Battle For Attoractia ~ Preview Article 10 ~ Life After Valentina

Salutations, my friends. Welcome back to the Battle for Attoractia spoiler articles. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything from our friends over in Shangri-La. How’d that whole coup d’etat thing go? What exactly happened to Valentina? Let’s find out, shall we? Prepare yourself, my friends. Things get a little…dark.

Just in time for their planet to be turned into a regalia.

Well at least we know the revolution was a success. Set Free is a bounce card with a total cost three that can be played at Spell: Chant-Instant speed. It can also be awakened by paying an extra two water will to bounce another resonator. The real strength of this card (besides the instant speed of course) is the fact that it doesn’t return resonators to the opponent’s hand, rather it puts them on top of the opponent’s deck, making their next draw (or two) useless. The problem is the cost. This card is really expensive and has no free cost, meaning you’ll have to pay the entire thing in water will. If it was only a bit cheaper it might see more consistent use, but right now it’s likely too slow in most decks to find a spot, especially when cards like Space-Time Anomaly can provide removal that is far more effective for the cost. However turns of useless draw are not to be underestimated, they can absolutely ruin a game for a player if executed right. Water focused decks my find some good use for this as a sideboard card.

If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

However here’s a water card that’s far better. Separation of body and soul works similarly to the old Portal of Truth card. It destroys a resonator with ATK or DEF different from their printed values. Aka, this card and Arthur, the Dread Lord of Vengeance can destroy everything on the field. This card is incredibly cheap, costing only one water will, making it very effective. The only issue is that it is not instant speed, but the strength of the card is enough that it warrants consideration for decks running water will. This card is perfect for dealing with pesky Lancelots that have been pumped up by things like Necromancy of the Undead Lord.

Yeah…you uh…you might want to put that hat down now…

Hey, would you look at that! Pricia, despite the odds, managed to overcome the evil Valentina. She did it! She won! Shangri-La is free and Pricia and Marybell’s revenge has been exacted. I am not just setting the stage for dramatic irony, only good can come from this turn of events! Anyway, another pretty awesome Pricia resonator (Now we’ve got three!). This Pricia costs two and upon entering the field will initiate a duel of truth ability against an opponent’s J/resonator. Unfortunately she’s a little weak, hitting the stage with only 400 ATK and 500 DEF. She can, however, be pumped up with her own ability which costs one void for an extra 100/100. Plus if you’re running her in a beast deck, you’ve likely got some Sissei’s in your deck as well, which will also beef her up to a point where her entering ability can take out resonators with 600 ATK and DEF, while also not dying to them. This is a simple beast card with some nifty removal that can be beefed up during late game if you need a super tough aggressor in a pinch. However should you find no need for this Pricia card, why not just pay that handy dandy shift cost of three?

Welp. I tried to warn her.

There is no Pricia only Zuul! Er…Valentina! Yes the transformation is complete. As Valentina was struck down she transferred her soul to Pricia’s body, taking it as her own (Something she’s likely been doing for centuries). This card is fairly weak for her cost, with 500 ATK and DEF she’s more like most two cost resonators rather than three cost. But let’s not count her out just yet. When this card is put into a graveyard, you gain control of a target resonator. Yeup. Unlike the TMS Valentina card, which costed more and required you to keep Valentina safe in order to keep control of the stolen resonator. This card costs less and gives you permanent control upon this cards demise. The best part is that Valentina doesn’t have to be destroyed, just put into a graveyard! (Adombrali anyone?) In water decks its quite likely they’ll want to just run this side of the shift card along with cards like Soulhunt and Adombrali to junk her quickly and snag an opponent’s card.

What works? Teamwork!

Hahaha. This card is hilarious with Croco-Shark. Protection of Alice is an addition that will pump a resonator by +200/+200 for each resonator you control, including the added resonator. Obviously this card works well in decks that can easily pump out resonators (Fairies!) and can easily turn a weak card to a fearsome threat.

Mirror mirror on the ball.

Here’s something we haven’t seen too much of in the Alice cluster, card salvage from the graveyard. Spectating Magician is weak for her total cost of four, with only 400 ATK and 800 DEF. However when she hits the field you’ll be able to take a Spell: Chant or Spell: Chant-Instant card from your graveyard right into your hand. And should that card happen to have a total cost of one you may instead choose to play that spell instead of paying its cost. Nothing game breaking obviously, but a copy or two of this card might help out decks that need some extra removal from a card like Soulhunt, or want to cast the previously revealed Separation of Body and Soul again but can’t seem to draw another copy. This card’s rather low combat potential are a bit disappointing but considering this card can offer various forms of removal by free casting a spell and is itself a body, it’s not too bad. Worst case scenario it can make some good fodder for Adombrali once you’ve exhausted her effect.

Marybell lookin’ fierce in the background.

Hey an actual Shion resonator! She’s got an interesting ability, too. When she enters the field you’ll be able to draw a card if you’ve got less cards than your opponent, which shouldn’t be too hard to do. Shion can also bounce a resonator by paying one blue, resting herself, and discarding a card. Now this sounds like a hefty price, and in most decks it is. However! What card loves to be in the graveyard? Well actually there’s a couple. Deathscythe, Arthur, the Dread Lord of Vengeance, Necromancy of the Undead Lord, but my point is they’re all darkness cards and they’re all cards that TMS Shion can utilize in her traditional water/darkness style deck that’s been doing very well in Alice Cluster formats. Plus if you happen to discard a one cost spell you can just play Spectating Magician later and cast it for free!
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That’s all for today, but don’t forget to look for Battle For Attoractia packs! In stores July 1st! Check back on Tuesday at 3pm JST for the next article!

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Written by Jordan E. Blanco

4th Set Booter Pack 「Battle for Attoractia 」


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