Blackwing – Boreastorm the Wicked Wind – #DABL-EN043
1 DARK Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters
If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can send 1 “Blackwing” monster from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, this card’s Level becomes the same as that monster’s. When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: You can banish 1 “Blackwing” monster from your GY or face-up field, except the destroyed monster; Special Summon the destroyed monster to your field in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of “Blackwing – Boreastorm the Wicked Wind” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: January 25th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Blackwing – Boreastorm the Wicked Wind is a new Level 6 Synchro monster for the Blackwing archetype, feels like we haven’t seen one of those since Nothung the Starlight in 2015 (reprint 2021).
Boreastorm needs the typical stuff you’d think for a Synchro Summon in a Blackwing deck: 1 DARK Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters, so pretty generic requirements even with the DARK Tuner. Blackwing Foolish Burial upon Synchro Summon sets up stuff in the grave like Calima the Haze to Special Summon a Blackwing Synchro during your opponent’s turn if you don’t have any monsters, or send something to the grave to be Special Summoned later. The Level of Boreastorm changes to that of the monster you sent to the grave, making Boreastorm able to be a Synchro climber with its Tuner ability.
If you destroy a monster with Boreastorm by battle, you can banish a Blackwing monster to perform a Goyo Guardian and Special Summon the monster you destroyed to your side in defense. When you play Blackwings you typically play several copies of cards, and while Boreastorm has only 2400ATK, that is more than enough to destroy some monsters you would like to Special Summon. Add in Kalut and Boreastorm becomes 3800ATK and can take down pretty much anything. I would trade a Kalut I just used to Special Summon a boss monster to my side and potentially have some negation ability on my side of the field. Boreastorm can use its Foolish Burial ability to shrink its level and then use the Goyo Guardian ability to Special Summon the monster it destroyed and then Main Phase 2 Synchro Summon using it.
Boreastorm is another one of those Blackwing Synchro Monsters that embraces the Synchro theme of the archetype. It can hold its own and that 1-for-1 Special Summon ability can wall up your field or further your Synchro Summoning. Combine that with Sudri and you have fodder for Sudi’s pop to Special Summon a Tuner Token.
Until Next Time
It’s been a long time, but Blackwings finally got a proper Synchro Tuner in the archetype with Blackwing – Boreastorm the Wicked Wind.
Boreastorm is a Level 6 DARK Winged Beast Synchro Tuner with 2400 ATK and 1200 DEF. Decent enough stats on a Level 6, DARK and Winged Beast remain as a Blackwing staple, and being the first actual Synchro Tuner for Blackwings is nice since that means it’ll keep the Tuner status no matter what unlike the Assault Blackwing Synchros that gain Tuner status by using a Blackwing as its Synchro Material. Materials to summon this are any DARK Tuner and any non-Tuner(s), so basically anything Blackwings are likely to provide for you. Upon being Synchro Summoned, you can send a Blackwing from your Deck to the graveyard to have this card’s Level become that of the sent monster’s. Having another way to send something like Zephyros the Elite to the graveyard to make this a Level 4 Tuner is good, but overall Level modulation on a Tuner is great to help make sure you can summon the Synchros you want to summon. The second effect triggers upon this destroying an opponent’s monster in battle and sending it to the graveyard, letting you banish a Blackwing monster from your graveyard or face-up field, besides the destroyed monster (in the case you destroyed one of your Blackwings that the opponent stole), and summon the destroyed monster to your field in Defense Position. Goyo Guardian with a cost isn’t too great in 2023, especially on a lower 2400 ATK vs the 2800 that was great for Goyo Guardian when he was generic. This effect really doesn’t matter, however, since you’re only summoning this to dump a Blackwing to change its Level and make another Synchro, but should be mentioned each effect is a hard once per turn as that is a standard for modern cards. All that matters is that this is a Synchro Tuner that sets up the graveyard even more for Blackwings and adjusts its Level accordingly so you can make other Synchros and get this into the graveyard alongside the Black-Winged Dragon you likely previously summoned for Friday’s boss monster.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5
Art: 4/5 It’s cool, I like all the colors on this and the monster itself looks nice for what it is.
We evolve to a bigger Blackwing today, in the Synchro Monster, Blackwing-Boreastorm the Wicked Wind. Dark/Winged-Beast, Level 6, decent 2400 atk (blah 1200 def) and generic Synchro requirements at 1 Dark Tuner and 1+ non-Tuner Monsters. First Effect here is fantastic, and something we’ve seen before in the Theme where you can dump a Theme Monster from your Deck to your Grave to make this Monster’s Level become the Level of what you dumped. That’s obviously to help you Synchro up into something bigger and better (didn’t you see this guy was a Tuner too?) not to mention more Blackwings in your Grave is ALWAYS a great thing, as so many of them do other things once they reside there. Next, when this destroys a Monster (note said Monster HAS TO GO TO THE GRAVE) so if it’s returned to the Deck or Removed via the opponent, you don’t get this Effect, you can Special Summon the destroyed card in Defense position to your Field simply by removing one of your Blackwings from your Field (face-up) or Grave from play. Taking your opponent’s Monsters is fun, this is a slower way to do it, and Blackwings don’t like to be removed, but if you’re removing something you don’t need or already used a Grave Effect for, it’s not so bad. A solid Synchro for an already loaded Synchro arsenal.
Art: 4.5/5 I like the background tornado art here (possibly fire tornado?) more than the art of the Monster, but they do decent together.
Finally getting to a new Synchro monster for Blackwings, today’s card is Blackwing – Boreastorm the Wicked Wind, a level 6 DARK Winged Beast Synchro Tuner monster. It needs a DARK Tuner and any non-Tuner monsters, which should be extremely simple in Blackwing; the cards we already discussed this week can summon it with ease, but any combo that’ll bring out a level 4 Blackwing and one of the level 2 Tuners will make it. For a level 6 Synchro Tuner monster, it actually has pretty good battling stats, with 2400 attack and 1200 defense, though it still won’t be battling most of the time.
Both of Boreastorm’s effects are a hard once per turn, but Boreastorm’s more important effect is its first effect, which lets you send a Blackwing from your deck to the Graveyard if it’s Synchro Summoned, copying its level in the process. Since it’s a Tuner monster, being able to modulate its level is extremely helpful for getting precise levels (thanks to Blackwings Synchros having levels all over the place, for some reason). I usually end up sending Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor thanks to its powerful Graveyard effect for extending, though you can send any Blackwing for the appropriate level you need. Boreastorm’s other effect triggers when it destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, Special Summoning to your side of the field in Defense position by banishing a Blackwing from your field or Graveyard. It’s not a bad effect, but it’s mostly pointless considering you will usually be using Boreastorm to Synchro climb, and even if you do pull it off, the revived monster can’t even help attack since it’s summoned in Defense. That’s just being picky about the second effect though, because the first effect is excellent enough to make up for it. You’ll usually summon this if you don’t have any combo lines with Blackwing – Nothung the Starlight, but there’s nothing stopping you from summoning both if you have the resources.
Art: 3.75/5 Hey, he kinda looks like a Red-Eyes monster…
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