Today we’ve got another pair of Psycho-Pass cards, revealing the Level 3 Kogami as well as our first Blue card.
Red / Level 3 / Cost 2 / 10000 / 2 Soul / 1 Soul Trigger
«サイコパス Psycho-Pass» / «公安 Public Safety»
[CONT] This card gains Power +X. X is equal to the Level of the character opposite this card x 500.
[CONT] If you have 1 or less other «公安 Public Safety» characters you cannot Stand this card during the Stand Phase.
[AUTO] When this card is placed on the Stage from your Hand, or via the [AUTO] effect of [Potential criminal, Kogami], you may place the top 1 card of your Clock in the Waiting Room.
Up first today we’ve got the Level 3 Kogami that was hinted at in the previews on Monday, and he’s a pretty impressive Level 3. He will gain strength based on the Level of his opponent, meaning that he could reach as high as 11,500, which can certainly deal with many Level 3 cards. Even against a Level 2 card he’ll still be 11,000, which should be more than most of them can handle. This means Kogami will be a big threat once he hits the Stage, and could be especially problematic for the opponent if he comes down early. On top of this he also heal when he comes into play, allowing you to stay in the game for longer.
However he does have a downside that could lead to him being useless for a turn. He can only Stand if accompanied by at least 2 other «公安 Public Safety» characters. Since you’ll hopefully have 2 of them Back Stage, this shouldn’t ever really need to worry you, since few decks can touch those cards. You’ll just need to be careful of decks like Evangelion, which can snipe away one of your supports, making Kogami useless if they manage to defeat your other characters.
Rebelling against a controlled society, Makishima
Blue / Level 1 / Cost 0 / 4000 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«サイコパス Psycho-Pass» /«本 Book»
[AUTO] Change [(4) Place 1 Climax from your Hand to the Waiting Room, place this card in the Waiting Room] During your Draw Phase, you may pay the Cost. If you do so, choose 1 [Makishima Shougo] from your Waiting Room and place it in the Border this card was in.
[ACT] [Rest 2 of your characters] Choose 1 of your «サイコパス Psycho-Pass» characters, until the end of your opponent’s next turn, it gains Power +1000.
Makishima is yet another support card for Psycho-Pass, but he also comes with an incredibly costly Change effect. His support effect is honestly fairly lacking compared to other support cards, but the fact the Power boost lasts through the opponent’s turn does at least mean you’ll be able to defend yourself better as well as attack.
Of course, this is really just on him so that he can do something whilst waiting for his Change effect to become active. That effect is incredibly costly, requiring not only 4 Stock but also a Climax card, and the fact you have to wait until your next turn after playing him to even activate it. Fortunately it’s quite unlikely the opponent will get rid of him before you get that chance though. Really the only way this could possibly be justified would be if he’s Changing from a Level 1 into a Level 3, and hopefully a good one at that. Until we see that card it will be a little difficult to judge whether this is truly worth it.