The Accel World previews have been continuing this week, firstly with a pair of Blue cards on Wednesday, and then new Haruyuki and Silver Crow cards. The full list has now been revealed on the official site if you want to take a look there.
Kendo club, Takumu
Level 1 / Cost 1 / 6000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«スポーツ Sports» / «ネット Net»
[CONT] If your Stage has an other character whose card name includes [Chiyuri], this card gains Power +1000 and [[AUTO] ENCORE [Put 1 character card from Hand to the Waiting Room]].
Up first we’ve got a useful Takuma card if you’re playing a Chiyuri based deck. When Chiyuri is around he becomes a 1/1 7000 with encore, which makes him better than standard vanilla cards. Fortunately there are some support Chiyuri cards, which means she can safely stay Back Stage and not worrying about being defeated.
For other decks though you might be better of with cards that are either cheaper, or can push themselves higher with Acceleration.
Blue /Level 1 / Cost 0 / 4500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«アバター Avatar» / «武器 Weapon»
[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, draw 1 card, then choose 1 card from your Hand and put it to the Waiting Room, and this card gains Power +3000 for that turn.
Cyan Pile is another Blue Level 1 card, but this time with acceleration. Normally he’s pretty weak for a 1/0 at only 4500, but after the boost he should be able to challenge most more powerful 1/1s, since he’ll reach 7500. On top of this you can also dig into your deck for more cards, and dump other cards to the Waiting Room. However I wouldn’t expect Cyan Pile to last beyond a single turn, so you’ll need to make the most of him during that turn.
Towards Heights Man Has Yet To Reach, Haruyuki
Yellow / Level 2 / Cost 1 / 8000 / 1 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger
[AUTO] [(1)] When this card attacks, if [Heart That Wishes For The Sky] is in the Climax Border, you may pay the cost. If you do so, all of your characters gain Power +2000 and your opponent cannot use [[AUTO] ENCORE] for that turn.
Towards Heights Man Has Yet To Reach, Haruyuki has a useful Climax combo if you’re up against decks that rely on Encore, such as Angel Beats! and Disgaea, but could still be useful at the right time against other decks.
There are two parts to Haruyuki’s effect, the first of which gives a power boost and the second of which turns off Encore for your opponent. The first part powers up all your characters by 2000, meaning you’re much more likely to be able to win your battles this turn, ideally you’ll want it to place you above your opponent’s counter limit. The second part of the effect is far more important though, since it will allow you to clear your opponent’s Front Stage.
In a Predicament, Silver Crow
Yellow / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 1500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
[CONT] If this card is in the Front Stage Middle Border, this card gains Power +1000.
[ACT] CONCENTRATION [(1)] Turn over the top 4 cards of your Deck to the Waiting Room. For every 1 Climax card amongst those cards, choose 1 of your characters, and it gains Soul +1 for that turn.
Finally we have a new Level 0 Silver Crow card. His first effect could allow him to act as an attacker, rather than merely being there as support. However since he only reaches 2500 this isn’t really enough to make him a decent attacker. As such I think you’d only end up using him for this purpose if you become desperate.
His concentration effect will probably be mainly used for the fact it can thin the deck, rather than the Soul boost it provides. This is at least partly because the Soul boost won’t really be useful until the end of the game. By then you’ll probably want more powerful characters on the Stage instead.