Stardust (archetype)

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"Stardust Dragon"
  • スターダスト
  • Sutādasuto (romanized)
  • Poussière d'Étoile
  • Sternenstaub
  • Polvere di Stelle
  • 스타더스트
  • Seutadeoseuteu (romanized)
  • Poeira Estrelar
  • Polvo de Estrellas
TCG Sets
OCG Sets
Anime appearances
Manga appearances

"Stardust" (スターダスト Sutādasuto) is an archetype of cards used by Yusei Fudo in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime and manga. They focus on Synchro Summoning and Special Summoning "Stardust Dragon" and "Stardust Warrior".

"Stardust Shimmer" is not a "Stardust" card because it does not have 「スターダスト」 in its Japanese name.

"Stardust Dragon" appears as a character in World Championship 2010 and in Duel Arena, "Malefic Stardust Dragon" appears in World Championship 2011 and "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode" appears in World Championship 2009, in World Championship 2010 and in World Championship 2011.

Playing style[edit]

The archetype focuses on Synchro Summoning "Stardust Dragon" and larger Synchro Monsters that require it as Material. The smaller "Stardust" Synchros, "Assault Warrior" and "Charge Warrior", focus on advantage, such as gathering more Materials for Synchro Summons, or drawing cards. "Stardust Dragon" and its upgraded forms, focus on protection from destruction or attacks, or negating effects.

The archetype’s Spells and Traps focus on gathering Materials, removal effects, and gaining advantage from the Dragon’s various tributing/self removal effects.

The archetype is also closely tied to the "Synchron" and "Warrior" archetypes. The "Synchrons" focus on swarming the field with Materials for the "Warrior" and "Stardust" Synchro Monsters.

The support the theme received in Dawn of Majesty focuses more on "Stardust Dragon" itself, along with the "Majestic" archetype. The monsters gain effects from Tributing monsters or if Tributed themselves (similar to the effect of "Stardust Dragon") and all the cards would affect "Stardust Dragon" or a card that specifically lists that card in its text.