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Superstar Spotlight: Sami Zayn
« on: April 23, 2017, 05:31:20 AM »
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1.)  How viable is this superstar?
2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 
3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?



Sami Zayn
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 0
NXT Superstar Ability: When your card is completely reversed and damage is resolved, you may Promo: 2 and when any of the reversals to that card were printed D: 1+, you may put the card not chosen on the top or bottom of your Arsenal instead.
You can pack ¡Olé! as if it was not Face, Fan Favorite, or Unique (ignore the 'non-Unique' text), and you can pack High-Flying Style.
V7

Sami's Non-Generic Lucha Skill
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
At the end of the Pre-match phase, you may put this card and High-Flying Style from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring.
When this card is in your Ring, your High Risks and non-Foreign Object Strikes are considered both High Risks and Strikes for your non-Pre-match card effects and High-Flying Style; when your first High Risk played each turn is not Chain and does not have 'reversed' in the text, your opponent must discard 2 cards to play reversals to it.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo
V7

Lower the Boom
Mid-match Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, this card is -4F and cannot be reversed when you have lower Fortitude.  Your next maneuver played this turn is -6F and reversals to it are +10F.
As a reversal, reverse any maneuver when it is not the first card played this turn, or any card with blank text.
When this card is in your Ring, overturn 1 less card for The NXT Breakout Star.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Series of Arm Drags
Grapple + Grapple + Grapple
This card requires 3 reversals instead of 2 to reverse, and when you have 5+ lower Fortitude, ignore the 'completely' text on your opponent's reversals and effects.
When overturned for The NXT Breakout Star, you may put this card in your hand.
F: 0     D: 6     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
V7

Zayn's Drop Kick
Strike + Strike
When played after a successfully played maneuver, this card is a High Risk+High Risk instead.
Your opponent puts 2 cards from his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.
F: 8     D: 8     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
V7

Sami's Somersault Plancha
High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -4F and +4D, and can only be played after a successfully played maneuver or as a Counter.
As a reversal, reverse any card that would allow your opponent to move cards from his Ringside.
F: 12     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Blue Thunder Bomb
Grapple / Reversal: Special
When you are Val Venis, this card is WWE instead.
As a maneuver, this card is -5F and +5D, and your opponent must discard 2 cards to play reversals to it; when this card is unsuccessful, you may put it on top of your Arsenal instead.
As a reversal, completely reverse any Multi or BASH maneuver.
F: 20     D: 10     SV: 2     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Sami's Tornado DDT
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, when played as a Counter (Strike), cannot be reversed from Backlash.
As a reversal, reverse any Strike or Assault; when that maneuver has 'punch' in the title, this card is -5F.
Your opponent discards 2 cards.
F: 25     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Helluva Kick
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -10F, and when played after a successfully played 5D+ maneuver or Throw into the Corner Turnbuckle, cannot be reversed from Arsenal by non-Unique cards.
As a reversal, ignore any reversal restrictions from a card and completely reverse any High Risk or any card with 'turnbuckle' in the text.
F: 30     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Sami's InZayn Agility
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Superstar-specific maneuver, you may Promo: 3, and then put up to 1 card in your Ringside into your hand and up to 1 card in your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
F: 6     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Worlds Apart
Action / Reversal: Special
Cannot be reversed when you have lower Fortitude.
As an action, draw up to 2 cards, you may play your next card this turn as if you had your opponent's Fortitude, and his reversals are played as if he had your Fortitude.
As a reversal, reverse any non-maneuver card or Activated Card Effect.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
V7

World Traveled Superstar
Action + Action
When your opponent's Fortitude Rating is 30+, he cannot respond to this card.
Shuffle up to 10 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal and draw up to 3 cards.
Your next card played this turn is -30F and +3D.
F: 3     D: 0     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
V7
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Sami Zayn
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 01:22:32 PM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

Sami's entry into Raw Deal mirrors his on screen persona; a plucky underdog who isn't dominant but has a few tricks and can hold his own. My kind of deck. :)

2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 

Sami's Non-Generic Lucha Skill
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
At the end of the Pre-match phase, you may put this card and High-Flying Style from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring.
When this card is in your Ring, your High Risks and non-Foreign Object Strikes are considered both High Risks and Strikes for your non-Pre-match card effects and High-Flying Style; when your first High Risk played each turn is not Chain and does not have 'reversed' in the text, your opponent must discard 2 cards to play reversals to it.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo
V7

There are several neat, sneaky tricks to be had here. Don't be afraid to get creative!

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?

I have not and only because two NXT decks are on my horizon before him.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual

I played against him in a Lackey tournament; he seems like a deck that's easy to play but hard to master.
 
5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

I think we need 1-2 cards before he will be more popular in play circles, honestly. He just seems to be lacking a few tools he needs to get the job done.
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Sami Zayn
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 01:44:26 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

Sami is a really strong deck. He loves to play from behind. That's where he is most dangerous.

2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 

Sami Zayn
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 0
NXT Superstar Ability: When your card is completely reversed and damage is resolved, you may Promo: 2 and when any of the reversals to that card were printed D: 1+, you may put the card not chosen on the top or bottom of your Arsenal instead.
You can pack ¡Olé! as if it was not Face, Fan Favorite, or Unique (ignore the 'non-Unique' text), and you can packHigh-Flying Style.
V7

His ability is that good. Getting a buffed Hulkn Up is sooooo good. Once you get all 3 out simply play Blindside Tornado Strike.  Then shuffle them back from being removed and wall all over again.

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?

Build him after he was released. He's a strong recovery deck. He's very possibly top 5. Once you get the game where you can just Ol'e every move mixed with Calgary, Banned from Ringside, he's VERY difficult to pin.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual

He does well pretty much everywhere. Ol'e is available in all 3 

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

Pretty annoying if you're locked into the whole your moves do nothing.
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