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Top 4 Feature Match: Bill Wei vs. Steven Santoli

June 25th, 2023

Only four Duelists remain! Bill Wei is fresh off his Top 8 Feature Match win with his Kashtira Deck. He’s up against Steven Santoli, the only Duelist to make the Top Cut with Exosisters. These Duelists are just two wins away from the title of Remote Duel YCS Champion and a guaranteed Anotherverse Dragon Prize Card!

Duel 1

Santoli won the dice roll and played first. He Normal Summoned Aratama and searched for Sakitama. He used Sakitama’s effect to Normal Summon it as well. He Xyz Summoned Exosister Kaspitell, and used it to search for Exosister Martha. He used Martha’s effect to Special Summon itself and Exosister Elis. He stacked both for Exosister Mikailis, which added Exosister Pax. He used both Xyz Monsters to play Exosisters Magnifica in Defense Position, and Set two back row cards.

Wei played Pressured Planet Wraitsoth, searching for Kashtira Unicorn. He Special Summoned it, and used its effect to search for Kashtiratheosis. He played that, targeting Unicorn. Santoli Chained Exosister Returnia, trying to banish the targeted Unicorn, but Wei had Forbidden Lance! Santoli responded with both of Magnifica’s effects! Unicorn was banished, and then Magnifica tagged out for Mikailis. Lance, Returnia, and Kashtiratheosis all had no target and failed to resolve. Wei activated Scareclaw Kashtira in his hand, and Santoli flipped Pax, getting Exosister Stella and Special Summoning it. Scareclaw Kashtira hit the field, banishing Kashtiratheosis as part of the effect. Since a card left the Graveyard, Santoli upgraded Stella into Exosister Gibrine. Wei didn’t see a way to play through Gibrine and Mikailis, and decided to save time by moving on to the next Duel.

Duel 2

Wei took the first turn this time and started by Special Summoning Kashtira Unicorn. It searched out Kashtira Birth, and he used that to Normal Summoned Kashtira Fenrir. Fenrir added another Unicorn. He Special Summoned Kashtira Riseheart, then stacked Unicorn and Fenrir for Kashtira Shangri-Ira. Riseheart banished Kashtira Big Bang for its effect, banishing 3 cards from Santoli’s Deck. Big Bang’s effect Special Summoned Fenrir. He stacked Fenrir and Riseheart for another Shangri-Ira, and then used that to play Kashtira Arise-Heart. He Set a card and passed with both his Xyz Monsters in Defense Position.

In Santoli’s Standby Phase, Shangri-Ira Special Summoned Fenrir in Defense Position. Santoli played Dark Hole! Only Shangri-Ira survived by detaching a material. Santoli used Martha’s effect, Special Summoning it along with Elis. He Normal Summoned Stella, then used Elis and Stella for Mikailis, which in turn searched for Pax. Mikailis’s effect banished Shangri-Ira from Wei’s Graveyard. Then he used Martha’s effect to upgrade into Exosister Kaspitell. Its effect searched for Exosister Sophia. He activated Pax to search for Stella, and Special Summoned it. He then used Stella’s effect to Special Summon Sophia. He used both monsters for Exosister Asophiel, and its effect bounced the on-field Shangri-Ira. He used Asophiel and Kaspitell for Magnifica. Mikailis attacked directly, and Magnifica attacked twice to end the Match!

Exosisters are going to the finals!