Cardfight #73 sees us pit ZaCaptain’s Celestial Angel Feather deck against Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Celestial deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Thavas 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.
Puncture Celestial, Gadriel
Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Holy Celestial, Anafiel
2 Holy Celestial, Mikhael
2 Holy Seraph, Raphael
2 Holy Seraph, Zachariel
4 Black Seraph, Gavrail
2 Holy Seraph, Suriel (G-Guardian)
2 Holy Seraph, Oriphiel (G-Guardian)
- The good thing about Celestials is that you can change your Grade 3s to any other Celestial and have the rest of the deck still work. The only thing it needs is a face-up copy of your current Vanguard for everything to work. That last part is both a blessing and a curse. While you are not bound behind any sort of Generation Break (save a unit or two), you still need that copy. Not being able to do so by any means and gaining the benefits from any unit’s abilities, additional or otherwise, could spell your end.
- Azbeel may be a Celestial critical, but if you are not playing Accident Celestial, Batarel or any other Legion unit, you will want to avoid using Azbeel’s skill. It forces you to drop the remainder of the top 3 cards, and if they are all triggers, prepare to be demoralised. Not only that, your deck will thin out much more quickly, fast enough to force you to deck out. However, if you can control your use of Azbeel, you could potentially learn to filter your deck down, more so if you manage to find cards you want to check using skills like Machariel. Alternatively, if you prefer to, you can switch out Landing Pegasus for Surgery Angel, allowing you to return them back to the deck, alongside a Rescue check.
- When it comes to getting cards into the damage zone, Sariel is your best option. Emergency Pegasus can help place a copy of your current Vanguard, which also helps. Celestials are all about having a face-up copy of your Vanguard in the damage zone in order to activate most abilities, but should you be unable to place a copy in your damage zone, Anafiel can help with that, since her only requirement for her CONT and ACT skill is having a Celestial heart and sending a Celestial rear-guard to the damage zone face up respectively.
- On the subject of Anafiel, she really can rack up the power, as long as you come prepared. At least being able to get 6000 Power from her skill is enough to force your opponent to drop more guards, but you could potentially gain a +15000 Power to every single Celestial on the field, if you can set it up right. That’s the only payoff for that kind of power.
- Mikhael can be either 2 things, your first stride or your backup plan. Against destruction-style decks like Kagero, Narukami and Thavas Aqua Force, Mikhael can help you reinforce your field so that you can increase the number of attacks than you normally can. Celestials, and Angel Feather in general, have options to call units from their damage zone, so to think of it as an extra hand will widen your ideas of what you can do this turn.
- While Black Call, Nakir may be a better idea at times, Bahariya’s skill is just as good, as long as you get her in the damage zone. Being able to gain +2 Grade for striding, once again, widens your ideas of what you can do this turn since you don’t have to drop a Grade 3 in order to stride now. When you’re out of attackers, Bahariya can help make sure you keep the ones in your hand to fight one more battle that turn.
- Thanks to G-BT07, Celestials got their own version of Nurse of Broken Heart in Mel’ejal, and thanks to G-BT09, it’s much more able to combo her with Yophiel, for the increase in damage. As earlier mentioned, your Grade 3s can change and the deck will still be able to function without any sort of hitch. But in this build or other, Mel’ejal can bring the headache Angel Feather decks have had to the Celestials and, depending on whose turn it is, can bring a lot of pain to your opponent.
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Stand up, my Vanguard!