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Round 5 Feature Match: Pasquale Crociata versus Brandon Wigley

February 1st, 2014

Welcome to Round 5! This time, we’re seeing a faceoff between Brandon Wigley and Pasquale Crociata. Wigley is using Fire Fists, probably the most popular Deck in today’s event. Crociata, on the other hand, is using a Frog Monarch Deck, completely revamped with new cards from Legacy of the Valiant! This Duel will pit Fire against Water!

Duel 1

Wigley began with Upstart Goblin, a Set monster, and two Set back row cards.

Crociata had 2 Light and Darkness Dragons, Cardcar D, Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Maxx “C”. He played Cardcar D, Set Typhoon, and traded Cardcar for Enemy Controller and another Cardcar D. In the End Phase, Wigley destroyed Mystical Space Typhoon with his own Typhoon.

Wigley Flip Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear and attacked, putting Fire Formation – Tenki on the field. Tenki gave him another Bear. He played Thunder King Rai-Oh to finish.

Crociata drew Mobius the Mega Monarch. He Set Enemy Controller, and played Cardcar D to get Battle Fader and Sea Lancer. He discarded Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord in the End Phase due to having too many cards.

Wigley played a second Bear. He attacked, and Battle Fader ended the Battle Phase. Wigley used Bear to destroy Fader in Main Phase 2, and Crociata activated Maxx “C” to deter any further plays.

Crociata drew Mystical Space Typhoon and Set it.


Wigley attacked with Bear, and Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck. The second Bear was blocked by Enemy Controller, and Thunder King Rai-Oh struck directly to leave Crociata with 3700 Life Points. Crociata played Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Forbidden Lance, before Wigley could flip Gyokkou. Wigley stacked his Bears for Bujintei Kagutsuchi. When Crociata drew Maxx “C” next turn, he conceded!

Brandon Wigley is relentless, never letting Crociata get a foothold in the Duel! Side Decking was quick for Crociata, but Wigley took a bit longer. He probably wasn’t expecting this matchup, and he hadn’t really seen enough cards to know exactly what he was up against.

Duel 2

Crociata had Twister, Battle Fader, Ronintoadin, Dark Dust Spirit, and 2 Upstart Goblin. He played both to get Ghostrick Jackfrost and Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set Twister, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Ronintoadin.

Wigley played Tenki and lost it to Twister. Thunder King Rai-Oh came next, and it bounced off Ronintoadin’s 2000 DEF. He Set a back row card.

Drew Dark Hole. He Tributed Ronintoadin for Dark Dust Spirit, destroying Thunder King Rai-Oh. It attacked directly, but was lost to Dimensional Prison.

Wigley played Bear and attacked, and Crociata deflected the attack with Ghostrick Jackfrost. Wigley used Pot of Duality next, adding Soul Drain to his hand.

Crociata drew another Ghostrick Jackfrost. He Normal Summoned it and flipped up the other, then Xyz Summoned Ghostrick Dullahan! Dullahan attacked Bear – Dullahan had 1200 ATK, so Bear’s 1200 DEF staved it off.

Wigley turned Bear to attack position, but lost it to Dullahan’s effect. He was surprised, not realizing it was a Quick Effect, but pressed on by playing Coach Soldier Wolfbark. It revived Bear, and he Xyz Summoned Number 101: Silent Honor ARK! It stole Dullahan, attaching it as an Xyz Material.

Crociata drew Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord. He played Dark Hole, and Silent Honor ARK detached Dullahan to survive. Dullahan’s effect gave Crociata Ghostrick Jackfrost back from the Graveyard.

Wigley played Gorilla, and attacked directly. In Main Phase 2, Pot of Duality revealed Maxx “C”, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Forbidden Lance. “I don’t know what to get against you…” He thought a while, and eventually chose Bottomless Trap Hole. He Set two cards.

Crociata drew and Set Dupe Frog.


Wigley played Upstart Goblin, raising Crociata’s Life Points to 6400. Wigley played Wolfbark and revived Bear, then combined them for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King. That gave him Tenki, which in turn gave him a new Wolfbark. Gorilla sent Tenki to destroy Crociata’s Set Mystical Space Typhoon, but it was Chained to destroy Soul Drain. Gorilla attacked and bounced off Dupe Frog. Silent Honor ARK destroyed it, giving Crociata a Swap Frog in his hand. Tiger King attacked next, and Crociata used Ghostrick Jackfrost. Wigley Set a second back row card.

Crociata drew Mystical Space Typhoon, and Wigley flipped Mind Crush! He named Swap Frog, hitting the one copy. Crociata Normal Summoned Battle Fader, and combined it with Ghostrick Jackfrost for another Dullahan. It halved Gorilla’s ATK and destroyed it in battle. In Main Phase 2, he used Dullahan to Xyz Summon Downerd Magician! On his own turn, Wigley played Wolfbark and revived Bear, and made a second Number 101: Silent Honor ARK! It absorbed Downerd Magician, and Wigley’s monsters finished Crociata off!

Brandon Wigley is victorious with Fire Fists!