Challenge of the Fortnight 4
Apologies for the late start, but as we previously used to take one week off to judge the Challenge of the Fortnight, we were not quite accustomed to the new way of doing things. From now on, the Challenge of the Fortnight will hopefully start every two weeks. Rolling right along, our next Challenge of the Fortnight head back into familiar territory. The color wheel has been spun, and we are heading back to our target destination of Refess. Unfortunately, there has been much panning of our underdog sphere, and the reasons for doing so have been documented extensively in the forums. But there is probably no greater underdog of a Unit than the one that is about to be announced. If you haven't guessed it by now, this fortnight's challenge will be all about:
The funny thing about this Unit is the fact we were initially considering kicking off the Challenge of the Fortnight with it. In the context of the first two sets along with the first EX pack, it was decided that Armed Citizens was a bit too hard to use, and therefore would not be fun for our Iczers. However, certain things have changed now in the world of Alteil, and there might be some potential for this second-class Unit to be found over the course of the next two months, if you catch the drift.
Looking at this card, it's a pretty standard level 1 card. Its 20 HP is just about right, and its 1 range is pretty standard for Refess. As more of a support-type Unit, it's also no surprise that it has 0 AT, since the primary purpose of the card is to use its Open Skill and then be a sacrificial lamb for a Soul Skill. However, where it really stands out is in its agility, which is a whopping 5. There is no level 1 Unit in all of Alteil as it is now that has 5 agility right out of the box. Unfortunately with no attack power either, there's not much to be done with that agility. Or is there?
Since Armed Citizens is a level 1 card, it can be splashable, allowing it to be used in other color Files if needed. And if you're going for one sphere level in Refess, then you may as well add other level 1 cards to your File, of which there are six that are of varying degrees of usefulness. That is not to say that Armed Citizens is only good when used in other colors. Of all spheres, Refess is the one that most benefits from card modifiers that come in multiples of five. How to take that to your advantage is up to the individual Iczer.
This also marks the first time we have used a one-star rarity card in a Challenge of the Fortnight, so obtaining a copy should be relatively easy. Be sure to take a second look at this often overlooked powerhouse.
Remember, send your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and if you have 5 victories or more with the File, you get a bonus prize.
"Scissors are overpowered. Rock is fine." -Paper