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Round 2 Feature Match: William Bonton versus Kevin Ong

October 5th, 2013

It’s Round 2, and we’re here with two friends! William Bonton and Kevin Ong are Sacremento Duelists who regularly play against each other in Regional Qualifiers, so they were quick to begin bantering with each other. William is using a Hieratic Deck, with some interesting choices. Instead of the usual Wattaildragon and such, he’s packing Meteor Dragon! As an EARTH monster, it pairs up with several other EARTH monsters he’s using to work with Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders. Can the dragons triumph over Kevin’s Blackwings? Let’s find out!

Duel 1

Bonton started off with 2 Hieratic Dragons of Eset, Cardcar D, Reckless Greed, Pot of Duality, and Hieratic Seal of Convocation. He searched out Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit, then used Pot of Duality to reveal Tefnuit, Forbidden Lance, and Hieratic Dragon of Su. He took Su. He Set Reckless, then played Cardcar D to draw Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet and Swift Scarecrow.

Ong played Pot of Duality to reveal Dimensional Prison, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Compulsory Evacuation Device. He took Bottomless, then Summoned Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame. It attacked directly, and Ong Set two back row cards.

Bonton drew another Scarecrow, then used Reckless Greed to draw another Su and Nebthet. He Special Summoned Tefnuit, and he Tributed it to Special Summon Su. Ong negated Su’s Summon with Solemn Warning, but Tefnuit still Special Summoned Meteor Dragon from the Deck. Bonton Normal Summoned Eset and Tributed it to Special Summon his second Su, which fell into Bottomless Trap Hole. Eset was Tributed, so it Special Summoned another Meteor Dragon. Bonton Xyz Summoned Hieratic Dragon King of Atum, which Special Summoned Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon from the Deck. Its effect revived Su, then Atum was Tributed for Nebthet. He Tributed another Nebthet from his hand to destroy Shura, and the Tributed Nebthet brought Meteor Dragon back. Su and Meteor Dragon were stacked for Atum. “Can’t we just call it Game 2?” Ong laughed. He knew Bonton was going to go all out from here, and conceded!

William Bonton takes a decisive turn 2 win after drawing and searching a ton of extra cards to power through Kevin Ong’s traps! Side Decking was quick, and the next game was underway.

Duel 2

Ong led off with three back row cards.

Bonton had A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon, Meteor Dragon, Hieratic Seal of Convocation, Nebthet, and 2 Cardcars. He used Seal to get Tefnuit, then played a Cardcar. It was turned face-down by Book of Moon.

Ong played Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame, then Special Summoned Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind. He Synchro Summoned Crimson Blader, destroying Cardcar! Crimson Blader’s effect would buy him an extra turn of safety.

Bonton drew another Wingbeat. He Set one Wingbeat, then played his other Carcar. Ong asked the judge about a play, as he was uncertain how it would play out. Unfortunately, answering his particular question would be considered coaching, and he’d have to attempt his play first. So, he went for it and activated Fiendish Chain on Cardcar. Because Fiendish Chain only negates while the monster is face-up, Bonton was able to Tribute Cardcar and still draw, getting another Meteor Dragon and Swift Scarecrow.

Ong played Pot of Duality, revealing 2 Shura and Sirocco. He took Shura and attacked directly with Crimson Blader. He Set a monster.

Bonton drew another Tefnuit. He Special Summoned it, then used his Set Wingbeat to destroy Ong’s face-up and face-down Fiendish Chains. He Special Summoned Tefnuit again, then Tribute Summoned Meteor Dragon! “Oh you got the wombo combo again!” Ong cried. Tefnuit Special Summoned the other Meteor Dragon, and Bonton Xyz Summoned Atum. That brought Red-Eyes out, which revived Tefnuit. He Special Summoned Nebthet by Tributing Atum, then Tributed Tefnuit from his hand for Nebthet to destroy the Set Shura. He Special Summoned Meteor Dragon, then stacked Meteor and Tefnuit for Constellar Ptolemy M7! He returned Red-Eyes to his hand, then used M7 to Xyz Summon Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger. He banished Gaia Dragon to Special Summon Red-Eyes, which revived Nebthet, Tributing the older Nebthet to destroy Crimson Blader. He Special Summoned Meteor Dragon in defense position. Nebthet and Red-Eyes attacked directly, leaving Ong with 3200 Life Points. Bonton had 5200.

Ong played Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North to revive Gale, cut Nebthet’s ATK in half to destroy it in battle… then conceded! He knew he had no way to mount a comeback.

William Bonton takes the win with Hieratics! After the match, he commented that he could’ve won a turn sooner, had he used Number 61: Volcasaurus to destroy Crimson Blader. He’d only realized a moment too late, but he was still able to put enough damage and pressure out to secure the win.