Unit of The Week: Blue Wave Marshal, Valeos

The “Absolute Justice” is none other than destruction by my master, Gyze. 

[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] At the beginning of your ride phase, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to one card with “Blue Wave” in its card name from your hand, call it to (RC), and it gets [Power]+2000 until end of turn. If you called a card, draw a card.
[AUTO](VC):[Soul Blast (1)-card with “Blue Wave” in its card name] When your G unit with “Blue Wave” in its original card name Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent’s vanguards, until end of turn, increase or decrease its [Power] to 11000, and its [Power] cannot increase or decrease other than for this effect and a guardian’s [Shield].

Blue Wave Marshal, Valeos is one of the three original apostles of Gyze. Valeos and his army are defeated on one faith day, and he is sealed with his unholy god during the great war. He has returned with a vengeance to make up for his failure. I am happy to pull a copy of Blue Wave Marshal, Valeos from my box today. He will fit nicely in my collection binder. I would build his deck if I did not already have a deck for Thavas.

Valeos’s first effect calls a card with Blue Wave in its name from your hand. Then, your rear-guard gains 2,000 power and you may draw a card if you called a unit. The ability to draw an extra card is the skill’s best benefit. Aqua Force does not have many cards with skills to draw extra cards to build a large or decent hand. You can quickly search for necessary cards.

Valeos’s second effect freezes your opponent’s vanguard’s power until the end of your turn. His or her vanguard’s power cannot increase or decrease other than this effect or a guardian’s shield. Aqua Force wants multiple attacks every turn. Opponents are not able to dodge Aqua Force’s massive wave of attacks with triggers from their checks. Blue Wave units will have multiple opportunities to deal damage. Opponents must consider their defensive options with every attack.

Finally, Valeos’s second skill is very useful for Blue Wave Marshal Dragon, Flood Hazard Dragon. Flood Hazard Dragon is able to stand after the fourth wave of the turn. Your G-unit will have two attacks at a vanguard with frozen power. This makes defending more difficult to block Blue Wave than previous Aqua Force decks. Generation Guardians and perfect guards can still save players in a tight spot in games.

Overall, Blue Wave Marshal, Valeos is one of the most effective units for Aqua Force. Blue Wave finally have a contender for a vanguard. His skills resolve Aqua Force’s two key problems of having small hands and opponents avoiding attacks with triggers. The second skill pressures opponents on a new level from Aqua Force. Aqua Force’s massive wave of attacks can overwhelm the most experienced players. Card fight in Gyze’s honor with Blue Wave Marshal, Valeos!

Card Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

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