Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Breaking News: DAIGO Special Deck

The legendary warrior Daigo has returned! Daigo's new deck will be an upcoming special trail deck! The trail deck will premiere in season 3's episode 15. The deck will come with 7 new cards, 10 reprints 1 RRR card, 2 RR cards, and 2 promo cards! By the looks of it the deck will mostly likely be a Royal Paladin deck.

 It's release date in Japan is June 1st 2013! Hopefully it will be release in the states by November or December! Who's excited for Daigo's special deck!?

Sources: Pojo and Freedomduo

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Unit of The Week: Battle Sister, Souffle

I'm not letting you off that easily. My weapons are still loaded. 

AUTO [V/R]: When this unit is boosted by an «Oracle Think Tank», this unit gets Power +2000 until end of that battle.

Battle Sister, Souffle is a hot nun with two guns! Her artwork is amazing. She makes a pretty good rear guard unit, and not a bad vangaurd if she is your only option. There are far worse grade 3 cards to be the vanguard. However, her skill is perfect for the rear guard because she gains 2,000 power when boosted by an Oracle Think Tank unit. A 2,000 power boost may not appear to be very much. 2,000 power can be the difference between your opponent being able to guard or being unable to guard the attack!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Battling Plants At Locals!

Locals were a bit interesting yesterday because a new Vanguard player named Brandon came to the shop. The guy was here on spring break from Ohio State. This was my very first experience playing against a Neo Nectar deck. I had no idea what to expect from this clan. So in the first  match I used the Royal Paladins. I lost the match 2 games to 1. I had control in early in the first match. It wasn't until the second match that I realized how the Neo Nectar clan works. The Neo Nectar clan focuses on superior calling more units from the deck and outnumbering the opponent.

Maiden of Trailing Rose was a real thorn in my side. At first I did not realize that her persona blast only activates when she makes a successful attack hit. Her persona blast added an extra attacking unit along with a back-row boosting unit. I was unable to guard against all of the attacks. That spelled doomed for my Royal Paladins. Not to mention her power is 11000.

Later, Me and the guys took a break from playing and started trading cards. Unfortunately I didn't have anything that the players wanted to trade for.I wasn't out of luck. Me and the card shop owner traded some cards. I traded my Goddess of the Half Moon, Tsukuyomi and Stealth Beast, Leaves Mirage for the owner's Battle Sister Souffle, Cannon Ball, Flash Edge Valkyrie, Listener of Truth Dindrane, Silver Fang Witch, and Ring Girl Clara.   Listener of Truth Dindrane and Silver Fang Witch can boost my Gold Paladin deck's drawing ability   Now I finally have four heal triggers for my developing Nova Grappler deck!

The second match featured my Gold Paladins against the Neo Nectar deck. This time I was more prepared to cardfight the Neo Nectars. I won the match 3-0. I focus my first attacks against the rear guard to try to weaken the Neo Nectar formation. Once again Holy Mage, Manawydan proved his worth to my deck. His skill gives him an additional 2,000 power when boosted by a fellow Gold Paladin.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard Promo Cards

Wow! Bushiroad has some awesome new promo cards. They will soon be released in Japan! These cool promos will be released in Cardfight Volume 9! Hopefully we will see them in the states later this year! 

Goshawk Liberator, Cadeau

Clan: Gold Paladin

[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of that battle.

 [AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1) - Cards with "Liberator" in its card name] When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin» from among them, call it to call it to an open (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck.

Dimensional Robo, Daibrave

Clan: Dimension Police

[ACT](Soul):[Put this card into your drop zone] Choose up to one of your «Dimension Police» vanguards, and that unit gets "[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card" until end of turn.

Dragon Undead, Malefic Dragon
 Clan: GrandBlue

[Auto] (V): When this unit attacks a VG and your opponent's POWER is 12000 and above, this unit gets POWER+10000

[Auto] (R): When this unit's attacks a VG and you have a GrandBlue VG, this unit gets POWER+2000 during this battle

These cards' pictures and skills are currently unknown.
 Red Witch, Radish (???)
Eradicator, Spark Horn Dragon (???)
Machining Armor Beetle (???)


