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Round 4 Feature Match: Dean Arbuckle vs. Lucas Johnson

May 13th, 2017

Coming into Round 4, there are still a few Zefra Decks floating around in the sea of True King, True Draco and Zoodiac Decks.  This round, we’re featuring Dean Arbuckle from Winston-Salem, North Carolina with his Zefra Deck taking on Lucas Johnson from Muskegon, Michigan with a 60-card Infernoid Zoodiac Deck.  Can Zefras keep the wins coming?  Let’s find out!  It’s time to Duel!

Duel 1

Arbuckle won the roll and elected to go first. He started with a hand of Zoodiac Barrage, Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju, Zefra Providence, Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing, and Armageddon Knight. He started off with Zefra Providence, adding Oracle of Zefra to his hand, and then activated Oracle to add Zefraath. He then activated Zoodiac Barrage, destroying it to Special Summon Zoodiac Ratpier. He then Xyz Summoned Zoodiac Hammerkong and then Zoodiac Broadbull. He used both effects, Special Summoning another Zoodiac Ratpier and adding Lunalight Black Sheep to his hand, and then discarded it to get Fusion Substitute. He then Xyz Summoned Zoodiac Chakanine over Broadbull, using its effect, detaching the last Xyz Material to Special Summon Zoodiac Hammerkong. He then Normal Summoned Armageddon Knight using its effect to send Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite to the Graveyard. He used Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite’s effect, bouncing back Armageddon Knight to Special Summon the Blackwing. He activated Fusion Substitute for Elder Entity Norden, then used that effect to Special Summon Zoodiac Ratpier from the Graveyard. He then Xyz Summoned Daigusto Emeral and used the effect, detaching Elder Entity Norden and sending all 3 Xyz Monsters in the Graveyard back to the Extra Deck to draw Satellarknight Zefrathurban. He then activated Zefraath and sent Shaddoll Zefracore from the Deck to the Extra Deck. The 2 Ratpiers were used to Xyz Symmon another Zoodiac Broadbull and its effect was used to search for a Zoodiac Whiptail. He activated Satellarknight Zefrathurban and then Pendulum Summoned Zefracore and Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing. He used Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing’s effect to add Zefra War to his hand. He then used Zefracore and Satellarknight Zefrathurban to Xyz Summon Abyss Dweller. He then Summoned a Zoodiac Drident on top of the Broadbull then used the Graveyard effect of Fusion Substitute, sending back Elder Entity Norden to the Extra Deck to draw another copy of Zefra Providence. He Set Zefra War and passed turn.


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Johnson drew for turn and Normal Summoned Fairy Tail – Snow, whose effect targeted Zoodiac Drident, which was chained to destroy Snow. Johnson then activated Instant Fusion, Special Summoning Elder Entity Norden, which in turn Special Summoned Snow. After that resolved, Arbuckle activated Zefra War, destroying Zefraniu and Elder Entity Norden, which banished Fairy Tail – Snow because Elder Entity Norden left the field. Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing’s effect activated, searching for another Oracle of Zefra. Johnson pressed on by activating Void Vanishment, discarding Infernoid Seitsemas and adding Void Feast to his hand. He Set one card to his back row before passing.

Arbuckle drew Stellarknight Zefraxciton. Johnson activated Void Feast, sending Void Vanishment to the Graveyard and Special Summoning 2 copies of Infernoid Decatron and an Infernoid Sjette. The Decatrons sent Infernoid Onuncu and Infernoid Devyaty to the Graveyard. Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju came down next, Tributing the Devyaty copy of Decatron. He then Flip Summoned Zoodiac Drident, and activated Daigusto Emeral’s effect. Sjette’s effect was Chained, Tributing Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju to banish one of the targeted monsters (Zoodiac Ratpier). Arbuckle Normal Summoned Armageddon Knight and used the effect to send Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm to the Graveyard. Arbuckle then activated Zoodiac Whiptail’s effect from his hand, attaching it to Zoodiac Drident. In the Battle Phase, Zoodiac Drident attacked into Infernoid Decatron, banishing it. Zoodiac Drident’s effect was used to destroy Sjette, and the rest of the monsters attacked, putting Johnson at 2100 LP. In Main Phase 2, Arbuckle activated Zefra Providence, adding Zefra War to his hand. He then replaced his on-field copy of Oracle of Zefra with the copy from his hand, searching for Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing which was activated into the vacant Pendulum Zone. Zefraath’s effect came down next, sending Satellarknight Zefrathurban from the Main Deck to the Extra Deck and changing Zefraath’s Scale to 1. Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing was Pendulum Summoned searching for another copy of Zefra Providence. He passed at that point.




Johnson banished 3 Infernoids to Special Summon Infernoid Onuncu from the Graveyard. Onuncu’s effect activated to destroy all monsters on the field, Zoodiac Drident was chained to destroy the Onuncu and Zefra Providence was used to prevent Zefrainu from being destroyed. When the Zefracore under the Abyss Dweller was sent to the Graveyard, its effect Special Summoned Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing from the Pendulum Zone, giving him a total of 2 on the field. Johnson Normal Summoned Whiptail, then put a Zoodiac Boarbow and a Zoodiac Broadbull on top of it. Zoodiac Broadbull’s effect searched for another copy of Whiptail. Then Zoodiac Chakanine and Zoodiac Drident came down, and Johnson activated Void Vanishment, sending another Seistemas to the Graveyard to add another Void Feast to his hand. He then banished 2 Infernoids to Special Summon the Seitsemas. He activated the in-hand Whiptail on the already stacked Zoodiac Drident and attacked into the Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing that was Special Summoned from the Pendulum Zone, banishing it. Seitmas then attacked into the other Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing, bouncing off for no damage, and its effect was used to banish Zefraath.

