Top 8 Feature Match: Michael White vs Mackenzie King Franklin

Kelly Locke

10/26/2014 3:15:00 PM
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Michael White and Mackenzie King Franklin have made it all the way to the Top 8 of the YGO Series 10K Championship! It's down to the wire now, with each successive round adding more money to the victor's winnings. Both of these players are running Shaddolls, but while White's build includes more Tribute monsters, Franklin is playing an Artifact build.

White started with two copies of Breakthrough Skill, Vanity's Fiend, and two Vanity's Emptiness. He set three cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Franklin drew for his turn, and set four cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

White drew Shaddoll Dragon. He Normal Summoned it and attacked directly. Franklin activated Artifact Sanctum, and White chained Vanity's Emptiness. Franklin then chained Artifact Ignition, and destroyed Vanity's Emptiness while setting Artifact Moralltach. Artifact Sanctum Special Summoned Artifact Beagalltach and White chained Breakthrough Skill to its effect. He set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, and during his End Phase Franklin activated Sinister Shadow Games, sending Shaddoll Squamata to the graveyard, which in turn sent Shaddoll Beast. Franklin drew a card with Beast's effect.

Franklin drew for his turn, then set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and set a monster.

White drew Mathematician and Normal Summoned it. He sent Shaddoll Squamata to the graveyard with its effect, and also sent Shaddoll Falco with Squamata's ability. Shaddoll Falco Summoned itself face-down. During White's End Phase, Franklin activated Artifact Sanctum. White chained Vanity's Emptiness, and Franklin used another Artifact Ignition again to destroy it! He set Artifact Moralltach. Artifact Sanctum Summoned one, and White negated Artifact Moralltach's effect with Breakthrough Skill played from his graveyard.

Franklin overlaid his artifacts for Artifact Durendal, then flipped Shaddoll Hedgehog. White chained Breakthrough Skill to its effect, and Franklin chained Durendal. Breakthrough destroyed Franklin's set Artifact Beagalltach. Shaddoll Hedgehog added Shaddoll Fusion to hand. Durendal destroyed White's Shaddoll Dragon by battle, and Franklin attacked Mathematician with Shaddoll Hedgehog, destroying his monster. Franklin fell to 7300, while White hit 7500 Life Points.

White drew Raiza the Storm Monarch. He flipped his set Shaddoll Shaddoll Falco, and Franklin used Durendal to change its effect. Shaddoll Falco destroyed Franklin's set Vanity's Emptiness. White Tributed Shaddoll Falco for Raiza the Storm Monarch, then used its effect to target Durendal. White attacked with both Raiza the Storm Monarch and Mathematician, dropping Franklin to 3400 Life Points. During the End Phase Franklin activated Sinister Shadow Games and sent Shaddoll Falco to his graveyard, then used its effect to Summon it to the field face-down.

Franklin flipped his Shaddoll Falco, and Special Summoned Shaddoll Beast to his side of the field face-down. He activated Soul Charge, targeting Artifact Moralltach. He Synchro Summoned Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn with Shaddoll Falco and Artifact Moralltach, and used its effect to banish White's Mathematician. During his End Phase he sent two Mathematicians and Double Cyclone from his deck to his graveyard.

White drew Shaddoll Beast during his Draw Phase. He attacked Franklin's set Shaddoll Beast, and its effect allowed Franklin to draw two cards and discard Shaddoll Fusion. He passed.

Franklin Normal Summoned Armageddon Knight, sending Shaddoll Beast to the graveyard. Beast's effect allowed him to draw one card. Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn and Armageddon Knight attacked directly, and Franklin set three cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone. During his End Phase, Micheal's effect sent Artifact Sanctum, Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning, and Shaddoll Falco to his graveyard. Shaddoll Falco Summoned itself to the field face-down.

White drew Soul Charge, activated it, and Franklin chained Vanity's Emptiness. White conceded!

White decided to play first for Game 2. He started with Shaddoll Fusion, The Monarchs Stormforth, Vanity's Fiend, Shaddoll Beast, and Shaddoll Falco. He started with Shaddoll Fusion, sending Falco and Beast to the graveyard to Summon El Shaddoll Winda. He drew a card for Beast's effect, then set Shaddoll Falco with its ability. He set a card to his backrow.

Franklin set three cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

White drew The Monarchs Stormforth. He flipped Shaddoll Falco and targeted Shaddoll Beast with its effect. He Summoned Beast face-down, then attacked with Shaddoll Falco. Franklin responded with Artifact Sanctum and White chained Vanity's Emptiness. He then attacked with El Shaddoll Winda, and Franklin sent it back to the Extra Deck with De-Fusion.

Franklin Normal Summoned Shaddoll Falco and attacked White's Falco, destroying both monsters. He set two cards to his backrow.

