Scharhrot here with an all new post, this time modding a less-liked keyword: Thunderstrike. Thunderstrike was brought into Narukami as it’s personal keyword, but fizzled out due to it not being compatible with older sub clans or decks.
But in this post, I am not making the keyword compatible with older subclans, I’ll make that clear right now.
Thunderstrike itself is a count of bound cards in your opponent’s bind zone. This ability isn’t all that new. A certain archetype (read: Dunagree)did that before it was cool, but it bound it’s own cards.
So now, I will return to it’s roots and make Thunderstrike git gud.
The cards that made me write this post are Ground Breaking General, Bisham and Conquering Supreme Dragon, Closer Dragon. Bisham is used as a support Grade 3 for Vanq decks (tbh I didn’t know it existed), and Closer Dragon is the newly revealed GB8 for Narukami. Notice how it’s skill reads “in both players bind zone”? That thing got me thinking.
What if this is a sign that Bushi is going to make Narukami bind itself? I mean, Bisham does that and kinda helps in multi attacking, but what if this was a sign for something…… more.
The way I see it, Thunderstrike may morph into a multiattack/control clan. How, you ask? So let’s have a look at some of my (borken) CACs below:
Dragonic Vanquisher “RAIDEN”
AUTO VC GB3 Thunderstike 5 (CB1) When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may choose any number of your rearguards, retire them, and bind them face up. For each card bound by this effect, draw a card. Then, if the number of rearguards bound by this effect is three or more, each players chooses two cards from their drop zone, binds them face up, and you may CC2.
AUTO VC At the beginning of your turn, you may bind up to two cards from your drop zone face up. If you do, CC1/SC1. Then, if you bind two cards, until the end of the turn, your units’ Thunderstrike ability changes to “Thunderstrike X- This ability is active if you have X face up cards in your bind zone” and draw a card.
AUTO VC (CB1 & SB1) During your turn, when your G Unit Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, bind upto three cards from your drop zone, and your opponent binds the same number of cards from his/her drop zone face up. Choose one of your vanguards, and until the end of the turn, it gets “CONT VC Thunderstrike 3 All your units in the front row get +1k for each face up card in each players’ bind zone”
LOL, I don’t mind if its broken. So with that, you’ll have a fairly decent idea about the route Thunderstrike CAN go on. If you don’t mind, here are some more CACs:
Conquering Supreme Command Dragon , Apokalypse Volt Dragon
AUTO VC 1/TURN: (Persona Flip) When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card, and until the end of the turn, this unit gets “AUTO VC At the end of the battle your rearguard attacked a vanguard, you may retire that unit and bind it face up. If you do, choose a card from your bind zone, put it in your hand, and CC1.” And “AUTO VC Thunderstrike 5 (Bind a card from your drop zone face up) When this unit’s drive check reveals a grade 1 or greater rearguard, you may choose a card from your bind zone, call it to RC. Then, if the drive checked card has the Thunderstrike ability, you may bind that card face up, and perform another drive check. If you do, this unit loses this ability until the end of the turn”
CONT G ZONE Thunderstrike 7 (CB2 and put 2 cards from your bind zone on the bottom of your deck) When your vanguard is attacked by a unit, you may pay the cost. If you do, you may either draw 2 cards, or choose one of your opponent’s rearguards, and your opponent retires all of his/her rearguards in that column, and binds them face up.
Black Thunder Dragoon
AUTO RC Thunderstrike 3 GB2 At the end of the battle this unit attacked a vanguard, you may retire this unit and bind it face up. If you do, choose a card not named “Black Thunder Dragoon” from your bind zone, and call it to RC. Then, if you have a vanguard with “Vanquisher” in it’s card name, draw a card, and the called unit gets +2k until the end of the turn.
AUTO (CB1)When this unit is placed on VC or RC, look at the top 5 cards of your deck, choose upto 2 cards among them, and bind them face up, and shuffle your deck. Then, if you bound 2 cards, search your deck for up to 1 card with “Vanquisher” in it’s card name, and put it in your hand.
Let me know your thoughts about the cards in the comments! Also, you are welcome to supplement this with your own CACs!
Until next time!