Round 1 Feature Match: Cordero Spencer versus Morgan Adams
Welcome to YCS Seattle! We’re starting things off with Chicago’s Cordero Spencer, playing Prophecy Deck featuring a lot of new cards from Abyss Rising. His opponent is Morgan Adams from Salt Lake City, Utah, playing a Machina Geargia Deck.
Spencer began the YCS with a hand of 2 The Grand Spellbook Towers, Spellbook of Life, Spellbook of Eternity, Wonder Wand, and Spellbook Magician of Prophecy. He Set the Magician.
Adams Set a monster and two back row.
Spencer drew Monster Reborn. He Flip Summoned Magician and added Spellbook of Secrets to his hand. Next, he equipped Magician with Wonder Wand, and used it to draw Upstart Goblin and High Priestess of Prophecy. He played Upstart Goblin to draw Heavy Storm! He activated it, destroying Bottomless Trap Hole and Mystical Space Typhoon. He revealed 3 Spellbooks to Special Summon High Priestess! He activated a Spellbook Tower, then Spellbook of Secrets gave him Spellbook of Wisdom from his Deck. He banished Spellbook of Secrets for High Priestess to destroy Adams’s face-down Geargiarmor. He activated Spellbook of Eternity next, adding Spellbook of Secrets to his hand. High Priestess attacked directly, and Spencer Set Spellbook of Wisdom.
Adams discarded Geargiaccelerator and Machina Fortress to Special Summon the Fortress. It attacked Priestess and both monsters were destroyed, then Fortress destroyed Spellbook Tower. When it was destroyed, Spencer Special Summoned Stoic of Prophecy. Adams Set a monster and a back row.
Spencer drew Foolish Burial. He played Spellbook of Life, and Adams negated it with Solemn Judgment. Spencer simply followed up with Monster Reborn to revive High Priestess! He played his other Spellbook Tower, then played Spellbook of Secrets to add Spellbook of Eternity to his hand. He used High Priestess to banish Spellbook of Life and destroy Adams’s Geargiarmor. He played Spellbook of Eternity next, adding Spellbook of Life to his hand. High Priestess attacked directly.
Adams played Dark Hole, and Spencer saved his High Priestess with Spellbook of Wisdom! Stoic activated its effect, and Adams conceded knowing he couldn’t come back from Spencer’s monsters!
Cordero Spencer takes a decisive first Duel! “I should have MST’d the Wonder Wand…” Adams remarked. If he had, Spencer would have had no way to get through Geargiarmor so quickly with his Heavy Storm + High Priestess combination.
Adams began the next Duel with Geargiarsenal, Tributing it to Special Summon Geargiarmor. He flipped it face-down, then Set two cards to his back row.
Spencer started with 2 Spellbooks of Wisdom, Cyber Dragon, Foolish Burial, Temperance of Prophecy, and Spellbook of Life. He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, and Adams had no response. When it attacked, it was banished by Dimensional Prison. Spencer Set Temperance.
Adams Flip Summoned his Geargiarmor, adding Geargiaccelerator to his hand. He Normal Summoned Machina Gearframe, adding Machina Fortress to his hand. Then, he Special Summoned 2 Geargiaccelerators! He stacked a Geargiaccelerator and Geargiarmor for Gear Gigant X, then used its effect. He detached Geargiaccelerator, then added that same one to his hand from his Graveyard. He Special Summoned it, then stacked both Geargiaccelerators for another Gear Gigant X. That added another Gearframe to his hand. He discarded Fortress and Gearframe to Special Summon the Fortress. Finally, he entered his Battle Phase. Gearframe destroyed Spencer’s Temperance, then Fortress and both Gear Gigant X attacked directly, dropping Spencer to 900. In Main Phase 2, Adams equipped Gearframe to Fortress.
Spencer drew High Priestess of Prophecy. He revealed 3 Spellbooks to Special Summon High Priestess, and Adams negated the effect with Solemn Warning. Spencer played Spellbook of Life next, banishing Temperance to revive High Priestess. He played Foolish Burial next, sending Stoic of Prophecy to the Graveyard. Stoic added a Temperance to his hand. He Normal Summoned it, then Tributed it to Special Summon another High Priestess from his Deck. Each High Priestess destroyed a Gear Gigant X. Next, he used Priestess’s effect to banish Spellbook of Wisdom from his hand and destroy Spellbook of Life. He stacked his Priestesses for Number 11: Big Eye, and it stole Adams’s Fortress! Fortress’s effect kicked in though, discarding Spencer’s last card, the Spellbook of Wisdom.
Adams Special Summoned his Gearframe that was still equipped to Fortress, then played Dark Hole to destroy every monster! He followed that with another Gearframe to finish Spencer off!
Morgan Adams fights back with a huge turn full of Machines! We’re going to a third Duel!
Spencer began his final Duel with Spellbook of Wisdom, 2 Spellbooks of Power, The Grand Spellbook Tower, Spellbook of Secrets, and Spellbook of Eternity. He used Spellbook of Secrets to add Spellbook Magician of Prophecy to his hand. He Set it, then activated Tower.
Adams Set five cards to his back row!
Spencer drew Spellbook of Life. He Flip Summoned Magician, and it added Spellbook Star Hall to his hand. He activated it, then used Spellbook of Power on Magician, adding a counter to Star Hall. Magician attacked directly, and Adams played Compulsory Evacuation Device. Spencer played Spellbook of Wisdom, calling Traps, putting another counter on Star Hall and keeping Magician around.
Adams played Thunder King Rai-Oh! It destroyed Magician in battle and he Set a back row.
Spencer drew Temperance of Prophecy. In his Standby Phase, Spellbook Tower returned Spellbook of Secrets to the bottom of his Deck and let him draw another Temperance. He Normal Summoned it, and Adams turned it face-down with Book of Moon.
Adams destroyed Temperance with Thunder King Rai-Oh.
Spencer drew Effect Veiler. Tower returned Spellbook of Power, and he drew Upstart Goblin. He played that, drawing Heavy Storm. He Normal Summoned Temperance, then played Spellbook of Power on it. Star Hall got another counter. He sent Temperance to attack Thunder King Rai-Oh, and the attack went through! Thanks to Spellbook of Power, Spencer added Spellbook of Secrets to his hand. He activated that, getting Spellbook of Wisdom. Finally, he activated Temperance’s effect, and Adams negated it with Solemn Warning.
Adams Normal Summoned Gearframe, and Spencer negated its effect with Veiler. He Set a back row, then attacked directly.
Spencer drew Spellbook of Power. Tower returned Spellbook of Secrets to the Deck, and he drew another copy of Spellbook of Secrets! He played Spellbook of Life, banishing Veiler to revive Temperance. Because it was boosted to 1500 ATK by Star Hall, Adams played Bottomless Trap Hole! When Spencer tried to save it with Spellbook of Wisdom, Adams played Solemn Judgment! He dropped to 2400 Life Points to pay for Judgment, while Spencer still had 5000. Spencer continued with Spellbook of Secrets, searching out Spellbook Magician of Prophecy. He Normal Summoned it, adding Spellbook of Fate to his hand. He played Spellbook of Power on Magician, and Adams returned Magician to the hand with Compulsory Evacuation Device. Finally, he played Heavy Storm! Star Hall added a High Priestess to his hand (Tower could not activate because it must be destroyed by your opponent). He Special Summoned High Priestess, then used Spellbook of Fate to banish Gearframe! With only 2400 Life Points, Adams couldn’t survive Priestess’s direct attack!
Cordero Spencer is victorious with Prophecy!