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Creative Deck Profile: Starry Knight of Destruction, ft. Starring Knight

Shine bright and pierce through the dark of night.


Strategic Summary:

Today I’m featuring an updated take on the Starry Knight archetype, supported by a few new cards that support the deck’s gameplan by a lot. (In case you missed my original profile, feel free to check it out here: LINK). The overall theme of the deck is cycling Level 7 LIGHT Dragons onto the field, then returning them back to the hand to reuse their effects, gaining advantage along the way. Starry Knight Orbitael (YGOrg Translation) supports this gameplan perfectly, tributing a LIGHT monster on either player’s turn to set a Starry Knight Spell/Trap from your deck. Additionally, whenever a Level 7 LIGHT Dragon returns to the hand, it summons itself back from the GY. Seeing as Starry Knight Astel also tributes a LIGHT monster to summon a Level 7 LIGHT Dragon from the hand, these two monsters combine perfectly with Diviner of the Herald, which summons another Fairy when tributed (while also getting an Orbitael into the GY if you didn’t draw it!)

Beyond the supporting Fairies, let’s talk about the Dragons. Starry Knight, Starry Dragon is the main summoning option, as it destroys a card on the field whenever it is Normal or Special Summoned from the hand. Since this effect isn’t even once per turn, cycling it on and off the field can yield great results. If you need to disrupt cards that haven’t hit the field yet, try Bahalutiya, the Grand Radiance, which is a LIGHT Dragon that disrupts the opponent’s hand! Whichever Dragon you focus on, the variety of Spell/Trap cards ensure consistency and power for the theme, such as Starry Knight Sky, Starry Knight Ceremony, and Starry Knight Balefire. Whereas Starry Knight Blast and Starry Knight Arrival continue the cycle of hand to field to hand, promoting the theme’s disruptive identity. Finally, the newly revealed Starring Knight (YGOrg Translation) Xyz monster serves as the perfect addition as an alternative option to get your Starry Dragon out of the hand and onto your field. Guide your deck to victory with the light of the Christmas star… and the Starry Knights!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 24
| Lightray Diabolos
||| Starry Night, Starry Dragon
|| Bahalutiya, the Grand Radiance
||| Starry Knight Rayel
||| Starry Knight Ciel
| Starry Knight Flamel
||| Starry Knight Astel
|| Starry Knight Orbitael
| Ret-time Reviver Emit-ter
||| Diviner of the Herald
| Herald of the Orange Light
| Consecrated Light

Spells: 12
||| Starry Knight Balefire
| Terraforming
| Monster Reborn
||| Pinpoint Landing
| Starry Knight Ceremony
||| Starry Knight Sky

Traps: 4
||| Starry Knight Blast
| Starry Knight Arrival

| Cheng Ying, the Grand Swordsoul Duke
| Baroness de Fleur
| Altergeist Dragvirion
| Light Dragon @Ignister
| Starring Knight
| Daigusto Emeral
| Abyss Dweller
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightare Phoenix
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
| Guard of the Agents – Moon
| Knightmare Cerberus
| I:P Masquerena


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: PUNK, TeleDAD. Some of my prior requests was covered by participants in CDSS6 and even more were re-covered in CDSS7, so I highly suggest checking those out and subscribing to my channel for all of my latest profiles on YouTube!

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