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Dragonic Overlord "The X" -
March 13, 2015
[ACT](VC): Legion22000 "Dragonic Overlord the End" (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 Legion, search your deck for up to one card with the same card name as a unit on your (VC), reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your deck.
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a card named "Dragonic Overlord "The X"" from your hand, and discard it] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked, if the attack did not hit during that battle, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to two of your opponent's rear-guards, and retire them.
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 - Horrible 3 - Average. 5 - Awesome
This card makes me want to think about if Bushiroad has
anybody who understands their game, as in REALLY
understands it, because if they do and this thing still
passed anyway they must be smoking something VERY
strong. This card Legions with Dragonic Overlord the
End, and on-Legion, you can add either the End or The X
from the deck to your hand. Oh yeah, and if his attack
fails to hit, you can toss The X from the hand as a
Persona Blast and Counterblast 1 to retire two of the
So basically what we have is Morton's Fork in a card. If
they block it, you gain a +1 in card advantage for
Counterblast 1. If the opponent lets it hit, you can
just Persona Blast away the End you added to your hand
and re-stand to attack again. And if they block THAT,
you STILL gain a +3 in card advantage for Counterblast
1. (Remember, the opponent is -2 on average blocking you
Apart from the fact that it can't be used alongside
Dragonic Overlord original for a 13k defense, I can't
think of any crippling flaws to this card. The X
addresses the End's weakness of never hitting late in
the game by providing an alternative out or punishing
the opponent for guarding Mid Game in fear of the End.
It also gives the End more bite by granting it a 22k
unboosted attack, so more often than not the opponent
would still have to -2 at least every attack, and even
in the event where you have to ride the End first, it's
still a good fail condition to sit on by providing Mid
Game pressure until you ride the X or Stride, whichever
is more convenient to you.
All this is made worse by the fact that if you set the
deck up as you would a Crossride build and play
naturally, you'll draw into one or the other into your
hand by the time it's time to Legion, so the option's
going to be there. If not, if the opponent's on 3 or
below, add the End. The X if the opponent's on 4 damage
and has to guard the Vanguard.
This card is not okay. At all. It's a freaking beast and
I know everyone at Team League will have someone using
Dragonic Overlord "The X"
And the final card of the week is the chase card of the
set and the reason that your Dragonic Burnouts are going
for 20 bucks or more a pop right now. Also, the SP
version of Dragonic Overlord the End from BT-05 is going
for sixty or more right now.
Hoo boy... This... This...
Alright, according to the lore, The X, or the Cross if
you wanna sound it out, is actually The Re-Birth after
having lost the powers of the Reverse. Due to the
time shifting from Link Joker, the alternate timeline,
Seekers of the Past and Revengers of the future, time
fluctuated and shifted so badly that The X here saw
himself, as The End, and grabbed his past self and now
the two fight together.
Okay, so... Who... WHO came up with this
card? Do I even need to go into the skills here?
A Type-1 Legion that's just... Urgh.
Forget what Saikyo said about True Daikaiser, Overlord
the X is everything that's wrong with Vanguard in a
nutshell. Don't get me wrong, it's powerful, but
that's the problem, it's TOO powerful.
I mean, what kind of idiot looks at the strongest
pre-legion card in the game and go "this needs to be
even better."? Seriously! Every other
legion, save for CEO Yggy, was balanced in SOME way.
I mean, for crying out loud, while it's nice to see
Overlord the End stay relevant thirteen sets after its
release and who knows how much longer after this gets
released, this is WAY too much.
If The X only had one of its two skills, it would still
be absurdly stupid. But this... This is
Vanguard's Flying Spaghetti Monster (look up Emerkul the
Aeons Torn for Magic the Gathering), but much, MUCH
easier to pull off.
Backup bosses? Sit on the Dragonic Overlord Break
Ride for three to five turns and then swing for 34000
with no booster, run Dragonic Overlord the Great, use
the Stride support from this set and use the Stride
Kagero boss as your back-up.
It really doesn't matter, this thing flat-out wins
games. Hit? Restand. Don't hit?
Kill two rear guards.
This was NOT needed, Bushiroad. Gee, I wonder WHY
all your tournaments are getting dominated by this thing
in Japan. "Oh, I got a great idea, remember when
Overlord the End, Tsukuyomi and Majesty Lord Blaster
were dominating the metagame?"
"Let's bring Overlord the End back into the competitive
"Let's get a beer."
I think that's how the conversation went.
Despite all of this, I do love this card. It's so
powerful and good.
What I hate is that it's not something to have fun with.
You only run this card if you're in a big tournament.
Any other time, please, don't run this card, it's not a
fun card to play against and winning all the time can
And, yes, this is going to win way more than it will
Thing Saver Dragon? Doesn't even belong in the
same breath as this thing.
Yes, it gets that high, because the best pre-legion card
turned into a Legion with two stupidly punishingly
...What do you mean I can't rate it that high?
See you next week folks.
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