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Round 6 Feature Match: Garrison Valliere Versus Nareg Torossian

May 18th, 2014

Long Island’s Garrison Valliere is competing this weekend with a “Hand” Deck featuring Don Zaloog. He uses Fire Hand and Ice Hand to destroy his opponents’ Spells, Traps, and monsters, and uses Don Zaloog to discard cards from his opponent’s hand. Valliere’s controlling Hands have been difficult for opponents to overcome this weekend, allowing him to pilot his Deck to its current 4-1 record. Now, he’s Dueling against Nareg Torossian – a Fire Fist Duelist from Boston who’s hoping that his conventional strategy will be able to triumph over Valliere’s unique Hands. Which one of these Duelists will advance to a 5-1 record? We’re about to find out! It’s time to Duel!

 

Duel One

 

Valliere opened up Duel 1 with Dark Hole, Royal Decree, Forbidden Lance, Book of Moon, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Forbidden Chalice. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon and then ended his turn.

 

Torossian activated Fire Formation – Tenki; but Valliere Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it. Torossian Set a back row and passed.

 

Torossian

 

Valliere drew another Forbidden Lance and then Set Royal Decree and Book of Moon to his back row.

 

Torossian activated Fire Formation – Tenki and used its effect to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit from his Deck to his hand. Next, he Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster and activated its effect by sending his face-up Tenki to the Graveyard. He Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck and then activated it to Normal Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit from his hand. Valliere flipped Book of Moon to try to put Rooster face-down and Torossian Chained Forbidden Lance to make it immune to the Book of Moon. Next, Torossian Tuned Rooster with Spirit to Synchro Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince and used its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from his Deck. He used Rooster’s effect to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. Next, Torossian used his Rooster’s effect to send his face-up Tensu to the Graveyard and Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck. Valliere flipped Royal Decree and then Torossian attacked directly with Rooster and Horse Prince. Torossian Set 2 more cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Valliere activated Fire Formation – Tenki, and Torossian Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it. Valliere activated Dark Hole next, clearing the field.

 

Torossian Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear next turn and attacked directly with it, dropping Valliere down to 2300 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Torossian activated Pot of Duality, revealing Fire Formation – Tensu, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Mystical Space Typhoon from the top of his Deck. He added the Bear to his hand and then shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck.

 

Valliere drew Coach Soldier Wolfbark next turn. He Summoned it to the field and then attacked Bear with it. Torossian flipped Forbidden Lance to target Wolfbark, and then Valliere flipped Forbidden Lance to target Bear. Both monsters were destroyed in battle.

 

Torossian flipped Fire Formation – Gyokkou to pin down Valliere’s back row and then Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He attacked directly with it to Set Tenki from his Deck and then flipped Tenki to add Wolfbark to his hand.

 

Valliere drew Summoner Monk next turn and then conceded, unable to Summon monsters early enough in the Duel to gain momentum.

 

Nareg Torossian makes short work of Garrison Valliere in Duel 1, but Valliere is hoping to turn things around in Duel 2!

 

Duel Two

 

Valliere opened up Duel 2 with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Mind Crush, Ice Hand, Summoner Monk, Fire Hand, and Fire Formation – Tenki. He Set Fire Hand and Mind Crush before ending his turn.

 

Valliere

 

Torossian Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard and Tributed it to activate its effect and Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He flipped Tenki to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit from his Deck to his hand and Valliere flipped Mind Crush, forcing Torossian to discard Spirit. Torossian activated Pot of Duality next, revealing Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Cardcar D, and Bottomless Trap Hole from the top of his Deck. He added Bottomless Trap Hole to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Torossian Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Valliere drew another Mind Crush and Set it along with Tenki. He Summoned Ice Hand and attacked directly, dropping Torossian down to 6600 Life Points.

 

Torossian activated Soul Charge and gave up 2000 Life Points to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit from his Graveyard. He Tributed Leopard to Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck with Leopard’s effect and then flipped Gyokkou to pin down Valliere’s Mind Crush. Next, he Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. He sent his face-up Fire Formation – Tenki to his Graveyard to activate Rooster’s effect and Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. Next, he flipped Tenki and added Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. He Tuned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit to Synchro Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince in Defense Position and then used Horse Prince’s effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster to his field. He added Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla from his Deck to his hand with Rooster’s effect. Next, Torossian used his Rooster’s effect to send his face-up Tenki to the Graveyard and Set Tensu from his Deck.

 

Valliere drew another copy of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear next turn. He flipped his face-down Fire Formation – Tenki and used its effect to add Coach Soldier Wolfbark from his Deck to his hand. Next, he Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to the field, and Valliere flipped Bottomless Trap Hole to banish it from the Duel. Valliere Flip Summoned Fire Hand next, and Torossian flipped Vanity’s Emptiness. Fire Hand attacked and destroyed Rooster, and Vanity’s Emptiness went down with it. In Main Phase 2, Valliere combined his Fire Hand with Ice Hand to Xyz Summon Number 103: Ragnazero, and used its effect to destroy Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince, boosted by 2 Fire Formations. He drew Royal Decree off of Ragnazero’s effect, and Set it before ending his turn.

 

Torossian used his Tensu’s Normal Summon to Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla and then sent Tensu to the Graveyard to destroy Valliere’s face-down Royal Decree. Next, Torossian activated Pot of Duality, revealing Fire Formation – Tenki, Cardcar D, and Fire Formation – Tensu from the top of his Deck. He added Cardcar D to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Torossian Summoned Cardcar D. He Set a card to his back row and then Tributed Cardcar D to draw 2 cards and end his turn.

