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

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] and [thunder dragon].

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

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Paine Summoned [lyla] and Heidt responded with [a sanc] to bring out [a mora] 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 [ced] and set a card before sending three cards from the top of the Deck to the Graveyard including a single [thunder dragon] and a [shd fus]. He looked really unhappy about it as the picture above demonstrates.

Heidt flipped [shd drag] to return Paine’s backrow card but it was a [superpoly] – Chained. He discarded [shd hedg] to Fusion Summon [shd construct] using both of his opponent’s cards! An extremely strong play. [shd squa] and [shd 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 [shd fus] and he sent [a mora] and [shd squa] from the Deck to Summon [shd construct]. “Oh, yours is shinier than mine” moaned Paine. Beast went to the Graveyard and [shd falco] ended up set on the field.
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Lyla really wanted to take out Heidt's backrow
Lyla really wanted to take out Heidt’s backrow

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[foolish] sent [shd hedg] 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 [st].

Paine played [soul charge] to target Lyla, Construct, Squamata and [thunder dragon], before adding [shd beast] to make it 5000 to pay. Construct sent Hedgehog and searched out Falco. Lyla destroyed the set [shd fus] before coming together with Squamata to [xyz] [dweller].
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Dweller would cause problems for Heidt
Dweller would cause problems for Heidt

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Falco was Summoned and used, along with Beast, to [synch] [arcanite]. Dweller detached a material and both of Heidt’s Monsters went down to Arcanite with no effects from the Graveyard. [shd fus] used [thunder dragon] and [shd construct] to Fusion Summon another Construct, retaining the Fusion and sending Beast to the Graveyard to draw a card. [poly] lost Construct and Arcanite for a third and sent a Falco from the Deck which returned itself. Another [poly] used Construct and the set Falco to Fusion Summon [shd winda] and Pain set a backrow before passing.
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Good combos!
Good combos!

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Heidt drew to three cards and played [shd fus], 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] from Paine gave Heidt some LP 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 [shd fus]. It was used to send [a mora] from the Deck and a Beast from the hand and Fusion Summon [shd construct]. [shd core] was sent from the Deck to the Graveyard and Heidt drew one. [mathe] was Summoned and sent [felis] to the Graveyard which returned. [leo] was [synch]ed and with no way to stop an attack Paine packed up his cards for game two!

[h2]Eugen Heidt sees off Paine’s strong opening to take the first game![/h2]

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], Banishing a Squamata. [upstart] was next followed by two set backrow.

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

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[foolish] sent Squamata and Beast and gave Heidt another card before he doubled Paine’s move with four set. Two of them – [bts] and [vane] were taken out by [mst].

Paine set one and in the End Phase [a sanc] got [a mora] 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 [synch]ing [michael]. Heidt went to snipe [mst] but lost his [vane]. He tributed his set Beast for one in [atk] and [ss]ed [bls]! He was going for it! In the Battle Phase he attacked but Paine had a [superpoly]! He discarded [poly] to use Heidt’s [bls] and Beast to make Construct. Heidt set two and lost some cards from the Deck in the End Phase.
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Michael was good until it found a guy bigger than him!
Michael was good until it found a guy bigger than him!

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Paine played [shd fus] but was met by [vane]. His Construct ran over [michael] and destroyed the [vane] in the process. He set a Monster.

Heidt Summoned [mathe] and got himself a Falco before ending.

Paine flipped Falco to get Beast and flipped [poly] to use [lyla] 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 [st].

Paine flipped Beast and tributed for [raiza] to send a [st] back to the top. [ced] saved Heidt from the end in the Battle Phase and after his [mathe] was destroyed it was his turn.

He set a card to each zone. Paine flipped [ssg] in the [ep] to get a [shd falco]. On the next turn he showed Heidt during the Battle Phase that he had [superpoly] for the win!

[h2]Paine comes back after a tough start to even the score![/h2]

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

Paine Summoned [shd squa] and attacked for 1800. He set two and in the End Phase Heidt flipped [ssg] to send Squamata and [shd falco] which returned.
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This was the most simplified this game was the whole time!
This was the most simplified this game was the whole time!

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Falco was flipped on the next turn and returned Squamata. Falco was tributed for [a mora] and in the Battle Phase Paine’s [superpoly] used it along with his Squamata to get [shd construct] and a set Falco as well as sending a [shd beast] to the Graveyard. Still in the Battle Phase, Heidt flipped his own [superpoly] 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 [vane].

Paine drew and used [allure], Banishing [shd hedg] before attempting a [shd fus] and getting blocked by [vane]. Paine set a [st] and got smacked by Construct on the next turn.

Paine drew and time was called. His [mst] hit a [ssg] and he lost his set [soul charge] to a Dragon while Heidt lost his [vane]. Another [soul charge] from Paine got Construct and Falco back and ditched a Beast from the Deck. Construct was tributed for [raiza] and returned a [shd fus] while spinning the set Monster to the top of Heidt’s Deck.
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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!

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Paine played [shd fus] and sent [shd hedg] and [shd drag] from the Deck to get a [shd winda]. It was used to [synch] [arcanite] and destroy a set [a sanc] which bought out [a mora] and destroyed the Arcanite. After a [poly] 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 [st]. He had Construct, Moralltach and two cards in hand. He played [shd fus] and with only 400 LP Paine knew his set [shd fus] wasn’t going to help him and so offered the handshake to the German!

[h2]The European Champion proceeds to the top four![/h2]

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