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Ice Floe Swordsman, Nightsnow

- #FC02/022EN

Date Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2014

[ACT](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] Choose one card from your drop zone, call it to (RC), and that unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn. This ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn. [ACT](Drop zone):[Counter Blast (2) & Soul Blast (2)] If you have a grade 3 or greater vanguard, ride this card as [Stand].

Rating:  3.50

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Ice Floe Swordsman, Nightsnow
I think we just found the replacement for Cocytus Reverse as Nightmist's partner. This unit's Limit Break is to Counterblast 1 and sacrifice a rear-guard to revive ANYTHING from the drop zone and give it 5k until the end of the turn. And as a normal skill, if you have a Grade 3 Vanguard and Nightsnow is in the drop zone, Counterblast 2 and Soulblast 2 to ride it.
So obviously the 2nd skill is supposed to be used to Superior Break Ride on top of Nightmist without committing from the hand, although resources at this time do need to be watched given the soul is reserved for Sea Strolling Banshee and the Counterblast for Samurai Spirit. So it should really only be used if your field is so horrible it can't be reclaimed other than through the double Break Ride turn. Or you have absolutely no other Grade 3 in hand.
The Limit Break is of course the perfect partner to Nightmist's Break Ride, sacrificing a unit set to die for any unit that won't. He's the perfect way to set up Corrupt Dragon, granting 8k power to it for columns. And best of all, it has no need for excessive Samurai Spirits to pick up the slack, although the option doesn't hurt.
Downside is that unlike Cocytus Reverse, alone, it can't replicate much of what its intended gambit is supposed to do because it's always reviving on a 1:1 basis, but it can at least revive cards like Sea Strolling over the course of several turns without the risk of decking out, so at least there's that.
Nightsnow is one of three units I can name off the top of my head here that isn't suck-tacular. The last one's tomorrow.

Ice Floe Swordsman, Nightsnow
Well, what do you know?  A new Granblue boss that replaces Cocytus and Cocytus R finally.  While Granblue had Deadly Swordmaster and Deadly Spirit, as well as Monster Frank, none of them were really that good for reviving, since all they could revive was themselves.
And this is a Granblue Unit that is really good.  While a touch costly with a CB2 and a Soul Blast of 2 to revive from the drop zone, it revives as a Vanguard and can, most likely, instantly grab you another unit from the drop zone.
The best combo for this card is to ride the Break Ride Nightmist onto Nightmist, reviving 2 units, then using this to break ride again to revive another 2 units, then use the Limit Break to kill one of your other units, most likely a Hades Steersman, and revive another unit from the drop zone.  Each unit gets an extra 5000 for the turn and...
Wait, five units, all getting +5000 for the turn?  Where did I..?
Oh yeah, it's Platina Ezel's Ultimate Break, just going off a bit quicker than what Platina Ezel could do.  And if you revived units like Sea Strolling Banshee to draw extra cards, though that would seemingly interfere with Nightsnow...  Unless you used things like Rough Seas Banshee earlier to draw additional cards...
This is one of the better cards in Fighter's Collection and one of the strongest Granblue cards in awhile.  Works perfectly with the Break Ride and can do some nasty, crazy things.
Plus, like I said yesterday, running the regular unit, and the Reversed unit along with the Break Ride isn't easy to do.
Rating: 4/5


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