Poor King Huggy…
“Surely, surely Oni doesn’t have ANOTHER normal he’s throwing out, I can totally throw NOPE.”
Which, to be fair, is totally something I’ve done.
mastrblastr 3 - 0 @SouthpawHare
> I lost 20 combats I won 2 I still won with 6HP, and he even blocked anarchy. dumb MU
> Super close game, got him with a couple giant duffs, won on 3hp with the extremely rare raw Slipstream
> Perfect T1 throw into garbage, T2 throw into garbage T3 throw into 9J from hand 2 cards left, luckily win the last 2 combats end on no hand
gutterowl 3-0 @Hydro
i think i landed more commands in this match than i did in the entire tournament last year.
perse > arg
got like four mistresses commands off this game. First one was able to eat a pair of bubbles in hand. at 2 life, hydro finally manages to blow a successful bubble…against a checkmate queen. 2 chip, next game.
perse > geiger
things that are fun: mistress command into a hand with two temporal distortions, while holding two do-as-tolds and pair aces. perse was so astounded by actually dealing 36 damage that she spent all but her last card, plus a faceup 9 from dominance. geiger plays a 7 throw to checkmate the nine…right into that last gold burst i was holding. a few rounds of footsies and i close it out with a good old fashioned grab.
perse > zane
zane is having a lie down. persephone has 3aa. zane can’t block threes. zane has a limited number of cards that will answer a three. persephone digs through his brain and throws those cards in the dumpster, again and again and again, forever. zane is sad.
ggs hydro. sorry that scheduling this match was such a cluster.
mi-go hunter vs @TokH
0-80 life, lost pretty much every single combat and death by a thousand cuts
So close, went down to the last combat
GGs! I really respect TokH’s arg and he made it close despite how tricky this mu is for the fish. I had to shift up my range and my mixups a lot because he was ready for every single one in the book.
I completely agree! TokH is very good at this MU!
Nopethebard vs Gutterowl
Arg > Persephone
Arg < Persephone
Vortex is brutal
Menelker < Persephone
Menelker > Persephone
Menelker > Onimaru
Ggs Gutterowl! Thus my victories in IYL finally began. Also I learned a valuable lesson about scouting the opponent’s mains beforehand.
Namely, doing it pays off.
It was also my first Tournament set where I didn’t play Troq at any point whatsoever.
mi-go hunter vs @mastrblastr
Oof, ow Zane hurts and he also had anarchy which was pretty scary. Lost when I decided to wake up 9 throw and lost to an 8 throw smh.
Jaina builds a nice hand, Jaina bursts down Zane late game with some juicy combos
I manage to dodge anarchy and stay above 50 hp so I won’t accidentally die to it.
The dreaded time man comes out, game goes pretty well till late game when he threated 0.0 A and activated temporal. Killed me with a throw I didn’t see coming. 50/50 boys
Geiger starts out with a meh hand, I start out with triple bonecrackers. The poor time man could not truly recover after I landed two of them despite his best efforts activating TD twice.
GGs mastrblastr, definitely a fun close set and about as tough as I expected going into it.
Celebrate Jaina heroes! Praise their courage and patience! Cheer on their making Yomi even more hype!
She’s so fun to play, and depending on the matchup she isn’t bad either!
They compensate for the hated Troq players like me. Right?
Haha no worries mate, no one hates Troq players just the character
Good to hear.
except mystictraitor, no one can stand that guy
An evil being that merely wears the flesh of the pure hearted Rook main mysticjuicer (may he rest in peace)
vengefulpickle vs @Hobusu
I open Sets to cover my bases, @Hobusu predicts it, and beats me in the mirror (as he’s done pretty consistently, I think)
I’ve already abandoned my principles, so I bring out the madman. The thread on Anarchy allows me to throw the Ninja to her doom.
Rook is steadfast with his down-backing. I eke out the match with raw Anarchy when @Hobusu wasn’t expecting it.
This starts well for me, and then I go low hand, take a TQ+ to the face, rudely goldburst to fill out Anarchy (against Rook at 11 hp), and then end up all but checkmated to a 5, and unwilling to die to a throw. Instead, I go out with the biggest of bangs by reflecting MA off of Stone Wall. Game over, -39 - 11. As I look at the replay, clearly I should have played my Q, and tried to escape my mono-attack hand. Ah, well, 20-20 hindsight.
I bring out the devilbot (no principles, remember). @Hobusu gives me what-for, keeping me mostly out of range, keeping the ranges short, and giving some solid punches to the face. I end up closing it out only after 3-4 turns of correctly guessing to eat his remaining life without losing all of mine.
Pulling RoboSatan against Rook?! You weren’t kidding when you said no principles. That’s plain evil.