Phew it has been about 13 days since i last posted, anyway sry for the inactiveness and though i did not blog i still attended weekly tournaments.
On to the tournament report, there were 2 tournaments on sunday, a free ranking tournament and m7 tournament
Free ranking tournament single elimination
Deck used: Kara Gadgets
Round 1 vs Dexter (Chain Burn)
Game 1: Made a fatal mistake by not going for shock ruler with ultimate offering on the field already
and had solemn warning + judgement set while opponent has only 1 backrow. After that ate chain burns and die
Game 2: Game stalled and i took too long to cut his lp such that his card car d was allowed to farm as i did not want to waste 2000 lp to warn on it. Anws wonders why i din side out my lp reducing cards hmm, big mistake and cost me the game.
Felt that there were insufficient competitive action and decided to play the m7 tournament with the same deck used
Match 1 vs Ryan Stark (Tour guide chaos dragons)
Game 1: He went for otk but failed and i had dark hole to clear the field and later on he played a facedown defence and i was not daring enough to overextend as i thought it was a ryko and i had no outs to his gorz so i decided to keep my reborn which was a bad decision as it was a facedown trooper and he did not have gorz so when he rush me with pulsar and redmd, i had no outs.
Game 2: Control with roach and beatdown
Game 3: Made big eye to snatch his lyla but got veilered so make roach plan fail and time was called and just got outright rushed to gg.
Match 2 vs Jie Lun (Inzektors) I got paired up
Game 1: His inzektor stunts were too much to handle for me as i failed to prevent inzektors from resolving their effect
Game 2: He went for an otk and failed, commiting all out to his field reducing my lp to 600 while he had ard 2k+. I just made chaos hope with tinplate goldfish and gadget the next turn to win the game
Game 3: As he was plotting his otk in the second game, time was called and i sided out all my lp decreasing cards. He went first with pot and took ryko and set it. I drew into yellow gadget and set 3 but was afraid to attack as it may be a damsel and first to take lp damage loses. So he flipped his ryko and destroyed bottomless and he proceeded to summon raioh which he attacks my yellow gadget with and i flipped lance in damage step to win the game and the match.
Match 3 vs 'zzz' (Tour guide verz raggia)
Game 1: Double rabbit seals the game
Game 2: Early swarm proves too much to handle as i was able to set the tempo on the first turn
Game 3: He switched his ophion to defence mode as he was afraid of a mirror force and therefore fell short of damage and i managed to turn the tables next turn as he left my gadget unharmed due to a lance protecting it from heliotrope ^^.
Match 4 vs Zan Hao (Mermail Atlantean Beat)
Game 1: Stopped slinde plays and killed with ultimate offering
Game 2: Jump trag too early and died to diva plus sniper plays
Game 3: Went into top decking mode and prevailed as i top deck monster while opponent top deck kraken with no monsters on field and hand.
Match 5 vs Shaun (Gravekeepers)
Game 1: He royal tribute and drop all of my hand except for double summon and pot of avarice, i set my double summon as bluff and gt msted, i top deck into heavy storm and was able to clear field and go for the avarice which allowed me to turn the tables and push with fortress forcing him to top deck and he kept drawing descendents which was insufficent to kill me.
Game 2: He royal tribute again but he had no monsters to hit me and my top decked gadgets was allowed to poke for few turns and killed him.
Top 8 vs Yong Siang (Verz Raggia)
Game 1: Made a rush after deducing his 2 long set backrows were fake and i was right.
Game 2: Fell victim to 2 torrential tributes, the second was when i was controlling as i had a gadget to poke him but i had 950 left, i was greedy and went to summoned tinplate and got flushed and he use verz heliotrope to kill me the next turn, i should have set the goldfish instead.
Game 3: Starting with giganto x applies pressure and the advantage of it being on field was enough for me to have a higher hand advantage and win.
Top 4 vs Kenneth (Hieroglyph)
Game 1: He had 1 backrow while i had 2 backrow, one bottomless and one ultimate offering, i made ouroboros to bounce back that backrow and he blind mst the wrong one, i opened the offering and killed him
Game 2: Drew into my sided cards and he had a pretty bad hand so i was able to farm and win.
Finals vs Xiao Mei (Hanzo Hieroglyph)
Game 1: Her rush failed as i veilered it and my rush failed as she opened flush and then i ate a top deck hanzo and died.
Game 2: I had maxx-c and veiler and i was able to +2 from her stunts while i maxx-c plus veilered atums as i was afraid of not drawing into any outs or encountering a drago stunt so from then on i controlled with tinplate and friends.
Game 3: She added Su early on and i made roach early on and controlled till the late part where her hanzo contacted with my gadget and gt bottomlessed but she lanced and roach was able to kill it. Soon after she din draw outs despite my roach drained her 2 attemped special summons from very early on.
Took away the M7 and thats the end of the tourney, the sale of the m7 will just nice fund my purchase of kara's pandora album due to be released on 22 Aug
Heading on to the banlist, the format might have been a little slower now but the entry of laval and mermail might mean that format is still pretty fast as they can otk with ease especially laval with sweltering heat plus heavy storm plus rekindling is abusive. Mermail with megalo to otk and abyssphere which punishes ppl who blind mst and gets a -1. Gadgets might have been hit with ultimate offerings to one but offerings is usually a bonus to killing fast. It was meant to have the control and yet rush factor, after all it is a deck largely based on ur hand, i find myself drawing 3-4 gadgets most of the time anyway. Lastly, Agents and Dark world might now see themselves climbing up the ladder although the return of TG agents might not happen with striker still as one and brio trishula now all on the banlist anw. Thats it for now, the meta should be easily defined from this coming week's team tournament as it utilises the september banlist. With mirror force to 2, gadgets might have something to fear now.........
zzxiaoboizz signing off