From Yu-Gi-Oh!.jp, we get a report on the Duel Colosseum Event.
Editorial Note: The I mentioned in this article is of an unnamed V Jump Writer in Japan. It does not refer to I, NeoArkadia, the one who translated this article.
Participating At The “Duel Colosseum” At The Konami Booth At Jump Festa 2019 !
I (sic: A writer for V Jump) participated at the “Duel Colosseum” at the Konami Booth held during Jump Festa 2019!
The “Duel Colosseum” was open during Jump Festa 2019 on December 22nd and 23rd of 2018. I, one of the V Jump Writers also participated, and I’ll be sharing you my observations and results!
At this event I also Dueled Knights of Hanoi (i.e. Instructors). You can choose the difficulty level before beginning the Duel, and depending on the results, it effects how many packs you’ll receive.
The Three Different Difficulty Levels
Win: 6 Packs, Lose: 0 Packs, Draw: 0 Packs
Win: 3 Packs, Lose: 1 Pack, Draw: 0 Packs
Win: 1 Pack, Lose: 0 Packs, Draw: 0 Packs
Rookie Class is restricted to Middle School or younger. Their matches are a “Speed Duel” against a “Speed Start Deck”
This time, I had a “Shaddoll” Deck on hand. Like everyone else, I got in line and Dueled!
The contents of the Deck I used are as follows.
※ Reminder Limit Regulations were the ones that applied for the 22nd and 23rd of December 2018.
V Jump Writer’s “Shaddoll” Deck
3 Shaddoll Falcon
2 Shaddoll Hedgehog
2 Shaddoll Squamata
1 Shaddoll Dragon
2 Shaddoll Beast
1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
3 Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju
3 Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju
2 Vanity’s Fiend
1 Silent Magician LV8
2 Silent Magician
1 Fairy Tail – Snow
1 Fairy Tail – Luna
2 Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
1 Glow-Up Bulb
3 Shadoll Fusion
1 El Shaddoll Fusion
1 Foolish Burial
1 Monster Reborn
1 Mind Control
1 Super Polymerization
1 Pot of Avarice
1 Harpie’s Feather Duster
1 Mirror Force
1 Infinite Impermanence
2 El Shaddoll Winda
3 El Shaddoll Construct
1 El Shaddoll Grysta
2 El Shaddoll Shekhinaga
1 El Shaddoll Wendigo
1 El Shaddoll Anoyatyllis
1 Cyberse Quantum Dragon
1 Crystron Glassfiber
1 Borreload Dragon
1 Borrelsword Dragon
This Deck’s Basic Strategies
This Deck’s fundamental concept is to blunt your opponent’s actions with “El Shaddoll Construct” and “Vanity’s Fiend”, i.e. essentially winning before having to really deal with anything.
An ideal flow of play is something like this:
Fusion Summon “El Shaddoll Construct” using “Shaddoll Falcon” as a material.
“Shaddoll Falcon” Special Summonts itself from the GY with its own effect. That “Shaddoll Falcon” is Tributed to Tribute Summon “Vanity’s Fiend”.
Pass to the opponent.
When you go second, Fusion Summon “El Shaddoll Construct” using monsters from the Deck as materials via “Shaddoll Fusion”. Then Tribute powerful opponent monsters for “Kaiju” monsters. Bring out your monsters as much as possible, then Tribute Summon “Vanity’s Fiend”.
Some people may notice by looking at the Deck Recipe, but there are no WIND monsters in the Main Deck that can be used as Fusion Material for “El Shaddoll Wendigo”. The reason for this is “Super Polymerization” can be used to use opponent’s monsters as materials depending on the situation, so it was added as an additional option, not because it was intended to be used actively.
As to how the Deck plans to call a Link 4 monster…
Special Summon a “Shaddoll” Fusion Monster
Send “Glow-Up Bulb” to the GY with either “Mathematician” or “Foolish Burial”, and use its own effect to Special Summon “Glow-Up Bulb”
Send the “Shaddoll” Fusion Monster & “Glow-Up Bulb” to the GY as material to Link Summon “Crystron Glassfiber”. With its effect, Special Summon “Shaddoll Falcon” from your Deck, and then use the aforementioned “Matematician” or another monster on the field to Link Summon a Link 4 monster. By sending the “Shaddoll” Fusion Monster to the GY, you can recover your Fusion Spells, meaning it’s not problematic to use them as materials for Link Summons.
Below are the Deck Types of the Knights of Hanoi I fought against, and the Outcomes of the Duels!
