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Ultimate Raizer Mega-flare - #BT17/004EN

Date Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2015

[ACT](VC): Legion20000 "Ultimate Raizer Dual-flare" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion) [AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, if this unit is Legion, and the number of [Rest] units you have is four or more, this unit gets [Critical]+1 until end of that battle. [AUTO](VC):When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, if you have another unit with "Raizer" in its card name in your middle column, choose one of your rear-guards, and [Stand] it.

Rating:  3.75

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Ultimate Raizer Mega-flare

 

WARLYCAN36! YOU BASTARD! You pawn a bunch of dinosaurs on us and then DON'T SODDING REVIEW THEM WITH US! WHAT THE HELL, DUDE!? I KNOW THEY DON'T SATISFY YOUR PIRATE BONER BUT YOU SHOULD STILL REVIEW THEM ON PRINCIPLE!

 

*Gasp* So yeah, ......

 

And so we get the main aces left of BT17 out of the way before we move on to greener pastures. And kicking us off is Ultimate Raizer Mega-flare. He legions with Dual Flare, and for your troubles, he gains an extra critical when he attacks and 4 units are rested (BTW, this includes himself and his Legion mate as 2). The normal skill is to stand a unit when his attack hits the Vanguard and a Raizer is in the same column as it.

 

Mega-flare sounds largely unimpressive at first. However, there was one particular card that was released back in the Comic Styles Extra Booster that seemed doomed to forever rot in the pile of commons that turned Mega-flare into a hate-engine of absolute death. Cat Butler.

 

When your Vanguard doesn't hit, he re-stands a Grade 2 or below Vanguard. So you choose your Grade 2 Legion Mate. And it stands, standing the Grade 3 it's partnered with in the process. Now, you have another Vanguard attack for 20k at least.

 

This is an example of when Crit-gainers do something right. The extra Crit is not just Mid Game pressure, it's REPEATABLE Mid Game pressure. Eat 2 damage and another RG attack or eat 2 Twin Drives and possibly 2 damage and THEN a RG attack. Cat Butler makes this Morton's Fork in card form.

 

Mega-flare's made Raizers cool again. If you like a good Nova Grappler build, get what you need, assemble your spare change and build this.

 

4/5


Nanya

Ultimate Raizer Megaflare
 
Well, our trek through set 17 continues with the Raizers that surpassed Perfection to become Ultimate.
 
...Wait, is that a Digimon reference?  Slick one, Bushiroad, slick.
 
Anyway, Megaflare here legions with Dual-flare, who can restand on the turn when your vanguard performs Legion when your vanguard attacks.  Hmm...  neat.
 
Oh, hey, Megaflare's Legion is what happens when Ethics Buster Extreme and Perfect Raizer have a robot baby together.
 
Megaflare here is, I guess, a type-2 Legion.  The skill never really activates, it just kind of turns on.  Weird.  Anyway, the non-legion skill is basically Ethics Buster Extreme, every time that Megaflare hits the vanguard, restand a unit.  Combine with Dual-Flare, that's pretty nice.  So, what about that Legion skill?
 
If 4 units you control are at rest, this unit gets +1 critical.  Nice for putting some extra pressure on, but, Vanguards that gain crits suck, right?
 
Well, this one isn't THAT bad, seeing as you only need 2 rear guards resting when this unit attacks to get the +1 critical when in Legion, seeing as both Mega and Dual-Flare count themselves as rest when they attack, so...  Ouch.
 
Anyway, let's ignore that and go into why anyone was interested in this deck in the first place.  Cat Butler.  Remember back in my Brutus review where I broke down how Legion works?  Well, I mentioned Cat Butler specifically because Cat Butler works with Megaflare here (as well as tomorrow's card).  See, when in legion, you have a grade 2 Vanguard in play.  (Why Kamui never used Cat Butler in the show, I'll never know.)  So, if the attack gets blocked, you can retire Cat Butler to restand Megaflare and attack with another twin drive and possible another crit.
 
But, without Cat Butler, the Raizer deck really isn't too scary, even if Megaflare's pretty good, the deck isn't too over-overwhelmingly powerful.  Still, can't dismiss it straight out, if only Megaflare got more powerful when attacking.  Oh well.
 
Rating: 3.5/5
Legion Rating: 3.5/5

 


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