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Round 2 Feature Match: Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza vs. Diego Aldo Santiago Delgado

October 7th, 2017

Our Round 2 Feature Match showcases another all-star Duelist: World Champion Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza, from Panama! De Obaldia is betting it all on his Pendulum Magician Deck today. He’s faced by Diego Aldo Santiago Delgado, from right her in Guadalajara. Santiago is using True Draco, so this will be a matchup of the two most popular strategies over the last few weeks.

Duel 1

De Obaldia won the dice roll and chose to play first. He began with a hand of Oafdragon Magician, Double Iris Magician, 2 Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, and Wisdom-Eye Magician. He led with Oafdragon and Wisdom-Eye Magician, using Wisdom-Eye’s effect to place Double Iris from his Deck in the Pendulum Zone. He Normal Summoned Skullcrobat Joker to add Harmonizing Magician to his hand. He Pendulum Summoned Wisdom-Eye from his Extra Deck and Skullcrobat Joker, Double Iris, and Harmonizing Magician from his hand! Harmonizing’s effect Special Summoned White Wing Magician as well. He tuned White Wing to Wisdom-Eye for PSY-Framelord Omega, and banished it to banish Disciples of the True Dracophoenix from Santiago’s hand. He then tuned Harmonizing to Skullcrobat Joker for another Omega, and banished it and Terraforming from Santiago’s hand. Finally, he stacked Skullcrobat Joker and Double Iris for Tornado Dragon. He used Oafdragon’s effect to add Wisdom-Eye Magician to his hand, then used Double Iris’s Pendulum Effect on Tornado Dragon. That let him add Time Pendulumgraph to his hand. He played Wisdom-Eye in his Pendulum Zone and used it to get Purple Poison Magician in its place. He Set Time Pendulumgraph to finish his turn.

Santiago True Draco Apocalypse, then Tributed it for Majesty Maiden, the True Dracocaster! The effect of Apocalypse destroyed Tornado Dragon. He activated Dragonic Diagram, using it to destroy Spellbook Magician of Prophecy from his hand and add True Draco Heritage to his hand. He activated it to draw a card. Then, he used its other effect to Tribute Summon. De Obaldia responded by flipping Time Pendulumgraph, destroying his Purple Poison Magician and Santiago’s Majesty Maiden. Santiago used Majesty Maiden’s effect to add Ignis Heat, the True Dracowarrior to his hand. Time Pendulumgraph resolved, destroying Majesty Maiden, then Heritage resolved, letting Santiago Tribute Heritage to play Ignis Heat. Heritage’s effect activated to destroy Time Pendulumgraph, and Purple Poison’s effect destroyed Ignis Heat!

De Obaldia drew Wisdom-Eye Magician, and returned his Omegas to the field. He played Wisdom-Eye, then used Oafdragon to get Harmonizing Magician to his hand. He Pendulum Summoned Harmonizing Magician from his hand and Wisdom-Eye Magician from his Extra Deck, and Santiago conceded!

De Obaldia opened up with a huge double Omega play, severely cutting Santiago’s options. A well timed Time Pendulumgraph sealed the deal for him, never letting Santiago get anything started. Santiago chose to play second again for the next game.

Duel 2

De Obaldia opened up with a hand of Duelist Alliance, 2 Cosmic Cyclone, Harmonizing Magician, and Purple Poison Magician. He played Purple Poison in his back row, followed by Duelist Alliance to get Pendulum Call. He activated it, discarding Harmonizing Magician to add another Harmonizing Magician and Double Iris Magician to his hand. He played Double Iris in his back row, Pendulum Summoned Harmonizing Magician, and Special Summoned Double Iris from his Deck. He Xyz Summoned Timestar Magician, which added Performapal Skullcrobat Joker to his hand. He Set his pair of Cosmic Cyclones to finish.

Santiago Set one card in his back row, then played True Draco Heritage. He activated its effect to let him Tribute Summon, and De Obaldia responded with Cosmic Cyclone to banish Heritage. Santiago continued by Normal Summoning Aleister the Invoker, adding Invocation to his hand. He activated it, fusing Aleister with Majesty Maiden, the True Dracocaster, for Invoked Raidjin! Raidjin flipped Timestar face-down, then destroyed it in battle. In Main Phase 2, Invocation’s effect returned to the Deck and returned Aleister to Santiago’s hand. In the End Phase, De Obaldia used Cosmic Cyclone to banish Santiago’s Set True King’s Return.

De Obaldia drew Allure of Darkness. He still had Purple Poison and Double Iris in his Pendulum Zones, with Skullcrobat Joker also in hand. He Normal Summoned Joker to add Wisdom-Eye Magician to his hand. He then used Double Iris’s effect to double Skullcrobat Joker’s damage this turn, and Double Iris was destroyed. That let him add Star Pendulumgraph to his hand. He played Star Pendulumgraph and Wisdom-Eye Magician, used Wisdom-Eye’s effect, and Santiago destroyed it with Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit! De Obaldia’s Pendulumgraph added Black Fang Magician to his hand. Allure of Darkness let him draw Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Wisdom-Eye Magician, and he banished Black Fang. He played Wisdom-Eye for the second time this turn, this time successfully using its effect to place a Black Fang Magician in his Pendulum Zone. He Pendulum Summoned Double Iris from his Extra Deck, then used Black Fang’s Pendulum Effect on Raidjin. Black Fang was destroyed and revived a Double Iris from the Graveyard (previously an Xyz Material on the Timestar Magician). He moved into his Battle Phase,  and sent Skullcrobat Joker to attack the weakened Raidjin. Santiago used Raidjin’s effect to flip itself into face-down Defense Position, and De Obaldia used his Purple Poison’s effect to boost Joker and win the battle. He sent both his Double Iris Magicians to attack directly. In Main Phase 2, He stacked Joker with a Double Iris for Tornado Dragon.

Santiago Set a card in his back row, then Normal Summoned Aleister. De Obaldia shut down Aleister with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, and Santiago had no followup.

De Obaldia drew his third Double Iris Magician, and put it in his Pendulum Zone. He used its effect on his other Double Iris, then added Time Pendulumgraph to his hand. Star Pendulumgraph’s effect also added Purple Poison Magician to his hand. He played it in his Pendulum Zone, and moved to the Battle Phase. Double Iris attacked Aleister, and Purple Poison boosted it to 2700 ATK! With the damage boost from Double Iris earlier, this battle dealt 3400 damage to Santiago! Tornado Dragon attacked, ending the Duel!

Galileo De Obaldia is victorious, with Pendulum Magicians!