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Special Appointment Professor, Arusha
- #G-TCB02/009EN

Date Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2016

[AUTO](VC):Success 25000 (When your rear-guard's [Power] becomes 25000 or greater, this unit becomes successful until end of turn) [AUTO](VC) Generation Break 1:[Choose a card from your hand, and discard it] When this unit becomes successful, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] this unit. [AUTO](VC) Generation Break 1:When this unit attacks, choose one of your rear-guards, until end of turn, it gets [Power]+4000, and this unit gets "[CONT](VC):This unit cannot be chosen by trigger effects.". (Trigger effects cannot be assigned to it)

Rating:  3

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Special Appointment Professor, Arusha
 
Ah, he was so close to being really good. How close? Well, Arusha packs the Success skill: if a rear-guard's power hits 25k+ by any means, be it skills, triggers, boosting, whatever, he becomes successful, and when he becomes successful with GB1 online, you pitch a card to re-stand him. His third and final GB1 skill activates on attack: he gives a rear-guard 4k, and then Arusha becomes unable to be chosen by trigger effects until end of turn. (Yes, unfortunately that's an errata, live with it).
 
Oh dear. Well, an extra attack on VG circle is always nice, and it's a +1 overall for you. While he certainly will not be gaining any extra Criticals for you, the opponent still can't just 1-to-pass you. Why? Because you could still apply all power to Arusha's BOOSTER, so Arusha himself will gain more power. Well, assuming he swings boosted, because without the ability to gain power through some other means like a Break Ride, one of the attacks is going to be piss-weak and blockable with a 5k shield. Or since it's only one damage, no guard the little bitch.
 
So overall, not especially good, or at least not as good as he appears. As far as backups to Bigbelly go, I'd rather go with Chatnoir, since at least the fail-con sucks a little less.
 
3/5


Winston Fairwinds

[Special Appointment Professor, Arusha]

Dammit, English Bushiroad screwed up card text again, so we're gonna start this review from the bottom skill to the top. Like many Great Nature units, Arusha can give 4k to a unit when he swings, but if you do, Arusha cannot be given any sort of trigger effect for the rest of the turn. This isn't the worst, because Great Nature rearguards get notoriously swole, thus, your rearguards are the ones putting in all the work anyway. This ain't Overlord.dek. 

Once any of your rearguards reach 25k power, ditch just one card and Arusha restands, with no loss in drive checks. Neat. At first, I was kind of apprehensive about a restanding Vanguard that can't receive trigger effects, because the main draw in most restanding vanguards is that they're not dependent on your rearguards. But like I said earlier, your rearguards (Tusk Master, Crayon Tiger, Tapir) are what win you games, even more so if you give a crit on a rearguard that's just gonna restand via Tusk/Crayon.

Do note that Success triggers by power gained by any means, including the basic motion of boosting a unit. One unit doesn't need to be 25k by itself; once a row swings for 25k or higher, Arusha can restand.

The easiest thing that comes to mind as far as backup Grade 3s is Chatnoir; setting up the breakride turn is easy from the FC2015 Winter support, and the fact that G-Guards are a thing.

Arusha can definitely put in work, but Bigbelly has more utility available to him that Arusha can't match, mainly Aliberry. You can still roll heads with Arusha though.

3/5

 


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