FIRST official Artifact pro match — Dota card game PAX 2018 tournament

FIRST official Artifact pro match — Dota card game PAX 2018 tournament



a sweet start oh hold on we're starting our first game on the stream I gotta hear it ladies and gentlemen are you ready for the first official straight artifact game let me hear it out there line players yes where we getting Bruno that's it let's talk about this bad boy well okay so actually we get to see all four colors in this first game or artifact champion luminous he's gonna be playing a green black deck that's correct now you will notice that the health on the towers are a little bit different we do have a bit of a handicap for our champions they have 30 less HP on all three of those towers now if you guys have never seen an artifact before I'm gonna give you the real quick spiel you kill the towers and you expose the ancient if you can kill the ancient you win or you kill two towers and you win so a little difficult for our champions there yep ancients are special towers that have 80 health as well and they get exposed once you destroy towers so your choices are between these trying to tower doing total of 80 damage among two lanes or going full in on one lane but you have to do a hundred twenty damage so it is a little bit hard to commit only to one lane you can't just like you know that you shouldn't put all five years in the same Lane you're gonna be ending up losing on the attack but sometimes you know that's right there's a lot of different ways to win an artifact one thing that you guys are gonna see a lot is the abandonment of lanes the all in on other lanes the spread out I mean with all these different wind conditions and all these different lanes there's a lot of different ways to win which is one of the more exciting aspects so let's talk about these decks perón oh yes and what's happened so far so the very short version the green black deck is a deck that relies on ramping up on mana and ramping up on gold now mana is a concept that a lot of you care players might be familiar with mana helps you play spells you can see the cost of spells at the top left corner of these cars seven four hand of God for example four for savage go werewolf and seven fourteen cannon you can only also in this case see the opponent's hand because we respect eight in the game so one of the things is this deck helps you gain a lot of mana very fast you see that every tower has four men and we start at three mana per tower goes up one per turn this deck has ways to ramp up your mana faster than just once per turn this deck also ramps up in goal has cars like iron for goal nine that gives you gold constantly also you have cars like payday which we'll see later probably that doubles the amount of gold that you have and also of course by destroying enemy heroes and enemy creeps that will give you gold exactly 1 gold per Crypt Lea killed and 5 gold per hero killed that's correct now in this first lane you're gonna see this red hero bristle back nobody blocking him and some massive damage onto that tower your red heroes are gonna have a lot of damage a lot of health and usually a lot of armor but while they're strong in the early game they tend to fall off in the late game mid game is okay though they have some powerful summonable creeps but as we saw right here in lane 1 a lot of damage for our competitor and our champion though is dominating lane 224 damage on that Tower summoning that a little Wolfie liking buddy yes and we talked about how powerful in the early game the red color is but then to offset that blue is really strong in the late game and we will see a spells like Eclipse which will be able to if getting enough charges which you acquire by having Lunas survive in the lane oh you will have a lot of power to clear those lanes later and open the the tower to those be few red heroes that have a lot of attack power yeah when we just saw there was a little passive from Zeus every card hero card that comes in the game typically has a passive and three specific cards that they come with along with their own stats suits passive every time that he plays a blue car displayed in his lane he'll do a little static shock just like in DotA no static field and he'll do one piercing damage so we just saw our artifact Challenger kind of clear his board on lane 3 by spamming those very low-cost early blue spells yeah and let's talk a little bit about the flow of the game sure so the game starts in lane 1 the lane to the left and then you go there you play your spell's your opponent play spells you get to do one action each time so you do something they do something you do something at any point you can choose to pass or your opponent can choose to pass however passing does not mean completely forfeiting the lane it just means I'm gonna wait to see if the opponent does something and if they do something you can still react to it by doing something else now if both players pass in a row then the lane is considered over at the point and combat happens and combat everyone attacking their attack target and you can see these little arrows which most of the time will be facing the person in front of them that will mean that for example in this case bricks this hero will be doing three damage as you can see here to the crib and the creep will be doing two damage to him and also see these red skulls here saying hey if we go to combat right now this thing is about to die because he's taking lethal damage so just so you don't forget and you don't have to do the math because math is hard math is hard you know big red X in school typically doesn't mean a