Greetings! Railgunfan75 here with another Weiss Schwarz post. This time I will be discussing the newly released Re:Zero TD+. For those who were curious about the other things available from the set-and my reviews of the set- click the links below.
The trial deck+ contains many of the same cards as the original TD and those repeated cards are discussed in the Trial deck Review listed above. As is the case will all previous Trial Deck Plus decks, there are a minimum of two copies of each cards in each deck. This makes much easier to not only get a playset of the new cards in the deck, but you can also get more copies of the noteworthy cards featured in the previous trial deck. There are 2 new cards included in the trial deck plus each with a signed variant (yay!) They take the place of the 1/1 7k Vanilla and the 2/1 8500 vanilla that were included in the old trial deck. So let’s take a look at the new cards!
As usual, all images and translations are from http://www.heartofthecards.com. All of the TD Plus cards are listed under the Re:Zero TD.
|RZ/S46-T42 まどろみのひと時 エミリア
Emilia, Half-Asleep Moment
|Trait 1: 魔法 (Magic) Trait 2: 精霊 (Elemental)|
|[A] When your Climax is placed in the Climax Zone, choose 1 of your Characters, and that Character gains +1000 Power for the turn.
[S] BRAINSTORM [(1) Rest this] Flip over the top 4 cards of your Library and put them in the Waiting Room. For each Climax card revealed this way, draw up to 1 card.
The trial deck now includes an additional brainstorm option. I have discussed draw brainstorms previously and my stance hasn’t changed on that. They are a viable option even though they are not the strongest effect among brainstorm cards. In this case, you have a second option for the Emilia waifu decks if you don’t prefer the option from the booster. The second effect is a fairly strong effect, just ask SAO players about that one. In the case of Re:Zero, some of the endgame options do require reversing opponents so the 1k buff can be certainly useful. The level 1 combo which would need the power boost sadly doesn’t sync too well with this card but for the Emilia and Crusch combos while they don’t need it would appreciate an additional 1k power boost. Overall a nice card.
|RZ/S46-T43 愛おしの光 レム
Rem, Adorable Light
|Trait 1: 魔法 (Magic) Trait 2: メイド (Maid)|
|[A] When this is placed from hand to the Stage, draw up to 2 cards, and discard a card from your hand to the Waiting Room.
[A] [(1) Discard a card from your hand to the Waiting Room] When this attacks, you may pay cost. If so, put the top 5 cards of your Library in the Waiting Room, and deal X Damage to your Opponent. X is the number of Climax cards among them. (Damage Cancel can occur)
And with the artwork on this card, all of the Rem fans are jumping for joy. The card itself is a nice level 3, especially for a trial deck. The first effect- draw 2 and discard 1 is always great for setting up endgame options and filtering through the deck at level 3. The second effect could be a very good effect though it is a bit risky. At it’s best, you are attacking with a compressed deck and milling out 2 or 3 climaxes with the attack that you would have possibly triggered. In the worse case scenarios, you mill 5 climaxes which actually might hurt you or you mill no climaxes and deal nothing. It all really depends on whether your deck is in a good situation or not to use this effect. Besides attacking, this effect can also have a fringe defensive benefit. If you are in a situation where you are out of climaxes, this card can mill 7 cards from the top of your deck which could be huge if you need to force yourself to refresh to survive. It also is a nice hand filter and can make the Emilia & Puck combo more consistent or ditch excessive climaxes from hand. Overall, it is a nice tech in option for many option for many decks. While it is a bit risky, these risks can be mitigated. This is a good card in my opinion.
So that concludes my review for the Re:Zero trial deck plus. This deck is a great entry point for new players to enter into the set and can help with building those competitive decks. If you are either looking to get started with the set or improve your decks a bit, then this deck could a worthwhile investment.
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