The Aristocrat

Welcome to our first look at the second pack in our first cycle of Deck-Loadable Content. In the Soul Calibur VI pack, there are new versions of the pirate Cervantes, the Soul Edge entity Inferno, the vengeance-seeking noble Raphael, and the Last Priestess of the Winds, Talim.

Much like the previous pack, this Deck-Loadable Content will include four new playable characters, two copies of an attack for each character, and two copies of a foundation for each character for a total of 20 foil cards.

Last week, Inferno was previewed. Today Raphael takes the spotlight!

 

**Raphael**

Unlike the previous Raphael, which had a hand size of 6, this version has a hand size of 7 and 19 Vitality. His Resources are , , and . Raphael excels at testing his opponent’s defenses. If they choose to save effects for later in the turn, he increases the speed of the current Attack each time they pass enhance priority. The significance of this is incredible because the low opportunity cost of activating this means he gets to save his own resources as well, or can capitalize on an opponent’s weakened defensive situation to drive in the killing blow. If Raphael plans on using the same Attack more than once in a turn, he can make it ignore Progressive.

The next card to look at is Prelude to Madness.

Raphael’s foundation card, like his character card, rewards you for playing more than one copy of any given card in a single turn. Raphael can trade a momentum to unflip a foundation as long as there are two copies of any card in the Card Pool. It’s interesting to note that Multiple Attacks produce copies of the original Attack, letting you activate this ability with a single card. The second ability increases an Attack’s Damage by an amount proportional to the number of cards in your Card Pool. So be sure to look to add Attacks with high Multiple ratings in your Prelude to Madness decks!

The final card of the pack is Raptor Rush.

Raptor Rush is a useful defensive piece, letting you Block and play a Reversal with the same card. Players often prefer to only Block a Reversal if the attack will have significant impact on the present turn, which this card most certainly does! Raphael’s theme of taxing his opponent’s resources and decisions remains strong, as the penalty for ignoring this Attack is the next Attack becoming very blockable.

The Soul Calibur VI DLC 1 pack releases on Friday, March 6 2020 for the UniVersus collectible card game. Pre-orders with your friendly local game store, or HERE!

That concludes our previews for the Soul Calibur VI pack 1 Deck-Loadable Content. Next week we will begin our previews for the next DLC pack: Street Fighter!

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