Card of the Day: 20th and 21st of March

21 Mar

Apologies for falling a little behind, I didn’t have time to the Card of the Day for yesterday. So far it looks like we’re getting Da Capo III + another series each day this week, but we’ll have to wait and see if that holds true until Friday. On Tuesday we got a new Guilty Crown card, whilst today we have a new Persona 4: The Animation card. For the purposes of my card of the day’s I will be using the official english name for Kuma, which is Teddie.

Ski-wear Sara

Blue / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 1000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«新聞 Newspaper» / «スポーツ Sports»

[C] Assist The characters in front of this card gain Power + 500.

Sara is just a standard support card, which you expect to see in every series. If you can’t find a theme specific support card, there’s always this card to fall back on.

Important choice, Gai

Yellow / Level 2 / Cost 1 / 8000 / 1 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«葬儀社 Funeral Parlour» / «武器 Weapon»

[S] [(1) Rest 1 of your Characters] Reveal the top card of your Deck. If the card’s Level is 1 or higher, choose 1 of your Characters and it gains Power +1000 and Soul +1 for the turn. (Climax Cards count as Level 0.Put the revealed card back)

Gai here is a very useful finisher. When you first look at the effect you might just see the power boost, but Gai is much more useful for being able to control your Soul output.

The cost for his ability is fairly light, since you’ll usually be Resting card that are Back Stage. In extreme situations you can start Resting Front Stage character or even replacing Rested characters with new ones, but it’s rare you’ll want to do this. Chances are when you reveal the top of your deck it’s more likely you’ll hit a Level 1 or higher, so the effect should be more likely to succeed than fail.

Once you get to the end game Gai becomes very important. Since you check the top card of your deck you know whether you’ll hit a Trigger or not. With this information and a careful choice of how to attack and how many times to use this effect you can control exactly how much damage you need to end the game, and then you just hope no Climaxes get in your way.

Sickly Puppy girl, Aoi

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

«新聞 Newspaper» / «ウェイトレス Waitress»

No Effect.

This Aoi is just a standard 2/1 vanilla.

Unchanging, Teddie

Blue / Level 2 / Cost 1 / 7500 / 1 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«影 Shadow»  / «動物 Animal»

[A] [Put this card to the Waiting Room] If [Kintoki-Douji, Activate] is in the Climax Zone, you may pay the cost. If you do so, choose the top 1 card of your Clock, put it to the Waiting Room, choose up to 1 [Brilliant, Teddie] from your Deck, and put it in the Border this card was in. Shuffle your deck.
[S] [(1)] Draw 1 card, and choose 1 card from your Hand and put it to the Waiting Room.

Teddie comes with two useful effects. The first is a pseudo-change relying on a  Climax card, the latter a way to speed through your deck. Without knowing the effect of the Climax or what [Brilliant, Teddie] does it’s hard to fully assess how good this card is, however it’s already good just for the fact it heals. Depending on how good [Brilliant, Teddie] is, this could become a key play for a Blue P4 deck.

The 2nd effect allows you to dig through your deck for cards you need, and ditch ones you no longer need. If you have a lot of stock you can speed through your deck, but you just have to be careful to leave some for actually playing cards afterwards.

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