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Nightmare Summoner, Requiel
Jan. 29, 2014
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What's up, you guys?! It's that middle of the week
day in our Theoretical Week, and today, we have...
Nightmare Summoner, Requiel
Clan: Pale Moon
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you
have four or more damage):When this unit attacks a
vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of that
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit is placed on
(VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one
«Pale Moon» from your soul, and call it to (RC).
...Requiel, in short, is the Power Breaker of the
Pale Moon, meaning that his Limit Break is the basic
+5,000 power when it attacks the Vanguard. It's pretty
vanilla nowadays, but sometimes, simple does pretty
well...just not very well here. The Power Break effect
just doesn't cut it very well in this currect format
with Break Rides and Crossrides especially seeing how
they're so good at forcing out extra shield at a 10,000
Power unit like Requiel here.
His other effect is that you can Counterblast 2 to
call any Pale Moon from your Soul to the field. A nice
effect, but there are already others that can do his
effect better...hence our theme this week. In his case,
Luquier is the one that really stands out the most
seeing how she not only brings out more units, but she
gets stronger whenever something comes out of the Soul,
so she can essentially be at 22,000 power just from
using her Limit Break while Requiel becomes 15,000 by
himself with his...numbers ARE a thing...
In short, only use it in a fun deck because Farah and
Luquier are used for most players' circus decks.
Art: 3/5 (Pretty nice artwork for a regular magician)
Next Time: Probably the worst Break Ride in the game...
Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!
Nightmare Summoner, Raqiel
Yes, I know today's card is a bit generic, but owing to
the many people who sing his praises without looking at
him in context, I had to get this one out. He's a
generic 5000 power gainer in Late Game, and when you
ride him, you Counterblast 2 in order to call a unit
from the soul.
People tout this guy as the offensive version of
Mistress Hurricane, but allow me to explain why Mistress
Hurricane is better than this guy if you put the two in
similar decks. Hurricane has the option to be 11k. This
means less combinations to make the opponent force 10k
guard, plus immunity to common 20k hate columns. On top
of this, Raqiel's ability to gain power really isn't
needed and certainly unnecessary; it's not as though
Pale Moon are lacking in good boosters or attackers,
since we have any of the Beast Tamers, Jumping Glenn
with Magician of Quantum Mechanics, Midnight Invader,
and so on.
Even if you argue that he can be combined with a
personal booster to make 21/26k columns, why would you
want to? That combination costs 1 soul every time, and
chances are that there will be little junk that you can
afford to lose from your toolbox. Add onto the fact you
can force the same numbers with Turquoise and Midnight
Invader for nothing at all, and you'll realize it makes
no sense. Plus the fact that your 21k columns would only
be relevant when you have to squeeze in damage in Mid
Game for Late Game punishment and at that point there's
less you'd want to lose from the soul compared to later
in the game.
So, with Magical Partner or no, he just takes up deck
space that could be going into bulkier, better cards.
Don't cut the useful stuff for him or her. Your deck
will thank you for it.
Step right up ladies and gentlemen as we continue the
week by visiting the Circus. From the Pale Moon Circus
we have the talented Nightmare Summoner, Raqiel. This
illusionist can call forth the darkest nightmares from
the soul and make then manifest to truly scare you
senseless. Or can he? That depends on you the audience.
Whomever he calls, the soul suffers a little as it loses
a performer to the stage. If you are an adept user of
Pale Moon, hopefully a good grade 2 made it in or a unit
that can soul charge when it’s put onto the rear guard.
Now is this genuinely magical or an illusion? It depends
on how you play him. He isn’t bad but he isn’t great.
All in all his performance will entertain no matter what
child of all ages he scares senseless.
3/5 Circus goers had to dye their hair after it turned