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So, I have a tough decision to make. Due to my financial situation, I can probably only afford one deck this year.
My local shop is willing to sell me a playset of the new Narukami stuff for $200 CAD, which is a competitive price considering the price of the cards online, but it's more expensive than I usually spend on a deck.
But while Vanquisher is definitely a great pick for Spring Fest... I'm more interested in being competitive for BCS Regionals, where there's something actually on the line.
So I'm wondering if it might be a better investment to go with something like Gears or Royals, with the TRY3 Decks coming out (plus MLB) especially as we're getting the new Order mechanic soon as well. Plus there's always the chance they could hit Vanquisher in the next restriction list if it dominates.
Also, my Spring Fest is also after the Next Stage booster as well.
I need some advice/opinions on what I should do @_@.
if spring fest is after nextage for you, i would personally wait till then to pick up stuff because narukami is probaby the best viable deck rn competitively since everything around it got nerfed so if you picjk it up jus for it to die in june its not a good investment so i would wait till the nextage reveals are done see what tickles your fancy then make the decison to buy said cards. since to me you want a deck you can play for the whole year instead of a brief period of time
Personally, I feel if you just continue play testing Vanquisher and really master it, you’ll do way better then buying Royals or Gears. Maybe play it safe and wait till all of TRY3 stuff is done, and if Royals or Gears is just THAT GOOD, then invest in one of them.
i really say wait till next stage since thats when orders might start to take off as being a legit thing, plus they may outshine narukami when they come out, but again sol narukami might be good now but it may die down due to the nextage hype so id say hold out now and wait till then cause u may get a good investment later on, plus if you do get the deck you could always sell it later and get some of your money back
Yeah, I talked to a friend of mine in my community (who is our back to back Premium Regional Champion) about it and he put some things into perspective for me, so I decided against buying the playset. There's a good chance the prices will drop by the time Spring Fest rolls around, and yeah, with TRY3 being a new "Season" with a new mechanic, it might power creep Naru out a bit, as Bushi tries to nerf Accel decks a tad after seeing how broken they made them.
ohhh yea true lol i was haype an got a set for like 5bucks off a friend, but then again if u invest in royals thts twice the money ull spend cause depending on mlb ur gonna either run altmile or messianic and the blaster support along with him
im saying that because of the main thing hess a BLASTER so mlb and messianc being in the same deck makes sense plus with him and b dark coming to rayals thats 2 more blaster units which increases the chance of messiancs skill going off 1, and 2 mlb is a good back up boss for the deck since ur relying on a high roll
So, I've only played like five games, so these are super early thoughts. I've played three games with my MLB Deck and two games with DOTE.
Game 1, DOTE vs PBD, Lost: Shadows had much better hand advantage throughout. I drew far too many G3's early on, but only ever saw the one DOTE all game so couldn't restand it. PBD's buff caught me off guard, and I never manually drew any PG's. I got one with Conroe, but he ultimately killed me with a 2nd Damned Charging Lance. In this game I was trying out Flame of Promise, but then I was scared of the game's random soul blasting soul blasting my Overlord. I'd like to think it wouldn't do that, but it screwed up my 11K base Spirit Exceed when I played Granblue, so yeah. If I had a 2nd PG in this game, I would have won though.
Game 2, MLB vs MLB, Win: I kind of sacked this win. They had three PG's I had to get through. I hit a draw allowing me to draw into a PG which I used to block MLB. Then I healed back to three. Then I ate an MLB attack and went to 5. Then I hit double heal to go back to three, allowing me to eat another MLB swing and then I finished them the next turn.
Game 3, MLB vs DOTE, Win: DOTE got the CR and the restand once, but checked nothing on the restand. My 12K base saved me at one point in the game. Ultimately won because constant 2 crit swings.
Game 4, MLB vs MLB, Lost: Would hae won this one, but they healed out of lethal and I did not.
Game 5, DOTE vs MLB, Lost: I was behind most of the game, managed to retire most of his RG's including his backrow and he was low on hand, so managed to survive a turn because he hit no triggers and had nothing that could swing for 13K. Managed to get him to 5, he had one PG to survive but then hit a heal and I had nothing that could swing for 17K without hitting a trigger which I did not get. I did get DOTE's restand at one point in this game, but I hit 0 triggers on 4 drive checks so my 2nd swing didn't hit. He managed to draw into a booster to finish me off.
So yeah, Shadows are better than I thought they'd be, but are a tad hard to build. MLB definitely seems to be a popular deck and it's pretty strong. The Wingal Brave nerf hurts a bit but not too much. DOTE is very luck reliant and is a tad grindy, but lacks an explosive finisher. I feel like Crits could run well with DOTE, but you also need Draws to try and draw into your DOTE's. Also, being a Persona Blast, it also means you're reliant on drawing into it while other decks can just go off whenever they want.
MLB being better is not a huge surprise, as I felt that was the case when the cards came out back in BT05. MLB is just a constant threat, while DOTE was more of a mind games card.
I don't think Beast Deities are that good out of the gate. They'll be better when Illuminal and his support comes out. I haven't fought it yet, but CoCo looks good on paper.
