Tuesday, 13 December 2016

JP COTD 13/12/2016: No degree needed



 In order of appearance this time.


Full Sack Squirrel 

[AUTO](VC/RC):Success20000
[CONT](VC/RC):If this unit is successful, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
[AUTO]:When this unit intercepts during the battle that your vanguard was attacked, this unit gets [Shield]+5000 until end of that battle.

Magnifier Chow Chow

[AUTO](RC) 1/Turn:[Soul Blast (1)] When your successful rear-guard is put into the drop zone from (RC), you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.


Immediately it is easy to know these cards will not be seeing play outside of the set's booster draft. Which to be fair they will be ideal for given neither is locked behind GenBreak in anyway.
But their power values alone will result in them being excluded from any properly constructed deck.
Full Sack is an ever so slight "upgrade" of the special intercepts that you'd find in older Trial Decks.

Chow Chow to be fair isn't outright awful but it's power being only 5000 means the only place you'll want it to be in play, if at all, is behind Vanguard, it's a potential to then gain an additional card at end of turn atop whatever you're already getting, but it isn't worth the slot in a deck that is tight with it's Grade 1's already. If this card's power was 7000 it might be more enticing but what it is, is essentially Great Nature's version of a Calamity Tower,Wyvern type card except for having a differing activation trigger which in turns make it reusable.

Full Sack is certainly full of something I'm not saying, but Chow Chow may be used as a tech choice of a player here and there, it would leave me questioning their deck decisions slightly but it is atleast the useful of the two cards revealed today- I realise that's not saying much.

It's stream day in Japan so they may be a few more cards to to be revealed today, and on that note, here's what I want to know; Where's the new Great Nature stand trigger? We've seen OTT's, it was frankly meh. We've seen DP's and that was incredible. Will GN's be on the high bar, the low bar, or somewhere in-between?

Hopefully we speak later.