SAO English

It released a little over two weeks ago. For the first time I can sink into my favourite series without referring to the web for every single card and memorize them. SAO is a weird duck, even if you have full playsets of every card, you’ll still make a cross colour deck with minimal maximum copies. This is both confusing and refreshing at the same time. There seems to be focus, but each colour has about 2-3 distinct differences and literally begs to be paired up with another colour.


So far I got almost every card except for Lightning Flash Asuna. Got two copies of Asuna Invites to Party instead (which,  by itself, a very good card as well). The most duds that you can visibly see is Green, but I wouldn’t dismiss it yet. I’m pretty sure there’s an awesome deck waiting for Leafa/Suguha to be part of. Red gets a big boost by having part of Green’s card share it seems. Anyway, here’s the featured characters and their colours:

Yellow: Major Character: Asuna. Minor Character: Heathcliff, Kuradeel

Green: Major Character: Suguha/Leafa. Minor Character: Recon

Red: Major Character: Silica (a LOT of Silica), Lisbeth. Minor Character: Pina

Blue: Major Character: Kirito, Yui. Minor Character: Agil, Klein

Kirito’s card pool seems to be having a more supportive role than the main, especially backing up Asuna. Best character of the lot falls to she who was featured in only 1 episode, Silica. With Pina providing her Level 3 card a pseudo Encore of sorts, and multiple ways to retrieve Pina to your hand, she’s just insane. Her prices are quite a decent online as well. Out of the other major characters, Silica seems to have the best support and framework to get a deck solely featuring her alone easy to build and play.

Next up will be Fate Zero english booster. I don’t think I’ll be jumping into that, since SAO will probably take a lot of my cash for the foreseeable short future. I doubt I’ll go all the way to get 4 copies of every card, but I’ll hit enough that I can make a decent deck that I will want to play often without changing it up too many times.

Addendum: Errata: For Pina’s Heart, instead of search for a card with Pina in its name, it’s search for a character with Pina in its name. Just so you know. The reprints of this set will have the correct text.

Posted on August 5, 2013, in CCG, The Little Sensei, Weiss schwarz and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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