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Grand Final Feature Match – Xiaoyu Dai (Shaddoll) vs Peter Mitro (Shaddoll)

17.12.2014 | 17:27 |

The Top 2 Duelists have been found! From a crowd of over 650 Duelists, these 2 have proven themselves to be the best of the best. Both Xiaoyu Dai and Peter Mitro have found massive success with their Shaddoll Artifact Decks, and now is the time for them to be pitted against each other for the final battle of the YCS! Which Duelist will walk away with the title of YCS Sydney II Champion?

Game 1

Xiaoyu won the die roll and decided to go first. His opening hand consisted of Sinister Shadow Games, El Shaddoll Fusion, Shaddoll Squamata, Shaddoll Hedgehog, and Raigeki. He played El Shaddoll Fusion, fusing Shaddoll Hedgehog and Shaddoll Squamata into El Shaddoll Winda. Squa sent Shaddoll Falco to the Graveyard, and Shaddoll Hedgehog added Shaddoll Beast to Xiaoyu’s hand. Falco was then Summoned face-down from the Graveyard. Xiaoyu then Tributed Winda to Set a monster, allowing him to add El Shaddoll Fusion back to his hand. He Set 2 cards and passed his turn.

Peter opened with Raigeki, Artifact Moralltach, Artifact Ignition, Shaddoll Falco, and Shaddoll Fusion. He drew Shaddoll Squamata and activated Shaddoll Fusion, using Falco and Squamata to Special Summon El Shaddoll Winda. Falco was Special Summoned face-down, and Squamata sent Shaddoll Hedgehog to the Graveyard, which added Shaddoll Beast to Peter’s hand. He then activated Raigeki, but Xiaoyu used Sinister Shadow Games, sending Shaddoll Fusion to Grave and flipping up his Shaddoll Beast and Shaddoll Falco. Both were destroyed, and then Xiaoyu drew 2 cards and discarded El Shaddoll Fusion with Beast’s effect, and Falco Special Summoned Shaddoll Squamata face-down. Peter attack the Set Squamata, destroying it, but letting its effect destroy Peter’s Falco in the proces. In Main Phase 2, he Tributed Winda to Set a monster, and added Shaddoll Fusion to his hand. He then Set 2 cards and ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew a card. He also played Raigeki! Peter drew a card from his destroyed Beast. Xiaoyu Set 1 card and passed.

Peter drew a card. “It’s a monster!”, he exclaimed, as he Summoned Mathematician! The Mathematician sent Shaddoll Falco to the Graveyard, which Summoned it face-down. Xiaoyu activated Artifact Sanctumat this point, Special Summoning Artifact Moralltach and destroying Mathematician. Peter ended the turn.

Xiaoyu drew Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and proceeded to his End Phase. During the Phase, Peter used Artifact Ignition on his own Set Artifact Moralltach, Setting another Moralltach from his Deck. The first Moralltach was Summoned to the field, which destroyed Xiaoyu’s Moralltach.

Peter drew a card. He Normal Summoned Shaddoll Falco, and attacked with both of his monsters directly (Xiaoyu 8000 > 5300). He then Set 1 card and ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew for turn. He Summoned Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning from his hand, but Peter’s Artifact Sanctum Summoned Artifact Beagalltach, which destroyed his Set Artifact Moralltach, Summoning it and destroying Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning! Xiaoyu Set 1 card to end his turn.

Peter’s Artifact Moralltach was able to take of Xiaoyu’s Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning before he could even use it!

Peter drew Super Polymerization, and switched Artifact Beagalltach to Attack Position. When he declared an attack, Xiaoyu’s Call of the Haunted brought back his Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, but Peter’s Super Polymerization ended the Duel then and there!

Peter always had the play to match Xiaoyu’s play on the previous turn, except he was able to capitalise from the advantage he gained! Will he be able to keep up his momentum in the second Duel?

Game 2

Xiaoyu decided to go first again. His opening hand contained The Monarchs Stormforth, Shaddoll Beast, El Shaddoll Fusion, Sinister Shadow Games, and Double Cyclone. He set 3 of them, and passed the turn.

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Peter started with 2 Shaddoll Beast, Artifact Moralltach, Shaddoll Squamata, and Sinister Shadow Games. He drew a card, Set 1 monster, Set a card to his backrow and passed.

