Top 8 Feature Match: Eugen Heidt (Shaddoll Artifact) vs Tom Paine (Shaddoll)

07.09.2014 | 15:54 |

After a really embarrassing moment involving Paine getting the name of the group of friends Heidt tests with wrong, these two renowned Duelists got down to business. We saw Heidt earlier as he dispensed with the competition and now he’s up against the previous UK National Champion Tom Paine. Heidt uses the Artifact version of the Deck while Paine’s revolves more around a different Light engine of Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Thunder Dragon.

Heidt won the roll and decided to go first, setting a Monster and two backrow.


Paine's genuine reaction to losing a Thunder Dragon and Shaddoll Fusion from the top of the Deck

Paine’s genuine reaction to losing a Thunder Dragon and Shaddoll Fusion from the top of the Deck


Paine Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Heidt responded with Artifact Sanctum to bring out Artifact Moralltach and destroy the Lyla. Paine assumed this meant the set backrow was really good so used Soul Charge to bring back Lyla again. The effect destroyed a set Compulsory Evacuation Device and set a card before sending three cards from the top of the Deck to the Graveyard including a single Thunder Dragon and a Shaddoll Fusion. He looked really unhappy about it as the picture above demonstrates.

Heidt flipped Shaddoll Dragon to return Paine’s backrow card but it was a Super Polymerization – Chained. He discarded Shaddoll Hedgehog to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Construct using both of his opponent’s cards! An extremely strong play. Shaddoll Squamata and Shaddoll Beast found their way to Paine’s Graveyard and he drew a card. Heidt studied his three cards in hand – all he had. Luckily one of them was Shaddoll Fusion and he sent Artifact Moralltach and Shaddoll Squamata from the Deck to Summon El Shaddoll Construct. “Oh, yours is shinier than mine” moaned Paine. Beast went to the Graveyard and Shaddoll Falco ended up set on the field.


Lyla really wanted to take out Heidt's backrow

Lyla really wanted to take out Heidt’s backrow


Foolish Burial sent Shaddoll Hedgehog and added a Squamata to the hand. It was Summoned and the Constructs collided with both players taking back a Fusion. Squamata ran over Lyla and Heidt set a Spell/Trap.

Paine played Soul Charge to target Lyla, Construct, Squamata and Thunder Dragon, before adding Shaddoll Beast to make it 5000 to pay. Construct sent Hedgehog and searched out Falco. Lyla destroyed the set Shaddoll Fusion before coming together with Squamata to Xyz Summon Abyss Dweller.


Dweller would cause problems for Heidt

Dweller would cause problems for Heidt


Falco was Summoned and used, along with Beast, to Synchro Summon Arcanite Magician. Dweller detached a material and both of Heidt’s Monsters went down to Arcanite with no effects from the Graveyard. Shaddoll Fusion used Thunder Dragon and El Shaddoll Construct to Fusion Summon another Construct, retaining the Fusion and sending Beast to the Graveyard to draw a card. Polymerization lost Construct and Arcanite for a third and sent a Falco from the Deck which returned itself. Another Polymerization used Construct and the set Falco to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Winda and Pain set a backrow before passing.


Good combos!

Good combos!


Heidt drew to three cards and played Shaddoll Fusion, to which Dweller’s effect was activated. This meant Heidt would still be able to Fusion Summon but would get no effects from the Monsters he sent. His own Winda came out and crashed with Paine’s before he set a Monster.

Upstart Goblin from Paine gave Heidt some Life Points before Soul Charge returned Construct, sending Falco to return to the field. He set an additional Monster and passed.

Heidt flipped his set Hedgehog and searched a Shaddoll Fusion. It was used to send Artifact Moralltach from the Deck and a Beast from the hand and Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Construct. Shaddoll Core was sent from the Deck to the Graveyard and Heidt drew one. Mathematician was Summoned and sent Felis, Lightsworn Archer to the Graveyard which returned. Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree was Synchro Summoned and with no way to stop an attack Paine packed up his cards for game two!

Eugen Heidt sees off Paine’s strong opening to take the first game!

Paine lamented over his decisions in the first game, convinced he made a mistake by Fusion Summoning too many times in the one turn.

He would start the second game with Allure of Darkness, Banishing a Squamata. Upstart Goblin was next followed by two set backrow.


