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Star-Vader, Ruin Magician
Oct. 21, 2014
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (RC), if you have a «Link Joker» vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose a card from your drop zone with "Я" in its card name for each different rear-guard you have with "Я" in its card name, and put it into your hand.
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Now to move onto the next
card, Ruin Magician. When called, counterblast 1 to
retrieve from your drop zone, a Reverse unit for every
different Reverse rear-guard you have.
Obviously this is supposed
to allow you to pay for Glendios's Limit Break again by
adding fodder to toss and keep stuff locked for a little
longer. But how effective Ruin Magician truly is depends
on what's been locked when he resolves. He is at least a
+1 for CB1 in the average scenario, then Omega generates
an inverted +0 by keeping stuff locked (-1 from the LB,
then save guard on next turn for on average +1). Yet,
having to spend CB2 for the sake of locking just 1 thing
seems quite iffy, especially since for that sort of
price a direct +1 with something like Kagero or Narukami
could be achieved. What's worse is that the options to
search for any more Reverse units are somewhat limited,
so Ruin on a good day can realistically only achieve 1
more Omega Lock before Glendios is forced to play the
Vanilla game afterwards.
Yet, again in the absence
of anything else, Ruin Magician has a spot saved for it
in its own build.
Star-vader, Ruin Magician
This is what allows a Glendios deck to keep going, so
long as you have reverse units in play, for each one
with a different name, you can return a reverse unit
from your drop zone to your hand for a single
counterblast. Combine this with Praseodymium (how
the heck do you pronounce that name?) and you can get
back 2-3 units from the drop zone and unflip 2-3 damage
in a single turn, provided you have two different
reverse units, of course.
It really sets up Glendios, both the Omega Lock and the