Athena | Decks and Ruling

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Monster TypeFairy
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Ignition Effect


Each time a Fairy-Type monster(s) is Summoned: Inflict 300 damage to your opponent. Once per turn: You can send 1 face-up Fairy-Type monster you control to the Graveyard, except "Athena", then target 1 Fairy-Type monster in your Graveyard, except "Athena"; Special Summon that target.

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OtherTea Gardner (DSOD) Unlock Event [SR]




ActionsSends from field to Graveyard for cost / Sends from your field to your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Graveyard
LPDamages your opponent


I'm getting good results with this card. I use Court of Justice and Freya Spirit of Victory to get her on the field early so she rarely bricks. Guardian Eatos and The Tricky also play nice here. The Tricky lets you discard a fairy, which is important, since Athena's effect won't trigger if the graveyard is empty.
<< Anonymous(SpiritRabbit)
Anonymous Reply are 4 whole years late... Court of Justice and Freya Spirit of Victory (+ Guardian angel joan) was a good combo in duel links... in 2017... Times have changed. This combo is REALLY outdated nowadays and the only advantage it offers is a big fat summon. Just play Master Hyperion/Agents if you like fairies.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Or if you like Athena (personally love the artwork of the iconic greek mythic godess of wisdom) just play hecatrice/valhalla hal of the fallen to summon her:
Discard hecatrice-fetch Valhalla-ss Athena-plus you will have a fairy (hecatrice) in gy.
Basically a 2 card combo.
Why taking the long path?
<< Anonymous
SpiritRabbit Reply
idk, just messing with the card and freya. not taking the long path. not necessarily min/maxing here.
I probably can use this as one of Melodious' main deck boss.

And once we have a lot more Trickstar cards when we get Vrains world, I can see people building Trickstar Burn deck that includes this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Melodius have already a much better version of this card that has synergy with the deck. This card the ony thonk it offers is pathetic burn dmg
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Melodius have already a much better version of this card that has synergy with the deck. This card the ony thonk it offers is pathetic burn dmg
Works great with Valkyries. When special summoned, they trigger their effects.
"Each time a Fairy-Type monster(s) is Summoned"

It includes your opponent's monsters right?
DNA surgery + this for extra burn?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, that works. But it's only 300 LP damage in Duel Links so it's not a very good combo.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
300 damage is good enough as long as it keeps happening.
will this card become the weather boss? :v
with their special summon ability they can abuse athena burn for them...while getting for themselves a 2600 beater!!! META BURN
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nice thinking, man. Love it when people manages to tech in random cards into archetypes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Meta burn... You just need to use the effect 3 times to deal less damage than a pre-nerfed lava golem. Even sparks is better. At least sparks never bricks.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
comparing pre errata to a card that got erata, I can't expect less from a netdecker de gen that flaming a person that trying to give out idea
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I am not flaming. This card could have seen some play with initial burn. 300dmg is pathetic and never big fat monsters where good deck choice. If you need an idea, special summon athena with valhala, normal summon agent venus, use mystic shine balls with elephants gift. Deal some dmg. Meanwhile, enjoy the horrible openning hands 9/10 duels.
Valhalla Hall of the fallen
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
First Turn, Valhalla the fallen. This, Guardian Eatos, Guardian Eatos. Thats 1200 LP off the bat if you choose to tribute. DD Sprites would be useful as well
Is this going to be nerfed to 300 burn?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Initially I thought nerfing it was excessive since 600 damage isn't all that much, but then I remembered cards like Shining Angel exist and I was forced to think twice...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They nerf all new burn cards, even Achacha Chanbara which only inflicts 400 once, is nerfed to 200.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card will be nerfed to 300 dmg.

If not mistaken, Konami made it clear on their in-game announcement that all future cards post-29 Sept maintenance will have their effect dmg halved regardless whether they are OP or not.

Past cards are unaffected except for Lava Golem. (for now)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Make sense.
Even in 8K format its kinda easy to deal huge burn damage with darklord + athena. Burn damage aside, i only want her revival effect
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