Unit of The Week: Holy Mage, Pwyll

All within expectations. Be it whether it hits or misses.

[AUTO](RC) Generation Break 1 (This ability is active if you have one or more face up G units in total on your (VC) or G zone):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit attacks a vanguard, if this unit is boosted, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at three cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card from among them, call it to (RC), and shuffle your deck.

A few weeks ago I pulled Holy Mage, Pwyll from a booster pack at my locals. I was happy to pull him because I am building a Gold Paladin deck. Holy Mage, Pwyll is a first-class mage from the United Sanctuary. Pwyll is a grade 2 unit with 9,000 power. He wields a large staff that contains powerful magic. He is another card from the G-series with a stronger skill than a classic card with a similar ability.

Holy Mage, Pwyll’s skill is Generation Break 1. The skill allows you to look at the top three cards on your deck and superior one card from among them. Choose the best card among the three cards. You can add a new booster to the field or call an attacker to assault the opposing vanguard. You can either complete your formation or retire a resting unit to replace it with the new unit. This situation also gives you the opportunity to have a fourth attack in the turn. Unfortunately, you also run the risk of getting a useless card for the late-game.

Furthermore, Holy Mage, Pwyll’s Generation Break can superior call White Hare in the Moon’s Shadow, Pellinore to the field, and Pellinore will place himself on the vanguard circle. You can have two attacks from a vanguard in a single turn if you first attacked with your original vanguard and then used Pwyll’s Generation Break. Pellinore can also activate his limit break if you meet the proper conditions. Your formation will get a large boost in power for your next attacks. Pellinore’s power can become too overwhelming for your opponent’s to block the attack.

Finally, Holy Mage, Pwyll is a stronger version of Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane. His attack is not required to hit to activate his skill. The skill costs one less counter blast to activate in battle. However, Viviane does have a few benefits in certain decks. Her skill is not limited to Generation Break. Her ability has the potential to superior call White Hare in the Moon’s Shadow, Pellinore a turn sooner than Pwyll’s Generation Break.

Overall, Holy Mage, Pwyll is a fine-tuned mage with a nice Generation Break 1 skill. Pwyll has a lot of potential in many Gold Paladin decks that focuses on Striding early and often in games. His Generation Break skill demonstrates Gold Paladin’s signature strategy of randomly calling units from the deck. Pwyll is a better choice than Viviane especially if you are playing a deck with Generation Break. He solidifies your formation. Holy Mage, Pwyll will use his magical abilities to take you to the next generation of vanguard!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5

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