Character Intro: Denki Kaminari

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  • Denki Kaminari CHARGES UP the fight in the My Hero Academia CCG!

    You can collect the Stun Gun Hero’s cards in booster packs from Series 1.

    I can cover my body in electricity, but if I try to shoot it out it’ll go everywhere!– Denki Kaminari

    Denki Kaminari’s quirk, Electrification, gives him the ability to charge electricity and surround his body with a shocking aura that electrocutes anyone who makes contact with him, paralyzing them for a short time. If he further powers up his power, it automatically discharges in all directions, shocking anyone close to him. Kaminari is able to consistently release 1.3 million volts of charge, albeit at the cost of short-circuiting his brain for a time.

    While this may not come as a shock, Kaminari’s character card encourages you to use attacks with the Charge or Stun keywords as you play towards the goal of building up enough momentum to unload an enormous attack or two on your opponent! Kaminari’s response ability should be handled with care, as it can be an absolute game-changer that both players will be playing around for most of the game. Denki’s enhance ability will cover most of the ground to help you find a prime opportunity to use your response ability, as the targeted foundation committal from this ability can certainly go a long way in many matchups!

    “You’re my human stun gun!” – Kyoka Jiro

    Kaminari takes great advantage of his pair of Electric attacks going to his momentum, with both of them having a strong ability while in your momentum. Electric Surge allows you to double down on the momentum gained by it and Electric Jolt provides a great targeted committal ability in the same vein as Kaminari’s enhance, and it can even be used on your rival’s turn in order to lock down an offensive foundation of theirs! Furthermore, Electric Jolt is nearly guaranteed to go to your momentum when you attack with it, and you can even use it to force Kaminari’s response to trigger if your opponent is quite proficient at blocking.

    You may be wondering how Kaminari plans to use this horde of momentum that he is building up, and the answer within his own attack suite is Blitz Rush. It’s already coming in at a significant enough amount of damage to justify playing it before using Kaminari’s response, but with some momentum it can certainly put an end to anyone unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end! Kaminari does not exclusively have one win condition, though! Indiscriminate Shock, 1,300,000 Volts turns his stuns across his abilities into a game-ender itself! It has the ability to stun down a pair of foundations itself, and grows only more devastating with how much you can keep your opponent down.

    “You guys are fried!” – Denki Kaminari

    Shock Treatment is a fantastic outlet for Kaminari’s built up momentum, helping to make sure that your rival will have no defensive foundations available to stop your shocking attacks. If you have accumulated a good amount of momentum, Shock Treatment will prove invaluable as it forces down your rival’s stage across your entire attack turn, allowing your 1,300,000 volts to be the strongest that it can be!

    Kaminari’s attacks aren’t the only way for him to charge up his momentum, either! The aptly named Charged Up helps you build up further, and it even allows you to add attacks like Electric Jolt and Electric Surge to your momentum face up if you have them available, leading to greater interactivity and pressure! In order to make up for the lost foundation from Charged Up, Requesting Assistance helps by readying one of your foundations as you move further into your turn. It has the stipulation that you need to have at least 1 momentum to use it, but that shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

    Kaminari has a lot of moving pieces in his cards, and it allows him a great degree of versatility! You can try to make an extremely aggressive Kaminari and try to fry your rival on turn 2 of the game, or you can build up your defenses while shocking down theirs to push your way to victory. The choice is yours!

    You can pick up packs of Series 1 of the My Hero Academia CCG in order to shock your friends with your own deck for the Stun Gun Hero: Chargebolt!