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card review Starlight Road

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Starlight Road

Card text:

Activate only when an effect is activated that would destroy 2 or more cards you control. Negate the effect and destroy that card. Then, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" from your Extra Deck.

  • Number: DPCT-EN004
  • Rarity: Secret Rare
  • Card Type: Trap Card
  • Password: 58120309
SP = Short Print (Common);
SSP = Super Short Print (Common);
Starlight Road
written by danny_x
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My analysis will be one of the most well known cards, I talk about Starlight Road! ...
To see it we can see that is a great card, I used to deny such devastating effects of cards like Heavy Storm, Jugdment Dragon, Black Rose Dragon, Gladiator Beast Gyzauruz, Demise, Celestia, Icarus Attack, Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, Lightning Vortex, etc. and also lets you invoke a Stardust Dragon from your extra deck.
In general it is an excellent letter, which could be regarded as the new Solemn Judgement and it is certainly a letter Staple or drawer for many decks, decks benefiting mostly the assault mode.

The letter:
Starlight Road / Normal Trap
Text of letter:
Activate only when an effect is activated that would destroy 2 or more cards you control. Activate Only When an effect is activated That would destroy two or more cards you control. Negate the effect and destroy that card. Negated the effect and destroy That card. Then, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" from your Extra Deck. Then, You Can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" from your Extra Deck.

How to play:
Starlight Road is useful in all situations. For example, say you have 3 face-up monsters on your field and your opponent activates Lightning Vortex. Since two 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 specially convened for Stardust Dragon can negate any card that destroys cards. Starlight Road not only protects your monsters. Say you have Starlight Road and another Letter Magic or Trap your opponent activates Placed and Heavy Storm. Starlight Road Stringing You can also here because it will destroy two of your Magic and Trap Cards. There are many cards that can deny Starlight Road as Judgement Dragon, Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, Heavy Storm and many others, then you almost always have the chance to activate it during a duel.
Do not forget that Starlight Road also gives you a Stardust Dragon free, when you use it! You do not even need to use some monster to Synchro summon the Stardust, as it is Special Summoned by the effect of Starlight Road.

This letter is very useful to quickly invoke a Stardust Dragon / Assault Mode, as well as denying the effect of mass destruction and Activate Assault Mode, we can invoke a free Dragon Stardust field if he can return.

This letter is very useful in decks that setean and play with many traps and magic cards as decks continued: Macro Cosmos, Gladiator, Anti Goals.

It is also very good at deck quickly filling the field with monsters like Meiru Koa'ki decks, Six Samurai, Blackwing, X-Saber.

This card can even be used to deny our own cards, so we could summon Stardust Dragon for a final blow, so a Heavy Storm can be used, denied by Starlight Stardust Road and Summoning Dragon.

Ways to stop it:
With the Royal Decree or Jinzo to negate the trap
With a Stardust Dragon, My Body is a Shield to negate the effect of the letter, and therefore the invocation of his dragon
With Royal Opression in order to deny the invocation of Stardust Dragon
With any letter denying trap card effects, effects of destroying letters or refuse invocations

This letter can become Staple for many reasons, among them are that the opponent will think twice if you activate a Heavy Storm, or call a play or Celestia Icarus Attack, because if they do and is chained a Starlight Road, will be in a situation of great disadvantage with few options to win.
Similarly, the Stardust Invoked denying yet another effect of destruction, clearly not returned, but equally it may be useful for any time of mourning.

The downside of this letter is that at certain times of grief is not going to serve anything, and we will have this letter without use.
As a normal trap, not a counter-effect can not be chained to speed 3 cards, which means that you can only link to other normal or continuous trap, a normal or continuous magic or effect of a monster, which limited to some part of its effectiveness.
By invoking a special way, but not synchrony, the Stardust Dragon can not be invoked once go to the cemetery for their own purpose or another letter.
Another disadvantage is that it is a normal trap and can not be activated in the Damage Step in response to effects such as the Red Dragon Archfiend also makes it vulnerable to being denied with card effects like Stun Trap which can be chained to activation.
Another disadvantage is that you must have at least 2 letters will be destroyed by an effect to activate, so you can not activate in response to cards like Mystical Space Typhoon Dark Armed Dragon or destroyed only one letter at a time or chained to cards as Mirror Force or Torrential Tribute if you control only one monster.
Finally another disadvantage shared with Stardust Dragon, the inability to deny that depend on the random effects as in the Dark Master Zorc, and the inability of starlight to deny the effects of letters in which the opponent can choose or not to kill two or more cards in its resolution..

This card can be found in Promotional Cards (Japanese) and Collector's Tins (English), both in Rarity Secret Rare.

My opionion:
I give a 9, this letter really changed the game in an incredible way, no wonder if the decks now winning tournaments rather see Trunade Giant Heavy Storm, or something that we are already seeing without Judgement Dragon Lightsworn decks, all for fear that causes this letter.

Sorry if i have mistakes, i speak some english


Modified on September 26, 2014 08:18 pm

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Avatar for gaspar
Subject:    Posted: September 2, 2010 09:50 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Just replace "letter" with "card". That's all.
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Subject: good review   Posted: September 8, 2010 11:18 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I don't it's a great review it's just, it's a card that we've all seen before. Everybody already knows how amazing starlight road is. Other than that awesome review.
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Subject: !!   Posted: September 9, 2010 07:38 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Nice job on the review, like the other guy said. Maybe next time try to review a card that is old but that people have forgotten about.
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Subject: Troll   Posted: September 13, 2010 04:25 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

why would you troll on my card reviews just because of my opinion? I know that you only rated each of mine a 1 because you had to be a baby and underrate my reviews. I read through your whole review of "Starlight Road" and only felt like it deserved a 2. You can't persecute someone for their opinions, but you didn't even comment as to why my reviews were bad! Thanks to you, no one will read them at first glance at the sight of a 1 out of 5. You need some growing up to do.

BTW: What's with the "Xp"? I know it symbolizes a facial emotion, but this was the dead giveaway that you were doing that to my reviews to underrate them. Also, is this what you do to everyone that answers negatively about your things? Seriously, grow up.
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