Arbuckle drew Armageddon Knight. He activated Zefra Providence, adding Zefraath to his hand. After it resolved, Johnson flipped Void Feast face-up, Special Summoning Infernoid Decatron and another Seitsemas. Decatron sent another Onuncu to the Graveyard. Arbuckle then activated Zefraath in the Pendulum Zone, but Johnson Chained Zoodiac Drident’s effect, trying to destroy it; but Arbuckle protected it by banishing Zefra Providence from the Graveyard. He then Normal Summoned Stellarknight Zefraxciton, attacking into the Decatron. In Main Phase 2, Arbuckle used Zefraath’s effect to send another Stellarknight Zefraxciton to the Extra Deck. He Set Zefra War and passed.

Johnson went into the Battle Phase and attacked into Stellarknight Zefraxciton, taking some damage and banishing the Stellarknight Zefraxciton. One Seitsemas attacked into Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing, but Arbuckle activated Zefra War, targeting both monsters in battle. Johnson Chained Seitsemas’s effect, Tributing it to banish a Zefra Providence form the Graveyard. He attacked with the other Seitsemas. In Main Phase 2, Johnson put a Zoodiac Broadbull over the Zoodiac Drident, and used its effect to search for another Whiptail. Zoodiac Tigermortar came down, then another Zoodiac Drident on top of that.




Arbuckle drew Zoodiac Thoroughblade for turn. From the Graveyard, he activated Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm’s effect, but Johnson chained Seitsemas’s effect, Tributing itself to banish Darkwurm. He Normal Summoned Zoodiac Thoroughblade but Johnson used Zoodiac Drident to destroy it. Oracle of Zefra came down and searched for Zefraath. At this point, Arbuckle elected to concede the first game and go to Duel 2.


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Duel 2

Arbuckle started off with a hand of Zoodiac Barrage, Twin Twisters, Oracle of Zefra, Zefra Providence and Zefraath. He started off with Oracle, adding Satellarknight Zefrathurban to his hand. He then activated Zefra Providence, adding Shaddoll Zefracore to his hand. Zefraath was activated, and Arbuckle used its effect to send Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing to the Extra Deck. Zoodiac Barrage was activated next, destroying itself to Special Summon Zoodiac Ratpier, which turned into Zoodiac Hammerkong, which turned into Zoodiac Broadbull, whose effect was used to Special Summon Zoodiac Ratpier from the Deck and search for Lunalight Black Sheep which was discarded to search for Fusion Substitute. Zoodiac Chakanine was overlaid over the Zoodiac Broadbull, and Zoodiac Chakanine’s effect was used to Special Summon Zoodiac Hammerkong from the Graveyard. The 2 monsters were used for Fusion Substitute Fusion Summoning Elder Entity Norden, whose effect Special Summoned Zoodiac Ratpier from the Graveyard, and the 2 were used to Xyz Summon Daigusto Emeral. Satellarknight Zefrathurban was activated next, then Arbuckle Pendulum Summoned Zefracore and Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing from the Extra Deck. Zefracore’s effect Special Summoned the Satellarknight Zefrathurban from the Pendulum Zone. Zefracore and Zoodiac Ratpier were used to Xyz Summon Tornado Dragon!  He used Oracle of Zefra’s effect to draw a card and discard a card. He drew and discarded D.D. Crow. He then activated Daigusto Emeral’s effect, sending back 3 Zoodiac Xyz Monsters to draw Instant Fusion. He then activated Fusion Substitute from the Graveyard, sending back Elder Entity Norden to draw Stellarknight Zefraxciton. He activated Instant Fusion to Summon Elder Entity Norden, not Special Summoning anything with its effect due to a full field, then Xyz Summoned Zoodiac Broadbull using Elder Entity Norden and Satellarknight Zefrathurban as Xyz Materials. He used Zoodiac Broadbull’s effect to add Whiptail to hand. He put Zoodiac Drident on top of Zoodiac Broadbull and Set 2 cards. At this point, time in the round was called.

Johnson started off with Raigeki!  Arbuckle used Zefra Providence to keep Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing around but everything else hit the Graveyard. Johnson then followed-up with That Grass Looks Greener!  He sent the top 28 cards from his Deck to the Graveyard, sending 12 Infernoids!  Other notable cards included Void Seer, Zoodiac Ramram and Bujin Hiruko. He banished 3 Infernoids from the Graveyard to Special Summon Infernoid Devyaty. Its effect activated to clear the field of Spells and Traps, leaving Arbuckle with a completely empty field. Johnson activated Void Imagination which would reduce the Level of all of his on-field Infernoids to 1, allowing Johnson to flood the field with Infernoid monsters!   He Special Summoned Infernoid Onuncu from the Graveyard, then banished 2 more to Special Summon Infernoid Seitsemas, then Normal Summoned Zoodiac Ratpier. Zoodiac Boarbow came down, then Zoodiac Broadbull, which searched for Whiptail. That Whiptail was activated, attaching as a Material, then Zoodiac Tigermortar came down, swapping materials. Zoodiac Chakanine was Summoned next, its effect being used to Special Summon the Zoodiac Ramram. Johnson attacked with all of the Infernoids, then Zoodiac Drident. After Zoodiac Drident attacked, Johnson used its effect to destroy Zoodiac Ramram, whose effect activated, Special Summoning the Zoodiac Whiptail that was detached. Then Whiptail attacked. Next, Fairy Tail – Snow‘s effect was activated from the Graveyard, banishing the on-field Whiptail and 6 more cards from the Graveyard to Special Summon Snow to the field. That put enough damage on the field to end the Match!


round 4 game 2


A back and forth first Duel is met with a blowout in Duel 2 as Lucas Johnson moves on with a 3-1 record!