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Weiss Schwarz Wednesdays: 2-3-16 Deck profile: Haruhi: Brigade Leader

Greetings ordinary humans! This week on Weiss Schwarz Wednesdays, I have this blogs’ second post on the Haruhi set. This week I have decided to feature one of my Haruhi decks in honor of the release of the English version. This deck could be best described as a Haruhi waifu build. It is important to note that all of the cards in this deck are from the full booster, as such all of these cards are now available in English. So without any further delay. Here is the deck list with the cards abilities. (The English names will be used as all of these cards are part of the booster just released. All info from ws-tcg.com.)

Deck List (For an abbreviated deck list go here http://wsdecks.com/deck/1920/)

Level 0    16 cards

x2  Wedding Dress Haruhi    SY/W08-108

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ Dress

【CONT】 This card gets +500 power for each card in your clock.

x3  Kyon  SY/W08-001

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Traits: SOS Brigade

【AUTO】 [(1) Put a 《Brigade Leader》 character from your stage into your clock] When this card is placed on the stage from your hand, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one card named “”Usual” Haruhi”, put it on any position of your stage, and shuffle your deck.

x2  X-Mas Party Kyon’s Sister  SY/W08-003

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Traits: Animal

【AUTO】 Bond/ “”Usual” Kyon” [Put the top card of your deck into your clock] (When this card is played and placed on stage, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose a card named “”Usual” Kyon” in your waiting room, and return it to your hand)

【ACT】 Brainstorm [(1)] Reveal four cards from the top of your deck, and put them into your waiting room. For each climax revealed, choose one of your characters with “Kyon” in its card name, and that character gets +1 soul until end of turn.

x3 Center of the World, Haruhi and Puny Haruhi  SY/W08-055

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【CONT】 If this card is in the middle position of your center stage, this card gets +1000 power.

x3  Hot Springs Haruhi   SY/W08-054

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【AUTO】 When this card becomes 【REVERSE】, if this card’s battle opponent is level 0 or lower, you may 【REVERSE】 that character.

【AUTO】 When this card becomes 【REVERSE】 in battle, choose one of your 《SOS Brigade》 characters, and that character gets +1500 power until end of turn.

x3 Flowers in Both Hands Haruhi  SY/W08-063  (TD Version SY/W08-TE02)

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【CONT】 Assist All of your characters in front of this card get +500 power.

【AUTO】 [(1)] When your character’s trigger check reveals a climax, if that card’s trigger icon is ComeBack, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent’s level 1 or lower characters in the center stage, and put it into his or her waiting room.

Level 1       12 Cards

x2 Super Editor-in-chief Haruhi and the Assistants SY/W08-113

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Traits: SOS Brigade

【ACT】 [(2) 【REST】 this card] Choose a character in your waiting room, and return it to your hand.

【ACT】 [【REST】 this card] Choose one of your 《SOS Brigade》 characters, and that character gets +1000 power until end of turn.

【ACT】 [(2) 【REST】 this card] Deal one damage to your opponent. (This damage may be canceled)

x4 “Usual” Haruhi  SY/W08-056

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【AUTO】 When this card’s battle opponent becomes 【REVERSE】, you may put this card into your memory. If you do, at the beginning of your next draw phase, choose a card named “”Usual” Haruhi” in your memory, and put it on any position of your stage.

x3  XMas Party Haruhi and Kyon   SY/W08-051

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【CONT】 All of your other 《Brigade Leader》 characters get +1000 power.

x3  Haruhi Hates Boredom  SY/W08-060

 

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【AUTO】 [(6)] When this card is placed on the stage from your hand, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose an 《Alien》 character, a 《Time》 character, and a 《Psychic Ability》 character in your waiting room, and return them to your hand.

【AUTO】 Encore [Put a character from your hand into your waiting room] (When this card is put into your waiting room from the stage, you may pay the cost. If you do, return this card to its previous stage position as 【REST】)

Level 2 

x3 Haruhi’s Victory Declaration  SY/W08-066  (SY/W08-TE06)

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ Japanese Clothes

【AUTO】 Change [(1) Put this card into your clock] At the beginning of your encore step, if this card is 【REST】, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose a card named “Trouble Girl, Haruhi” in your waiting room, and put it on the stage position this card was on. 【ACT】 Brainstorm [(3)] Reveal three cards from the top of your deck, and put them into your waiting room. Choose a level X 《Brigade Leader》 character in your waiting room, and put it on any position of your stage. X is equal to the number of 《Brigade Leader》 characters revealed among those cards.

x2 SOS Brigade Leader, Haruhi  SY/W08-052

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Traits: Brigade Leader ・ SOS Brigade

【AUTO】 [(2)] When a card named “Birth of SOS Brigade!” is placed on your climax area, if this card is in your center stage, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one level 2 or lower 《SOS Brigade》 character, put it on any position of your stage, and shuffle your deck.

x2  Nagato & Koizumi in the Clubroom SY/W08-012

Level 3

x4  Trouble Girl Haruhi   SY/W08- 069 (SY/W08-TE08)

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Traits: Brigade Leader-Book

【AUTO】 When this card is placed on the stage from your hand or by a “Change” effect, you may put the top card of your clock into your waiting room.

