Misaki Tokura is back with her fortune telling business and she's thriving more than ever! This time she's got her own preconstructed deck, including further support for her beloved Oracle Think Tank clan.
Each trial deck includes 50 cards, three Protect Gift Markers, a beginner’s guide, a paper playmat, and four different holographic cards. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of 14,99 € available beginning 8 February 2019. This set reintroduces the Oracle Think Tank to the V Series and adds Magus as a new archetype in Standard.
In the past, Bushiroad introduced the concept of sub-clans, wherein each clan had a specific archetype that came with restricted effects for their use only, promoting synergies and a tribal feeling within the clan itself. One of them was Magus, an Oracle Think Tank sub-clan with a wizardly theme. Their playstyle revolves around looking at the top card of the deck and manipulating their drive checks with it, giving it a "foreseeing" vibe.
Hexagonal Magus is in the spotlight once again as the main grade 3 unit of this trial deck. When placed at the Vanguard circle, by paying [Counter Blast (1)], the player can look at two cards from the top of their deck, put them back at the top in any order, then draw a card. Since drive checking Trigger units is the backbone of Cardfight!! Vanguard, manipulating the top card before drive checking can abruptly change the pace of the game. Hexagonal Magus also gains +5000 [Power] when she drive checks a Trigger unit, augmenting the pressure that this unit alone can make. Furthermore, Hexagonal Magus is the rear-guard counterpart of Rectangle Magus, a grade 2 unit with an identical effect, but costs an extra [Soul Blast (1)]. Finally, Cuore Magus is a grade 1 Magus, also included in this preconstructed deck, that looks at your top two cards and rearranges their order when placed on the Vanguard or rear-guard circle.
Knowing your future drive checks means a lot in Cardfight!! Vanguard. Trial decks were always meant to be a starting point to playing this game and Trial Deck 05: Misaki Tokura provides exactly that. With the core mechanics of the Magus archetype, this set will always be a solid pick no matter the competitive level you intend to play.