Starlight Road: How does it work? | The Irish Duelist

Starlight Road: How does it work?


“Stardust Dragon” is one of Yusei’s signature cards, a card that almost every Duelist has in their Extra Deck. Its high ATK and incredibly useful effect have changed the way the game is played ever since its release in The Duelist Genesis, forcing Duelists to think twice about cards that destroy other cards. Tthe Duelist Pack Collection Tin 2010, takes things to a whole new level with the new Trap Card that everybody’s talking about, “Starlight Road.”. “Starlight Road” is incredibly powerful, and it makes “Stardust Dragon” even easier to use!

“Starlight Road” is a Normal Trap Card that can be activated whenever 2 or more of your cards are about to be destroyed by another card’s effect. “Starlight Road” negates that effect and destroys the card. After that, you get to Special Summon a “Stardust Dragon” from your Extra Deck for free! ”Starlight Road” is useful in all kinds of situations.For example, say you’ve got 3 face-up monsters on your side of the field and your opponent activates “Lightning Vortex.” Since 2 or more of your monsters are about to be destroyed, you can activate “Starlight Road” to negate the effect of “Lightning Vortex” and protect your monsters. You also get to Special Summon a “Stardust Dragon” that can negate any other card your opponent might use to destroy your monsters. “Starlight Road” doesn’t just protect monsters though. Let’s say you’ve got “Starlight Road” and another Spell or Trap Card Set and your opponent activates “Heavy Storm.” You can Chain “Starlight Road” here too since it’s about to destroy 2 of your Spell and Trap Cards. There are lots of cards that “Starlight Road” can be used against, such as “Judgment Dragon,” “Mirror Force,” “Torrential Tribute,” “Heavy Storm” and many others, so you’ll almost always have a chance to activate it during a Duel.

While protecting your cards is a good enough effect on its own, don’t forget that “Starlight Road” also gives you a free “Stardust Dragon” when you use it! You don’t even need to use any monsters to Synchro Summon this Stardust, since it’s Special Summoned by the effect of “Starlight Road.” However, since this “Stardust Dragon” isn’t properly Synchro Summoned it works a little bit differently to a regular Stardust. If a “Stardust Dragon” that was Summoned with “Starlight Road” leaves the field, it can’t be brought back with cards like “Call of the Haunted” or “Goyo Guardian.” It can’t Special Summon itself if it uses its own effect either, but since you got to bring it out for free in the first place with “Starlight Road,” it’s a small price to pay. You can still use the effect of “Stardust Dragon” to negate something though, which could be enough to win you the Duel.

Since anyone and everyone can put “Starlight Road” in their Deck, you’ll also want to know how to play against it. First off, when “Starlight Road” is activated, it tries to destroy the card it was Chained to. If you have a “Stardust Dragon” on your side of the field when your opponent activates their Road, you can use it to negate their “Starlight Road.” You can do the same thing if you’ve got “My Body as a Shield” and “Starlight Road” is trying to destroy a monster you control. “Starlight Road’s” effect also tries to Special Summon a monster when it resolves, so you can use “Royal Oppression” to negate its entire effect. Finally, “Starlight Road” can’t be used in the Damage Step, so if you’re using the effect of “Red Dragon Archfiend” to destroy your opponent’s monsters, they can’t stop it with “Starlight Road.”

“Starlight Road” is a card with 2 amazing effects and is likely to see play in almost every Deck from now on. Check back here soon when we’ll be looking at the more advanced tactics that “Starlight Road” creates, and which Decks get a big boost from its release.

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