Cardfight #126: ZaCaptain’s Raizer Nova Grappler Deck Profile

Hey, Rear-guards!

 

Cardfight #126 is a match between ZaCaptain’s Raizer Nova Grappler deck against Leon’s Overlord Kagero deck.

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

First Vanguard
Battleraizer (Stand)

Triggers:-
4 Meteoraizer (Critical)
2 Subliminal Grey (Stand)
1 Battleraizer (Stand)
3 Raizer Crew (Draw)
1 Geisharaizer (Draw)
4 Raizer Girl, Kate (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Katanaraizer
2 Tankraizer
3 Jetraizer
3 Carvingraizer
4 Twin Blader (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Phoenix Raizer Flare-wing
2 Ultimate Raizer Dual-flare
3 Masuraoraizer
3 Ultimate Raizer Speed-star

Grade 3s:-
4 Ultimate Raizer Mega-flare
4 Perfect Raizer

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 #126: ZaCaptain’s Raizer Nova Grappler Deck Profile

Booster Pack: Unite! Team Q4 (VG-V-BT01)

Hey, Rear-guards!

We’re back again with another “Booster Pack” blog post.

This post will cover every RR and above card we missed out on in our unboxing video for V Booster Set 1: Unite! Team Q4

With that said, let’s continue.


 

V-BT01-001-VR_(Sample)
King of Knights, Alfred

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:COST [Counter Blast (1)], search your deck for up to one “Blaster Blade”, call it to (RC), and that unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn. Shuffle your deck.

[CONT](VC):During your turn, if you have “Blaster Blade” on (RC), this unit gets [Power]+10000.

V-BT01-003-VR_(Sample)
Dragonic Waterfall

[AUTO](VC):When placed, choose one of your opponent’s grade 2 or greater rear-guards, and retire it.

[AUTO](VC):When it attacks, COST [Soul Blast (1) with grade 3], until end of that battle, this unit gets [Power]+10000/[Critical]+1, and your opponent cannot call sentinels from hand to (GC).

V-BT01-004-VR_(Sample)
Perfect Raizer

[AUTO](VC):When it attacks, COST [Counter Blast (2)], and [Stand] two of your rear-guards in the front row.

[AUTO](VC):When its attack hits, if you have a card with “Raizer” in its card name in your soul, Counter Charge (1), and one of your units gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn.

V-BT01-005-RRR_(Sample)
Soul Saver Dragon

[ACT](VC):COST [Soul Blast (5)] Six of your units get [Power]+15000 until end of turn.

[AUTO](VC):When it attacks, you may Soul Charge (1).

V-BT01-007-RRR_(Sample)
CEO Amaterasu

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:COST [Counter Blast (1)], draw a card, look at the top card of your deck, and put it on the top or the bottom of your deck.

[AUTO](VC/RC):When you look at your deck due to effects during your turn, this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn. (Activates for “look”, “reveal”, and “search” effects. +5000 each time you look regardless of number of cards.)

V-BT01-010-RRR_(Sample)
Berserk Dragon

[AUTO](VC/RC):When placed, COST [Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)], choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards, retire it, if this unit is on (VC), draw a card.

[AUTO](RC):When it attacks a vanguard, if the number of your rear-guards is greater than your opponent’s, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of that battle.

V-BT01-011-RRR_(Sample)
Flame of Hope, Aermo

[CONT](RC):During the battle it boosted, this unit gets [Power]+3000.

[AUTO](RC):When your opponent’s rear-guard is retired during your turn, COST [retire this unit], draw a card, and Counter Charge (1).

V-BT01-012-RRR_(Sample)
Asura Kaiser

[AUTO](VC):When your drive check reveals a grade 2 or greater card, [Stand] one of your rear-guards, and if the revealed card is grade 3 or greater, COST [Counter Blast (1)], and that rear-guard gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn.

V-BT01-014-RR_(Sample)
Little Sage, Marron

[AUTO](RC)[1/Turn]:When your other rear-guard is placed in the same column as this unit, COST [Counter Blast (1)], draw a card, and this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

V-BT01-016-RR_(Sample)
Victorious Deer

[ACT](VC/RC)[1/Turn]:COST [Soul Blast (2) grade 3 cards, discard a card from your hand], look at seven cards from the top of your deck, reveal up to two “Critical” triggers from among them, put the revealed cards on the top of your deck in any order, shuffle the rest of cards you looked at and put them on the bottom of your deck, and six of your units get [Power]+10000 until end of turn.

