CDP: Shinobird Transonic Spirits and Starry Knight with Sakitama, Five-Minute Testing

Two archetypes take advantage of our new yellow Spirit.

Build 1: Starry Knight, ft. Starring Knight and Sakitama, Five-Minute Testing

Build 2: Shinobird Transonic Spirits, ft. Choju of the Trillion Hands and Sakitama


Welcome to the first half of additional videos to continue my Five-Minute Testing series, this set centered around using the new Spirit Monster Sakitama (YGOrg Translation) to empower a variety of strategies. Today’s first FMT video focuses on the Starry Knight archetype, a set of LIGHT Fairies that aim to Special Summon their Level 7 LIGHT Dragon, Starry Night, Starry Dragon, from the hand. From Starry Night Rayel to Starry Night Balefire, consistency had never been the problem, but with the effect of Sakitama to return to hand after being tributed by either Starry Knight Astel or Starry Knight Orbitael, you will never run out of LIGHT resources to tribute again. The Ties of the Brethren bind these Holy Knights together for the Advent Ceremony!

Today’s second FMT video focuses on the most well-known Spirit archetype, the WIND Ritual Shinobird theme. Shinobaron Peacock and Shinobaroness Peacock headline this strategy, each bouncing up to 3 cards back to the hand when Ritual Summoned. If you happen to use Sakitama or Nikitama as a Tribute for their Ritual Summon, you also get additional advantage that should be enough to win the duel, especially when backed by Amano-Iwato, but Transonic Bird offers an alternative way to win the duel by Ritual Summoning either of these two during the opponent’s turn. This is also an option via your two Normal Traps, Stars Align across the Milky Way and Urgent Ritual Art. Prepare the Rites – your Shinobird deities await!

Provided Decklists:

Build 1: Starry Knight, ft. Starring Knight and Sakitama, Five-Minute Testing

Monsters: 17
||| Starry Night, Starry Dragon
| Bahalutiya, the Grand Radiance
||| Starry Knight Rayel
| Starry Knight Ciel
| Barrier Statue of the Heavens
|| Starry Knight Astel
||| Starry Knight Orbitael
||| Sakitama

Spells: 18
||| Starry Knight Balefire
||| Ties of the Brethren
| Upstart Goblin
||| Pot of Prosperity
||| Ruins of the Divine Dragon Lords
|| Starry Knight Ceremony
||| Starry Knight Sky

Traps: 5
|| Starry Knight Blast
||| Starry Knight Arrival

Extra Deck:
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
| Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
| Starring Knight
| Abyss Dweller
| Number 60: Dugares the Timeless
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax
| Knightmare Gryphon
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Hip Hoshiningen
| I:P Masquerena

Build 2: Shinobird Transonic Spirits, ft. Choju of the Trillion Hands and Sakitama

Monsters: 22
||| Choju of the Trillion Hands
| Amano-Iwato
| Shinobird Crane
||| Aratama
|| Nikitama
||| Sakitama
||| Shinobaron Peacock
||| Shinobaroness Peacock
| Libromancer Mystigirl
|| Transonic Bird

Spells: 16
||| Pre-Preparation of Rites
||| Pot of Extravagance
|| Preparation of Rites
|| Sonic Tracker
| Libromancer Bonded
||| Shinobird’s Calling
| Double or Nothing!
| Shinobird Power Spot

Traps: 4
||| Stars Align across the Milky Way
| Urgent Ritual Art

Extra Deck:
| Number 39: Utopia
|| Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
|| Number 39: Utopia Double
|| Knightmare Unicorn
|| Dyna Mond
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
||| Salamangreat Almiraj


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 or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Hunder, Sword Emperor, Therion, Springans, Firewall, Virtual World, D/D/D

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