Top 32 Feature Match – Ryan Nelson (Shaddoll) vs Kyle Arroita (Satellarknight)

14.12.2014 | 4:22 |

The Swiss Rounds are over, and now it’s time for the Top 32 Feature Match! Ryan Nelson has used his Shaddoll Deck to make it to the Top 32, while Kyle Arroita’s success comes from his ‘tellarknight Deck. However, only one of them will continue in the tournament – let’s find out which Duelist prevails!

Game 1

Kyle won the die roll and decided to go first. His opening hand contained Compulsory Evacuation Device, Wiretap, Solemn Warning, Call of the Haunted, and Satellarknight Sirius. He Set Sirius, and Set the rest of his hand to his backrow.


A Satellarknight Deneb instead of a Sirius would’ve made this hand a lot stronger.

Ryan began with El Shaddoll Fusion, Mystical Space Typhoon, Enemy Controller, Shaddoll Dragon, and White Dragon Wyverburster. He drew a card, and played El Shaddoll Fusion, using Shaddoll Dragon and White Dragon Wyverburster to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Construct. Construct sent a Shaddoll Squamata to the Graveyard, and Dragon destroyed Kyle’s set Call of the Haunted. Squamata sent Shaddoll Beast to the Graveyard, letting Ryan draw a card. In his Battle Phase, Ryan attacked Kyle’s face-down monster, but Compulsory Evacuation Device returned Construct to the Extra Deck. Ryan Set 2 cards to end his turn.

Kyle drew a card and Flip Summoned Satellarknight Sirius. He attacked directly with it, dropping Ryan to 6400 Life Points. He Set 1 card and passed the turn.

Ryan drew a card, set Mystical Space Typhoon and passed.

Kyle drew Satellarknight Vega. He Normal Summoned it and attacked directly with both (Ryan 6400 > 3600). In Main Phase 2, he Xyz Summoned Abyss Dweller and passed his turn.

Ryan drew a card and activated Shaddoll Fusion, but Kyle used Solemn Warning (Kyle 8000 > 6000)! Ryan passed the turn, unable to make further plays.

Kyle drew Satellarknight Deneb! He Normal Summoned it and added Satellarknight Altair to his hand. He then attacked directly with both Deneb and Abyss Dweller (Ryan 3600 > 400).

Ryan drew Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, and Kyle used Abyss Dweller’s effect in his Standby phase. Ryan’s 2 Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed Kyle’s Set Wiretap and Call of the Haunted. Ryan then Summoned Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning by banishing Shaddoll Dragon and White Dragon Wyverburster. Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning attacked and destroyed both of Kyle’s monsters (Kyle 6000 > 3200).

Kyle drew a card. He Normal Summoned Satellarknight Altair and Special Summoned Satellarknight Deneb from the Graveyard, which added Satellarknight Vega to his hand. He then Xyz Summoned Gagaga Cowboy! The game should have ended there, but Ryan Tributed his Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning with Enemy Controller to take control of the Cowboy for the turn! Kyle ended his turn, and the Cowboy returned to his side of the field..

Ryan drew and Normal Summoned Mathematician. Its effect sent Shaddoll Squamata to the Graveyard, which sent Shaddoll Core right after. The Core’s effect returned Shaddoll Fusion to Ryan’s hand. He played it immediately, sending Shaddoll Beast and White Dragon Wyverburster from his Main Deck to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Construct! Construct sent Shaddoll Falco to the Graveyard, and the yarded Beast drew Ryan Felis, Lightsworn Archer. Falco was Special Summoned face-down. When Ryan activated Super Polymerization, it was all over!


Enemy Controller kept Ryan in the game, allowing him to mount a comeback on the next turn!

A clutch Enemy Controller turned the Duel around, buying Ryan the turn he needed to bring the Duel back in his favour. Can Kyle turn the tables in the second Duel?

Game 2

Kyle chose to play first in this game. His started the Duel with 2 Call of the Haunted, Mystical Space Typhoon, Fiendish Chain, and Satellarknight Sirius. He Set the 4 Spell and Traps, and passed the turn.

Ryan opened with Shaddoll Squamata, Shaddoll Beast, Mystical Space Typhoon, Ice Hand, and Denko Sekka. He drew a card and Normal Summoned Denko Sekka. He attacked Kyle directly with it and ended his turn (Kyle 8000 > 6300).

Kyle drew and Normal Summoned Satellarknight Altair, then attacked Denko Sekka to destroy both monsters.

Ryan drew a card, then Normal Summoned Ice Hand and attacked directly with it (Kyle 6300 > 4900).

Kyle drew another Satellarknight Altair. He Normal Summoned it, and used Call of the Haunted to Special Summon the first Altair from his Graveyard. Then, he Xyz Summoned Bujintei Tsukuyomi, and detached an Altair to discard Call of the Haunted and draw Mystical Space Typhoon and Reinforcement of the Army. He Set a card and passed.

Ryan drew a card. He counted his cards and his opponent’s – the telltale sign of Xyz Summoning Evilswarm Exciton Knight! He Normal Summoned Shaddoll Squamata, then used his Ice Hand and Squamata to Xyz Summon Evilswarm Exciton Knight. He used its effect, and Kyle responded with Fiendish Chain. However, Ryan used Mystical Space Typhoon from his hand to ensure the Knight would destroy all other cards on the field! He passed the turn, unable to deal damage with Exciton.

Kyle drew a card and played Reinforcement of the Army, adding Satellarknight Deneb to his hand. He Normal Summoned Deneb, giving Kyle a Satellarknight Altair from his Deck to his hand. He Set 1 card face-down and ended his turn.

Ryan drew Fire Hand. He used Puppet Plant to steal Kyle’s Satellarknight Deneb for the turn, then Normal Summoned Fire Hand. Attacks from his 3 monsters were enough to end the Duel, and subsequently the Match!

Ryan Nelson ends the game 2-0, moving onwards to the Top 16!