Saturday, May 21, 2016

Unit of The Week: Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose

The bloodstained moon rises. It is the night of the vampire princess. 
[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn] 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):[Put three cards from the top of your deck into the drop zone] When your rear-guard is put into the drop zone, you may pay the cost. If you do, you may call that card to (RC).
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] During your turn, when your G unit Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one card from your drop zone, call it to (RC), and that unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of turn.
Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose is the princess of the undead pirates. This female vampire does not attack enemies by biting them in in their necks. She uses her sword to dominate the opposition. She will make the dead rise to fight in her honor. Am Chouno plays her in Cardfight!! Vanguard G Stride Gate. She is the featured unit in Granblue's first trial deck.

Nightrose's Generation Break has a variety of uses throughout a turn's progression. It can only be activated once per turn. You may pay the skill's cost of sending three cards from the deck to the drop zone and superior call a rear-guard when it is placed into the drop zone. This skill is made to work with the new Hollow ability. Hollow is online when a Granblue unit is called from the drop zone and units can various abilities when Hollow is active. Hollow units retire at the end of the turn, but Nightrose can return one to the field.  Do not overuse this skill. You risk the potential of emptying your deck. You can easily lose by decking out your deck if you are not careful with the skill.

Nightrose's Generation Break is also useful for reviving fallen allies during your opponent's turn. Nightrose's skill can be activated during either player's turn. Your opponent may retire an unit from your field, but you can counter your opponent by reviving the unit. This skill is decent against Kagero and Narukami. It can also be used if your opponent attacked a rear-guard because it was forced to the drop zone.

Stride Bonus skill superior calls one card from your drop zone to a rear-guard circle and the unit gains 2,000 power. Calling Skeleton Underling Pirate from the drop zone will give 5,000 to him and all skills make him a 16k attacker. Superior call Pirate Swordsman, Colombard from the drop zone and Colombard's skill superior calls another unit from your drop zone. You can use this combo to get an extra attack. Ruin Shade is also another good target for the skill. Her skill gives 2,000 to her when she attacks.

Overall, Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose deserves her title of the Granblue princess. Her skills work in perfect harmony with Granblue's best cards. I like how retro cards can benefit from her skills. Units with Hollow can be at their fullest potential. Granblue has become a much better clan since Nightrose was released in English. The Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose commands the dead to rise again and conquer the seven seas!

Card Rating: 4 out of 5