Card Spotlight: Star Shuriken

In this article, I’ll be putting the spotlight on the Aqua card, “Star Shuriken.”

Star Shuriken

As of October 2021, this card has 115 base damage, 10 shields, and costs 1 energy. It also prevents the target from entering Last Stand if it deals the final blow.

You can check out all of Axie Infinity’s cards here:

Axie Infinity Card List

How Is Star Shuriken Used?

This card is used mainly by damage-dealing Aqua Axies against targets with high morale which causes Last Stand outplays. It’s also a good high-damage ranged card.

I use it to prevent Beasts/Bugs from entering Last Stand by placing it at the end of my combos. I also use it alongside Attack+ to take down tanky Axies.

What Kind of Axies/Teams Use Star Shuriken?

Most of the Axies that use this card are Aqua Axies in Aqua-Aqua Plant (AAP) team compositions. Either Aqua could have Star Shuriken, but it’s better if the other has Hero’s Bane just in case. 

Damage-dealing Aquas should have this because of its high base damage and range attribute (to avoid Gravel Ant’s ability to disable all melee cards).

Pros and Cons of the Star Shuriken Card

Pros

  • high damage
  • prevents the enemy from entering Last Stand if it deals the killing blow

Cons

  • has low shields
  • only effective if used to take out enemy Axies; can be hard to time in certain cases

Star Shuriken Card Synergies

  • Upstream Swim, Swift Escape
  • standard cards to have on a backline Aqua
  • Angry Lam
  • Angry Lam’s effect is good for quickly taking out enemies
  • Fish Hook
  • Attack+ is a good buff to pair with cards that have high base damage
  • Spinal Tap, Chitin Jump
  • Star Shuriken has high base damage, so pairing it with a card that can prioritize targets can lead to devastating results
  • Tail Slap
  • playing Tail Slap alongside Star Shuriken can “refund” your energy

You can check out these articles to view more on this card’s Axie body parts:

Axie Infinity ALL Body Parts List

Axie Infinity Horn Body Parts List

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