Unit of The Week: Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot (V Series)

Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot (V Series)

Next, you shall become stardust too.

[AUTO](VC/RC):When it attacks a vanguard, COST [Counter Blast (1)], choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards, and bind it face down. If you chose a grade 2 or greater, Soul Charge (1).

Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot has been retrained for the standard format! He was originally released in Cardfight!! Vanguard G. His new version for the standard format has new art and a new effect. I prefer his original artwork from Cardfight!! Vanguard G because the original has a better design. His new effect is far superior to his original effect.

Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot’s effect binds of your opponent’s rear-guards face down when he attacks. Then, you also counter Soul Charge a card if you chose a grade 2 unit. I like this skill’s ability to disrupt my opponent’s field. It removes your opponent’s best rear-guard from the field. You can remove a grade 2 with intercept to weaken your opponent’s defenses.

Furthermore, this effect effectively counter decks that rely on rear-guards. Decks with cards such as Blaster Blade and Blaster Dark are vulnerable to this card. You are removing necessary cards to your opponent’s strategy. Then, they are unable to properly function without those cards. For example, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred cannot send Blaster Blade from the drop zone to your hand if Blaster Blade is in the bind zone.

Play these cards with Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot!

In addition, Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot’s effect also soul charges a card to build your soul. This effect has synergy with a few units in Link Joker. It fuels effects that need to soul blast cards to pay for the cost. You consistently use those cards during the match. The demand for this card may increase if Link Joker gets more support that require soul blast.

Premium Format

Finally, Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot is also a great card to play in the premium format. He serves the same purpose of removing your opponent’s best rear-guards from the field. You are preventing the premium format’s craziest combos to occur in games. However, the premium format has cards with resist. Those cards with resist are cannot be targeted by this effect.

Card Rating

Overall, Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot is one of Link Joker’s best generic cards. He helps Link Joker decks control the field. I recommend playing this card in most Link Joker decks for both formats. He perfectly fits in Deletors and Messiah. Play four copies of this card in your decks.

Premium Format Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Standard Format Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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