Force of Will Deck Profile: Overlord Valentina 2.0 Custom
“If this world should fall, that’d be trouble for me too. But don’t worry, I have no intention of allowing such a thing. Because from now on…I am this world.” (-Valentina)
Introducing Overload of the Seven Lands, Valentina, a ruler bound to the seas. In order to understand how to properly use Valentina 2.0, you must understand how each and every single one of your regalia work, as well as how and when to use God Art abilities. The goal of the deck is to bring out Overload of the Seven Lands, Valentina, as quickly as possible and use the right Regalia effects in order to gain pressure advantage.
RULER/J-RULER – 1
- 1x Valentina, Plotting Lord of the Seas / Overload of the Seven Lands, Valentina
MAGIC STONES – 10
- 4x Ruler’s Memoria
- 4x Magic Stone of Moon Shade
- 1x Magic Stone of Light Vapors
- 1x Magic Stone of Hearth’s Core
MAIN DECK – 40
- 4x Sylvia’s Clanmate (Resonator)
- 4x Perceval, the Seeker of Holy Grail (Resonator)
- 1x Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast (Resonator)
- 1x Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast (Resonator)
- 1x Qing Long, the Sacred Beast (Resonator)
- 1x Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast (Resonator)
- 2x The Queen’s Butler (Resonator)
- 3x Marybell, the Steel Doll (Regalia)
- 3x Gleipnir, the Red Binding of Fate (Regalia)
- 3x Horn of Sacred Beasts (Regalia)
- 3x Artemis, the God’s Bow (Regalia)
- 3x Deathscythe, the Life Reaper (Regalia)
- 3x Excalibur, the God’s Sword (Regalia)
- 3x Laevateinn, the Demon Sword (Regalia)
- 2x The Final Word (Chant-Instant)
- 3x Laying the Foundation (Chant-Instant)
SIDE DECK – 15
- 1x Faria, the Ruler of God Sword (J-Ruler)
- 1x Valentina, the Ruler of Paradise (J-Ruler)
- 1x Arla, the Hegemon of the Sky (J-Ruler)
- 1x Melgis, the One Charmed by the Demon Sword (J-Ruler)
- 1x Rezzard, the Desecrating Vampire (J-Ruler)
- 1x Pricia, the Commander of the Sacred Beasts (J-Ruler)
- 1x Machina, the Mechanical Emperor (J-Ruler)
- 4x Holy Grail (Addition: Field(Relic))
- 4x The Scorn of Dark Alice (Chant)
As a starting hand, you want to have Sylvia’s Clanmate and Percival, the Seeker of Holy Grail. Since your Magic Stone deck runs four Ruler’s Memoria, a stone that provides you with any element as long as you have a regalia on the field, you need to use the effect of Percival to draw at least one of them out. With half the deck composed of Regalia, that shouldn’t be a problem – her effect is very consistent. As for Sylvia’s Clanmate, she will ensure that you can Judgement on either turn two or three. The beauty about Valentina 2.0 lies in her ultimate ability to gain [+100/+100] for each Seven Kings revealed from the side deck as a result of her judgement, automatically setting her to [1400/1400]. Not only that, but Valentina 2.0 also gains each one’s name and God Art.
This very strong effect enables our J-Ruler to use any Regalia at its full potential. Additionally, she gets access to all of the God Arts – she can use all of them once, but can’t use the same one twice in the same match. This makes Overload Valentina a very strong and unpredictable opponent, as well as a very versatile and damage heavy card. Since some of the God Arts have quite a Will payment, using the effect of some Regalia to lower the abilities’ cost is the best way to go.
The main God Arts to use early game are the following:
- <Summon the Sacred Beasts> At the cost of three wind stones and four other ones of your choice, you can search your deck for all four sacred beasts, put them in your hand, and play all four of them directly to the field. Depending on the order in which you set them, you can profit from their effects to return other resonators to your opponent’s hand, destroy resonators, heal your life points, and draw cards. If you can lower the God Art’s cost by four using your Regalia, which is the maximum in this case, all you are required to pay is three wind and you are set.
- <Unleash the Demon Sword> At the cost of two fire and four other, you get to target an enemy resonator, destroy it, and empower Valentina 2.0 by adding the destroyed resonator’s attack to your own. Since our J-Ruler has [1400/1400] from the get go, adding extra damage can be a death sentence to the other player, especially early to mid game. Thanks to the effects of certain Regalia this ability can end up costing no more than two fire.
In general, you want to use these two as soon as possible to give you early pressure. However, depending on the situation you find yourself, you can always use any of the other five God Art.
As far as the side deck goes, the Seven Kings must never find themselves in your main deck. However, depending on your opponent, you can always switch out the Holy Grail and/or The Scorn of Dark Alice, with card like Gleipnir, the Red Binding of Fate, Marybell, the Steel Doll (if you face someone running no Regalia), or The Final Word. If you are against someone playing a Dark Alice deck, or anything super-fast, adding The Scorn of Dark Alice would be a great idea. On the other hand, if you play versus a player running a late game composition, or Addition heavy, Holy Grail would be the best bet.
Always keep in mind that Valentina 2.0 shines early, so bringing her out as soon as you can is a must. Use the Regalia and other resonators to protect her at all costs. In the best case scenario, a fully set up Overload of the Seven Lands, Valentina, has an offensive power of [3200/3200] with swiftness, target attack and imperishable, and deals an extra 600 damage. Defensively, her power can reach a potential of [5200/5200]. However, it is important to note that on average, you can bring her to anywhere in between [1400/1400] and [2000/2000].