Card of the Day: 25th and 26th of Jan

26 Jan

Once again I’ve fallen a bit behind schedule, but fortunately today’s card is very simple and requires very little explaining. On Wednesday we saw our first Blue card in the Trial Deck, and our first Sayaka and Kyoko card. This means it’s looking like the Trial Deck will be a Green/Blue deck unless they do something weird like make a 3 colour Trial Deck, which I don’t think has happened before, although I could be wrong on this. Today brings us another Green Homura card.

Same wish, Sayaka & Kyoko

Blue / Level 2 / Cost 2 / 8500 / 2 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«魔法 Magic» / «愛 Love»

[C] During your opponent’s turn, this card gains Power +500 for each of your other «魔法 Magic» characters.

This card reminds me of [China Dress Nagato] from Haruhi, except of course it’s for «魔法 Magic» rather than «Alien». It lacks the encore ability of China Dress but makes up for it with 1000 extra attack. Much like China Dress this is intended as a massive wall for the Madoka deck. Assuming you have other «魔法 Magic» characters on stage this card will have a power ranging from 9000 to 10500, assuming no other support. We can expect Madoka to receive the normal Assist cards, but if they also get level support cards this card could climb as high as 12500 without too much problem. I imagine this card will be a real pain to kill at level 2, and could even weather the storm against some level 3 characters.

Of course it lacks a little bit in power on your turn compared to other level 2s (9000 is the standard for 2/2/2 Soul, 10000 for 2/2/1 Soul) it can still handle other cards which sacrifice power for effects, or if all else fails just side attack. In practically all situations this card will perform better than just plain vanilla cards. We will have to wait and see what other level 2 cards the Madoka deck will have access to though, since there may well be other level 2s which cost less that may prove more useful. Generally you want to save cost 2 cards either for level 3 or for cards with powerful effects such as the level 2 Otonashi from Angel Beats.

Also having «愛 Love» attribute could I suppose lead to some weird mixed Disgaea / Madoka decks.

Black-haired girl, Homura

Green / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 3000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«魔法 Magic» / « 時間 Time»

No effect.

This is just a plain old standard vanilla for level 0. Every deck has these sorts of cards, but it’s quite rare to see the level 0 vanillas in use. Hopefully this will still be true for Madoka once all the cards are revealed.

Hopefully I’ll keep on top of things and get the Friday card out actually on Friday. Also stay tuned for hopefully a return of some Yu-Gi-Oh! articles. I’m hoping to provide some analysis of the top decks from the Londinium Battle of the Kingdom, as well as preparatory articles for the next European YCS.

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