Friday, April 6, 2018

Knight of Rose Morgana revealed at Spring Fest

April 6th, 2018. A Cardfight!! Vanguard display from this year's Spring Fest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has revealed a new Rare from the upcoming V-Booster Set 01: UNITE! TEAM Q4!, Knight of Rose Morgana.
AUTO [Rearguard Circle]: When it attacks a vanguard, [Soulblast 1], and this unit gets Power +3000 until end of turn for each grade of your vanguard.
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The original Morgana was a base 6000 grade 1 that gained 4k by discarding a card; this new Morgana has the potential to gain up to 9000 power depending on how late you choose to use her skill, and utilizes the soul that the new Royal Paladins have yet to use for costs. This card also uses the same wording found on the official English translation of Dragonic Overlord, in which cards refer to themselves as "it" rather than as the conventional "this unit." The Japanese game no longer uses "this unit" either, instead relying on the high-context nature of Japanese to not refer to the unit at all. (e.g. Dragonic Overlord is literally "When attack hits...")

How much actual play Morgana will see in the final game will likely depend on how many copies of Wingal Royal Paladin cardfighters choose to run, as compared with Allen and Marron, Wingal is shaping up as the most-situational grade 1 in the deck.

This Morgana is V-BT01/026 in the V-T01 card list, making her the last known Royal Paladin on the list at this time. KagerŠ¾̄'s Single Rares currently span slots 033~034, and Oracle Think Tank's Rares are expected to be between Royal Paladin's and KagerŠ¾̄'s.

The first Booster Set of the Standard format, V-BT01: UNITE! TEAM Q4! will launch in Japan May 25th, 2018, and in English June 22nd, 2018. It will be preceded by V-Trial Deck 01: Sendou Aichi and V-Trial Deck 02: Kai Toshiki, which will launch in Japanese May 11th, 2018, and in English June 8th, 2018. They will be accompanied by a new sleeve based on the "Imaginary Gift" design. The first Extra Booster set, V-EB01: The Destructive Roar will launch in Japan June 29th, 2018, and in July for the English-speaking world. The accompanying new anime series, codenamed "Origin," will begin airing May 5th, 2018, on TV Tokyo and affiliated stations. It will be simulcast with English subtitles on YouTube and Crunchyroll.