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He1lFiRe ~Speed Burn~ White Wolf Dave and Adams Card World New York

 

He1lFiRe

White Wolf

Dave and Adams Card World

Tonawanda, New York

January 22nd, 2005

24 Participants

 

Hey all!  White Wolf here, and I finally was able to enter a tournament at my local store since the start of my bowling league.  Sadly, I’ve been a bit out of practice in them because I couldn’t enter them.  My bowling league began at 1:00 and the tournaments start at noon.  Luckily, my pal Steve who runs the tournaments got me into the tournament’s Top 16 finalists (thanks man!).  All I had to do was win one round in the tournament 2 – 0 and I’d be in!  Here’s the deck, dubbed He1lFiRe ~Speed Burn~.  It owned the format, until I wasn’t allowed to use my actual tournament sideboard (there had to be a drawback for getting in late…):

 

11

x3 Lava Golem

x3 Stealth Bird

x3 Spirit Reaper

x1 Cyber Jar

x1 Morphing Jar

 

14

x3 Scapegoat

x3 Wave Motion Cannon

x3 Messenger of Peace

x3 Level Limit Area-B

x1 Pot of Greed

x1 Painful Choice

x1 Heavy Storm

 

15

x3 Solemn Judgment

x3 Gravity Bind

x2 Ojama Trio

x2 Secert Barrel

x1 Just Deserts

x1 Ring of Destruction

x3 Waboku

 

Sideboard:

x1 Reinforcement of the Army

x2 Swarm of Locusts

x1 Gyaku - Gire Panda

x1 Mobius the Frost Monarch

x2 Swarm of Scarabs

x1 Metamorphosis

x1 Divine Wrath

x1 Tribe-Infecting Virus

x1 Torrential Tribute

x1 Ojama Trio

x1 Skull Servant

x1 Mystical Space Typhoon

x1 Exiled Force

 

The above is a makeshift sideboard and the deck had to be modified.  People were siding in quite unusual stuff against a burner that day.  My friend sided x3 Wave-Motion Cannons of his own against burn, knowing its lack of m/t removal.  He also sided x3 Lava Golems to sac’ my goat tokens for my own burning.  The actual deck will be shown at the end of the report.

 

Round 6

He1lFiRe vs. Anthony

Anthony I could tell was very new to the game.  He played very much like they do in the anime, but was however very mature and confident unlike a lot of people that I play.  Unfortunately, confidence and maturity wasn’t enough to win, and he was swept 8000 – 0 both games.

 

So now I was in the Top 16.  Getting quite curious as how the makeshift sideboard would do, I dueled a friend of mine with the slight modifications.  It wasn’t as frequent as my usual burner, but it worked at least with my handicap.  The finals then began, with me vs. my friend Jake.

 

Top 16 Round 1

He1lFiRe vs. Jake (cookie cutter chaos control)

Jake and I have recently been introduced to each other.  Throughout the time I was in my absence, he took my spot as one of the top players (we have several).  Duel 1 began with me taking him down quite easily with the usual burner advantage.

 

Duel 2 on the other hand, was much different.  To test his changes, I only sided Mobius, Exiled Force, and one Locust.  I eventually learned why he was getting so much rep lately, because by turn 3, I was facing down Jinzo and Tribe-Infecting Virus with 3 traps face down (them being Gravity Bind, Waboku, and Secret Barrel).  I was at 4000 LP when I topdecked Pot of Greed!  I used it and drew a Scapegoat and a Level Limit Area-B!  We stalled for 15 turns straight, and afterwards, I sac’d his Jinzo and facedown monster for Lava Golem.  Jake was in a tough spot, but then he drew his Heavy Storm.  He would have whipped me, but fortunate for me, I had two Solemn Judgments set facedown.  2000 to 5500, he was leading with me in a very tough spot.  With one Judgment left on the field and one left in the deck, I was knowing that because his deck was getting low, his Premature Burial and Call of the Haunted were going to be coming soon.  Jake then uses his Painful Choice, taking Premature Burial as one of the cards.  I gave him his Serpent, dumping the Burial leaving me fearing Call of the Haunted.  Level Limit was still active, but Breaker was coming.  The next few turns continued, and both of us had about 10 cards left in our decks (give or take a few).  Jake had played Creature Swap, and we swap’d my Spirit Reaper for his Reflect Bounder.  With Reflect’s defense holding back the constant Spirit Reaper attacks, it held off till he decided to take some damage and clear my field.  Taking a total of 1600 points of damage (him now at 2100, me at 700), he used his face-up Tribe to destroy both of my defenses.  To finish this great match off, my next two cards from my deck were two Stealth Birds.  They dropped Jake’s LP to 0 as he attacked them with his reapers.

