Friday, March 9, 2012

Bermuda △ overview 2: Pacifica

Continuous 【V】: During your turn, if you have 4 or more 《Bermuda △》 units in your (R), this unit gets Power +3000.
Auto 【V】: At the start of your Main Phase, Soulcharge (1), draw 1 card, then select 1 card in your hand and place it at the bottom of your deck.
Auto 【V/R】: [Soul Blast (8), Counter Blast (5)] When this unit's attack hits, you may pay the cost. If paid, search up to 3 《Bermuda △》 from your deck and Call them to separate (R).


Pacifica's Soul Charge:

 "...At the start of your Main Phase, Soulcharge (1), draw 1 card, then select 1 card in your hand and place it at the bottom of your deck..."

Yes, you can filter your hand to stuff triggers back to your deck but it's nothing more than an underpowered CEO Amaterasu. Still, the drawing ability supplies you with units for you to make effective attacks, something CEO Amaterasu cannot do.

Speaking of stuffing triggers to the bottom of your deck, players can also play the Tsukuyomi style of memorizing the position of triggers at the bottom of your deck. Even though you can speed up the process of deck thinning by the effects of cards like Carine and Rio (SC1, Draw 1), why would you wait for 10-13 turn when the deck is capable of winning earlier than that? Another alternative is to shuffle your deck so that the triggers will not be at the bottom and will be well distributed throughout the deck. One of the ways to do this is to use her MegaBlast to thin your deck of non-triggers, while increasing your trigger ratio in the deck.

Pacifica's MegaBlast:

"...When this unit's attack hits, you may pay the cost. If paid, search up to 3 《Bermuda △》 from your deck and Call them to separate (R)..."

Her MegaBlast allows the player to perform a total of 5 attacks if he plays his cards right. Then again, restraining yourself from using counterblast effects of Carine, Rio and Serum just for the sake of this effect really takes away what a Bermuda triangle deck is truly capable of. And looking at the deck thinning capabilities of the deck, using the MegaBlast puts the user in the risk of decking out.

How to play Pacifica?


Memorising triggers and increasing trigger ratio:
Start with Godhawk Ichiboyoshi and get the first 15 cards to the bottom of your deck. Then begin stuffing triggers to the bottom of your deck using Pacifica. If all goes, well you can reach the "region" by your turn 7-10 instead of reaching it by turn 13. You can choose to use or not to use her MegaBlast since reaching 8 souls is no problem in this deck. Just remember the number of cards you've sent to the bottom of your deck. You can play Lozenge magus to shuffle your deck and distribute the triggers evenly throughout your deck but play her at your own risk.

But seriously, if you wanna play something like this, might as well use CEO Amaterasu and go for a pure OTT deck.


Utilizing the Soul:
Using SoulBlast effects to bounce cards like Carine and Rio to gain card advantage is another way to play the deck. Too bad the G3 lineup probably has no space for Serum. Even when Pacifica is boosted by Tirenno, the lineup is able to reach 18000, which is considered okay.





Pure Pressure:
Use Pacifica's SC ability to filter your hand and keep pressuring your opponent's with units. Use the Pearl Sisters to apply pressure early game. Carine and Rio can be included here as well since there is no restriction in terms of counterblast usage. Top Idol Flores can be included to add more "bounce" elements in the deck. Serum to reach 20-21k.

Personal Opinion on Pacifica:
Other than her MegaBlast, her SoulCharging effect synergises well with Flores and Tirenno to trigger effects of Carine and Rio to gain card advantage. It's a more fluid and less sacky deck than the Riverie set.

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