Sky Striker Trickstar (March 2019)

Deck Information
Deck Type: Meta Decks
Deck Master: Trickstar Candina
Submission Date: March 25th 2019
Author: Cryselle
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The goal of this deck is to emphasize the sky striker engine in a time where integrating the striker engine has become quite hard to mesh with as drones is at 1 and Trickstar relies heavily on its normal summon of Candina. The way that this deck handles the issue of drones at 1 is that it offers the player a choice; you can either use your normal summon on raye (should you fail to get to drones) or you can use your normal summon on Candina (should you get Candina). Despite this limiting the player to 1 or the other, as far as engines go, it does allow the player manning the deck to play both engines as the duel progresses. Generally speaking, it would be smarter to set up a sky striker field of widow anchors with some disruption for the next turn - but it's up to each player to choose the engine.

Side Notes:

  • To improve the Trickstar engine, one could play Carobein at 1 - 2, cut Raye to 0, and move widow to 2.
  • Afterburners and Jamming Wave are interchangeable; I've put Jamming Wave over Afterburner because it destroys without targeting.
  • The destrudo engine could be played (destrudo + mare mare) to add removal following the transition from sky striker to Trickstar
  • The side deck can include gameciel, and it can change the hand trap ratio
  • This deck is pretty reliant on knowing your matchup; and with that being said, cherries can be the win condition of this deck in many matchups.

Plays of Note:

  • Candina Normal Summon:  Search Lycorris or Reincarnation, or Lilybell later in the game
  • Add Lilybell: Special Summon Lilybell, attack --> Add Lycorris, Lycorris tag out Lilybell <-- this generates much needed offense
  • Normal Candina + Reincarnation in GY: Candina searches Lilybell, Lilybell add Lycorris, make Link 2, activate Reincarnation from GY --> make Link 3 [double knightmare]

Other cards that should be considered:

  • Gozen Match
  • Rivalry of Warlords
  • Gamma & Driver
  • Ghost Belle
  • Ghost Ogre
  • Kaijus

Toggle Deck List
MonsterTrickstar Candina x3
Sky Striker Ace - Raye x3
Trickstar Lycoris x2
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x2
Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries x3
Trickstar Lilybell x1
D.D. Crow x2
Effect Veiler x2
SpellsSky Striker Maneuver - Jamming Waves! x1
Pot of Desires x2
Mind Control x2
Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage! x3
Monster Reborn x1
World Legacy Succession x1
Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones x1
Sky Striker Mecha - Widow Anchor x3
Trickstar Light Stage x3
TrapsInfinite Impermanence x3
Trickstar Reincarnation x2
ExtraThunder Dragon Colossus x1
Borrelsword Dragon x1
Borreload Dragon x1
Saryuja Skull Dread x1
Knightmare Unicorn x1
The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche x1
Knightmare Phoenix x1
Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf x1
Knightmare Cerberus x1
Sky Striker Ace - Shizuku x2
Sky Striker Ace - Kagari x2
Sky Striker Ace - Hayate x2
SideThe Winged Dragon of Ra - Sphere Mode x3
Dinowrestler Pankratops x3
Droll & Lock Bird x3
Twin Twisters x3
Summon Limit x3

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Yu-Gi-Oh Profile: I started playing Yu-Gi-Oh in 2007 and left after about 6 years of casual play. I came back towards the end of 2015 (around when Nekroz was being played), and continued for about a year or two as a pretty casual player (using cards like Hammon, rarely going for a SS, carelessly wasting advantage - the whole 9 yards). In 2016-2017, however, I decided to pick up a competitive deck online (Zoodiacs) and I failed horribly. My experience with zoo led me to a whole variety of decks including Draco, D/D/D and several Pendulum based strategies, and since then I've made it my mission to understand the meta as well as to learn how to play it/play against it. Now I play on Dueling Nexus with an occasional appearance on Dueling Book Rated, so if you'd like to duel or chat - shoot me a message on discord (Cryselle#6969). - My favorite deck: D/D/D (MR3) - What I'm currently playing: Guru Control, Dinosaurs, Union Driver/Carrier ABC (OCG), Invoked Dragun (OCG), literally anything but Spyral :pray: please let that Deck die Alas the 2018 meta is disappearing

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