V-BT01-018-RR
Weather Forecaster, Miss Mist

[CONT]:Sentinel (You may only have up to four cards with “[CONT]:Sentinel” in a deck.)

[AUTO](GC):When placed, COST [discard a card from your hand], and one of your units cannot be hit until end of that battle.

V-BT01-021-RR_(Sample)
Wyvern Guard, Barri

[CONT]:Sentinel (You may only have up to four cards with “[CONT]:Sentinel” in a deck.)

[AUTO](GC):When placed, COST [discard a card from your hand], and one of your units cannot be hit until end of that battle.

V-BT01-022-RR_(Sample)
Hi-powered Raizer Custom

[AUTO](VC/RC):When placed, you may call a “Battleraizer” from your soul to a (RC) in the same column as this unit.

[AUTO](VC/RC):When its attack hits a vanguard, COST [Counter Blast (1) & put a “Battleraizer” from your (RC) into your soul], and [Stand] one of your other rear-guards.

V-BT01-024-RR_(Sample)
Twin Blader

[CONT]:Sentinel (You may only have up to four cards with “[CONT]:Sentinel” in a deck.)

[AUTO](GC):When placed, COST [discard a card from your hand], and one of your units cannot be hit until end of that battle.

 


That ends the “Booster Pack” for this set. As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know. If you like what you see here, 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. We have a Discord server, so you can join us and other Crossbone Rearguards here. And last, but not least, you can also support us directly over at Patreon.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

 

 

Booster Pack: Unite! Team Q4 (VG-V-BT01)

Cardfight #81: JJ’s Metalborg Dimension Police Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #81 sees us pit JJ’s Metalborg Dimension Police deck against Dempster’s Battle Sister Oracle Think Tank deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Metalborg deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Battle Sister 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
Metalborg, Blackboi

Triggers:-
4 Metalborg, Battle Roller (Critical)
Metalborg, Grasscutter (Critical)
Metalborg, Devil Loader (Draw)
4 Metalborg, Black Nurse (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Commander Laurel
3 Metalborg, Black Doctor
4 Metalborg, Jetcider
3 Cosmic Hero, Grandguard (Sentinel-PG)
1 Cosmic Hero, Grandleaf (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Metalborg, Blacking Burrow
4 Metalborg, Lionetter
4 Metalborg, Ur Buster

Grade 3s:-
2 Metalborg, Barrengrader
3 Metalborg, Drion
3 Metalborg, Sin Buster

Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Hyper Metalborg, Gilt Digger
3 Hyper Metalborg, Heavyduke
1 Super Cosmic Hero, X-rogue
2 Super Cosmic Hero, X-gallop
2 Super Cosmic Hero, X-tiger
2 Enigman Patriot (G-Guardian)
1 Gallant Incarnation, G-O-Five (G-Guardian)
1 Super Cosmic Hero, X-carivou (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • For this round, despite getting only 1 card out of the G Character Booster 2: We Are Trinity Dragon, Metalborgs, surprisingly, now has a much higher damage output.
  • With the current meta being what it is (I’m looking at you Seven Seas), Blackboi remains viable as a First vanguard because of its ability. It doesn’t matter what you ride up to, as long as you have either Ur Buster or Lionetter as your Grade 2 Vanguard. Blackboi can do the rest, as long as you have enough units to use his skill. Even if your opponent isn’t playing a Grade 1 rush deck, using this strategy is helpful in the situation when you have the 2 Counterblasts and 3 other Metalborg units to pay for it.
  • The strategy here is to bypass the turn you need to perform Legion. So Gilt Digger is another unit you can use to do that. In fact, Gilt Digger is more viable to use than Blackboi, since Gilt Digger can draw a card after you set your heart as Legion. Just note that you may end up having less triggers in the deck than usual, since you don’t send cards back to the deck for the Legion ability.
  • Once you are in Legion, preferably as Sin Buster, the time becomes ripe to call Commander Laurel onto the field. The combination of Commander Laurel’s skill and Sin Buster’s guard restriction ability makes it easier to pressure your opponent into guard earlier than he planned to. Nothing beats the sound of internal screaming from that.
  • But honestly, the real ace in the deck is actually Blacking Burrow. He becomes an 11000 Power attacker, while your Metalborg Vangaurd is in Legion, and he can give whatever power he has on him to the Vanguard, when it attacks. You will lose that Blacking Burrow, but achieving the numbers needed for Sin Buster to get all of his skills in effect has never been easier, thanks to him.
  • Overall, this Metalborg deck is a relatively simple deck to use but it’s easy to enter autopilot mode when playing this deck. Stay aware, as situations can change and you will need to adapt accordingly.
  • So, have fun and continue crushing Sin with the power of Vigilante Justice!