I asked Heidt to pose as if he had just seen a guy Soul Charge down to 1000 Life Points

I asked Heidt to pose as if he had just seen a guy Soul Charge down to 1000 Life Points


Foolish Burial sent Squamata and Beast and gave Heidt another card before he doubled Paine’s move with four set. Two of them – Breakthrough Skill and Vanity's Emptiness were taken out by Mystical Space Typhoon.

Paine set one and in the End Phase Artifact Sanctum got Artifact Moralltach on to the field.

It attacked on the following turn and Heidt set a Monster.

Paine upped his backrow to three.

Heidt flipped Falco and returned Beast before Synchro Summoning Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn. Heidt went to snipe Mystical Space Typhoon but lost his Vanity's Emptiness. He Tributed his set Beast for one in Attack Position and Special Summoned Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning! He was going for it! In the Battle Phase he attacked but Paine had a Super Polymerization! He discarded Polymerization to use Heidt’s Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Beast to make Construct. Heidt set two and lost some cards from the Deck in the End Phase.


Michael was good until it found a guy bigger than him!

Michael was good until it found a guy bigger than him!


Paine played Shaddoll Fusion but was met by Vanity's Emptiness. His Construct ran over Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn and destroyed the Vanity's Emptiness in the process. He set a Monster.

Heidt Summoned Mathematician and got himself a Falco before ending.

Paine flipped Falco to get Beast and flipped Polymerization to use Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from the hand and Falco from the field and Fusion Summon Construct and send Beast. In the Battle Phase both Constructs attacked through Falco.

Heidt set a Spell/Trap.

Paine flipped Beast and Tributed for Raiza the Storm Monarch to send a Spell/Trap back to the top. Compulsory Evacuation Device saved Heidt from the end in the Battle Phase and after his Mathematician was destroyed it was his turn.

He set a card to each zone. Paine flipped Sinister Shadow Games in the End Phase to get a Shaddoll Falco. On the next turn he showed Heidt during the Battle Phase that he had Super Polymerization for the win!

Paine comes back after a tough start to even the score!

Heidt was first in the final game with just under six minutes on the clock. He set three.

Paine Summoned Shaddoll Squamata and attacked for 1800. He set two and in the End Phase Heidt flipped Sinister Shadow Games to send Squamata and Shaddoll Falco which returned.


This was the most simplified this game was the whole time!

This was the most simplified this game was the whole time!


Falco was flipped on the next turn and returned Squamata. Falco was Tributed for Artifact Moralltach and in the Battle Phase Paine’s Super Polymerization used it along with his Squamata to get El Shaddoll Construct and a set Falco as well as sending a Shaddoll Beast to the Graveyard. Still in the Battle Phase, Heidt flipped his own Super Polymerization and sent Paine’s Construct and his set Squamata to get his own Construct. It sent Dragon and Beast to the Graveyard as well as Paine’s set Vanity's Emptiness.

Paine drew and used Allure of Darkness, Banishing Shaddoll Hedgehog before attempting a Shaddoll Fusion and getting blocked by Vanity's Emptiness. Paine set a Spell/Trap and got smacked by Construct on the next turn.

Paine drew and time was called. His Mystical Space Typhoon hit a Sinister Shadow Games and he lost his set Soul Charge to a Dragon while Heidt lost his Vanity's Emptiness. Another Soul Charge from Paine got Construct and Falco back and ditched a Beast from the Deck. Construct was Tributed for Raiza the Storm Monarch and returned a Shaddoll Fusion while spinning the set Monster to the top of Heidt’s Deck.


Lots of things happening super fast thanks to the end of the round approaching!

Lots of things happening super fast thanks to the end of the round approaching!


Paine played Shaddoll Fusion and sent Shaddoll Hedgehog and Shaddoll Dragon from the Deck to get a El Shaddoll Winda. It was used to Synchro Summon Arcanite Magician and destroy a set Artifact Sanctum which bought out Artifact Moralltach and destroyed the Arcanite. After a Polymerization Paine had another Construct on the field and a set Falco.

Heidt studied Paine’s field of Construct, Raiza, a set Monster and a set Spell/Trap. He had Construct, Moralltach and two cards in hand. He played Shaddoll Fusion and with only 400 Life Points Paine knew his set Shaddoll Fusion wasn’t going to help him and so offered the handshake to the German!

The European Champion proceeds to the top four!