Unit of The Week: One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas (V Series)

The visage of the hero fighting against adversity uplifts morale.

[ACT](VC/RC)1/Turn:COST [[Rest] a rear-guard], choose up to one of your opponent’s rear-guards, and retire it.
[AUTO](VC):At the beginning of your battle phase, if three or more of your rear-guards are [Rest], COST [discard a card from your hand], search your deck for up to one grade 4 card, ride it as [Stand], shuffle your deck, and that unit gets [Power]+10000/drive +1 until end of turn. At the end of this turn, retire that unit, and ride a grade 3 card from your soul as [Rest].

One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas is an aquaroid with incredible abilities. One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas rides a seahorse, and he wields a powerful blade. His courage and determination lead Aqua Force to victory! He uses the ocean’s waves to unleash a new power! He superior rides a powerful grade 4 unit to join his comrades in battle!

First Ability:

One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas rests a rear-guard to retire an opponent rear-guard. This ability fulfills two purposes. First, you remove the opponent’s best rear-guard from the field. Second, you set up the conditions One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas’s for second ability.

Furthermore, Aqua Force does not have many cards with the ability to retire rear-guards. You gain an advantage by removing an opponent’s best rear-guard. It is an effective ability for countering an opponent’s strategy. You prevent him or her from using a powerful ability from a rear-guard.

Second Ability:

One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas superior rides a grade 4 unit from the deck if you have three rear-guards at rest. You gain a powerful unit to be the new vanguard. This ability has amazing synergy with Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros. Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros stands any units at rest when you place him on the vanguard circle.

One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas does not have many options to superior ride. Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros (V Series) is the only grade 4 for Aqua Force in the standard format at the moment. Additional options may be created by Bushiroad in future sets.

Furthermore, this ability resembles Stride for the standard format. You discard a card to superior ride a grade 4 unit. The only difference between the formats and mechanics is the grade 4 unit in the deck for the standard format.

Play these cards with One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas in the standard format!
  • Kelpie Rider, Denis
  • Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros (V Series)
Premium Format:

One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas only has value in the premium format, due to his archetype. He has a fantastic library of cards from Cardfight!! Vanguard G. He has a set of G-Units and strong support from powerful rear-guards. His powerful version as a G-Unit Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas enables the ability to retire an opponent’s rear-guard.

A fantastic unit to play alongside One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas is Battle Siren, Cipla. Her abilities complement the deck and Aqua Force. Battle Siren, Cipla has the ability, resist to avoid abilities from the opponent’s cards. Furthermore, she draws cards for the second and fourth waves in battle.

Play these cards with One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas in the premium format!
  • Battle Siren, Cipla
  • Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros (V Series)
  • Storm Dominator, Commander Thavas
Card Rating:

Overall, One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas is a good vanguard for gaining an Imaginary Gift: Accel and setting the field for Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros. I only recommend playing One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas in the standard format if you deck features Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros. He needs a grade 4 unit in the deck for the standard format. One Who Surpasses the Storm, Thavas is a decent card for a heart in the premium format because he has a lot of classic support.

Premium Format: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

Standard Format: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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