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 #81: JJ’s Metalborg Dimension Police Deck Profile

Cardfight #80: ZaCaptain’s Enigman Dimension Police Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #80 sees us pit ZaCaptain’s Enigman Dimension Police deck against Victor’s Zodiac Time Beast Gear Chronicle deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Enigman deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Zodiac Time Beast 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
Cosmic Hero, Grandseed

Triggers:-
4 Enigman Sunset (Critical)
3 Operator Girl, Reika (Stand)
1 Cosmic Hero, Grandscold (Stand)
4 Enigman Mistral (Draw)
4 Enigman Foehn (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
3 Enigman Cloud
3 Cosmic Hero, Grandrope
2 Cosmic Hero, Grandlady
2 Enigman Blanc
4 Enigman Calm (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
3 Enigman Night Sky
2 Cosmic Hero, Grandvolver
3 Enigman Crescent
3 Cosmic Hero, Grandsub

Grade 3s:-
4 Enigman Gigastorm
2 Enigman Mega Current
2 Elegance Feather

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray
1 Super Cosmic Hero, X-lead
1 Super Cosmic Hero, X-phoenix
2 Great Galactic Governor, Commander Laurel D
3 Super Cosmic Hero, X-gallop
4 Super Cosmic Hero, X-tiger
1 Enigman Patriot (G-Guardian)
2 Super Cosmic Hero, X-carivou (G-Guardian)
1 Gallant Incarnation, G-O-Five (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • Before I talk about the current build of my deck, I must bring up something important, which is the reason why this deck isn’t a full Enigman deck. To put it simply, most of the Enigman units released in the Character Booster were designed to be played with a Burst-based deck build. Not only that, because the new units are all designed with Burst abilities, even if I were to achieve the first part of its skill, most, if not all, of them gives themselves Power first before they give the Vanguard something in the form of Power or a skill. I really tried my best to maintain the deck to be as much Enigman as possible, but with the shortcomings of the new units and the fact that I needed to find ways to power up my Vanguard just so that I can achieve the conditions for Burst, this is the end result of that struggle.
  • Anyways, onto the current deck itself. As I mentioned earlier, the deck does require units that can provide Power to the Vanguard, especially for units with the Burst ability like X-gallop and Commander Laurel D. The optimal amount of Power a Vanguard or the center column will need in this deck is 16000 Power, which translates to 4 units’ skills. Last counted, I have 12 different types of units that can add power, so being short of units to add Power becomes less likely.
  • The deck also needs a healthy amount of hand to achieve this. Reika, Elegance Feather and Grandseed are the units that can help achieve, with Draw triggers being there to make sure that should my opponent choose to guard off the attack with on-hit draws, I am not stuck without a low hand size.
  • On that note, the best time I found that I could activate the on-hit skills of X-lead, Elegence Feather and Grandseed is when my opponent is sitting at 2 damage, which is usually on your first turn. Depending on the deck, they may value their need for Counterblasts more than you drawing extra cards, so they will begrudgingly no guard their opponent. But of course, even with this in mind, you do need to analyse the situation and work your strategy around it.
  • Enigman Crossray was a last minute addition to the deck. The note I made here is that with Reika needing a Vanguard to be 37000 in order to get the auto-draw, Enigman Crossray has a very cheap cost to be able to achieve the number I needed for it, without resorting to wasting an X-tiger for it.
  • The lesson I learnt way too late after editing the video was the following. Enigman Calm needs a Vanguard with the Burst ability to reach 40000 in order to fetch it back from the Drop Zone. That drops the number of units I could use to be able to do that is X-gallop and X-lead. I am currently back to the drawing board on that, but this just reinforces the notion that in a deck like this, you need to be sure of what requires a Burst Vanguard and what doesn’t.
  • But overall, it is a very fun deck to play. During the cycle of building this deck, I had a lot of close matches with my friends with it. If you enjoy heart thumping moments in Vanguard, this deck can definitely provide.

