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North American WCQ 2019 Special: Joey vs. Ishizu was a Scripted Duel that took place during the second day of the 2017 at North American World Championship Qualifiers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 23, 2019. Wayne Grayson and Karen Neill reprise their respective roles of Joey Wheeler and Ishizu Ishtar respectively.

Synopsis

Featured Duel: Joey Wheeler vs Ishizu Ishtar

Turn 1: Joey Wheeler
Joey Wheeler sets 1 monster.

Turn 2: Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar activates "Necrovalley Throne", using its first effect to add from her Deck to her hand "Gravekeeper's Commandant". She immediately discards it to add "Necrovalley" from her Deck to her hand and immediately activates it; all "Gravekeeper's" on the field 500 ATK/DEF. Ishizu Normal Summons "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier" in Attack Position (ATK: 1500/DEF: 1000 → ATK: 2000/DEF 1500). It attacks and destroys Joey's set monster, revealed to be "Mystic Tomato" (DEF: 1100) and inflicts piecing battle damage (Joey LP: 4000 → 3100). Joey activates the effect of "Mystic Tomato", Special Summoning "The Black Stone of Legend" in Attack Position (ATK: 0). Ishizu sets 1 card.

Turn 3: Joey Wheeler
Joey activates the effect of "The Black Stone of Legend", Tributing it to Special Summon "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his Deck in Attack Position (ATK: 2400). He activates "Polymerization", sending from his hand to the Graveyard Masaki the Legendary Swordsman" and "Flame Manipulator" to Fusion Summon "Flame Swordsman" in Attack Position (ATK: 1800). Joey Normal Summons "Blue Flame Swordsman in Attack Position (ATK: 1800). "Red-Eyes B. Dragon attacks "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier", but Ishizu activates "Widespread Ruin", destroying "Red-Eyes B. Dragon". Joey activates the effect of "Blue Flame Swordman", reducing its ATK by 600 (ATK: 1800 → 1200) to increase the ATK of "Flame Swordsman" by the same amount (ATK: 1800 → 2400). Flame Swordsman attacks and destroys "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier (Ishizu LP: 4000 → 3600). Blue Flame Swordsman attacks directly (Ishizu LP: 3600 → 2400). Joey sets 1 card.

Turn 4: Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Normal Summons "Gravekeeper's Assailant" in Attack Position (ATK: 1500/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 2000/DEF 2000). She then activates a second "Necrovalley Throne", activating its second effect to perform an additional Normal Summon for "Gravekeeper's Descendant" (ATK: 1500/DEF: 1200 → ATK: 2000/DEF 1700). She next activates "Card of Sanctity", letting both players draw until they have 6 cards in their respective hands (both draw 6 additional cards). "Gravekeeper's Assailant" attacks "Flame Swordman". Ishizu activates the effect of "Gravekeeper's Assailant", switching "Flame Swordsman" into Defense Position (DEF: 1600). "Flame Swordsman" is destroyed. "Gravekeeper's Descendant attacks and destroys "Blue Flame Swordsman" (Joey LP: 3100 → 2300). Joey banishes "Blue Flame Swordman" to Special Summon "Flame Swordsman" from his Graveyard, but "Necrovalley" negates the effect. Ishizu sets 4 cards. Joey activates "Sixth Sense". Joey declares 5 and 6. Ishizu rolls a 5 on the 6-sided die, letting Joey draw 5 cards.

