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Round 3 Feature Match: Ryan Parra-Merrell Versus John Lockamy

May 17th, 2014

Last Round we saw a total Madolche blowout.  This round we’ll see another Madolche Duelist – Ryan Parra-Merrell – go toe to toe with John Lockamy in a match-up we haven’t seen yet today: Madolches versus Bujins.  These two decks got some of the stongest of the new cards from Primal Origin, so let’s see which one comes out on top!


Lockamy opened up with Fire Formation – Tenki, searching Bujin Yamato from his Deck.  Pot of Duality revealed two Forbidden Lance and Kaiser Colosseum from the top of his Deck, and he took the Colosseum, shuffling the rest back.  He Summoned Yamato, activated Kaiser Colosseum, and proceeded to his End Phase where he used Yamato’s ability to search Bujingi Hare, immediately sending it to his Graveyard.


Parra-Merrell had Upstart Goblin; Madolche Hootcake; Solemn Warning; Divine Wrath; Bottomless Trap Hole; and Madolchepalooza.  Upstart got him Madolche Chateau, and he activated it, then Normal Summoned Madolche Hootcake.  Parra-Merrell attacked with it, Lockamy activated the effect of Honest, and Parra-Merrell returned Hootcake to his hand off of Chateau.  He Set Warning, Wrath, and Madolchepalooza.


Lockamy Summoned Bujingi Turtle, attacked with both monsters for a combined total of 3600 Battle Damage, then moved to Main Phase 2.  He tried to Xyz Summon Bujintei Susanowo, Parra-Merrell didn’t activate Solemn Warning, and when Lockamy went for Susanowo’s effect, Parra-Merrell negated it with Divine Wrath, discarding Bottomless Trap Hole to detroy the Xyz.  Lockamy Set one card to his backrow.


Parra-Merrell drew Madolche Mewfeuille.  He Summoned Hootcake again, but lost it to Lockamy’s Bottomless Trap Hole.


Lockamy tried to Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear, losing out to Solemn Warning.  Parra-Merrell was down to 500 Life Points!  Lockamy pressed on with Soul Charge, reviving Bujin Yamato, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Bujingi Turtle, and Honest for 4000 Life Points!  He overlaid Honest and Bear for Gagaga Cowboy, detached to burn, and the first Duel was over.




Parra-Merrell suffers a tough opening hand, made tougher by Kaiser Colosseum! John Lockamy captures Game 1 effortlessly, stomping his opponent out with an aggressive Honest play, Bujin Yamato, and a clutch Soul Charge.  The pressure was on – Parra-Merrell would have to win two games back to back against a deck largely well prepared for the Madolche matchup.


Parra-Merrell opened with Soul Drain; Madolche Anjelly; Madolche Ticket; Divine Wrath; Madolche Mewfeuille; and Mystical Space Typhoon.  He Normal Summoned Mewfeuille, used it to Special Summon Anjelly, then Tributed Anjelly to bring out Madolche Hootcake from his Deck.  He banished Anjelly for Hootcake’s ability, Special Summonned Madolche Messengelato and searched out Madolche Chateau with Messengelato’s effect.  He overlaid Mewfeuille and Hootcake for Leviair the Sea Dragon, bringing back Anjelly.  He activated Ticket, overlaid Anjelly and Madolche Messengelato for Number 82: Heartlandraco, and Set everything left but Chateau.




Lockamy Summoned Bujin Yamato, Set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, and then resolved Bujin Yamato’s effect to get Bujingi Crane; he sent Bujingi Hare from his hand to the Graveyard.


Parra-Merrell drew Instant Fusion.  He took a moment to consider his options before activating Heartlandraco’s effect, detaching Madolche Messengelato.  He activated Madolche Chateau, returning Madolche Mewfeuille and Madolche Messengelato to his deck to get Madolche Anjelly with Ticket’s effect.  He Summoned it, Tributing it for Madolche Hootcake and activating Soul Drain.  He activated Number 82: Heartlandraco’s effect, attacked to dish out 2000 Battle Damage, and ended his turn.  Lockamy flipped Royal Decree in the End Phase!


Lockamy activated Fire Formation – Tenki and searched Bujin Mikazuchi from his Deck.  He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear, and Parra-Merrell flipped Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Decree.  Lockamy used Bear’s effect to send Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard, targeting Heartlandraco for destruction, but Parra-Merrell discarded Instant Fusion to blow the Bear away with Divine Wrath!  Lockamy attacked Leviair with Bujin Yamato, boosting its ATK with Bujingi Crane.  That dropped Parra-Merrell to 5200 Life Points.  “That was dumb,” remarked Lockamy.  I shouldn’t have done that.  With two cards left in hand it was possible he was bluffing.  In the End Phase he searched another Crane with Yamato and sent Bujincarnation to the Graveyard.


