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Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon
Dec. 9, 2016
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[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. (When this card strides, it gains the power and card name of one heart. At the end of the turn, return it face up)
[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] Your opponent chooses two of his or her rear-guards, and retires them. If he or she could not retire two cards, choose up to three units in your front row, and they get [Power]+4000 until end of turn.
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1 - Horrible 3 - Average. 5 - Awesome
Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon
The main G Unit, and to be honest it's actually very
good for a basic card. By murdering a rear-guard, the
opponent must retire 2 of theirs. If they can't kill
exactly 2 things, 3 of your rear-guards gain 4k.
Oh sweet, so it's a +1 direct advantage to you no matter
what for no Counterblast. Or alternatively against
Hollow or Magia, you can have a whole column gain 8k and
if you have a 17k+ column somewhere, that can force
another 5k guard out of the opponent too...for a -1, but
you have plenty of ways to recycle, or should do,
Obviously too good to require a G Zone flip and enable
GB2, but good for messing with boards and cleaning a
field on your first Stride. As for if he IS a first
Stride or not...it depends if you have a Heal Trigger.
Otherwise, Aurageyser it is.
At first glance, I thought
Carnivore Dragon gave the opponent the option of either
sacking two units or giving your front row 4k. Then, I
actually reread the damn thing and realized that, in a
rare occasion for Vanguard card design, they are
required to retire exactly two units, and the 4k buff to
the front row only happens if they didn't have exactly
two things to sack.
Since Carnivore Dragon is very much
a first-stride kind of Grade 4, the opponent may have
two to three vulnerable rearguards on board depending on
if they decided to try and get some early damage on you.
That means they might end up losing something important
to Carnivore Dragon. Decks like Neo Nectar and Murakumo
have to be careful on what they commit to board before
you go into your first stride, because then those
players have to make a painful choice.
So basically, either you go into
Aurageyser Dragon for the plus to your hand utilizing
David, or Carnivore Dragon to minus the opponent.
Carnivore Dragon's 4k buff isn't a super-hard punch, so
definitely opt for Aurageyser Dragon if the opponent
doesn't have at least two rearguards on board for your
I would comment on how Carnivore
Dragon is good in case your budget doesn't have room for
Aurageyser, but the thing's getting reprinted. Get 1
Carnivore Dragon and 2-3 Aurageyser Dragon.
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