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Round 5 Feature Match: Destin Kaspi versus Fernando Lopez

November 8th, 2015

For Round 5, we’re looking at Destin Kaspi, packing a unique Deck that combines Majespecters, Performages, Dracoslayers, and Gem-Knights! It’s a big variety of small combos that work well together. His opponent is Fernando Lopez, who is wielding a Qliphort Deck. Qliphorts are able to easily use a ton of Trap Cards to hamper their opponent’s plans, so he may be able to put a stop to Kaspi’s combos before they get going.

Duel 1

Lopez won the dice roll and chose to play second.

Kaspi’s opening hand was Brilliant Fusion, Performage Plushfire, Gem-Knight Garnet, Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, and Maxx “C”. He played Brilliant Fusion, sending Performage Damage Juggler and Garnet from his Deck to his Graveyard and Fusion Summoning Gem-Knight Seraphinite. He banished Damage Juggler to add Performage Mirror Conductor to his hand. He Normal Summoned Bunbuku and searched for Majespecter Fox – Kyubi. He Normal Summoned that as well, thanks to Seraphinite, and searched for Majespecter Tempest. He Set Tempest to finish.

Lopez played Qliphort Scout and used it to search for Qliphort Monolith, and played that to his Pendulum Zone as well. He Normal Summoned Qliphort Carrier, and Kaspi used Majespecter Tempest, Tributing Kyubi, to negate the Summon.

Kaspi drew Solemn Warning. He put Mirror Conductor and Plushfire in his Pendulum Zones, and Lopez flipped Lose 1 Turn. Kaspi Pendulum Summoned Garnet (from the hand) and Kyubi (from the Extra Deck). He attacked with Garnet, then Xyz Summoned King of the Feral Imps in Defense Position due to Lose 1 Turn. He Set Solemn Warning to finish.

Lopez Pendulum Summoned Qliphort Stealth, then Tribute Summoned Majesty’s Fiend only to lose it to Solemn Warning. Lopez used Scout to search for Re-qliate.

Kaspi drew Upstart Goblin. He used his King of the Feral Imps to search out Masked Chameleon. He put the King in Attack Position, then Pendulum Summoned Masked Chameleon (he couldn’t Normal Summon due to controlling Seraphinite). With his field of monsters, he finished Lopez off!

Destin Kaspi

Duel 2

Lopez chose to play second. Kaspi’s hand was Grand Horn of Heaven, Wavering Eyes, Maxx “C”, Performage Mirror Conductor, and Psi-Blocker. He Set Grand Horn and Wavering Eyes.

Lopez put Qliphort Helix and Qliphort Carrier in his Pendulum Zones. He attempted to Pendulum Summon another Helix, and Kaspi used Grand Horn to negate the Summon and move the turn into the Battle Phase. Lopez went to Main Phase 2, and played Upstart Goblin. He Normal Summoned Carrier and Set three to his back row. In the End Phase, Kaspi used Wavering Eyes! He dealt 500 damage, searched for Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer!

Kaspi drew Brilliant Fusion! He used it to send Damage Juggler and Garnet to the Graveyard, for Seraphinite in Defense Position. Damage Juggler’s effect gave him Performage Plushfire. He played Plushfire and Luster Pendulum to his Pendulum Zones. Luster destroyed Plushfire with its effect, getting him a new Plushfire and Special Summoning Performage Trick Clown. He Normal Summoned Plushfire and Xyz Summoned Diamond Dire Wolf, and lost it to Lopez’s Solemn Warning. Lopez flipped Skill Drain and Vanity’s Emptiness.

Lopez passed.

Kaspi drew Maxx “C” and Set it.

Lopez Set a back row card.

Kaspi drew Majespecter Fox – Kyubi and passed.

Lopez Normal Summoned Helix and attacked with it, destroying Maxx “C”. Carrier attacked directly.

Kaspi drew Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku and Set it.

Lopez destroyed Bunbuku and attacked directly.

Kaspi drew Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress. He played Mirror Conductor to his Pendulum Zone, and Luster destroyed it to get him a new copy. Kaspi Set Lyla.

Lopez Normal Summoned Qliphort Stealth, and it was all over! After the Duel, Kaspi wanted it known that the copies of Maxx “C” were not supposed to stay in the Deck. He’d made a mistake during Side Decking, and had an unpleasant surprise when he drew them!

Duel 3

Kaspi chose to play first. He began with Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, Majespecter Fox – Kyubi, Majespecter Tempest, Grand Horn of Heaven, and Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer. He put Luster and Kyubi in the Pendulum Zones, and used Luster to get a new copy of Kyubi. He played it, and Pendulum Summoned Kyubi from his Extra Deck and Bunbuku from his hand. They searched for new copies of Bunbuku and Tempest. He Set his Trap Cards.

Lopez Normal Summoned Qliphort Carrier and destroyed Bunbuku in battle. He Set one to his back row.

Kaspi drew Time-Space Trap Hole. He used Luster to destroy Kyubi, getting his last copy. He played it to the Pendulum Zone, and Pendulum Summoned Bunbuku and both Kyubi. Lopez flipped Soul Drain… and both players laughed, because Lopez had thought he’d had Skill Drain down! Kaspi breathed a sigh of relief and continued, stacking both Kyubi for Majester Paladin, the Ascending Dracoslayer! Majester Paladin destroyed Carrier, and Bunbuku attacked directly. In Main Phase 2, Kaspi Normal Summoned a second Bunbuku. In the End Phase, he searched for Plushfire with Paladin’s effect.

Lopez Normal Summoned Helix, and put Carrier in the Pendulum Zone. Helix destroyed Majester Paladin in battle.

Kaspi drew Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer. He Pendulum Summoned Luster, Plushfire, and Bunbuku from his hand.

Raccoon Mayhem

Next, he Synchro Summoned using Luster and Plushfire, for Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer! It destroyed the Carrier in the Pendulum Zone and shuffled the other Carrier back into the Deck! The three Raccoons and Ignister Prominence attacked directly!

Destin Kaspi is your victor, with his awesome Pendulum Deck!