 

Round 2 of the Finals

He1lFiRe vs. Ed Slewinski (Beatdown)

 

Ed, sadly, didn’t have as much of a great game as the one Jake gave me.  He put up a good fight, but just isn’t that good siding against burn.  Both games were easily won.

 

Round 3 of the Finals

He1lFiRe vs. Ryan Carey (Mini Beats)

 

Ryan Carey’s deck is quite awkward.  I’ve known him for a while, and he’s know to make many a duelist drop at the pure annoyance of his dueling.  Long story short, he annoys the heck out of them…

 

Anyway, Carey’s deck is still very good.  He came in 12th with it at the recent Regional Tournament in Butler, Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately for him though, is that I knew how to counter its weenie assaults.  Matzos and the rest fell to Gyaku Gire Panda, which combo’s very nicely with Ojama Trio.

 

Our first game was a nice win for me.  I summoned a Lava Golem on his side of the field and it burner him for three turns before he tributes it for Jinzo.  Jinzo normally would of cancelled out my defenses, but unfortunately for him, I had two Solemn Judgments facedown.  Unfortunately for me though was that after I killed Jinzo, he used Premature Burial to bring it back.  That also, was of my LP…

 

Now I’m at 2000 and he’s at 4500.  To finish game one, I needed to do a massive chain.  Why?  Because on his turn, Carey would activate Call of the Haunted, bringing back Jinzo once more.  Carey already had three Ojama Tokens on the field, plus he had his m/t zones filled up AND his monster zones BEFORE Jinzo.  I knew he had Call of the Haunted set, so to draw it out, I activated my Waboku when he attacked, forcing him to activate Call of the Haunted to bring back his Jinzo.  I then chained Secret Barrel, which he chained with Book of Moon, which I then finished the chain with a second Secret Barrel and Just Deserts for the game.

 

Without my actual sideboard, I lost games two and three.  Although, I gained something with this tournament.  My deck was ready to take on Butler Pennsylvania one more time.  This time, I think I’m ready!

 

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Anyway, here’s the actual decklist:

11

x3 Lava Golem

x3 Stealth Bird

x3 Spirit Reaper

x1 Cyber Jar

x1 Morphing Jar

 

14

x3 Scapegoat

x3 Wave Motion Cannon

x3 Messenger of Peace

x3 Level Limit Area-B

x1 Pot of Greed

x1 Painful Choice

 

16

x3 Solemn Judgment

x3 Gravity Bind

x2 Ojama Trio

x2 Secert Barrel

x1 Just Deserts

x1 Ring of Destruction

x3 Waboku

x1 Magic Cylinder

 

Sideboard:

x1 Breaker the Magical Warrior

x3 Kinetic Soldier

x2 Chain Disappearance

x2 Chain Destruction

x1 Heavy Storm

x1 Mystical Space Typhoon

x1 Divine Wrath

x1 Tribe-Infecting Virus

x1 Torrential Tribute

x1 Snatch Steal

x1 Just Deserts

 

Signing out, White Wolf!  If you want to contact me, my AIM username is RacoonGoneWild.  I'm usually on a lot, and I can also be reached on Pojo's forums.