META CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES #9 - JUNE 2ND

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Tournament Information

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  • Saturday 2nd June, 1pm EST / 6pm GMT
  • 7 Rounds

Format

  • Tournament capped at 140 players
  • Best of 3, Swiss
  • 1 deck with a 5 card side deck

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Full Decktype Breakdown

Skill Overview By Decktype

Spellbooks   41 Restart
Amazoness   36 Restart
Sylvans 26 Grit 1 Restart
Masked Heroes 15 Restart 1 Grit
Stall 3 Extra, Extra 1 Destiny Draw
Noble Knights 2 Balance 1 Restart
Aliens   2 Restart
Archfiends   2 Restart
Bujins   2 Restart
Cyber Angels   1 Grit
Dragons   1 Restart
Paleozoics   1 Chain Reaction
Six Samurais   1 Beatdown
Sea Stealth Attack   1 Mythic Depths

Top 16 Decklists (Main + Side Deck) - Prize Support: $2,547

1st Place - Chilah

skill Extra, Extra
Kuriboh
Kuriboh
Kuriboh
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Defense%20Draw
Defense%20Draw
Defense%20Draw
Impenetrable%20Attack
Impenetrable%20Attack
Impenetrable%20Attack
Rainbow%20Life
Rainbow%20Life
Rainbow%20Life
Draining%20Shield
Draining%20Shield
Draining%20Shield
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Massivemorph
Massivemorph
Massivemorph

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Sword%20of%20Deep-Seated
Divine%20Wrath
Ghost%20of%20a%20Grudge
Aegis%20of%20Gaia
Notes From The Champ

Going into this MCS I was expecting a ton of Sylvans, Spellbooks, Amazoness and Masked Heroes. While building my deck, I was really scared of backrow cards like Hey, Trunade!, Cosmic Cyclone, Sylvan Komushroomo etc, so I decided to run Rainbow Life to stop the OTK.

Defense Draw was really good in the Spellbook and Sylvan matchups for two reasons:

  1. It negates the Rose Lover effect of trap immunity
  2. When facing Spellbooks you need resources to keep up
    Defense Draw is basically like an Extra, Extra effect on its own. I ran Impenetrable Attack because it also shuts down the Rose Lover effect and it stalls for a turn. If you are low LP and you have two Golden Ladybug in hand and you Extra, Extra into Impenetrable Attack, it’s a free 2 turns + a gain of 2k LP from the Golden Ladybug effect. This combo saved me in my duel vs Billy Brake.

I lost in Round 1 and 2 vs my teammate Tsun Tsun and another Japanese player. They both used Masked Heroes and they both beat me. I lost 2 games off of them to Hey, Trunade! simply because I did not have a chainable card. Starting the MCS 0-2 sucked for me. It forced me to make sure I played optimally and did not make mistakes as I could not afford any more losses in Swiss. After those two losses, I pulled a comeback and went 10-0 and finished 10-2.

In the epic Top 4 game vs Machdragon, he waited too long to push and by the time he did, I had enough lifepoints to survive. The trick to playing against Spellbooks is gaining a ton of lifepoints. With a lot of LP, in the lategame, when they decide to start swinging you get to pop Extra, Extra every turn. Spellbook players just can’t keep up after that. In our match, the way I healed was instead of using the Draining Shield + Massivemorph combo I used Rainbow Life. I did this because in the Spellbook matchup, they can Spellbook of Fate their monster facedown to negate the LP gain from the Draining Shield/Massivemorph combo. He decided not to negate it, and in the damage step I used Massivemorph. After that, it was hard for him to outresource me.


