Thursday, May 17, 2018

Burstraizer revealed on Vanguard YouTube Channel

The official Japanese Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube channel revealed a new card as part of its weekly roundup, a Nova Grappler Single Rare from V-Booster Set 01: UNITE! TEAM Q4.
AUTO [Rearguard Circle]: When your vanguard attacks, [Cost: Counterblast 1, Soulblast 1] Stand this unit, and if the number of cards in your opponent's damage zone is 4 or greater, this unit gets Power +3000 until end of turn.
As Bushiroad points out in the episode, Burstraizer is perfect to use in conjunction with Perfect Raizer to stand 3 units, and with Raizer Custom as the ideal booster to make a self-standing column. On an Accel circle the card will become 22k on its second swing, making a magic number versus 12k bases like Imperial Daughter.

While up to now the Raizer deck was shaping up to use some combination of Hi-powered Raizer Custom, Boomerang Thrower, and Iron Killer, Burstraizer is likely to take Killer's spot. The extra 5k shield Killer takes away on-attack is outweighed Burstraizer doing an entire second attack. However, with how counterblast- and soulblast-intensive the Raizer deck is proving between Perfect, Burst, and Transraizer, Boomerang Thrower isn't likely to leave unless Nova Grappler's final Single Rare or Commons contain a more compelling means of doing both countercharging and soulcharging.

Last week's YouTube exclusive was the Goddess of Insight, Sotoorihime.

V-Booster Set 01: UNITE! TEAM Q4 will launch in Japan May 25th, 2018, and in English June 22nd. It will be accompanied by sleeves based on Dragonic Overlord and Blaster Blade. V-Trial Deck 01: Sendou Aichi and V-TD02: Kai Toshiki will launch in English June 8th.

The first Extra Booster set of Standard, V-EB01: The Destructive Roar will launch in Japan June 29th, 2018, and August 2nd for the English-speaking world. The accompanying new anime series, codenamed "Origin," began airing May 5th, with an English-subtitled simulcast on both YouTube and Crunchyroll.