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Top 16 Feature Match: Norberto Leon versus Austyn Ruoff

November 8th, 2015

Out of all the Duelists in the tournament, only SoCal Duelist Norberto Leon remains playing Burning Abyss. Now, he has to face Austyn Ruoff, from Wyoming, using Kozmos! Kozmos have been shown to be the dominant Deck here at YCS San Jose, but Leon wouldn’t have gotten this far if he couldn’t handle them. Will Leon advance, or will the new power of the Kozmos lead Ruoff to victory?


Duel 1

Leon won the roll and chose to play second. Ruoff began with Upstart Goblin. He Normal Summoned Kozmo Goodwitch.

Leon’s hand was Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss, Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and 3 copies of Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss! He drew Tour Guide From the Underworld. Leon Special Summoned Scarm and Normal Summoned Graff, and Ruoff used Goodwitch to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Destroyer! Its effect destroyed Scarm (and Scarm wouldn’t be able to activate, having used its Special Summon effect already). Leon opted to Special Summon another Graff from his hand, and Xyz Summoned Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss in Defense Position. He detached Graff, sending Scarm, Fire Lake, and The Traveler and the Burning Abyss to the Graveyard. Leon Set Fire Lake to finish.

T16 1

Ruoff Normal Summoned Honest. Dark Destroyer attacked Dante, and Ruoff activated Maxx “C”. Dante went down, and Leon used Dante and Graff’s effect. He put Traveler back to his hand, and Special Summoned Scarm in Defense Position. Honest went back to Ruoff’s hand, and he Set a back row card.

Leon drew Soul Charge. He played Graff, using it and Scarm to play Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss in Defense Position. Dante detached Graff to send Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and 2 Karma Cut to the Graveyard. Graff Special Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the Deck, in Defense Position. Leon Set Traveler to finish the turn.

Ruoff chose to simply end his turn.

Leon drew Foolish Burial. Dante detached Scarm, sending Torrential Tribute and 2 Travelers to the Graveyard. He Normal Summoned Tour Guide, causing Cir to self-destruct. Tour Guide and Cir activated, and Ruoff Chained Maxx “C”! Cir Special Summoned Dante, and Tour Guide Special Summoned Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Leon passed his turn in the face of Maxx “C”. In the End Phase, Scarm searched for Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

Ruoff went straight to his Battle Phase, and activated Emergency Teleport for Kozmo Farmgirl. Farmgirl attacked Tour Guide, and Leon flipped Fire Lake. He Tributed both copies of Dante, hitting his own Tour Guide, and Ruoff’s Farmgirl and back row card. Ruoff Chained Farmgirl’s effect, bringing down another Dark Destroyer. Ruoff’s Set Solemn Warning was destroyed, and both Tributed Dantes activated, putting Graff and Traveler in Leon’s hand. Dark Destroyer destroyed Farfa. Still in the Battle Phase, Dark Destroyer attacked directly. Leon took the 3000 damage, but blocked the second Dark Destroyer with The Traveler and the Burning Abyss. He revived 2 Dante and Farfa in Defense Position. Ruoff had Dark Destroyer hit a Dante, and Leon retrieved Traveler. Ruoff Set two to his back row.

T16 2

Leon drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He Normal Summoned Barbar, and Ruoff flipped Torrential Tribute! Dante got back Fire Lake, Barbar dealt 900 damage, and Ruoff replaced his Dark Destroyers with Kozmo Forerunner in Attack Position and Kozmo DOG Fighter in Defense Position. Now, Leon played Soul Charge! He targeted 2 Dante, but Ruoff flipped Vanity’s Emptiness! Leon Set both Traveler, Fire Lake, and Bottomless Trap Hole.

Ruoff gained 1000 Life Points with Forerunner. He Normal Summoned Honest and moved DOG Fighter to Attack Position. That left Leon with just 100 Life Points, to Ruoff’s 8100! Honest went back to his hand.

Leon drew Karma Cut. He Set Graff and Karma Cut.

Ruoff gained another 1000 Life Points. Forerunner attacked Graff, but DOG Fighter was hit by Karma Cut.

Leon drew Cir and Set it.

Ruoff gained more Life Points, and Normal Summoned Honest. Forerunner attacked, and Leon finally conceded!

Duel 2

Leon chose to play second. He led with Terraforming for Kozmotown, and used it to trade his Kozmo Goodwitch for another card. He Set three to his back row.

Leon’s hand was Mystical Space Typhoon, Traveler, Breakthrough Skill, Majesty’s Fiend, Barbar, and Cir. He Normal Summoned Barbar and attacked directly. Leon Set everything he could to his back row.

Ruoff moved straight to his Battle Phase, and activated Emergency Teleport. He brought out Kozmo Farmgirl, and banished her to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Destroyer! It destroyed Barbar with its effect, then swung for 3000 damage. In Main Phase 2, Ruoff got back Farmgirl with Kozmotown.

Leon drew Raigeki. He Set Cir.

Ruoff used Kozmotown, trading Farmgirl for something new. Dark Destroyer hit Cir, which revived Barbar.

Leon drew Torrential Tribute. He Tribute Summoned Majesty’s Fiend, and Ruoff flipped Torrential Tribute! Dark Destroyer Special Summoned Kozmo Forerunner from the Deck. Leon Set Torrential Tribute.

Austyn RuoffRuoff gained 1000 Life Points with Forerunner, then played Farmgirl. “I can do this now!” Leon said as he flipped his own Torrential Tribute. Forerunner replaced itself with a Farmgirl. It attacked directly, but had its effect negated by Breakthrough Skill. Ruoff got back Forerunner with Kozmotown, then returned it to the Deck to draw a new card. Leon had 3500 Life Points, to Ruoff’s 6300.

Leon drew Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He played Raigeki, but Farmgirl banished herself to Special Summon Dark Destroyer. It was destroyed by Raigeki, and it Special Summoned Forerunner. Leon Set Libic.

Ruoff gained 1000 Life Points, then retrieved Farmgirl with Kozmotown. He played her, then sent Forerunner to destroy Libic. Farmgirl attacked directly and searched out a new Forerunner. He banished Farmgirl and Special Summoned the Forerunner, and Leon had no choice but to use The Traveler and the Burning Abyss! He Special Summoned Libic. Ruoff ended his turn without attacking.

Leon drew Graff and Normal Summoned it. He stacked Graff and Libic for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, detaching Graff and sending Scarm, Graff, and Solemn Warning to the Graveyard. Graff Special Summoned Cir from the Deck. Leon ended his turn, getting Tour Guide with Scarm’s effect.

Ruoff gained 2000 Life Points thanks to his Forerunners. He used Kozmotown to get Farmgirl, then Normal Summoned Kozmo Strawman. He paid 500 Life Points to Special Summon Dark Destroyer and moved to the Battle Phase. Forerunner hit Cir, and it revived Graff. The second Forerunner destroyed Graff, and Leon Special Summoned Scarm. Dark Destroyer wiped out Scarm, then Ruoff used Strawman to play a second Dark Destroyer! It wiped out Dante with its effect, and both Dante and the attached Libic activated. Ruoff Chained Mind Crush, hitting Tour Guide From the Underworld. Dante returned Barbar to the hand, and Libic Special Summoned it! Dark Destroyer smashed Barbar, and it dealt 900 damage. Finally, Ruoff played Emergency Teleport! He got Farmgirl and attacked directly. Its effect got Kozmoll Wickedwitch to the hand, and Farmgirl Special Summoned it to end the Match!

T16 3

Austyn Ruoff is the victor, with Kozmo!