Cardfight #112: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, Rear-guards!

Cardfight #112 sees us pit Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force deck against Brian’s Gurguit Gold Paladin deck.

Click here if you want to check out what’s in the Gurguit deck!

First Vanguard:-
Kelpie Rider, Mitros

Triggers:-
4 Kelpie RIder, Petros (Critical)
4 Officer Cadet, Alekbors (Stand)
4 Dolphin Soldier of Leaping Windy Seas (Stand)
4 Blue Wave Engineer, Refit Sailor (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Battle Siren, Melania
4 Dragon Rider, Dinos
3 Kelpie Rider, Nikki
4 Battle Siren, Phaidra (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
2 Magnum Assault
4 Battle Siren, Adelaide
4 Battle Siren, Shipra
2 Battle Siren, Janka

Grade 3s:-
4 Champion of Storms, Thavas
4 One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas

Strides and G-Guardians:-
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros
1 Storm of Lament, Wailing Thavas
2 Marine General of Wave Honor, Alexandros
1 Blue Swirl Marshal Dragon, Last Twister Dragon
1 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
2 Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas
2 Blue Wave Armor General, Galfillia (G-Guardian)
1 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Flotia (G-Guardian)
1 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes (G-Guardian)
1 Blue Storm Deterrence Dragon, Ice Barrier Dragon (G-Guardian)

As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know here, or on our Discord server, which you can find the link here. If you 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. If you like what you see here and want to support us directly, you can do so over at our Patreon.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

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Cardfight #112: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile

Cardfight #91: Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, Rear-guards!

Cardfight #91 sees us pit Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force deck against ZaCaptain’s Victor Nova Grappler deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Maelstrom deck profile, we have it in this post.

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

As we announced in the previous deck profile, we will not be linking our cards back to the Wiki, and there may not be any notes on some of our future deck profiles, due to a multitude of reasons.

We hope you guys will let us know if these changes work for you or if you want it back to how we have always done them. We would like to hear your feedback on this. In the meantime, we also hope that you would continue reading and learning from all the deck profiles we have done and posted here on our blog.

Thanks, guys. 🙂

First Vanguard:-
Blue Storm Cadet, Marios

Triggers:-
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Despina (Critical)
4 Keen Eyed Seahorse Soldier (Stand)
4 Sea Otter Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet (Draw)
4 Medical Officer of the Blue Storm Fleet (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Theta
2 Blue Storm Soldier, Tempest Blader
2 Blue Storm Marine General, Hermes
2 Mako Shark Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet
1 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Electra (Sentinel-PG)
1 Emerald Shield, Pascal (Sentinel-PG)
2 Blue Storm Shield, Homerus (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Gregorios
4 Blue Storm Soldier, Rascal Sweeper
3 Blue Storm Marine General, Spyros

Grade 3s:-
3 Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom (Break Ride)
1 Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom
2 Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom
2 Blue Storm Karma Dragon, Maelstrom “Яeverse”

Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Blue Storm Helical Dragon, Disaster Maelstrom
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros
4 Blue Storm Marshal Dragon, Admiral Maelstrom
1 Storm of Lament, Wailing Thavas
1 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
2 Blue Storm Deterrence Dragon, Ice Barrier Dragon (G-Guardian)
2 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Flotia (G-Guardian)

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

Cardfight #91: Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force Deck Profile

Cardfight #73: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #73 sees us pit Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force deck against ZaCaptain’s Celestial Angel Feather deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Thavas deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Celestial 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
Kelpie Rider, Mitros

Triggers:-
4 Kelpie Rider, Petros (Critical)
4 Dolphin Soldier of Leaping Windy Seas (Stand)
4 Officer Cadet, Alekbors (Stand)
4 Battle Siren, Carolina (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Battle Siren, Melania
4 Battle Siren, Stacia
3 Kelpie Rider, Nikki
4 Battle Siren, Phaidra (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Battle Siren, Adelaide
4 Battle Siren, Janka
2 Kelpie Rider, Nikitas
2 Magnum Assault

