Tuesday, 7 July 2015

COTW (W/C: 06/07/2015): Phantom Blaster Dragon

[AUTO] Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):[Soul Blast (3)] When a «Shadow Paladin» rides this unit, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose your vanguard, and until end of turn, that unit gets [Power]+10000, and "[AUTO](VC):[Choose three of your rear-guards, and retire them] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw two cards, choose three cards from your damage zone, turn them face up, and until end of that battle, your opponent cannot call grade 1 or greater cards from hand to (GC).".
[AUTO]:[Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one card with "Blaster" in its card name, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your deck.

Cardfight Vanguard G's newest English expansion Sovereign Star Dragon releases this Friday and the the shadows will rise up from the depths to reclaim their throne. For this set I will begin with the denizens of darker domains and work my way up towards the stars and for the first Card Of The Week from the set it's a blast from the past with the original Black Dragon of Shadows making his return.

Phantom Blaster Dragon returning as a Break Ride keeps the same name as his original form from BT-04 meaning he fully supports the original Blaster series ride chain, which is what he was designed for, specifically the cross ride build, Phantom Blaster Overlord. Searching out a Blaster unit upon riding this guy makes scoring the persona blast easier, and so long as you get the persona blast, the rest of Phantom Blaster Overlord's attack becomes a free cost, if you play it right, further more you need not be concerned with the opponent blocking your super-powered Phantom Blaster Overlord by putting up a perfect wall, as by riding on Phantom Blaster Dragon not only do you get the traditional +10000 power, for a cost of SB3, but you gain access to a secondary skill. When your unit attacks, sacrifice 3 rearguards to your Vanguard's rage (or rather 2 if the right units are available), and your reward for fulfilling this cost is counter-charge 3 and draw 2, and glory skill. So if you are using Phantom Blaster Overlord that's a 33000 2 critical Vangaurd staring you in the face, but I do believe I'm forgetting something, namely a booster; factoring that in your attack will actually be 38000-43000 depending on boosters and situation.