Tuesday, 12 May 2015

COTW (W/C:11/05/2015): Metalborg, Locobattler

[AUTO]:Forerunner (When a unit of the same clan rides this unit, you may call this unit to (RC))
[ACT](RC):[Put this unit into your soul] Choose up to two of your vanguards, and they get [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

Ok, I just wanted an excuse to use that.
Looking at a card from Metalborgs this week, Metalborg, Locobattler. Grade 0, forerunner. Evidently a starter, but why choose this? Well while Metalborg, Barrengrader would have been the other logical choice, the reason for choosing 0 over 3 came down to one simple point. Both of the archtypes other Grade 3's, Metalborg, Sin Buster and Metalborg, Drion can still hold their own in a fight and both are usable in their own right. The original starter for Metalborgs however, Metalborg, Black Boi, his skill to superior ride and Legion may have been useful, but it was so costly it was rarely useful.

Enter Metalborg, Locobattler, so much simpler in what he does, but all the more better for it. Taking it back to basics with a simple skill of enter the soul to give power, but with the typical Metalborg twist of doubling that power up if in Legion by giving the same amount of power to a second Vanguard as well. In this case 3000x2, which is 6000, This make it worth ending his role as a Vnagurd Booster since you still gain a stage for doing so and also get closer to activation number of 30k power for either Crit or Glory depending on your Legion.

Sometimes simple is just better; and this is certainly a good example of that.