Friday, August 28, 2015

Unit of The Week: Black Shiver, Gabriel

She is an angel yet a terror. 
[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 2 (This ability is active if you have two or more face up G units in total on your (VC) or G zone):When a card is put into your damage zone, until end of turn, this unit gets "[CONT](VC):All of your units in your front row get [Power]+2000.".
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] During your turn, when your G unit Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at three cards from the top of your deck, search for a card from among them, put it face up into your damage zone, put the rest of the cards on the bottom of your deck in any order, choose a face up card from your damage zone, call it to (RC), and that unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of turn.
We normally think nurses are here to help us overcome our recent illness. However, that is not always the case. Nurses in black uniforms are sign of death. Black Shiver, Gabriel looks graceful with her white wings and pretty face. However, her only intent is to give you a lethal injection with a double critical trigger! Black Shiver, Gabriel is Angel Feathers first Generation Break unit in the Stride era.

Her Generation Break is a defensive skill. Defensive skills are very rare in vanguard. She gains 2K power when a card is put into your damage zone. She can gain 7K power if you put a Heal Trigger into the damage zone after taking damage. Nurse of Broken Heart's skill gives Gabriel an additional 2K power when a card is placed into your damage zone. Gabriel becomes a 15K vanguard with plenty of power to guard against attacks. The increase in power lessens the amount of cards that you need to block upcoming attacks or your opponent's next attacker is too weak to attempt an attack.

Furthermore, there are a few tricks to use during your turn to build up Gabriel's power. Mobile Hospital, Healing Palace places a card from the deck into the damage zone after its attack hits your opponent's vanguard. Love Machine Gun, Nociel is the best card to give Gabriel a boost. Nociel's skill puts a card from your hand into the damage zone and you draw a card from your damage zone. Be sure to have Thousand Ray Pegasus behind Gabriel for she can take advantage of Thousand Ray Pegasus' huge boost.

Her Generation Break puts a face up card from your damage to your hand in exchange to put one of your deck's top three cards into the damage zone. You will grab a useful card from your damage zone and place it into play. Don't worry when you see one of your deck's key cards put into damage zone after taking damage. You do not lose the opportunity to play your best cards if they land into the damage zone. Nociel and Healing Palace are great targets for her skill.

Finally, both skills have amazing chemistry with many Angel Feather units since the clan's first set. Get out your old binder filled with Angel Feather cards. Million Ray Pegasus and Thousand Ray Pegasus will gain 2K power for offensive from Gabriel's Generation Break and 2K power for defense from Gabriel's Stride skill. The Phoenix, Calamity Flame can be useful as a grade 3 rear-guard. She has the same skill as the Pegasus duo.

Overall, Black Shiver, Gabriel is of the finest units in the Stride era. She has everything I want in a card. Her artwork is beautiful! She plays great with new cards from G sets and retro cards from the original series. I want to play her in an Angel Feathers deck. Black Shiver, Gabriel is a defensive an offensive powerhouse. It's time for nurse Black Shiver, Gabriel to give an lethal injection to your vanguard.

Card Rating 5 out of 5