Grade 3s:-
4 Marine General of Twin Bullets, Cretas
4 One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas

Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros
4 Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas
2 Storm of Lament, Wailing Thavas
2 Blue Storm Deterrence Dragon, Ice Barrier Dragon (G-Guardian)
2 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Flotia (G-Guardian_

Notes:-

  • This is the very Thavas deck featured in the fight against Maiden Of, with cards swapped out in order to maximize the Wave keyword. Some cards that are considered staples still stay in the deck, such as Magnum Assault, Battle Siren, Stacia and so on. In short, this deck is very flexible in that it allows you to play with the Wave mechanic while still maintaining what made a Thavas deck good in the beginning.
  • Battle Siren, Janka is the main reason why this deck is as maximized with as many cards with the Wave ability as possible. Her attack gets higher the more cards you have on the field, Vanguard included, with the Wave ability.
  • Kelpie Rider, Nikitas plays back to when Aqua Force first came out, with the ability to swap positions with another rear-guard. His other skill of getting 2000 Power allows him to hit the Vanguard for a 5000 Shield guard, and it doesn’t even have a GB restriction to it.
  • As you have seen, the Thavas deck also plays to retiring your opponent’s rear-guards and, with the addition of Wailing Thavas, it makes sure that your opponent will not have anything on the field at the end of your turn (unless they all have Resist). Because his skills deal with how many times your rear-guards have attacked this turn (restanding and attacking again still counts as only 1 unit that attacked), having cards that either swap positions or attack from the back row will help you maximize his retiring power. Not only that, his other skill adds 5000 Power for each rear-guard that has attacked, forcing more and more cards out of your opponent’s hand that is not a Perfect Guard.
  • Dolphin Soldier of Leaping Windy Seas is a great, if not the best alternative to Officer Cadet, Alekbors in that it not only helps you rack up the number of Waves during your turn, it can also hit your opponent’s vanguard at 11000 Power with its skill, in addition to adding one more card to your hand and refreshing your stand triggers in your deck.

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

Cardfight #73: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile

Booster Pack: G Booster Set 9: Divine Dragon Caper (VG-G-BT09)

Hey, fighters!

We’re back again with another “Booster Pack” blog post. These blog posts are the supplementary blog posts for our unboxing videos of Cardfight!! Vanguard sets.(BT, EB, CB, TB, CHB and what not-B).

This post will cover every RR and above card we missed out on in our unboxing video for the G-BT09: Divine Dragon Caper. You can check the video above to see what we opened up in our box of G-BT09.

Just to update in terms of the discussions. While we would like to try our best in replicating the video experience on this blog, we found that we are not able to consistently deliver on the discussions part of this blog that this Booster Pack has.

Rather than try and deliver what could potentially be sub-par commentary about the clan and deck builds the release has to offer, we find that it will be best that we drop the discussions part entirely until we are able to ensure they are up to our standards and deliver quality commentary as consistently as we want them to be.

With that said, let’s continue.

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Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VMAX”
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 3 Thunderstrike 5 (This ability is active when your opponent’s bind zone has five or more cards):[Counter Blast (2)] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, if your opponent has no rear-guards, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent’s vanguards, and deal one damage.

[CONT](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, choose one of your opponent’s (RC) for each face up card with “Vanquisher” in its card name in your G zone, and this unit battles both the vanguard and the units on the chosen (RC) in one attack.

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Holy Seraph, Altiel
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[ACT](VC) Generation Break 3:[Counter Blast (1)] All of the units in your front row get [Power]+2000 until end of turn.

Rescue-[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1) & Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to the same number of cards from your damage zone as the number of face up cards named “Holy Seraph, Altiel” in your G zone, heal them, choose one of your vanguards, and deal one damage for each card healed with this effect. (Perform a damage check. Triggers will also activate)

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Dragdriver, Luard
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[AUTO](VC) Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):[Soul Blast (1) & Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to the same number of grade 1 cards as the number of face up cards named “Dragdriver, Luard” in your G zone, call them to separate (RC), shuffle your deck, and those units get [Power]+1000 for each grade 1 card in your drop zone until end of turn.

