Building A Weiβ Schwarz Deck: Junes

Everyday’s Great At Your Junes~

After noticing that we barely touch on anything related to Weiβ Schwarz other than translations, I decided that it’ll be interesting to come up with a few deck building guides, and I’ll start off with one of my favorite Persona 4 decks. More after the jump.

As most people would know, Junes is a chain of departmental stores in Persona 4, with the Inaba branch being managed by Hanamura Yousuke’s father.

The main support behind the deck would be:

P4/S08-005
Name:Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki
Level/Cost:1/1
Power:2500
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Liquor
Effects:[Continuous]Your other characters with the trait ‘Junes’ have power +1000.
[Continuous]ALARM When this card is at the top of your clock slot, all your characters with the trait ‘Junes’ have power +1000.

As you can see, it gives all characters with the trait ‘Junes’ +1000 in power, and with 2 of them in the backstage slots, all characters with the trait ‘Junes’ gain a whooping 2000 power. If that’s not enough for you, it also has an ALARM that adds 1000 more power to your characters with the trait ‘Junes’.

The major plus side of this support card is that it can be played at level 1, and that can completely change the tide of the game. More on that later.

At level 0, the Junes deck will be at it’s weakest.  With no 0/0 3000 vanilla with the trait Junes, you’ll be at a slight disadvantage. As such, the only attacking level 0s you have access to are:

P4/S08-001
Name:Yukata Yousuke
Level/Cost:0/0
Power:2000
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Kimono
Effects:[Auto]When this character put into reverse and the character it battles is level 0 or below, return that character to your opponent’s hand, and your opponent discards a card from their hand.

P4/S08-008
Name:Disappointing Prince Yousuke-chan
Level/Cost:0/0
Power:2500
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Female Clothing
Effects:[Auto]When this card is played from your hand to the stage, send the top card of your deck into your waiting room. Then choose 1 of your characters with the trait ‘Junes’.
It has soul +1 for each soul trigger icon on the card placed in the waiting room until the end of the turn.

P4/SE01-04C
Name:Hanamura Yousuke
Level/Cost:0/0
Power:2500
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Eyeglasses
Effects:During your turn, this card has power+1000.

I’m sure you’re wondering what to do if you cannot obtain ‘P4/SE01-04C Hanamura Yousuke’ as it’s an Extra Pack card. Not to worry, there is an alternative:

P4/S08-015
Name:Beauty Pageant? Protagonist-chan
Level/Cost:0/0
Power:3000
Soul:1
Traits:Magic/Female Clothing
Effects:-

This card doesn’t have the trait ‘Junes’, and as such, will disrupt the synergy in the deck. My advice would be
to clock it as soon as you get it and place it in your level slot when you level up. More on that later.

At level 0, the only support you’ll have access to is:

P4/S08-063
Name:Slacking At Junes Adachi
Level/Cost:0/0
Power:500
Soul:1
Traits:Police/Junes
Effects:SUPPORT Your characters in front of this card have power +500.
[Activate][Put 2 of your characters to rest mode.] Choose one of your characters with the trait ‘Police’. During this turn, it has power +1000.

At first glance, the 2nd ability may not seem to be of much use, but it will be possible to use it. More on that later.

Level 1 is where the fun begins as you are able to play ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’. If you are able to play her, you’ll have no difficulties when it comes to power at level 1.

At level 1, you will have access to the following attacking characters:

P4/S08-010
Name:Yukata Nanako
Level/Cost:1/0
Power:5500
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Kimono
Effects:-

P4/S08-017
Name:Buddy’s Bandage Yousuke
Level/Cost:1/1
Power:6000
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Magic
Effects:[Continuous]This card cannot do a direct attack.
[Auto]ENCORE [Discard 1 character card from your hand]

P4/S08-067
Name:Brainiest in The Police Force Adachi
Level/Cost:1/1
Power:5000
Soul:1
Traits:Police/Junes
Effects:When this card is put into reverse and the level of the character it battles is higher than your opponent’s, put that character to reverse.

