Friday, April 18, 2014

Unit of The Week: Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane

Music echoes through the battlefield. It is the sound of courage. 
[AUTO](VC/RC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, if this unit is boosted by a «Gold Paladin», you may pay the cost, and if you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin» from among them, call it to an open (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck.
Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane is one of my favorite Gold Paladin cards. Her artwork is very hot and wicked! I traded a Ice Prison Necromancer, Cocytus for my one and only copy of Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane. She's so beautiful and powerful that I had to get my hands on her! She is currently in my budget Gold Paladin deck.

Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane is one of the best Gold Paladin units. Her skill stays true to Gold Paladin's tactic of randomly superior calling the top card of the deck. When her attack hits a vanguard, you can superior call the top card of your deck for the cost of a single counter blast. However, her skill's requirements also include her being boosted by a Gold Paladin unit. She needs minor commitment on the field.

Furthermore, Vivian works great with Listener of Truth, Dindrane and White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore. Dindrane will give you an extra draw with a small cost of a single soul blast. Pellinore is not very consistent, but it is exciting to gain the early advantage by placing him in the vanguard circle. The early pressure can force your opponent into a dark corner.

However, her skill is very inconsistent. This is the Gold Paladins' main flaw. The clan and its units are wildly inconsistent, but they can be a force to be wrecking with if they can get the right cards. You are blindly superior calling the top card of the deck. If the card is Pellinore, then that is great! However, if the card is a trigger, then that's not very good. You don't want to superior call triggers in most situations.

In closing, Player of the Holy Bow, Vivian is a fantastic card with many cool and exciting combos. I hope Viviane will return with a new archetype or as an awesome grade 3 version. I would love to see her as a grade 3 unit because Gold Paladins need a female grade 3 unit and she would totally rock as the leading vanguard.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5