Friday, March 15, 2013

Unit of The Week: Asura Kaiser

The death blow! Kaiser Buster!

I pulled Asura Kasier last week so it has the honor to be Unit of The Week! Asura Kaiser is one of the most powerful Nova Grappler units. Thanks to its skill you can stand a rear guard if you twin drive check reveals a grade 3 Nova Grappler! Asura Kaiser's skill works wonders with back row units such as Death Army Guy. Death Army Guy can stand when your Vanguard reveals a Grade 3 Nova Grappler unit! Now your newly stand unit can have support from Death Army Guy! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gold Paladin Trail Deck: Slash of Silver Wolf

A couple of months ago I brought the first Gold Paladin trail deck! Now I am on the Gold Paladin bandwagon. Gold Paladin took the world by storm. Many Gold Paladin decks were dominating the tournament scene. In late 2012, Brandon Smith played a great Gold Paladin deck to win the first Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship! 

Also, Great Silver Wolf, Garmore is the best card in the entire trail deck. It is currently one of the best if not the best Gold Paladin Grade 3 in the West. He is an exclusive card. He is worth the money to buy atleast two copies of the trail deck! 

Deck List

Starting Vanguard
Grassland Breeze, Sagramore x1

Elixir Sommelier x4
Fortune Bell x4
Silent Punisher x4
Weapons Dealer, Gwydion x4

Grade 1
Blessing Owl x2
Charjal x2
Evil Slaying Swordsman, Haugan x4
Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth x4
Precipice Whirlwind, Sagramore x2
Silver Fang Witch x1

Grade 2
Charging Charlot Knight x2
Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains
Scared Guardian Beast, Nemean Lion x4
Sleygal Sword x1

Grade 3
Battlefield Storm, Sagramore x4
Great Silver Wolf, Garmore x1
Sleygal Double Edge x2

Monday, March 11, 2013

Card Discussion: The Seal of Orichalcos

All monsters you control gain 500 ATK. Once per turn, this card cannot be destroyed by card effects. While you control 2 or more face-up Attack Position monsters, your opponent cannot target your monster(s) with the lowest ATK for an attack. When this card is activated: Destroy all Special Summoned monsters you control. You cannot Special Summon monsters from your Extra Deck. You can only activate "The Seal of Orichalcos" once per Duel.
We waited years for a legal version of this card. There was alot of hype after last year's big announcement about this card's first legal print. However, the hype didn't last very long. The Seal of Orichalos is one of the worst field cards in the game.

This card doesn't fit the current meta. Players who activate this card won't be able to use their extra decks while The Seal of Orichalos is on the field. Many players have jumped on the XYZ bandwagon. Elemental Hero decks would only be hurting themselves. Synchro decks are completely useless with this card as well.

Another terrible aspect is the fact that your special summoned monsters are destroyed when this card is activated. The only way to get around this problem is to special summon monsters after you play this card. As I said this card is just bad for the meta. The meta strongly focuses on special summoning monsters. If you special summon monsters before playing this card then drawing this card would be a dead draw. It is completely useless for you.

I am shaking my head at how bad this card is! I understand Konami didn't want to make an overpowered version of this card. However, they also made it nearly unplayable. In my opinion this is one of the worst field cards in the game's long history!

Card Rating: 2 out of 5

Friday, March 8, 2013

Unit of The Week: Blaster Blade

Shine forth, brave sword and defender of the weak! Blaster Blade!
Blaster Blade is the poster boy(or man) of the Royal Paladins! He perfectly fits in many Royal Paladin decks! His skill is very useful for removing opponents' powerful Rear-Guard units. He also has many awesome skill combos with Alfred Early, Majesty Royal Blaster, and Wingal!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Shadow Paladin Trail Deck!: Revival of Blaster Dark

Bushiroad announced a brand new trail deck for this summer! The Shadow Paladins are getting their own trail deck! It will be released in Japan in June. Hopefully we will get it in the States later this year! Blaster Dark has a new alternate art! His character looks darker than ever!