【AUTO】 When this card attacks, if a card named “Someday in the Rain” is in your climax area, you may deal one damage to your opponent. (This damage may be canceled)

Events

x3  I’m Not Interested in Ordinary Humans  SY/W08-072

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If you do not have a 《Brigade Leader》 character, this card cannot be played from your hand. Search your deck for up to two 《SOS Brigade》 characters, reveal them to your opponent, put them into your hand, and shuffle your deck. Choose a card in your hand, and put it into your waiting room.

Climaxes

x4  Birth of SOS Brigade  SY/W08-074  (SY/W08-TE09)

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【AUTO】 When this card is placed on your climax area from your hand, draw a card, choose one of your characters, and that character gets +2000 power and +1 soul until end of turn.

x4  Someday in the Rain! SY/W08-075  (SY/W08-TE10)

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【CONT】 All of your characters get +1000 power and +1 soul. (: When this card triggers, you may choose a character from your waiting room, and return it to your hand.)

DECK STRATEGY

Level 0 has some fun options. The level 0 reverser or Center of the World Haruhi are nice first turn plays. The assist is useful from the get go as it also provides a means to pay out any early triggered gate climaxes. If possible using Kyon to change one of the lvl 0 characters to “Usual Haruhi” is not a bad play either as the card will run over pretty much any level 0 character and start gaining you hand and stock advantage via it’s effect.

At Level 1, the game plan is to hopefully have 1 or 2 “Usual: Haruhi in hand and using it’s memory ability to maintain handsize and to keep a field presence on your turn. Christmas Party Haruhi and Kyon, Super Editor Haruhi,  and Hot Springs Haruhi can help to make to make this happen with the power buffs they can provide. The 2 stock is a worthwhile cost for Christmas Party as the 1000 global boost can make a huge difference in certain matchups. If you have neither of these cards, the event can be used to search out the cards you need. In addition the event does serve as a quasi brainstorm effect by taking out 2 potential damage from the deck. This level takes a little bit of strategy as the power levels are below average.

Level 2 is all about building stock and setting up for the end game. Haruhi’s Victory Declaration can be used as a brainstorm and as a means to bring put the deck’s level 3. Ina addition, the climax combo with SOS Brigade Leader Haruhi can be used to bring out another copy of itself to add another two soul attacker of the global assist if you don’t have it already.

At Level 3 the strategy is a simple one. Use Trouble Girl Haruhi to heal and it’s climax combo to push for extra damage. If Trouble Girl is not available, you can use Super Editor in Chief Haruhi to salvage Trouble Girl or deal an additional damage. Besides that attacking with the costless level 0’s and 1’s to deal soul damage is the plan. The Kyon’s Sister brainstorm works great here as well as it’s brainstorm can taget itself and that card can deal additional soul damage or potentially side for game. The event also comes in handy here as the search effect could help to compress to get to those critical cancels.

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

The deck is strongest when it can pull off it’s gameplan at level 0 and level 1. The lvl 0 assist allows you to immediately pay out salvage climaxes and get rid of troublesome early and mid game characters. With the prevalence of reversers in the game today, this is a useful tool. When you can get one or two “Usual” Haruhi abilities off this will help you to maintain hand sizer and generate stock for the late game. If this is repeated for multiple turns then hand size or field presence won’t be a problem. Fortunately, the deck does have options for getting this card in play. The global assist  and the level 0 reverser allows for some sustainability in certain situations and makes the mid game viable. The endgame has a great game ending option with Trouble Girl Haruhi which not only heals but is able to deal extra damage for no additional stock cost. If that card is unable to be played, Super Editor Haruhi is a nice alternative to either salvage a character or to deal the final damage.

The weaknesses of this deck are characteristic of the set itself. Due to the age of the set, the power curve of the deck does not keep up with many of the top sets. As such to play this deck, one has to be a little more selective as to what cards to play when. In addition, the deck is pretty stock intensive as there are a lot of costed characters and effects. This deck can suffer more than some decks when it is climax screwed as it’s brainstorm cards can’t be searched out. The traits also can be an issue for this deck as there is no effective way to search the lvl 2 changer or the level 3. Because of this if you don’t trigger the salvage climax or draw into these cards, the endgame can be difficult to execute.

The deck overall is a lot of fun to play. While it can be inconsistent as many waifu centric decks are, it does have some great tools to work with and can win some games for you. There are great card combos to be pulled of with this deck and the shenanigans are fitting of a deck based of the Haruhi series. If you are looking for a fun deck, give this deck type a try.

This concludes my Haruhi deck profile. Next week, I will shift to a different topic (I know there has been a lot of Haruhi content of late). If you have any thoughts or suggestions concerning the deck or the formatting of the deck profile, please leave them in the comments below. Also please follow me on Facebook (Railgunfan75’s geek blog) and Twitter (@Railgunfan75) for news and updates. Also please check out MadMaz Reviews (www.madmazreviews.com)for more content. So until next time this is Railgunfan75 signing off!

 

 

 

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