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Round 5 Feature Match: Kristofer MacNeal vs. Caedmon Trivette

April 20th, 2024

We’re halfway into our first day of Dueling, with another Feature Match! This time it’s Kristofer MacNeal, from Baltimore, MD, facing Caedmon Trivette, from Greensborough, NC. Both Duelists are using Horus Decks, but that’s where the similarities end. MacNeal’s rocking an ABC Deck with a ton of Machines and Field Spells for Unions, Therions, Horus, and even the recently Limited Chicken Game. Trivette’s got a Dragon Link Deck, with a major emphasis on Bystials, as well as a some Red Dragon Archfiend cards.

Duel 1

MacNeal won the dice roll and played first. He started off with Imsety, Glory of Horus, sending itself and Nibiru, the Primal Being to the Graveyard to add King’s Sarcophagus to MacNeal’s hand and draw a new card. He played Tuning, adding Revolution Synchron to his hand and sending a second Revolution off the top of his Deck to the Graveyard. He played King’s Sarcophagus, using it to send Revolution from his hand to the Graveyard to put Hapi, Guidance of Horus in the Graveyard. He Special Summoned Imsety and Hapi, then Xyz Summoned Gigantic “Champion” Sargas, which put Therion Discolosseum in his hand. He played that to add Therion “King” Regulus to his hand. He Special Summoned Regulus, equipping it with Revolution from the Graveyard. He used King’s Sarcophagus again, sending a second Sarcophagus from his hand to put Duamutef, Blessing of Horus in the Graveyard. He Special Summoned Duamutef, then Set two back row cards. He passed with no cards in his hand.

Kristofer MacNeal, with Judge Steven admiring the hand

Trivette had Kashtira Fenrir, Black Metal Dragon, Starliege Seyfert, Bystial Saronir, and White Dragon Wyverburster. He drew another Seyfert. He Special Summoned Fenrir, using its effect to add another Fenrir to his hand. He Normal Summoned Black Metal Dragon, using it to Link Summon Striker Dragon. Black Metal Dragon’s effect put Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon in his hand. He Special Summoned Saronir, banishing the Black Metal Dragon in his Graveyard. He Special Summoned REDMD by banishing Striker Dragon, and used REDMD’s effect. MacNeal flipped Infinite Impermanence to negate it. Trivette sent Fenrir to attack Duamutef, and Fenrir’s effect targeted Regulus. MacNeal flipped Forbidden Droplet, sending the equipped Revolution Synchron to the Graveyard to weaken and negate Fenrir. Fenrir’s attack continued, and MacNeal used the effect of King’s Sarcophagus to send Fenrir to the Graveyard. Saronir attacked Duamutef next, and MacNeal used Discolosseum to send a Regulus from his Deck to the Graveyard and protect his monster. Trivette finally sent REDMD to attack Regulus, destroying both monsters. Discolosseum’s other effect put Regulus back in MacNeal’s hand. In Main Phase 2, Trivette banished REDMD to Special Summon White Dragon Wyverburster. He used Wyverburster and Saronir to Synchro Summon Chaos Angel! It banished King’s Sarcophagus, and Wyverburster put Black Dragon Collapserpent in Trivette’s hand. In a new Chain, Duamutef let MacNeal draw two cards.

MacNeal replaced Discolosseum with Union Hangar, adding C – Crush Wyvern to his hand. He Normal Summoned B – Buster Drake, then used Union Hangar to equip Union Driver to Buster Drake. He banished Union Driver for its effect to equip Buster Drake with a Crush Wyvern from the Deck. He Special Summoned the equipped Crush Wyvern, then Special Summoned Regulus by equipping the Regulus in his Graveyard. He used Buster Drake and Sargas to Link Summon I:P Masquerena. Buster Drake put A – Assault Core in his hand. He sent I:P Masquerena, Crush Wyvern, Duamutef, and Trivette’s Chaos Angel to the Graveyard to Link Summon Underworld Goddess of the Closed World! That left Trivette wide open!

Duel 2

Trivette began this Duel with 2 Imsety, 2 Vision Resonator, and Fenrir. He Special Summoned Fenrir in Defense Position. He used Imsety, sending itself and a Vision Resonator to the Graveyard to find King’s Sarcophagus and draw Bystial Druiswurm. Vision Resonator then added Crimson Gaia to Trivette’s hand. He played King’s Sarcophagus and sent the second Imsety from his hand to send Hapi to the Graveyard. He Special Summoned Hapi and Imsety from the Graveyard, then Xyz Summoned The Zombie Vampire. Its effect sent five cards from each player’s Deck to the Graveyard, and Trivette Special Summoned Bystial Saronir from among them. MacNeal sent a ton of cards he’d love to have while going second, like Lightning Storm and Evenly Matched, but nothing he wanted in the Graveyard. Trivette Special Summoned Vision Resonator from his hand, tuning it to Saronir for Scarred Dragon Archfiend. Saronir sent The Bystial Lubellion to the Graveyard.

