Thursday, 22 December 2016

12/22/2016 COTD: Stride Sister

This will be the last COTD segment for this week as there will be no cards on Friday due to a special occasion over in Japan, with that note made on to the cards.

Excite Battle Sister, Miroir

[ACT](VC) [1/Turn]:[Choose a face down card with "Battle Sister" in its card name from your G zone, and turn it face up] if you have a heart card with "Battle Sister" in its card name, until end of turn, this unit gets "[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When your unit with "Battle Sister" in its card name attack hits, you may pay the cost. if you do, draw a card.", and "[CONT](VC) Generation Break 3 Oracle:All of your units in the front row with "Battle Sister" in its card name get [Power]+1000 for every card in your hand.".

Oh dear, we're back to Oracle which has so far disappointed all too frequently and proven to be the dud of the set.

Here we have a classic case of Bushiroad having a potentially good card, and ruining it...
Usable as a first Stride, but don't. This card holds no major value until GenBreak3(2) where each of your front unit gain 1000 power for each card in your hand, I'm surprised Oracle Think Tank didn't have this already.

Sadly we have an issue, you'll notice I skipped past a section of this card.
You see that CounterBlast 1? I know on-hit draw one is being given to every Battle Sister but don't restrict each of them to needing a CB1 for the draw, many of them have that on them already so the on-hit draw this skill granted should have been FREE. You can put the CB1 on this card but it should have been placed alongside the initial activation not built into the pressure skill, which isn't even all that much pressure.

Battle Sister, Lusk

[AUTO](RC):[Soul Blast (1)-"Battle Sister"] When this unit attacks, if you have a vanguard with "Battle Sister" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.


What reason would I even have to run this?
Battle Sisters already have a Grade 1 Archtype Booster so why does this exist.

The only card that matters here is the stride and it could have been appealing, it could have been something that Battle Sisters could have benefited from but the placement of that counter blast killed any real potential for the card.

Once again and not a surprise at all any more...


This clan's lack of value alone kills any EV for boxes so my advice is singles.
You heard right, Oracle has tanked so hard they have killed the sets Box EV, and we don't even have values for all the cards yet.