Friday, October 24, 2014

Unit of The Week: Peony Musketeer, Martina

The last scenery you get to see, be buried under a sea of flowers!  
[ACT](VC): Legion 20000 "Peony Musketeer, Thule" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose five normal units with "Musketeer" in its card name from your drop zone, and put them on the bottom of your deck in any order] If this unit is Legion, look at four cards from the top of your deck, search for up to two cards with "Musketeer" in its card name, call them to separate (RC), and shuffle your deck. This ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn.
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, if you have another unit in the center column, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of that battle.
Peony Musketeer, Martina and Peony Musketeer, Thule are Neo Nectar's premiere Legion. Their flowers will blossom into the next generation of Musketeers. The Musketeers will rise up in the battle to help lead Cray to a new age of prosperity. Opponents will be mesmerized by the beautiful flowers before realizing this is their final moments in battle before falling to the deadly flowers.

Martina's Legion skill costs one Counter Blast and five normal units with Musketeer in their names from the drop zone return to the bottom of the deck to superior call two of the deck's top four cards. You can either choose units to superior call units with the skills to superior call more units, offensive units, or a combination of both. Lily of the Valley Musketeer, Rebecca can be superior called to perform another superior call, and Narcissus Musketeer, Joachim and Cherry Blossom Musketeer, Augusto are the two ideal units you want to superior call when searching for units with good offensive capabilities.

Furthermore, the Legion skill recycles normal units back into the deck. This allows you to use Sentinels early and often; this allows you to perform an Early Legion and maintain a good defense. Neo Nectar's Quintet Wall Moth Orchid Musketeer, Christie is a very interesting card to play alongside with Martina. Christie's ability will dump five units into the drop zone; the dumped cards can be used to set up Legion and the Legion skill; the combo play can repeated by activating Legion multiple times in a match. Early guarding combined with Quintet Wall should give you enough cards to recycle to active both abilities. Normal units will be recycled into the deck for the Legion skill's cost, and the triggers will be recycled into the deck to active Legion.

Martina is also packing a lot of offensive firepower! She naturally becomes a 20K attacker when Legion is active. Her second skill grants her an additional 3K power when another unit is in the same column with her. Boost the Legion duo with Hydrangea Musketeer, Ivar to make the Legion duo a consistent 33K attacker. She would be a very dangerous unit to contend with if Musketeers had eight or more critical triggers.

Given these points, Peony Musketeer, Martina is a solid Legion unit. She is exactly what Musketeers and Neo Necator need in a Legion unit to take full advantage of recycling units from the drop zone to the deck and superior calling allies to the field. The Musketeers' unique playstyle gives a wide variety of combo plays and decks to build around Martina. Peony Musketeer, Martina has the potential to become an even stronger unit with more support and additional critical triggers to make her vines more deadly.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5