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A Trick Up the Sleeve (skill)

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Skill Details

Your starting hand will include 1 Lvl 7 or higher DARK spellcaster-type monster, randomly selected from your deck. This skill will not activate if your DECK does not include 1 Lvl 7 DARK spellcaster-type monsters. You cannot special summon effect monsters during your First Turn.

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ArkanaLvl 20

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Description (Since 2019 Mar 25)

Your starting hand will include 1 Lvl 7 or higher DARK spellcaster-type monster, randomly selected from your deck. This skill will not activate if your DECK does not include 1 Lvl 7 DARK spellcaster-type monsters. You cannot special summon effect monsters during your First Turn.

Description (Until 2019 Mar 24)

Your starting hand will include 1 Lvl 7or higher DARK spellcaster-type monster, randomly selected from your deck. This skill will not activate if your DECK does not include 1 Lvl 7 DARK spellcaster-type monsters.

Arkana's skill

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Anonymous
So they add more support to other archetypes but still screw Ariana over by not fixing this skill
Anonymous
So the only nerf to this skill is that you now have to stall for one turn before doing the usual combo with Blue-Eyes stuff.

Really, Konami?

If your reason is "Arkana should use Dark Magician", then what you should do is making the skill requires the deck to run a DARK Spellcaster-Type NORMAL monster.....or make it so that the skill requires the deck to have 3 DARK Spellcaster monsters with different names, something that only DM decks can do.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This.
Anonymous
The skill nerf was a bit harsh, should be more specific to dark magician, it is bull 🔥 that I can’t fusion summon with it until next turn, which means one card my hand is useless it should only apply spellcasters with effects such as cosmo brain
Anonymous
dwarf star dragon planeter seems useful to get COSMO
Really
I've schooled this dude so many times in the current meta that I don't really care if they nerf this is skill or not.
I MEAN, C'mon dudes... let the masked dude play, he can't be a loser his whole life... he needs to win from time to time.
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Anonymous Reply
Inb4 heavy starter gives you 3 blue eyes on your opening hand
<< Anonymous
Lovely Aster Reply
Yeah. But beyond that and adding more cosmo, I'm just not sure what else can be done to make it more consistent without trick. I have defeated almost every player I ran into that used the beatdown version. That worries me.
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
u dudes haters? Reply
Poor arkana, why do you guys want to get rid of him this soon. He's been in the meta for 1 month more or less lmao
<< Anonymous(u dudes haters?)
Lovely Aster Reply
I don't think it deserves a nerf, but if it is, you will still see Arkana. What about poor Seto Kaiba? Blue-eyes are his cards and they don't even work the best with him. He should have a better skill for it like advent of the blue-eyes from the duelist chronicles event.
Anonymous
Whatever I play blue eyes as KAIBA !

(like a real man bro)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
not many do that really, they just expect to get easy wins. But the version of the BEWD deck with Arkana + Offerings was really entertaining and fun to play (and also very competitive)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Awesome
Anonymous
lol. This skill is not that OP compared to Balance (which outright fix 3 of the 4 cards in your hand), or Cyber Style pre-nerf (which allows you to use the Proto Cybers as free monsters for anything you want).
<< Anonymous
Ren Reply
Your joking! Your guaranteed cosmo brain. Cyber style have to take life points to activate. Balance only give you a mix of your starting hand. But no guarantees on both skills. This skills guarantees cosmo brain. No wait for life points damage or a maybe good balance hand. You’re a troll.
<< Anonymous(Ren)
RR Reply
For Pre-Cyber style you just needed 1 proto for decks like U.A.s and vampires to work. And you didn't need to lose LPs from battle, you could just use something like galaxy cyclone to clear one spell/trap your OP had and you were good to use Cyber Style.

And one guaranteed cosmo brain wasn't even enough for blue-eyes.
Dab
Still a great skill to play dark magician.
Anonymous
Everyone: Blue eyes will die off when you can't have Cosmo Brain first turn


Ancient Rules: Am I a joke to you?
Anonymous
You can still get cosmo brain by the effect of the new ranked duel card dwarf star dragon planeter
Anonymous
Everyone: Blue eyes will die off when you can't have Cosmo Brain first turn


Ancient Rules: Am I a joke to you?
<< Anonymous
Breakin07 Reply
+1

Just means Kaiba maybe used more than Arkana. Still might use this skill for a version of Buster Fusion though.
Anonymous
Now where are those guys who were so sure this Skill won't get nerfed? XD

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