To duel like Yusei Fudo from Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s then you’ll need a good tuner deck and a lot of strategy! Things are not always as easy as they seem in the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s anime, there’s a lot more to put up with, but building a solid Stardust Dragon, Synchro deck is very possible. You’ll need to have a powerful knowledge and understanding of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game in order to make this kind of deck work, and you’ll have to think outside the box. Making a Stardust Dragon Yusei deck is a lot of work, but the rewards can be well worth the effort!
Don’t just focus on tuning – This will be your first rule of building a solid tuner, synchro deck. Yes, it may sound contradictory but it’s essential that you understand that your deck will have to stand on its own and cannot rely just on its synchro monsters. Stardust Dragon is amazing, and in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s he’s nearly unbeatable, but in the real world of Yu-Gi-Oh things are harsh, and monsters die no matter how powerful. Stardust Dragon is great but not unbeatable.
Play high attack – This means that you’ll need monsters with initial high attack values. With these monsters you’ll be able to stand and fight with or without Stardust Dragon, Junk Warrior, and many of Yusei’s other famous monsters. Any creature that’s level four or lower with at least 1900 attack would be a good place to start. Psychic Snail is a good choice, and can be used in combination with Psychic Commander to deal out some serious damage. Another plus of this combination is that Psychic Commander is a tuner monster!
Pick the right tuners for the job – Make sure your tuner monsters match other monsters in your deck in terms of level so you can synchro summon your Stardust Dragon. This is a common, and fatal mistake of many synchro decks, they focus too much on their tuners, and not on their other monsters. Junk Synchro and Deep Sea Diva are going to be two of your best bets because they special summon other monsters for quicker synchro summons.
Play with low level monsters – Just like you want to use big attackers to stand up and fight on their own, be sure to balance your deck with low level monsters, preferably level one monsters. Remember, in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s every card serves a purpose! This may seem odd, but a level one monster can be used to fill holes in a level gap so you can synchro summon more effectively.
A problem many decks have is being able to reach the summoning potential of level six or seven but can never get up to eight to summon the all important Stardust Dragon. Level one monsters can really help with this and spell cards like One For One can also be of use. Good tuners you can use to fill these holes are Sinister Sprocket, and Turbo Synchron.
Spell and Trap destruction – This is probably the most important rule in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s when building a good synchro deck. You have to be able to protect your monsters from death by any means, and many times this comes in the form of spell and trap destruction. After years on the market Yu-Gi-Oh has an ample supply of cards to knock out your monsters and other spell or trap cards so you have to be ready!
Stardust Dragon can’t do it all alone, and he’s only good for the negation of one monster destruction card, so you need to have a backup plan. Cards like Mystic Space Typhoon, Dust Tornado, and Magic Drain will really help in your efforts to protect your monsters. Also be sure to try and protect your important spell and trap cards from being negated much in the same way you would protect your monsters!
Think outside the box – There are countless combinations you can pull off in Yu-Gi-Oh to make a very useful deck. A couple of really good combinations to help you synchro summon and build up to getting Stardust Dragon on the field are as follows.
Hero Kids: these little guys can be summoned in multiples when you special summon one from the graveyard, instantly filling up your field.
Regenerating Rose plus Limiter Reverse: Regenerating Rose is a level seven monster with 0 attack points meaning that it meets the requirements for Limiter Reveres which summons it from the graveyard. Summon a level one tuner monster, as described above, and you have an instant Stardust Dragon!
Quillbolt Hedgehog plus hand destruction: Use any card that requires you to pay a card out of your hand to activate, like One for One, or Tribute to the doomed to get Quillbolt Hedgehog into your graveyard. Then when you have a face up tuner monster Quillbolt Hedgehog summons to your side of the field building you up for a nice synchro summon!
There are many more combinations, and a lot of other great strategies in the Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s card game, but these are just a few to get you on the right track to building a solid synchro deck. Stardust Dragon is amazing, maybe one of the best synchro monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s but he’s not all powerful. Remember to rely on your entire deck, and not just a couple of good cards. Think outside the box when coming up with combinations to get your big guys out. And keep your cards alive by negating anything your opponent throws your way. Now you have a bit more knowledge that will help you on the path to becoming the ultimate duelist!