Round 1 Feature Match: Onur Gezer vs Jason Mannin

Welcome to YCS Sydey 2020! The first YCS of the decade is sure to be a good one. We have just under 750 players here today and as always our first round feature will be our defending champion Onur Gezer from Melbourne playing Altergeist, taking on Jason Mannin from Perth playing Sky Striker Orcust. Can the YCS Champion defend his title? Let’s find out. It’s time to duel.

R1 Onur hand

Duel 1

Onur wins the die roll and elected to make the first move. After quick thought, he sets 3 Spell or Trap cards and ends his turn. Jason draws and activates Upstart Goblin to which Onur quickly responds with his Imperial Order. Jason takes a deep sigh and puts Upstart Goblin in the graveyard. He Normal Summons Orcust Cymbal Skeleton and attempts to enter Battle Phase. Jason declares an attack with Orcust Cymbal Skeleton and Onur activates his set Altergeist Protocol and then with an Altergeist card on the field, he Special Summons Altergeist Kunquery from hand to negate the attack. Jason ends his turn.

R1 Jason Mannin hand

Onur draws and takes 700 damage from Imperial Order and passes his turn without making any plays. Jason draws and Onur pays another 700 LP for Imperial Order. Jason looks through his Extra Deck for options before summoning another Orcust Cymbal Skeleton. He uses the two Cymbal Skeletons to Link Summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton and Onur responds with Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay which summons itself from hand. Onur draws 2 cards and shuffles back one card into his deck. Jason overlays Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star on top of Galatea, the Orcust Automaton and uses its effect to send Imperial Order to the graveyard. With his Spell Cards playable again he activates Into the Void. Next he uses Orcustrated Return to send Orcust Brass Bombard to Graveyard to Draw 2 cards. He enters the Battle Phase and uses Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star to attack over Altergeist Kunquery. In Main Phase 2, he banishes Orcust Brass Bombard Bombard to summon Orcust Knightmare from Hand before using it and Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star to Link Summon another Galatea, the Orcust Automaton. On the summon of Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, Onur discards D.D. Crow to attempt to banish Orcust Knightmare. Jason responds with Called by the Grave targetting D.D. Crow and Onur uses his own Called By the Grave to again attempt to banish Orcust Knightmare. Jason proceeds to use Galatea, the Orcust Automatons effect shuffling Orcust Brass Bombard back into the Deck to set Orcustrated Babel from his Deck. Next he banishes Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from the Graveyard to summon back the first Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, before setting a Forbidden Chalice. Into the Void resolves discarding Dark Grepher.

Onur begins his turn with Pot of Extravagance to draw Altergeist Multifaker and Personal Spoofing. He Normal Summons Altergeist Meluseek and attempts to enter Battle Phase. He declares a Direct Attack with Altergeist Meluseek. Jason thinks about the situation before banishing Orcust Cymbal Skeleton for its effect. Onur uses his Altergeist Protocol tributing Altergeist Meluseek to negate Orcust Cymbal Skeleton and then using Altergeist Meluseek to add Altergeist Marionetter to hand. He attacks Galatea, the Orcust Automaton for 600 damage using Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay but it isn’t destroyed by battle. Onur sets a card and passes back. In End Phase, Jason uses Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, to shuffle back Orcust Cymbal Skeleton to set Orcust Cresendo.

R1

Jason draws and then Xyz Summons Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star over Galatea, the Orcust Automaton. At resolution, Onur activates Personal Spoofing and then activates Altergeist  Multifaker from hand. Jason uses Orcust Crescendo to negate and banish Altergeist Multifaker and attacks over Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay with Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star and directly with Galatea, the Orcust Automaton. He sets a Spell or Trap and ends his turn.

Onur draws and summons Altergeist Marionetter. Jason activates Forbidden Chalice but Onur reminds him that Altergeist Protocol prevents it from being negated. He sets a Altergeist Manifestation from his deck. He uses Altergeist Marionetter to target itself and Altergeist Meluseek in the graveyard to summon the Altergeist Meluseek. Onur enters battle phase and attempts to Attack Directly. Jason uses Galatea, the Orcust Automaton to return Orcust Cymbal Skeleton to set an Orcustrated Return. Meluseek’s effect sends Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star to the graveyard. Onur sets Spell or Trap and passes. In the End Phase Jason uses Orcust Crescendo’s graveyard effect to add Orcust Harp Horror to hand.

