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Box Review: Stardust Acceleration


Card List

Ultra Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Stardust%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Fulhelmknight
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Undine
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Hyunlei
Duel Links Card: Flamvell%20Uruquizas
Duel Links Card: Silver's%20Cry
Duel Links Card: Mausoleum%20of%20White
Duel Links Card: Unexpected%20Dai
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Hallucigenia

Super Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Azure-Eyes%20Silver%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: X-Saber%20Wayne
Duel Links Card: Black%20Brutdrago
Duel Links Card: The%20White%20Stone%20of%20Legend
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Boggart%20Knight
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Darksoul
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Neutron
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Elf
Duel Links Card: Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Factory%20of%20Mass%20Production
Duel Links Card: Faustian%20Bargain

Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Genex%20Controller
Duel Links Card: Galaxy%20Serpent
Duel Links Card: Oppressed%20People
Duel Links Card: Priestess%20with%20Eyes%20of%20Blue
Duel Links Card: Protector%20with%20Eyes%20of%20Blue
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Gardestrike
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Solar
Duel Links Card: Gusto%20Squirro
Duel Links Card: Gusto%20Falco
Duel Links Card: Kamui,%20Hope%20of%20Gusto
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Scorpion%20-%20Meanae%20the%20Thorn
Duel Links Card: Tuned%20Magician
Duel Links Card: X-Saber%20Souza
Duel Links Card: Hydro%20Genex
Duel Links Card: Geo%20Genex
Duel Links Card: Windmill%20Genex
Duel Links Card: Daigusto%20Eguls
Duel Links Card: Saber%20Slash
Duel Links Card: Lightwave%20Tuning
Duel Links Card: Natural%20Tune
Duel Links Card: Stardust%20Shimmer
Duel Links Card: Tuner's%20High
Duel Links Card: Stardust%20Flash
Duel Links Card: Scrap-Iron%20Statue
Duel Links Card: At%20One%20With%20the%20Sword
Duel Links Card: Success%20Probability%200%25
Duel Links Card: Synchro%20Deflector
Duel Links Card: Desperate%20Tag

Normal Cards

Duel Links Card: People%20Running%20About
Duel Links Card: United%20Resistance
Duel Links Card: X-Saber%20Axel
Duel Links Card: XX-Saber%20Garsem
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Furnace
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Gaia
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Doctor
Duel Links Card: Genex%20Ally%20Bellflame
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Scorpion%20Burglars
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Scorpion%20-%20Cliff%20the%20Trap%20Remover
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Scorpion%20-%20Chick%20the%20Yellow
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Scorpion%20-%20Gorg%20the%20Strong
Duel Links Card: Queen's%20Double
Duel Links Card: Shadow%20Delver
Duel Links Card: Future%20Samurai
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Shark
Duel Links Card: Reed%20Butterfly
Duel Links Card: Needle%20Soldier
Duel Links Card: Feedback%20Warrior
Duel Links Card: Key%20Man%20the%20Key%20Warrior
Duel Links Card: Shine%20Knight
Duel Links Card: Perditious%20Puppeteer
Duel Links Card: Acorno
Duel Links Card: Pinecono
Duel Links Card: Interceptomato
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Flare
Duel Links Card: Saber%20Vault
Duel Links Card: Unleash%20Your%20Power!
Duel Links Card: Variety%20Comes%20Out
Duel Links Card: Synchro%20Gift
Duel Links Card: Shooting%20Star
Duel Links Card: Stardust%20Re-Spark
Duel Links Card: Blessings%20for%20Gusto
Duel Links Card: Whirlwind%20of%20Gusto
Duel Links Card: Dust%20Storm%20of%20Gusto
Duel Links Card: Bubble%20Crash
Duel Links Card: Huge%20Revolution
Duel Links Card: Spacegate
Duel Links Card: Revival%20Gift
Duel Links Card: Level%20Retuner
Duel Links Card: Synchro%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Curse%20of%20the%20Circle

Top Player Council Thoughts

“What are your thoughts on the new Blue-Eyes support?”

AndyTsang:

The engine seems decent, but Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon seems easy to out for decks such as Spellbooks and Amazoness. However, it may be good vs Vampires.

Negative1:

Any deck that relies on large beatsticks must be compared to Heroes. Without some of the more broken cards like Maiden with Eyes of Blue I don’t think the deck is consistent enough to compete against the current meta decks. Amazoness and Spellbook banishing kill the deck and it has no response without tech cards. tl;dr Kisara or riot.


“What are your thoughts on X-Sabers?”

AndyTsang:

Similar to Mermails, it seems Konami has given them the power cards but not the enablers. As powerful as a card like XX-Saber Hyunlei is, there is currently no easy way to summon it.

Negative1:

X-Saber Wayne and XX-Saber Hyunlei are decent, but without some of their better boss monsters they lack power plays; the deck has no method of removing larger monsters without tech cards.


“What are your thoughts on the Stardust Dragon support?”

AndyTsang:

The monster itself is amazing, but will probably just be used in decks that can make it, rather than spawning its own deck.

Negative1:

They will be nice for when Konami lets us play legendary 5D’s decks, but otherwise I’d not touch them.


“What are your thoughts on the new Genex support?”

AndyTsang:

I have a soft spot on my heart for Genex, but it’s not looking too promising for them at the moment. Genex Undine can be used with Atlantean monsters for free removal.

Negative1:

Genex Undine is one of the few good cards in this box, but not because it’s a Genex monster. Milling a WATER monster is much more valuable than the plus effect of adding Genex Controller.


“What are your thoughts on the new Gusto support?”

AndyTsang:

They need their Synchros.

Negative1:

Gustos’ issue is that they are too slow; even their new boss Synchro only gets its mediocre effect off in the end phase. Reactive decks are generally weak as they require the opponent to enable your strategies.


“Are there any other cards that you expect to have a significant influence on the current meta?”

AndyTsang:

In terms of the main deck, there is probably none. My advice, especially for non-P2P players, is to just go through the box one time to obtain 1 copy of all the synchro monsters. Stardust Dragon will probably be good for at least a few boxes. Flamvell Uruquizas may or may not see play as there is already another generic level 6 synchro in the game, but since it’s in the same box, it’s probably worth picking up as well. Other than those two, this box is probably skippable without missing too much.

Negative1:

Stardust and some of the other generic Synchros might see fringe play but other than that they are garbage.

“Are there any other cards with significant future potential?”

AndyTsang:

Unexpected Dai has future potential depending on if normal tuners don’t get powercrept before we get strong generic Synchros. Final Thoughts: This set has 2 maybe 3 good cards in the whole thing. Overall, not something you should invest in unless you want to have fun with Blue-Eyes for a few games.


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