Resurrection of the Dragon

Key Events

Ren and Kai’s fight heats up with each revealing a new grade 3 unit, but in the end with Kai coming out on top with a double crit trigger.

Now only Aichi is left. Takuto orders Kai to defeat Aichi as well, but he refuses. So Takuto has no other choice but to face Aichi himself.

Key Cards Used:

Shadow Paladin Grade 3 – Revenger, Dragruler Phantom:

  • [ACT](VC) Limit Break 4 :[Counter Blast (1) & Choose two of your rear-guards with Revenger in its card name, and retire them] This unit gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn, and if the number of cards in your opponent’s damage zone is four or less, choose your opponent’s vanguard, and deal one damage to it. (Damage check is performed)
  • [CONT](VC):If you have a card named Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
  • [CONT](VC/RC): Lord

Thoughts

Not exactly one of the ways I thought it’d play out, but close enough. Kai wins and sorta betrays Takuto, he at least refused an order. I knew that was going to happen as he doesn’t see Aichi as a worthy opponent anymore so no matter what happened he wouldn’t have taken that duel. The part afterwards was what I was debating with myself over, i.e. to ultimately stop Takuto he needs to lose, so it was Kai or Aichi to face him and I guess after a heated duel Kai is too tired and Takuto is still Kai’s ‘boss’. That leaves Aichi, who’s hopefully rested enough, with the fate of the world on his shoulders. No pressure.

Haven’t done a card review in a while and this game changer card of sorts caught my eye so I thought I’d make a comment on it. Dragruler Phantom, bringing in another new type of ability, to deal damage without attacking, an interesting progression from winning without attacking, you’d think this would come out first, but that’s not important. The important thing is the ability is at a medium cost of retiring two units and adds 10k power also. I don’t think it’s particularly overpowered, I’m mainly comparing it with Phantom Blaster Dragon, the card I think that’s most similar to it. For that you sacrifice 3 units to gain 1 more crit and 10k power. Dragruler guarantees your damage and gives you the power for less units and less counterblast. So do the math’s and it’s easily better, but with the current meta, I’d call it more of leveling the playing field rather than going above it. The damage can’t be dealt if your opponent is at 5, so it can’t be used as an auto win, but a 10k power boost is nice and with that said a +1 crit is most useful if your opponent is on 4 damage. So in that I think the cards are equal. But either way, my main interest was in the guaranteed damage, I thought it was available whatever your opponent’s damage was, turns out it’s not, making it less overwhelming, but more balanced. Still a nice card and a crossride too. And last thing is that if you’ve been unable to deal any damage to your opponent, you can catch up with this card by repeatedly activating your ACT ability of dealing auto damage, if you have the cards available, until you take your opponent to 5 damage. In that respect, it’s a very nice catch up card if you’ve had a bad early game. Balancing the game throughout the stages in a way. Also with the game moving this fast to its ‘next stage’, a grade 4 seems somewhat more likely.

The other card was the new Reverse card, Dragonic Overlord the Reverse. Unfortunately the card details aren’t official, so I can’t say more about him. Though from what I got in the episode he’s just an upgraded Dragonic Overlord with a cost that’s slightly over the top. Locking 5 units for just a power boosted Overlord really isn’t worth it. Though I now see why people run 4 perfect defense because that always stops a Dragonic Overlord in its tracks. I think Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion is better, unless I know more about Overlord Reverse’s ability, so I’ll comment on that another time if I feel the need.

Also this card is something Takuto didn’t know about, more and more edging towards betrayal and becoming his individual evil self. Some famous last words from Takuto too, he’s probably already lost control. With Ren and Aichi both beaten, I wonder what Kai will do now. May be my wishful thinking, but it looks more and more likely that next season will be a Kai focused season, so that Aichi and Ren can catch back up to Kai again, in a never-ending cycle to strengthen themselves more and more.

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