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[OCG] V Jump Staff Write Up of YCSJ Tokyo 2019

Or in which Primal Dragon does nothing.

Participating At The Largest “Official Card Game” Event “Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Japan Tokyo”!

“Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Tokyo” was held on November 3rd. And the event report has been released!
Since a V Jump Writer participated in the event at Osaka back in May, we’ll do that again, introducing the situation and results!

The “Primal Dragon” Deck Used By The V Jump Writer!

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This Deck’s concept is a Deck based around making use of the effect of “Primal Dragon” (from the jumbo December V Jump Issue) that lets your monster attacks twice”.

It has two core strategies:
• Attacking with “Gren Maju Da Eiza”
• Attacking with “Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon”

Basically: Go second, and crush your opponent immediately.

Strategy 1: If “Gren Maju Da Eiza” Is In Your Hand

A pattern based on Tributing “Primal Dragon” with the effect of “Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard” and apply its effect to a monster on the field.

1. During the End Phase of your opponent’s turn, banish the top 8 cards of your Deck to Special Summon “Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher”.
2. Destroy your opponent’s monster by banishing 3 cards from your Extra Deck with the second effect of “Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher”.
3. Normal Summon “Primal Dragon”, Tribute that “Primal Dragon” to Special Summon “Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard”. Then target that “Gizmek Orochi the Serpentron Sky Slasher” to let it attack twice.
4. Use the second effect of “Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard” to Normal Summon “Gren Maju Da Eiza”.

Your ATK Total will be “4900 (2450 x 2) + 4400 + 2050 = 11,400”, meaning you’ll likely be able to deal enormous damage to your opponent.

Strategy 2: If You Can Ritual Summon “Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon”

The second pattern which focuses on Tributing “Primal Dragon” and applying its effect to monsters on the field. This is very powerful if the right conditions are met.
1. Normal Summon “Fairy Tail – Luna”, and use its first effect to add a second “Luna” to your hand.
2. Activate the second effect of “Luna”, returning a monster your opponent controls to the hand. (This effect being negated is perfectly OK. It’s a just a lucky extra if you pull it off.)
3. Activate “Chaos Form” to Tribute “Primal Dragon” and the “Luna” you added to Ritual Summon “Chaos MAX”. Then target that “Chaos MAX” to let it attack twice.

The total ATK you’ll have is “8000 (4000 x 2) + 1850 = 9850”
If you pull off the effect of “Luna”, there will be no Luna, meaning only “Chaos MAX” can attack, aiming for 8000 damage.

The Above Mentioned Monsters

“Primal Dragon the Primordial Dragon”

Your opponent takes no battle damage from attacks involving this card. You can only use each of the following effects of “Primal Dragon the Primordial Dragon” once per turn.
● You can banish 1 Dragon monster from your GY; this card gains ATK/DEF equal to the banished monster’s ATK until the end of the next turn.
● If this card is Tributed: You can target 1 face-up monster you control; it can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn.

“Card Included In The December 2019 V Jump』

“Gren Maju Da Eiza”

This card’s ATK and DEF are each equal to the number of your removed from play cards x 400.

“Expert Edition Volume 2” et al

“Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon”

You can Ritual Summon this card with “Chaos Form”. Must be Ritual Summoned. Your opponent cannot target this card with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent’s card effects. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict double piercing battle damage.

“20th Anniversary Legend Collection” et al

“Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher”

If this card is in your hand or GY (Quick Effect): You can banish 8 cards from the top of your Deck face-down; Special Summon this card. You can banish 3 cards from your Extra Deck face-down, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; destroy it. You can only use 1 “Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher” effect per turn, and only once that turn.

“Rising Rampage”

“Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard”

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Normal Summoned monster. You can only use each of the following effects of “Gizmek Yata, the Gleaming Vanguard” once per turn.
● During your Main Phase, if this card was Normal or Special Summoned this turn, you can: Immediately after this effect resolves, Normal Summon 1 monster. If you do, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except monsters with the same original Type as that monster.
● If this card Special Summoned by its own effect is Tributed: Gain 2050 LP.

“Chaos Impact”

“Fairy Tail – Luna”

When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 Spellcaster monster with 1850 ATK from your Deck to your hand. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; your opponent can send 1 card with that monster’s name from their Deck or Extra Deck to the GY to negate this effect, otherwise return both this card and that monster to the hand.

“Structure Deck R – Lord of Magician -” et al

“Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Japan Tokyo” Duel Start!

1st Match: Win
Opponent’s Deck: “Trickstar”

My opponent went first.
They used their Field Spell to get “Candina” and “Lycoris”, and then polished off their turn by Setting 4 cards.
Then I had a troublesome opening hand: “Effect Veiler”, 2 “Trade-In”, “Harpie’s Feather Duster” and “Crackdown”, while my first draw was “Ash Blossom * Joyous Spring”
First I activate “Harpie’s Feather Duster”, destroying all of my opponent’s Spell & Trap Cards. Then, my opponent activated “Scapegoat”, so I suspected they would bring out “Borrelsword Dragon”, so I set “Crackdown” and the unusable “Trade-In” and ended my turn.
The opponent used the Special Summoned Sheep Tokens to Link Summon, using “Knightmare Phoenix” to destroy “Trade-In”. Then they Link Summoned “Borrelsword Dragon”, which I took control with using “Crackdown”, allowing me to take the advantage.
However, I kinda got stuck for a while, such as drawing into my third “Trade-In”, but ultimately I drew into “Gren Maju Da Eiza” and “Eater f Millions”, allowing me to win with a 6000 ATK Da Eiza.

