Unit of The Week: Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes

The youth challenges the waves with a gem in hand. 

[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters’ vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn’s Guard Step-[Choose a card with “Heal” from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.
[AUTO] Generation Break 1:[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face-down G guardian from your g zone, and turn it face up] When this unit is placed on (GC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to five of your rear-guards, until end of turn, they get “[CONT](RC):Resist” & “[CONT](RC):This unit cannot be hit.”, and this unit gets [Shield]+5000 for each chosen unit.

Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes is the best and only good G-Guardian for Aqua Force. Good is an understatement. She is magnificent! The previous G-Guardians from Aqua Force were not very good. Both cards were restricted by Wave. Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes does not have limitations brought forth by Wave. She forces on protecting the vanguard and rear-guards.

Generation Break 1

Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes’s skill give Resist to all rear-guards, they are unable to be hit, and her shield gains $5,000 power for each chosen unit. A full field boosts her shield to 40,000! Your vanguard’s shield will be 50,000 or greater. This powerful shield is able to fend off most attacks. Only a handful of units are able to surpass a shield of  this magnitude.

Furthermore, you are able to protect your most important rear-guards from your opponent. This is very important because Aqua Force heavily depends on its rear-guards to set up its combos. The formation must attack in the correct order to fully utilize every skill. Tidal Assault and Magnum Assault are key pieces to your strategy. Wise opponents would attempt to retire essential units to a Aqua Force’s formation. Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes denies all hope of removing the essential units.

However, Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes requires Generation Break 1. You are not able to play this card if you go first in most games. You want to go second to get the first Stride and this is only if your opponent is not locked on a grade less than three. Your first Stride will enable your Generation Break. Then, you may proceed to play Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes as your G-Guardian.

Card Rating

Overall, Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes is the perfect G-Guardian for Aqua Force. Every Aqua Force deck needs to have this card in it. Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes has all the benefits that Aqua Force needs to be successful. She is the only effective G-Guardian in the entire clan. She does not rely on Wave for its skills. Your rear-guards gain much needed protection from your opponent’s attacks and skills. Her shield has the potential to become 40,000 with a full field. Defend the vanguard and rear-guards with Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes!

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

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