Jason draws Orcust Brass Bombard for turn which he immediately discards off Orcustrated Return drawing Forbidden Chalice and Allure of Darkness. He Normal Summons Orcust Harp Horror and uses it to attack Altergeist Meluseek. Onur adds Altergeist Silquitous to hand using Altergeist Meluseeks effect and then takes 1800 from a direct attack from Galatea, the Orcust Automaton. In Main Phase 2, Jason link summons Topologic Trisbaena. On the successful summon, Onur activates Altergeist Manifestation to summon back Altergeist Meluseek. Jason sets another Forbidden Chalice and ends his turn.

Onur draws Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Normal Summons Altergeist  Silquitous and immediately enters Battle Phase to attack directly with Altergeist Meluseek. On attack declaration, Jason attempts to activate Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones and Onur responds with Altergeist  Silquitous effect returning Altergeist  Manifestation to hand to return Topologic Trisbaena to the  Extra Deck. When Altergeist Meluseek is sent to graveyard Onur adds Altergeist Marionetter to hand. In the End Phase Jason attempts to Orcust Harp Horror but Onur uses Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring to negate it.

In draw phase, Onur activated Altergeist Manifestation and chains Altergeist Silquitous to return the Altergeist Manifestation and Sky Striker Ace token while using the Altergeist Manifestation to summon Altergeist Meluseek from the Graveyard. Jason activates Allure of Darkness to draw Into the Void and Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor banishing Orcust Cymbal Skeleton. He sets Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor and passes.

Onur draws another Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Summons Altergeist Marionetter from his hand. He attacks directly with Altergeist Meluseek sending Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor to graveyard. He then attacks with Altergeist Silquitous and Altergeist Marionetter before using Altergeist Meluseek and Altergeist Marionetter to summon Altergeist Hextia. Jason draws and then concedes with no playable options.

R1 Jason Mannin

Duel 2

After an intense game 1, Jason has just over 15 minutes to tie it up and hope to win. Jason goes first and opens an unfortunate hand of Orcust Crescendo, Orcust Knightmare, Twin Twisters, Called by the Grave and Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. He sets 2 to the back and passes. Onur draws and at the Start of main phase activates Pot of Extravagance. Onur matches his opponent’s field with 2 sets and passes. In End Phase, Jason uses his Twin Twisters discarding Orcust Knightmare to target Onur’s 2 set cards. Onur responds with D.D. Crow targeting the discarded Knightmare. Jason flips his Called by The Grave targeting the D.D. Crow and Onur just discards his second D.D. Crow making sure the Orcust Knightmare is finally banished. After this all resolves, Onur puts his 2 set Solemn Strike into the Graveyard.

R1 Jason hand 2

Jason draws Orcust Harp Horror for turn and has a simple turn of Normal Summoning it, attacking directly and ending his turn.

Onur draw and activate Pot of Duality which reveals Altergeist Meluseek, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Infinite Impermanence and without hesitation adds Altergeist Meluseek to hand. He Normal Summons the Altergeist Meluseek, attacks directly and send Orcust Harp Horror to Graveyard. Onur uses his third D.D. Crow to banish the Orcust Harp Horror after reading Called By The Grave making sure any lingering effects are no longer applying. Jason draws Gizmek Orochi, the Serpetron Sky Slasher for his turn and Special Summons it in the Main Phase by banishing the top 8 cards from his deck. He enters the Battle Phase and attacks Altergeist Meluseek which adds Altergeist Marionetter to hand. Onur draws another copy of Altergeist Meluseek but chooses to Normal Summon the Altergeist Marionetter that he searched. Altergeist Marionetter sets an Altergeist Protocol from deck but when Onur attempts to use it to summon back Altergeist Meluseek it is destroyed by Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit.