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Dragwizard, Morfessa

[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1 Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):When this unit attacks a vanguard, until end of that battle, this unit gets [Power]+5000, and “[AUTO](RC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit’s attack hits, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one grade 1 card, call it to (RC), and shuffle your deck.”.

[CONT](Drop Zone) Generation Break 1:This card gets grade-1.

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True Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant “Zillion”
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose a face down card named “True Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant “Zillion”” from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a heart card with “Descendant” in its card name, until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn]:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (2) & Choose three cards from your hand, and discard them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, if the attack did not hit, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] this unit, and it gets drive -1 until end of turn.”.

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Great Hero, Rising Supernova
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[AUTO](VC):[Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to the same number of your rear-guards as the number of face up cards named “Great Hero, Rising Supernova” in your G zone, they become charging, and if the number of your rear-guards that are charging is four or more, all of your units get [Power]+10000 until end of turn. (Units without charge can also become charging)

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Metapulsar, Split Pegasus
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[CONT](G Zone):During your turn, if this card is face up, all of the <Zodiac Time Beast> units in your front row get [Power]+1000.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a <Zodiac Time Beast> heart card, choose one of your grade 1 or greater rear-guards, return it to your deck, search your deck for up to two <Zodiac Time Beast> with grade -1 than that card, call them to separate (RC), and shuffle your deck.

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Dark Dragon, Plotmaker Dragon
[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters’ vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn’s Guard Step-[Choose a card with “Heal” from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.

[CONT](GC) Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):This unit gets [Shield]+10000.

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Dragsaver, Esras
[CONT]:Sentinel

[AUTO]:[Choose a card from your hand, and discard it] When this unit is placed on (GC) from hand, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one of your vanguards that is being attacked, and that unit cannot be hit until end of that battle.

[ACT](Drop Zone) Generation Break 1 Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):[Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it & Choose one other card named “Dragsaver, Esras” from your drop zone, and put it on the bottom of your deck] Return this card to your hand.

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Wyvern Defender, Guld
[CONT]:Sentinel

[AUTO]:[Choose a card from your hand, and discard it] When this unit is placed on (GC) from hand, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one of your vanguards that is being attacked, and that unit cannot be hit until end of that battle.

[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1 Thunderstrike 2 (This ability is active when your opponent’s bind zone has two or more cards):[Soul Blast (1) & Choose one of your other rear-guards, and retire it] At the end of the battle that this unit boosted a unit with the thunderstrike ability, you may pay the cost. If you do, return this card to your hand, your opponent chooses one of his or her rear-guards, and retires it.

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Juggernaut Maximum Maximum
[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters’ vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn’s Guard Step-[Choose a card with “Heal” from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.

[AUTO]:When this unit is placed on (GC), choose one of your grade 2 or less rear-guards, and you may have that unit get [Power]+10000 until end of turn. If you do, this unit gets [Shield]+10000 until end of that battle, and at the end of that turn, put that rear-guard on the bottom of your deck.

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Pulsar Tamer, Lugal-Ure
[AUTO](RC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, if you have a <Zodiac Time Beast> vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.

Time Leap-[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1:[Soul Blast (1)] When your drive check reveals a grade 3 <Zodiac Time Beast>, you may pay the cost. If you do, time leap this unit. (Bind it, call a grade +1 card from your deck, and shuffle your deck. At the end of the turn, put the called unit on the bottom of your deck, and call the bound card)

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Blue Storm Barrier Dragon, Ice Barrier Dragon
[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters’ vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn’s Guard Step-[Choose a card with “Heal” from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.