1st Fight: VS “DARK Synchro”
Result: Standard * Victory
Since I failed to draw a “Fusion” Spell Card, I Normal Summoned “Fairy Tail – Snow”. I then Tributed it to Special Summon “Silent Magician”. Although I thought I had the advantage due to my monster’s high ATK score, it was banished by my opponent’s “Timebreaker Magician”, and then my opponent Special Summoned “Dark Magician of Chaos” with “Dark Magic Veil”. “Dark Magician of Chaos” has an effect that banishes any monster it destroys by battle, making it the arch enemy of this Deck. I Tributed “Dark Magician of Chaos” with “Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju”, and then used the “Super Polymerization” I drew to Fusion Summon “El Shaddoll Anoyatyllis”. The effect of this card sealed my opponent’s ability to Special Summon from the hand or GY via Spell Cards.
But next turn my opponent Synchro Summoned “Beelzeus of the Diabolic Dragons” after bringing out a horde of Zombie monsters, and this monster had both the ability to regain LP and it was immune to battle destruction. During my next turn I drew “Mind Control”, I was able to take control of it and use it as material for a Link Summon. I then managed to Link Summon “Borrelsword Dragon” and win.
2nd Fight: VS “Ancient Gear”
Result: Standard * Victory
Although I went first, I didn’t managed to get any cards that let me make big plays, so on my opponent’s turn my opponent Fusion Summoned “Ancient Gear Megaton Golem”. Although I took a ton of damage, I was able to send “Shaddoll Beast” to the GY (via sending it there to summon “El Shaddoll Construct”) and I drew a card. I then destroyed “Ancient Gear Megaton Golem” using the Battle Effect of my monster. However, the effect of “Ancient Gear Megaton Golem” Special Summoned “Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem” from the (Extra) Deck. During Main Phase 2, I set “Shaddoll Falcon” and ended my turn.
My opponent atacked the “Shaddoll Falcon” set by “El Shaddoll Construct”, dealing damage to me, but its Flip Effect allowed me to Special Summon “Shaddoll Beast” from the GY. Then, before my opponent could make any further moves, I sent “Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem” to the GY for “Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju”. Then I Normal Summoned “Mathematician”, sending “Glow-Up Bulb” to the GY. Then, I Flip Summoned my Set “Shaddoll Beast” to draw, and then followed the basic strategy I introduced earlier to bring out “Borrelsword”.
↓ I then followed a situation like the one below and ended up winning.
In the immediate preceding flow, I managed to bring out “El Shaddoll Construct” and “Cyberse Quantum Dragon” with “Crystron Glassfiber” in the Extra Monster Zone, and after Special Summoning the above 2, I followed up with “Borrelsword” using “Kaiju” monsters and other monsters as material. In order to make full use of the Link Arrows of “Borrelsword”, I placed it on the Left Side after Link Summoning.
3rd Fight: VS “Dark Magician”
Result: Standard * Victory
My opponent went first, Normal Summoning “Elemental HERO Prisma”. Its effect sent “Dark Magician” from the Deck to the GY, after showing “Dark Magician the Dragon Knight” from the Extra Deck. Afterwards, they set 1 Spell or Trap Card and ended their turn. Then, because my opening hand was ideal, I managed to pull off my basic strategy of bringing out “El Shaddoll Construct” and “Vanity’s Fiend”, sealing my opponent’s Special Summons. My opponent then activated “Eternal Soul”, adding “Thousand Knives” from their Deck to their hand. At that point, I set “Infinite Impermanence”. During my opponent’s turn, my opponent Normal Summoned “Elemental HERO Prisma”. They then used its effect to have its name become “Dark Magician”, and then attempted to destroy my “Vanity’s Fiend” with “Thousand Knives”, but I ended up sealing their strategy by negating that effect with my set “Infinite Impermanence”. From there, the Duel proceeded, and because I had the advantage, I won.
While “Dark Magician” Decks use “Dark Magical Circle” to banish cards, it otherwise sends monsters to the GY by fighting, meaning it worked well with my Deck. But it’s of vital importance to get out “Vanity’s Fiend” as soon as possible.
The Duels above are from both days of attendance. Since there was a monitor installed near the waiting line, allowing you to see Duels from the area, you could stand in line without being terribly bored. Anyways, the following are the match results of the Knights of Hanoi!
This time we did a report on Jump Festa 2019. A large number of players attended the event, resulting in the venue being incredibly busy. In addition, it was a bit different from past events, as you could fight really strong “Knights of Hanoi” who used “Ultimate” level Decks. If you won those Duels, you could get 6 packs, but many of their Decks were incredibly powerful!
We plan to cover various events in the future, please look forward to it!