Unit of The Week: Black Shiver, Gavrail (V Series)

Pile on joy and double the shivers.

[CONT](VC):During your turn, if a total of three or more new cards were put into any player’s damage zone this turn, all of your front row units get [Power]+10000.
[ACT](VC)1/Turn:COST [Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)], return a card from your damage zone to your hand, put a card from your damage zone on the bottom of your deck, and deal this unit two damage. (Perform a damage check for each damage)

Black Shiver, Gavrail is one of the best Angel Feathers in Cardfight!! Vanguard. She made a strong impression in Cardfight!! Vanguard G. She continues to prove her dominance in the standard format. Black Shiver, Gavrail has two abilities and the Imaginary Gift: Protect.

First Ability:

Black Shiver, Gavrail adds 10,000 power to all units in the front row if three or more cards are placed in any player’s damage zone. The front row gains massive amount of power for a total of 30,000 power on the field. Each unit can pressure the opponent. Those units do not need a boost to deal damage.

Black Shiver, Gavrail’s second ability adds two cards in the damage zone, and you will need assistance from one rear-guard to place a third card in the damage zone. Black Arquerias, Japhkiel fulfills the need for the third card in the damage zone. Her abilities deals one damage to the vanguard. She also adds a card from the damage zone to your hand for additional advantage!

Furthermore, you can trigger this ability if you deal damage to the opponent. Black Shiver, Gavrail activates her second ability. Then, any unit deals damage to your opponent for the third card in a player’s damage zone.

Second Ability:

Black Shiver, Gavrail uses the damage zone for a second hand. You add a card from the damage zone to your hand and send send another card to the bottom of the deck. This ability provides a major opportunity to control a game. You can add a perfect guard from the damage zone to your hand or a copy of Black Shiver, Gavrail to ride for the next turn.

Furthermore, Black Shiver, Gavrail deals two damage to herself. You have a total of four checks in a single turn. You have chances of getting a trigger to add power and gain effects.

Play these cards with Black Shiver, Gavrail in the standard format!
  • Black Arquerias, Japhkiel
Premium Format:

Black Shiver, Gavrail has an amazing cast of support from Cardfight!! Vanguard G. Angel Feather’s signature ability, Rescue provides damage checks to gain effects from triggers. Holy Seraph, Altiel is a great G-Unit to play alongside Black Shiver, Gavrail.

Play these cards with Black Shiver, Gavrail in the premium format!
  • Holy Seraph, Altiel
Card Rating:

Overall, Black Shiver, Gavrail is an amazing card for the standard format. Her manipulation of the damage zone creates many powerful plays. You get access to cards in the damage zone such as perfect guard like Battle Cupid, Nociel (V Series). Black Shiver, Gavrail controls the flow of the game. You will always have a great hand of cards for the advantage.

Card Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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