With the release of the remaining Rummy Labyrinth cards, we finally get to speculate what the new Magia support will do for the Palemoon clan and its interaction with Masked Phantom, Harri. I would like to say much of the support is solid, but in fact its underwhelming. Because of this I will wait to play test some of the new support before making a final judgement. I will, however, go ahead and provide my initial thoughts on the new GR, Parallel Megatrick, Fairfield. I have included the card text below for anyone who isn’t familiar with the card.
Let me start off by saying, the art is beautiful. I know we had to wait until the very end for the reveal, but I wasn’t disappointed by the overall card design. I am anxiously waiting its release in English.
In terms of its skill, I am on the fence. I appreciate the fact that it allows you to shuffle at least two triggers back into the deck, and gives players the opportunity to Call out a pressuring unit. But its cost is too much for a Generation Break 3 restriction. I am glad Bushi R&D realized we needed some recycling power, because we did, but when you look at what Granblue can do with the same amount of resources, its clear, Palemoon got the shaft. Now before people chime in with the hate, I would like to point out that in a set where only one other clan is featured, it is very difficult not to notice the considerable gab in power one clan has over the other. Logistically speaking, cards like Goauche and Negrosonger, do so much more for less cost and restriction.
Additionally, the added ACT ability given to the unit called with Fairfield’s skill is slightly overshadowed by the fact that the unit cannot be chose by card effects. Because of its wording, the user cannot target the called unit with trigger effects. In a meta where, g Guardians can now easily provide an additional +25k shield, RESIST would have been a much better option. The card called with Fairfield’s skill has no battle interaction outside of an initial attack and possibly a stand trigger, provided you do not use the act ability. In order to better compete against decks which have multi-attack capabilities, but are also able to mitigate the cost (i.e. Gear Chronicle and Granblue), this card simply needed the RESIST wording to make it a viable stride target. Because of Fairfield’s limitations, Dragon Masquerade Harri is a much more viable Stride target. It both enables multi-attacks without depending on stands and has a unique control ability.
If I had to rate Parallel Megatrick I would give it a 6.5/10. This is mainly due to the evolution of other clans simply out pacing what this card enables Palemoon players to do. If we ever get a more consistent counter charging engine,= this card will definitely sky rocket in terms of utility but for now Dragon Masquerade, Harri is the better card.