Bushiroad launches a brand-new type of expansion on 9 November 2018 – the Mini Booster. This kind of booster has two unique characteristics: It has 36 cards (2 VR, 4 RRR, 6 RR, 10 R, and 14 C) plus two Parallel cards (2 SVR), and each booster pack only contain two cards, one foil and one non-foil. Additionally, 28 of the 36 cards are reprints from the first two V Series Trial Decks, V Trial Deck 01: Aichi Sendo and V Trial Deck 02: Toshiki Kai, meaning Royal Paladin and Kagero are getting eight new cards. The MSRP of each booster pack is 1,00 €.
Even with most of the set consisting of reprints, PSYqualia Strife still has space for iconic units, one of them being Transcendence Dragon, Dragonic Nouvelle Vague. During the Limit Break era, Dragonic Nouvelle Vague dominated the format and had a whole Kagero deck revolving around him. Now, by [Soul Blast (1) grade 3 or greater], Nouvelle can nullify all the opponent's trigger effects and get an extra 20000 [Power], while losing drive-1. Furthermore, when opponents have five cards in their damage zone, Nouvelle can retire all their rear-guards. While no longer being the powerhouse that he once was, Nouvelle has become a solid unit perfect for specific situations and just like in the past, he comes with his companions, Nouvellecritic Dragon and Nouvelleroman Dragon, offering some ride consistency to the big flame dragon.
It's not just the Kagero clan that’s getting shiny old toys. Once a forgetful promo that saw little to no play, Exculpate the Blaster is the grade 4 Blaster Royal Paladin players have been asking for. With his "All or Nothing" mentality, Exculpate the Blaster has a spicy fun ability: When placed on (VC), the Royal Paladin player chooses one card from his soul and puts the remaining ones in the drop zone. After paying this cost, Exculpate battles all the opponent's units in one single attack – neither Vanguards nor rear-guards are safe from this attack! At the end of the battle that it attacked, however, the player must put two cards from their hand to the soul, retire Exculpate the Blaster, and ride a Blaster Blade from the soul. If the Royal Paladin player doesn't ride a Blaster Blade, he automatically loses the game. Talk about going "all-in!"
PSYqualia Strife is a breath of fresh air. Since all cards can come in foil, this set is perfect for Cardfighters who want to bling-out their favorite decks. By including a couple of meta-relevant cards like Nouvelle and Exculpate plus reprints for the new players who missed the first wave of Trial Decks, V Mini Booster 01 captures the interest of all collectors, beginners, and experienced players. So, grab a Euro and start tearing those boosters open!