Monday, 20 October 2014

Card Of The Week (W/C: 20th October): Cracking Beast Tamer


Cracking Beast Tamer:
[ACT](VC)Legion 20000 "Barking Sky Tiger" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit Legion, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Soul Charge (2)], choose up to three cards from your soul, and call them to separate (RC).
[AUTO](VC):When one of your units is placed on (RC) from your soul, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

Barking Sky Tiger:
[AUTO](RC):When one of your other units is placed on (RC) from your soul, if your vanguard is Legion, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

Well thank you Bushiroad. Silver Thorn Dragon Empress, Venus has a clone and now that her English print form has been revealed I'm more than happy to do this.

So, This time the COTW is part of a Legion, which means by obligation we also have to cover the mate. Well as a fan of the BT15 Silver Thorn build, this is my type of Legion. A Venus skill, but with an open 2 counterblast, I'll take that thank you. Additionally, both Cracking Beast Tamer and her mate, Barking Sky Tiger gain power for every unit called from the soul, meaning you can abuse those Purple Trapezist soul calls for additional power gaining. Really, this is a legion that support classic <<Pale Moon>> perfectly, whereas Silver Thorns prefer to stick to themselves as much as possible.

While lacking many the tool boxing utilities that Silver Thorns have, a non-archetype or sub-clan makes for a nice change, considering the direction the game is generally going in, focusing more on those types of build. Going back to a classic deck where all you have to worry about is the clan itself will make for a refreshing break from the typical meta decks.

This reveal however also means that season 4 is upon the English game. So prepare the mate counters, because there's going to be an awful of repetition of the word "mate" over the next few months, and perhaps even beyond that. We've seen the first Grade 3 boss of Generation Stride now and it's a Legion called Dragonic Overlord "The X", of which his mate is Dragonic Overlord THE END. So it looks like the Meta will once more be facing DOTE in the future.

Oh, By the way- "Mate" count: 4 (Well I kept that under control at least)