Jason draws Foolish Burial for turn and uses it to send Orcust Harp Horror to the graveyard. He banishes Orcust Harp Horror to summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck. He enters Battle Phase and attacks with Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher and Orcust Cymbal Skeleton putting Onur down to 1700 LP. Jason link summons Galatea, the Orcust Automaton and again Onur has the Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay using the effect to draw 2 and shuffle away a card. He uses Galatea, the Orcust Automaton to return Orcust Harp Horror to deck and set an Orcustrated Babel. He activates the Orcustrated Babel and Xyz Summons Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star and then using its effect to send the set Altergeist Protocol to the graveyard. Jason sets the Orcust Cresendo and passes.

Onur draws, summons Altergeist Meluseek and enters Battle Phase. The direct attack is successful and he sends the set Orcust Cresendo to the graveyard. In Main Phase 2, Onur sets 3 cards to the back and passes. In the End Phase, Jason summons back Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slashher from the Graveyard.

Jason draws Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage for turn but is visibly upset that he cannot use it because he just summoned a monster to his Main Monster Zone. He enters Battle Phase and attacks Altergeist Meluseek with. Onur activates a Personal Spoofing to shuffle the Altergeist Meluseek to add Altergeist Multifaker and then summoning Altergeist Multifaker using that its effect to also Special Summon Altergeist Silquitous from his deck. Onur uses Altergeist Silquitous to return Altergeist Multifaker to his hand and send Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evenng Star back to extra deck.  Jason attacks the Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay with his Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher for 50 damage. Still in Battle Phase, Jason uses Orcust Cymbal Skeleton to summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton to attack Altergeist Silquitous which adds an Altergeist Protocol back to Onur’s hand.  In Main Phase 2, Galatea, the Orcust Automaton returns Orcust Cymbal Skeleton back to the deck to Set an Orcustrated Return. Jason Xyz Summons Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star and attaches a banished Orcust Harp Horror as material. He banishes Orcust Crescendo to add an Orcust Cymbal Skeleton to hand which he discards with the Orcustrated Return drawing Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit and Reinforcements of the Army. Jason uses the latter to add Dark Grepher before ending his turn.

Onur quickly checks his Graveyard then draws for turn. In Standby Phase he uses Altergeist Manifestation to summon Altergeist Meluseek and then activates Altergeist Multifaker summoning Altergeist Silquitous. Onur attempts to activate Personal Spoofing returning a card in hand to the deck but it is destroyed by Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. Altergeist Silquitous returns Altergeist Multifaker to hand to send Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star back to the extra deck. In Battle Phase Altergeist Meluseek attacks directly and send Orcustrated Babel to the Graveyard. He Link Summons Altergeist Hextia with Altergeist Silquitous and Altergeist Meluseek using their effects to add Altergeist Manifestation from Graveyard and Altergeist Marionetter from deck. He normal the Altergeist Marionetter and uses its effect set Altergeist Protocol. Onur sets another 2 Spell or Trap cards and passes.

Jason draws Eradicator Epidemic Virus for turn. He Normal Summons Dark Grepher and before anything else can happen Onur activates an Altergeist Protocol and activates Altergeist Multifaker from hand summoning Altergeist Kunquery from his deck which will negate Dark Grepher’s effect. Jason removes Orcust Harp Horror to attempt to summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton but Onur banishes Galatea with Called by the Grave. During Battle Phase, Dark Grepher attacks over Altergeist Marionetter for 100 damage. Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher attacks Altergeist Meluseek but Onur activates Altergeist Manifestation summoning Altergeist Silquitous and then uses its effect to return both Altergeist Multifaker and the Gizmek Orochi, the Sky Serpentron Slasher to hand. With only 8 cards left in deck Jason doesn’t summon try to summon it back. Onur draws for turn and activates a set Infinite Impermanence on Dark Grepher to meet the trigger for Altergeist Multifaker. Onur uses Altergeist Hextia, Altergeist Kunqery and Altergeist Multifaker to Link Summon Topologic Zeroboros. Altergeist Hextia adds Altergeist Meluseek from deck to hand which Onur Normal Summons. Altergeist Meluseek attacks directly sending set Eradicator Epidemic Virus to the graveyard. With over 20 cards banished, Zeroberos had more than enough attack points to attack over Dark Grepher to seal the game!!

R1 Onur win

After 2 long winded games, Onur starts off the YCS with a 2-0 victory over Jason Mannin’s Sky Striker Orcust deck.

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