Weiβ Schwarz Promo cards: Winter 2012

3 Jan

In this article I’m going to be covering some of the recent PR cards that have been revealed / released. Some give older decks powerful new cards, others are previews of future sets, and one is simply a joke card.

Kidani Takaaki

Where else can you play the CEO of the card company?

Red / Level 6 / Cost 4 / 24610 / 3 Soul / Bushi Trigger

«カードゲーム Card Games» / «ブシロード Bushiroad»

[CONT] Gives every person the attribute «カードゲーム Card Games».

([Bushi icon] When this card is triggered, you may place this card any frame you like on the Stage.)

As you might have guessed from the stats of this card, and the fact it features the CEO of Bushiroad, this is a fun joke card. It’s also worth noting that this is not legal for normal play, but you could use it for fun.

As a Level 6 card you cannot play this card normally, since there’s no way you could possibly ever make it to Level 6, however as becomes clear from reading his effect, the point is to play him via Triggering him. If you Trigger this card you’ll get a card with over 24,000 attack on the Stage, which is more than enough to defeat everything in the game, and is nigh on impossible for the opponent to stop. Barring rare situations with massive power boosts, the only way to defeat him would be via Adachi from Persona 4.

With 3 Soul on top of this you can deal lots of damage very quickly, or deplete your opponent’s deck very quickly.

Finally since he’s Level 6 he could be used to fulfill just about any experience requirement in the game with a single card.

If you wanted to build a deck based around this card you could fill your deck with cards capable of checking and rearranging the top of your deck, making it much easier to Trigger this card. Since he’s strong enough to beat anything on his own you don’t need to worry too much about the power of the rest of your deck. Although I’m not sure how consistent this would be, it would probably be a fun deck to play.

“Mon Petit Delivery Girl” Kud

Kud makes her appearance in Little Busters!

Green / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 3500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«動物 Animal»

[AUTO] [(2)] When this card is placed on the Stage from your Hand, you may pay the cost. If you do so, search your deck for up to 1 «動物 Animal» Character, reveal it, and put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck.

Up next we have the first of the Comiket PRs in the form of Kud. She’s a useful card for Animal decks, and therefore presumably Kud decks. When you play her you can search for an «動物 Animal» Character, instantly replenishing your Hand and setting up for future plays. Since she’s a character card she could then attack and make up one of the lost Stock, although don’t expect to be winning any battles with Kud.

Milky Holmes on A Temple Festival Day

Everyone is having fun at the festival!

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

«探偵 Detective» / «和服 Traditional Japanese Clothes»

[AUTO] When this card is placed on the Stage from your Hand, if you have 2 or more other «探偵 Detective» Characters, during that turn, this card gains Level +1 and Power +1500.

The second Comiket PR is a new Milky Holmes card, featuring all the girls out at a festival. It’s a potentially useful card for  «探偵 Detective» decks, since it allows you to have a powerful card for 1 turn with no real cost attached to it. The extra power boost will put them at 6500 power, capable of handling most 1/0 cards and possibly some weaker 1/1 cards. Chances are they won’t last too long after this though.

Since they also gain a Level they could be useful for taking out Level 1 Reversing cards without any problems.

Shining Stage!, μ’s

Well that's an appropriate effect.

Yellow / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 2500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«音楽 Music»

[AUTO] ENCORE [Discard a Character card from your Hand to the Waiting Room]

Love Live will be appearing in Weiβ Schwarz later this year, and this is Comiket PR is the first card featuring characters from the series. It’s still going to be a while before the actual set comes out though, since I’ve heard you can vote for your favourite girls to become Level 3 cards.

This card is very simply and follows the general pattern of Encore cards, where the ability is gained in exchange for 500 power. This card can help you keep field presence early in the game, but won’t do much in terms of defeating the opponent’s cards. It does dim the power of Reversers a bit though.

Asuna While Bathing

Nothing to see here...

Yellow / Level 1 / Cost 1 / 2500 / 1 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger

«アバター Avatar» / «武器 Weapon»

[CONT] This card cannot be selected by opponents’ effects.
[CONT] During your turn, all your other Characters gets Power+1000.

The next Comiket PR is a useful Asuna support card when you’re going on the offensive. A global +1000 boost is very good especially during Level 1, and it should help you overpower your opponent’s Characters. It would also still be a useful boost during higher levels. However, since it only works during your turn, you’ll be lacking when it comes to your defenses if you’re relying on this card.

Her other effect makes it harder for the opponent to get rid of Asuna, meaning you don’t need to worry about suddenly losing your support cards.

There probably are better SAO support cards out there, but I get the feeling people won’t be playing her for the effect…

The Going and Coming Year, Otome & Yume

Food time!

Red / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 2500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«魔法 Magic» / «生徒会 Student Council»

[AUTO] When a Climax card is place in your Climax Zone, for the turn, this card gains Power +1500.

Our final Comiket card features Yume and Otome from Da Capo 2 and has a generic Climax combo. Regardless of the Climax played, they will gain an extra 1500 Power, meaning they can be at least a 4000, and possibly even higher depending on what Climax has been played or support you have. This could be a quick way to bust through your opponent’s powerful defenses in the early game, but not something you should try to rely on.

Witch Girl, Sharo

Isn't it a little early for Halloween?

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

«探偵 Detective» / «カメラ Camera»

[AUTO] When this card is placed from your Hand to the Stage, you may put the top card of your Clock in the Waiting Room.
[AUTO] [(1) Discard a card from your Hand to the Waiting Room] This ability may activate up to once per turn. When a card is placed in your Level Zone, you may pay cost. If so, this card gains +1500 Power and “[AUTO] When the Battle Opponent of this card becomes Reversed, you may deal 1 damage to your Opponent” for the turn.

Finally we have a pair of new tournament PRs for Milky Holmes, which give a powerful boost towards the new Level slot swapping strategy. Up first is Sharo who appears in a Halloween themed card with both healing and burning capabilities.

The heal is as usual for a Level 3, so instead I’m going to focus on the burn effect. For 1 Stock and a card in your Hand Sharo gets a power boost and the ability to cause 1 damage when she reverses a character, which should be much easier with the 1500 extra power. To use this effect you need to place a card in the Level zone, but thanks to the Milky Holmes 2 support cards you can pull this off every turn.

With a potential stream of 1 damage every turn from Sharo she could be quite a deadly game ender, you just need to be careful not to lose all your resources on her.

Christmas Girl, Elly

That's more appropriate

Green / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 2500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger

«探偵 Detective» / «本 Book»

[AUTO] When the BACKUP of this card is used, choose a card in your Level Zone and a Climax card in your Waiting Room and swap them.
[ACT] [COUNTER] BACKUP 3000, Level 1 [Discard this card from your hand to the Waiting Room]

Finally we have a very powerful Christmas themed counter card. You get a 3000 power counter at Level 1, without any Stock cost at all. This is an amazing boost for the cost, but does of course come with a downside.

When you use this card you need to put one of your Climaxes from the Waiting Room to your Level Zone, which for most decks would be a huge detriment, locking you out of a Climax and thus decreasing the chances of you cancelling damage. However for Milky Holmes it’s of little concern to them, since on the following turn they can just swap the Climax back out and continue the game as normal. On top of this, it will also allow all your abilities that need a card to be placed in the Level Slot to activate during the opponent’s turn, potentially leading to even larger power boosts for essentially free.

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