The fourth trial brings a brand-new exotic world, filled with beasts and fauna. The lung of Cray not only provides fuel to the world, but also includes all forms of aquatic life, so a threat to this nation represents a threat to the whole planet. In Cardfight!! Vanguard OverDress, major alliances were made between the old clans and the result was the creation of six nations, including Stoicheia and their innumerous forms of life. One of them is the Beast Kingdom and this one is a D Start Deck 04 exclusive.
Each D Start Deck 04 contains a 50-card pre-constructed deck with 15 different cards - one holographic, plus a paper playmat. D Start Deck 04 releases on 14 May 2021 and the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of each pre-constructed deck is 3,99 €.
Unlike other nations, Stoicheia was created with the alliance of two old nations, Zoo and Magallanica. Since the Zoo nation represented the fauna and flora in Neo Nectar, Megacolony, and Great Nature and Magallanica is host to the vast seas that cover the planet with Aqua Force and Granblue, Stoicheia is a rich and prosperous nation with the best interests of Cray in mind. Stoicheia was the name of the great sage that founded this nation, a land where the world’s best minds would gather within the deep lung of the Planet Cray. The Sylvans are one of its kingdoms, ruled by the Sylvan King himself, Sylvan Horned Beast King, Magnolia, and if you want a peek into their jungles, Cardfight!! Vanguard's tabletop might just be what you're looking for.
Sylvans main strategy is multi attacking, a technique taught by their Great Nature roots. Magnolia, instead of [Stand]ing Rear-Guards, allows them to attack from the safety of their backrow. At the end of the battle wherein Magnolia attacked, by paying [Counter Blast (1)], the player gets to choose one Rear-Guard and until the end of that turn, that unit can attack from the back row and gets [Power]+5000. If the player happened to [Persona Ride] this turn, they can choose three Rear-Guards instead of one.
[Persona Ride] is a new mechanic of the game itself and is present in all nations. [Persona Ride] activates when your Vanguard with a specific icon is rode upon by a unit with the same card name as itself, granting [Power]+10000 to the front row and one draw.
Since Magnolia is the engine of the deck, the cogs are perfectly aligned as well. Sylvan Horned Beast, Lattice gets a skill from the back row when he attacks a Vanguard, gaining [Power]+10000 by paying [Soul Blast (1)]. Sylvan Horned Beast, Charis gets only [Power]+5000, but no [Soul Blast] is required. Since attacks from the back row are unboosted, this extra [Power] is crucial to surpass the opposite Vanguard.