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Thread: Legacy Worlds Champ Tira: Lasers and insanity in all formats.

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    Legacy Worlds Champ Tira: Lasers and insanity in all formats.

    Decklist first, then stuff.

    ...Tira...

    4x Concussion Blast
    3x Knee-Capper
    4x Segaki Offering
    2x Shredding Vibrato
    3x Sovreign's Glory

    2x Superior Technique
    2x Tag Along

    2x Lynette's Shop

    4x Ibis Minuet
    3x Mentally Unstable
    1x Soul Power
    4x Blinding Rage
    4x Makai High Noble
    2x Quick Exit
    3x Fight for the Future
    3x The Don's Right Hand Man
    4x Mission of Peace
    2x Driven By Fear
    4x Inhuman Perception
    4x Soul of Ling-Sheng Su
    2x Ideas on the Wind

    Sideboard (can't exactly remember card counts):
    2x-3x Seal of Cessation
    3x Chinese Sword Style
    2-3x Acrobatic, I think?

    This deck list is approximate, I'm going off of memory here - if I can get the real list from Jason or Paul at some point, that'd be fantastic, I'd like to refine it some for Nats, add in weird stuff like British Subject and probably a few other cards.

    Well, I was going to play Air Mina for legacy and shoot people in the face with Concussion Blast a lot, but I couldn't find my set of Soul Powers before the tournament started. So instead, I grabbed my standard deck, stole the attack base out of it, positioned a bunch of 6-checks and strong Legacy pieces around it in ten minutes and went to town with oldschool Promo Tira, so I could randomly make Shredding Vibrato connect whenever I wanted to and do bad, bad things with the enhance skips. I added in a bunch of the abusive attack repeating stuff like Mentally Unstable and Don's Right Hand Man, and dared my opponents to Lost Memories them with Blinding Rage and Makai High Noble providing staging area defense, and Mission of Peace providing more abuse. Turns of Conc, Capper, Segaki, pick up all 3 and replay them happened more than once, and got ugly very quickly.

    I played against infinite speed Mitsurugi, evil Ukyo, Ryu's Ashura Senku Ryu, Great Teacher Donovan (the coolest legacy deck evar, srsly. If Slicekicks took steroids, this is what it'd look like.) in swiss, losing to RSK Ryu and beating everything else in very close matches.

    In top cuts I faced Keenan's monstrous last year's Worlds-winning Dhalsim deck which fortunately had no answer to maindeck Fight for the Future (which I ripped 2 of in my opener game 2), lucky block draws off of said Fight for the Future, and Chinese Sword Style post-board, then faced Garett's Good Reversal Nakoruru in the finals.

    I played against that deck last year in swiss with Mina, and it's what knocked me out of the tournament, so I knew I was in for a rough match. Game 1 is a nice refresher on what his deck does when he Darkness Blades me for 20 and blows me up after I misinterpret Bringing the Master To His Knees. Lesson learned, you can still reversal when that card is doing its job calling Rs!

    Game 2? Game 2 is probably one of my craziest moments in UFS - we reach an early gamestate where I have one committed foundation to his 7 or 8, a hand full of orange and blue, and murder on my mind - I proceed to rip 5s and 6s off the top of the deck like they owe me money and melt him in an absolutely unbelievable string of attacks. Wild stuff.

    Game 3 after a bit of setup on both ends he pulls the same Bringing the Master trick, calling Rs, and I'm forced to pass a turn when I'm holding something like 5 attacks, a Superior Technique, and one Fight for the Future which I refuse to play as at that point in the game it only benefits him. Completely passing a turn in Legacy is one of the toughest things I've ever had to do, but I'm convinced it was the right call at the time - I'm pretty sure the people watching may have collectively wtfed as I did it, but without access to Rs I can't guarantee all my damage pushing through with Tira's R, he can still reversal me, and that's what cost me the first game. I was not about to let that happen again. Garett plays a bunch of stuff out the following turn, I don't die, and during my next turn I start to lay in to him and rip a Concussion Blast off of Segaki Offering's enhance... and from there another blitz of attacks ends Nakoruru's life.

    If you watch the video of this whenever it gets posted, I'm probably visibly shaky throughout the whole match due to a combination of raw adrenaline and fear - from my experiences last year, that deck is TERRIFYING to attack in to. At pretty much any point you can be reversaled for 20 once he has Fight or Flight up, and needless to say that is a pretty bad time. Garett, you are an insanely talented deckbuilder and player, and this was easily my most cerebral and crazy fun match of all of Worlds this year, thanks for a hell of a championship round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    Garett, you are an insanely talented deckbuilder and player, and this was easily my most cerebral and crazy fun match of all of Worlds this year, thanks for a hell of a championship round.
    Same back at ya! So ballsy, I wish I could teach my deck to check like yours did in game 2/3 - that's air for you though - always has been my nemesis

    You like that Bringing the Master 'R' call eh? Your decision to pass was what won you that game (well that and the lovely 1 check I hit to block the Conc blast on your kill turn...). Well played!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutpotd View Post
    Same back at ya! So ballsy, I wish I could teach my deck to check like yours did in game 2/3 - that's air for you though - always has been my nemesis

    You like that Bringing the Master 'R' call eh? Your decision to pass was what won you that game (well that and the lovely 1 check I hit to block the Conc blast on your kill turn...). Well played!!!
    If there is one thing I've learned in the two years-ish I've been playing Tira in a few different formats, it's that the crazy @#*&$ loves me and will occasionally make all of my checks awesome and my opponents decks crap on themselves in crucial situations. Sure as hell doesn't hurt! At that conc blast block I was still holding I think 3 more attacks, to boot - another conc, a shredding vibrato and something else. Hand full of pain that turn for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    Hand full of pain that turn for sure!
    Oh, I know. It just made me commit out, I had a handful of blocks for that turn and some reversals for sure!
    "No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin Chin."

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    Yeah, I figured as much! Either way, can't wait to see the video so I can see what misery would've awaited me that turn.

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    Grats Sketch. Excellent work winning legacy with that masterful deck. When I think of Cock Blast I think of you...

    ...Just a matter of time before we see you on a character card.

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    congrats on your card Dave! we knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm kinda proud I am the only one that beat you all day.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBittner View Post
    Grats Sketch. Excellent work winning legacy with that masterful deck. When I think of Cock Blast I think of you...

    ...Just a matter of time before we see you on a character card.
    Wag Blast!

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    impressive deck congratulations on the win, legacy is harsh.

    intrigued to see the list for the great teacher donovan deck, sounds interesting.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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    with all the good choice of attacks in legacy for Air, I was surprise to see an attack lineup consisting ONLY of standard legal stuff.
    any regrets not playing some of the legacy powerhouses like Shadow Banishment?

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