Cardfight #59 sees us pit Ben’s Nightrose Granblue deck against Brian’s Gurguit Gold Paladin deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Nightrose deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Gurguit deck, click here.
Take note that this build is one that is used for this cardfight. Changes may have been already made at this point in time by the owner. You are welcome to learn from this deck profile, if you are looking to build one, but we highly encourage you to build yours to fit you.
Peter the Ghostie
1 Undying Departed, Grenache
Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose
4 Tempest-calling Pirate King, Gouache
1 Ghostie Great King, Obadiah
1 Pirate King of the Abyss, Blueheart
1 Air Element, Sebreeze
2 Eclipse Dragonhulk, Deep Corpse Dragon (G-Guardian)
2 Great Witch Doctor of Banquets, Negrolily (G-Guardian)
1 Metal Element, Scryew (G-Guardian)
- Gouache, the new G Unit Granblue has gotten from GBT08, is a flexible boss for primarily filling the midgame niche while still performing decently in the late game. Functioning very similarly to another Granblue G Unit known as Loved by the Seven Seas, Nightmist, albeit more heavy in cost, Gouache offers the same utility as Nightmist but with more benefits (rear-guards revived via Goauche’s gain power and units without the Hollow mechanic aren’t retired at the end of turn).
- Gouache’s Soulblast cost (or in general) can be considered an upside as its still filling your toolkit. Just don’t go overboard and completely empty your soul.
- Like Gouache, Bale the Ghostie is another welcome addition. Due to the timing for Bale’s Countercharge, he gives you the option for resource-heavy plays even when you don’t have much face-up damage. He also has very good interaction with Negrolily.
- King Serpent is an amazing tech in the deck. It is an overall costless +1 by Nightrose’s on-stride skill while simultaneously supplying soul for Negrolazy and Gouache, alongside Rough Seas Banshee and Rampage Shade. The mediocre base power is no problem as it is mitigated by, again, Nightrose’s on-stride skill.
- While it may seem strange to run Grenache in the main deck rather than the First Vanguard, tutoring him via Obadiah is one of the more efficient methods of sending him to the drop zone. That is unless you call a new unit over Grenache, immediately activate Hollow upon calling him or use Negrobone’s skill.
- With the addition of the new G-Guardian, Negrolily, Nightrose now has more opportunities to activate her GB2 on the opponent’s turn, as eliminating Granblue’s rearguards directly during the late game is rare.
- Pirate King, Nightrose is still the deck’s main finisher. Her steep counterblast cost is understandably off-putting, but her interactions with the rear-guards make up for her shortcomings. Grenache is able to refresh your resources after that so that you don’t run out of steam.
- It is not difficult to deck out with Nightrose, so it is recommended not to mill and draw en-masse mindlessly.
- Overall with the new toys that Granblue has gotten, the deck runs more flexibly. Nightrose has more options for strides and strategies, as well as utilising key units she previously couldn’t use properly without burning tons of resources like Cannoneer. While Nightrose isn’t a straightforward deck and requires practice, the returns are rewarding for both practicality and fun.
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