Today we’re back to the Persona 4: The Animation cards, with two new low level cards.
We Deliver Anywhere! Aika
Green / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 2500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
[A]When you use this card’s [ASSISTANCE] ability, if your Stock has 6 or more cards, choose 1 of your characters that is in battle. It gains Power +1500 and «肉 Meat» for that turn.
[S][Counter] ASSISTANCE 1000 Level 1 [Put this card in Hand to the Waiting Room]
Aika is a very useful counter card, since not only is she free, but she can also provide up to a 2500 boost, although I’m not so sure gaining «肉 Meat» will do much. If you are playing sensibly you should be aiming to have 6 or more Stock anyway, so it shouldn’t be too hard to use her to full power. However this conflicts with the strategy of other P4 cards based around giving yourself low stock, so I hope you can build a separate strategy around building up stock.
If you hit Level 1 too quickly the 1000 boost will often be enough when you can’t reach the full 2500. The only other time the card is likely to be lacking will be very late game if you’ve spent all your stock. This card can be very useful during the mid-game when it can make your characters harder to beat, without costing you anything. It might not have the power of other counter cards, but they have costs attached.
Notification by Tarot, Margaret
Blue / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 1500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«魔法 Magic» / «占い Fortune-Telling»
[A] When this card is put from your Hand to the Stage, look at the top 1 card of your Deck, and put it to the top or bottom of the Deck.
[A] [(2)] When this card is put from your Hand to the Stage, you may pay the cost. If you do so, draw 1 card.
Margaret allows you to both manipulate the top of your deck, and increase your hand size. Her first effect can be used to prevent Climaxes or important cards ending up in Stock where it will be harder to retrieve them or they could get stuck. Alternatively it can be used to check whether her drawing ability will give you something useful.
Her drawing ability exchanges 2 Stock for a card, which can help with the low Stock P4 cards, whilst increasing your hand size, which is sometimes more useful than just a power boost. Since you can use the two abilities in either order you will need to decide whether you’d like to check before drawing, or draw and then check.