ARGCS Indianapolis, IN: Round 1 Doug Bender (Satellarknights) vs. Maximillion Reynolds (Shaddolls)

Welcome everyone to the racing capital of the world, Indianapolis, Indiana!  We're kicking things off Round 1 with a matchup that has come to define the format, Satellarknights vs. Shaddolls.  Patrick Hoban's win at YCS Toronto has catapulted Shaddolls in popularity, but Satellarknights are still incredibly consistent.  The ongoing battle between Light and Dark continues!

Game 1


Doug wins the die roll and elects to go first.  He starts off with a Reinforcement of the Army for Satellarknight Deneb which searches out Satellarknight Altair.  He sets two and passes.

Maximillion draws for turn, sets a monster and a backrow and passes back.

Doug sets one more backrow then ends his turn.

Maximillion Normal Summons Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn.  It runs over Satellarknight Deneb in Battle Phase.  Main Phase 2 when he attempts to use Raiden's effect, Doug chains Forbidden Chalice to stop the effect.

7800 (Doug) - 8000 (Maximillion)

Doug Normal Summons Satellarknight Altair to bring back Satellarknight Deneb to add another Satellarknight Altair to his hand.  Battle Phase, Satellarknight Altair attacks Maximillion's set Shaddoll Squamata which destroys Satellarknight Altair.  During the End Phase, Maximillion uses Sinister Shadow Games to send Shaddoll Dragon to the grave and destroy Doug's set Book of Moon.

Maximillion draws then uses Mind Control on Satellarknight Deneb.  He uses Raiden and mills Soul Charge and Charge of the Light Brigade.  He then banishes Squamata to Special Summon White Dragon Wyverbuster.  He then Synchro Summons Scrap Dragon and adds Black Dragon Collapserpent to his hand.  Scrap destroys Satellarknight Deneb and Doug's set Call of the Haunted.  He continues on and activates Shaddoll Fusion for El Shaddoll Winda, using Dragon and Collapserpent.  Dragon destroys Doug's set Mystical Space Typhoon.

2800 (Doug) - 8000 (Maximillion)

Doug Normal Summons Satellarknight Altair to Special Summon Satellarknight Deneb to add Satellarknight Unukalhai.  He goes to Battle Phase and uses Honest to run over Winda, letting Maximillion add back Shaddoll Fusion.  Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summons Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer to get rid of Scrap Dragon.

2800 (Doug) - 6300 (Maximillion)

Maximillion Special Summons Wyverbuster then tries to use Shaddoll Fusion but Doug has Solemn Warning.  Maximillion follows up with a Soul Charge to bring back two Dragons and Raiden.  Raiden mills Shaddoll Falco and Squamata.  Falco summons itself face down while Squamata sends Shaddoll Beast to let him draw a card.  He Synchro Summons for Scrap Dragon and Doug scoops it up.

Game 2


Doug elects to go first for Game 2.  He uses Pot of Duality, revealing Satellarknight Vega, Call of the Haunted, and Soul Drain, adding Soul Drain.  He Normal Summons Satellarknight Unukalhai to send Satellarknight Deneb to the grave.  He sets three backrow and passes.

Maximillion sets three backrow and passes.

Doug swings with Satellarknight Unukalhai, sets a backrow and ends his turn.

8000 (Doug) - 6200 (Maximillion)

Maximillion sets a monster and passes back to Doug.  During the End Phase, Doug activates Call of the Haunted to bring back Satellarknight Deneb to search out Satellarknight Altair.

Doug starts off with a Trap Stun then goes to Battle Phase.  On the swing, Maximillion uses Super Polymerization discarding Collapserpent to fuse Shaddoll Falco and Doug's Satellarknight Unukalhai, bringing out El Shaddoll Construct.  Construct sends Shaddoll Dragon to the grave and hits Soul Drain while Falco summons itself facedown.  Doug runs over Falco, sets a card and ends.

Maximillion Normal Summons Raiden and mills Soul Charge and Vanity's Emptiness with Raiden's effect.  Construct kills Deneb while Raiden connects.  He sets one backrow,  and during the End Phase, Raiden mills Shaddoll Fusion and another Raiden.

6300 (Doug) - 6200 (Maximillion)

Doug Normal Summons Satellarknight Altair but is met with Pulling the Rug!  Doug passes without another play.

Maximillion uses Raiden and mills Falco and Mind Control.  In response to Falco, Doug flips up Vanity's Emptiness.  He sets a monster and during the End Phase Raiden mills Allure of Darkness and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress.

1800 (Doug) - 6200 (Maximillion)

Doug flips up an Mystical Space Typhoon to hit another Pulling the Rug.  He then summons Satellarknight Altair to bring back Satellarknight Deneb to search out Satellarknight Altair.  He then Xyz Summons Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer to get rid of the construct.

Maximillion flips up Shaddoll Hegehog to add Shaddoll Fusion to his hand.  He Synchro Summons Arcanite Magician then follows that up with Shaddoll Fusion, sending Shaddoll Beast and Raiden to summon El Shaddoll Construct.  Construct sends Dragon to the grave, while Beast draws him a card.  Arcanite destroys Castel and Construct attacks for game!

Maximillion advances to Round 2 undefeated with a Lightsworn-charged Shaddoll deck!


Joe Soto