Top 8 Feature Match – Zac Conduit (Qliphort) vs Lincoln Morrissey (Shaddoll)

14.12.2014 | 6:52 |

The matches here at YCS Sydney are getting more intense by the minute! The Top 8 Feature Match is underway now, which pits Zac Conduit’s Qliphort Deck against Lincoln Morrissey’s Shaddolls. Which of these Duelists will make it to the Top 4, and ever closer to the Ascension Sky Dragon Prize Cards?

Game 1

Zac won die roll and decided to play first. His opening hand contained Summoner’s Art, Mystical Space Typhoon, Saqlifice, Compulsory Evacuation Device, and Dust Tornado. He activated Summoner’s Art which searched Qliphort Scout. He activated it, and searched for Qliphort Carrier (Zac 8000 > 7200). He then Normal Summoned Carrier, equipped it with Saqlifice, Set 3 cards and passed the turn.

Lincoln began with Shaddoll Core, Shaddoll Fusion, 2 Shaddoll Beasts, and an Artifact Ignition. He drew a card and activated Shaddoll Fusion, fusing his 2 Shaddoll Beasts for El Shaddoll Winda. He drew a card thanks to Beast’s effect, and attacked Zac’s Qliphort Carrier with Winda (Zac 7200 > 7100). He Set 3 cards and ended his turn.

Zac drew Skill Drain. He used Qliphort Scout’s effect, but Artifact Ignition destroyed it before it resolved ( Zac 7100 > 6300). Lincoln set Artifact Moralltach from his Deck thanks to Ignition. In the Battle Phase, a well-timed Compulsory Evacuation Device returned El Shaddoll Winda to the Extra Deck, and Qliphort Carrier attacked Lincoln directly (Lincoln 8000 > 5900). Zac Set a card and passed.

Lincoln drew Soul Charge! He activated it, Summoning both Shaddoll Beasts from his Graveyard in Attack Position (Lincoln 5900 > 3900). He then ended his turn.

Zac drew a card, went straight to his Battle Phase, and activated Skill Drain (Zac 6300 > 5300)! When Zac attacked with Carrier, Lincoln flipped [book of moon] to stop it. Zac Chained Dust Tornado to destroy Lincoln’s Set Shaddoll Core. Carrier was flipped face-down, Core added Shaddoll Fusion back to Lincoln’s hand, and Saqlifice added Qliphort Scout to Zac’s hand. Zac then activated Scout, and used its effect to search for Qliphort Disk (Zac 5300 > 4500). He Normal Summoned it to end his turn.

Lincoln drew a card. He Normal Summoned Shaddoll Dragon, and attacked and destroyed Carrier during the Battle Phase. A Super Polymerization followed the attack, and attacks from all of his monsters secured the first Duel win for Lincoln!

Lincoln took full advantage of the Qliphort Deck’s weakness, by rushing them with damage after they dent their own Life Points with Qliphort Scout and Skill Drain. How will the second match go?

Game 2

Zac decided to go first a second time. His opening hand was Skill Drain, 2 Pot of Duality, Qliphort Carrier, and Performapal Trampolynx. He activated Pot of Duality, revealing Qliphort Scout, Raigeki, and Qlimate Change. He took the Scout and activated it, searching for Saqlifice (Zac 8000 > 7200). He then Normal Summoned Qliphort Carrier, equipped it with Saqlifice, set Skill Drain and ended his turn.

Lincoln began with 2 Artifact Sanctum, Artifact Ignition, Mistake, and Mathematician. He drew Shaddoll Falco to start his turn, and played Ignition to destroy Zac’s Skill Drain. Zac Chained it to increase hisQliphort Carrier’s ATK permanently (Zac 7200 > 6200). Lincoln Set Artifact Beagalltach from his Deck. He then Normal Summoned Mathematician and sent Felis, Lightsworn Archer to the Graveyard, which Special Summoned it. Lincoln then Synchro Summoned Arcanite Magician. Its effect destroyed Carrier, allowing Zac to search for Qliphort Scout with Saqlifice. He then destroyed Zac’s on-field Scout as well. He Set 4 cards to his back row and ended his turn.

Zac drew Raigeki, and Lincoln activated Mistake during his Standby Phase. He activated Qliphort Scout, and then activated Performapal Trampolynx, but Lincoln used Artifact Sanctum to Special Summon Artifact Moralltach, which destroyed Performapal Trampolynx. Zac used Raigeki to clear Lincoln’s field, Set a card, and passed the turn.

Lincoln drew Mathematician. He Normal Summoned Mathematician, and its effect sent Shaddoll Falco to the Graveyard, which was Summoned face-down. He then activated Shaddoll Fusion, fusing his 2 monsters to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Shekhinaga. He attacked directly with it, dropping Zac to 3600 Life Points.

Zac drew Upstart Goblin for turn and activated it, drawing Vanity's Emptiness. He Set it and passed the turn, but when Lincoln activated Artifact Sanctum in his End Phase, Zac offered him the handshake!

Artifact Sanctum sealed the deal, and cemented Lincoln’s place as the winner of the Match!

Lincoln Morrissey defeats Zac Conduit 2-0, and moves ahead into the Top 4!