Friday, 10 July 2015

Virtual Decks: Phantom Blaster Overlord

I'm no expert in shadows, and will not claim specialism where there is none but there is a certain charm about older decks and bosses being able to return to some form of usability. A legacy revived, and while it may never be able to regain it's spot int eh top trinity Phantom Blaster Overlord back in it's day was a feared foe, along side DOTE and MLB with very few decks being able to hit the numbers required to pose it any threat.

In the present block of the game though it's once powerful defense is so much easier to overcome with power creep over the years having made 13k base a non-issue, and yet, in the current meta, where very few people still use X-ride, meaning people have reverted back to aiming for 16k columns it is possible for even a rouge level (T3) X-Ride deck to score a few wins.


Deck Name : Dark Overlord 
GRADE 0
4x Abyss Healer (HEAL)
4x Death Feather Eagle (CRIT)
1x Fullbau
4x Grim Reaper (CRIT)
4x Leaping Knight, Ligan Lumna (CRIT)
GRADE 1
3x Arduous Battle Knight, Claudas
4x Blaster Javelin
4x Dark Shield, Mac Lir
4x Pitch Black Sage, Charon
GRADE 2
2x Blaster Dark
4x Bloodstained Battle Knight, Dorint
3x Dark Night Maiden, Macha
GRADE 3
1x Blaster Dark "Diablo"
4x Phantom Blaster Dragon  (Break Ride)
4x Phantom Blaster Overlord

G-DECK 
4x Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo"
1x Dark Knight, Efnysien
1x Dark Knight, Grim Recruiter
2x Sovereign Black Dragon, Aurageyser Dragon

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Notes:
This deck's fighting chance for it's main gambit is wholly dependent on the break ride of Phantom Blaster Dragon into Phantom Blaster Overlord failing the aqusisiton of Phantom Blaster as your first Grade 3 ride it is much more advisable to sift to plan B of pushing with your Stride units, this doesn't mean you can use stride while still going for the Break Ride but Phantom Blaster Dragon needing Soulblast 3 means you need to be be careful what you use.

Even though I've been using Dark Knight, Efnysien at one, many may find it preferable to instead drop him for a second Dark Knight, Grim Recruiter. So far Blaster Dark "Diablo" has not come up in my tests but if you land on him you're basically playing the stride game, just as you would if you'd landed on Phantom Blaster Overlord instead of Phantom Blaster Dragon.

Currently using 12 Crit but believe, after testing, that the deck may in fact favor allowing some Howl Owl (DRAW) in it's line-up to allow more freedom to use Aurageyser Dragon while sitting on Phantom Blaster Dragon.
New or Old PG, which ever is used is based on local meta call.
Stride average: 2/game.

Tested Vs. Dimension Police, Dimensional Robos, pending tests vs. Royal Paladin SGD, Gear Cronicle, Megacolony, Pale Moon and other DP decks. Oh, and Nova Grappler Extreme Battlers.