Weiβ Schwarz Card of the Day: 17th-19th of October

21 Oct

Apologies for falling behind on writing the cards of the day for this week, I’ve been busy with some of the Yu-Gi-Oh! articles. Bushiroad have filled this week with Accel World cards, a pair of Lime Bell cards on Wednesday, Thursday had a Kuroyukihime and Black Lotus pair, which was repeated again for Friday. Thursday and Friday’s cards link together to form a relatively long chain of cards.

Healer, Lime Bell

Green / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 4500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«アバター Avatar» / «時間 Time»

[AUTO] [(1)] When this card attacks, if [Citron Call] is in the Climax Border, you may pay the cost. If you do so, put all of your «アバター Avatar» and «ネット Net» characters in Reverse to Rest.
[AUTO] ACCELERATION [Put 1 card from the top of your Deck to Clock] At the beginning of your Climax Phase, you may pay the cost. If you do so, choose 1 [Choir Chime] from your Waiting Room and return it to Hand.

The pair of Lime Bell cards both have quite fitting effects for the character, since they essentially allow you to heal your injured characters. The first of these is the character card Healer, Lime Bell, which has a Climax combo with Citron Call, a Climax from the TD with a Treasure Trigger. The Climax combo is very powerful, since for 1 Stock it saves all your Reversed characters, essentially Encoring them, except of course they avoid the Waiting Room. This will be useful for keeping any lingering effects on your characters. You’ll want to save Lime Bell for last when attacking, since that way you’ll be able to save as many characters as possible.

On top of this, Lime Bell also has an acceleration effect that allows you to retrieve the Event card that we’ll be looking at next from the Waiting Room. This will allow you to save even more of your characters. You’ll essentially be taking damage in order to try and maintain your Stage.

Choir Chime

Green / Level 1 / Cost 2 / No Trigger

Event / Counter

[Counter] Choose 1 of your characters in Stand whose card name includes [Chiyuri] or [Lime Bell] and put it to Rest. If you do so, choose up to 2 of your characters and they gain the following ability for that turn. [[AUTO] When this card is put from Stage to the Waiting Room, you may put this card to the Border this card was in in Rest.]

Choir Chime is one of the special class of Event Counters that do not provide power boosts. Instead it basically grants two of your characters free Encore for the turn, however since it’s not named as Encore, you can avoid cards like Shiki from Melty Blood who can disable Encore. The additional cost of the card beyond the 2 Stock requires you to Rest a Standing Chiyuri or Lime Bell, which hopefully won’t be too heavy a cost. This does rely on you having one of them as a support card though, otherwise you’ll be giving up an opportunity to attack.

Black King, Black Lotus

Yellow / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 5000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«アバター Avatar» / «武器 Weapon»

[AUTO] When [Verdict: Death By Piercing] is put in your Climax Border, if this card is in the Front Stage, search your deck for up to 1 [True Strength, Kuroyukihime], show it to your opponent and add it to Hand. Shuffle that Deck.

Black King, Black Lotus is the starting point for a combo which ends in either [Kuroyukihime] or [Black Lotus], who we’ll see for the final cards this week. This version of Black Lotus is a little week for a Level 1 at only 5000 attack, but hopefully makes up for this via a searching Climax combo. The combo allows you to replace the Climax card, whilst setting yourself up for a big Level 2 play later in the game involving the next card in the preview. Due to the relatively low power you’ll need to be wary that you’ll probably end up losing Black King, Black Lotus on the following turn, since it can’t hide Back Stage and still get the search effect.

True strength, Kuroyukihime

Yellow / Level 2 / Cost 1 / 5500 / 1 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«生徒会 Student Council» / «ネット Net»

[AUTO] CHANGE [(2) Put this card to the Waiting Room] At the beginning of your Encore Step, if this card is in Rest, you may pay the cost. If you do so, choose 1 [Kuroyukihime] or [Black Lotus] from your Waiting Room and put it in the Border this card was in.
[ACT] [Put this card to Rest] Choose 1 of your characters, and it gains Power +1500 for that turn.

True strength, Kuroyukihime is the card that can be searched for via Black King, Black Lotus, meaning you should have an easier time setting up for big late game plays than some other decks. This Kuroyukihime comes with two effect, one a dual Change, the other a support effect that can feed into the first effect. The change effect will allow you to play one of two Level 3s a Level early, which is always a useful effect, since it can suddenly swing the tide of the game in your favour. The second effect gives a single character +1500, making winning one battle easier this turn, for the small cost of Resting herself. This is actually a benefit for her though, since it means you can Rest her Back Stage and then use her Change ability. Of course the new card won’t be able to protect you from attacks that turn, but it means you can still attack with 3 characters, get the power boost and get the Level 3.

Kuroyukihime

Yellow / Level 3 / Cost 2 / 10000 / 2 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«生徒会 Student Council» / «アバター Avatar»

[AUTO] When this card is put from Hand to the stage or put by CHANGE to the Stage, you may put the top 1 card of your Clock to the Waiting Room.
[AUTO] [Put all cards from your Stock, other than the bottommost card, to the Waiting Room] This ability can only be activated up to 1 time in 1 turn. When this card attacks, if [This Emotion Felt For The First Time In My Life] is in the Climax Border, and your Stock has 5 or more cards, you may pay the cost. If you do so, put this card to Stand.

The first of the Level 3s is Kuroyukihime, who comes with a standard heal ability and a Climax combo. The Climax combo is a powerful effect, since it will allow you to attack twice with her in a single turn, but it comes with a very heavy cost. In all likelihood the Climax card will give some kind of Soul boost, so it could be possible for Kuroyukihime to cause massive amounts of damage in a single turn. This effect will cost at least 4 Stock, so it can be quite a drain on your Stock. You’ll want to use up the rest of your Stock beyond the 5th before this, in order to decrease the cost and avoid wasting Stock unnecessarily.

An important thing to note when attacking with Kuroyukihime is that she Stands before battle, as soon as she declares an attack. This means that if you happen to lose the upcoming battle, she will not get the chance to attack again, and you’ll have lost a lot of resources for nothing. You’ll need to be very wary of what counters your opponent has if you want to use her properly.

Black Lotus

Yellow / Level 3 / Cost 2 / 10000 / 2 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«アバター Avatar» / «武器 Weapon»

[AUTO] When this card is put from Hand to the stage or put by CHANGE to the Stage, draw up to 2 cards, choose 1 card from your Hand and put it to the Waiting Room.
[AUTO] ACCELERATION [Put the top 1 card of your Deck to Clock] At the beginning of your Climax Phase, you may pay the cost. If you do so, choose 1 of your opponent’s Level 3 or below characters and return it to Hand.

The other end point for this combo is Black Lotus, who can also help end the game, but via a different method. Firstly instead of healing he allows you to draw 2 and discard 1, which will help you replenish resources and dig for other game ending cards.

His second effect is very risky, but could end the game before this becomes an issue. Black Lotus can bounce essentially any of your opponent’s character, barring those with immunity or who can increase their Level. This could be used to clear a powerful character out and allow you to direct attack for lots of damage. Alternatively you could bounce away a support card and make it easier to defeat multiple characters in battle.

As with all Acceleration effects this can be quite risky, since it will put you a step closer to defeat, especially if used during Level 3. This won’t be so bad during those games when you play Black Lotus during Level 2 though.

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