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{{Infobox archetype
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{{Infobox archseries
| image = ShinobirdArchetype.png
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| image = ShinobSeries.png
 
| caption = "[[Shinobaron Peacock]]" and "[[Shinobaroness Peacock]]" in the artwork of "[[Shinobird Salvation]]"
 
| caption = "[[Shinobaron Peacock]]" and "[[Shinobaroness Peacock]]" in the artwork of "[[Shinobird Salvation]]"
| ja_name = エスプリット
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| ja_name = {{Ruby|霊魂|エスプリット}}
 
| romaji = Esupuritto
 
| romaji = Esupuritto
 
| trans = Esprit
 
| trans = Esprit
| fr_name = Shinobiseau
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| fr_name = Shinob
| de_name = Shinobivogel
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| de_name = Shinob
| it_name = Shinobird
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| it_name = Shinobi
 
| ko_name = 에스프릿
 
| ko_name = 에스프릿
| ko_romanized = Eseupeulis
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| ko_romanized = Eseupeurit
| pt_name = Shinobird
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| pt_name = Shinob
| es_name = Shinobird
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| es_name = Shinob
 
| sets =
 
| sets =
 
* [[Raging Tempest]]
 
* [[Raging Tempest]]
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* [[2017 Mega-Tin Mega Pack]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
"'''Shinobird'''", known as "'''Esprit'''" (エスプリット ''Esupuritto'') in Japanese, is a [[series]] of [[WIND]] [[Winged Beast]] [[Spirit monster]]s, debuting in ''[[Raging Tempest]]''.
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"'''Shinob'''", known as "'''Esprit'''" ({{Ruby|霊魂|エスプリット}} ''Esupuritto'') in Japanese, is a [[series]] of [[WIND]] [[Winged Beast]] [[Spirit monster]]s, debuting in ''[[Raging Tempest]]''.
   
== Design ==
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==Design==
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The ''[[TCG]]'' name of the series derives from "shinobi", another word for "ninja". The only member that's undoubtedly a shinobi is "[[Shinobird Crow]]" (whose Japanese name reads "Esprit Bird - Shinobigarasu").
The Ritual Monsters in the series are based off the story of ''[[wikipedia:Tanabata|Tanabata]]''.
 
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The Ritual Monsters in the series are based off the story of ''[[wikipedia:Tanabata|Tanabata]]'', which translates to "Evening of the seventh"), and is also known as the Star Festival (星祭り Hoshi matsuri).
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A Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival, it celebrates the reunion between the deities Orihime (represented by "Shinobaroness Peacock") and Hikoboshi (represented by "Shinobaron Peacock"). Both are represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August.
   
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
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! scope="col" | Shinobird card
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! scope="col" | Shinob card
 
! scope="col" | Origin
 
! scope="col" | Origin
 
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==Playstyle==
{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
<!--This is not an exact Decklist. Please do not add multiples or staples.-->
 
   
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The main strategy of a typical "Shinobird" deck is to clear the opponent’s board in order to attack for a potential OTK. "Shinobaron" works on bouncing monsters to the hand while "Shinobaroness" focuses on Spell and Trap cards by returning them to the deck. Being Spirit monsters, they have that downside of returning to the hand, but they make up for it by leaving behind two "[[Shinobird Token]]s" to replace the card advantage lost to Ritual summon them.
   
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Both cards also allow you to cheat out a Level 4 or lower Spirit monster (the former from the hand, the latter from the deck) to the field, and since it’s not normal summoned, can remain on the field and not return to the hand. The best choice for this effect is typically "[[Amano-Iwato]]" because of its effect that prevents monster effects from activating unless they’re Spirit monsters. This forms a decent lockdown since it’ll remain on the field.
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In order to get past monsters that might negate the effects of the "Shinobird" cards before they resolve, one can pick apart the opponent’s board with monsters that can tribute summon themselves to their field like "[[Santa Claws]]" or "[[Kaiju]]" cards. Another alternative is usually in the card "[[Dark Ruler No More]]", which will negate the effects of your opponent’s monsters to allow you to more easily get rid of them. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to inflict damage that same turn though.
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Being Ritual monsters as well, they benefit from the multitude of support cards, and "[[Pre-Preparation of Rites]]" can search both Ritual monsters and their corresponding Ritual spell. The "[[Impcantation]]" cards also boost the consistency of the deck while also serving as tribute fodder once they’re special summoned. Being a Ritual based deck, "[[Pot of Extravagance]]" can be used for draw power as you don’t typically use the extra deck.
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{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
<!--This is not an exact Decklist. Please do not add multiples or staples.-->
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
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* [[Angel O7]]
 
