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Nightmare Summoner, Requiel

- #BT09/018EN (RR)

Date Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014

text: See Below

Rating: 2.13

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Go Rogue,
Go Pro

What's up, you guys?! It's that middle of the week day in our Theoretical Week, and today, we have...

Nightmare Summoner, Requiel
Power: 10000
Grade 3
Clan: Pale Moon
Race: Elf
[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 battle.
[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.

Rating: 2/5
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 "cards-that-sound-good-on-paper-but-don't-hold-up-compared-to-existing-things" 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 pure white.


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