2nd Match: Win
Opponent’s Deck: “Salamangreat”

My opponent went first.
Their End Phase resulted in “Salamangreat Balelynx” and 1 Set Card, and during that End Phase I Special Summoned “Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher”.
During my turn, the “Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher” used its effect to banish my Extra Deck to destroy “Salamangreat Balelynx”, then I Normal Summoned “Gren Maju Da Eiza”, and attacked with two monsters.
During the next turn, the opponent Special Summoned “Dinowrestler Panktratops”, destroying that “Da Eiza”. They again brought out “Salamangreats” to Link Summon “Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze”, and from there they Special Summon “Da Eiza” from the GY to a point Hiita pointed to.
I believe the Da Eiza was used as material for Link Summoning or so such, but then because my opponent attacked “Gizmek Orochi” with “Da Eiza”, I won the battle and with it and the Duel.
“Da Eiza” explicitly states “Gains ATK equal to the number of your banished cards”, so it had 0 ATK.
My opponent misread the effect, and this was the result.

3rd Match: Win
Opponent’s Deck: “Danger!” + “Dark World”

My opponent went first.
My opponent activate “Danger! Mothman!”, sending “Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World”. It’s Special Summoned, and “Mothman!” was Special Summoned as well.
They used these two to Xyz Summon “Number 60: Dugares the Timeless” and activate its effect, but I discarded “Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring” from the hand to negate it. Afterwards, they Normal Summoned “Fairy Tail – Snow” from their hand, and used Dugares and Snow to Link Summon “I:P Masquerena”. Moving the End Phase, I Special Summoned the “Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher”.
Moving to my turn, I Special Summoned “Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor”, then equipped my opponent’s “Masquerena” to it, then my opponent banished cards for the cost of Special Summoning”Fairy Tail – Snow” from the GY. And with its effect, flipped “Gizmek Mikazuchi” to face-down Defense Position.
However, because the opponent has banished their entire hand, I was more or less able to win as a result.

4th Match: Win
Opponent Deck: “Subterror”

My opponent went first.
They set 1 monster and 2 Spell/Trap Cards, and ending the turn.
During my turn, I activated “Pot of Extravagance” from my hand at the start of the Main Phase. I banished 6 cards from my Extra Deck as a part of the cost, but it was stopped by “Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring”.
Although my “Gren Maju Da Eiza” from the hand gained 2400 ATK, I was weary of what that Set monster might be, so I Tributed that monster for “Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju”, and destroyed it with “Da Eiza”. The Tributed monster was “Subterror Guru” making me certain my opponent was most likely playing “Subterror”.
My opponent then took their turn, Set a monster and passed it back to me.
Nonetheless, I failed to draw a monster, so I attacked with Da Eiza, so the Set “Subterror Guru” flipped face-up, and then my opponent activated their Set “Subterror Final Battle”, using it to combine ATK and DEF values, and thus the battle ended without anything being destroyed.
During the next turn, my opponent had “Subterror Guru” and “Final Battle” combo to raise ATK, allowing them to destroy my “Gren Maju Da Eiza”.
Afterwards, I drew into “Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher” and “Fairy Tail – Luna”, and used their effects against my opponent’s “Subterror Guru”, allowing me to seize victory.

5th Match: Loss
Opponent’s Deck: “Anti-Spam Deck”

Opponent went first.

They Normal Summoned “Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo”, and then set 2 cards and ended the turn.
Due to the Special Summons being sealed, and the fact I had no monsters to Normal Summoned, I had to end my turn.
My opponent Normal Summoned “Thunder King Rai-Oh”, thus making it impossible for me to add cards from my Deck to my hand.
Unable to get or bring out any cards, I lost.

6th Match: Loss
Opponent’s Deck: “True Draco”

My opponent went first.
After activating “Pot of Extravagance”, they set 5 cards face-down and ended their turn.
During my turn, I Normal Summoned “Fairy Tail – Luna” and activated its effect, causing my opponent to activate “Skill Drain”. They then activate one Trap Card after another, allowing them to Tribute Summon “Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter” during that turn.
There was no way to break through its 2500 ATK, and though I Special Summoned “Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher”, my opponent activated “Dragonic Diagram” and brought out a second “Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter”, causing me to lose without a chance to regain my footing.

Final Result was 4 Wins, 2 Losses.

Side Events Were Also Exciting!

At the venue, the “Duelist Festival” was held as a Side Event.
The locations where you can fight change according to whether or not you win or lose, and you can get Promotion Packs in each area.
A lot of Duelists gather there and enjoy Dueling!

Event Overview

I participated in the tournament as a player following the previous Osaka event. I tried a Deck with two winning strategies, but I ended up going 4-2.
The concept this time was “Primal Dragon”, but there were almost no times it was Normal Summoned to battle and Ritual Summon, so I never really got to pull off the combos I suggested above.

The “YCSJ” will be held in other locations in the future, so if you are interested, invite friends and comrades to join you next time.

The next YCSJ will be held in Nagoya!

Stay tuned for more information and commentary abut various events in the future!



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