* [[Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds]]
 
* [[Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds]]
* [[Garuda the Wind Spirit]]
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* [[Chaos Dragon Levianeer]]
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* [[Fairy Tail - Luna]]
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* [[Garuda the Wind Spirit]] / [[Silpheed]]
 
* [[Harpie Dancer]]
 
* [[Harpie Dancer]]
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* [[Hunter Owl]]
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* [[Impcantation]] cards
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* [[Kaiju]] cards
 
* [[Kujakujaku]]
 
* [[Kujakujaku]]
 
* [[Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands]]
 
* [[Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands]]
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* [[Mariamne, the True Dracophoenix]]
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* [[Mystical Fairy Elfuria]]
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* [[Senju of the Thousand Hands]]
 
* [[Sonic Bird]]
 
* [[Sonic Bird]]
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* [[Vanity's Ruler]]
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* [[Windrose the Elemental Lord]]
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* [[Yosenju Misak]]
   
 
|spirit monsters =
 
|spirit monsters =
* [[Amano-Iwato]]
 
 
* [[Shinobird Crane]]
 
* [[Shinobird Crane]]
 
* [[Shinobird Crow]]
 
* [[Shinobird Crow]]
 
* [[Shinobird Pigeon]]
 
* [[Shinobird Pigeon]]
 
* [[Amano-Iwato]]
 
* [[Aratama]]
 
* [[Aratama]]
 
* [[Hino-Kagu-Tsuchi]]
 
* [[Hino-Kagu-Tsuchi]]
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|ritual monsters =
 
|ritual monsters =
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* [[Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord]]
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* [[Cyber Angel Benten]]
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* [[Impcantation Chalislime]]
 
* [[Shinobaron Peacock]]
 
* [[Shinobaron Peacock]]
 
* [[Shinobaroness Peacock]]
 
* [[Shinobaroness Peacock]]
   
 
|fusion monsters =
 
|fusion monsters =
* [[Elder Entity Norden]]
 
 
* [[Mavelus]]
 
* [[Mavelus]]
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* [[Invoked Raidjin]]
   
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
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* [[Shinobird Power Spot]]
 
* [[Shinobird Power Spot]]
 
* [[Burial from a Different Dimension]]
 
* [[Burial from a Different Dimension]]
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* [[Dark Ruler No More]]
 
* [[Divine Wind of Mist Valley]]
 
* [[Divine Wind of Mist Valley]]
 
* [[Double Summon]]
 
* [[Double Summon]]
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* [[Impcantation Inception]]
 
* [[Instant Fusion]]
 
* [[Instant Fusion]]
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* [[Interrupted Kaiju Slumber]] (if using "Kaiju" monsters)
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* [[Magical Stone Excavation]]
 
* [[Pot of Acquisitiveness]]
 
* [[Pot of Acquisitiveness]]
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* [[Pot of Extravagance]]
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* [[Preparation of Rites]]
 
* [[Pre-Preparation of Rites]]
 
* [[Pre-Preparation of Rites]]
 
* [[Quill Pen of Gulldos]]
 
* [[Quill Pen of Gulldos]]
 
* [[Ritual Cage]]
 
* [[Ritual Cage]]
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* [[Spell Reproduction]]
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* [[Super Polymerization]]
 
* [[Swallow's Nest]]
 
* [[Swallow's Nest]]
 
* [[Trade-In]]
 
* [[Trade-In]]
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* [[Execution of the Contract]]
   
 
|traps =
 
|traps =
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* [[Icarus Attack]]
 
* [[Icarus Attack]]
 
* [[Legacy of Yata-Garasu]]
 
* [[Legacy of Yata-Garasu]]
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* [[Red Reboot]]
 
* [[Spell Reclamation]]
 
* [[Spell Reclamation]]
 
* [[Spiritual Wind Art - Miyabi]]
 
* [[Spiritual Wind Art - Miyabi]]
 
* [[Urgent Ritual Art]]
 
* [[Urgent Ritual Art]]
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|pendulum monsters =
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* [[Kuro-Obi Karate Spirit]]
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* [[Yoko-Zuna Sumo Spirit]]
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|link monsters =
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* [[Greatfly]]
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* [[Hraesvelgr, the Desperate Doom Eagle]]
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* [[Wynn the Wind Charmer, Verdant]]
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}}
 
