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Feb. 21, 2013
[AUTO]:When this unit is placed on (RC), choose another of your , and that unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of turn.
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Today we have another card that has seen cloning over various clans
with time - Starlight Unicorn. It never came to be
outright replaced like Bors, but then again, it never
was all that good in the first place!
When placed on a rear-guard circle, Starlight Unicorn can grant 2000
power to any Royal Paladin for the turn. This gives you
an opportunity to force an extra card from an opponent's
hand on the offensive if used on a suitably strong
column. In its favor, it's also a High Beast, so Akane
can call it from the deck. After that turn, it sits on
the field serving as nothing more than a mediocre 6K
booster with no means of being recycled, unlike the
Bermuda Triangle counterpart in Blazer Idols.
There's plenty of competition for Grade 1 space in any given Royal
Paladin deck: Marron, Lien, Pongal, Iseult, Toypugal,
Galahad in a dedicated deck, or even more recent
additions like Kay. They're all strong cards with wide
variety of applications, none of which Starlight Unicorn
can truly boast.
It's... better than Wingal, I guess? Not that this says much. 1/5
David NavyCherub Lynn
2000 power can be a lot. Just ask any of the grade 3
clones that gain 2000 power when they attack, or any
crossride who is a nice beefy 13000 on the defense
thanks to a permanent 2000 power boost.
Unfortunately for Starlight Unicorn, 2000 power just
isn't enough. His ability, giving 2000 power for the
rest of the turn to a fellow Royal Paladin when he
enters play, is both too little and too situational to
be useful. It requires pretty specific numbers on your
board to boost to another actually important stage of
power, and while you're waiting for such a setup you are
forced to sit with the Unicorn in your hand, meaning
there is a spot on your board without a booster when
there could be one. Not that he's a very good booster,
either - 6000 power doesn't do much behind anything but
vanillas and other units that can at least swing for
10000 alone. Top that off with the fact that his effect
doesn't even merit that meager boosting power, and you
have a pretty useless card on your hands.
Starlight Unicorn and its clones are not that amazing a
cards. Sure they effectively become an 8k boost, but
only for that turn. You are always going to be better
off with another unit especially in Royal Paladin decks.
In other clans that can return them to hand to be used
again its ability would be a lot better.
Its art is too typical for unicorns. Rainbow mane,
1/5 as a card
1/5 for uninspired art
I'm really sorry about my computer keeps crashing for
some reason whenever I try to save this, I wrote it at
work in a scribble pad and emailed it to myself but
yeah. I hope this is okay.
Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
Well everyone, here is the gift you asked for when you
wished upon all those stars, Starlight Unicorn.
Anyways, getting back the realistic side of things, this
Royal Paladin Trial/Flash deck exclusive doesn't have a
whole heck of a lot going for it. It's a 6k base that
temporarily grants a 2k boost to a Royal Paladin unit
when called to the field. Now seeing as no Royal Paladin
unit has any major gain from the power boost(Outside of
power) there really is no room for a card like this in
any sort of build.
I honestly don't have much to stay about our pointy
This one trick pony is a lackluster unit, in a clan full
of support who's effect has no major gain like something
of that in a clan like Dimension Police. I really can't
support the use of this card in any deck unless you're
just starting out and cards are limited. Sure it makes
okay filler until basically anything else comes along,
but other then that, I'd stamp this with a "Do not use"
and send this Unicorn on her way.
Now to rate the Starlight Unicorn, I'll honestly have to
give it a 1/5. I really can't see any use for using it,
unless you have little to no other options.
4/5 for artwork. I like ponies?