Round 3 Feature Match: Rohan Patel vs. James Swannie

10-year-old Rohan Patel is new to the Battle Pack experience, but managed to secure a 2-0 record in the tournament so far. James Swannie has entered a few Battle Pack Sealed events before, and currently holds the same record as Patel. But only one of these Duelists can advance with a 3-0 record. Will experience prevail?

Duel One

Rohan Patel
Rohan Patel

Patel opened up Duel 1 with Insect Knight, Magic Drain, Miracle’s Wake, Dark Resonator, Wind-Up Soldier, and Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite. He Set Dark Resonator and both Trap Cards before ending his turn.

Swannie Summoned Milla the Temporal Magician and used her effect to look at Patel’s Miracle’s Wake. Then he attacked Patel’s face-down Dark Resonator, which protected itself with its effect. Swannie Set a card before ending his turn.

Patel drew Kunai with Chain and then Summoned Insect Knight! Insect Knight attacked Milla, and Swannie flipped Ego Boost to give his monster 1000 ATK. Insect Knight was destroyed in battle, and Patel lose 900 Life Points. Patel used Miracle’s Wake to Special Summon his fallen Insect Knight from the Graveyard and then ended his turn.

Swannie Summoned Exarion Universe. He attacked Dark Resonator with Exarion Universe and Patel activated Kunai with Chain! He switched Exarion Universe to Defense Position and gave his Insect Knight an extra 500 ATK Next, Milla attacked Dark Resonator, but its effect protected it from being destroyed. Swannie combined Exarion Universe and Milla to Summon Number 39: Utopia in Main Phase 2.

Patel drew Fissure! He activated it to destroy Number 39: Utopia and then Summoned Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite. Zephyros attacked directly, and then Patel attacked directly with his 2400 ATK Insect Knight, dropping Swannie down to 4000 Life Points; but after taking the damage from Insect Knight, Swannie Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness from his hand. He then Special Summoned an Emissary of Darkness Token with 2400 ATK and DEF. In Main Phase 2, Patel combined Zephyros with Insect Knight to Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia.

Swannie retaliates with Gorz!
Swannie retaliates with Gorz!

Swannie attacked Dark Resonator with his Emissary of Darkness Token, and then attacked Dark Resonator with Gorz to destroy the Dark Resonator.

Patel drew D.D. Assailant! He Summoned it and attacked Gorz, banishing both his D.D. Assailant and Gorz with his Assailant’s effect. Then Number 39: Utopia attacked and destroyed the Emissary of Darkness Token.

Swannie Set a card to each zone before passing.

Patel drew Ancient Gear Knight and Summoned it. He tried attacking with Number 39: Utopia, but Swannie flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Number 39: Utopia to the Extra Deck. Next, Ancient Gear Knight attacked Swannie’s face-down Shine Knight, unable to destroy it.

Swannie Summoned Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite and combined it with Shine Knight to Summon Number 39: Utopia. Then he attacked and destroyed Ancient Gear Knight with Utopia, dropping Patel down to 5300 Life Points.

Patel drew Asura Priest and Set it.

Swannie Normal Summoned Gilasaurus and equipped it with Horn of the Unicorn. Next, Gilasaurus attacked and destroyed Patel’s face-down Asura Priest, and Number 39: Utopia attacked Patel directly to drop him to 2800 Life Points.

Patel drew Pot of Duality next turn and activated it. He revealed Book of Moon, Damage Gate, and Dark Bribe from the top of his Deck. He added Book of Moon to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Patel Set Wind-Up Soldier and Book of Moon before ending his turn.

Swannie attacked and destroyed Patel’s face-down Wind-Up Soldier with his Gilasaurus. He tried to attack directly with Number 39: Utopia next, but Patel blocked the attack by using Book of Moon to put Number 39: Utopia face-down.

Patel drew a card and conceded on his next turn, unable to overcome Swannie’s Utopia.

Swannie wins Duel 1 with some help from Number 39: Utopia!

Duel Two

James Swannie
James Swannie

Patel opened up with Kunai with Chain, Miracle’s Wake, Fissure, Dark Bribe, Dark Resonator, and Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive.

Patel's opening hand.
Patel's opening hand.

He Set Dark Resonator and 3 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

Swannie Special Summoned Gilasaurus and then Normal Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth. Twin-Headed Behemoth attacked Dark Resonator, but Dark Resonator’s effect protected it from the first attack. Next, Gilasaurus attacked, and Patel switched Gilasaurus to Defense Position with Kunai with Chain, and gave his Dark Resonator 500 ATK.

Patel Summoned Asura Priest. He attacked Gilasaurus with Asura Priest. Swannie tried to use Compulsory Evacuation Device on Asura Priest, Patel negated it with Dark Bribe, allowing Swannie to draw a card. Next, Patel attacked Twin-Headed Behemoth with Asura Priest, and Swannie used Forbidden Chalice to give his Behemoth 400 ATK and win the battle! Asura Priest was destroyed, and Patel lost 200 Life Points. Patel used Fissure to destroy Twin-Headed Behemoth in Main Phase 2. Swannie Special Summoned it back to the field in the End Phase.

Swannie activated Snatch Steal to take control of Patel’s Dark Resonator and Tribute it to Summon The Tricky. He attacked directly with The Tricky before ending his turn.

Patel Set Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive and passed.

Swannie Summoned Gogogo Golem. He attacked Patel’s face-down Dekoichi with his Golem, and Patel drew a card. Then The Tricky attacked Patel directly. Patel used Miracle’s Wake to Special Summon Dekoichi back from his Graveyard before ending his turn.

Patel drew D.D. Assailant and then Summoned Jurrac Protops. He attacked Gogogo Golem with Jurrac Protops and Swannie used Hedge Guard to protect his Golem.

Protops takes on the world
Protops takes on the world

Next, Dekoichi attacked and destroyed Twin-Headed Behemoth. In Main Phase 2, Patel combined Jurrac Protops and Dekoichi to Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia!

Swannie fought back by combining Gogogo Golem with Milla to Xyz Summon Gem-Knight Pearl. Gem-Knight Pearl attacked Utopia; but Patel detached an Xyz Material from Utopia to negate the attack. Swannie Set a card before ending his turn.

Patel drew D.D. Assailant! He Summoned it and attacked Gem-Knight Pearl with his Assailant, but Swannie flipped Mirror Force!

Mirror Force!
Mirror Force!

D.D. Assailant and Number 39: Utopia were destroyed! Next, Patel Special Summoned Gilasaurus in Defense Position, and Swannie Special Summoned Hedge Guard from his Graveyard in Defense Position.

Swannie drew Card Guard next turn and Summoned it. Patel conceded with only 3800 Life Points remaining, knowing that he wouldn’t survive the onslaught from Swannie’s field.

James Swannie wins Duel 2 thanks to a big play with Mirror Force! James Swannie is moving on with a 3-0 record in the tournament!

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