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Performage Trick Clown
- #CORE-EN018

If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 "Performage" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, its ATK and DEF become 0, then you take 1000 damage. You can only use this effect of "Performage Trick Clown" once per turn.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.60 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed:
August 27, 2015

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Performage, much like yesterday, a new Archtype, with not a great deal at its disposal yet.  Worth noting, they do have a pretty awesome XYZ Monster in Performage Trapeze Magician (splashable outside the Deck, although only for Spellcasters) who could cause some trouble.  These are interesting Monsters with a wide variety of effects...they seem to focus on dealing and/or preventing Damage, but can remove themselves and each other from play, even on occasion resulting in Special Summon.  None are particularly strong, and I guess as you might expect from Circus Monsters, they're just kind of...annoying.  Trick Clown, is a Level 4, Light, Spellcaster Monster, with 1600 attack.  If sent to the Graveyard (no specification as to how, by whom, or from where) you can Target and Special Summon a Performage Monster from your Graveyard.  But, its attack and defense become 0 (which isn't a big deal, as this is likely an XYZ move anyway) but the 1000 Damage kinda sucks.  It's not a LOT of Damage, but late game or something, it could be too much to give up, assuming you can at all.  As far as the Monsters we have in this family at present, this one is average...at best.
Rating:  2.4/5 
Art:  3.5/5


I had a chance to see Performage Trick Clown in action at my locals this week. It was the only monster he drew for a few turns and he was able to mitigate his damage to 1000 per turn. This is a Light Level 4 Spellcaster Effect monster with 1600 Atk and 1200 Def. I like the stats, but its effect is where it shines. When this card is sent to the graveyard you can target any Performage monster in your graveyard and Special Summon it. This includes itself, but it's Atk and Def become 0. Then you take the 1000 damage I mentioned earlier. You can only use this effect once per turn, which is a reasonable condition.

This is a large part of the Clownblade deck which is turning tricks in the Meta. (I love puns.) I am considering putting this in Shaddoll as a decent Light target and Rank 4 engine. The score for this card goes up because of its perfect self synergy and splashability. As long as you have 1000 life points, this monster will resurrect itself when it successfully hits the graveyard. Not to mention of course, you can even XYZ summon the Performage monster to generate more advantage. If the monster and the XYZ materials hit the graveyard, Trick Clown can bring back the XYZ monster, and the XYZ monster can bring from the deck any Performage monster.

Basically, all by itself in 3s this is good. In its own dedicated deck this is good. It also makes other decks better.

Score: 4.5/5 I feel like even Traditional might like this for Chaos food.

Art: 4/5 It looks exactly the way it's described. Accuracy is important.



Performage cards are still fairly new, and I don't know most of them off the top of my head, so I don't know if there are any Performage Monsters worth reviving from the grave with this effect. Basically, you'll be getting one of your monsters back, but at the cost of losing this one (either by effect or battle), and 1000 of your Life Points. See? Kozmo Farmgirl's cost doesn't look so bad now, does it? Worse yet, the card you're reviving loses its ATK and DEF, so unless you're using it to XYZ or Synchro Summon, it's not worth it. (Though I'll say it again, I'm not familiar with this theme, so I could be overlooking something.)

Final Score: 3/5 for Performage decks


Whats up everyone its CJ here and today we have a very nice card that makes rank 4s very very easy. Its Performage Trick Clown.

Not really much to be said, a great card that can be a very good small engine to run in many decks. With the 1000 life point cost to play it makes it not to over the top but still very very helpful.  The only thing that makes this card great is the fact we have so many amazing rank 4s.

Rate 4/5 


Performage Trick Clown 

For those of you who do know, and for those that don’t already, this funny little clown is a crucial key-piece of a Deck or a combo that can very easily create almost any Rank 4 without too much effort, and along with his best friend in crime Assault Halberd – Thousand Blades, this little clown brings a knife to any pie fight that he finds himself involved in… That bad little clown he is! 

This card is the key piece in Clown Blade as this card is what inflicts the 1000 LP of damage to you that allows for you to trigger the effect of Thousand Blades, thus allowing for almost any 2 card Rank 4 Xyz without very much effort. 

To activate the effect of Performage Trick Clown, the simple act of sending it from the Deck to the Graveyard or detaching it from an Xyz monster is all that is needed in order for you to be able to use it.

As such cards such as Foolish Burial, Shaddoll Fusion and Brilliant Fusion are all easy options that allow you to send Trick Clown straight from your Deck to the Graveyard, and of course Mathematician and Summoner Monk are also more than just a little noteworthy. 

If Trick Clown is in your hand, then monsters such as Assault Halberd, Goblindbergh, Jigabyte and Performage Hat Tricker all allow you to be able to combo this into in many cases 2 Xyz’s in the same turn, and Discard type cards such as Karma Cut, Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and Lightning Vortex are all great ways with which you can send Trick Clown from your hand to the Graveyard in order to gain its effect. 

For a card with such a seemingly simple effect, this is an extremely powerful and consistent way in which to be able to Summon Xyz’s onto the field consistently and easily, and as such it is actually quite “Splashable”.

And if the damage every worries you, just ensure that you have a Performage Hat Tricker on the field first, that way you take no damage at all. 

Rating: 4. A very consistent and easy way with which to create Rank 4’s, and this will only get better with the release of Elder Entity Norden!

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