Cardfight #43: Dempster’s Hollow Granblue Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #43 sees us pit Dempster’s two decks, his Hollow Granblue and Magia Pale Moon decks, against each other. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Granblue profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in Dempster’s Magia Pale Moon 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
Undying Departed, Grenache

Triggers:-
4 Rough Seas Banshee (Critical)
4 Graham the Ghostie (Stand)
4 Gorgeous Shade (Draw)
4 Good Luck Charm Banshee (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Tommy the Ghostie Brothers
2 Greedy Mimic
1 Sea Strolling Banshee
2 Witch Doctor of the Powdered Bone, Negrobone
4 Freddy the Ghostie (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
2 Ruin Shade
3 Witch Doctor of the Rotten Sea, Negrorook
2 Skeleton Cannoneer
2 Witch Doctor of Languor, Negrolazy
3 Pirate Swordsman, Colombard

Grade 3s:-
4 Vampire Princess of Night Fog, Nightrose
2 Ghoul Dragon, Gast Dragon
2 Master Swordsman, Nightstorm

Grade 4s:-
4 Pirate King of Secret Schemes, Bandit Rum
2 Ghostie Great King, Obadiah
2 Mist Phantasm Pirate King, Nightrose

Notes:-

  • As Tommy the Ghostie Brothers is the only normal Ghostie unit in my deck, striding to Obadiah can be quite challenging. Assuming that you drop Tommy the Ghostie Brothers for striding, you can choose Sea Strolling Banshee (assuming she isn’t in your hand or damage zone by then), Negrolazy and Gast Dragon and send them to the drop zone. Any unit is okay, but make sure that you have at least 2 Hollow units sent to the drop zone this way in order to call Tommy the Ghostie Brothers to the back of Obadiah.
  • Greedy Mimic is a good choice for an early game rush game due to its ability to hit the Vanguard for 9k without any requirements. This becomes moot, however, when your opponent is grade 3 and above, so when that time comes, calling it as a booster works fine too.
  • Ruin Shade is a good early game miller (unit that sends the top card of the deck to the drop zone). Most of the time, you will not be guarding attacks until grade 3. The only drawback is saying goodbye to your triggers as they sink to the bottom of Davy Jones’ locker—I mean the drop zone.
  • I only play 1 Sea Strolling Banshee because I only ever need that one copy, but if by any chance she ends up in the damage zone, hand or soul, Skeleton Cannoneer is a good alternative to drawing cards due to his Hollow skill bonus. However, you have to Counterblast 1 first in order to do that. Unless you have Grenache ready in your drop zone, be careful not to spam his skill too much.
  • Since Nightrose is the ace Vanguard in this build, having her ready for a ride up in your hand is always great, though Nightstorm is a good alternative as his on-ride skill helps you add a Hollow unit into your hand either for guarding or for calling. Whatever you do, avoid riding up to Gast Dragon. You’ll be a goner before the pirates even finish singing “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum”.

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 #43: Dempster’s Hollow Granblue Deck Profile

Cardfight #42: Dempster’s Harmony Bermuda Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #42 sees us pit Dempster’s Harmony Bermuda Triangle deck against my Perfect Raizer Nova Grappler deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Bermuda Triangle deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in my Raizer 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
Finger Magic, Mako

Triggers:-
4 Morning Impact, Lyps (Critical)
4 Cherished Phrase, Reina (Critical)
4 Dreamer Dreamer, Kruk (Stand)
4 Lover of Hearts, Penelotta (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Magical Yell, Nina
3 Sweet Paradise, Manya
2 Talent of Perseverance, Shandee
3 Superb New Student, Shizuku
4 Image Master, Kukuri (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Top Gear Idol, Sanya
3 Ideal Walking Weather, Emilia
4 Admired Sparkle, Spica

Grade 3s:-
4 Miracle Voice, Lauris
2 Sincere Girl, Liddy
2 Little Princess, Himari

Grade 4s:-
4 Fluffy Ribbon, Somni
2 Legend of the Glass Shoe, Amoris
2 School Etoile, Olyvia
1 Sailor’s Medley, Nasha

Notes:-

  • In contrast to what I said in the video, I realised that I actually DID do some modifications to the deck for use at WGP 2015. In any case, I decided to go for a more aggressive build compared to my previous one.
  • Kruk is a great addition as she allows me to return one of my other rear-guards to my hand and call a unit from my hand for an extra attack. Couple that with Spica, and I can refresh one more column.
  • Sanya and Manya make a really scary combination, for when they’re placed together, they hit for 22k easily. This is normally what I would do in order to force more cards out from my opponent.
  • Himari is a good pressure attacker as a rear-guard because her effect allows you to return and call a rear guard with an additional 5k boost. That’s an extra card your opponent has to drop.
  • Amoris is a good backup to Somni as a first stride especially if you do not have Lauris as your vanguard as she allows you to return two units back to your hand.
  • Because this build is very counterblast-heavy, Nina is the one and only way for you to countercharge. Of course, you won’t have any problems with souls here since no other card uses them and Reina easily fixes it for you anyway.

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.

If you have any cardfight requests, do leave them on our videos, and we will try our best to bring them to you. Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you soon!

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

Cardfight #42: Dempster’s Harmony Bermuda 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

Wave after Wave (of Deck Profiles)! – Dempster’s Aqua Force Deck Profile (Blue Wave)

Hey, fighters!

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!

First Vanguard:
Blue Wave Dragon, Dagger Master Dracokid

Triggers:
4 Sea Otter Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet (Draw)
4 Blue Wave Soldier, Brutal Trooper (Critical)
4 Bubble Bazooka Dracokid (Critical)
4 Medical Officer of the Blue Storm Fleet (Heal)

Grade 1s:
4 Blue Wave Soldier, Bright Shooter
4 Dispatch Soldier Seagull Soldier
2 Flash-roll Commando
1 Emerald Shield, Paschal (Sentinel)
3 Ocean Keeper, Plato (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:
4 Blue Wave Marine General, Foivos
3 Wavehunt Sailor
4 Magnum Assault

Grade 3s:
4 Blue Wave Dragon, Anger-boil Dragon
2 Cobalt Neon Dragon
2 Titan of the Trench Patrol

Strides:
4 Blue Wave Marshal Dragon, Tetra-boil Dragon
2 Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristotle

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.

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 here.

If you have any cardfight or deck profile requests, do leave them on our videos, and we will try our best to bring them to you. Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you soon!

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– Captain

Wave after Wave (of Deck Profiles)! – Dempster’s Aqua Force Deck Profile (Blue Wave)