What's up, you guys?! It's time to look at another
Set 12 shiny card for this week, and we're looking at
another cheaper card...let's see why...
Witch of Cursed Talisman, Etain
Clan: Shadow Paladin
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you
have four or more damage):[Counter Blast (2) & Choose
two of your «Shadow Paladin» rear-guards, and retire
them] At the beginning of the guard step of the battle
that this unit was attacked, you may pay the cost. If
you do, choose an opponent's rear-guards not attacking
or boosting, and retire it.
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit
gets [Power]+3000 until end of that battle.
...I honestly have mixed feelings about this one.
Etain has 10,000 Power, which is pretty meh nowadays
though she becomes 13,000 when she attacks, so she can
at least fight and force out shield against any opposing
unit currently out, so that's always nice. Her Limit
Break is where I'm kind of wish washy about. When she is
attacked, you can Counterblast 2 and sacrifice 2 Shadow
Paladins to retire any unit on the opponent's field that
isn't involved in the current battle. What really bugs
me is the cost as it's a steep one not from the
sacrificing but from the Counterblast 2. Shadow Paladins
have a nice way of retaining field presence whether it's
Macha, Nemain's drawing or even Tartu, but all of those
require Counterblast as well to work, which make cards
like Cursed Lancer viable as he's able to help reuse a
certain amount of damage, but even then, it still seems
like a bit too much in my opinion as most of the popular
units require at least 1-2 Counterblast, and for Etain
here, while her effect is nice seeing how it can either
prevent an attack or weaken it, I still feel that cards
like Il Dońa and The Dark Dictator can be better as they
make a bigger threat than her.
Etain isn't a bad card, but there are just better
choices than her.
Art: 3/5 (She's a witch alright)
Next Time: I mentioned this card in this review.
Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!
Witch of Cursed Talisman, Etain
4th card of the week, and we have quite a weird
character. Etain gains 3k when she attacks a Vanguard.
Nothing we haven't seen before; she's a column former
with Charon to swing for 21k. But you don't use her for
that. You use her for her Limit Break.
And it's strange. When she's attacked, you sack 2
rear-guards and CB 2 to murder a unit that's not
currently attacking or boosting for this battle.
Immediately, you realize that this is for turning two
units, 5k shield average for a total of 10k shield, into
something to block an annoying card and kill it off
permanently. But really, I'm not a fan. It's a bit
inefficient considering it's Counterblast 2 for a +0
wash (you don't have to lose a card guarding, so you
save 1, and the LB makes you -2 to -1 the opponent, so
relative -1). Not only that, when you do use her, you're
at a point where you have to spend quite a lot to stave
off your death. So actually replacing what dies for the
same columns afterwards is difficult.
All in all, not for me. I prefer Ildona over her, and
even then, I STILL wouldn't recommend Ildona for today's