Caedmon Trivette

He Tributed Scarred Dragon Archfiend to Special Summon Lubellion from the Graveyard. Scarred replaced itself with Red Dragon Archfiend, and Lubellion put Branded Regain on the field. He used Lubellion and Red Dragon Archfiend to Link Summon Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres. He Special Summoned Druiswurm, banishing a Vision Resonator from his Graveyard. Branded Regain returned Vision Resonator to his Deck to let him draw Black Dragon Collapserpent. He played Crimson Gaia to add a third Vision Resonator to his hand. He Normal Summoned Vision Resonator, tuning it to Druiswurm for Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon! It revived Vision, and he Synchro Summoned Bystial Dis Pater! He Special Summoned Black Dragon Collapserpent, banishing Lubellion, and used it with The Zombie Vampire to Link Summon I:P Masquerena. Collapserpent added White Dragon Wyverburster to his hand. He passed with Fenrir, Dis Pater, I:P Masquerena, and Hieratic Seal, plus Branded Regain, Crimson Gaia, and King’s Sarcophagus.

MacNeal played Union Hangar, adding Crush Wyvern to his hand, and he Normal Summoned it. Trivette used Branded Regain to Special Summon Druiswurm, and MacNeal used Union Hangar to equip Crush Wyvern with Union Driver. Trivette activated Hieratic Seal, Tributing itself to return Crush Wyvern to the hand. Hieratic Seal then Special Summoned Bystial Magnamhut from the Deck. MacNeal used Triple Tactics Talent to draw two cards. He used Imsety’s effect, sending itself and Crush Wyvern to the Graveyard to find King’s Sarcophagus and draw a card. He played King’s Sarcophagus, and Trivette used I:P Masquerena’s effect, using it and Magnamhut to Link Summon S:P Little Knight! Little Knight banished King’s Sarcophagus, and MacNeal was left with nothing but a concession!

Duel 3

MacNeal started once more with Imsety, discarding Hapi. He played his new King’s Sarcophagus and Special Summoned both Horus monsters. He Xyz Summoned Sargas, which added Therion Discolosseum to his hand. He played it to find Regulus. He Normal Summoned Buster Drake, using it and a Revolution Synchron from his hand to Synchro Summon Ancient Fairy Dragon! Buster Drake added Assault Core to his hand. He Special Summoned Regulus by equipping Buster Drake. He used Ancient Fairy Dragon’s effect, destroying Discolosseum to gain 1000 Life Points and add Union Hangar to his hand. He played it to add Crush Wyvern to his hand. He used Ancient Fairy Dragon’s other effect to Special Summon Crush Wyvern, and Union Hangar’s effect got Union Driver equipped to Crush Wyvern. He Special Summoned Revolution Synchron from his Graveyard, sending an Infinite Impermanence to the Graveyard in the process. He used Revolution and Ancient Fairy Dragon to play Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon! Union Driver put Assault Core on the field. He Special Summoned it from the back row, then used Assault Core and Sargas to Link Summon I:P Masquerena. He Special Summoned Buster Drake from the back row as well. He used it and Crush Wyvern to Link Summon S:P Little Knight. Buster and Crush activated, so he sequenced them to add Buster Drake to his hand and then Special Summon it. Now, with A, B, and C all in the Graveyard, he banished them all to Special Summon ABC-Dragon Buster! He equipped Buster Drake to it, and Set one card in his back row.

Trivette began with 2 Imsety, Black Metal Dragon, Fenrir, and Seyfert. He drew… his third Imsety. He Special Summoned Fenrir and activated its effect to put another Fenrir in his hand. He used an Imsety, discarding a second Imsety, and MacNeal negated it with Crystal Wing. Fenrir activated in a new Chain, targeting ABC. MacNeal flipped Forbidden Droplet, sending his equipped Buster Drake to the Graveyard to negate Fenrir. Buster Drake added Crush Wyvern to his hand. Trivette Normal Summoned Seyfert, but MacNeal used ABC to banish it before its effect could be activated. Trivette tried moving to his Battle Phase, and MacNeal used I:P Masquerena’s effect, sending Masquerena and S:P Little Knight to the Graveyard to Link Summon Knightmare Unicorn. Its effect sent Assault Core to the Graveyard to shuffle Fenrir into the Deck. Trivette Special Summoned his second Fenrir, and moved to the Battle Phase. Fenrir destroyed Unicorn in battle. Trivette then revealed his hand of cards that wouldn’t save him from MacNeal’s field!

Kristofer MacNeal takes the Match with Horus ABC!