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Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 Tuner + 2 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can activate this effect to remove from play up to one card each from your opponent's hand, field and Graveyard. (The card in the hand is chosen at random.)
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
July 30, 2015
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Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
This, of course, is a surprise. Of all the
non-broken cards they could have unbanned
(Tribe-Infecting Virus, Time Seal, Dark Magician of
Chaos, Thousand-Eyes Restrict, Sangan, EHERO Stratos),
they chose Trishula. I guess, since Nekroz of
Trishula is legal, by consequence, the original
Trishula should be legal too.
Trishula DotIB is a very good card. Let's get
off the bat that a 2700 beater that negs the
opponent 3 cards and is summonable from the Extra
Deck (not to ever clog hands) is ridiculously good.
There's no real downsides to this card. Every
deck that can summon it needs to run it.
But I do think many players are over-estimating it's
strength too. The meta now is different than
when Trish was original banned. Back then,
most decks ran Synchro's and Trishula was a
splashable nightmare. Nowadays, not many of
the high tier decks out there run Tuners, so, if
anything, it will give a buff to the low tier decks.
It may, along with other previous list changes, make
Plant Synchros high tier, but they'll still face
stiff competition from Qli/BA/Dolls/Nekroz/Tellars.
Plus, we have more options than ever to stop it like
Lose 1 Turn, Breakthrough Skill, etc.
Closing the week, we look at the newly Limited
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier. Trishula
is a beast, and this move made me very happy.
Literally the only move I'd have been happier about
(as I not so secretly hold out for is the return of
DMoC) but let's discuss. Back in 2011 when
Trishula was released, before XYZ, when Synchro
Monsters just ravaged and dominated, Trishula was
the very absolute best, not just at what she did,
but the best, period. Hence the Ban. Her
biggest benefit not regarding any of her effects is
the fact she's also a Dragon. The biggest
downside she has is the Level 9, as a Level 9
Synchro isn't the easiest thing to pull off, BUT,
she states she requires a Tuner and two or more
Three resources is a lot, but you're stripping your
opponent of three cards when you bring her out (one
from the Hand, Field, and their Graveyard) and she's
backed up by a solid (yet we'd like higher say 3000
or even more) 2700 attack, given the Level 9.
Water gives her the splashable thought of being
played in about any Water Deck (pun moderately
intended, yet accidental). Now, as for her
being back, it honestly shouldn't wreck the game
like she did. The Format could very well eat
Trishula alive. She's still good, she just
will suffer from the Format being too aggressive for
her. But if the Format changes to be more
Trishula friendly, she may find herself Banned
In conclusion, I'm glad this is back, a lot.
I'll be interested to see if her use spikes up.
I assume it will, as probably many players playing
now haven't even used her, assuming they even have a
copy. But I'd like personally to see if she
Rating: 4/5 She's still the best Synchro in the
game, period, used or not. I'm not negatively
scoring a card because the environment isn't
friendly (in this case =p)
So, the “Dreaded” Trishula, Dragon of the Ice
Barrier has returned… Except for the fact that it
really isn’t all that dreaded, especially since we
have all had to endure the Nekroz version of
Trishula for quite some time now!
Finally, Decks that Synchro Summon actually have a
real powerhouse of a card back, and it certainly
will help to slightly level the playing field for
those Decks that can Summon this.
While Trishula’s effect is still going to be as
powerful and as relevant as it ever was, I
personally don’t believe that it will impact on the
game anywhere near as much as it once did, and this
is because Decks can recover quicker since Trishula
was last legal, there is far more Negation present
and Decks in general tend to have more depth and can
recover at times with relatively few cards.
The biggest reason though may well be that Trishula,
Dragon of the Ice Barrier may really not be seen
often enough to alter enough Duels to truly matter…
Of course time will truly tell on this front.
I’m excited to see how this card influences the game
upon its return, but currently I have yet to see it
Rating: 4. The effect is still good, and it doesn’t
Target which is important. It’ll certainly see play,
and so it should.
"Mean and Evil"