Almost 20 years after the original series’ first airing, it’s time to once again walk the streets of Tomoeda. Join Sakura Kinomoto as she starts attending Junior High School, while also reprising her role as Cardcaptor to confront the challenges posed by the Clear Cards. After swiftly winning over the hearts of nostalgic fans, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is now ready to join the fight as Weiss Schwarz’s first English language exclusive set!
For the first time ever, Bushiroad is tight-lipped about releasing the full spoiler of a new set. But this also makes it more exciting and open to more speculation! Here ae the cards you need to know:
Sakura Kinomoto is by far the most unique card and it is rather powerful as well. A Change effect that bounces the enabler back into hand is already pretty good, since it makes it extremely easy to play multiple advance summons over consecutive turns, which certain decks really struggle against. However, the ability to bring into play one of four different cards out of the waiting room is straight up ridiculous, making the card's versatility insane!
Two of the Change targets are looking extra good: Cardcaptor Sakura: GALE has a pretty classic profile with a cantrip effect that increases the consistency of its climax combo, which in turn allows the player to press damage at level 2 and gain field advantage; Cardcaptor Sakura: RECORD stands out because of its ability to spawn additional copies of itself. Its cross-turn clock-kick effect is a fan favorite. The last two Change targets, Cardcaptor Sakura: REFLECT and Cardcaptor Sakura: SIEGE, will surely not disappoint either.
Additionally, each of the aforementioned advance summons has a dedicated Event to synergize with. Clear Card: GALE, Clear Card: RECORD, Clear Card: REFLECT, and Clear Card: SIEGE go to Memory after use and give a power boost to their respective level 3. Their effects are very diverse, so they'll fit into many different archetypes.
For those who are not fond of the whole Change package, Tomoyo: Enamored Friend and Yue: Moon Guardian are solid endgame options, while Akiho: Just Visiting is a flexible advantage engine that allows any random beater to generate hand size.
Does this set live up to its hype and expectations? There is certainly some amount of pressure on the first English Edition exclusive set. Releasing on 22 February 2019, pick up a Trial Deck+ and an all-new supply set to answer this question yourself!