Monday, 15 December 2014

Card of the Week (W/C: 15th December): Light Source Seeker, Alfred Exiv

[ACT](VC)Legion 20000 "Blaster Blade" or "Blaster Blade Seeker"(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)
[CONT](VC):During your turn, if this card is Legion, this card gets [Power]+1000 for each of your other units with "Seeker" in its card name. Then, if the number of rear-guards you have is five or greater, this unit gets [Critical]+1.
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (2)-card with "Seeker" in its card name] Search your deck for up to one card with "Seeker" in its card name, call it to (RC), and shuffle your deck.

Ok, so you're building your Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon deck because of that "Does not re stand, do not want!" mentality you've picked up from the Japanese meta players, so of course you want to build the notorious deck that topped in Japan,  Saver Abyss. But here's the thing, do you REALLY want to build the deck or are you just doing it to copy someone else?

Here's my case in point, we have options for the Sing Saver deck that Japan didn't have during the decks reign. And the deck is still popular In Japan, even now with G Support now being available, it remains a favorable choice for the Japanese player base. Yes they're running Altomile and Soul Saver as their back-up grade 3's. A) We don't have the former, B) I STRONGLY Disagree with the latter.

Here's my suggestion, you want to build a Sing Saver Deck? then use Alfred as your Alternative Grade 3, and potential first ride.

Alfred uses the same mate as Sing Saver Skill allows which allows for more support options in the deck's Grade 2 line-up than if you had to fit 2 separate mates. Additionally Alfred's skill means that your legion can be hitting anything from 21000-33000 and with 5 rearguards in play he also gets an additional critical, creating additional pressure.

In the Saver Aybss build, while you can almost be certain of getting to ride "Abyss" you aren't guaranteed to get off it's skill and it's even a one-shot skill that either works, or fails, and after that? Vanilla! No additional Pressure until you hit Sing Saver. Congratulations, You just done goofed. Due to Seekers often being Sub-Clan specific you have no Synergy with Abyss (Although that's what the Blaster Support is for.)

Now this week I'm going to try and simulate 100 OR MORE games of Sing Saver Vs. Sing Saver, however, one build will be the Blaster build, (from the Japanese meta) the other will be an Alfred Build. Other than the Blaster Support in stead of pure Seekers in the Abyss build, I will build both decks the same. Trigger Line up I will use for testing will be 12 Critical and 4 heal for each side. However I shall also have strict rules in place to factor for chance and reduce the number of sack wins. There will be those that disagree with me using the V*Mundi Gauntlet Method, of testing, but on this occasion, I'm going for it.

So yes, my card of the week is Light Source Seeker, Alfred Exiv, and by the end of this week I intend to have proven that Alfred Saver is better than Abyss Saver.