Rise of the Ruler: The Greatest General of the Ancient Times
Here we are once again with accustomed episode of “Rise of the Ruler”. Today we'll talk about the greatest general of the ancient times: Annibale Barca, the ruler who will represent the Light Attribute.
Just like the other Vingolf's Rulers, Annibale has a cost two ability that doesn't require to exhaust her.
Even if it may seem not very incisive, it's actually quite useful to mess up our opponent's plans during the battle phase. Moreover it could save our resonators from cards like “Thunder” and “Crime and Punishment” or it can simply be used to optimize unused stones during the draw phase to give a bonus to the resonators we're controlling.
But there's more to the power of Annibale, because at the cost of 2 generics and on Light will we can do judgement and unleash all the power of our J-Ruler.
Annibale, in her J-Ruler form, is an 800/800 with Target Attack, an ability that has already been proved to be strong and unbalancing in the battle phase. Also, when she attacks, she will make us gain 200 life points that will surely be useful against aggressive and explosive decks. Her last ability, but not least in terms of weight, is her enter ability that, in my opinion, is the most interesting of all, since it will allow us do destroy a rested resonator controlled by our opponent.
Let's continue our analysis with a resonator that comes directly from the Japanese history.
Abe No Seimei is a Master of Yin and Yang, traditionally an astrologist and a wizard with an interest for the occult. Her base stats, which aren't much incisive, are balanced by a really strong enter effect that allows to exhaust an opposing resonator. She's surely a useful resonator for aggressive decks with the tendency of gaining their advantage by killing our resonators during the battle phase.
Our next spoiler is Xuanzang Sanzang, a Japanese explorer and Monk of the VII century.
Not much to say about our explorer: at the cost of one generic and one Light Will we have a 400/700 which is really strong in certain game situations considering that she's a real bulwark to defend ourselves from the attacks of aggressive decks.
Let's move from Japan to ancient Egypt to find our Pharaoh Tutankhamon... she's one hell of a Pharaoh!!!
She's a 500/700 at cost of two generic and one Light Wills which makes her rather effective against a lot of low cost resonators. In the later turns she will still be useful since often we'll block resonator with better stats than her to draw a card. She's a good resonator for decks whose purpose is to defend during the initial stages of the game without having to sacrifice a slot for the later turns.
And now the last historical character of today's spoiler. To know who she is all you need to read are just these few words : “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth!”
Hammurabi, the King of Babilonia, enforces his law in the universe of Force of Will. Her ability allows us to take vengeance on the opposing resonator who will be foolish enough to damage her, by inflicting the same amount of damage that she received. If you already tried “Crime and Punishment” in your decks , you can understand the strength of this card. Hammurabi is undoubtedly one of the strongest Light resonators of this set.
That's all for now, We'll see you in the next episode!