P4/S08-016
Name:Protagonist’s Partner Yousuke
Level/Cost:1/0
Power:1000
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Magic
Effects:[Auto]CHANGE(3)(Return this card to your hand) At the beginning of your draw phase, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your waiting room for 1 ‘Yousuke & Susano-o’ and place it in the border where this card was.
[Activate]COUNTER Assisting Blade lvl 1 [Put this card from your hand to your waiting room] In response to a front attack, choose 1 of your characters. This turn, that character gains +1500 power.

At level 1, you will have less attacking characters to your disposal due to the need of putting 4 ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’ in your deck. Thankfully your level 0 characters will be able to battle level 1 characters provided you have 2 of her in your backstage.

‘P4/S08-016 Protagonist’s Partner Yousuke’ allows you to summon a level 2 early, but it’s low power makes it an easy target. As such, it would be more advisable to keep in in the backstage. However, in the event that the backstage is already occupied with 2  ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’, it would be difficult to for it to CHANGE.

Some of you may have a problem deciding between ‘P4/S08-017 Buddy’s Bandage Yousuke’ or ‘P4/S08-067 Brainiest in The Police Force Adachi’. While both cards are pretty good, both of them have a drawback that will make you think twice about playing them.

‘P4/S08-017 Buddy’s Bandage Yousuke’ cannot do a direct attack, and you will be at a huge disadvantage if your opponent has an empty field. Other than that, with the support of ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’, it’s power can rival a level 2. The addition of ENCORE to the character is a nice touch too.

‘P4/S08-067 Brainiest in The Police Force Adachi’ on the other hand, is a red character, and the only other red character in the deck is ‘P4/S08-063 Slacking At Junes Adachi’, so it will be quite difficult to play this card if you don’t have it in your clock or level slot. However, it’s ability is deadly against CHANGE decks, as well as decks with supports that increase level. Also, it can be powered up by ‘P4/S08-063 Slacking At Junes Adachi’ as it has the trait ‘Police’.

At level 1 however, you should have already replaced ‘P4/S08-063 Slacking At Junes Adachi’ with ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’, so it doesn’t really help much.

At level 2,things get pretty interesting as  you get 3 different kinds of attacking characters to mess around with.

P4/S08-007
Name:Loving Siblings Protagonist & Nanako
Level/Cost:2/2
Power:7000
Soul:2
Traits:Junes/Television
Effects:[Auto]When this card attacks, during your turn, it has power +X. X is the level of the character facing this card x1000.
[Auto]ENCORE [Discard 1 character card from your hand]

P4/S08-019
Name:Yousuke & Susano-o
Level/Cost:2/2
Power:8500
Soul:2
Traits:Junes/Eyeglasses
Effects:[Auto]When you play the climax card ‘Brave Zapper’ and all your opponent’s characters are in rest mode, during this turn, this card has power +4000, soul +1.
[Auto](1)When this card attacks and the climax card ‘Brave Zapper’ is in play, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose 1 of your opponent’s characters and return it to their hand.

P4/SE01-02R
Name:Yousuke and Jiraiya
Level/Cost:2/2
Power:7500
Soul:2
Traits:Junes/Magic
Effects:[Continuous]When this card is in your hand, you may put one of your [Hanamura Yousuke] to the waiting room. If you do this card’s cost is 0.
[Auto]When you play this card from your hand to the stage, during this turn, this card has soul+1.

P4/S08-006
Name:I Love Junes! Nanako
Level/Cost:2/1
Power:4000
Soul:1
Traits:Junes/Television
Effects:[Continuous]SUPPORT Your characters in front of this card have power +X. X is the level of the character x500.
[Auto](1)When this card is played from your hand to the stage, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your waiting room for 1 character with the trait ‘Junes’ and return it to your hand.