 

Valliere drew Forbidden Lance and then Summoned Bear. He sent Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Gorilla and then attacked directly with Bear and Ragnazero to drop Torossian down to 600 Life Points He Set Tenki from his Deck with Bear’s effect, and flipped Tenki in Main Phase 2 to add another Bear to his hand. Valliere Set Forbidden Lance before ending his turn.

 

Torossian activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Valliere’s face-down Forbidden Lance and then flipped Fire Formation – Tensu. Next, he Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear; but Valliere detached an Xyz Material from Number 103: Ragnazero to destroy the Bear and draw Full House from his Deck. Torossian Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and activated its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla from his Graveyard. He combined Gorilla with Wolfbark to Xyz Summon Evilswarm Exciton Knight. He detached an Xyz Material from Evilswarm Exciton Knight to destroy all cards on the field and then ended his turn.

 

Valliere Summoned Woolfbark next turn and Torossian immediately conceded with only 600 Life Points remaining.

 

Garrison Valliere comes from behind with Number 103: Ragnazero to win Duel 2! Nareg Torossian will be going first in Duel 3!

 

Duel Three

 

Torossian started off Duel 3 by activating Fire Formation – Tenki to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard to his hand and then Summoned Leopard to the field. He Tributed Leopard to activate its effect and Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck. Torossian Set 2 more cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Valliere opened up with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Fire Formation – Tenki, Full House, 2 copies of Fire Hand, and Forbidden Lance. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki, but Torossian Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it. Next, he Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Torossian flipped Bottomless Trap Hole to try to banish it, but Valliere Chained Forbidden Lance to protect it. Bear attacked directly to inflict 800 points of damage, and Valliere Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck with the effect of Bear. Valliere Set Full House before ending his turn.

 

Torossian flipped Gyokkou to pin down Valliere’s face-down Full House and then activated Soul Charge. He gave up 1000 Life Points to Special Summon Leopard from his Graveyard and then Tributed Leopard to use its effect and Set Tenki from his Deck. He flipped Tenki, adding Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit from his Deck to his hand with its effect. He Summoned Spirit to the field and used its effect to Special Summon Leopard from his Graveyard. Next, he Tuned Spirit with Leopard to Synchro Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince and activated Horse Prince’s effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from his Deck. He used Rooster’s effect to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla to his hand and then activated Rooster’s effect to send his face-up Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard and Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. He flipped Tensu and then used Tensu’s effect to Normal Summon another Rooster from his hand. He combined 2 Roosters to Xyz Summon Ghostrick Alucard and gave up an Xyz Material to destroy Torossian’s face-down Fire Formation – Tenki.

 

Valliere drew Mystical Space Typhoon next turn and then Summoned Fire Hand. He combined Fire Hand with Bear to Xyz Summon Number 103: Ragnazero and attacked Alucard to destroy it. Next, he detached an Xyz Material from Number 103: Ragnazero to destroy Horse Prince and draw Soul Charge from his Deck. Valliere Set Mystical Space Typhoon before ending his turn.

 

Torossian used Tensu’s extra Summon to Summon Bear, and Valliere flipped Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Torossian’s Gyokkou. Next, Valliere detached an Xyz Material from Number 103: Ragnazero to destroy Bear and draw a card from his Deck. Next, Torossian activated Fire Formation – Tenki to add another Bear to his hand. He Normal Summoned it and then sent Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Number 103: Ragnazero. He attacked directly with Bear to drop Valliere down to 6300 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, he flipped Tenki to add Wolfbark to his hand and Set a card to his back row. Torossian Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Valliere activated Soul Charge, giving up 2000 Life Points to Special Summon Bear and Fire Hand from his Graveyard. He combined both monsters to Xyz Summon Number 103: Ragnazero and then Normal Summoned Banisher of the Radiance. He detached Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from Number 103: Ragnazero to use Ragnazero’s effect and destroy Torossian’s Bear while drawing a card from his Deck.

 

Torossian Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. He attacked Banisher of the Radiance with Gorilla, and Valliere detached an Xyz Material from Number 103: Ragnazero to destroy Gorilla and draw Royal Decree from his Deck. In Main Phase 2, Torossian Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear; but he couldn’t use its effect to send a Fire Formation to the Graveyard since Banisher of the Radiance was on the field!

 

Valliere drew Fire Formation – Tenki next turn. He Normal Summoned Summoner Monk and discarded Tenki from his hand to Special Summon another Summoner Monk from his Deck. He combined both Monks to Xyz Summon Number 66: Master Key Beetle and then detached an Xyz Material from Master Key Beetle to protect Ragnazero. Ragnazero attacked and destroyed Bear, and then direct attacks from Banisher of the Radiance and Number 66: Master Key Beetle dropped Torossian down to 1500 Life Points.

 

Torossian used his Tensu’s Summon to Summon Coach Soldier Wolfbark and activated its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Graveyard. He combined Bear with Wolfbark to Xyz Summon Number 82: Heartlandraco and then detached Bear from Heartlandraco to attack directly with it. Valliere activated Full House in the End Phase to destroy all of Torossian’s back rows along with his own face-down Royal Decree!

 

Full House

 

On his next turn, Valliere’s field of monsters wiped out Number 82: Heartlandraco and the rest of Torossian’s Life Points!

 

Garrison Valliere is moving on with a 5-1 record using Don Zaloog in his Deck!