In our final eight, we have a good mix of True Draco, Dinosaur and Trickster.
In this table, we have Ye Heng Ni [Trickster] playing against Zhang Jia Liang [True King Dinosaur].
Jia Liang went first and opened with Souleating Oviraptor to fetch Babycerasaurus.
Terraforming got Dragonic Diagram, but Dragonic Diagram was taken out by Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit when it was activated.
True King Lithosagym, the Disaster was special summoned and by destroying Babycerasaurus and Miscellaneousaurus from hand, prompting a Maxx “C” from Heng Ni.
Babycerasaurus‘s Trigger Effect special summoned another Miscellaneousaurus.
Souleating Oviraptor and Miscellaneousaurus were used to Xyz Summon Evolzar Laggia and that was the turn for Jia Liang.
Heng Ni played Trickster Lightstage, added Trickster Candina to hand, and normal summoned her right after. Candina fetched Trickster Reincarnation, and Pot of Duality got another Maxx “C”.
4 cards were set in the backrow and the turn was back to Jia Liang.
Jia Liang played Terraforming, and took 400 damage from Candina and Lightstage. Heng Ni chained with Ring of Destruction on Laggia, prompting Laggia to negate it.
Terraforming resolved and added Dragonic Diagram to hand. On its resolution, Heng Ni activated Trickster Reincarnation and followed with Droll & Lock Bird. Heng Ni has managed to pull off the 2-card combo that causes the opponent to discard their whole hand. Droll & Lock Bird would resolve first on Chain 2 causing both player to be unable to add cards from their deck to their hand (drawing is considered as adding cards from deck to hand). When Trickster Reincarnation resolves on Chain 1, the opponent’s entire hand will be banished, but he would be unable to draw due to the effect of Droll & Lock Bird.
Left with no cards in hand, Jia Liang moved into his Battle Phase and attacked with Lithosagym.
However, Heng Ni had a Blazing Mirror Force. Lithosagym and Laggia were destroyed, dealing 2600 damage to both players.
Jia Liang ended his turn with no cards in hand, and no cards on his field.
Heng Ni replaced his Trickster Lightstage with another Lightstage, adding another Trickster Candina to hand. Candina was normal summoned and Trickster Lycorissica was added to hand.
During the Battle Phase, both Candina direct attacked for 3600 damage. Lycorissica was activated from hand, returning one of the Candina to special summon herself. She direct attacked for 1600 damage and that was the game.
Ye Heng Ni [Trickster] 1 – 0 Zhang Jia Liang [True King Dinosaur]
Jia Liang went first and opened with Fossil Dig. It was met with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, but Jia Liang had PSY-Framegear Gamma to negate it.
Gamma special summoned PSY-Frame Driver, and Fossil Dig fetched Babycerasaurus.
Gamma and Driver were used to Synchro Summon PSY-Framelord Omega. Omega’s effect was activated, banishing Blazing Mirror Force from Heng Ni’s hand.
Dragonic Diagram was played and activated, destroying Babycerasaurus to add True King Lithosagym, the Disaster to hand.
Babycerasaurus‘s Trigger Effect special summoned Souleating Oviraptor. Oviraptor then added another Babycerasaurus to hand.
Lithosagym was special summoned, destroying Babycerasaurus and Petiteranodon. 3 Xyz Monsters were banished from Heng Ni’s Extra Deck, and Miscellaneousaurus and Jurrac Aeolo was special summoned from deck.
Jurrac Aeolo, Miscellaneousaurus and Souleating Oviraptor were used to Synchro Summon Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, banishing another card from Heng Ni’s hand.
Trishula and Lithosagym were used to Xyz Summon Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir. Enterblathnir’s effect was activated, banishing another card from Heng Ni’s hand.
Heng Ni was left with only 1 card in hand before his turn even begun, and he swiftly conceded the game.
Ye Heng Ni [Trickster] 1 – 1 Zhang Jia Liang [True King Dinosaur]
Heng Ni went first and opened with Terraforming but it was negated by Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Heng Ni agonised for a moment, before ending the turn without doing anything else.
Jia Liang played Dragonic Diagram, and activated its effect to destroy Babycerasaurus to add True King Lithosagym, the Disaster to hand.
Babycerasaurus‘s effect was chained with Ash Blossom, and then Droll & Lock Bird from Heng Ni. Jia Liang had PSY-Framegear Gamma for Droll & Lock Bird, but Heng Ni threw down a second Droll & Lock Bird.
Gamma special summoned PSY-Frame Driver, and both were then used to PSY-Framelord Omega. Omega direct attacked and the turn was back to Heng Ni.
Heng Ni played Trickster Lightstage, and added Trickster Candina to hand. On resolution, Omega’s effect was activated, and Candina was banished.
Heng Ni was left with only 1 card in hand and with no plays left, he conceded the game.
Ye Heng Ni [Trickster] 1 – 2 Zhang Jia Liang [True King Dinosaur]
It was an amazing match where we get to witness the deadly Trickster Reincarnation + Droll & Lock Bird combo. However, a timely Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring negated his Terraforming and prevented him from fetching Trickster Lightstage, which would had fetched him Trickster Candina and in turn Trickster Reincarnation.
That effectively broke the combo, and caused the 2 Droll & Lock Bird to be dead weight in hand.
This article was originally published on Yu-Gi-Oh! Events and has been republished with permission.