good thing so you can tell them to get guys definitely going down here but don't let's talk about items further yes so we talked about gold and how like these green black that wants to make a lot of gold and the gold in general is killed in the same way that you haven't told out whenever you kill a unit you get some gold out of it now what do you do with gold say my sinto that you buy items so at the end of the three lanes we talked about how one leg out you go claim one lane to lane 3 after lane 3 is over you will go to the shop the shop will present you with three options to buy we'll talk a little bit more about the options later but the idea is that you can spend your gold into choosing one of those options to put into your deck now once you spend the gold and you get the item that item is free to cast it costs no matter that's right so last forever and it lasts forever you can equip it on an hero like you can see these Facebooks here equipped on luna facebook's are a really interesting item that lets you swap the hero with another ally we talked about combat and we talked about how important these two like know what you're getting maybe and as we see that we see that luminous already took one of the towers of our Challenger and Facebook will allow you to swap you have three slots for each hero and weapon I am sorry weapon slot an armor slot and an accessory slot weapons generally increase your attack accessories increase your health and are more English is your armor now what is this number in the middle that some people might not be for me my friend that is armor armor is essential index like red decks but pretty good for everybody basically it negates damage that's coming in let's say that a creep hits mahboy keeps the bold here the ogre champion himself they're creeps are doing about to damage but he has one armor so they'll only do one damage it blocks that damage completely there are mechanics in the game called piercing that will go through armor but we won't be seeing any of that yet today let's go ahead and check out let's talk a little bit about what happened in that middle lane we saw the ancient get exposed Bruno that's a big deal yes when you destroy a tower you expose the ancient the ancient is invulnerable for that turn so you can't destroy the tower and the ancient in the same turn you have to wait until the next one so no 1 turn kill shenanigans here and then after you get that then well if you take the LED help from the ancient as we said before then you can win the game certain strategies rely on going hard for the ancient but also those strategies have a weakness oh and we saw it coup de Gras they're completely destroyed no matter how strong you are if you have 200 health that coup de Gras will take you but you know what coup de Gras has a fantastic heart it has a drawback you have to discard a random card from your hand yeah sometimes it could be okay sometimes it can't be but this kind of displays the different ways that you can win an artifact so our chair our champion here luminous he's already taking this ancient he can decide to go all in on this ancient knock it down from 80 HP and it looks like he's gonna want to do that oh that's desperation Eclipse oh uh not really accomplishing that if you have enough charges and eclipses you can actually clear a lane and you get one charge for every turn that learner survives however with five charges of three damage with these many enemies you're really hoping for something and uh probably not not the best use oh come on bro no he knocked out our little coal bolt over there and got her low enough so that he can cleave her to death that wasn't a worst move in the world he cleaned it out well here's the thing they took that tower already and luminous might be thinking you know what I don't want my heroes in that Lane anymore and this is one interesting and very anti intuitive thing at the beginning sometimes you want your heroes to die and I think Lumi was completely happy with letting heroes die so he can actually relocate them in some other Lane he will have Rick's in the fountain ready and we'll talk about the scoreboard a little bit here you can see in the top left corner not only which heroes are in which Lane how many how much health each tower has this yellow one here is the ancient that is exposed and blowing and also which of your heroes are in the fountain and which of them are coming back next turn marked with a checkmark and which ones are one turn away Oh a second Eclipse now this is a very risky move but he needed to get that extra day on there so he could get lethal on this tower so yes he's dedicating an eclipse but he does take his ancient now we're tied up kinda to ancients are exposed but things are looking pretty good for our artifact champion absolutely and one card that I see the artifact challenger plays a red nice villager is like I think one of your favorite card oh that's my boy right there my friend red Miss pillage yeah go ahead tell us what okay so every time red Miss pillager hits the exposed tower or ancient if he does any damage he will spawn another one and if those two hit him on the next round they will both spawn another one and another one those boys get out of your hand pretty quick if you just leave them alone to an exposed ancient they can quickly take that 80hp down Oh Bruno oh that's an improvement baby okay so we've seen this little circle some ham spikes and have glowed these little circles are improvement now improvements are cards that you play on the lane and they say oh yeah modify that Lane forever they stay there and they have either sometimes a