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 #80: ZaCaptain’s Enigman Dimension Police Deck Profile

Cardfight #79: Leon’s Gallop Dimension Police Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #79 sees us pit Leon’s Gallop Dimension Police deck against Dempster’s Susanoo Oracle Think Tank deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Gallop deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Susanoo 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:-
Cosmic Hero, Grandseed

Triggers:-
4 Cosmic Hero, Grandbeat (Critical)
4 Cosmic Hero, Grandscold (Stand)
2 Operator Girl, Reika (Stand)
2 Operator Girl, Rinka (Stand)
4 Operator Girl, Erika (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
1 Commander Laurel
2 Cosmic Hero, Grandlady
3 Cosmic Hero, Grandrope
4 Cosmic Hero, Grandvicle
4 Enigman Calm (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
2 Cosmic Hero, Grandberet
2 Cosmic Hero, Grandfire
1 Cosmic Hero, Grandrifter
4 Cosmic Hero, Grandvolver
2 Enigman Helm

Grade 3s:-
3 Bravest Rush, Grandgallop
1 Cosmic Hero, Grandsmasher
4 Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop

Strides & G Guardians:-
1 Great Galactic Governor, Commander Laurel D
4 Super Cosmic Hero, X-gallop
2 Super Cosmic Hero, X-lead
1 Super Cosmic Hero, X-phoenix
4 Super Cosmic Hero, X-tiger
1 Enigman Patriot (G-Guardian)
2 Super Cosmic Hero, X-carivou (G-Guardian)
1 Gallant Incarnation, G-O-Five (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • The slight boost that was given to Cosmic Heroes may not be much, but it does quite a number of significant things. The new Grandgallop lets you Counterblast 1 for a total of an 8000 Power boost to the Vanguard, making it easier to hit the 2nd burst numbers for units like X-gallop.
  • Alongside the new Grandgallop’s stride skill, its second skill can shift the playstyle of Cosmic Heroes to a more aggressive type, which makes calling Commander Laurel out all the more supported, for lack of a better work. Being able to stride for free from a low-sized hand lets you not only maintain whatever few cards you have in hand, but also, with an untouched field, lets you stack up your hand size with triple and quadruple drives, not to mention additional draws from Reika and Grandseed.
  • And even beyond that, with the ease of hitting more than 45000 Power, you can get the full benefit of fetching back Enigman Calm from the drop zone back into your hand, which is always nice to remember, but do make sure you remember, so that you can save yourself in a pinch.
  • Take note that you can play the new Enigman units in a Gallop deck, turning it into a Burst deck, rather than a Gallop deck. They offer plenty of skills that Gallop can benefit from, and being able to activate all of their abilities with ease is always an assured thing.
  • Overall, the Cosmic Heroes got a nice boost in this set, so go out there and start your modifications of your super giant fighting robot!

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 #79: Leon’s Gallop Dimension Police Deck Profile

Booster Pack: G-CHB02 – We Are!!! Trinity Dragon

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 G Character Booster Vol. 2: We Are!!! Trinity Dragon. You can check the video above to see what we opened up in our box of G-CHB02.

With that said, let’s continue.

g-chb02-001-gr_sample
State Affair Subjugation Deity, Kamususanoo

[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](VC) Generation Break 2 Oracle (This ability is active when you have five or more cards in your hand):This unit gets [Power]+5000/[Critical]+1.

[AUTO] Generation Break 2:[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit is placed on (VC), if the number of cards in your hand is four or less, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a number of cards until there are five cards in your hand.

g-chb02-002-gr_sample
Great Galactic Governor, Commander Laurel D

[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.