Xiaoyu drew Shaddoll Dragon. He activated The Monarchs Stormforth, but Peter used Sinister Shadow Games, sending Shaddoll Dragon to the Graveyard and flipping up his Shaddoll Hedgehog. Dragon targeted another Set card, and then Hedgehog’s effect activated, but Xiaoyu Chained the targeted face-down card – another Sinister Shadow Games! He sent Shaddoll Squamata to the Graveyard. Then, his Sinister Shadow Games was destroyed, and Shaddoll Hedgehog added Shaddoll Fusion to Peter’s hand. Xiaoyu’s Squamata then sent Shaddoll Beast to the Graveyard, giving Xiaoyu a free card. He then Tributed Peter’s Hedgehog to Set a monster, which ended his turn.

Peter drew El Shaddoll Fusion. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, using his Shaddoll Beast and Artifact Moralltach for El Shaddoll Construct. Construct sent Falco to the Graveyard, and Beast let Peter draw Raiza the Storm Monarch. Falco was then Summoned face-down. He then Tributed Construct for Raiza the Storm Monarch! Its effect put Xiaoyu’s Set monster on top of his Deck, and Construct returned Shaddoll Fusion to Peter’s hand. He then attacked directly with Raiza (Xiaoyu 8000 > 5600). Peter Set 1 card and passed the turn.

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A surp-Raiz-ing Tribute Summon leaves Peter in pole position!

Xiaoyu drew the Shaddoll Beast Peter put on top of his Deck. He activated Raigeki, destroying Raiza the Storm Monarch and Shaddoll Falco, Setting the Falco face-down again. He then Normal Summoned Shaddoll Dragon, then attacked and destroyed Peter’s Falco. He ended his turn, but during the End Phase Peter activated El Shaddoll Fusion, using his Shaddoll Squamata and Shaddoll Beast for El Shaddoll Winda. The effect of Squamata sent Falco to the Graveyard, but forgot that he couldn’t Summon it this turn! His Beast, however, drew him a card.

Peter drew a card and attacked with El Shaddoll Winda, but Xiaoyu played El Shaddoll Fusion, fusing his Shaddoll Beast and [shd dragon] for El Shaddoll Winda. Xiaoyu’s Beast drew [vanitys fiend]. Peter continued the attack, destroying both monsters. Both players added El Shaddoll Fusion to their hands with Winda’s effect. Peter then Set a card and passed.

Xiaoyu drew a card. He Set a monster, Set a Spell/Trap card, and passed the turn.

Peter drew and activated The Monarchs Stormforth! However, Xiaoyu used El Shaddoll Fusion as Chain Link 2, and Double Cyclone as Chain Link 3. The Cyclone destroyed Peter’s Set card and Xiaoyu’s El Shaddoll Fusion, and he Fusion Summoned El Shaddoll Winda using Vanity's Fiend and Shaddoll Hedgehog. The Hedghog added Shaddoll Falco to Xiaoyu’s hand. Peter then Tributed Xiaoyu’s Winda to Set a monster, allowing Xiaoyu to return El Shaddoll Fusion to his hand again. Peter ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew Artifact Moralltach. He activated El Shaddoll Fusion and Fusion Summoned El Shaddoll Construct. Shaddoll Falco was Set to the field after being used as Fusion Material, and Construct sent Shaddoll Hedgehog to the Graveyard, which added Shaddoll Beast to Xiaoyu’s hand. Then, Construct attacked Peter’s Set Shaddoll Beast, allowing him to draw 2 cards and and discard Shaddoll Fusion. In Main Phase 2, Xiaoyu Tributed his Construct to Set a monster, and returned El Shaddoll Fusion to his hand. He Set it and passed the turn.