An interesting thing to note is that this deck only has 1 card with a climax combo, which is ‘P4/S08-019 Yousuke & Susano-o’. The only sad thing is that there are no supports with the trait ‘Junes’ that can put your opponent’s backstage characters to rest mode, so pulling the climax combo off is a challenge.

As ‘P4/SE01-02R Yousuke and Jiraiya’ is an Extra Pack card, some may find difficulty obtaining it. However it does allow you to summon it at zero cost, which is good for rushing soul damage, but in the long run it becomes a vanilla.

‘P4/S08-007 Loving Siblings Protagonist & Nanako’ on the other hand has ENCORE, and gains power when attacking, and only 500 less power than ‘P4/SE01-02R Yousuke and Jiraiya’ which in my opinion, makes it a better choice.

As for support, ‘P4/S08-006I Love Junes! Nanako’ allows you to recycle cards from your waiting room, and while it isn’t as good as ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’, it will become a decent support when combined with 1 ‘P4/S08-005 Daughter Of The Liquor Store Konishi Saki’ at level 3.
At level 3, you get to see the true power of the ‘Junes’ deck.

P4/S08-012
Name:Son Of The Manager Yousuke
Level/Cost:3/2
Power:10000
Soul:2
Traits:Junes/Magic
Effects:[Auto]When this card attacks, send the top 3 cards of your deck to the waiting room.
If there are 1 or more cards with the trait ‘Junes’, during this turn this card has power +2000.
If there are 2 or more cards with the trait ‘Junes’, send the top card of your clock to your waiting room.
If there are 3 or more cards with the trait ‘Junes’, choose 1 of your opponent’s lvl 3 or below front stage characters and place it in his stock.

That’s right. It’s a powerhouse on it’s own, and this was the reason why I suggested clocking ‘P4/S08-015 Beauty Pageant? Protagonist-chan’ and placing it in your level slot as early as possible if you did not have access to ‘P4/SE01-04C Hanamura Yousuke’. The only drawback about this card is flipping over climaxes when you activiate it’s ability, which may be deadly to you.

With the character cards done with, let’s take a look at an event that you can use.

P4/S08-021
Name:Junes
Level/Cost:2/0
Effects:Search your deck for 1 card with the trait ‘Junes’ or ”Protagonist” in it’s name, show it to your opponent, add it to your hand and shuffle your deck.

I suggest having 2 copies of this in the deck as it will definitely come in handy.
Lastly, the climaxes.

P4/S08-025
Name:Brave Zapper
Effects:[Continuous] All your characters have power +1000 and soul +1.

P4/S08-024
Name:Never More
Effects:[Continuous] When you play this card into your climax slot, place the top card of your deck into your stock. During this turn, your characters have soul +1.

P4/S08-023
Name:Myriad Truths
Effects:[Continuous] All your characters have soul +2.

You get a choice between ‘P4/S08-023 Myriad Truths’ or ‘P4/S08-024 Never More’ for the 2nd climax in the deck. You can use both if you want, but I would prefer using ‘P4/S08-024 Never More’ as it adds 1 stock upon playing it. This deck is pretty stock heavy, so having extra stock is definitely useful.

‘P4/S08-015 Beauty Pageant? Protagonist-chan’, ‘P4/S08-010 Yukata Nanako’, ‘P4/S08-017 Buddy’s Bandage Yousuke’, ‘P4/S08-016 Protagonist’s Partner Yousuke’, ‘P4/S08-019 Yousuke & Susano-o’, ‘P4/S08-024 Never More’ and ‘P4/S08-025 Brave Zapper’ are all in the Persona 4 Trial Deck, so if you’ve just started playing Weiβ Schwarz you can build a Junes deck from the Trial Deck.

Well, that’s it for my deck building guide. It was pretty fun, but I don’t know when I’m going to do another one again. Probably after I’m done translating Persona 4 and Persona 4 Extra Pack. Until then, have fun.

Miehlfin.

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