I'd like to say thanks for running the tournament in this "any card in any deck" type format. It is a lot of fun and I've been able to confirm what I thought all along. Gowen is a monster if they have the right soul cards and 3 panther souls. The huge downside to this is that after using these ferocious Soul Cards like Peregrinne/Eskatia/Bounty Hunter my piddly Row Damage cards are severely out-classed.
So when this tournament is over and I go back to using only 1 Panther Soul and Row Damage Soul Cards instead of two 30-40 damage strikes (not to mention the limiter on Labeua's and the fact that I get to use one myself in the tournament) I will be going back to around 40-50% winning instead of the 75-90% I'm at now.
The nice thing about this tournament that I've noticed is that there are some creative decks that are capable of winning in different spheres. I've lost to a Falkow return deck when I was experimenting with Lawtia (Lycanthropes + Eskatia), I've lost to a Gowen rush attack deck, and also to Lawtia.
I suggest to everyone to put in one Dispel card into your card file no matter the sphere you select. With the limiter of only one Killing Machine allowed per File this is easy to counter using Dispel. In this tournament the game doesn't revolve around Killing Machine. This is how the game should run normally. Or somewhere close to this.
The nicest combos I've seen are Flying + Roaming Warrior of Gowen in the back row, and for Falkow I saw someone use Witch Queen to buff Peregrinne's Defense against my Gowen file.
I've noticed even with the open card files Refess still sees limited amount of play. I think one of the main drawbacks to Refess currently is that they don't have a consistent proven way to open the game against all sphere's.
Gowen, Falkow, Lawtia all have a couple solid ways to start where they don't need to know the color they're facing. I don't see this with Refess. Or at least not as strongly. The safest I've seen is Acolyte or the level 2 that has 0 attack.
On another note for Refess players. You may look into using Light Chaser as your first Soul Card. I tried him out with Lawtia and the little rabbit was consistently cashing in on 2-4 SP. You have to time when your first unit dies (or more accurately when your unit dies that will activate your first SC) to maximize the reward. I personally play very fast with low level units so I didn't stick with it as I think heavy damage Soul Cards are the most dependable field control money can buy.