​2nd Place - BlackJesus

skill Restart
Amazoness%20Paladin
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Queen
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Forbidden%20Chalice
Forbidden%20Chalice
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Amazoness%20Willpower
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught

Side deck:

Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Amazoness%20Scouts
Zombie%20World
DNA%20Surgery
Magic%20Deflector

3rd-4th Place - Machdragon

skill Restart
Dark%20Magician%20of%20Chaos
The%20Tricky
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20of%20Life
Spellbook%20of%20Life
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
Spellbook%20Library%20of%20the%20Crescent
Spellbook%20Library%20of%20the%20Crescent
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Power
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20Organization
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

3rd-4th Place - Masarike

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Fragrance%20Storm
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination
DNA%20Surgery

5th-8th Place - Qbob2

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination

5th-8th Place - RegTrainer1

skill Restart
Lyla%2C%20Lightsworn%20Sorceress
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Prophecy%20Destroyer
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Spellbook%20of%20Life
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
Spellbook%20Library%20of%20the%20Crescent
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Power
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20Organization
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Fragrance%20Storm
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination

5th-8th Place - Eugen Heidt

skill Restart
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Queen
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Sage
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Amazoness%20Willpower
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught

Side deck:

Nobleman%20of%20Crossout
Nobleman%20of%20Crossout
Zombie%20World
Straight%20Flush
Straight%20Flush

5th-8th Place - DennisEG

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Fire%20Formation%20-%20Gyokkou
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination
Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Negative1

skill Restart
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Malicious
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Malicious
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Celestial
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Celestial
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Celestial
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Drilldark
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Drilldark
Vision%20HERO%20Vyon
Vision%20HERO%20Vyon
Vision%20HERO%20Vyon
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Dreamer
Mask%20Change
Mask%20Change
Mask%20Change
Hey%2C%20Trunade!
Hey%2C%20Trunade!
Forbidden%20Chalice
Forbidden%20Chalice
Destiny%20Draw
Polymerization
Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Vision%20HERO%20Trinity
Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Dangerous

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Forbidden%20Chalice
Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Mirror%20Wall
DNA%20Surgery

9th-16th Place - Betrayal

skill Restart
Amazoness%20Paladin
Amazoness%20Paladin
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Queen
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Amazoness%20Willpower
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught

Side deck:

Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Amazoness%20Scouts
Zombie%20World
Different%20Dimension%20Ground
Different%20Dimension%20Ground

9th-16th Place - Kcful

skill Restart
The%20Tricky
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20Magician%20of%20Prophecy
Prophecy%20Destroyer
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Reaper%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Fool%20of%20Prophecy
Spellbook%20of%20Life
Spellbook%20of%20Life
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
Spellbook%20of%20Secrets
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
That%20Grass%20Looks%20Greener
Spellbook%20Library%20of%20the%20Crescent
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Fate
Spellbook%20of%20Power
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20Eternity
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20of%20the%20Master
Spellbook%20Organization
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Raul Torres

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Mistilteinn

skill Restart
Amazoness%20Paladin
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Queen
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Sage
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Amazoness%20Willpower
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught

Side deck:

Cosmic%20Cyclone
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Noble%20Arms%20-%20Arfeudutyr
Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Stevie

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination

9th-16th Place - Mr.Cellophane

skill Restart
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Princess
Amazoness%20Queen
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Swords%20Woman
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Scouts
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Forbidden%20Chalice
Forbidden%20Chalice
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole
Amazoness%20Willpower
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Amazoness%20Onslaught

Side deck:

Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Zombie%20World
Forbidden%20Chalice
Magic%20Deflector
Magic%20Deflector

9th-16th Place - Woooladdd

skill Grit
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Rose%20Lover
Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Hermitree
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Sylvan%20Guardioak
Tribute%20to%20the%20Doomed
Enemy%20Controller
Enemy%20Controller
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Side deck:

Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Magic%20Deflector
Magic%20Deflector
Straight%20Flush

Notable Deck - Top 32 - Tekumse

skill Beatdown
Great%20Shogun%20Shien
Grandmaster%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Grandmaster%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Grandmaster%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Kizaru
Hand%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Hand%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Doji
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Doji
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Doji
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Hatsume
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Powerful%20Rebirth
Powerful%20Rebirth
Powerful%20Rebirth
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Return%20of%20the%20Six%20Samurai
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Secret%20Six%20Samurai%20-%20Rihan
Vision%20HERO%20Trinity
Vision%20HERO%20Trinity

Side deck:

Zombie%20World
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Last%20Day%20of%20Witch
Warrior%20Elimination
Warrior%20Elimination

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