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Round 8 Feature Match: Joshua Graham versus Derek Peasley

February 2nd, 2014

Graham from Merida, Mexico, YCS Champion. Derek Peasley is from Pueblo, CO.

We’re beginning Round 8 with one of the coolest Decks in competition today: Mecha Phantom Beasts! They’re being piloted by Derek Peasley, who’s here from Pueblo, Colorado. He’ll have some tough competition, because his opponent is YCS Champion Joshua Graham! Graham is using Mermails for the tournament today. Both Duelists have two losses, so a win is needed to have a shot at making it to Day 2.

Duel 1

Graham began with Mermail Abyssteus, discarding Mermail Abyssocea. He added Mermail Abyssgunde to his hand, then played Mermail Abysspike, discarding Mermail Abyssgunde. He searched out Abyssgunde, and the first Abyssgunde brought back Abyssocea. Abyssocea’s effect brought Mermail Abyssturge and Mermail Abysslinde to the field, sending Abyssteus to the Graveyard. He combined his four monsters for to bring Mechquipped Angineer and Bahamut Shark to the field. Bahamut brought out Mermail Abysstrite, and he Set two back row cards to finish.

Peasley had Pot of Duality, Black Horn of Heaven, Magic Planter, Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat, Mecha Phantom Beast Megaraptor, and Scapegoat. Pot of Duality revealed Mecha Phantom Beast Coltwing, Black Horn of Heaven, and Mystical Space Typhoon. He took Typhoon. Peasley Normal Summoned Megaraptor, then Set all of his Spell and Trap Cards. Megaraptor attacked Angineer, which saved itself with its effect. Before the End Phase, Graham flipped Abyss-sphere to bring out Abysslinde. Abyss-sphere destroyed itself and Abysslinde, and Graham brought Abysspike out. Its effect discarded Abyssgunde to search out Atlantean Marksman, and Abyssgunde Special Summoned another Abysspike.


Graham switched Angineer and Abysstrite to attack position, then stacked his Abysspikes for Lavalval Chain, losing it to Black Horn of Heaven. Graham Normal Summoned Abysslinde. Bahamut Shark attacked Megaraptor, and Peasley used Scapegoat. Bahamut Shark continued its attack against Megaraptor, dealing 700 damage, but Megaraptor survived since Peasley controlled Tokens now. Angineer destroyed a Sheep Token, then Abysslinde crashed into Megaraptor. Its effect activated, and Graham Special Summoned Mermail Abyssleed. Abyssleed destroyed a Sheep Token, then Abysstrite crashed into Megaraptor as well. Its effect activated, bringing Abyssteus out, and it destroyed one more Sheep Token. In Main Phase 2, Graham Xyz Summoned Number 11: Big Eye, stealing Megaraptor! Graham Set a second back row card to finish.

Peasley drew Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and conceded! He had started with an awkward hand, and Graham completely overwhelmed him with monster after monster!

Duel 2

Peasley started this time with Debris Dragon, Aerial Recharge, Magic Planter, Mecha Phantom Beast Harrliard, Mecha Phantom Beast Tetherwolf, and Mecha Phantom Beast Warbluran. He played Harrliard and Set Aerial Recharge.

“That’s definitely a Token generating card…” Graham pondered aloud, and he was right. He Normal Summoned Mermail Abysspike, discarding Mermail Abyssmegalo to add Mermail Abyssgunde to his hand. He Special Summoned Mermail Abyssteus by discarding Mermail Abyssgunde. Both effects activated, so he added an Abyssmegalo to both his field and hand. He stacked his mermonsters for Number 11: Big Eye and stole Harrliard, then Xyz Summoned Lavalval Chain. Its effect let him send Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls to his Graveyard. Finally, he banished Abyssmegalo and Abyssgunde to bring Tidal to the field. Lavalval Chain and Tidal attacked directly, and Graham Set two back row cards.

Peasley drew Mystical Space Typhoon, and flipped Aerial Recharge. He created a Mecha Phantom Beast Token, then sent Aerial Recharge to the Graveyard for Magic Planter, drawing Scapegoat and Megaraptor. He Normal Summoned Debris Dragon, and Graham flipped Torrential Tribute! He knew Black Rose Dragon was coming and he’d lose his monsters either way, but this let him keep his back row card. Peasley Set Scapegoat, and when Graham played Abyss-sphere he lost it to Peasley’s Mystical Space Typhoon.

Graham banished Abyssteus and Abyssmegalo for Tidal again, then Normal Summoned Abysslinde. Peasley protected himself with Scapegoat, and two Sheep Tokens were destroyed in battle.

Peasley drew Torrential Tribute. He played Warbluran, and tuned it to a Sheep Token for Formula Synchron, which gave him another Tetherwolf. Warbluran gave him a Mecha Phantom Beast Token, and Peasley Set Torrential Tribute. Tidal returned to Graham’s hand in the End Phase.


Graham discarded Abyssgunde for Tidal, sending Abyssleed, then Abyssgunde revived Abyssleed. He Normal Summoned another Abysslinde. In response to the Summon, Peasley used Formula Synchron to tune to the Mecha Phantom Beast Token, bringing out Ally of Justice Catastor. Graham destroyed the last Sheep Token with Abysslinde, then the other Abysslinde attacked Catastor. It was destroyed by Catastor’s effect, and brought Abyssmegalo to the field. In Main Phase 2, he stacked Abyssleed and Abyssmegalo for a Mecha Phantom Beast of his own – Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack!. Peasley tried to use Torrential Tribute, but Graham had Trap Stun! Dracossack made two Tokens, and Tributed one to destroy Catastor.

Peasley drew another Megaraptor. He played Tetherwolf, bringing out a Mecha Phantom Beast Token. He destroyed Graham’s Token in battle.

Graham banished Abyssleed and Abysslinde to bring out Tidal. Abysslinde destroyed the Token, Tidal destroyed Tetherwolf, and Dracossack finished the Match!

Joshua Graham is victorious with Mermails!