Burst-[ACT](VC):[Choose four of your rear-guards, and [Rest] them] If this unit’s [Power] is 20000 or greater, until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn]:When this unit’s attack hits a vanguard, [Stand] this unit.” and then, if this unit’s [Power] is 25000 or greater, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn]:At the end of the battle that this unit attacked, if the attack did not hit, choose up to four of your rear-guards, and [Stand] them.”.

g-chb02-005-rrr_sample
Spiritual Sword of Rough Deity, Susanoo

[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 2 Oracle (This ability is active when you have five or more cards in your hand):At the beginning of your ride phase, look at the top card of your deck, and put it on the top or the bottom of your deck.

[AUTO](VC):At the beginning of your ride phase, if you have a face up card with “Amaterasu” or “Wakahirume” in its card name in your G zone, you may Soul Charge (1).

[AUTO](VC):[Soul Blast (2)] During your turn, when your G unit Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.

g-chb02-010-rr_sample
Excite Battle Sister, Miroir

[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 from your G zone, and turn it face up] Until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When your unit with “Battle Sister” in its card name’s attack hits, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.” and “[CONT](VC) Generation Break 3 Oracle:All of the units with “Battle Sister” in its card name in your front row get [Power]+1000 for each card in your hand.”.

g-chb02-012-rr_sample
Deity Spirit Loyalist, Ame-no-oshiho

[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1 Oracle (This ability is active when you have five or more cards in your hand):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit attacks, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at five cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card with the oracle ability from among them, reveal it, put it into your hand, and shuffle your deck. If you put a card into your hand, this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

[AUTO](RC):[Put this unit into your soul] At the beginning of your main phase, if the number of cards in your hand is four or less, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.

g-chb02-015-rr_sample
Gallant Incarnation, G-O-Five

[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]:[Soul Blast (1)-card with [Power] of 5000 or greater] When this unit is placed on (GC), you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Shield]+10000 until end of that battle. Then, if a card was put into your damage zone during this turn, this unit gets [Shield]+5000 until end of that battle.

g-chb02-018-rr_sample
Omniscience Dragon, Al-mi’raj

[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]:[Soul Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (GC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to two cards from your hand, call them to separate (RC), choose up to four of your rear-guards, until end of turn, they get “[CONT](RC/GC):Resist” and “[CONT](RC):This unit cannot be retired even if it was hit.”.

g-chb02-020-rr_sample
Lesser Writer

[AUTO](RC):Success 20000 (When your rear-guard’s [Power] becomes 20000 or greater, this unit becomes successful until end of turn)

[CONT](RC):If this unit is successful, all of your units with the success ability get [Power]+2000, and “[CONT](VC/RC):Resist”.

[ACT](RC)[1/Turn]:[Soul Blast (1)] This unit becomes successful until end of turn, and at the end of that turn, retire this unit.

And here are this Booster’s reprints we missed!
(Please note that the cards featured does not reflect the new art released with this booster. As of this post’s writing, full card scans for them have not been released)

bt13-s12
Honorary Professor, Chatnoir

[AUTO] Limit Break 4:When a «Great Nature» rides this unit, choose your vanguard, and until end of turn, that unit gets [Power]+10000 and “[AUTO](VC):When your «Great Nature» rear-guards attacks a vanguard, choose one of your «Great Nature» rear-guards, until end of turn, that unit gets [Power]+4000, and at the end of that turn, draw a card, and retire that unit.”.

[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.

[CONT](VC/RC):Lord

td12-001
Super Dimensional Robo, Daikaiser

[AUTO] Limit Break 4:[Counter Blast (1)] When a «Dimension Police» rides this unit, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose your vanguard, and until end of turn, that unit gets [Power]+10000/[Critical]+1, and “[AUTO](VC):When this unit’s drive check reveals a grade 3 «Dimension Police», choose one of your opponent’s guardians, retire it, and that unit’s effects with “cannot be hit” is nullified.”.

[AUTO](VC):When this unit is boosted by a «Dimension Police», this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.

