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Round 6 Feature Match: Titto Maret vs. James Sooklaris

June 3rd, 2018

Welcome to Round 6, where we have a Sky Striker mirror -Match! Titto Maret is from here in New Jersey, while James Sooklaris made the trip all the way from San Francisco to compete this weekend. This Match will heavily depend on who can get three Spell Cards in their Graveyard the fastest so they can take control with the powerful effects of Sky Striker Spells.


Duel 1

Maret won the die roll and chose to play second. Sooklaris began with Sky Striker Ace – Raye, Tributing it to play Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku. He Set three cards in his back row, and had Shizuku negated by Maret’s Infinite Impermanence!

Maret had a hand of Sky Striker Ace – Raye, Called by the Grave, Metalfoes Fusion, Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!, and drew another Infinite Impermanence. He played Engage, and Sooklaris flipped Shared Ride! After a lot of thought, Maret added Sky Striker Maneuver – Afterburners! to his hand, and Sooklaris drew a card. He played Afterburners to destroy Shizuku, then Called by the Grave to banish Raye from Sooklaris’s Graveyard! He played his own Raye and attacked directly. In Main Phase 2 he Set Infinite Impermanence.

Sooklaris played Sky Striker Airspace – Area Zero. He used its effect on his Set card, and Chained it – Infinite Impermanence – on Maret’s Raye. Area Zero sent Infinite Impermanence to the Graveyard, and Sooklaris was able to add Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon to his hand. He Set a card and passed.



Maret drew Foolish Burial Goods, using it to send Metalfoes Fusion to the Graveyard. He attacked with Raye again, then Tributed her to play Sky Striker Ace – Kagari. He tried to add Afterburners to his hand, but Kagari was negated by Sooklaris’s Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor. Kagari attacked directly. Maret shuffled Metalfoes Fusion into his Deck to draw PSY-Framegear Gamma. Then, he used Kagari to play Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku. He tried to use its effect, but it was negated by Sooklaris’s Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring!

Sooklaris used Area Zero and Chained the targeted card, Shark Cannon, banishing Raye from Maret’s Graveyard. Area Zero added Engage to his hand, and he immediately played it to add Sky Striker Maneuver – Jamming Waves! to his hand and draw a card. Jamming Waves destroyed Shizuku, and Sooklaris played a second Engage! This time he added Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole to his hand, and drew another card. He activated it, sending Area Zero to the Graveyard, and Special Summoned Raye. He attacked directly with Raye, then Tributed it. Maret used PSY-Framegear Gamma, but Sooklaris had Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion to negate Gamma! Raye’s effect resolved and Special Summoned Kagari, which attacked directly for 2200 points of damage. Maret was down to 4300, while Sooklaris had 3500 Life Points. Sooklaris Set his last two cards in his back row.

Maret drew Pot of Desires! He played it, drawing Jamming Waves and another Pot of Desires. He Set Metalfoes Fusion and destroyed it with Jamming Waves, then destroyed Kagari. Sooklaris tried to use Raye, but Maret’s PSY-Framegear Gamma negated it and Special Summoned PSY-Frame Driver. Maret used Metalfoes Fusion to draw Raye. He Normal Summoned Raye and moved to the Battle Phase. He attacked, and Sooklaris used Widow Anchor to take control of Gamma, but it wasn’t enough! Driver destroyed Gamma in battle, and Raye wiped out Sooklaris’s remaining Life Points!



Duel 2

Sooklaris chose to play second in Duel 2. Maret had a hand of 2 Called by the Grave, Upstart Goblin, Typhoon, and Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole. He used Upstart to draw Engage. He played Multirole, then Engage to get Raye. He played Raye and Tributed it to play Kagari, adding Engage to his hand, and used it to get Widow Anchor. Kagari was used to play Shizuku, then he Set Widow Anchor, Typhoon, and one Called by the Grave. Multirole Set Engage on the field, and Shizuku added yet another Engage to his hand.

Sooklaris discarded Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones to play Twin Twisters, targeting Maret’s Called by the Grave and Widow Anchor. Maret Chained Widow Anchor, negating his own Shizuku (so he could use Multirole later). Sooklaris played Engage to get Raye, Summoned Raye, and used it to play Kagari, getting Engage back. Kagari attacked Shizuku, and Sooklaris used Called by the Grave to banish Raye from Maret’s Graveyard before he could Special Summon it! In Main Phase 2 Sooklaris played his own Shizuku and Set three cards in his back row. Shizuku activated, adding Engage to his hand in the End Phase. Maret used Multirole to Set Widow Anchor on the field.

Maret drew Reinforcement of the Army and activated it, and Sooklaris flipped Shared Ride! Maret added Raye to his hand. Maret used Multirole, targeting his Widow Anchor, and Chained it to steal Shizuku. He Normal Summoned Raye and attacked with both monsters. He then used Raye to play Kagari (not using the effect due to Shared Ride) and attacked with it. In Main Phase 2, he used Kagari and Shizuku to play Knightmare Phoenix, using its effect by discarding an Engage to try destroying one of Sooklaris’s Set cards – Sooklaris Chained a different Set card, Widow Anchor, to negate the Phoenix and take control of it for the turn. Maret flipped up Engage next, getting Sky Striker Maneuver – Afterburners! to his hand and drawing Pot of Desires. He played Afterburners to destroy his pilfered Phoenix, taking out Sooklaris’s Set Hornet Drones as well. He played Desires to draw Multirole and Metalfoes Fusion. In the End Phase, Maret used Multirole to Set Afterburners and Engage.



Sooklaris played Engage, getting Shark Cannon and drawing a card. He played Raye and attacked directly, dropping Maret to 6200 Life Points while he had 4200 himself. Just then, the round timer ended – the winner of the Duel would be determined after this Battle Phase. Sooklaris used Raye’s effect, and Maret flipped Called by the Grave to banish it from the Graveyard and negate it! Sooklaris Chained Shark Cannon from his hand, stealing Kagari from Maret’s Graveyard. However, it couldn’t attack due to Shark Cannon’s restriction! Sooklaris offered the handshake!

Titto Maret wins the Sky Striker dogfight!