Monday, 13 October 2014

Card Of The Week (W/C: 13th October): Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon

[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):At the end of your turn, choose one grade 3 «Gold Paladin» from your soul, and you may ride it. If you do, choose one card named "Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon" from your soul, and put it into your hand.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)-card with "Liberator" in its card name] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin», call it to an open (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck.
[CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you have a unit without a same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)

This was a toss up for this one between Liberator of Bonds, Gancelot Zenith, this, and Liberator Monarch Sanctuary, Alfred. Had to resort to dice roll has all are equally good at their own specialisms.

Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon won the dice roll so that means we'll be talking about Break Ride abuse. Usable for this function ONLY with Solitary Liberator, Gancelot. When used though this can consistently hit high numbers and that translates into high pressure, the more times you Break Ride the harder it becomes to keep defending and eventually, something will give.

Additionally, Holy Shine's on-ride skill has the same timing has the Break Ride skill of Gancelot meaning you can pay the cost and use Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon's skill first, in turn giving you a target for Solitary Liberator, Gancelot, to give +5000 power to. You may not want to call a trigger but top-calling anything else and you should at least be able to hit 11k with it, un-boosted. It's easily guarded, but it's still enough to swing at a Vanguard in most cases. That said though, season 3's run did border the brink of being a 13k meta with it's large abundance of X-Rides throughout.

The gambit is easy and the build cheap. Also, you can build it without Blaster Blade Liberator, if that's of interest to anyone.