Cardfight #74: Dempster’s Raindear Bermuda Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #74 sees us pit Dempster’s Raindear Bermuda Triangle deck against ZaCaptain’s Detonix Narukami deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Raindear deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Detonix 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.

First Vanguard
Colorful Smiling, Fratte

Triggers:-
4 Impact Punch, Michiru (Critical)
4 Dreamer Dreamer, Kruk (Stand)
2 Heartful Ale, Fundy (Draw)
2 Voice of Fate, Kasumi (Draw)
4 Sweet Temptation, Riko (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Dash Sisters, Rabel
2 New Song Announcement, Alti
3 Piping Hot, Suifa
4 Miracle Twintail, Wyz (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Inspect Sisters, Robel
4 Shyness Laguna, Lapla

Grade 3s:-
4 Peaceful Voice, Raindear
2 Skillful Performer, Minori
2 Splash Daughter, Rachel
4 Velvet Voice, Raindear

Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Flying Mermaid, Frederica
4 Celebrate Voice, Lauris
4 School Etoile, Olyvia
2 Lucky Rise, Elprina
2 Hand in Hand, Leona (G-Guardian)
2 Sailor’s Medley, Nasha (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • Building a Raindear build in the past was a nightmare. There weren’t enough viable cards that could work with her and her skill was nothing more than a gimmick. With the new supports from G-CB03, though, it is now possible to build a Raindear deck with all her supports in play.
  • A Raindear build centers around doing stuff when you drive check a Grade 3, similar to the Dimensional Robos. As such, in order to fully utilize her potential, you will need to maximise the number of Grade 3s you have as much as possible. In my current deck, I run a total of 12 Grade 3s.
  • In addition to the 12 Grade 3s, there a total of 8 cards (4 Grade 1s, 4 Grade 2s) that will become a Grade 3 in the trigger zone – Dash Sisters, Rabel and Inspect Sisters, Robel. They have their own respective skills when you drive check a Grade 3 as well, sending themselves back to the deck in order to increase your hand size or refresh your damage zone, ready for a second round of Grade 3 checking.
  • Piping Hot, Suifa is a good independent attacker as she instantly becomes an 11000 Power attacker when you activate her skill from the back row. Make sure you check a Grade 3 and that the rear-guard circle in front of her is empty, so that you can get yourself an extra attack. Not only that, she also makes any Velvet Voice, Raindear in front of her an 11000 Power as well.
  • Peaceful Voice, Raindear is a huge step up from Velvet Voice, Raindear for a number of reasons. The first being that she has a base power of 11000 Power, letting her sustain better on the field without the need of throwing an extra card to guard. Secondly, her rear-guard skill activates at the end of the battle that you drive check a Raindear, moving her to the Vanguard circle if she’s in Stand. In other words, you get a pseudo-restanding Vanguard, with the chance of doing an additional drive check with her Vanguard skill if you drive check a Grade 3.
  • For this deck, it is perfectly fine for you to draw triggers, because you would want to keep the number of Grade 3s in your deck as much as possible. Use the triggers you drew to help you guard, and keep the grade 3 game high.
  • Even though this build is bound by the trial deck rule and thus only plays 2 G units, you’ll quickly realise that Raindear does not work with strides very well as most useful skills exist on the Vanguard circle. It would be wiser to use Peaceful Voice, Raindear’s Vanguard skill to gain an additional drive check, albeit with the cost of one card from your hand into the soul.
  • This deck ultimately tests your luck and how much you believe in your deck, as RNG is really high. There will be times you won’t be able to drive check any Grade 3s at all, but that is all just part and parcel of Vanguard, so don’t give up and keep on pushing through.

As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know. If you like this and would like to see more Vanguard content that we have come up with, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us here on our blog. You can keep up to date on all of our releases on Twitter@CrossboneVGs, and on our Facebook page. You can also support us over at Patreon, where we have some awesome perks available for you guys.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

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Cardfight #74: Dempster’s Raindear Bermuda Deck Profile

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