Friday, May 30, 2014

“Prehistoric Beast Claim this Habitat as your own Tachikaze Roar!”

Hello again Cardfighters.  As I announced on my Dark Irregulars page, I am now going to share a double feature profile with two deck builds from the Tachikaze clan before I go to FanimeCon.  One is the Raptor Colonel chain ride, and the other is the new Ancient Dragons.  Tachikaze is well known for their mechanic of sacrificing their own rear guards to get power boost and additional skills.  It does make sense that dinosaurs need to feed to live and get stronger.  Overall I love the deck mechanic, and I freaking loved dinosaurs as a kid.  My favorite dinosaur is always the Stegosaurus.  I love how it has plates on its body and a sharp spiked tail as a defense.  Also, I loved how Stegosaurus was featured in the movie “Jurassic Park: The Lost World.”  I was a big fan of all the Jurassic Park movies and looking forward to Jurassic World in the future.  Also, Tachikaze also made me remember a show I used to love that was shown on Cartoon Network and Toonami was “Zoids.”  Zoids is a show about giant robotic dinosaurs and beast fighting while being piloted by humans.  Tachikaze reminded me soo much about that show ever since the Raptor series for Vanguard came out.  Now, Ancient Dragons represent full-fledged dinosaurs.  Ancient Dragons is its own deck archetype that unleashes the full potential of the Tachikaze clan.  Well that’s enough about my personal liking of Tachikaze, here is my two builds that I enjoy a lot.

Raptor Colonel Chain Ride:

Grade 0’s:
1x Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier (starting Vanguard for the chain ride)
4x Ironclad Dragon, Steelsaurus (Heal)
4x Dragon Bird, Firepteryx (Critical)
4x Black Cannon Tiger (Critical)
4x Carry Trilobite (Draw)

Grade 1’s:
4x Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant (grade 1 for the raptor ride chain that lets me search the top 7 cards of my deck for a Raptor Captain or Raptor Colonel and add it to my hand if I rode over the grade 0 raptor)
4x Archbird (perfect guard)
3x Sonic Noa (8k booster)
3x Winged Dragon, Beamptero (a unit that gives another Tachikaze unit 3k when this unit is retired during battle)

Grade 2’s:
4x Military Dragon, Raptor Captain (grade 2 for the raptor ride chain and its additional skill superior calls a Raptor Sergeant onto a rear guard circle if I have the grade 0 and grade 1 raptor in my soul, and it gains 1000k for the whole game if Raptor Sergeant is in the soul)
4x Ravenous Dragon, Megarex (10k attacker)
4x Winged Dragon, Slashptero (a unit like Beamptero that gives a unit 3k when this unit is retired during battle)

Grade 3’s:
4x Military Dragon, Raptor Colonel (grade 3 of the raptor ride chain and its gets 1000k for the whole match when you have Raptor Captain in the soul, and its ride skill is that if you have all the raptors in the soul and Raptor Colonel rode on the Raptor Captain then you can search from your deck a Raptor Captain and superior call it to a rear guard circle.  Its limit break is to counter blast 1 and retire 2 Tachikaze rear guards.  While Colonel is attacking, it gains the total attack of the Tachikaze rear guards that were retired by the skill)
3x Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex (this unit’s limit break is to bind this card and give a Tachikaze unit 3k.  When your Vanguard didn’t hit, you retire 3 Tachikaze rear guards and superior ride this card from the bind zone for an additional attack)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

“Rise from the Abyss and Set Sail Granblue”

Hello Cardfighters.  I am back with a few more deck profiles in line.  So far I have been play testing for quite a while to fine tune my decks.  Now, I have improved some of my decks to my liking.  First off, I want to say that Granblue is one of my favorite clans.  Why?  I like them because it has pirates, vampires, zombies and a lot of characters from the abyss of the ocean.  It is also a Pirates of the Caribbean deck to me since I am a big fan of it.  Overall, I love the deck mechanic of Granblue of calling units from the drop zone.  Since the new break ride and support for them came out from Booster Set 12: Catastrophic Outbreak, it gives them that extra field presence and power boost.  Even one of my friends is playing my deck every time we get the chance, and he loves how fun Granblue is even though it’s his favorite clan.  The version I am running is Lord of the Seven Seas, Nightmist and Ice Prison Necromancer, Cocytus.  I was never a fan of Cocytus reverse form because of that additional milling.  The effect is nice, but I mill too much then I deck out.  That’s why I have the Ruin Shades to help with that for this deck.  So, here is my Granblue deck profile, and I hope u enjoy it.