Hey I'm Ed Acepcion! Bubbleman Extraordinaire! and here is some Preface and back-story very few will enjoy!
So since the beginning of the format I decided I will take the game a little more seriously and actually play good decks. I picked up geargia due to the Jap Banlist however the way I wanted to play it got merced by the banlist so out of a suggestion I end up playing SpellBook. I literately grind every local with the intention of getting a bunch of practice to get another top 8 (I'm a bum and only have 2) and finnaly getting a YCS top. I end up losing on the bubble of the regional because book is not a good deck haha. So me being ignorant try every variant of book and end up getting frustrated being continually beat by Sang Bui, Jesus Saurez, and Barret Keys every week at locals just for them to say Ed Please just play dragon. Out of Frustration I end up trying Draguinity and disliking it because Veiler and Maxx C is a card. The deck seemed good in the mirror cuz you can outright kill people alot of times and stardust was amazing however in the mirror it gets blown up by maxx c, veiler and vs rouge decks I dont think it can grind as well as dragon so that was out of the book. I was strolling around DGZ deck discussion I saw what i believe to be Robert Boyajian (MY GODDAMN HERO) posting about how assualt mode might be a viable deck. So I immediately sleeve one up and take dragon ruler assualt mode to my local and go undefeated. The deck was crazy good and just a little trollzy so i Decided To take it up as my deck of choice. 3 days before I msged Robbie on FB and asked for his list he said What? I dont have one Ayer . is not me im Ayer goddamn punctuation marks -____- I still decide to play it and get ready for the event. We head out Friday morning and register. Go out to eat sleep early and I'm ready for day 1. I end up seeing everyone Brian Canales, Alex (basedloli), Angel A and Angel Flores, Ryan Machado, and more people from so cal you might not know and none of them believe my deck choice i say i m playing it and this is what i sleeved up for the event
3 Startdust Dragon Assault Mode
3 Draguinity Corsesca
3 Assault Beast
1 Flamvel Gaurd
3 Sacred Sword of Seven Stars
3 Dragon Ravine
2 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Fire Formation Tenki
1 Terra Forming
3 Rageki Break
3 Assualt mode Activate!
Side Deck 15
2 Malevolent Catastrophe
2 Dna Surgery
2 Divine Wrath
2 Xyz Encore
2 Skill Drain
2 Fencing FIre Ferret
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Ancient Lamp
2 Crimson Blader
2 Scrap Dragon
2 Draco Sack
1 Thought Ruler Archfiend
1 Red Dragon Archfiend
1 Colossal FIghter
1 Big Eye
1 Black Rose
1 Gaia Charger
Round 1 Gabriel Gonzales! ( Evilswarm)
So round 1 i look at the standings see its a person from so cal i groan and proceed to sit in front of him I have some small talk with him and say your not fooling me i see a Ophion on top of his extra and proceed to say your playing spell book ( thats one of the match ups i wanted to play all day) He says darn and we start playing
He starts off of thunderbird set 3 :/ I pass setting space typhoon. He Draws Rabbit hits me ophions it up and passes. I draw Ravine pitch search corseca discard that and tempest to get blaster pop his ophion but he flashes a kerkion and I pack it in.
He draws mediocre and I have game on a silver platter i make assault mode and start beating down however he catches him with a emptiness and its all down hill when I mis play with return expecting Big Dragons to go back to my hand. He drawsa monster and i go from 2000 to 0 with a kerk :(
Round 2 Blackwings
I win the roll open up the nuts and he cant come back even when i negated one whirlwind he proceeds to activate 2 more and gets a plus 80
He sets 3 Summon Shura passes. In my Draw phase he activates iron wall and soul drain I go MST the unknown Cross my fingers and summon an assault beast and HE GETS IN THERE! I attack with him and just start rageki breaking every monster and it gets me there!
Round 3 Maldoche
I have some small take assume hes playing a "good deck" because he travelled from washington just to play. I draw horrendus he goes Mageline turn 1 sets 3 passes. My hand is awful so i have to assualt mode into 3 backfields he activates the ultimate feelbads and trap stuns me :(. The game drags on and I'm still playing dragon and end up coming back with big eye and a scrap dragon
He opens double iron I space the first he flips the second Debunks my blaster and we move on to the final game
I pass he turn 1 barkions me by summoning mageline searching for the cat and E Teleport attack for 25. Next turn my assault mode activate is dead and the only big dragons i can summon is Earth and Wind. I make a thought ruler attack hopefully he has nothing than he Maldoches me to death :(
Im Disheartened but all my friends are 3-0 and People give me some hope I can do better
So here I am I drove 7 hours to get her just to scrub :/ I pick myself up and get something to eat to clear my mind
Round 4 Laval
My opponent passes with an empty field and a set backfield So I assume hes playing dragon I summon ravine summon a redox he maxx c I make a startard and then just push for 2500 and I make assault mode on his draw phase. He sets 1 monster and passes. I draw make a blader and I attack into a set lakeside lady and he scoops it up.
I have no idea how his deck works all I know is rekindling a good card however the True best card is assault mode. He activates 1 I negate then I have a clutch Rageki Break to prevent a quasar from dropping and assault mode ends the game.
Round 5 Dragon
I lose the roll and he ravines makes a Colossal fighter sets 1 passes. I draw 2 space proceed to activate them make a stardust get maxx c ( I got maxx c every time I make the stardust!) set Assault Mode Activate and pass, I drop the bomb and hes like lol wut. I slowly grind him out by color locking him out of wind then fire then earth and a Gaia Charger on a set veiler ends the game.
He Summons troopers mills 3 sets 1 passes. I have ravine ditch a big for another big I summon a blaster remove tempest get a tuner summon the tuner he Rageki Breaks it but I have the clutch redox to reborn the tuner and drop assault mode he almost kills me on the swing back cuz I negated a tempest effect and he drops a debris ready for the AFD combo bit a rageki break seals up when is top the combo and he shakes his head when he realizes that Assault mode is coming back at end phase.
Round 6 Chain Burn....
He has a dirty mat, old sleeves, and idk not the Yugioh Etiquette I expect of a good player so I think to myself YES hes probably playing a shit deck or like something cheap but competitive (evilswarm consteller) He wins the roll goes first duality into burn cards and summons card car d. I open nuts and go assault mode set 2 mst's I never summon a monster and just beat him down with Assault mode and he just dies after awhile.
I play dragons cuz I never draw the combo and he resolves 3 card car d's and im pretty dead in the water till I summon an Assault mode! He activates a burn card I negate he flips ojama trio and I get sad now cuz his Lava Golem Is live now :(
I go first open up Big Boss and he cant win cuz I never summon another monster the entire game.
Round 7 Spellbook
So I Look at the matchups and I get sad because I realize I'm playing Oscar Zeleya I was gonna play his version of spellbook like a week before so at least I should know what hes playing.
I'm playing dragon this time and just rageki break his backfield space his towers he flips late game a reckless and restablilzes with a tower but one of my last cards in hand is a 2nd ravine it ends up resolving and he cannot come back without drawing cards and on the final turn I realease my true power and summon Assault Mode
The entire game I Play dragon and end up losing to Mutiple kycoos even after ripping back to back to back swords into relevant cards.
I go turn 1 assault mode and end up winning due to DNA surgery on Psychic and a thought ruler, I find out game 3 he sided out his anti assault mode cards l0l (divine wrath) when he saw game 2 I sided most of my engine out but he forgot to realize I was going first!
Well School is starting be back for the NEXT EPISODE!