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Crystal Vanguard
- #SECE-JP081

Pendulum Effect All "Crystal Beast" cards, "Rainbow Dragon", and "Rainbow Dark Dragon" you control cannot be targeted by your opponent's card effects. Monster Effect You can Tribute this card; add 1 "Rainbow Dragon", 1 "Rainbow Dark Dragon", 1 "Crystal Beast" monster, or 1 "Crystal" Spell/Trap Card (except "Crystal Counter" or "Violet Crystal") from your Deck to your hand.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.00 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
Jan. 19, 2015

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Baneful

Crystal Vanguard

 

Now begins our reviews on the new booster set Secrets of Eternity.  Hint: It's a pretty weak set overall.  Save your money and don't buy packs or boxes of it.  Wait for the upcoming sets - "Secret Forces" and "Crossover Souls"

 

I used to run CB's  very extensively years back, so I know the deck pretty well. Vanguard won't revive them, but it'll give them a nice boost.

 

The Pendulum effect is great as it nearly ensures the Crystal Beast monsters will trigger their effects rather than get hit with something like Phoenix Wing Wind Blast or Karma Cut.  That's good, but it's slow since Vanguard doesn't grant you any resources immediately.

 

The monster effect is a good universal searcher.  It does take up a Normal Summon unfortunately, but if you can Pendulum Summon it, that's a +1.

 

Crystal Beasts need a lot of resources to stay afloat as it is, and adding Pendulum Summoning further complicates them, but CB's are better with Vanguard than without them.

 

2.5/5 


Dark

Paladin

Monday

We open the week with a Pendelum Monster in Crystal Vanguard.  As one might assume or guess, this is a pretty decent support card for Crystal Beasts.  Which is cool, although I've not seen a Crystal Beast Deck in a good while.  Dark and Spellcaster are good, Level 3 here is all but irrelevant.  As a Monster Effect, it's great, it can tribute itself to add any Crystal Beast card from your Deck to your Hand, including Rainbow or Rainbow Dark Dragon.  As a Pendelum Effect, all Crystal Beasts, as well again, as either Rainbow or Rainbow Dark, cannot be targeted by your opponent's card effects.  Nice protection, and welcome for sure.  Crystal Beasts work awfully fast, so even for a little while helps.  If you're playing Crystals Beasts, or want to, I'd definitely give this a shot, maybe even in a pair.
 
Rating:

3/5  Good, not great or game breaking, and maybe higher if the Crystal Beasts make a comeback.
 
Art:  4/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Crystal Beats get some much-needed support in the new set with a Pendulum Monster: Crystal Vanguard. While Crystal Beasts are more-so a fun deck that a competitive deck, this is a monster that would've made them more formidable years ago. Spellcaster-Type doesn't fit much with the Crystal Beast archetype, and Vanguard's stats are pretty low, but it's DARK attribute helps.
 
In the Pendulum Zone, Vanguard is going to give your Crystal Beasts, Rainbow Dragon, and Rainbow Dark Dragon protection from being targeted by opponent card effects. That is a great effect. Not all Pendulum Monsters have great effects while in the Pendulum Zone. Protection from being targeted by opponent card effects give Crystal Beasts a level of protection they never had.  As a monster, Vanguard can be tributed to search out a “Crystal Beast”, “Rainbow Dragon”, “Rainbow Dark Dragon”, or a “Crystal Beast” spell/trap.
 
You can't lose out with this monster. As a monster, it will search anything you want for your Crystal Beasts by tributing him, and in the Pendulum Zone it will protect your monsters from being targeted by opponent card effects. Run this guy in 3's in a Crystal Beast deck. He's too good for the archetype to ignore, even if you don't Pendulum Summon in the deck.
 
Advanced-3.5/5
Art-4/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


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