Unit of The Week: Tidal Assault (V Series)

Traces of the enemy at 9 o’clock. Begin the attack!

[AUTO](RC)[1/Turn]:When it attacks, COST [Soul Blast (1)], [Stand] this unit, and if it is the second battle of this turn or more, it gets [Power]-5000 until end of turn.

Tidal Assault is one of the most influential cards in the history of Cardfight!! Vanguard. I do not think any other card maintained value in every format since its introduction. The original card stood the test of time. It was the most valuable rare card for many Aqua Force decks from its introduction to the end of Cardfight!! Vanguard G. The new Tidal Assault is stronger than his previous self.

Tidal Assault skill stands him and if it is the second battle of the turn, he loses 5,000 power. This ability gives you an extra attack for the turn. You can target either a rear-guard or a vanguard for your first attack. I may attack a rear-guard to remove my opponent’s interceptor from the field. Always attack with Tidal Assault first to maintain his power.

Furthermore, an experienced opponent will most likely attempt to retire Tidal Assault to prevent you from gaining an extra battle every turn. I suggest retaining any extra copies to call later if your opponent retires him. You only need one Tidal Assault on the field for combat. I would not guard any attack directed at him. It would be wasting a shield, and I can just call a new Tidal Assault on my next turn.

Finally, call Tidal Assault to an Accel circle. He can quickly raise his power from multiple effects. His power rises from 9,000 to 19,000. Then, his power can rise from 19,000 to 22,000 if you use Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom’s skill to give Tidal Assault 3,000 power. Then, Tidal Assault’s power can reach 32,000 if you check a Front Trigger.

Combo: Triple Assault from Tidal Assault!
  1. Call Tidal Assault to an Accel circle, and he gains 10,000 during your turn.
  2. Attack your opponent with Tidal Assault in the first battle. Then, activate Tidal Assault’s skill to stand him
  3. Attack your opponent with Tidal Assault again in the second battle of the turn.
  4. Attack your opponent with Navalgazer Dragon, and activate its skill to stand Tidal Assault.
  5. Tidal Assault attacks your opponent for a third attack during your turn.
Play these vanguards with Tidal Assault!
  • Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom
  • Navalgazer Dragon

Overall, Tidal Assault is Aqua Force’s best rear-guard for the front row. I see Tidal Assault riding the waves for years to come. Tidal Assault is the heart and soul of the Aqua Force. His ability to gain an additional attack boosts your offense. You have many options on raising his power to guarding more difficult for your opponent.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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