While Twin Dust Storm may be getting all the attention from Paleozoic players, I would like to redirect your attention to the Trickstar archetype.
Previously, Dsummon wrote about the Trickster archetype. I am here today to convince you too, to pick up the archetype, especially if you are playing Paleozoic.
The Trickster engine is nothing new.
In YOT Hong Kong 2017 Main Event, Trickstar True Draco finished with a 3-4th placing, while Pure Trickstar finished in the 5-8th place. If you haven’t already, you can check out their decklists on our YOT Hong Kong 2017 Top 8 Decklists article.
For the Trickstar engine in Paleozoic, I would suggest a playset of Trickstar Reincarnation and Trickstar Candina.
Normal Trap Card
Banish your opponent’s entire hand, and if you do, they draw the same number of cards you banished. You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 “Trickstar” monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it.
LIGHT Fairy / Effect
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 “Trickstar” card from your Deck to your hand. Each time your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card, inflict 200 damage to your opponent immediately after it resolve
In a That Grass Looks Greener deck like Paleozoic, the Trickstar engine can prove useful when both drawn into or milled.
If drawn into, Trickstar Candina can search out Trickstar Reincarnation . On its own, the trap card Trickstar Reincarnation can trigger the revival of Paleozoic traps while disrupting your opponent for reasons that made the card popular.
When both cards are in the grave, after either being milled or used, you can banish Trickstar Reincarnation to revive Trickstar Candina.
On the field, Trickstar Candina chips in burn damage to your opponent when they activate a Spell/Trap. Having 1800ATK also answers Jowgen the Spiritualist and Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo that might otherwise lock Paleozoic players out from playing. Its attack points also places it at above Paleozoic’s greatest enemy – Denko Sekka.
Fairy Tail – Snow, a commonly played card in 60-card decks, synergises with the Trickstar engine.
Trickstar Candina increases the Level 4 monster count in a Paleozoic deck. This allows the Paleozoic player to access the well-supported Rank 4 toolbox easier, augmenting the deck’s explosive capabilities.
Both Fairy Tail – Snow and Trickstar Candina are also LIGHT Attribute. This means that they can Xyz Summon into Bujintei Tsukuyomi, which has the ability to net a +1 and remedy poor hands.
Unfortunately, in a deck like Paleozoic, you are unlikely to consistently pull off the Droll & Lock Bird and Trickstar Reincarnation combo to empty your opponent’s hand.
While the field spell Trickstar Lightstage has its benefits, I don’t think that it can fit well in That Grass Looks Greener Paleozoic.
Bujintei Tsukuyomi was previously made popular by players who chose to run a playset of Upstart Golden Ninja. Today, we have another option – Trickstars.
Next up, we will discuss a card that may be useful in 60-card deck mirror matches.