Round 3: Marius Prinz (Machina Roid) vs. Vincent Laine (Gadgets)
Facing each other in round 3 are Germany’s Marius Prinz and Vincent Laine. Sounds like a classic already!
Prinz is relying on his home-brewed “Machina Roid” Deck while Laine is piloting a Gadget Deck. It’s a Machine Mirror Match of sorts, with both players trying to plow through a field of Mermails, Firefists and Dino Rabbits.
Prinz won the die roll and opted to go first. He only Set a back row card and passed play.
Laine had [red] to add [yellow] to his hand, he Set a spell or trap himself and attacked directly, resulting in the first change in Life Points. [mst] destroyed [ced] during the End Phase and play was back to Prinz.
He used [frame] to add [fortress] to his hand, now also getting his engine going. He discarded [unknown] and [fortress] to [ss] the latter, he then attacked over [red] and a direct attack with [frame] followed. He added a second back row card for good measure and passed play.
Laine started rebuilding with [yellow], finding [green]. He then followed it up with a [fortress] of his own, but Prinz had a [bth] to deal with it. Laine Set a spell or trap and ended.
[ced] recycled [frame] and just like the first time he [ns]ed it, Prinz added another [fortress]. He discarded 2 copies to add it to his field, but not before [frame] equipped the first copy and without declaring an attack, he ended his turn.
Laine’s engine kept rolling, with [yellow] finding [red]. He checked his face-down card and he also held on to [poa], [limiter] and 2 monsters.
After giving it some thought, he used both of his Gadgets to [xyz] [ggx], to which Prinz responded with [tt]! He detached [frame], which meant only his [fortress] stayed on the field. Laine on the other hand took the invitation, using [poa] to refill his hand and empty his Graveyard.
He added 2 more back row cards and passed play.
Prinz opted not to attack. His set back row card ([sj]) got destroyed by [mst] during the End Phase.
Laine [ns]ed [red], he chained [limiter] as well as [chain sum]. He added [frame], this got him [fortress], he had yet another Gadget in his hand and after a series of Summons, he was left with [fortress] (equipped with [frame]) and [ggx] on the field.
He attacked with his [fortress], losing his [frame] and [ggx] (thanks to the effect of Prinz’ [fortress]).
Prinz simply passed play.
Laine went even crazier this time, activating [double summon], [ns]ing [red] and [green] to add even more Gadgets to his hand and further thin out his Deck. He calculated the damage totals, declared attacks with his Gadgets and [fortress] and that left Prinz on 1700 Life Points.
He [xyz]ed [maestro] in [mp] 2 and ended.
[hole] didn’t help against [maestro] and when Laine also had [mst] to get rid of the Set [limiter], Prinz knew it was over.
[h2]Vincent Laine takes the lead![/h2]
After a good start, Prinz clearly lost some steam, not being able to keep up the pressure. It might have been a better move to play a little riskier, trying to apply more pressure with his [fortress] rather than giving Laine time to get his own engine going with his Gadgets adding one monster after another to his hand. Will we see a different approach in the second Duel or some crazy Side Decking tech?
Prinz wanted to go first again, this time setting a card to each zone.
Laine didn’t waste any time, [ns]ing [yellow] to add [green] to his hand. He set a Spell or Trap Card and passed play without attacking.
Both players were going for a more conservative approach it seemed, with Prinz setting 2 spells or traps.
[storm] wiped both players back rows, Laine then [ns]ed [green], he activated [double summon], [red] followed and he then [ss]ed [fortress] and . He used the effect of , declaring “Monster”, he attacked over [expressroid] and [fortress] attacked directly.
[reborn] brought back [expressroid]. Prinz added 2 back row cards and he ended.
Laine used the effect of , to which Prinz chained [fchalice] to strip it off its effect. He then attacked over [expressroid] with [fortress] and ended.
[hole] wiped the field. Prinz added a second back row card.
Play was back to Laine, who opted to not perform any actions. Nothing happened on the following turn.
Laine now picked up steam again, with [red] allowing him to add [yellow] to his hand. He attacked directly, leaving Prinz on 4200 Life Points.
Prinz didn’t perform any actions.
When [yellow] came down, Prinz used [veiler] to negate its effect. Laine attacked with both of his monsters, he Set a third spell or trap and ended.
Prinz also added a third back row card.
Laine attacked and Prinz took the damage after some consideration. Another attack followed. This time Prinz did respond, extending his hand.
[h2]Vincent Laine overcomes Marius Prinz![/h2]Back to all news