Hi guys, as you know I’m a huge fan of Singleton Rulers ever since Ayu, Lunar Swordswoman (ADK-060) // Ayu, Shaman Swordswoman (ADK-060J)‘s release. Therefore I decided to bring Zeus, the First Olympian (GRV-087) // Order of the Olympians (GRV-087J) to the Wanderer Discord Case Split event and finished it with first place being undefeated. After I had built the deck I playtested a lot to get a grip on the deck and understand about what is good and what not, while also getting some input from my friends what is good or what is not good. I would like to thank Jeremy for running an amazing event and thanks to fowlibrary for publishing my article. I also streamed all my matches (including the top 4 matches) on my YouTube channel and in the description you will find the timestamps to the games. Without further ado I will now walk you through my matches and the deck I played, using the Discord names of my opponents.
First round I get a bye sadly, so I don’t have record anything… so yeah, let’s start with round two 😉
I had play against Deathman208 playing Dante, Seven Deadly Sins (GRL-072) // Order of Satan (GRL-072J). Since we’ve been playing some test matches on Untap, we knew each other’s decks very well. I had start on the play the whole tournament during Swiss due to being the top seed. My first search with Zeus, the First Olympian (GRV-087) // Order of the Olympians (GRV-087J) was the Arena Expansion: Mount Olympus (GRV-073). This Addition is so good because it can filter your hand and lets you draw a lot of cards, because when you discard a Twelve Olympian you draw two cards instead of one and the Arena lets you recycle your Twelve Olympians if needed back in your deck. MVPs here in game 1 were Hera, the Ninth Olympian (GRV-080) to rip a card from your opponent’s hand, while giving you information (since knowledge is key in this game), Wall of Terror (TST-033) for getting rid of your own cards in hand and get to Union Seven faster, The Essence of Athenia’s Power (GRV-062) for get rid of your opponent’s graveyard, and lastly Typhonomachy, the Final Duel (GRV-086) for getting back all your stuff, followed up by doing a lot of things and winning the game since all the triggers are just too much and I can swing for game or burn my opponent to death. Game 2’s MVPs were Hera and Hades, the Fourth Olympian (GRV-053) on Union Seven, because Hades destroy all stones and removes all abilities from Dante. Hera only allows your opponent to just play one spell per turn and I could control his resonator with my Hera and/or Hades while slowly swinging for game with my board.
This time I was playing against ROMBOM who was on Typhon, the Infinite Monster (GRV-085) // Order of Infinity (GRV-085J).
My first search was again the Arena Expansion: Mount Olympus (GRV-073) and MVPs in game 1 I think were Dreiwing, Mechanized Wind of Destruction (GRV-040) to keep my opponent from getting extra will from Typhon’s Blood (GRV-067), and Hera, the Ninth Olympian (GRV-080) for discarding and getting knowledge (again, knowledge is key!) and being able to play it a bit more control. Thanks to Hera with Union Seven he could only play one card once per turn and I finished him off with Hestia, the Sixth Olympian (GRV-016) and my board after he played a Typhon’s Blood on my turn blood for a draw only, since he couldn’t play anything else that turn. In game 2 Hera with Union Seven was again the matchwinner here, together with an ordered Gill Lapis, Vampire Guardian (GRV-052) for get rid of his field.
In the final round of Swiss I had play against StrangerJank aka Toby Gaffney, playing the Asmodeus (TST-044) // Asmodeus [J-Ruler] (TST-044J) & Belial (TST-073) // Belial [J-Ruler] (TST-073J) Olympian decklist from last week’s NO NAME Wanderer Tournament. Here I go a more control route and I was super lucky to draw my cancels at the right moment, and the interaction from the elements from Zeus (The Light of Zeus (GRV-006), The Wind of Zeus (GRV-046), etc.) was super strong since you can remove one from the graveyard to play the next one for free and this is very strong in a resource game. In game 1 I was able to play and resolve an ordered Mechanized Fenrir (GRV-030) and was able to control him and win the game, since this card turns off the resonators from my opponent which are not machines, and Olympians are definitely not machines 😉 (that, and Toby was Will screwed with a Poseidon, the Second Olympian (GRV-032) train on Union Seven). Game 2 I kill him with and ordered Mechanized Fenrir togehter with Magna and Lenneth, the Twelfth Olympians (GRV-081).
In top 4 I had to play against SubtleAnHero who was on Typhon, the Infinite Monster (GRV-085) // Order of Infinity (GRV-085J). Since I was higher seed (I finished the Swiss round on the top spot) I decided to go second, since this was the first time during the event where I didn’t have to start (because during the Swiss rounds I always had to go first).
In Game 1 he pressure me very hard with his Typhon’s Antibodies (GRV-066), but I could cancel his first reveal with an ordered The Witch of Unblowing Wind (ADW-059) into Ares, the Eighth Olympian (GRV-075) to stop his Typhon order ablity. This eventually presented me with a board on my side and a Union Seven Aphrodite, the Tenth Olympian (GRV-071) to prevent me from losing the game, after which I could kill my opponent with my field and a Poseidon, the Second Olympian (GRV-032) loop which I finished with Wall of Terror (TST-033) in order to revive my stuff with Typhonomachy, the Final Duel (GRV-086). In game 2 I was able to finish him off with Hestia, the Sixth Olympian (GRV-016), Aphrodite, the Tenth Olympian (GRV-071), Apollon, the Third Olympian (GRV-001), Hades, the Fourth Olympian (GRV-053), and Artemis, the Fifth Olympian (GRV-039), all having Union Seven.
So now we move on to the final game of the weekend …
The final match was against LampChomp who was also playing Zeus, the First Olympian (GRV-087) // Order of the Olympians (GRV-087J). Here I chose to go second again in the first game, because I was still higher seeded. In game 1 I was able to control him and take the board advantage, after which I finished him off with Hestia, the Sixth Olympian (GRV-016), Artemis, the Fifth Olympian (GRV-039), and Poseidon, the Second Olympian (GRV-032) loop with Union Seven.
In game 2 The Witch of the Fallen Kingdom (ADW-072) helped against his first ordering, and I finished him off again with the Poseidon, the Second Olympian (GRV-032) loop after a control game on both sides.
This was my tournament report how I won my games, but on my YouTube channel you will find how the games went in more detail 😉
|1st Place||Minh Ha|