Saturday, April 1, 2017

Unit of The Week: Blade Wing Sullivan

All that is left is to unfold them. These wings of demise. 
[CONT](VC):If the number of cards in your soul is fifteen or more, this unit gets "[CONT](VC):All of your guardians get [Shield]+10000." and "[AUTO](VC):At the end of the battle that this unit was attacked, Soul Blast (2).".
[AUTO]:When this unit is placed on (VC), choose one of your rear-guards, search your deck for up to three cards with the same card name as that unit, put them into your soul, and shuffle your deck.
Blade Wings were introduced in the second season of Cardfight!! Vanguard. The archetype had a resurgence in Fighters Collection 2015 Winter.  Blade Wing Sullivan was one of the many new Blade Wings. Most Blade Wings have offensive skills and quickly build the soul. Blade Wing Sullivan is unique from his fellow Blade Wings. He is a defensive specialist and uses defense to outlast the opposition.

Defensive skills from Grade 3 vanguards are very rare. Only a handful of grade 3 units have defensive skill to protect from strong attacks. Blade Wing Sullivan's skill increase every guardian's shield by 10,000. That is a huge increase in defense. Two critical triggers can create a 40,000 shield. Even G-Units will have trouble breaking through your shields. However, you need to maintain the soul to consistently use the skill. Blade Wing Sullivan soul blasts two cards after each battle.

Furthermore, Blade Wings have an exclusive Quintet Wall. Blade Wing Tyrwhitt only works with a Blade Wing vanguard. Quintet Walls superior call five or more cards to the guardian circle. Your Quintet Wall should be successful against most attacks. Every card call from the deck to the guardian circle will gain 10,000 power from Blade Wing Sullivan's skill. Grade 3 units also gain 10,000 shield. Blade Wing Tyrwhitt's second skill sends grade 3 guardians to the soul after battle. Superior calling grade 3 units is no longer a waste.

Blade Wing Sullivan's second skill sends up to three copies of a card in the soul from the deck to the soul. It only activates when this unit rides to the vanguard circle. You can ride a copy to repeat the ability if you need more cards in the soul. Your soul receives a boost to prepare your defense skill. This tactic can be used for your G-Unit's skills as well.

Overall, Blade Wing Sullivan is a great defensive card. I love cards with defensive abilities. My passion of defensive cards comes from the lack of these cards outside Perfect Guards and G-Guardians. Blade Wing Sullivan has amazing chemistry with Blade Wing Tyrwhitt. Your G-Units will bring the offense and Blade Wing Sullivan follows up with defense on your opponent's turn. It is a nice compliment after using your resources to attack your opponent.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5