[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters' vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn's Guard Step-[Choose a card with "Heal" from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (GC), you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent's attacking rear-guards, and retire it.
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 - Horrible 3 - Average. 5 - Awesome
In a game where every attack is going to benefit you in
one of two ways and therefore has no excuse for caution,
what a rare treat it is to remind people some of us
can't get complacent just yet. Being able to actually
penalise something for attacking is a welcome
addition to the game, with about two clans afterwards
following suit, and that's why Flame Wing Steel Beast
Denial Griffin found its way here. I'll admit I enjoyed
my time with it, just as much as everyone hated it, and
me, for having two in my G Zone.
Ok, so G-Guardians was a great
concept in general to the game. The acceleration into
your better Stride bosses helped if you got a Heal
trigger early and a lot of G-Guards offer great utility
*coughUlurucough*.There's a lot of great G-Guards, but
Denial Griffin takes the cake still for doing exactly
what its clan needs from it and for being usable for
every Kagero deck. Kagero isn't OMGtier0 right now, but
they'll always be able to impede the opponent
post-Stride. I'll repeat my gripe about this card: you
don't have to drop the adequate amount of shield value
because you're straight-up getting rid of the
rearguard that's attacking you. Y'all lucky I don't work
at Bushiroad, otherwise I would have worded Denial
Griffin like Lizard Soldier, Bellog and removed the
Narukami may have gotten their
proactive G-Guard, but it requires setup that restricts
it to Vanquisher.dek. Chronojet's Heterohound can get
rid of a current threat in your face, but it still gives
the opponent a unit that can be utilized later unless
you use more resources to bounce the new unit.
For being the shining example
of what exactly a clan needs out of their G-Guards and
being a complete dick in general, Denial Griffin gets
the 8th spot on this year's list.
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