With Persona 4: The Animation now out, the focus will be switching to the next new series on the horizon, Guilty Crown. This means I expect every day to be Guilty Crown + something, at least until Friday when I expect we’ll see a double bill. Joining Guilty Crown today is our 2nd Symphogear card.
Yellow / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 4000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
[C] During your turn this card gains Power + 2000.
[A] Shift Level 1 (At the beginning of your Main Phase, you may choose 1 Yellow card from your Hand and this card in your Clock and exchange them.)
This Mana card has Shift, meaning that it’s easier to get her into your hand for when you need her. Her main ability will make her a 1/0 6000 during your turn, which is enough to take down vanillas, and maybe threaten some slightly larger cards. Unfortunately she’ll only be a 4000 in the opponent’s turn, making her a sitting duck against most other Level 1 cards and even some Level 0 cards. Unless you can protect her with counters she is unlikely to survive for longer than 1 turn. The idea is she’ll take out an opponent’s card on your turn, in exchange for getting defeated on their next turn. This means overall it’ll be an even trade-off for zero cost.
Type who goes with the flow, Hibiki
Yellow / Level 2 / Cost 1 / 8000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
[C] If you have another Level 3 or higher character this card gains Power + 1000.
Without knowing the full contents of the Symphogear set it’s impossible to judge the full power of this Hibiki card. This card becomes better if the set contains cards that allow you to get Level 3 cards out early, such as via Change or cards similar to [Summer Festival Nagato]. However from the mail magazine this week another Hibiki card was revealed, which gives Level 2 or higher cards in front Power +1000, as well as being able to rest two «音楽 Music» characters to give one of your characters Level + 1 and Power +1000. This can turn your Level 2 cards into Level 3, causing this Hibiki to power up. The downside is that she’ll drop back down to normal during the opponent’s turn. However she will still have the general +1000 boost anyway.
When accompanied by a Level 3 Hibiki will match 2/2 vanilla cards, but for 1 cost less. This can make her very useful during the Level 2 period. It becomes much easier to get her to full power once you reach Level 3, but by then she’ll probably be outclassed in terms of power.
Currently it looks like if you want to use Hibiki to her full power you’ll need to build a deck around her, but we might see a bunch of Change cards coming up soon.