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June 18, 2013
AUTO: [Choose another of your «Gold Paladin» rear-guards, and retire it] When this unit is placed on Vanguard Circle or Rear-guard Circle, if you have a «Gold Paladin» vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin» from among them, call it to an open Rear-guard Circle, and put the rest on the bottom of your deck.
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What's up, you guys?! Time for Day 2 of Promo Week.
Today, we have...
Clan: Gold Paladin
AUTO: [Choose another of your «Gold Paladin»
rear-guards, and retire it] When this unit is placed on
Vanguard Circle or Rear-guard Circle, if you have a
«Gold Paladin» vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you
do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to
one «Gold Paladin» from among them, call it to an open
Rear-guard Circle, and put the rest on the bottom of
An elf as a witch...huh...anyway, Blackmane Witch is
a pretty interesting card as it basically lets you
retire something to call the top card if your deck.
However, 9 times out of 10, you're using this skill
during your Main Phase, so it relieves a lot of
potential pressure game that her soon-to-be-out brother,
Kahedin, can do better. Another thing that Kahedin does
better is that he is stronger in power, and that extra
1,000 power can sometimes turn the tide of the game.
Overall, Blackmane Witch is an okay card, but nothing
Art: A black armored witch...how Spectral of her. xP
Next Time: PROTECT ME, GUN!!!
Go Rogue...Go Pro!!!
Ever have one of
those moments where you use up some precious
counterblast to activate your Blonde Ezel limit break,
and the card you flip off the top of your deck is A
BLOODY TRIGGER UNIT? I have. Many, many times. It is one
of the trade-offs of the Gold Paladin deck; sometimes
you will get a good card, sometimes you will get a
trigger. The trick is to not bank on a high power, but
have a position open for a lower power unit too.
But when you do
get a trigger, don’t lose hope, because today’s card can
give you a second chance to get something good, and all
she asks is that you eat the card you just called. When
she hits the board, either as the vanguard or a rear
guard, you can retire another Gold Paladin, and call the
top card of your deck. Blackmane Witch is a
medium-standard grade one, at 6k power, but when
boosting a Beaumains or a Gigantech Destroyer, that’s
okay. The situation I described above happens
occasionally, and having a Blackmane available to cycle
the top card again is nice, but, of course, requires you
to have Blackmane in your hand already. Outside of the
Spectral Duke ride chain, I am not a fan of the
“retiring a rear guard to get another rear guard”
gimmick. The ride chain works well because you eat one,
but get two back, so you are up one rear guard just like
you would be in any other build of Gold Paladin. That
plus one is what makes Gold Paladin good. The plus one
will be a trigger, occasionally. It is unavoidable, and
that is where trading it off again with Blackmane can be
good: eating the free card instead of something else.
When you don’t call a trigger, Blackmane then just has
to sit in your hand, or get called as a vanilla booster.
Rating: 2/5 –
Situational, but a decent follow-up to something that
WILL happen in a Gold Paladin deck.
Hello fighters! It’s been a while! ^^
We’re on the 2nd card of the week, and we have on the
list is the sexy Black Mane Witch!
Looking at the art, the witch has a really nice pose,
matching her cool Black Horse armor. Pretty cool for a
mage in the Black Horse ranks.
When I first saw this card, I told myself, “This is
perfect for SDD”. There was now a solution for the not
so good superior calls of the vortimer ride chain should
you be unlucky. This girl can clean and adjust your
field and give another shot of superior calling a better
It can be used with vortimer, lop ear, spring breeze,
nimue, viviane, ezel and even the famed garmore. It’s
just trading one for one if you’re going to look at it,
but hey, it can somehow thin out the deck, and even call
pellinore if ever you’re lucky!
Not much of this card is seen in the competitive
scene, mainly because of her attack power of 6000, (in
which you can just place other cards like sleygal
dagger, dindrane or nimue) and also the fact that it’s a
random superior call. Still, for the risk takers out
there, or for those who want to use this card, don’t get
discouraged and enjoy the continuous calling! =)
On to the rating!
Art: 4.0 (it reeks coolness for a witch, and sexy to
Competitiveness: 3.0 (there are better superior call
Fun Factor: 4.0 (it’s fun to call!)