Aqua Force as a clan focuses on achieving multi-attacks with multiple rearguards. In addition to this, many abilities are unlocked when these multi-attacks are achieved. Typically, more expensive grade 3 and stride units of this clan have abilities that are activated when four attacks are achieved, while cheaper grade 3 and stride units typically focus on three attacks or less (with the possible exception of Marinefall Dragon). With this in mind and the cards supplied in the new set, this deck list seemed like a good balance between being budget friendly and the strengths of the Blue Storm archetype. Here is the deck list:
3 Marine General of the Heavenly Scales, Tidal Bore Dragon
2 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Sokrates
3 Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Aristoteles
Grade 3 Units
4x Blue Storm Marine General, Zaharias (Legion)
4x Blue Storm Marine General, Sebastian
Grade 2 Units
4x Blue Storm Marine General, Spyros
4x Blue Storm Marine General, Ianis (Legion Mate)
3x Blue Storm Marine General, Gregorios
Grade 1 Units
4x Kelpie Rider, Nicki (Stride Helper)
2x Penguin Soldier
4x Blue Storm Battle Princess, Electra (Perfect Guard)
4x Blue Storm Marine General, Hermes
Grade 0 Units
4x Blue Storm Battle Princess, Doris (Stand)
2x Angler Soldier of the Blue Storm Fleet (Stand)
4x Blue Storm Soldier, Missile Trooper (Critical)
2x Blue Storm Battleship, “Wadatsumi” (Critical)
4 Blue Storm Soldier, Kitchen Sailor (Heal)
1 Officer Cadet, Erikk (Starter)
The deck’s first strategy focuses on reaching the third battle in order to draw cards by dealing damage on the opponent’s vanguard. Tidal Bore Dragon is able to draw a card with the option of calling it to field if it hits on the third battle of the player’s turn (Ianis also has the same ability in the rearguard). Sebastian allows the player to draw a card and retire an opponent’s rearguard when hitting on the third battle as the vanguard or the rearguard.
Sebastian’s retire capability focuses on the deck’s second strategy, which focuses on retiring units from the opponent’s side of field during the third battle. When Sebastian’s on-hit ability seems unlikely to hit, Aristoteles provides a way to retire a unit of the player’s choice. Specifically, Aristoteles retires one unit on opponent’s field when it attacks for the third battle.
The rest of the deck focuses on the restanding capabilities of the trigger lineup and the legion’s ability. The deck benefits from restanding rearguards with on-hit abilities since it helps them have more of a chance of activating their abilities. Other rearguards in the deck benefit from this ability to restand. 10K and 12K beaters (Hermes and Gregorios) are able to force more guard when powered up and stood up due to stand triggers, and Spyros benefits from restanding the booster behind it. Though there are benefits to restanding rearguards in the deck, where does this capability come from? First of all, this comes from running stand triggers in the deck. Secondly, Zaharias is able to stand and power up units with it ability in legion, which happens when he drive checks a copy of the vanguard circle when in legion (in other words, when he drive checks Ianis or Zaharias in the legion).
I hope you enjoyed this deck list. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to put them in the comments section.
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