Monday, April 29, 2013

TACHYON GALAXY PREVIEW: Noble Knight Gwalchavad & Noble Arms of Destiny

The Noble Knights aren't over yet! (Although thankfully they aren't Sneak Preview promos anymore.) Let's take a look at this Monday's double World Premiere preview from LTGY:

Noble Knight Gwalchavad
Light / 4 / Warrior / 1500 / 1800
This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field. While equipped with a “Noble Arms” Equip Spell Card, this card becomes an Effect Monster with this effect.
●You can target 1 “Noble Knight” monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand, and if you do, destroy 1 “Noble Arms” Equip Spell Card you control. You can only use this effect of “Noble Knight Gwalchavad” once per turn.

Noble Arms of Destiny
Equip Spell
You can only control 1 face-up “Noble Arms of Destiny”. Equip only to a Warrior-Type monster. Once per turn, the equipped monster cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects. If this face-up card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Warrior-Type “Noble Knight” monster you control; equip this card to that target. You can only use this effect of “Noble Arms of Destiny” once per turn.

Wow. Just... wow. I am utterly speechless. I've got to say, I am absolutely in love with how Konami designed this archetype (even though it took a while to see it all come together). They have strong plays but they aren't going to ruin the game, and I think that's something we can all really appreciate. Just to be clear, Destiny can grant longevity to ANY Warrior-Type monster, not just Noble Knights. And Gwalchavad enables an awesome new OTK combo:

1. Summon Medraut, equip him with a Noble Arms card, and use his effect to summon Gwalchavad. Reattach the Noble Arms to Gwalchavad.
2. Special Gawayn from the hand and overlay with Medraut for Blade Armor Ninja. Detach Gawayn.
3. Return Gawayn to the hand with Gwalchavad, destroying his Noble Arm. 
4. Special Gawayn from the hand and overlay with Gwalchavad for Blade Armor Ninja OR Heroic Champion - Excalibur. Either will kill an opponent with a full 8000 life points.

This preview is leaving me speechless, so I'll just ship out from here. Thanks for reading!

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