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Round 8 Feature Match: Jarrid Centamore vs. Anthony Xu

December 10th, 2022

We’re in the final Swiss Round in Day 1! For this Feature Match, we’re revisiting Jarrid Centamore, from New Jersey, who we saw in our Round 2 Feature Match. He won that Match, and is now seated at Table 1 with his Runick Naturia Deck! He’s up against Anthony Xu, from New York, piloting Tearlaments.

Duel 1

Centamore won the die roll and opted to play first. He kicked things off with Runick Destruction to Special Summon Hugin the Runick Wings. He used its effect, discarding another Runick Destruction for its effect, and Xu used Herald of Orange Light, discarding Keldo the Sacred Protector, to negate and destroy Hugin. Centamore played Triple Tactics Talent, revealing Xu’s hand of Keldo, Tearlaments Metanoise, and Mudora the Sword Oracle, shuffling away Keldo. Centamore played Naturia Camellia, sending Naturia Sacred Tree to the Graveyard. With Sacred Tree’s effect, he adding Naturia Blessing to his hand. He played Runick Flashing Fire next, and Special Summoned another Hugin. He Synchro Summoned Stardust Charge Warrior and drew a card with its effect. He activated Runick Tip, adding Runick Freezing Curses to his hand. He Set the two cards in his hand in his back row.

Xu activated Tearlaments Scheiren, and Centamore flipped Naturia Blessing. Xu responded with the Keldo in his Graveyard, shuffling away Camellia before it could be Special Summoned. Scheiren sent Mudora from Xu’s hand, and King of the Swamp, Tearlaments Cryme, and Tearlaments Havnis from his Deck. Xu fused Havnis with King of the Swamp into Tearlaments Kitkallos. Centamore used Runick Freezing Curses to negate Kitkallos. Kitkallos destroyed Stardust Charge Warrior in battle, and Scheiren attacked directly. He Set a back row card.

Centamore drew and passed the turn with no field and one card in his hand.

Xu activated Polymerization! He fused Kitkallos with Scheiren for Tearlaments Rulkallos. He then activated Kitkallos and Scheiren in the Graveyard, and Centamore conceded the first Duel!

Duel 2

Centamore began this time the same as last, with Runick Destruction to Special Summon Hugin. Hugin’s effect discarded Naturia Sunflower, adding Runick Fountain to his hand. “That’s literally the only card you don’t want to draw in that entire Deck!” Xu said lamented on behalf of his opponent. Centamore activated Fountain and passed.

Xu activated Primeval Planet Perlereino, adding Tearlaments Merrli to his hand. He activated Tearlaments Scream, then Normal Summoned Merrli. With their effects, he sent a total of 6 cards, including King of the Swamp and Keldo, but no Tearlaments. He activated Polymerization, fusing Merrli with Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard and Keldo the Sacred Protector in his hand, for Guardian Chimera. He activated Chimera’s, Merrli’s, and Kelbek’s effects. Centamore responded with Bystial Magnamhut to banish Merrli. Kelbek’s effect then sent 5 cards from each Deck. Chimera’s effect let him draw 2 cards and try to destroy Magnamhut before it could activate in a new Chain, but Centamore used Hugin to save it. Xu activated Agido the Ancient Sentinel and Tearlaments Reinoheart that were sent to the Graveyard, and Centamore used his sent Naturia Sacred Tree to add Naturia Mole Cricket to his hand. Reinoheart returned to the field, sending Tearlaments Havnis in the process, and then Agido sent another 5 cards from each Deck to the Graveyard. Another series of effects activated, with another Sacred Tree from Centamore, and Havnis from Xu. Centamore banished Mudora from his Graveyard to shuffle away Havnis and Mudora from Xu, along with his own Naturia Blessing. In a new Chain, Perlereino activated to destroy Fountain. Centamore responded with Freezing Curses to bring out Hugin, using its effect to save the Fountain. Then Centamore tried using the effect of Fountain, but Xu banished Keldo to shuffle away the Fountain targets. Xu then activated Harpie’s Feather Duster to take care of the Fountain once and for all. Finally, Chimera attacked Magnamhut, and Reinoheart attacked directly. Xu passed with one card in his hand. In the End Phase, Centamore’s Magnamhut effect added Bystial Saronir to his hand. He then activated the Saronir, banishing Merrli to Special Summon Saronir.

