Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unit of The Week: Mistress Hurricane

At the crack of the Queen’s whip, her minions gather in glee. 
[CONT](VC):If the number of «Pale Moon» in your soul is eight or more, this unit gets [Power]+1000.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose a «Pale Moon» from your soul, and call it to (RC).
I recently purchased a single copy of Mistress Hurricane on Amazon. I did not buy her to build a deck around her. I only bought her because of her artwork is simply amazing and Asaka played her in Japan's National Championship match.

Mistress Hurricane's first skill gives her 1,000 power when the soul is eight or more. She easily becomes a 11K vanguard because Pale Moon specializes in soul charging. There are many cards to play beside her. More importantly it is a continuous skill. The defense gained from the skill is very nice.

Furthermore, Pale Moon is known for having vanguards with the ability to superior call units from the soul every turn. Mistress Hurricane fails to live up to the Pale Moon circus's standards. Mistress Hurricane's skill is a one shot deal. A player needs to pick the best card in the soul to superior call to a rear-guard circle. This is extremely disappointing as Mistress Hurricane becomes a vanilla 11K vanguard for the remainder of the match.

In addition to having two lack luster skills, the skills can contradict each other. It is possible to have eight cards in the soul when she rides to vanguard. A player is left with the choice of retaining the 1,000 power or superior calling an unit and lose the 1,000 power from the first skill. An unit's skills should never interfere with each other.

In conclusion, Mistress Hurricane is one of the most disappointing RRR cards in history of Cardfight!! Vanguard. The only thing that she has working for her is her beautiful artwork. I expect so much more from a Pale Moon vanguard. Her skills are not game changing skills that can turn the tide in a match. They don't help the player gain advantage of the opponent. She is nice to look at in my collection, but she is not worthy to be in a deck of mines.

Card Rating: 1 out of 5