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Dark Knight, Efnysien -
June 30, 2015
Stride (Released when both players' vanguards are grade 3 or greater!)-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.
[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, until end of turn, this unit gets [Power]+7000, and "[AUTO](VC):When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, choose one of your opponent's rear-guards, and retire it.".
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 - Horrible 3 - Average. 5 - Awesome
Next up is a card I considered for last week, but
decided the others were just more interesting to talk
about. Dark Knight Efnysein springs on Stride, sacking a
rear-guard you have to gain 7k and the ability to pop a
rear-guard on hit.
...I'm not sold, honestly. Sacking a rear-guard to take
a rear-guard away is fair enough, but to be honest, you
lose the investment if you don't hit. Compared to
something like Grim Recruiter who can +1 you on-hit, you
can see that both provide incentive to have a PG thrown
in their face, except Grim Recruiter costs nothing and
actually provides more for you if you do hit. Efnysein
has to assume the opponent has no PG AND the opponent
has a rear-guard you can't let live because pressure. So
it's an option to blow up a RG, but to be honest,
whiffing a Phantom Blaster "Diablo" over Blaster Dark "DIablo"
would provide the same benefit for even cheaper.
Not really worth the space in your G-Zone come July.
Give this a miss.
Dark Knight, Efnysien
Seriously, who came up with THAT name?
...So, after a quick Google search, I have discovered
that Efnysien here is actually the name of an anti-hero
from Welsh mythology who fought against the Irish and
destroyed a kettle that was allowing the Irish to fight
with the undead, killing himself in the process.
Really, the tale is a bit messed up, go read the
synopsis for yourself, it's quite interesting.
Anyway, Efnysien here is seen as the Shadow Paladin
version of an Angel of Mercy. And by Angel of
Mercy, I mean he kills everything on the battlefield
that has lost the will to live, enemy or ally.
What? You thought with that scythe he was going to
be a nice Angel of Mercy, especially after finding about
where the name comes from?
Anyway, his skill reflects his lore, kill one of your
rear guards to power him up and then, on hit, kill one
of your opponent's rear guards as well. In effect,
he works like most Shadow Paladins do, kill rear guards
to do naughty things with your vanguard. Biggest
downside to him is that it is only on-ride that you get
to use this, much like Dark Superman Omega.
So, yeah, it's pretty neat and decent at least, nothing
spectacular, but there are worse cards that exist for a
BTW, Efnysien here is part of Celtic mythology, which,
if you know anything about it, is in the same mythos
that King Arthur came from. Though the two never
interacted in the stories as far as I know.
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