continuous effect like giving your tower +2 mana we talked about run before or sometimes they have active effects like steam cannon which every turn allows you to do more piercing damage to unit in any Lane so as long as this improvement is here whenever it's these lanes turn he can actually go and shoot anything in any lane and get rid of whatever he wants yeah it's an extremely powerful spell but you're gonna see these huge spells coming out around six or seven mana we're kind of getting into a late-game here however a lot of these big blue spells are gonna be coming out as well you've been seeing a lot of these blue heroes dying but this is when they start to kind of power ramp and get a lot better so we'll be seeing powerful things coming out here he has already used a lot of his eclipses which are some of his better skills but we'll see what it gets here Perona yep and the important thing is that he played a conflagration this day I think this is a really important play conflagration is again another improvement that at the beginning of that Lane it will deal two damage to everything in that Lane and we can see here already that Rick's us minus one armor because of that viscous nasal view yes you can have negative armor and it works just like you would expect you take more damage every time you take damage negative armor is a nasty nasty lady okay you get – two armored if you receive one damage you get how much bruno – – that's that's math for yes doesn't seem like a lot but if you're gonna hit with six damage – – adds up pretty quickly so anyway let's check out this lane right here he does have one red Miss pillager poised to attack that ancient which will spawn another one our Challenger looking okay in this Lane I'm not sure though that Lumi even cares part of our artifact is knowing when to get out of a specific Lane one who cares about that Lane and moving on to try to take other ones yes and with these Lumi ensures that no Remy's militias will have e attacking the tower and stops the swarm now if these villagers go out of control as we said before they can actually very easily take your ancient yep but they have only two health so they're really easy to deal with a melee creep can deal with them so you can only play it and actually take a lot of advantage if you're playing him in a relatively empty Lane oh and Lumi now knows that he has to go for that win he took that second tower he wants to take that first hour he's pretty close to that he also knows that there's no heroes coming back for the Challenger dabney so with no heroes coming back that means that that first Lane is open and again that's a really important thing to know sometimes you wanna stagger your hero's death and sometimes you might want to even kill your own heroes Oh actually never oh no go here no other rates you guys see I'm turning never mind three heroes respawning here challenger is not able to see where these heroes are going so he's actually gonna spread him out put two in the middle if only he knew that luminous was going for the all-in we'll see what this Earthshaker lands though that is nothing that's not bad that's actually okay yep let's talk about initiative here yes as you're gonna see this Earthshaker is about to use his fissure ability here and of my friend right as we said before you take turns with your opponent playing spells or nobilities you're gonna use your fissure ability right my friend down the door yeah he's smart he's a smart boy he will use his fishery I'm definitely gonna use Fisher right here to save his lane or he said some serious travel proto anyway continue about a mission so you take turns with your opponent playing you play as well or using ability they play a spell or using ability and it just goes back and forth every time which means that for example if Luminess was the last person to play a spell in the third lane when we go back to the first lane it will be that next time to play as well now this is really interesting and really super important because being the first to act in a lane gives you an action that is essentially uncountable like if you have something that will destroy your enemy's power or if you have something that will let you for example and now take control of an enemy creep like chanda's or silence an enemy hero by disabling his spell casting then those are things that you want to do first now how do you that you can't get initiative very easily although there's some spells that let you do that however if you pass and you let your opponent use their spells already Bruno yep I'm sorry I got now would be a very good time for a challenger to use the spell echo slam I'm not trying to help you but I'm just they would be quite the powerful echo slam right now I would assume sir right oh my goodness how could he think of such a beautiful play our Challenger staying in the game know how he does yeah look at that so I don't know if you saw what just happened Lumi just coup de gras he's own PA that was not a rage move by the way are you I guess I played dota you might think I don't want my heroes to die I'm very important but an artifact it's a little different death is not the end in fact it can be just the beginning yes killing your own heroes allows you to remove them into other lanes which is a very difficult thing to do an artifact there's only a few ways to do it by repositioning his PA he's ready to go for another strike here but he won't have time for another strike because time of triumph comes oh we're a challenger and with that he takes that Lane oh my good as our challenger has beaten luminous our top tier competitor here today Oh