Parra-Merrell drew Book of Moon.  He activated Hootcake’s effect, and Lockamy shut it down with Fiendish Chain.  That left Parra-Merrell to activate Book of Moon, flipping Bujin Yamato  face-down.  Parra-Merrell attacked Yamato with Heartlandraco, letting Lockamy Special Summon Bujin Mikazuchi.  Parra-Merrell lost his Hootcake, but got to search another Anjelly with Madolche Ticket.




Lockamy shook his head a few times, clearly not liking his options.  “Alright… umm…  Pot of Duality?”  Lockamy revealed Fire Formation – Tenki, Bujingi Quilin, and Mystical Space Typhoon from his deck.  “I’ll take the Space Typhoon.”  He activated it, destroying Soul Drain and ended.


Parra-Merrell drew Torrential Tribute.  He Summoned Madolche Anjelly and Tributed it, getting Madolche Hootcake in Attack Position.  He banished Leviair, Special Summoned Madolche Messengelato, and searched Madolche Chateau.  He attacked Mikazuchi with Messengelato; Lockamy kept Mikazuchi on the field by banishing Bujingi Hare.  Parra-Merrell attacked with Madolche Hootcake, and Lockamy fired back with Bujingi Crane; Hootcake was destroyed.  With no cards left in his opponent’s hand Parra-Merrell was free to attack over Mikazuchi with Heartlandraco, destroying the Bujin.  In Main Phae 2 Parra-Merrell activated Chateau and returned a Hootcake and two Anjelly to his Deck.  Ticket got him Madolche Magileine.  He Set Torrential Tribute.


Lockamy topdecked Soul Charge!  He activated it, bringing back Bujin Mikazuchi, Bujin Yamato, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear, and Bujingi Crane, but losing everything to Torrential Tribute!  Lockamy immediately moved to Game 3, knowing that Parra-Merrell would finish him off with Madolche Magileine next turn.




Soul Drain secures the early game and Parra-Merrell buys himself the time he needs to quickly assemble his combos, securing Game 2 in a controlled fashion!  This Match was going to Game 3 – nine minutes remained in the Match.


Lockamy searched Bujin Mikazuchi with Fire Formation – Tenki, and Normal Summoned Bujin Yamato.  He Set two cards to his backrow and ended, searching Bujingi Crane and sending Bujingi Turtle to his Graveyard.  Lockamy banished it with D.D. Crow.


Parra-Merrell’s hand was D.D. Crow; Madolche Chateau; Madolche Anjelly; Madolche Hootcake; Madolche Mewfeuille; and Mystical Space Typhoon.  He activated Chateau, Normal Summoned Madolche Mewfeuille, and Special Summoned Madolche Hootcake.  He banished the Crow from his Graveyard to Special Summon Madolche Messengelato from his Deck, but Lockamy kept him from searching anything by negating Messengelato’s effect with Effect Veiler.  Parra-Merrell pressed on, overlaying Hootcake and Mewfeuille for M-X-Saber Invoker… only to lose it to Black Horn of Heaven!  Parra-Merrell Set Mystical Space Typhoon.


Lockamy attacked with Bujin Yamato, then activated Twister to destroy Chateau, letting Yamato run over Madolche Messengelato!  Yamato got Lockamy Bujingi Hare in the End Phase, and he sent it to the Graveyard.


Parra-Merrell drew Ice Hand and Set it.


Lockamy Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear, sent Tenki to the Graveyard and destroyed Ice Hand!  With nothing to destroy, Parra-Merrell couldn’t Special Summon, so he took two direct shots: one from Yamato, one from Bear, which searched another Tenki.  He flipped it in Main Phase 2 and Parra-Merrell cut him off with Mystical Space Typhoon.  Lockamy searched and yarded Bujingi Quilin with Yamato.


Parra-Merrell drew and activated Upstart Goblin, drawing Fire Hand.  He had 3700 Life Points to Lockamy’s 8500.  He Summoned Madolche Anjelly, Tributed it to Special Summon Madolche Hootcake and activated its effect, banishing Anjelly to Summon Madolche Messengelato.  Parra-Merrell searched Madolche Ticket, activated it, and ended.


Lockamy hit him with Mystical Space Typhoon and Quilin next turn, leaving nothing but Messengelato on the field.  He Summoned Bujin Mikazuchi, attacked, and it was all over!




John Lockamy takes a tight 2-1 victory over Ryan Parra-Merrell, as Bujins eke out the win over Madolches!  Lockamy moves on undefeated.