[AUTO] Wave-1st or 4th time or more (This ability is active during the specified battles of each turn):When this unit is placed on (GC), this unit gets [Shield]+10000

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Battle Siren, Janka
(Actual card scan/Japanese sample was not available, as of this post)
[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1 Wave-3rd time or more (This ability is active during the specified battles of each turn):[Soul Blast (1)] When this unit attacks a vanguard, if you have a vanguard with “Thavas” in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, for each of your other units with the wave ability, this unit gets [Power]+4000 until end of that battle.

As we have mentioned in the video, we will update again in regards to the other 4 reprinted cards this set is releasing. We’ve opened a second box from the same carton and got another reprinted card. While it may seem as it may be one of the 5 reprinted cards in each box, we cannot confirm as of this moment.

Here are the other reprinted cards.

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Revenger, Raging Form Dragon
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4:[Choose three of your rear-guards with “Revenger” in its card name, and retire them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one card named “Revenger, Raging Form Dragon” from your hand, ride it as [Stand], and choose your vanguard, and that unit gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn.

[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit attacks, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of that battle.

[CONT](VC/RC):Lord

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Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VOLTAGE”
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose a face down card named “Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VOLTAGE”” from your G zone, and turn it face up] Until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC):When this unit’s attack hits a vanguard, your opponent chooses one of his or her rear-guards, retires it, and you choose up to two cards from your opponent’s drop zone, and bind them face up.” and “[CONT](VC) Generation Break 3:During your turn, all of the units in your front row get [Power]+3000 for each card in your opponent’s bind zone.”.

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Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas
[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose a face down card named “Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas” from your G zone, and turn it face up] Choose up to one of your rear-guards, until end of turn, it gets [Power]+5000 and “[CONT](RC):This unit can attack from the back row.”, and until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 3 Wave-4th time only (This ability is active during the specified battles of each turn):When your unit attacks a vanguard, choose three of your opponent’s rear-guards, your opponent chooses one rear-guard from among them, and retires it.”.

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Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 5:[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, until end of that battle, this unit gets [Power]+5000, and your opponent cannot call grade 1 or greater units to (GC) from his or her hand.

[CONT](VC):If you have a card named “Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom” in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.

[CONT](VC/RC):Lord

 –

That ends the “Booster Pack” for G-BT09. 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

Booster Pack: G Booster Set 9: Divine Dragon Caper (VG-G-BT09)

Cardfight #63: Dempster’s Blue Storm Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #63 sees us pit Dempster’s Blue Storm Aqua Force deck against our friend’s Witch Shadow Paladin deck, played by ZaCaptain. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Blue Storm deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Witch 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
Officer Cadet, Erikk

Triggers:-
4 Blue Storm Battleship, “Wadatsumi” (Critical)
4 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Doris (Stand)
4 Sea Otter Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet (Draw)
4 Medical Officer of the Blue Storm Fleet (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Battle Siren, Cloris
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Hermes
2 Kelpie Rider, Nikki
1 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Electra (Sentinel)
2 Blue Storm Shield, Homerus (Sentinel)
1 Blue Storm Guardian Dragon, Icefall Dragon (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Ianis
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Milos
3 Blue Storm Marine General, Starless

Grade 3s:-
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Michael
2 Blue Storm Marine General, Sebastian
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Zaharias

Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Christos
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros
2 Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon
4 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Flotia (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • Officer Cadet, Erikk is the better First Vanguard to go with for this build instead of Blue Storm Cadet, Anos. The reason being that you would need to fish out grade 3s as soon as possible to do the following things, but not limited to: riding, striding and cost for Perfect Guards.
  • If you are unable to call out rear guards to rack up Waves consistently, Blue Storm Battle Princess, Doris is a good alternative to that. She’s the legion version of Officer Cadet, Alekbors and does not have a Generation Break limitation.
  • Battle Siren, Cloris was added to the deck for the sole purpose of betting on the chance of binding your Perfect Guard so that you can use it to bypass any guard restrictions. This is the main reason why I play Blue Storm Battle Princess, Electra and Blue Storm Shield, Homerus as their skills do not specify activating when it appears on the Guardian Circle from hand. Blue Storm Guardian Dragon, Icefall Dragon is there so that I can perform Legion at a much faster rate.
  • Because though this deck focuses on Legion and not Stride, I only play 2 Kelpie Rider, Nikki in order to increase the chance of Striding.
  • Both Milos and Starless help to rack up the number of Waves, while Ianis provides a pressure of drawing a card when the attack hits from the 3rd Wave onwards. As you can see, there is simply no place to play Gregorios (and also because I ran out of him lol).
  • As mentioned in the video, Blue Storm Wave Dragon, Tetra-burst Dragon (and Rolling Ripple, Miltiadis for obvious reasons) is the only Legion-specific grade 3 not to be played in this deck because his skill contradicts with the main purpose of this deck, which is to restand units as much as possible. The main star of this deck is Blue Storm Marine General, Zaharias, as his skill is heavily dependent on persona checking, but a great skill nonetheless in case you’re unable to check Stand triggers.

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

Cardfight #63: Dempster’s Blue Storm Aqua Force Deck Profile

Cardfight #49: Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #49 sees us pit Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force deck against Leon’s Ezel Gold Paladin deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Maelstrom deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Ezel 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
Blue Storm Cadet, Marios

Triggers:-
4 Blue Storm Battleship, “Wadatsumi” (Critical)
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Despina (Critical)
4 Sea Otter Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet (Draw)
4 Medical Officer of the Blue Storm Fleet (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Theta
2 Blue Storm Marine General, Hermes
2 Blue Storm Soldier, Tempest Blader
2 Mako Shark Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet
2 Blue Storm Battle Princess, Electra (Sentinel)
2 Blue Storm Shield, Homerus (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Blue Storm Marine General, Gregorios
3 Blue Storm Marine General, Spyros
4 Blue Storm Soldier, Rascal Sweeper

Grade 3s:-
Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom (Break Ride)
Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom
2 Blue Storm Karma Dragon, Maelstrom “Яeverse”
2 Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 Air Element, Sebreeze
4 Blue Storm Marshal Dragon, Admiral Maelstrom
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Christos
1 Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon
2 Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Flotia
1 Dark Element, Dizmel
1 Metal Element, Scryew

Notes:-

  • This deck focuses on fast beatdown without giving your opponent a chance to breathe, as well as having both on hit and on miss pressures, similar to what would happen to them if they were to plunge to the bottom of the sea without any oxygen tanks. This is also the reason why this deck doesn’t play any stands, as by the time I hit the 4th wave, a lot of skills would have kicked in.
  • Draw triggers are very important to this deck because your extra drawing ability only comes from Maelstrom. Given the fact that it’s all pressure-based, relying on just that for a good hand isn’t always the best thing.
  • Theta is a great addition to the deck from G-CB02 as on 2nd wave, she easily hits 12k. It may not seem much at first, but considering this deck focuses on quick pokes, you can force more cards out of your opponent’s hand than you can imagine. Combine this with Rascal Sweeper, and you’ve got a column of death.
  • As this deck focuses a lot on Limit Break, it is paramount to have Mako Shark Soldier in your deck as a surefire way of catching your opponent off guard early game. However, as this deck is also very counterblast heavy, sometimes it’s better to reach 4 damage first and pull all of your combos. Adapting to the situation and figuring out what’s the best course of action is important when playing this deck.
  • The reason why I play Spyros and not Tidal Assault as the latter suffers from a power drop when he restands, which is the last thing I would want in a Maelstrom deck. With the card releases up till today, you would want to increase your waves AND manage to hit your opponent at the same time.
  • The break ride Maelstrom is another great addition as he gives your Vanguard a guaranteed draw, retire and guard restriction. The most feasible but extremely risky combo is to break ride to Glory Maelstrom when you’re at 5 damage, making your Vanguard a 26k powerhouse with complete guard restriction at the 4th wave or more. Remember when I said earlier that I don’t play stands? THIS is the reason why.
  • Admiral Maelstrom is a good card that has extremely good on hit pressure, but his reign ends there. Considering how late it’ll be when you stride to him, your opponent would have enough to guard against his attack, and in order to fully utilize his retiring skill, you’ll have to stride to him again later. If you ask me, the GR is a lie.
  • Christos is not, I repeat, NOT a good stride to use with the Maelstrom deck. So why do I still play him? First of all, it’s so that I can showcase him in the video. Secondly, he provides a secondary alternative for my field. Since (again) I don’t play stands in this deck, all triggers can be pumped to the side, and especially since Spyros’ skill can kick in on the 2nd wave, restanding him for a potential on-hit pressure on the 3rd wave makes him stand out in this deck, pun not intended.
  • Aristotle is like a staple in all my Aqua Force decks thanks to his 3rd wave retiring ability, especially if you feel that you need to wipe out something on your opponent’s field you’re normally not able to. But of course, make sure you have enough counterblasts to pay for his skill.
  • Dizmel was thrown in as a last minute attempt to make up for me not finding my second copy of Scryew (lol), but he does have a use in that if your opponent is trying to target any of your important units, he makes sure your opponent doesn’t touch it.

