07/21/03 – Monday
Blue Style Mastery – Buu Saga
Rare - #128
Power: All of your Blue Style physical attacks
do +2 life cards of damage. During your "Defender Defends" phase you
may remove any amount of Blue Style cards in your discard pile from
the game instead of using a Defense. Prevent 2 life cards of damage
from the attack for each Blue Style card removed.
Wrong. Just wrong. Well, more annoying than
This Mastery stalls to death. This Mastery,
for all intensive purposes, generally means you have a larger life
deck. That, of course, can do a lot of things.
Defensive Buu can reduce life cards, and with
this Mastery, very little damage will leak through. That allows
anyone with this Mastery to have enough time to finish off other
decks with little resistance. It won’t affect Krillin’s Heat Seeking
Blast, but for the most part it can endure a lot of the onslaught
that is thrown at it.
The problem with this Mastery is most people
running this will run a lot less blocks, and thus they will get
pummeled if their discard is removed or their Mastery gets shut off
(via North Kai, Saiyan Power Beam, Saiyan Charge). One combat can
finish off any deck with this Mastery.
This Mastery only prevents the beatdown
victory, or more or less stall it. Decks that win by anger, Dragon’s
Victory, DB, or Backlash can effectively get around this Mastery
since it shouldn’t harm them much. You will have to run a ton of
support cards to make this Mastery work in a deck that techs against
Don’t forget the other part of the Mastery;
the addition to physical attacks. Blue doesn’t have very many, but
it does pack some strong ones like Blue Round Throw. Being able to
physical along with a strong Mastery is nice, but Blue really needs
better Blue cards to make this used to its full potential.
Standard: 3.6 out of 5.0 (very strong Mastery;
can be better than CS but more often not; works nicely against
beatdown, but more Blue cards needed) Tuff Enuff: 3.9 out of 5.0 (beatdown
Sealed: 3.5 out of 5.0 (depends on how much
Blue you pull) ~matthewlow