Rival Deck Spotlight: Izuku Midoriya
“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.