Another new Blackwing monster ... cuz they need all
the help they can get, right?
Well Ghibli is a pretty decent addition to the
family. What he does is ALMOST prevent against those
pesky 1-turn kills that everyone is afraid of. When
your opponent goes for the direct attack, u can
special summon this bird--thing, effectively halting
that attack. 1600 DEF aint a whole lot, but it can
at least save u from taking a SUPER huge hit. It has
0 ATK, but thats a good thing as it is searchable by
just about anything Dark or Blackwing related that u
can think of. And if it is called upon to fight, u
can swap its ATK with its DEF, so now it can hit for
1600 points. Not bad for a level 3 monster with tons
Not necessary for a Blackwing deck, but not
detrimental either. I'm certain that there are some
kick-ass combos laying within that sooner or later
someone with the time on their hands will figure
Blackwing - Ghibli the Searing Wind:
Don't really know what they were going for when
they made this card. It's a cool effect, along
the lines of Gorz and Trag, but the card itself
isn't nearly as useful. The stats suck for the
most part, and the secondary effect is garbage.
Sure, he can save you from one direct attack in a
pinch, but I'd still rather be running something
else in his place, as blackwing decks have much
better cards to pick from. For that matter,
I'd rather run Gorz or Trag as mentioned earlier.
Interesting design attempt, but for the most part, a
fail in my book.
Blackwing – Ghibli the Searing Wind
is one of the new
This is both a blessing and a bane for the card: yes
it comes to the table with strong supporting cards,
but it also has to compete with all the other
cards for deck space.It is a Dark/Winged Beast, like the other
monsters and this lets it use Dark Support (great)
and Winged Beast support (not so great, but still
It has an abysmal 0 ATK and poor 1600 DEF.This monster has two effects.First it can Special Summon itself like many
monsters: the catch here is that
Ghibli the Searing Wing can Special Summon
itself in response to a direct attack from your
opponent.The good news is that means you can plop it
down into DEF position and stop a weenie cold.The bad news is that it probably won’t
survive, so you’re dropping your hand size just to
save some LP.The second effect is that once per turn,
until the End Phase, it can swap its ATK and DEF
It lets it hit for some damage, but not much.
The main reason to run this is to counter OTK decks.Given that
decks themselves are usually trying to swarm for
game pretty early on, I don’t know if that’s the
The COTD called... It said it wanted better
Blackwing - Ghibli the Searing Wind is one of the
new Blackwing cards, but is going to fall over like
Foehn did (who is this "Fane Chain" you speak of?).
Like Battle Fader, this card is summoned from your
hand when you're about to take a direct hit.
However, unlike Battle Fader, Ghibli doesn't end the
battle phase. He doesn't even negate the direct
attack. He's a waste of a card because the opponent
will just plow through him.
The only utility our actually-black-winged friend
has is his 0 ATK, and allowing you to get something
with Black Whirlwind no matter what's summoned. ...
However, this is only going to be of any use when
you're just overflowing with advantage and there's
no Gale, Bora, Blizzard, etc. to grab.
Additionally, you can flip his stats around for a
turn, but that can't be a good idea because you're
essentially killing him by leaving a 0 ATK monster
in attack position. Ghibli's a victim of bad card
design because there really isn't much he can do.
Art: At least this Blackwing is somewhat black.
Fun Fact: Mmmm-Ghibli. Fun to say.
Tomorrow: Reminds me of that bird enemy from Kirby
Unfortunately most of the Blackwing support from The
Shining Darkness is badly designed for competitive
tournament play. Ghibli the Searing Wind is similar
to Battle Fader, Gorz Emissary of Darkness, and
Tragoedia. Unfortunately for Ghibli, the three cards
mentioned are all amazing and pretty much cover all
the bases in terms of what players seek from the
With the way the current metagame is constructed,
D.D Crow is a far more effective “OTK blocker” than
Ghibli. And because Crow is also a Dark
Winged-Beast, it works with Icarus Attack and Allure
of Darkness (though Ghibli has an edge with Cards
for Black Feathers builds). Ghibli would have been
slightly more playable if it was a tuner as well
with better stats (perhaps 0/1900). Unfortunately,
as it stands the card is average and outclassed by
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