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Trishula is here!!

April 19th, 2011

Today, April 19th, marks the day that Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier officially descends upon Dueling. If you haven’t heard about Trishula or why this is such a big deal, read on to learn why its release in Hidden Arsenal 4: Trishula’s Triumph is going to rock the world!

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.)

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier is a Level 9 Synchro Monster with 2700 ATK.  It’s a three-headed Dragon that you Synchro Summon using 1 Tuner + 2 or more non-Tuners. Those three heads are important, because Trishula can get rid of three opposing cards when you Synchro Summon it, one for each head!

When you Synchro Summon Trishula, you can remove up to 3 cards from play. One is removed from your opponent’s hand. One is removed from your opponent’s Graveyard. The last is removed from your opponent’s field. You don’t have to do all three if you don’t want to, and if your opponent has no cards in one of those places, you can still remove a card from the rest. It’s a simple and flexible way to dominate a Duel!

Trishula partners nicely with Mist Wurm from the original Hidden Arsenal set. Instead of just taking Mist Wurm out of your Extra Deck, you can play it alongside Trishula. If you need to make a comeback against a swarm of Synchro Monsters, Summon Mist Wurm. If you want to take total control of the Duel and prevent your opponent from making a comeback, Summon Trishula instead. Use its effect to get rid of their best monster on the field, any card from their hand, and the card they would most likely choose to revive with Monster Reborn from their Graveyard.

Trishula can be Synchro Summoned using any Tuner and non-Tuners, you don’t need any specific monsters to do it. That means that you can use Trishula in any Deck as long as you have a Tuner and you can Summon monsters whose Levels add up to 9. The three most common Level combinations to Summon Trishula are:

2 + 3 + 4 = 9

3 + 3 + 3 = 9

4 + 4 + 1 = 9

So you could use Junk Synchron, Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, and the upcoming Reborn Tengu to Summon Trishula.  Or,  you could use XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, and 2 XX-Saber Darksouls. Or you could use 2 Infernity Archfiends, and an Infernity Avenger. There are a lot of different, easy ways to Summon Trishula. Come back on Thursday and you can read about lots of different ways to Summon Trishula!