The Queen of Blades (flagrantangles) wins 4-0 over Wonder Red (UTRALAW)
- Considering how UTRALAW and I just fought this MU I wasn’t certain if he’d stick to his guns and keep playing Val. It made more sense for him to do so, however, since the last time we played Quince/Val I lost and switched to Persephone. This time, however, I was able to get IN. I opened with a throw and then spun a Queen which I played honestly since I didn’t think he would really have anything too threatening in hand. Then he goes and defeats my honest Q with a GOLD BURST of all things. After that I block successfully and we’re both building a nice hand. He throws me a couple of times, once into Aces and once in 6J+. I fall behind in life totals, but I get a sneaky throw in and set up J. I tax blocks and then play it dodge side first. I figure if he attacks, I’ll refuel with 2 Truths, and if he blocks, I’ll spin into it and get an assload of cards. It turns out that I get an assload of cards. Also silent CotG is a really good way to hurt people (there’s definitely a political metaphor in there somewhere). I close this one with a throw on J-Spin.
I start out strongly and appear to be working on a perfect when, ALL OF A SUDDEN, Valerie THROWS ME. We trade some blows and I bluff against her J in neutral despite having jokers in hand. Based on what he had been revealing I had the impression that he didn’t have a lot of normals which probably meant that he had some combo of faces and throws. He respects it and I get off relatively unscathed. I do some bonks reaffirming my reputation as someone who will PUNCH THE ORGANS OFF YOUR THROWS. Unfortunately, my 30 damage combo off a 6 gets jokered and that was disheartening. 2 Truths helps me save my hand though. I bonk out another throw eventually and do a clean 18 damage and pick up an Ace. I spin a K and play it honestly. I decide to use a real joker. Much to my joy, he plays AA into it so I get to defuse some Aces and pick up some cards. However, he powers up for those Aces and then I’m convinced that the mixup is Aces/Throw so I decide to 5 attack since I’ve got another joker in hand. I duff another throw and then combo into a Jack for exactsies.
Out comes Zane who I was just thinking about disdainfully since I have a bad record in the Quince/Zane MU. However, I play boldly and am rewarded. I poke out an opening throw and then spin a Jack into a near constant barrage of lies. At one point, I undercut a 10-throw from Zane with my own 9-throw. After that, I play a Jack honestly and dodge his Crash Bomb. He plays a FD and I play a single Ace into it, relatively certain it’s a joker and not wanting to blow CotG on it. IT WAS A BLUFF. I spin a Q and then play an unpowered CotG to beat whatever he attacks with. I undercut his 3 and then spin another Q. I decide to dodge this time around. HE THROWS ME but then has a bit of an issue and neglects to combo me. I block out a 9-attack and some dodges until I throw him with my K since I have lethal off it, not to mention a joker and a large lifelead. I land the throw but the followup gets Jokered. Eventually I dodge into a Queen for lethal.
We return to this MU and it starts off well for me and then goes DOWNHILL. UTRALAW adjusts his range and I’m left FLOUNDERING. He throws me with what appeared to be PSYCHIC prescience. He also turns the DUFFIN’ tables around and 6-kicks me right in the 8-throw. I take some hits and eventually fall to 17 life to his 64. I get a dodge off and am able to get a Vortex underway. I keep the vortex going but eventually I lie during a J-Spin and he beats my 5-attack with his own 5-attack. It was uncomfortable. I joker the lethal AA followup. I power up for a triple A CotG. He powers up for AA. Notably, he powers up 10’s and 8’s which makes me think my K-Spin is going to be even more powerful. I decide to 7-throw and hope he doesn’t attack or or undercut me. I outspeed his 8-throw and keep him KD. I spin the K and play it honestly. I dodge his attack and hit back with CotG. He’s left with 8 life. I spin the J and then play it honestly. He throws into it and dies.
GGs @UTRALAW I’m certain this won’t be our last set!