Assemble to the end, savior maidens! Exorcise the evil with a blessed miracle!!— The archetype's tagline in promotional material
"Exosister" (エクソシスター Ekusoshisutā), introduced in "Deck Build Pack: Grand Creators", is an archetype of LIGHT Spellcaster/Warrior monsters which focuses on Xyz Summoning and dealing with GY-related mechanics.
The archetype's name is a portmanteau of "exorcist" and "sister", a form of address for nuns and religious sisters.
The Main Deck members use western female given names, with their corresponding Xyz forms combining their names with the names of archangels.
The "Sister" forms of each member, represented by the Main Deck Spellcaster monsters, are wearing dark military-style uniforms. The "Exorcist" forms of each member, represented by the Warrior Xyz Monsters, are wearing modified white versions of their respective uniforms. Their weapons varies within a wide range of weaponry, from swords and spears to compound bows and rifles. Outside Japan, the dresses of the "Exosister" monsters are recolored to a brighter shade.
The shared effect of the "Sister" members to Special Summon an "Exosister" Xyz Monster represents their transformation into their "Exorcist" counterparts.
The archetype's cards and card effects are associated with the number 800:
- Each Main Deck "Exosister" monster has 800 DEF, and each Extra Deck monster has a DEF that ends in 800.
- "Exosister Gibrine" increases the ATK of Xyz Monsters by 800.
- Each Main Deck "Exosister" monster (except "Exosister Malfa") has an effect to gain 800 LP.
- Each "Exosister" Spell/Trap with an LP payment cost requires paying 800 LP.
The Extra Deck "Exosister" monsters all have ribbons made of holy water covering parts of their bodies and weapons. These ribbons are in the shape of the number 8, possibly referencing their card effects that often involve 800 points. Wings made of holy water flank the sides of some ribbons, forming a close resemblance toward the "Exosister" crest.
Each Main Deck "Exosister" monster mentions the name of another Main Deck "Exosister" monster in its effect text; this forms two pairs of "Exosister" monsters where each member references their counterpart in their effect text, and an additional single-direction reference in "Malfa".
|Exosisters||"Exosister" pairing||Name origin|
|Magnifica||Kaspitell + Mikailis||Magnificat|
The "Exosister" Spell/Traps are named after Christian/Latin terms or phrases.
"Exosister" is an Xyz Monster-based archetype focused on punishing the opponent for interacting with the Graveyards, with conditional Trigger Effects that allow the player to Xyz Summon monsters using only 1 "Exosister" monster.
All "Exosister" Main Deck monsters have two effects: a shared 1-card-Xyz Trigger Effect that can be used if a card is moved out of a GY, and an individual effect.
|Elis||If your opponent moves a card out of either GY,||Special Summon 1 "Exosister" Xyz Monster using this card as material.|
|Malfa||[If either player moves a card out of either GY,]||
|Elis||If you control an "Exosister", Special Summon this card from hand.||Then, if you control the monster's paired counterpart (see #Design), gain 800 LP.||
|Stella||Special Summon 1 "Exosister" from hand.|
|Irene||Place 1 "Exosister" card from hand on Deck bottom, draw 1 card.||
|Sophia||If you control another "Exosister", draw 1 card.|
|Malfa||If you control no monsters, or only Xyz Monsters: Special Summon this card from your hand, and 1 "Elis" from your Deck. You cannot Special Summon the turn you activate this effect, except "Exosister" monsters.||
The shared 1-card-Xyz effect allows Main Deck "Exosister" monsters to immediately turn into Xyz boss monsters with disruptive or suppressive effects if the opponent moves any card out of either GY.
Each Rank 4 "Exosister" Xyz Monster has 3 effects:
- A Continuous Effect that protects against monsters Special Summoned from the GY
- A Quick Effect or Trigger Effect that is usable if the card was Xyz Summoned this turn using an "Exosister" monster as material
- An Ignition Effect with a cost of detaching 1 material.
|Mikailis||Cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster summoned from GY.||(Quick) Target 1 card in the opponent's field/GY; banish it.||Search 1 "Exosister" Spell/Trap.|
|Kaspitell||(Trigger) Neither player can summon monsters from the GYs this turn.||Search 1 "Exosister" monster.|
|Gibrine||Cannot be destroyed by the activated effects of monsters summoned from GY.||(Quick) Target 1 opposing Effect Monster; negate its effects this turn.||All friendly Xyz Monsters gain 800 ATK this turn.|
|Asophiel||(Trigger) Neither player can activate card effects in the GY this turn.||Target 1 opposing monster; return it to the hand.|
The Rank 8 "Exosisters Magnifica" requires 2 "Exosister" Rank 4 Xyz monsters to summon, and cannot be summoned by "Exosister" 1-card-Xyz effects. It has double attack, Quick Effect banish, and Quick Effect 1-card-Xyz effects, making for a potent game finisher.
"Exosister" Spell/Traps provide diverse removal, utility, and consistency options. "Pax" provides Spell Speed 2 searching and conditional special summoning. "Arment" provides a conditional Spell Speed 2 manual 1-card Xyz effect. "Carpedivem" provides Continuous protection, conditional "Prohibition" effect, and S/T removal. "Vadis" is a trap that special summons 2 "Exosister" monsters from Deck with return-to-deck restrictions, incentivizing the player to time the trap's activation correctly and immediately use the summoned monsters' effects to perform 1-card-Xyz summons. "Litania" provides targeted banish removal, and provides additional combo or removal if conditions are met.
"Exosister" setup combos focus on swarming Level 4 Spellcaster monsters, in order to summon "Exosister Mikailis" and search for a S/T for use as disruption on the opponent's turn (typically "Litania"). If possible, the Deck will typically extend into another "Exosister" Xyz monster to then summon "Exosisters Magnifica" for more disruptions. "Exosister Malfa", with its double summon effect, thus becomes central to the swarming strategy; it is searchable by "Exosister Kaspitell", so making a single "Kaspitell" guarantees the full combo of summoning "Mikailis" and then "Magnifica".