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Round 5 Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Justin Morales

August 27th, 2016

Billy Brake is a three-time Champion with three YCS wins under his belt, and it was five years ago almost to the day, when he captured his first title right here in Toronto.  That was 2011, and the Deck was Plant Synchro – Brake realized that Maxx “C” was a good card before anyone else and won that YCS because of it.  Now he’s back in contention with Domain Monarchs, the most recognized and conventional Deck in competition. Billy Brake is representing CoreTCG – an Official Tournament Store located in Pasadena, California. CoreTCG is one of many Konami Official Tournament Stores at which fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME can Duel. You can find a Konami Official Tournament Store near you by using the locator available here!

Brake’s opponent, Justin Morales, is taking an approach to the tournament that is the exact opposite of the approach Brake is taking. Unlike Brake, who is using a tried-and-true Domain Monarch Deck, Morales is running a unique Majespecter Metalfoes Deck made possible by The Dark Illusion.  Morales is from Brampton, just outside the Toronto city limits, and a win over Brake would be huge.  Could he manage it?  We’re about to find out.

Brake opted to go first and opened with Eidos the Underworld Squire; two copies of Tenacity of the Monarchs; and double Kuraz the Light Monarch.  He activated Tenacity, revealing Kuraz, to search for Pantheism of the Monarchs, then activated it and discarded the second Tenacity to draw Erebus the Underworld Monarch and a second Eidos.  He banished Pantheism to present three copies of Domain of the True Monarchs from his Deck, adding one to his hand.  He Normal Summoned Eidos for its effect, activated Domain to cut Erebus’ Level, and Morales blasted Domain on the Chain with Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit!  That was crippling.

“Tribute,” announced Brake, sacking off Eidos for Kuraz.  “No effect.  Go ahead.”

Morales Summoned Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku to search for Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin, then activated Metalfoes Volflame.  He used its effect to destroy Raccoon and searched his Deck to Set Metalfoes Fusion to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.  He activated Unicorn to complete his Pendulum Scale, then Pendulum Summoned Raccoon and Kirin in Defense Position.

Morales flipped Metalfoes Fusion, fused his on-field Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku and Metalfoes Steelen from his hand, and Fusion Summoned Metalfoes Adamante.  He returned Metalfoes Fusion to his Deck to draw a card and attacked over Kuraz with Adamante.  He Set one card to his back row.

Brake ripped another Pantheism from the top of his Deck.  He Normal Summoned his second Eidos and Morales bumped it away with his Unicorn’s effect, returning Unicorn to his hand.  Brake Set Pantheism.

Morales Normal Summoned Metalfoes Goldriver and Brake immediately conceded, knowing that Morales was about to build a giant field and take him out.  With so many matches going to time today, the veteran Brake knew when to pack it in and move to Duel 2.




Billy Brake opens with a terribly weak hand in the first Duel, and Justin Morales has the Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit to keep Brake from of his only available out. Ghost Ogre has been a huge card so far today, and if Morales could score one more win like that he’d be sitting pretty heading into Round 6.

Brake opened the second Duel with two Edea the Heavenly Squire; Twin Twisters; The Monarchs Stormforth; and Kuraz the Light Monarch.  It wasn’t great, but he’d have a good chance if he could make the most of that Twin Twisters. He Summoned Edea, drawing out Morales’ Effect Veiler.  He Set Twin Twisters to finish out.


Morales blew away Brake’s Twisters with Mystical Space Typhoon: “No!  This is not going good,” remarked Brake, as Morales used Painful Decision to send a copy of Metalfoes Goldriver to his Graveyard and add another copy to his hand.  “Bunbuku?” asked Brake.  Morales Normal Summoned it wordlessly.  “Yup,” commented Brake, as Morales searched out Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin.  Morales activated Metalfoes Goldriver to destroy Raccoon, searched Metalfoes Combination from his Deck, and Set it.  He followed up with Metalfoes Volflame and Pendulum Summoned Unicorn and Raccoon; he attacked for 2400 points of damage total, destroying Edea and making a direct attack.  A second Set to the back row ended Morales’ turn.

Brake drew The Monarchs Stormforth and Normal Summoned his second Edea.  He Special Summoned Eidos the Underworld Squire from his Deck, and Morales bounced his Raccoon back to his hand with Kirin in response, bumping Eidos back to Brake’s hand.  Brake activated The Monarchs Stormforth, Set his second Stormforth, Tributed Unicorn for Kuraz the Light Monarch, and blew away his Edea and his Stormforth to draw Erebus the Underworld Monarch and Return of the Monarchs with Kuraz’s effect.  “Your turn.”

Morales Normal Summoned his Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku again, getting another Unicorn from his Deck.  He activated Metalfoes Combination, activated Goldriver’s effect to destroy Raccoon, and searched Metalfoes Fusion to Set it.  He flipped Metalfoes Counter too, searching his Deck to Special Summon Metalfoes Volflame.  He Pendulum Summoned two copies of Unicorn, a Raccoon, and even a Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer from his hand!  Morales went to bounce away his Raccoon with a Unicorn, but Brake knew when he was beaten and had seen enough.  He immediately offered the handshake.




“That’s Yu-Gi-Oh!,” remarked Brake, cheerful and totally unfazed as he congratulated his opponent.

Justin Morales capitalizes on weak hands from three-time Champion Billy Brake, and claims a lightning-fast pair of back-to-back wins!  Morales moves on undefeated with a 5-0 record with Majespecter Metalfoes.