Peter drew a card, Set 1 card, and ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew Super Polymerization. He Flip Summoned Shaddoll Falco and Set El Shaddoll Construct from the Graveyard. He then Flip Summoned Shaddoll Beast, drew 2 cards and discarded Artifact Moralltach. Then, he Normal Summoned Shaddoll Dragon. In his Battle Phase, he attacked directly with falco, but Peter used his Artifact Sanctum to Summon Artifact Moralltach and destroy Xiaoyu’s Shaddoll Beast (Xiaoyu didn’t get to draw a card, due to using its effect earlier that turn). Xiaoyu then activated El Shaddoll Fusion, using Falco and his face-down El Shaddoll Construct, to Fusion Summon another El Shaddoll Construct. The on-field Construct sent Shaddoll Fusion to the Graveyard, and the yarded Construct added El Shaddoll Fusion back to Xiaoyu’s hand. Construct destroyed Artifact Moralltach with its effect after attacking it, then Dragon attacked directly (Peter 8000 > 6100). Xiaoyu Set 2 cards and passed the turn.

Peter drew a card, and then activated Shaddoll Fusion. He sent Shaddoll Hedgehog and Mathematician from his Deck to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Shekhinaga in Attack Position. He then declared an attack with Shekhinaga against Xiaoyu’s Shaddoll Dragon, but Xiaoyu used El Shaddoll Fusion to fuse his El Shaddoll Construct and Dragon for another Construct. The Construct in the Graveyard targeted El Shaddoll Fusion, and the Construct activated its effect on the field, but Peter used El Shaddoll Shekhinaga to negate its effect and destroy it by discarding Shaddoll Fusion. The first Construct resolved, adding El Shaddoll Fusion, and then the second Construct added Shaddoll Fusion to Xiaoyu’s hand. Peter then attacked directly with El Shaddoll Shekhinaga (Xiaoyu 5400 > 2800). He Set 1 card and ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew Shaddoll Dragon. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, and sent Mathematician and Shaddoll Falco from his Deck to the Graveyard for El Shaddoll Shekhinaga in Defence Position. Falco Summoned itself via its effect. Xiaoyu Set another monster and passed, but Peter activated Artifact Sanctum in Xiaoyu’s End Phase. He Special Summoned Artifact Moralltach from his Deck and activated its effect. Xiaoyu’s Shekhinaga activated its effect in response, and Peter used his Shekhinaga to negate the effect of Xiaoyu’s Shekhinaga by discarding El Shaddoll Fusion. Xiaoyu’s Shekhinaga was destroyed, and it added Shaddoll Fusion to Xiaoyu’s hand.

Peter drew Soul Charge! He slammed it onto the table, Special Summoning El Shaddoll Construct and 2 Artifact Moralltach in Attack Position at the cost of 3000 Life Points (Peter 6100 > 3100). He then Xyz Summoned Constellar Pleiades using 2 Moralltach as Xyz Material, and returned Xiaoyu’s Set monster to his hand. Peter then ended his turn.

Xiaoyu drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Flip Summoned [shd dragon] and used its effect targeting Constellar Pleiades, but Peter used Pleiades’ effect to return Xiaoyu’s Set card to his hand. Xiaoyu Set a monster, and 1 backrow, and passed the turn.

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While the Dragon may have removed Peter’s Pleiades from the field, Xiaoyu still has 2 El-Shaddoll monsters to deal with.

Peter drew a card and proceeded to his Battle Phase. He attacked the face-down monster with Artifact Moralltach, which was Shaddoll Falco. Xiaoyu Special Summoned Shaddoll Beast face-down. Peter then attacked Beast with El Shaddoll Construct, destroying it with Construct’s effect and only letting Xiaoyu see 1 card. El Shaddoll Shekhinaga the attacked [shd dragon] (Xiaoyu 2800 > 2100). Peter passed his turn.

Xiaoyu drew a card, Set 2 Spell/Traps, and passed.

Peter drew a card and attacked with El Shaddoll Construct, but Xiaoyu used Artifact Sanctum to Special Summon Artifact Moralltach, which destroyed El Shaddoll Shekhinaga. Shekhinaga gave Peter Shaddoll Fusion. Construct then attacked the Artifact Moralltach, which destroyed it with its effect. Moralltach then attacked directly, but Xiaoyu’s Shaddoll Core saved him! Peter Set 1 card, and passed, but Xiaoyu used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Peter’s Sinister Shadow Games in the End Phase.

Xiaoyu looked at his next card, and surrendered with a hand full of Spell Cards and nothing to do with them!

Peter Mitro wins with a 2-0 victory, becoming the winner of YCS Sydney II with his Shaddoll Artifact Deck!