Top 10 Cards of 2009
Blackwing Vayu-the Emblem of Honor
If this card is
face-up on the field, you cannot use it for a
Synchro Summon. If this card is in your Graveyard,
you can remove from play this card plus 1 non-Tuner
"Blackwing" monster in your Graveyard, and Special
Summon 1 "Blackwing " Synchro Monster from your
Extra Deck whose Level equal the total Levels of the
removed monsters. The effect(s) of that Synchro
Monster is negated.
Date Reviewed - 01.07.10
For obvious reasons, this little Ninja Bird of an
Ultra Rare made one hell of a splash on the game,
and a great asset for Blackwing players.
Despite being a Tuner, Vayu cannot be used for
Synchro Summon, except by its own effect. How does
it do that?
Vayu can remove himself from your Graveyard, with
a non-Tuner Blackwing, and then you get a Synchro
Summoned Blackwing whose Level is equal to the total
Level of stars removed. The selected Synchro
Summoned Synchro monster has it's effect(s) negated,
but that's not really a problem either.
We have even more speed in the Blackwing Deck,
which is arguably the fastest Deck in the Format
currently, in Vayu. The combinations here are
seriously grand...you can seriously end a Duel by
having one, or even more copy of Vayu in the
Graveyard. He's not going anywhere.
7 Blackwing-Vayu, the Emblem of Honor
We have a little diminutive Winged Beast that is
level 1 and has 800 ATK is of the DARK variety and
is a Tuner. The effect is that you cannot Synchro
Summon with him while he is one the field, but in
the graveyard you can remove Vayu and another
Blackwing in order to Special Summon a Blackwing
monster from your Extra Deck that is of the same
level as the the number of stars you removed, but
it's effects are negated.
The classic play with this is to use it with
Sirocco to bring out Armed Wing, but you can also
use Elphin or Armed Wing to bring out Armor Master.
This led to a speedy deck that discarded Sirocco and
Vayu and then used Burial From a Different Dimension
to reuse and reuse the effect, swarming the field
with Blackwing monsters. This was the Vayu Turbo
that failed here in the states.
Nowadays, he sees play as a pair or a single of
in Blackwing decks. He allows Blizzard and Gale to
search for another card as well as giving the
Blackwing player even more explosiveness. Even if
they draw it, a quick set and activation of Icarus
Attak put syou back in the game. He can also be used
with Shura's effect. As Shura negates Vayu's effect,
you can Synchro for a level 5 Catastor or Magical
Basically, this guy is a bonus to the already
overpowered Blackwing deck. You have him, you play
him or trade him. That simple.
7 - Blackwing Vayu the Big Emblem
Blackwing Vayu is rather busted in our current
format. To be able to grab it off off Shura is
amazing, but drawing it is the complete opposite.
Vayu+Sirocco makes Armed Wing, Vayu+Wing is Armor
Master, and Vayu+Armor is Silverwind. The card is
sweet since it gives you a free synchro as long as
you have the requirements in your yard, but it sucks
to draw it, and people are actually cutting down on
copies in their decks to help beat the format
better. This card doesn’t define the deck though,
but I will be hitting the card that does later on in
Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor:
Blackwings lose Gale down to one, and then almost
immediately afterward get this at three... life is
good for Blackwing players. This card helped pilot a
Blackwing win at a Shonen Jump, and adds even more
swarm potential to the Blackwing juggernaut. There
are just so many things working for this card...
dark, searchable via Shura or Black Whirlwind, and
tunes from the graveyard over and over again with
Burial from a Different Dimension. This card and
Black Whirlwind are what make Blackwings tier one...
COTD Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor
Vayu can be a very good card. A good tribute for
Icarus Attack, an easy way for Shura to become
Catastor, and a Whirlwind target for Blizzard to
fetch. In Vayu Turbo, it's also a great target for
Allure of Darkness due to Burial From a Different
Dimension. And, similar to Wulf and Necro Gardna,
having a Charge or Ryko mill a Vayu can luckily turn
the tide of the game. I mean, who doesn't just adore
luck determining who wins and loses, right? -.-;;
On the other hand, playing multiple copies of
Vayu can leave you with a dead Vayu in hand without
an Icarus or Grepher to use it with. It's the risk
you run when playing multiple Vayu.
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Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor
A theme I have almost no experience
battling…..awesome! Being out of play for a while I
never approached a Blackwing deck, but that doesn’t
mean these decks have nothing to speak of. Clearly
Vayu maintains what Blackwing’s love, to swarm!
Vayu’s technical advantage lies in the fact that
he’s useful in the grave, thus any card that
requires negative hand advantage is your win. The
turbo abuse of this card through getting big
syncro’s out along with other Blackwing’s prove to
be very synergetic, not to mention downright cool.
Overall, I can give Vayu the props to be number 7 on
our list…it’s just a TRAGEDY it can’t be number six.
Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor
Advanced: 3.5/5 (In both respects, it needs more
support than Arcanite)
Art: Mobster Pigeon/5
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