Early Japanese Translation: 1 Synchro Tuner Monster + "Stardust Dragon"
You can activate each of these effects once per turn: ● Reveal the top 5 cards of your Deck, then shuffle your Deck. During this turn's Battle Phase, this card can attack once for each Tuner monster revealed this way. ● You can negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or Effect Monster's effect that would destroy a card(s) on the field, and destroy that card. ● When an opponent's monster declares an attack, you can remove from play this card to negate the attack. If you negate an attack this way, Special Summon this card during the End Phase.
Date Reviewed -
September 24, 2010
Shooting Star Dragon is the new trump card of
Yusei, if you hadn't guessed, and is Synchro
Summoned with Stardust Dragon and one Synchro Tuner
monster, which is actually more difficult that the
original monster and two Tuners of yesterday, in my
Anyway, Shooting Star Dragon has 3300 attack (at
Level 10 (and still
Wind) to the 3500 of the Level 12 Red Nova Dragon)
and 2500 defense.
Now, what can't Shooting Star Dragon do? Well let's
have a look...you can activate each of these effects
once per turn...
1) Reveal the top 5 cards of your Deck, then
shuffle your Deck.
During this turn's Battle Phase, this card can
attack once for each Tuner revealed in this way. Two
would probably be average or a lot in five cards,
but even one gives you an extra attack.
2) You can negate the activation of a Magic,
Trap, or Effect of an effect monster that would
destroy a card(s) on the Field, and destroy that
card. That's fabulous, as at the very least, you
force your opponent to waste something to play a
second card to do the same thing.
3) Finally, like Red Nova Dragon, when your
opponent declares an attack, you can remove Shooting
Star Dragon from play to negate the attack.
(Remember that they don't have to attack Shooting
Star Dragon to activate this effect.) Then, you
again can Special Summon this card during the End
Advanced: 5/5 If you get it on the Field, you're
very likely to
Shooting Star Dragon
Here we have the counterpart to yesterdays Red
Nova Dragon. Shooting Star Dragon is a level 10 WIND
Dragon Synchro with 3300 ATK and 2500 DEF. It does
need specific Tuners as well, requiring a Synchro
Tuner and Stardust Dragon. Well, these stats are
alright as far as a big boss monster goes. The
non-generic Synchro stuff hurts, but there are
plenty of ways to get out Stardust (Starlight Road)
and Formula Synchron is not that hard to get out, so
we can pretty much abuse that. Well, as always it is
up to the effects to get things done.
The effects is 3 tiered, allowing you to activate
each once per turn, even during your opponent's
turn. The first one reveals the top 5 cards of your
deck and then shuffles it. You get to attack with
Shooting Star Dragon once for each Tuner revealed.
This makes Shooting Star an Alpha Strike monster, as
opposed to Red Nova which is a God monster that sits
on the field and dominates. The second effect is
that once per turn you can negate the effect of an
opponent's acrd that destorys stuff on the field and
negate it. Standard Stardust variant stuff there,
but it's really useful. The third effect is the same
as Red nova, allowing you to remove it from play to
negate an attack.
As you can use these effects during either
player's turn and the ease of getting out Stardust
Dragon over Red Nova, I am going to have to say that
Shooting Star is better, but not by much. Red Nova's
indestructible option is far more attractive than a
one per turn blanket negation. But the odds are you
are going to be seeing more of Shooting Star Dragon
in the weeks to come, as it is clearly a great
monster and will win you the game most of the time
it hits the field.
I am a little biased towards big scary dragons,
but I have got to say, this is one of the first
amazingly hard monsters to bring out that has
actually been worth the effort in every single way.
Shooting Star Dragon
is part of why I gave
Red Nova Dragon lower marks than
the other CotD reviewers.If I am going to run a
challenging to summon “double”
Synchro monster (a Synchro monster
that requires a Synchro monster), I
think I’d rather have this beastie.
Shoot Star Dragon requires a
Level 2 Tuner (minor pain) and
Stardust Dragon (minor pain) to
get out.For those two minor pains,
you get Level 10 Wind/Dragon with
3300 ATK and 2500 DEF and three
great effects, though you can only
use each of those effects once per
turn.The first effect has you
reveal the top five cards of your
deck, then shuffle those cards back
into your deck.For each Tuner monster
Shooting Star Dragon can attack
once.We don’t have this card in
English, so if the translation is
correct this can be risky: if you
whiff and pull no Tuners, you get no
attacks!If you more than two Tuners
(which will probably requires
building your deck around stacking
it) you’re probably able to win the
game.The second effect is the
Stardust Dragon without
sacrificing itself.The last effect is that it
can remove itself from play to
negate an opponent’s monster’s
This is a fantastic level of
protection, though certainly not
perfect.Unlike a traditional
Stardust Dragon it doesn’t
require you Tribute it, which is a
very mixed blessing.You only get to block one
destruction effect, so if your
opponent has two different
destruction cards, they just unload
one after the other.With a normal
Stardust Dragon, it would
“dodge” any on field destruction if
it already negated a previous card.On the bright side, it can
protect both itself and other
monsters from battle as well.
Red Nova Dragon
is the sword and
Shooting Star Dragon is the
shield.I have a lot easier time
bashing with a shield than I do
parrying with a sword.Both cards would be must runs
if the Extra Deck went back to being
unlimited in size.
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