Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trial Deck Review: Blue Cavalry of The Divine Marine Spirits

 

Trial decks are like the NBA and NFL drafts. New clans start their careers in trial decks and older clans regroup with new units in trial decks. They get the first picks as trial decks are released before every new booster set for a format. Aqua Force had the fourth pick in Cardfight!! Vanguard G's draft in Blue Cavalry of The Divine Marine Spirits. This is my first Aqua Force deck as I've never played the clan before last week. I had to get my hands on the new cards to see what the hype is all about!

First Class Talent

Blue Cavalry of The Divine Marine Spirits is loaded with a lot of strong cards. First, the featured G-unit is Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon. He is not the most impressive G-unit, but he does help you draw a card and attack your opponent again. Secondly, we have One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas. I already took a look a him a few weeks ago and he is a pretty good card. He gains a critical to add pressure on your opponent during the late game and he prevents your opponent from guarding with their grade 0 units.  Thirdly, there is Magnum Assault! He is one of the best cards ever in a trial deck. He instantly became a stable card in every Aqua Force because he enables many combos with his Generation Break. He can stand himself back up for another attack at your opponent. It is very important as it is the second attack during the turn.

Retro Support Gets A Boost!

There are no archetypes in this trial deck so every card perfectly fits with most of Aqua Force's retro support. Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom has a huge smile on his face. He is once again a first-class unit with the new cards. The lower grade units with Generation Break are perfect 12K and 10K attackers for generic decks. Add the new G-unit to your old decks to take them to the next level.

Strategy 

The trial deck's goal is to set up One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas's Generation Break to your opponent's defensive options. Magnum Assault is the key unit to have on the field with Thavas. You need two front row rear-guards including Magnum Assault to set up Thava's skill. Officer Cadet, Alekbors is very useful if you don't have Magnum Assault on the field. He exchanges positions with a rear-guard after he attacks any opposing unit. If you are unable to ride Thavas, then Batteryboom Dragon is your backup vanguard. If you are low on rear-guards during the mid-game, then don't worry because Magnum Assault will get the job done to set up  your early combos!

The Final Word

Blue Cavalry of The Divine Marine Spirits may go down as the best trial deck in the game. Aqua Force clearly gets an A plus for their draft picks. The deck Aqua Force deck based on Thavas is a top contender in the format. The multiple decks and restrictions on your opponent defensive options are difficult for any opponent to overcome. You are bringing pressure during both the mid-game game and late-game.  Buy two trial decks and wait for the new Aqua Force strides in Soaring Ascent of Gale & Blossom to build your Generation Break deck! Be sure look out for my Aqua Force deck profile in the coming months!

Trial Deck Rating: 5 out of 5