Start Deck Review: D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie

Opening & Review - D Start Deck 05 Tomari Seto -Aurora Valkyrie-

D Start Deck:05 Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie is the fifth start deck of the D-Standard Format for Cardfight!! Vanguard. D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie features the nation of Brandt Gate, and introduces the archetype of Aurora Battle Princess. All of the cards are legal for the D-Standard Format and Premium Format. This start deck also includes 50 cards with a total of 15 different cards.

In addition, D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie features the Over Trigger. This unique trigger adds one million power to any unit. You can unleash a nearly unstoppable offense and break the opponent’s defense.

Features:

  • A deck with 50 cards
  • 15 different cards
  • 1 RRR card
  • Introduces the Brandt Gate
  • Introduces new order types of Set Order and Prison

Deck List:

Card No.NameGradeNationTypeAmount
D-SD05/001Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow3Brandt GatePersona Ride4
D-SD05/002Aurora Battle Princess, Risatt Pink2Brandt Gate4
D-SD05/003Aurora Battle Princess, Kyanite Blue1Brandt Gate4
D-SD05/004Aurora Battle Princess, Ruby Red0Brandt Gate1
D-SD05/005Alert Guard Gunner3Brandt GatePersona Ride4
D-SD05/006Security Patroller2Brandt Gate4
D-SD05/007Jeweled Combination, Jewelion2Brandt Gate3
D-SD05/008Autonomic Caution1Brandt Gate4
D-SD05/009Craggy Beast, Girgrand1Brandt GateSentinel4
D-SD05/010Spiritual King of Determination, Olbaria0Over1
D-SD05/011Aurora Battle Princess, Lourus Yellow0Brandt GateCritical4
D-SD05/012Aurora Battle Princess, Amy Orange0Brandt GateDraw4
D-SD05/013Aurora Battle Princess, Fronte Rose0Brandt GateFront3
D-SD05/014Aurora Battle Princess, Treuse Green0Brandt GateHeal4
D-SD05/015Galaxy Central Prison, Galactolus1Brandt GateSet Order2

Opening:

Strategy: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Cards from D Start Deck 05 Tomari Seto -Aurora Valkyrie

The deck of Aurora Battle Princess from Brandt Gate controls the field and the opponent’s resources. Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow and the other rear-guards imprison the opponent’s rear-guards in Galaxy Central Prison, Galactolus. An opponent must use his or her resources to regain their rear-guards.

Therefore, the Aurora Battle Princesses have a good balance of offense and defense. You imprison the opponent’s best rear-guards. He or she loses attackers for offense. Your units gain abilities that are based on the number of rear-guards in your prison.

In addition, Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow helps you to get your resources. She gains triple drive if you have imprisoned three or more of the opponent’s rear-guards. Her requirement is an easy task to fulfill. Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow increases your odds of checking triggers.

Ride Deck: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

The D-Standard Format introduces the ride deck to Cardfight!! Vanguard. Players can consistently play the correct card for his or her vanguard on every turn. The ride deck contains your grade 0 (starter), grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 vanguards.

Aurora Battle Princesses have a great lineup for their ride deck. The best grade 1 unit for it is Aurora Battle Princess, Kyanite Blue. She adds Galaxy Central Prison, Galactolus to your hand. Therefore, you can quickly play Galaxy Central Prison, Galactolus, and you are ready to imprison the opponent’s rear-guards.

Recommended Cards for Ride Deck:

Support: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie features a lot of good cards for support of Galaxy Central Prison, Galactolus. Many cards in this start deck have the ability to imprison the opponent’s rear-guards. You should be able to imprison at least one of the opponent’s rear-guards on every turn.

In particular, Security Patroller provides consistency for the strategy. Security Patroller imprisons one of the opponent’s rear-guards. This ability helps Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow to activate her strongest ability.

Alert Guard Gunner is a decent rear-guard for the deck. This unit imprisons two of the opponent’s rear-guards. Therefore, you greatly reduce the opponent’s offense and defense with a single ability.

On the negative side, the deck contains one bad card, and it is Jeweled Combination, Jewelion. This rear-guard does not provide any value to the deck. It does not have a ability. It does not have higher stats to compensate of its lack of an ability.

Upgrade The Deck:

Bushiroad has released new cards for Aurora Battle Princesses in D Booster Set 01: Genesis of the Five Greats and D Booster Set 02: A Brush with the Legends. I suggest removing cards such as Jeweled Combination, Jewelion from the deck because they provide very little value. You can replace those cards with better cards for the deck’s consistency.

My first recommendation for an upgrade is Aurora Battle Princess, Agra Rouge from D Booster Set 01: Genesis of the Five Greats. This amazing card has a offensive ability and fantastic defensive abilities. Aurora Battle Princess, Agra Rouge imprisons an opponent’s rear-guard in his or her front row. In addition, Aurora Battle Princess, Agra Rouge’s shield becomes 15,000 if you have imprisoned two or more of the opponent’s rear-guards.

Play Testing:

I enjoyed playing D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie with my friends. I played Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow in my first game of the D-Standard Format. My friend, Chris played Heavy Artillery of Dust Storm, Eugene of the Dragon Empire. I controlled the flow of the game with my deck’s ability to imprison the opponent’s rear-guards.

Furthermore, Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow is a consistent card, and she led me to victory. I consistently activated her ability for triple drive. I was gaining many cards from my hand for resources.

Final Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

I strongly recommend buying D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie. Overall, D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie is one of the best decks from Bushiroad. The strategy and themes of the units are the most appealing aspects. Aurora Battle Princess, Seraph Snow is an awesome vanguard, and I love cards with the ability to gain triple drive. If you love the ability to control the flow of the game, then D Start Deck 05: Tomari Seto – Aurora Valkyrie is a great deck for you.

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