Tomlin banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole, but Ascencio still had Monster Reborn for Abysslinde. That left his Graveyard with five WATER monsters, and he played Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord! Tomlin lost Dark Hole and Tragoedia! Abysslinde attacked Zenmaines to bring out Mermail Abyssleed. Moulinglacia destroyed Zenmaines, and Abyssleed attacked directly. When Tomlin drew Wind-Up Factory with only Shark in hand, he knew he was done for!

Angel Ascencio is headed to the finals with Mermails!