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

Cardfight #49: Dempster’s Maelstrom Aqua Force Deck Profile

Cardfight #38: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

As I have mentioned before, we will now be bringing you the deck profiles of future cardfights we are releasing on the channel. Chances are you have been brought here from the YouTube page, but if you came from elsewhere, you can find the video above to that fight.

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.

With that said, here’s Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force deck from this fight.

First Vanguard
Kelpie Rider, Mitros

Triggers:-
4 Kelpie Rider, Petros (Critical)
4 Officer Cadet, Alekbors (Stand)
4 Rainbow Sniper (Draw)
4 Battle Siren, Carolina (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
3 Kelpie Rider, Nikki
4 Battle Siren, Stacia
2 Battle Siren, Melania
4 Battle Siren, Phaidra (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Magnum Assault
4 Battle Siren, Adelaide
2 Tear Knight, Timos
2 Saberflow Sailor

Grade 3s:-
4 Jockey of the Great Sea, Skyros
4 One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas

Grade 4s:-
2 Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle
4 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros

Notes:-
– I switched out Officer Cadet, Andrey for Mitros because while Andrey gives a rear guard the ability to restand, he is most useful only when my vanguard is Lambros, which delays him an additional turn and risk getting retired. Mitros, on the other hand, ensures that you can hit the 4th wave without spending too many cards in your hand. It also guarantees that the Thavas Mitros calls out can be used for striding or as a cost for Perfect Guard.
– I did not use Ocean Keeper, Plato as my perfect guard because he can only protect the vanguard, which, in the case of my build, is not necessary. There can and will be times where I am forced to protect my rear guards at all costs, and Phaidra helps that out pretty well.
– From the previous matchup, I swapped out 2 Saberflow Sailors for Timos as he provides an additional pressure of retiring my opponent’s rear guards if his attack hits the vanguard.
– Melania is a welcome addition to the deck because not only can she boost any grade 2 other than Saberflow Sailor for a 10k guard, she can also become a 12k attacker with the cost of 1 counterblast and STILL lets you draw if you need to.
– You can stick to either Skyros or swap out to Strikehead Dragon for the sub ace grade 3, but in my case, Skyros can help me filter out Thavas if I don’t have him the first time round. Plus, if I’m stuck with Skyros for a while, his GB1 resist skill helps a lot for my front row units as well.
– My deck now mostly focuses on retiring units, as seen with the addition of Timos and even Aristotle (which is usually my preferred choice for the first stride). However, this build can still hit up to a maximum of 8 waves and they all hit hard like a ship on a cliffside.

That is all for this deck. If you would like to see Thavas’s opponent in Cardfight #38, which is Josephine’s Maiden of Deck, click here.

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

Cardfight #38: Dempster’s Thavas Aqua Force Deck Profile