Thursday, 4 September 2014

News/Card Reveals: The Overlord's Return

Beyond The End, beyond Re-Birth. After the storm and the dust settles from war. Beyond all the battle that have taken place along the road, at the end of it all when the rest all fall, the one left standing will become known as The Great!



[ACT](VC): LEGION 20000 "Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame" (If your opponent has a grade 3 or greater vanguard, only once, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone to your deck, and search your deck for the specified card, and perform Legion.)

[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose two cards from your hand, and discard them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a rear-guard, if this unit is in Legion, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] all of your vanguard. This ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn. (This ability cannot be used even if the cost is not paid.)

[AUTO](VC):[Choose one of your rear-guard with the same name as a unit in your (VC), and retire it] When this unit's attack hits, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent's rear-guard, and retire it.

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Bushiroad have blessed us with the monthly spoils of their magazine and as the scans go online the news the spreads fast.

On the Wiki this unit is listed as Perdition Imperial Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great, but my source disagrees with that translation instead providing me with the name "Perdition Dragon Emperor, Dragonic Overlord the Great"

I'm more inclined to agree with my source as they are themselves a translator. In either case all any one cares about is that The Overlord has returned and with him he brings his Eternal- Explosion?! Yep, the big red dragon is back but he's no longer playing simply with fire, the burning apocolypse as evolved into the exploding apocolypse. Although in hindsight that may proove hazardous to his health if any of Overlord's previous evolutions are anything to go by.

As with most re-stands, Dragonic Overlord the Great has 3 costs, 1 Counterblast and 2 Discards. But what's intereasting to note is how he does it. The Great must attack a Reargaurd to activate his Legion Skill, which really is a reprint of the Dragonic Overlord (Break Ride) skill.

Soon to be released in English. VERY SOON....

So skillwise, Dragonic Overlord the Great conflicts with the DO Break Ride, but there is one Break Ride he can work out to be leathally effective with and you all already know where this is going.

Suprise!!! I'm back mother******s!
Will this guy EVER be cheap?!

Yep, Dauntless Drive Dragon is back and partnered up with Dragonic Overlord the Great, can perfect the Dauntless DOTE gambit if getting 3 Vanguard Attacks in a turn.

It's also worth noting that outside of potential with DDD, the Great has access to both Archtype AND Sub-Clan Support essentially making it one of the most supported cards in the game and I have reasob to belive this will be reflected by his Price tag. I predict this Dragon will not be cheap, mainly because Overlord and hype.

Getting back to the card itself though, Dragonic Overlord the Great's secondary skill, which is a rather perculier form of Persona Blast, requiring a Persona Retire, allows you to retire an opponent's Reargurd any time one of your attacks hit. However we've seen this skill before with Dragonic Overlord's BT-15 starter.
A suggestable starter?

Lizard Soldier, Fargo gives an "Overlord" Vanguard the skill that the Great has as a secondary already, at the cost of putting him in the soul, but this doesn't invalidate him either. If anything this is still preferable as once he is in the soul all your attacks that hit will becomr a free retire on top, instead needing to Persona Retire.

In a way it's unfortunate that Dragonic Overlord the Great is a copy of 2 exsisting cards but I wonder if his mate will fare any better?

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Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame
[AUTO]:When this unit is placed on (RC), until end of turn, this unit gets "[AUTO](RC):[Counter Blast (1)] When your opponent's rear-guard in the same column as this unit is put into the drop zone, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent's rear-guards in the same column as this unit, and retire it.".

The way I see it, this is a poor unit. It's balanced, I'll give it that. But after the turn in which you called it, this guy is is just a 9k vanilla which is a bit dissapointing if I'm honest. You're encouraged to either intercept withit and  replace as soon as possible, or use it as persona retire fodder on your next turn, which if that concerns your opponent, they may be lured inti attacking it, perciving it to be a threat.

There's no denying that for Kagero, Dragonic Overlord the Great is the star of the show. But we also know now that in the Movie Booster, Link Joker has 3 RRR's one of which is yet to be annouced but is believed to use Star-vader, Blaster Joker as it's mate.

I may go over some of the other Monthly Bushiroad reveals tommorow but really there's only one other thing from the movie booster that has caught my attention. As for the Deletor Trial Deck, I'm going to let that list fill but I'm unlikley to comment on it.

As I leave the topic of Dragonic Overlord for now I do so by leaving closing off with an image of the original.
To think he's had 4 new forms since then. (Not counting reprints or alternate arts of either of his forms). Still- Blaster Blade has gone through 6.