}}
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==Weaknesses==
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As the main Ritual monsters are all about clearing the opponent’s established board, the deck doesn’t really have any options for going first. This can be circumvented if you choose to run "[[Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord]]" and summon it when you go first as it has a decent lockdown effect, or you can run "[[Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon]]" if you want a more offensive option (both can be ritual summoned with "[[Impcantation Inception]]").
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Cards that prevent special summoning like the "[[Vanity's]]" cards, "[[Jowgen the Spiritualist]]", "[[Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo]]" and "[[Archlord Kristya]]" can be particularly deadly to the deck, along with "[[Dimensional Barrier]]", which can completely lock you out of Ritual monsters for a whole turn.
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==Trivia==
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* Both "Shinobaron Peacock" and “Shinobaroness Peacock" became several things:
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** They’re the first Ritual monsters with an ability, being Spirit.
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** They’re the first Winged Beast Ritual monsters.
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** They’re the first WIND Ritual monsters.
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* The effect of the Ritual monsters to summon Tokens once they return to the hand represents, in terms of lore, the feathers they leave behind once they return to the spirit world.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 21:41, August 10, 2020

"Shinob", known as "Esprit" (霊魂 (エスプリット) Esupuritto) in Japanese, is a series of WIND Winged Beast Spirit monsters, debuting in Raging Tempest.

DesignEdit

The TCG name of the series derives from "shinobi", another word for "ninja". The only member that's undoubtedly a shinobi is "Shinobird Crow" (whose Japanese name reads "Esprit Bird - Shinobigarasu").

The Ritual Monsters in the series are based off the story of Tanabata, which translates to "Evening of the seventh"), and is also known as the Star Festival (星祭り Hoshi matsuri).

A Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival, it celebrates the reunion between the deities Orihime (represented by "Shinobaroness Peacock") and Hikoboshi (represented by "Shinobaron Peacock"). Both are represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August.

Shinob card Origin
Shinobaron Peacock Hikoboshi
Shinobaroness Peacock Orihime
Shinobird Crane Crane
Shinobird Pigeon Pigeon
Shinobird Crow Raven

PlaystyleEdit

The main strategy of a typical "Shinobird" deck is to clear the opponent’s board in order to attack for a potential OTK. "Shinobaron" works on bouncing monsters to the hand while "Shinobaroness" focuses on Spell and Trap cards by returning them to the deck. Being Spirit monsters, they have that downside of returning to the hand, but they make up for it by leaving behind two "Shinobird Tokens" to replace the card advantage lost to Ritual summon them.

Both cards also allow you to cheat out a Level 4 or lower Spirit monster (the former from the hand, the latter from the deck) to the field, and since it’s not normal summoned, can remain on the field and not return to the hand. The best choice for this effect is typically "Amano-Iwato" because of its effect that prevents monster effects from activating unless they’re Spirit monsters. This forms a decent lockdown since it’ll remain on the field.

In order to get past monsters that might negate the effects of the "Shinobird" cards before they resolve, one can pick apart the opponent’s board with monsters that can tribute summon themselves to their field like "Santa Claws" or "Kaiju" cards. Another alternative is usually in the card "Dark Ruler No More", which will negate the effects of your opponent’s monsters to allow you to more easily get rid of them. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to inflict damage that same turn though.

Being Ritual monsters as well, they benefit from the multitude of support cards, and "Pre-Preparation of Rites" can search both Ritual monsters and their corresponding Ritual spell. The "Impcantation" cards also boost the consistency of the deck while also serving as tribute fodder once they’re special summoned. Being a Ritual based deck, "Pot of Extravagance" can be used for draw power as you don’t typically use the extra deck.

Recommended cards

WeaknessesEdit

As the main Ritual monsters are all about clearing the opponent’s established board, the deck doesn’t really have any options for going first. This can be circumvented if you choose to run "Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord" and summon it when you go first as it has a decent lockdown effect, or you can run "Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon" if you want a more offensive option (both can be ritual summoned with "Impcantation Inception").

Cards that prevent special summoning like the "Vanity's" cards, "Jowgen the Spiritualist", "Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo" and "Archlord Kristya" can be particularly deadly to the deck, along with "Dimensional Barrier", which can completely lock you out of Ritual monsters for a whole turn.

TriviaEdit

  • Both "Shinobaron Peacock" and “Shinobaroness Peacock" became several things:
    • They’re the first Ritual monsters with an ability, being Spirit.
    • They’re the first Winged Beast Ritual monsters.
    • They’re the first WIND Ritual monsters.
  • The effect of the Ritual monsters to summon Tokens once they return to the hand represents, in terms of lore, the feathers they leave behind once they return to the spirit world.

ReferencesEdit


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