Well here we are again, my friends. Another preview article season draws to a close. Remember way back when the new Machina ruler was revealed? He was a water ruler. Seemed a bit odd at the time considering all the machine support has been void. Well that changes today. Our last article is the remaining machine support, including both void and water cards. Machines were already looking pretty strong in Battle for Attoractia, so let’s see how things get even crazier!
Now THAT is a screwdriver.
Here’s an interesting card. Technician of Leginus is a bit of a gambler. Upon entry he will let you look at the top two cards of your deck and deck any void cards among them into your hand. Obviously there’s no guarantee you’ll get anything from this ability, but considering the high volume of void cards in a machine deck, and factoring the usage of cards like Hydromonica, this ability is fairly reliable. Once on the field it makes for a somewhat weak body for the cost with only 600 ATK and DEF, but considering its likely to pull two cards with the technician’s ability the cost may just be worth it in the right situations.
Partly metal, partly real.
Here’s an fun little card for machine decks. Machine Sympathizer comes into play with 300 ATK and DEF for a total cost one, putting it on the stronger side for its cost. But most turn one plays will be to generate some kind of advantage for you, so this card may serve you better as a late game play. Why? Well because this resonator will gain +200/+200 for each resonator with no attribute you control. Considering the ease of maintaining a high volume of void cards on the field with resonators like Ro-Box, this card can be an incredibly cheap and powerful play later in the game.
Not exactly sure why she’s got fairies helping her, but whatever.
Oh boy here we go. as if Remote Control Beast and Remote Control Golem weren’t fast enough already. Engineer of Leginus costs two will for a measely 400 ATK and DEF. However any machine deck is giong to want to run a couple copies of this card. Why? Because this card let’s you pay one less void to play spells with no attribute (keep in mind that it can’t go lower than one void total for the cost by this effect.) But combined with the remote control cards’ own natural cost reduction abilities, this can get their costs down to zero extremely quickly, and of course the reduction of other machine cards will help keep your will plentiful as well. This card can add some incredible speed to machine decks, something they’ve always lacked.
Jeeze I didn’t know those things were hand made.
Here’s another card that combos very well with Hydromonica. In order to cast this spell you’ll need to banish a machine and pay three will, a somewhat hefty cost, but it can be worth it if done right. This spell will make you reveal cards from the top of your deck until you hit a machine card. Then you slap that machine card right into your field and put the rest back into your main deck. Under normal circumstances this is a gamble. But we don’t accept normal circumstances. With Hydromonica at our disposal this card becomes a very easy way of fielding a strong machine resonator like Marybell or Remote Control Golem fairly early in the game, helping you take field advantage quickly.
Sooooo is that like…an afro?
So here we’ve got yet another low cost water resonator that supports our machine cards. This fellow is packing some of the highest DEF on a total cost one resonator in the game, with enough DEF to shield you from Lancelot. Plus this fellow can rest himself to give a void resonator an extra 400 DEF. While not quite as powerful as some of the other abilities we’ve seen, this card can serve as a great waller for the first couple turns and then be banished to Adombrali later on for an extra draw.
And just in case Bulwark Architect wasn’t enough defense for you, we’ve got Artificial Moon. This card is pretty straightforward. It has no abilities, costs two void, and has 1500 DEF. This thing is a straight wall plain and simple. It’s survivability and stalling power makes it great if you’re hoping to play March of the Machine Lord as a win condition. You get a couple of these on the field (for one void with Engineer of Leginus!) and you’ve got cards that will reduce the cost of the spell that’ll be pretty annoying for your opponent to remove without destruction spells, plus you’ll keep yourself safe from pesky attackers with the moon’s colossal defense. Something interesting to note is that this card has a dual typing of both machine and moon. The unusual moon typing makes for some interesting uses of this card in non-machine decks.
Was the tongue an important part of the design?
Man we’ve sure got a lot of one cost cards today. This one is actually a machine though, meaning it can be searched out with Machina, the Machine Lord. This card, similar to our afro buddy, has no ATK and some fairly high DEF. However this card is all about the stealth ability. Drop this card down in your chant-standby area for two void and let it lie in wait. When one of your machines becomes the target of your opponent’s spell or ability you can flip this little guy right into your field and when you do he cancels that spell or ability AND let’s you draw a card. While certainly not a card you’ll want to run four copies of, this card’s low cost makes it easy to search with Machina and having a copy or two in your deck can help save you from your opponent messing with your heavy hitters when you’re ready to one turn KO your opponent with them.
Hey look! It’s the armor from that other card!
Y’know, it’s funny. Back before Battle for Attoractia the issue was not having enough useful machine cards to carve out a win for Machina decks. Now we’ve got the exact opposite problem. There’s so many good cards it’s hard to decide which is the best. Machine Lab of Leginus is an addition field that will let you revive a machine card in your graveyard, as long as that machine costs two or less. A bit odd that this one time ability is on an addition: field card and not a spell: chant or something, but it’s still a very useful ability. After a Ro-Box bites the dust, you can bring it back with this card to help keep your field plentiful for that March of the Machine Lord play. This card, being a void spell can also be reduced to a cost of one to play with Engineer of Leginus.
That’s all for the Battle for Attoractia Spoiler articles! Thanks for sticking it out and checking out the latest cards! Don’t forget to look for Battle For Attoractia packs! In stores July 1st!
Written by Jordan E. Blanco