Opus VIII Set Review Pt.3 – Lightning

Okay real talk – I 100% forgot what element I was gonna review next. I figured with the recent Death Machine errata, it’s time to get down some shocking opinions (1/1 puns) about lightning on paper. As always, I won’t be bothering with a number rating system as they’re pretty much arbitrary and very much subject to change in an ever-evolving card game like Final Fantasy.

Let’s go!

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Death Machine mistranslation!

Hi all,

Less of an article today and more of a quick post incase anyone needs to refer to how Death Machine actually works (with sources) incase it actually comes up in a tournament.

The current printed text we have for Death Machine in English is:

Each turn, at the beginning of Main Phase 1, if neither player controls Forwards, put Death Machine into the Break Zone.
At the end of your turn, choose 1 Forward opponent controls. Break it.
At the end of your opponent’s turn, select 1 Forward you control. Put it into the Break Zone.

Unfortunately, this isn’t right. According to the text on the Japanese version of Death Machine, the text should be:

Each turn, at the beginning of Main Phase 1, if either player controls no Forwards, put Death Machine into the Break Zone.
At the end of your turn, choose 1 Forward opponent controls. Break it.
At the end of your opponent’s turn, select 1 Forward you control. Put it into the Break Zone.

This means you can now play around the rather oppressive Death Machine by simply playing no forwards and waiting for it to die!

Source is here: https://twitter.com/HJ_Dev/status/1118801126717972480

Announcement from Square Enix: https://fftcg.square-enix-games.com/en/news/errata-for-death-machine

And here’s a translation of the Hobby Japan reply:

Deathmachine

Thanks to Eureka, Lossley, Ban, Crossmasher & of course Hobby Japan for providing clarity on this!

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Opus VIII Set Review Pt.2 – Water

Hey guys, it’s time for another part of my Opus VIII set reviews – I’ve had a chance to play pretty much everything in the set so hopefully my opinions on the cards have a bit of weight behind them as opposed to what I might have said had I rushed these out. As always, I don’t do ratings as they’re entirely arbitrary, and will instead be writing a bit about each card instead.

This week we’re gonna be looking at Water, so lets… dive in. /eyeroll

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Opus VIII Set Review Pt.1 – Fire

So I’m gonna break up the set reviews this time, mainly so that I actually get them done in a reasonable timeframe. We’re gonna be starting with Fire because let’s basically get it out the way, I guess. I’ll be forgoing a rating system, but instead offering my opinion on each card.

HERE GOES

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