Centamore used Runick Tip, adding Freezing Curses to his hand. He Normal Summoned Naturia Mole Cricket, triggering Tearlaments Scream. Xu sent several Tearlaments to the Graveyard, including Mudora and Tearlaments Scheiren, which he activated. Centamore tried to banish Scheiren with a Bystial Druiswurm, and Xu’s Mudora shuffled it and two more monsters away to deny the Bystial Summon. Then, Perlereino activated to destroy Saronir. Centamore activated Mole Cricket, getting Camellia and another Mole Cricket. Camellia sent Sacred Tree, adding another Mole Cricket to hand. He played Freezing Curses to Special Summon Geri the Runick Fangs, which targeted Fountain in the Graveyard. Xu used Keldo, his last shuffling Quick Effect, to shuffle away Fountain and two other Runick spells in response. Centamore used all his monsters to play Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier! It banished the last card from Xu’s hand, Terraforming, Chimera from the field, and Scheiren from the Graveyard. He Set one back row card, then skipped his Battle Phase due to his Runick spells.

Xu drew and Set a card to his back row.

Trishula attacked Reinoheart. In Main Phase 2, Centamore Normal Summoned Mole Cricket. He activated it to Special Summon Camellia. Then he Special Summoned Saronir by banishing Herald of Orange Light from Xu’s Graveyard. Xu saw the writing on the wall, and opted to move on to Game 3.

Duel 3

Xu began the final Duel with Tearlaments Scream and Instant Fusion! He Fusion Summoned Tearlaments Kitkallos, activating it and Scream, and Centamore had Infinite Impermanence to negate Kitkallos. Scream sent another Scream and Agido the Ancient Sentinel to the Graveyard. Xu added Tearlaments Sulliek to his hand. Then both players sent 5 cards to the Graveyard. A whole mess of effects activated, with Naturia Sacred Tree for Centamore, and Reinoheart, Sulliek, and Kelbek for Xu. Kelbek sent yet another 5 cards from each Deck, Xu added Scheiren to his hand, he sent Scheiren to revive Reinoheart, and finally Centamore added Naturia Blessing to his hand. Now with yet another pile of effects, a new Chain of Centamore’s Sacred Tree, then Xu’s Scheiren, Havnis, and Mudora. Mudora shuffled away Mole Cricket and 2 Runick Spells, Scheiren and Havnis were fused into Garura, Wings of Resonant Life, and Centamore searched for a second Naturia Blessing. Xu then Special Summoned Agido from his hand, which Special Summoned Kelbek. He stacked Agido and Reinoheart for Abyss Dweller. Then he used Garura and Kelbek for Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy, drawing a card with Garura. He Set two back row cards and passed the turn.