Turn 5: Joey Wheeler
Joey activates "Giant Trunade", but Ishizu activates "Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley" to negate and destroy it. Joey Normal Summons Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight in Attack Position (ATK: 1800). He then equips it with "Lightning Blade" to (ATK: 1800 → 2600). Joey activates the effect of "Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight", destroying "Lightning Blade" to destroy "Necrovalley" ("Gravekeeper Assailant's ATK: 2000/DEF 2000 → ATK: 1500/DEF: 1500, "Gravekeeper's Descendant ATK: 2000/DEF 1700 → ATK: 1500/1200). Joey actives "Monster Reborn" to Special Summon "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Then, he Tributes "Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning" from his hand to Special Summon from his hand "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon" in Attack Position (ATK: 2400). "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon" attacks "Gravekeeper's Descendant", but Ishizu activates "Blast Held by a Tribute", destroying all of Joey's monsters and inflict 1000 damage to Joey (Joey LP: 2300 → 1300)[Notes 1]. Joey activates the effect of "Red-Eyes Retro Dragon", Special Summoning it in Defense Position (DEF: 1600) along with the destroyed "Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight", "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" and "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon" (all in Attack Position). Joey activates the effect of "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon", Special Summoning from his Graveyard "Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning" in Attack Position (ATK: 2500). "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon" attacks "Gravekeeper's Descendant", but Ishizu activates "Mirror Force" destroying "Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight", "Red-Eyes B. Dragon", "Red-Eyes Alternative Black Dragon", and "Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning". Joey activates the effect of "Red-Eyes Alternative Dragon", Special Summoning "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his Graveyard in Attack Position with double its original ATK (ATK: 2400 → 4800). "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" attacks "Gravekeeper's Assailant". Ishizu activates "Enchanted Javelin" (Ishizu LP: 2400 → 7200) and then "Gravekeeper's Descendant" is destroyed (Ishizu LP: 7200 → 3900). Joey sets 1 card.

Turn 6: Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu activates "Pot of Greed", drawing 2 cards. She then activates "Pot of Desires" banishing the top 10 cards in her Deck, then draws 2 cards. Ishizu Normal Summons "Gravekeeper's Headman" in Attack Position (ATK: 500). Ishizu activates its effect, Special Summoning from her Graveyard "Gravekeeper's Descendant" in Attack Position. She activates the effect of "Gravekeeper's Descendant" Tributing "Gravekeeper's Headman" to destroy "Red-Eyes B. Dragon". Ishizu activates "Polyermzation" sending "Gravekeeper's Assailant" and "Gravekeeper's Descendant" to Fusion Summon "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist" in Attack Position (ATK: 2000). The effect of "Gravekeeper's Supernateralist" activates (ATK: 2000 → 2800). "Gravekeeper's Supernateralist" attacks "Red-Eyes Retro Dragon" and Joey activates "Roulette Spider". Joey rolls 1 on a 6-sided, having his LP (Joey LP: 1300 → 650), and "Red-Eyes Retro Dragon" is destroyed. Ishizu sets 1 card and then activates the effect of "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist": At the End Phase, she adds "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" from her Deck to her hand.

Turn 7: Joey Wheeler
Ishizu activates "Necrovalley Temple", activating "Necrovalley" from her Graveyard ("Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist ATK: 2800/DEF 2000 → ATK: 3300/DEF 2500). Also, all enemy monsters lose 500 ATK/DEF while a "Gravekeeper's" monster and "Necrovalley" is on the field. Joey activates "Cup of Ace"; the coin toss lands on Tails, letting Ishizu draw 2 cards. Joey activates "Red-Eyes Insight", sending "Red-Eyes Wyvern from his Deck to the Graveyard to add to his hand from his Deck "Red-Eyes Fusion". Joey activates "Red-Eyes Fusion", sending "Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon" and "Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon "Meteor Black Comet Dragon" in Attack Position. (ATK: 3500 → 3000). Joey activates the effect of "Meteor Black Comet Dragon", sending "Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to inflict half its ATK as damage to Ishizu (Ishizu LP: 3900 → 2500). Joey activates the effect of "Black Metal Dragon", equipping it to "Meteor Black Comet Dragon" (ATK: 3000 → 3600). "Meteor Black Comet Dragon" attacks and destroys "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist" (Ishizu LP: 2500 → 2200) ("Meteor Black Comet Dragon ATK: 3600 → 4100). Joey sets 1 card.

Turn 8: Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu activates "Pot of Extravagance", banishing 6 monsters from her Extra Deck, then draw 2 cards. She then activates "Gravekeeper's Stele, adding "Gravekeeper's Assailaint" and "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier" to her hand. Ishizu next activates "Tribute to The Doomed", discarding "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier" to destroy "Meteor Black Comet Dragon". "Necrovalley" negates the effect of "Meteor Black Comet Dragon". Joey activates the effect of "Black Metal Dragon", adding from his Deck to his hand "Red-Eyes Baby Dragon". Ishizu Normal Summons "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" in Attack Position (ATK: 1500/DEF 1500 → ATK: 2000/DEF 2000). "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" attacks directly but Joey activates "Nutrient Z (Joey LP: 650 → 4650 → 2650). Ishizu sets 1 card.

