Unit of The Week: Rain Element, Madew

Water, is the source of all life. 

[Stride] (Released when both players’ vanguards are grade 3 or greater!)-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.
[AUTO]:When this unit is placed on (VC), if you have a heart card with original [Power] of 10000 or less, choose a grade 3 card from your drop zone, and put it into your hand.
[CONT]:This card is from all clans and nations.

Rain Element, Madew Cray is a Cray Elemental with the power of water. He is one of the few cards to interact with grade 3 vanguards with 10,000. His theme and quote on water refers to his skill. Cray Elementals are cards from all clans and nations. This means you may play this card in any deck without setbacks because of the card’s origins.

Rain Element, Madew skill works with grade 3 vanguards with an original of 10,000 or less. When this unit strides to a be vanguard, you may draw a grade 3 card from your drop zone. Paying for Stride with a grade 3 unit is the best the option. Your Stride becomes free if you discarded a grade 3 card because it will return to your hand. You are not losing advantage when Striding your G-unit. The amount of cards in your hand will quickly increase after the Triple Drive. This skill does not have a cost. You can use Stride Rain Element, Madew for four consecutive turns without paying for Stride.

Furthermore, King of Knights Alfred is the best unit to play with Rain Element, Madew. His original power is 10,000. He can become an 11,000 vanguard with Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Laura’s skill. Laura’s skill does not interfere with the Stride skill. Alfred’s power can be 11,000, but his original power is 10,000. Alfred can exploit this ability without giving a defensive disadvantage to you.

However, Rain Element, Madew does have a major setback. He does not have a skill to enhance your field or weaken your opponent’s field. Your G-Unit does not pose a threat if the attack hits. No abilities from a vanguard will be online. Rear-guards with skills are the only solution to the lack of effective ability from Madew. Your rear-guards are solely relying on your vanguard’s names. They can be effective if your vanguard has the proper name.

Overall, Rain Element, Madew is a good card to play with slightly weaker vanguards. You are able to maintain your cards in your hand. He helps you maintain cards in your hand to defend your vanguard on your next turn. Madew’s only setback is his lack of an ability to affect the field. You cannot gain advantage by retiring opposing rear-guards, powering up rear-guards, or superior calling units. You rely on his two names to assist your rear-guards. Stride your vanguard into limitless possibilities with Rain Element, Madew!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5

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