Courtesy of Monthly Bushiroad and with translations thanks to the people at Cardfight Coalition, we have our first look at the new Honorary Professor support. I was wondering when we’d get to feast our eyes on these cards, though I never expected them to all come at once. In this article, I will be giving a general overview of the new cards and will be going more in-depth into them in the coming days.
Eternal Professor, Brahmananda
Auto (VC): [Counter Blast 1 & Choose 1 face-down “Eternal Professor, Brahmananda” iin your G Zone, flip it face-up] When this Unit attacks, if you have an “Honorary Professor” Heart Card, you can pay the cost. If you pay it, choose a number of cards from your hand up to the same number of face-up cards in your G Zone, call them to separate (RC), during that turn, and each of those Units gain “Auto (RC): When this Unit attacks, during that battle, this Unit gains Power+4000, and when that turn ends, draw 1 card, this Unit retires.”.
Honorary Professor, Chat Sauvage
Auto: [Choose 1 “Honorary Professor” Grade 3 card from your hand, discard it] When this card is placed on (VC) Rides on “Honorary Professor, Chatnoir”, you can pay the cost. If you pay it, choose 1 face-down “Omniscience Dragon, Cath Palug” or “Eternal Professor, Brahmananda” from your G Zone, [Stride] it to (VC). If you [Stride], during that turn, you cannot [Stride].
Act (RC) GB1: [Soul Blast 1] If you have an “Honorary Professor” Vanguard, during that turn, this Unit gains “Cont (RC): This Unit can attack the Vanguard from the Back Row.”. When that turn ends, Retire this Unit.
Auto: When this Unit is placed on (RC), during tha turn, you can have this Unit gain “Cont (RC): If you have an “Honorary Professor” Vanguard, this Unit can attack the Vanguard from the back row.”. When that turn ends, this Unit is retired.
Act (RC): [[Rest] this Unit] You can choose 1 “Honorary Professor” card from your hand, reveal it. If you reveal it, search your Deck for up to 1 “Honorary Professor” card with a different name as that card, reveal it, add it to your hand, then shuffle the Deck. Choose 1 card from your hand, discard it, when that turn ends, Retire this Unit.
There is quite a lot to take in here, which is why I decided to start my coverage of these cards out as one big information dump. The general idea of this new support seems to be that Bushiroad intends to turn Honorary Professor into a deck that performs multi-attacks with the end goal being death by a thousand pokes but with the reward of impressive draw power. The new G Unit has the ability to call multiple units out mid-battle and thanks to the new Grade 1, this can enable attacks from any circle on your field. It would be an extreme understatement to say that this is new territory for Great Nature. Multi-attacking has generally been limited to a restand or two per turn, but this new support takes the idea to a new level.
As I said before, I will be taking these cards and analyzing what they bring to the table both individually and as members of the sub-clan over the next few days. Look forward to articles going in depth on what really makes these cards run.