In Centamore’s Draw Phase, Xu activated Abyss Dweller. Centamore Normal Summoned Mole Cricket, triggering Xu’s Scream. It sent Merrli to the Graveyard, and Centamore Chained Mole Cricket. He Special Summoned Camellia and Sunflower from the Deck, and Xu Fusion Summoned Predaplant Dragostapelia. Both of Camellia’s effects activated in succession, sending another Camellia to the Graveyard and immediately Special Summoning it. Centamore played Runick Slumber for Geri the Runick Fangs, targeting Fountain. Xu used Dragostapelia on Geri, and Centamore used Sunflower. Xu flipped Sulliek on Sunflower. Centamore played Naturia Blessing from his hand to Synchro Summon, and finally, Xu used Mudora the Sword Oracle from his Graveyard to shuffle away the originally targeted Fountain along with two Slumbers. The massive Chain resolved, and Centamore Synchro Summoned Coral Dragon. Sunflower’s effect negated and destroyed Dragostapelia. Coral Dragon’s effect let Centamore discard Mudora and destroy Sulliek. Xu Chained Havnis from his hand, sending three more of his Fairy monsters to the Graveyard. Sulliek was destroyed, and Xu added Merrli to his hand. Centamore tuned Coral Dragon to Geri for Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying. He was unable to use Coral Dragon due to Abyss Dweller. He continued with Magnamhut, and Xu flipped Metanoise to turn Chengying face-down, then used Keldo to get rid of any of Centamore’s shufflers. Metanoise flipped Chengying face-down, sending Reinoheart. Magnamhut hit the field and activated to search, and Reinoheart Special Summoned itself by sending Scheiren. With that, Xu Fusion Summoned Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart, and Reinoheart’s other effect sent Havnis. Kaleido-Heart activated, sending Magnamhut back to the Deck. Then, Havnis fused  with Kitkallos for Tearlaments Rulkallos. Centamore Set two back row cards. In the End Phase, his Magnamhut added a Bystial Druiswurm  to his hand.

Xu activated Abyss Dweller in his Draw Phase. He Normal Summoned Merrli, using it and Scream to send 6 cards to the Graveyard. He managed to send three different Tearlaments monsters, Tearlaments Cryme, and Agido! Centamore responded with Bystial Druiswurm to banish the Merrli. Both players sent 5 cards from the Decks to the Graveyard, then Xu Fusion Summoned Garura and Kitkallos. Kitkallos’s effect activated, then Centamore’s Camellia activated due to Xu’s Summons, and Xu Chained Rulkallos to negate it. Centamore Chained Sacred Tree to tribute Camellia and Special Summon Mole Cricket. Xu finally resolved Kitkallos’s effect, sending Scheiren to the Graveyard, which triggered Kaleido-Heart to spin away the face-down Chengying. Before the Battle Phase, Centamore used Mole Cricket, but only had one Camellia in his Deck to Summon. When Xu attacked, Centamore flipped Naturia Blessing to Synchro Summon Chengying again, in Defense Position. In Main Phase 2, Xu used Dharc and Abyss Dweller for Spright Elf. He then used Keldo, shuffling Sulliek, Scream, and Havnis into his Deck. When that resolved, Centamore used Chengying to banish Kitkallos from the field, and Keldo from Xu’s Graveyard. Xu used Spright Elf to bring back a monster, and used that with Garura for Spright Sprind. He drew a card via Garura.

Centamore turned Chengying to Attack Position. Xu used Sulliek to negate Chengying and send Kaleido-Heart to the Graveyard. Centamore responded with Mudora from the Graveyard to shuffle away Xu’s Kaleido-Heart and Mudora, and his own Naturia Blessing. Chengying destroyed Spright Elf in battle. Centamore Set one card in his back row.

Xu Normal Summoned Reinoheart, sending Havnis to the Graveyard, which let him play Kaleido-Heart – but Centamore had Infinite Impermanence! Xu sent Rulkallos to trade in battle with Chengying, then attacked directly with Sprind and Kaleido-Heart.

Centamore Set a back row card.

Xu drew Merrli, sending half his remaining cards to the Graveyard thanks to Merrli and Scream, hitting three different Tearlaments! He activated Havnis from the Graveyard, and Kaleido-Heart to target Centamore’s face-down card. Centamore flipped it – Runick Destruction to Special Summon, and Xu responded with Mudora to return Rulkallos and more to his Extra Deck. Then Havnis resolved and brought Rulkallos to the field. Centamore activated Mole Cricket in the Graveyard, and Rulkallos negated it. Xu’s monsters attacked to end the Duel and the Match!

Anthony Xu is victorious with Tearlaments!