Friday, June 8, 2018

Today's Card Analysis: Archbird, Cheer Girl Marilyn, and Paralyze Madonna

The Japanese Cards of the Day for June 8th, 2018, are the three Double Rare perfect guards from V-Extra Booster 01: The Destructive Roar, Tachikaze's Archbird, Spike Brothers' Cheer Girl Marilyn, and Megacolony's Paralyze Madonna.
CONT: Sentinel (You may only have up to 4 cards in your deck with "Sentinel")
AUTO [Guardian Circle]: When placed, [Cost: Discard 1 card from your hand], and one of your units cannot be hit until the end of that battle.
These four cards are their clans' respective versions of Flash Shield Iseult, Wyvern Guard Barri, Miss Mist, and Twin Blader. Their set numbers more or less confirm what was speculated from the moment the set was announced; each clan will be receiving three Double Rares, with the two spaces between each perfect guard being the slots for their clan's remaining RRs. Of these we already know that Blightops and Sonic Noa are the other two RRs for Tachikaze, thus the clan has no RRs left in the set, while Spike Brothers and Megacolony each have two slots left to fill.

It bears repeating that while each clan will likely receive a grade 1 perfect guard as a Single Rare counterpart to the likes of Ruote Magus and Hate Reflector, Draw Trigger perfects are inherently superior for Standard format for how they free up grade 1 space by combining mandatory trigger slots with mandatory Sentinel slots. The only reasons not to run them are either for budget reasons or to run alternate trigger lineups, and the only clan likely to have alternate lineups at this time is Tachikaze with its Front Triggers. Spike Brothers and Megacolony are more likely to be put in the same position as Royal Paladin and Oracle Think Tank, locked into a minimum of 4 Draw and maximum of 8 Crit.

The previous Japanese Card of the Day was Jocular Cicada.

V-Extra Booster 01: 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.