Back again today with Dempster’s Aqua Force Deck build from the fight we featured against Josephine’s Angel Feather Gavrail deck! Again, this deck profile is requested by Youtube handle, James Liputra.
Not much left to be said here, so let’s go right ahead!
Blue Wave Dragon, Dagger Master Dracokid
Some points to take note:
- Just like any game of Vanguard, it starts with your First Vanguard. Dagger Master Dracokid is perhaps the most specific First vanguard ever produced. It was clearly meant to support Tetra-boil Dragon, given its ability to draw on 2nd Wave onwards, and to add 1 critical to your vanguard on 5th Wave or more. In a way, it serves as a clear reminder of how one plays Tetra-boil Dragon.
- Alternatively, its also useful for Blue Wave Dragon, Tetra-drive Dragon. Dagger Master Dracokid could easily replenish the cards lost from paying for Tetra-drive’s ability cost. As of the cardfight recording, Dempster did not have any Tetra-drive Dragons. Cobalt Neon Dragon and Titan of the Trench Patrol helped out in their own way, being able to hit a vanguard to force a guard and superior calling a unit from the deck to increase the number of Waves, respectively. But because of what’s in the rest of the deck, the namesake of “Blue Wave” became a much bigger factor than their abilities combined.
- It’s easy to see why this deck plays 8 criticals and no stands. Unless the draw luck is not on your side, hitting Wave 3 is an easy thing to achieve.
- As was pointed out in the comments, there is a common misconception in regards to Foivos’s skill. Those who know Aqua Force well enough have been conditioned to know that rear guard units that restand on their own have their power change after it has restood. Foivos, on the other hand, gets his power once you pay his cost. So he’s essentially an 11k attacker that will restand after he is done attacking the first round. Granted that you have a “Blue Wave” vanguard, but the notes mentioned previously have addressed that. Still, it is something to keep a note of for when you play Foivos
- On a side note, unlike Magnum Assault, Foivos is not restricted by Generation Break. So long as it is the 3rd Wave and you have a “Blue Wave” vanguard, he will gain his extra power and restand. it encourages an early rush game, and whether it fits your style or not, you’ll find it as something you will want to use at any opportunity.
- For strides, if you don’t have access to Aristotle, any other stride like Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros and Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas are good substitutes. Aristotle serves as the situational foil of Tidal Bore Dragon. What I mean by that is that when it comes to choice on your first stride, you have the choice to stride to Tidal Bore for the hit threat and potential unit call, or to Aristotle to retire a rear guard that your opponent may find crucial to have on the field. Both are answers to different situations and it’s always good to have them with the simplest of means.
- Counterblasts may get heavy, so Plato and Wavehunt Sailor’s countercharge abilities come in handy to pay off. The odd Paschal in the deck allows PG protection for a rear guard.
And that is all there is to this deck. Once again, This is just how Dempster has built his deck to his own liking. Everyone has different ways to build it, so build it as how you like it to be built. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let Dempster, Leon or myself know.
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