Can Infernoids Overcome the Apex Avian Pendulum lock?! (Yugioh Tournament Summary)

Yesterday I entered my friend’s Yugioh tourney. I played Infernoids still lacking the only card that makes them viable in this format (Twin Twisters). I only reminisce on this because of a beautiful sequence of plays round 2, where I outed a board that no Infernoid player should be able to play through.

 

Match-Ups:

Round 1: Vs Magician Hero

I played against one of the best FoW players I personally know. He had added Heros to his Magician deck, but had been out of practice for a white. Our Game 1 went by pretty fast as he didn’t open Pendulum Call allowing Devyaty to torch both his scales and Sky Iris. Game 2 my opponent made a turn 1 Odd Eyes Absolute Dragon and Mist Valley Apex Avian. However, I baited out the Apex with a MST before activating Void Imagination to summon Infernoid Tierra. The ensuing train of value drowned said Absolute winning me the game before Apex could fly back to the field.

Win 2-0

Round 2: Vs Yang Zing, Unicorn, Floodgates

So this round was pretty intense. I took game 1 through a great Reasoning mill/Devyaty. He takes game 2 thanks to a well timed Dimensional Fissure and Thunder King.

Game 3 I take an early advantage until he manages to make a board of:

  • Thunder King Rai-Oh
  • Necrovalley
  • Vanity’s Emptiness
  • Herald of the Arc Light (syncro summoned with Bian of the Yang Zing: Cannot be destroyed in battle)
  • 3 Set cards

I had lost hope after dropping to 1100 life due to repeated Thunder King attacks. My hand was filled with Infernoids and my backrow was filled with stunted spells. With one turn left I top-deck MST and fired it off on Necrovalley. He tributes Herald to negate it, causing Vanity’s to die.

I summon Harmadik and he Book of Moons it. I then summon another Harmadik with forces the Thunder King negate. I follow with Patrulea to pop Necrovalley. After-which I activated Instant Fusion to bring out Elder Entity Norden and a dead Decatron. I synchro summon Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier to remove his Glow-up Bulb, Dimensional Fissure and a card from the hand. I summon Raiden and push for damage. My opponent surrendered on the following turn.

Win: 2-1

Round 3: Vs Magician Hero Again

After Magician Heroes defeated Yang Zing Unicorns, we had a rematch. Devyaty wiped his board (his scales more importantly). He made a misplay searching an Oafdragon of of Wisdom Eye and got locked into a 2 and 3 scale. My opponent scooped the match at that point saying the misplays were too much.

Win 1-0

Pulls from victory packs:

SDC16820-001

Thoughts:

My MVPs of the evening were in order:

  • Devyaty
  • MST
  • Void Imagination

Void Imagination is what got me excited to play Noids again. It’s a really interesting card that gives a lot of utility to the Infernoids whether by allowing you to overextend by summoning all of them or through its intended role as a Foolish Burial for 6.

Mystical Space Typhoon should be a Twin Twister. I’ve just been too lazy to get them despite their being so cheap.

Devyaty overachieved this evening, but when its effect both on summon and while on board is beyond oppressive.

My monarch decks have been paid for. That being said I decided not to give up on Infernoids so I don’t really know what I’m doing right now in Yugioh. My BOSH box wound up being an eBay scheme (seller listed box pre-orders, then left eBay without actually shipping them. This same situation happened to me oddly enough back during Fate Reforged). I’ll get refunded at some point, but it’s both frustrating and a relief since BOSH card prices are very low due to the foil in every pack changes. More than likely I’ll buy everything I wanted on tcgplayer for less than the box overall.

Thanks for reading as usual.

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