Mozarta the Melodious Maestra is a level 8 Light-attribute Fairy-type monster with the following effect: “Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 LIGHT FAIRY-Type monster from your hand. You cannot Special Summon other monsters this turn you activate this effect, except for LIGHT monsters.” She has 2600 ATK and 2000 DEF.
That last part is very important. You can still Special Summon LIGHT monsters. If you’re playing a deck focused around Fairies, you very likely are playing a lot of LIGHT-attribute Monsters anyway. Also, the idea of being able to Special Summon an Archlord Kristya and shut down further Special Summoning is pretty awesome.
What has happened to one of my favorite Fairy gals, anyway?
Konami went to war against “anti-meta” decks with their banned and restricted lists over the past few years, which is why Special Summoning based decks have gone haywire. There’s nothing wrong with a deck that can limit your opponent to playing some “old-fashioned” Yu-Gi-Oh once in a while. It’s refreshing, especially when that is being forced by a bunch of pretty Fairies.
All gushing aside, Kristya hasn’t received very much love in recent years. The Melodious Monsters give me a bit more hope. Thing is, do you want to play a Level 8 Monster in a Fairy-type deck that doesn’t have any way to Special Summon herself? Actually, she CAN Special Summon additional copies of herself! There are plenty of ways to cheat out LIGHT monsters, especially.
Duelist Alliance only has Aria the Melodious Diva and Sonata the Melodious Diva for us at the common rarity. However, they are decent cards. Aria’s effect is actually pretty decent. As long as she was Special Summoned, your “Melodious” creatures can’t be targeted by card effects or be destroyed by battle. That’s pretty sweet.
Sonata is considerably better. If you control a Melodious monster already, you can Special Summon her from your hand. If she’s been Special Summoned (in any way) your Fairy-type Monsters (all of them!) gain 500 ATK and DEF! Wow. Talk about the beginnings of a good archetype! The problem is these two weren't enough to build a Melodius Deck.
Fortunately, The New Challengers set would change this. Canon the Melodius Diva is the first of two pretty good monsters at common. She has 1400 ATK and 2000 DEF, decent stats. Like Sonata, if you control a "Melodious" monster, you can Special Summon her from your hand. Keep in mind that you can only Special Summon "Canon the Melodious Diva" once per turn this way. Her effect is interesting: Once per turn: You can target 1 "Melodious" monster you control, change its battle position. Why is this good? You can switch Canon into Defense Position after attacking, for one thing, and that's not nothing.
Elegy the Melodius Diva is the other monster, and she's a Level 5 with only 2000 ATK and 1300 DEF. However, her effects are good. First, Special Summoned "Melodious" monsters you control cannot be destroyed by card effects. That's not second. Secondly, if this card was Special Summoned, all Fairy-Type monsters you control gain 300 ATK. She's a somewhat worse version of Sonata, but she also has half of Aria's effect. She's playable.
The Melodius archetype also gained a valuable spell card, 1st Movement Solo, at super rare in the New Challengers. It's pretty good. If you control no monsters, you can use it to Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower "Melodious" monster from your hand or Deck. Being from the deck is super awesome. There are a couple of drawbacks, though. First, you can only activate 1 "1st Movement Solo" per turn. Also, you can't Special Summon monsters during the turn you activate this card, except "Melodious" monsters. Those drawbacks aren't a huge deal, though, not in a Melodius deck!
Watch out for Mozarta and her Melodious friends. They might become a fairly good deck someday!