Blackwing – Auster the South Wind – #LED3-EN025
Date Reviewed: October 2, 2018
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
I didn’t want to go from Archetype Boss Monster to Archetype Boss Monster two days in a row with a whole month getting dedicated to this, so I thought I’d randomize it a bit and go to the Blackwing support, Blackwing – Auster the South Wind.
Auster is a Level 4 DARK Winged-Beast Tuner with 1300 ATK and 0 DEF. Stats are meh on a Level 4, but they kinda make me think this is another form of Blizzard with the stats and some of the effects, DARK and Winged-Beast are great for Allure of Darkness and Icarus Attack, and being a Level 4 Tuner is nice. Auster cannot be Special Summoned, just like the aforementioned Blizzard the Far North, and Auster can Special Summon a monster like Blizzard, only from the banished zone with Auster and it has to be a Level 4 or lower Blackwing retrieved like Blizzard. You can banish Auster from the GY to activate one of two effects:
So Auster is meant to help with some of the Synchros of Blackwings that use counters like Black-Winged Dragon, Blackwing Armor Master, and Blackwing Full Armor Master. I’ll obviously talk about Full Armor Master later, but Blackwing Armor Master can use the Wedge Counters to remove from monsters and make their stats 0 and Black-Winged Dragon will use the Black-Feather Counters to debuff an opponent’s monster’s ATK and DEF as well as burn your opponent for 700 per counter removed. Nice to have a better way to use the Counter Effects of some of the Blackwing Synchros, though Black-Winged Dragon isn’t really part of the Blackwing archetype. Auster is a great Tuner for the Blackwing archetype and is searchable off Black Whirlwind, so I guess it is good it has lower stats. If you are playing Blackwings, Auster is a Tuner you are likely going to play.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 3.5/5 Almost looks like a Chicken and a Turkey mix, love the coloring scheme of the feathers though.
Blackwing-Auster the South Wind…Blackwings have such cool names (and usually equally nice art) but this is a Dark, Level 4, Winged-Beast, Tuner Monster, with 1300 attack and 0 defense. Both those leave a little to be desired, and I’m sure, whether you play(ed) Blackwings or not, you know how much support they have (Winged-Beast includes Icarus Attack) and Dark is muy bueno too.
You’ll note the unfortunate tidbit this card can’t be Special Summoned, so let’s note that immediately. But when this card is Normal Summoned, you’re allowed to Target and Special Summon one of your Blackwings that is Level 4 or lower, so long as it’s removed from play. This immediately open up Synchro, XYZ, and Link possibilities to be used and abused, which is good.
Finally, you can remove this card from play to activate one of the following effects. You get Black Wing Counters to your Black Winged Dragon equal to the number of cards your opponent controls (which only helps you…a lot, and should be a big push for you to be winning). Or place a Wedge Counter on each face-up Monster your opponent controls. Wonderful card, Blackwings, you are playing this
Art: 4.5/5 Cute, colorful, kinda reminds me of Toucan Sam, the body looks like a pear, and the feet are a bit odd, but again, I love the color.
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