Turn 9: Joey Wheeler
Joey activates "Pot of Greed", drawing 2 cards. He then activates "Pot of Desires" banishing the top 10 cards in his Deck, then draws 2 cards. He then activates "Dicephoon": Joey rolls 5 on a 6-sided die, destroying "Necrovalley" and "Necrovalley Temple". The effect of "Necrovalley Temple" activates, letting Ishizu set "Necrovalley Throne" from her Deck to her field. Joey Normal Summons "Red-Eyes Baby Dragon in Attack Position (ATK: 1200). He then banishes it to Special Summon "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" from his hand in Attack Position (ATK: 2800). Joey then activates its effect, Special Summoning from his Graveyard "Meteor Black Comet Dragon". Joey then pays 1000 LP (Joey LP: 2650 → 1650) to activate "Summon Dice"; he rolls 4 a on a 6-sided die, Special Summoning "Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon" from his Graveyard in Attack Position. "Meteor Black Comet Dragon" attacks "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist", but Ishizu activates "Waboku" negating "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" from being destroyed and reducing all battle damage to 0. Joey sets 1 card.

Turn 9: Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu activates her set "Necrovalley Throne" to Normal Summon "Gravekeeper's Priestess" in Attack Position. Its effects activates; treating the field as if "Necrovalley" is activated and all "Gravekeeper's" monsters gain 200 ATK/DEF. ("Gravekeeper's Priestess" (ATK: 1000/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 1200/DEF 1700) ("Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" ATK: 1500/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 1700/DEF 1700). Ishizu activates "Monster Reborn" to Special Summon from her Graveyard "Gravekeeeper's Headman" in Attack Position (ATK: 500/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 700/DEF 1700). She then activates its effect to Special Summon from her Graveyeard "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier" in Attack Position (ATK: 1500/DEF: 1000 → ATK: 1700/DEF 1200). She then activates the effect of "Gravekeeper's Spirualist", sending "Gravekeeper's Spiritalist" on the field and "Gravekeeper's Assailant" in her hand to Fusion Summon "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist" (ATK: 2000/DEF 2000 → ATK: 2200/DEF 2200). Its effect activates (ATK: 2200 → 3000). Joey activates "Deep Dark Trap Hole", to banish "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist". Ishizu chains it to "De-Fusion", returning "Gravekeeper's Supernaturalist" to her Extra Deck and Special Summoning from her Graveyard "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" and "Gravekeeper's Assailant" (both in Attack Position) ("Gravekeeper's Spiritualist" ATK: 1500/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 1700/DEF 1700) ("Gravekeeper's Assailant" ATK: 1500/DEF: 1500 → ATK: 1700/DEF 1700). Ishizu Tributes "Gravekeeper's Spiritualist", "Gravekeeper's Priestess", and "Gravekeeper's Headman" to Normal Summon in Attack Position "Obelisk the Tormentor" (ATK: 4000/4000). ("Gravekeeper's Assailant" ATK: 1700/DEF: 1700 → ATK: 1500/DEF 1500) ("Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier" ATK: 1700/DEF: 1200 → ATK: 1500/DEF 1000). Ishizu activates the effect of "Obelisk the Tormentor", Tributing "Gravekeeper's Assailant" and "Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier", making the ATK of "Obelisk the Tormentor" infinite for this turn. Obelisk attacks and destroys all of Joey's monsters (Joey LP: 1650 → 0).

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Featured cards

Cards in italics debuted here prior to an anime or manga appearance. Cards in bold have never been used by the character in any canon series.

"Ishizu Ishtar"
"Joey Wheeler"

Notes

  1. Blast Held by a Tribute's actual effect only activates if the attacking monster was Tribute Summoned.
  2. Unlike in the anime/manga, it is not treated as Normal Monster.

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