41 thoughts on “FIRST official Artifact pro match — Dota card game PAX 2018 tournament

  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    a card game with a laning phase interesting

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    dumb ass fuckin game

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Jesus, fuck card games so fucking boring who the fuck likes this shit???? Could have invested time and money to improve graphics in dota but nooo

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Judge me:
    "I fucking loved It"

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    waste of time good luck

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Dont like the imps. The rest is nice

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I dont get a thing

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    WITCHER + DOTA 2 PLAYER= hard to beat

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Gaben oh

    If u know what i mean

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Make this free.. i will play it

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I have no idea yet im watching this till the end lmao

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    im so confuse but its very interesting. its like dota 2 but the heroes/creeps are on the cards.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    is it going to be MICRO-TRANSACTION? haha i hope not

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    You can see Valve really thought this through.

    Three lanes, active cards (active as in use skills other than passive/random) and an item mechanic. Might get revised because It's kinda much to digest but it looks promising tbh.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Heartstone but everytime u download it, it costs your money

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    this slacks is totally barbarian ….

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    hello hearthstone…can i copy your homework
    i will try to switch it up a bit so its not the same

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    When people say this game is too complicated, I can't help but agree
    -While spectating, we have a hard time seeing what the players are doing when inputting commands.
    -Attack phases and card effects are always happening simultaneously
    -Orienting yourself as a viewer mid-match is difficult because so much info is condensed in tooltips as well as into each lane, on top of the fact that the viewer has no control over which field they are seeing.
    -The item phase pulls the viewer out of the game board completely.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Proffesional players in a game that's not even out yet.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    this looks fun, but i am afraid that each game will take 40 min like in dota 2.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    0:04 i can feel some people saying "NO PLEASE NO"

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    are you fucking kidding me?! where's fucking Half-Life 3/Ep3?!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I like the concept and mechanics, i just cant get into the childish art style. Not saying its poorly done, just not my style.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    This game isn't mainstream enough to catch on with the masses. It's going to be a niche game just like Magic: The gathering. It won't matter jack shit how loud the fanbois scream at the noobs playing Hearthstone, trying to explain how much harder this game is, and how much more skill reliant it is. It won't matter JACK SHIT! It's still going to be a low – medium population game that nobody except the very few that plays it cares about. A future E-sport game? Sure. On par with Magic: The gathering. Irrelevant. Shame. Valve should've spent their time and resources making something completely different

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Even in artifact echo slam still clutches the day.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I sorta played dota and hearthstone.
    I have no idea what happened,

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I'd rather play yugioh. wtf is this shit

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Lol these commentators trying to imitate football commentators are fucking cringe, hahahaha 😀

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I don't like that some people just got such a huge advantage by being able to play in the beta. I really would like to play this game competitively, but it's stupid that some people just got that huge of an advantage.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    can't understand the game tho

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    lol lumi didn't coup de grace the ES. lmao

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Looks really cool not just another MTG or Heart copy, but has its own spin.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    this game fking sucks.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    You all say its simple I say its a mess! Way too much going on and I don't want to hear that they explained it! Its actually simple! No! It is very simple but its far too chaotic three boards!! That is the dumbest idea I have ever seen. Ffs. Looooong time mtg fan here and I can tell you this game isnt going to be good at all. Most of you will flock over to mtg if you enjoy it a little and realize the only card game you need already exist. This game has too much going on its uneeded and instead of focusing on a focused balanced concise experience they went with the 3 boards CREATURES NEVER DIE… oh drat no boooooring grindy games free creatures buying spells sideboarding mid game not having priority all the time and having more than 100 health wtf is this mess lmao no mtg player will like this and no tcg gamer will find this mess competitive with mtg and hearth already out I dont buy it one bit. Go back to the drawing boards boys

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    dont like how the cards look. too modern would have preferred a moree traditional look.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    This looks like complete shit

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    this looks unnecessarily difficult. Does more gameplay mechanics equal a better game? The art style and aesthetic looks amazing tho

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  • May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Imagine if Forsen plays this instead of HS. #gachiGASM

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