Saturday, April 23, 2016

Unit of The Week: Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose

The night fog has come out. The sea is sure to be stormy. 
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.
[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 2:[Counter Blast (2) & Choose a face down card named "Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose" from your G zone, and turn it face up] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to two cards from your drop zone, and call them to separate (RC) in different rows.
Last Saturday I pulled a Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose from a booster pack at locals. My luck has been at an all-time high. Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose is one the hottest ladies in Cardfight!! Vanguard G! She is the evolved form of Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose. I do not understand why King is in her name instead of Queen. Her title should be Queen instead of King. She is obviously a woman and Granblue's current leader.

Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose's skill superior calls two units from your drop zone in different rows. The skill costs two counter blasts and one copy of Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose. You will get an additional full power attack for the turn. Her skill has chemistry with many cards and here are two examples. Pirate Swordsman, Colombard is one of the best cards to play alongside Nighrose. Colombard superior calls an unit from the zone when he attacks a vanguard and gets a boost from a rear-guard. His skill gives you a fifth attack.  Target cards with skills that activate when they are called from the drop zone. Dragon Corrode, Corrupt Dragon gains 3,000 power when it is called from the drop zone to a rear-guard circle. King Serpent counter charges a card in the damage zone and soul charges one card when it is called from the drop zone.

Furthermore, you can set up potential combos by using skills to send cards from the deck to the drop zone. A large drop zone gives you many cards to choose to superior call. Granblue has plenty of cards to help build your drop zone. Ruin Shade's skill gives her 2,000 cards by sending the deck's top two cards to the drop zone. Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose's defensive skill sends three cards to the drop zone. Do not overuse their ability to mill cards. You may accidentally deck out and automatically lose the game.

Finally, Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose's skill is not strong enough to be a good finisher. The skill does not do enough to give you a huge advantage in the long run. The extra attack may help you win some games. However, the attack is stoppable. Your deck is going to rely on rear-guards and the vanguard to push to for the win.

Overall, Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose has a nice figure, but her skill is not impressive. Superior calling from the drop zone is a nice advantage. Any Granblue deck can use her skills. There are several cards that great with Nightrose. However, the skill is very costly for getting little in return. You are surrendering two counter blasts and turning Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose face up. Conquer the seven seas with Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5