Rival Deck Spotlight: Katsuki Bakugo

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  • We’re not here to make friends, we’re here to fight!” – Katsuki Bakugo

    Welcome to the My Hero Academia CCG!

    In the My Hero Academia CCG you can play as Bakugo, and learn to EXPLODE down the path to victory!

    This 50 card deck comes pre-constructed with enough cards for you to pick up and play your first game of the My Hero Academia CCG!

    Katsuki Bakugo’s quirk Explosion gives him the ability to ignite the sweat from his palms and create  of a variety of sizes. Bakugo has learned to use these explosions in  ways, such as speeding towards his opponent with one blast, dodging around them with the next, stopping his speed with a third blast, and then hitting his opponent from behind with a fourth. 

    There’s no way I could beat you without taking risks” – Katsuki Bakugo

    Bakugo tends to care much more about attacking than making strategies, or even working with allies. You can see this in his character card allow you to destroy one of your foundations on any attack for an explosive +2 damage pump. Bakugo’s lack of foundations doesn’t necessarily hinder his ability to attack either! Between the Bakugo’s response ability and a little Encouragement from All Might, Bakugo possesses the ability to continuously discard his attacks from his card pool, allowing him to play without progressive difficulty. 

    Bakugo’s ace maneuver lends itself well to the My Hero Academia CCG, providing him a fantastic attack zone mixup game. Your opponent won’t know which zone to properly block when you have viable attacks coming in on each attack zone, and some of his attacks like Long-Lasting Explosion or Point Blank Incineration reference your next attack’s zone, but there’s nothing forcing you to actually follow what the attacks say. You could use this as a bluff, and then attack in a zone that your opponent wasn’t expecting, and possibly get them to waste a block!

    Our Katsuki, he’s rash in everything he does” – Mitsuki Bakugo

    Since Bakugo’s game plan focuses so heavily on destroying his own foundations and then moving on, most of his foundations are either use or they specifically trigger when destroyed. Cards such as Latent Skill, Let’s Fight Bad Guys,  Encouragement are all one-time use, themselves to being destroyed without worry. Just don’t go too all-in and find yourself in a position where you can’t defend yourself, even if that is Bakugo’s style.

    This brings us to a pair of cards  the absolute core of your Bakugo deck. Aggressive Temper  Burst Speed are great cards with multiple uses that can be incorporated into different styles of play. Of course, you can destroy them from your Stage with Bakugo to trigger their respective abilities, but there is more that you can do with them! You can use Bakugo’s Signature Right Swing to discard these from your hand in order to draw more attacks, , or you can use Bakugo’s finisher Howitzer Impact to destroy an additional copy of one of them to make it much more impactful! 

    Look out for your chance to pick up the 2-Player Rival Decks to get both Katsuki Bakugo and Izuku Midoriya  My Hero Academia CCG, coming November!

    Rival Deck Spotlight: Izuku Midoriya

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  • I want to be strong enough, so no one will worry about me. – Izuku Midoriya

    Welcome to the My Hero Academia CCG

    This 50 card deck comes pre-constructed with enough cards for you to pick up and play your first game as Deku and SMASH your way to victory in the My Hero Academia CCG!

    Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, possesses the quirk One for All, which allows him to access a stockpile of power to increase his strength to incredible levels! Additionally, Midoriya has made a hobby out of studying heroes, and this has given him the ability to assess an enemy’s fighting style with ease.

    Midoriya is still very early in his hero studies and has quite a while to go before he has mastered his quirk, and it tends to leave him in tatters when he uses it. A +10 damage bonus is enormous, but he does have to lose his entire hand in order to pay for it! Midoriya has to do a lot of training to learn to control his power, and it will take some effort to overcome this weakness. Don’t worry too much, though, as he has access to cards like Passing the Torch, Future Charge, and Reverse Throw to help recover your hand after pushing through!

    Whether you win or lose… you can always come out ahead by learning from the experience. – All Might

    Izuku Midoriya’s time spent idolizing and studying heroes has not gone to waste now that he has a quirk of his own – in fact it helps him analyze and react incredibly fast to his opponent’s actions! Every time your opponent plays an attack, you can attempt to predict the attack zone of your opponent’s next attack. If you are correct then that attack becomes dramatically easier to block. This can cause your opponent to stumble on their plays and attack sub-optimally as Midoriya is able to parry their attacks with ease.

    Midoriya can play mind games and bluff which zone he is able to block, or he can hedge his bets by activating Planning Ahead to cover his bases! Planning Ahead can reduce the damage of most attacks down to nothing, so this could even stop your opponent’s attack string completely if you’ve been paying attention and studying techniques!

    I want to become the greatest hero, like you!” – Izuku Midoriya

    Midoriya’s fighting style emulates the Number 1 Hero, All Might, so his repertoire of attacks are all based on All Might’s arsenal of moves. Expect to see lots of punches flying!

    Midoriya’s play style is about opening up his opponent for a large SMASH, allowing for some great burst turns to pummel his opponent. You can use attacks like Heroic Strike or the aptly named Setup Strike to help ensure that your big attacks, such as Determined Victory Smash, will hit their mark and secure your victory.

    Even if you can’t pull off a long string of attacks to take down your opponent, Midoriya still has plenty of options at his disposal! With foundations like his lovely Gift From Mom and his Self Sacrifice, Midoriya can build up quite an offense in the late-game to power through even the most defensive of opponents.

    The deeper the darkness the more dazzling the light shines.” – Izuku Midoriya

    The My Hero Academia CCG will be available this November, and you can purchase the 2-Player Rival Decks to get both Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.