White flipped Shaddoll Beast, drew two cards, and discarded Shaddoll Squamata. He used its effect to send Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, and Falco Summoned itself face-down. He attacked directly with Beast, and Franklin responded with Artifact Sanctum. That grabbed him Artifact Moralltach, and its effect destroyed Shaddoll Beast. During his Main Phase 2 White activated The Monarchs Stormforth. He Tributed Franklin's Artifact Moralltach to Summon Vanity's Fiend from his hand.

Franklin set one card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

White drew another Stormforth. He attacked directly with Vanity's Fiend to drop Franklin to 5000 Life Points. He set a backrow.

Franklin used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Vanity's Fiend back to White's hand. Then used Soul Charge to Special Summon Shaddoll Falco and Artifact Moralltach from his graveyard. White responded to the Summon with Sinister Shadow Games, yarding Shaddoll Beast and flipping his set Shaddoll Falco. Shaddoll Falco Summoned Beast from his graveyard, and Beast's effect allowed him to draw a card. Franklin Synchro Summoned Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn with Shaddoll Falco and Artifact Moralltach, then used its effect to banish White's set Shaddoll Beast. Franklin dropped to 2000 Life Points, and during his End Phase he sent Mind Control, Super Polymerization, and Sinister Shadow Games from the top of the deck to his graveyard.

White drew Soul Charge. He activated The Monarchs Stormforth and Tributed Franklin's Michael to Summon Vanity's Fiend. He attacked directly and Franklin used Breakthrough Skill to negate the Fiend's effect. He then used Call Of The Haunted to Special Summon Michael from his graveyard. White ended his turn.

Franklin drew and Normal Summoned Shaddoll Squamata, then attacked White's Vanity's Fiend with Michael, then Shaddoll Falco with Squamata. White fell to 7800 Life Points, and in Franklin's End Phase Michael sent Shaddoll Fusion, Vanity's Emptiness, and Double Cyclone to the graveyard.

White drew Majesty's Fiend. He activated Soul Charge targeting Falco, Beast, and Squamata. White Synchro Summoned Arcanite Magician with Shaddoll Falco and Beast, and it gained two counters. He removed a counter to destroy Michael, and removed the other to destroy Franklin's set Spell or Trap. It ended up being Artifact Moralltach, and Franklin Summoned it and used its effect to destroy Arcanite Magician. White Normal Summoned Shaddoll Dragon and overlaid it with Shaddoll Squamata to Summon Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer. He detached materials to return Franklin's Squamata to the deck. He passed.

Franklin Normal Summoned Armageddon Knight, sending Shaddoll Squamata to the graveyard with the Knight's effect. Shaddoll Squamata sent Shaddoll Beast, and Frankin drew a card for Beast's ability. Artifact Moralltach destroyed Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer by battle, and Armageddon Knight attacked directly, dropping White to 3300 Life Points. He ended his turn.

White drew, and used The Monarch's Stormforth to tribute Franklin's Armageddon Knight to Summon Raiza the Storm Monarch from his hand. He put Franklin's Artifact Moralltach back on top of his deck with its effect and made a direct attack. Franklin dropped to 1700 Life Points.

Franklin drew Artifact Moralltach again, and conceded!

Franklin started the last duel by Normal Summoning Mathematician and sending Shaddoll Squamata to the graveyard, which sent Shaddoll Beast to the graveyard. He drew a card for Beast, then set two cards to his back row.

White Summoned his own Mathematician, and Franklin negated its effect with Breakthrough Skill. White attacked with Mathematician and both duelists lost their monsters and drew a card. He set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone to finish out.

Franklin Normal Summoned Armageddon Knight and sent Shaddoll Beast to the graveyard. Beast's effect let him draw as time was called in the round. He then attacked directly with Armaggedon Knight, putting White at 6600 Life Points. During his Main Phase 2 he activated Foolish Burial to send Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, then Summoned Falco face-down with its effect. He set three cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and entered his End Phase. White activated Sinister Shadow Games, yarding Shaddoll Squamata, which in turn sent Shaddoll Falco. Falco Summoned itself face-down.

White flipped his Shaddoll Falco, and used its effect to Summon Shaddoll Squamata face-down. He tribute Falco for Vanity's Fiend, then used it to attack Franklin's set Shaddoll Falco.

Franklin used Mind Control to take Franklin's set Shaddoll Squamata, then chained Double Cyclone, targeting and destroying his own Mind Control and White's set Vanity's Emptiness. Shaddoll Squamata flipped and destroyed Fiend, and then overlaid for Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer. He Normal Summon Mathematician and sent Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, which Summoned itself. He attacked with Mathematician and Castel directly. He used Castel to flip itself face-down, and set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

White drew and used Foolish Burial to send a Squamata to the graveyard, which then sent Shaddoll Beast. White drew a card. He looked over his hand and conceded the duel.

Mackenzie Franklin is taking Artifact Shaddolls to the Semi-Finals!

-Kelly

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