I end up use 9 crit on my dote build; with draws it is prone to deckout, and it doesn't ensure I draw into dote either.
In the case that I don't draw into a copy of Dote, riding Waterfall is a good backup- you will discard that dote anyway, so might as well use it for waterfall.
It is also heavy on counterblast, so having more bellicosity might be a good idea- I only have 2 though. Burning Horn should be good too since the grade 2s can't hit 11k on their own.
The main dilemma is whether you want to ride overlord or not. By riding overlord you will forgo to use its skill due to the cost and you're prepping for dote. The opponent will also know what your move is. They can just stall for a turn before they put a field full of intercepts when you crossride.
But riding dote hurts you defensively as many cards can hit for 11k.
Doom Griffin is a bad idea in dote deck- the minus really hurts you, and it is a 6k vanilla most of the time that doesn't allow you to hit for magic numbers. Even though if you run draw you think it will fit, it actually doesn't. If only it only needs sacrifice and not cb on top of it...
Best thing about the deck is you can get barris easily. Unlike Stern, you don't have to be afraid of ditching your PGs to restand. On the flipside, sometimes you have too much barri in your hand you can't even put a proper offense.
On soul blast: reminder that in the rulebook it does say that you soulblast the top card of your soul. Irl game you can switch the order of your soul anytime you wish, but in zero you can't, so it will *always* soulblast the most recent card you put into soul first. Though I'm not sure if they avoid soulblasting crossride bonuses.
Which is why when you run a golden beast tamer deck, you use hades ringmaster to ensure you don't disturb your soul setup.
Just curious and realized the game actually had a few different interactions to the real game due to certain nerfs and buffs and since the last time you messaged me was about CF Zero that got me wondering about how the game is.
VG ZERO is a lot of fun. It's interesting seeing what works better or worse with the new rules.
I played Raizers last season and got the highest rank I've achieved with it. I feel like Perfect Raizer is super broken in ZERO and probably should be nerfed like Amber Dragon, Eclipse was but not sure what they would do to nerf it other than maybe removing its on ride effect to create a Battleraizer.
The JPN version is about to enter a Crossride Meta, so it'll be interesting to see how that goes.
Some of the boss fights in Story Mode can be a tad frustrating because while you have RNG, they do not, but I was eventually able to beat them with the base set and even the recommended characters. It's not really worth it to go through the story on Hard mode though I think.
It's quite easy to play the game without spending money too, the game's fairly generous with free packs.
The biggest complaint people have is that they don't really separate the Gacha's. They just shove almost all (except for some commons) in one Gacha, and then have a Rate Up Gacha once a month with new cards that makes it easier to get those newer cards, but yeah, if you're only wanting cards for a specific clan, it's a tad harder.
Some clans are also only released through Clan Events, which makes it easier to build the clan, but there's no way to get crafting materials for the clan after the Event so if you were unlucky with your pulls you might not be able to finish the deck. So far Granblue and Spikes were released through Clan Events, and I think Neo Nectar is coming out soon through a Clan Event as well.
The Crafting system is ok, but it's a tad annoying that every clan has their own crafting material and you don't gain a ton of it per day since you mainly earn them through character fights, which cost Stamina and you typically only gain 0-2 materials per fight while RRR's cost 100 RRR Gems, 200 RR Gems and 400 R Gems. You also get materials if you go over 4 copies of a card, and you can dust SP cards for materials, but you can't dust non SP cards. Still, I've managed to craft quite a few RRR's in the game.
The game gives you more of the universal C materials than you'll ever need.
But yeah, been playing it since Day 1 and I'm still enjoying it a lot.
Came in 14th in Standard. Both my losses were to Melody, the first against a guy that went X-0 in swiss but lost the final and only because I didn’t drive check a single trigger, and the other loss was to another top 8 finisher who double crit me with Force 2 while I was on grade 2 to put me to 5, and I couldn’t recover after that.
I took a bit of a hiatus from the game for a few months due to work schedule and being busy mainly. My Regionals is coming up next month, happening a week before the new AL4 set comes out unfortunately.
I'm planning on playing Nubatama in Premium, but I'm debating on what to play for Standard. Either Dueling Dragons/Shirayuki which has served me quite well so far, but I've only played just after Bermudas came out in English before I went on my hiatus, or if I should play Nubatama in Standard as well.
I think Murakumo might be able to do better against Messiah and Kagero, but I think Nubatama would do better against Bermuda Triangle? So I'm a bit torn.
You have me at a loss here. Nubatama has done next to nothing in big league play, but Nubatama should be a hard counter against Bermuda Triangle on paper. Then again, neither has/so is Narukami.
In a Force heavy meta, where decks can kill on their first g3 turn, Murakumo would be the better fit. You seem pretty set on DD/Shirayuki in that area, having favorable matchups against anything Force that's not Bermuda Triangle.
Beating what beats Bermuda is relevant. Muras honestly do fine vs LJ and Kagero, and have a pretty decent game against Novas still as well. People are gonna be a lot faster to jump ship on Bermudas here and between the two, it's the better choice.
I haven't had enough experience with any of the new stuff from Glorious Justice to make a call, but I imagine there will be a lot of them in the next few weeks while people are hyped there too.