[CONT](VC/RC):Lord

bt02-068_c
Psychic Bird

[ACT](RC):[Put this unit into your soul] If you have an «Oracle Think Tank» vanguard, draw up to one card.

That ends the “Booster Pack” for G-CHB02. 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-CHB02 – We Are!!! Trinity Dragon

Cardfight #75: ZaCaptain’s Victor Nova Grappler Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #75 sees us pit ZaCaptain’s Victor Nova Grappler deck against Ben’s Rising Nova Spike Brothers deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Victor deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Rising Nova 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:-
Extreme Battler, Kabutron

Triggers:-
4 Extreme Battler, Break-pass (Critical)
2 Energy Girl (Stand)
2 Subliminal Gray (Stand)
4 Totem Brothers (Draw)
4 Ring Girl, Ai (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
3 Extreme Battler, Arashid
3 Extreme Battler, Malyaki
3 Clay-doll Mechanic
3 Lady Cyclone (Sentinel-PG)
1 Twin Blader (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
Extreme Battler, Sazanda
3 Starlight Hedgehog
3 Extreme Battler, Arbarail
Cool Hank

Grade 3s:-
2 Exxtreme Battler, Danshark
2 Asura Kaiser
4 Exxtreme Battler, Victor

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 War Deity, Asura Kaiser
1 Meteokaiser, Tribrut
2 Meteokaiser, Victoplasma
4 Meteokaiser, Bustered
4 Meteokaiser, Victor
2 Righteous Superhuman, Blue Prison (G-Guardian)
1 Metal Element, Scryew (G-Guardian)
1 Light Element, Agleam (G-Guardian)

Notes:-

  • At first, you may be wondering why is Asura Kaiser in this deck, of all things? Well, because in the competitive scene, there were players who would play Grade 1 rush decks. Asura Kaiser is kind of my answer as a Nova Grappler player to combat that. While I don’t have the most ideal number of Grade 3s to trigger his skill, it has proven effective enough to scare those players who chose to play that way competitively. On the off-chance that I am up against decks that do not play Grade-lock, the Asura Kaiser stride will make sure I am not without an option while playing anything other than the ace Vanguard, Victor.
  • This deck is my personal build that combines the best of G-BT01 and G-BT06 units. It has the potential to kill my opponent on my first Stride. If the right cards come into play, such as Sazanda and Arbarail/Cool Hank, with enough Counterblasts, I can (no pun intended) rush my opponent to defeat and force him into a undesirable position.
  • While most players frown upon Danshark, he provides an on-hit threat that, when paired with the power that Victor gives, can force your opponent to drop more precious guards or lose their precious units and damage advantage. I’ve tried builds with and without it, and I found that however small, on-hit threat with a lot of power behind it can be quite significant.
  • But Counterblasts can get scarce, even with Clay-doll Mechanics, Lady Cyclones and Starlight Hedgehogs. I actually played without Clay-doll Mechanic to train and learn how to use my Counterblasts effectively. On top of that, considering how underwhelming Bustered is as a Stride, sometimes I would forgo using his skill to stand another unit, just to save my Counterblasts. Meteokaiser, Victor is always a good stride for when you want to save or are out of Counterblasts to use.
  • Speaking on Starlight Hedgehog, draw power for Victor is quite weak, even with Starlight Hedgehog in the deck. You still need to draw the card out to even use its ability to draw, which is why, at least for me, I continue to play Draw Triggers, rather than more Critical Triggers. Sure, with the amount of Standing power, I can dodge my Stand Triggers, but their utility is too useful to let go. Hopefully the boosts coming to Nova Grappler in February will provide something good for the deck.
  • The one Twin Blader and lack of 2 Victoplasmas is credited to one reason. I don’t own anymore copies of Victoplasma or Lady Cyclone, and I’m too lazy to find it.
  • I am planning to change my First Vanguard to Extreme Battler, Runbhol instead of Kabutron. Kabutron is a great First Vanguard, offering another source of Standing to rear-guards, especially Sazanda. Sazanda hitting the magic number makes him much more threatening. But Runbhol might be more flexible in helping other units like Danshark maintain its magic number.

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Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

Cardfight #75: ZaCaptain’s Victor Nova Grappler Deck Profile