Character Intro: Eijiro Kirishima
Eijiro Kirishima ROCKS the fight in the My Hero Academia CCG!
You can find this manly hero’s cards in booster packs from Series 1.
“I’m always down for a challenge!” – Eijiro Kirishima
His quirk, Hardening, gives him the capability to withstand serious threats such as bullets, explosions, and metal. Hardening becomes stronger as he withstands more and more damage, giving him more options and offensive capabilities. His hardened body becomes rough and sharp like a rock, increasing his strength and allowing him to go on the offensive without damaging his body.
In the My Hero Academia CCG, Kirishima will be adding more and more cards to his Stage as the battle goes on, increasing his options immensely. He can add cards from his Stage to his hand every turn in order to block attack after attack efficiently, and he can even reduce the damage of his rival’s attacks and absorb the hits!
“My Hardening’s super strong and can destroy bad guys in a fight…” – Eijiro Kirishima
Kirishima’s offensive package is very aggressive, and allows him to change around the face down foundations that he accumulates, usually with the intention of getting attacks down there that he can pick up later to keep the attacks flowing!
Hardened Jab and Hardened Chop are great examples of this as they both allow Kirishima to try to find better cards from the top of his deck, and keep his options changing. Since he can only pick up his foundations twice per turn, you may need to be careful about when to time the use of his enhance ability. The damage bonus from his ability is definitely something to consider as well, as you don’t want to use it too early in your attack string on moves that are simply going to be blocked with ease.
Hardened Frenzy, on the other hand, is extremely glad to be blocked! Kirishima can open with this attack and make it a significant 7 damage to threaten his opponent, and punish them by re-playing it if it gets completely blocked! Kirishima can efficiently play this multiple times in a turn, and really go on quite the frenzy to the point that blocking it is futile, and that the only way to keep up with him would be to have damage reduction on his level.
“…but it doesn’t look all that impressive.” – Eijiro Kirishima
Kirishima’s foundations are extremely efficient at supporting his gameplan of keeping up a large Stage, but they certainly aren’t the flashiest or most diverse set of cards.
Coordinated Effort can speed up Kirishima’s attack turns considerably. If Hardened Frenzy seemed quite efficient with the ability to be added to your Stage, then this foundation is certainly one to look out for. The capability to bring ANY attack down to his Stage is a huge boon, and can be expanded beyond his own attacks to make some strong and threatening turns!
Kirishima’s quirk materializes as the card Harden. This foundation can boost any of Kirishima’s own attacks considerably, and then you can pick it up during your rival’s turn in order to block with it and further decrease the damage of your rival’s string of attacks. When combined with Kirishima’s strong Resistance, he makes his rival’s attack worthless before they even play them!
If you enjoy efficient blocking and attacking, you can look forward to playing as Red Riot in the My Hero Academia CCG, in stores now!!