What's up, rogue squad?! So it's about to wrap up
this week's Card of the Day with some good old fashioned
Ethics...to the EXTREME!!!
Strongest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Extreme
Clan: Nova Grappler
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you
have four or more damage):When this unit's drive check
reveals a grade 1 or greater card with "Beast Deity" in
its card name, choose one of your źNova Grappler╗
rear-guards, and [Stand] it.
[CONT](VC):If you have a card named "Beast Deity, Ethics
Buster" in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
[CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you have a unit without a same
clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)
...one of the two new Crossrides of the Beast Deity
series, but is this the superior one? Personally, yes
and no, but that's another day and maybe another video.
Extreme has 11,000 Power and is a Crossride to the
original Ethics Buster, the Break Ride. I'm going to
have to look at this into two separate categories: at
the time of a Break Ride and how it stands afterwards.
When you first Crossbreak Ride into Extreme, the
point boost is nice and all, but the fact that the Break
Ride effect and Extreme's Limit Break kind of clash with
one another is kind of annoying though they also do work
off one another...kind of. You see, for Extreme's Limit
Break, when you Drive Check anything Grade 1 or higher,
you Stand a rear-guard. The smart thing to do is to
Stand a frontline for another attack, however, the Break
Ride does that for you, and if you're playing Riot Horn,
then you're already Standing a third unit with the Break
Ride, so the only thing to truly Stand is the other
corner booster. This is where the Limit Break becomes
very ho-hum as you're only really able to Stand one
extra unit that would do anything special.
Afterwards, however, THIS is where Extreme truly
shines. In a late game scenario, where both players more
than lokely burned out their Break Rides and are low on
triggers, it's always nice to turn your dead Drive
Checks into pseudo-Stand Triggers and really bleed out
the opponent's hand of shields. Also, the fact that he's
a Crossride makes it so that it'll be extremely hard for
the opponent to even mount a counter strike as they are
going to be stuck on the defensive for a while.
Overall, Extreme is a really good card, but you have
to grind into the match a little bit to see him truly
Art: 4/5 (Extremely good art)
Next Time: I'm feeling a bit off again.....
Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!
Strongest Beast Deity,
Ethics Buster Extreme
And to finish the week we
have the Strongest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Extreme.
His Limit Break skill is that whenever you Drive Check a
Grade 1 or higher Beast Deity, you stand any rear-guard
of your choice. Not bad considering the more damage the
opponent has, the more potent extra attacks become. Even
if you reveal no triggers you should at least have an
entire column ready to swing again or at the very least
your front row should be able to kill 2 interceptors.
Combine this with Stand Triggers and late Game you'll
have an onslaught every turn, or at least you should if
your field's set up right with the new cards like Max
Beat. Obviously the intention was to pair this with
Ethics Buster's Break Ride so that your front row's
taken care of and Ethics Buster Extreme can stand the
back-row with his skill so that you get 2 full attacks.
A nice gambit, but just be careful about the fact that
your Mid-Game activity outside of triggers will be
I should probably get
something out of the way to pad this review out. I've
seen this guy paired with his evil counterpart Ethics
Buster Reverse, usually with two each of him and four
Ethics Buster. I've seen so many liberties taken in
every deck trying to accommodate both such as running
rainbow triggers (WHY) or running a whacked out lineup
of units but for god's sake STOP. The two units function
totally differently despite the goal of attrition being
the same. Trying to diversify a deck by running a lot of
gambits at once only ensures that you can't pull off
either gambit with any reliability whatsoever.
Especially since Beast Deities can't search either form
with any ease. Use 4 of one or the other, and your
consistency will thank you for it.
All in all, Ethics Buster
Extreme is okay. If you miss the first form, then at
least the support he has can duplicate enough of your
intended gambit to stay reasonably consistent.