Friday, September 5, 2014

Unit of The Week: Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss"

Become an echo of the death and agony, roar, Eternal Abyss! 
[ACT](VC): Legion 20000 "Blaster Dark Revenger "Abyss"" (If your opponent has a grade 3 or greater vanguard, only once, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone to your deck, and search your deck for the specified card, and perform Legion.)
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (2) & Choose three of your rear-guards with "Revenger" in its card name, and retire them] During the turn that this unit performed Legion, at the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] all of your vanguard. This ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn. (Even if you do not pay the cost, this ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn.)
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.
Phantom Blaster Dragon was responsible for the civil war on Cray. It was once believed that he was slayed by the true vanguard Majesty Lord Blaster (Blaster Blade) until Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom revealed his true self! Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom was the light inside of Phantom Blaster Dragon and Gust Blaster Dragon was the darkness inside of Phantom Blaster Dragon. Phantom Blaster Dragon has returned as Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss" to once again fight by Blaster Dark's side.

Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss"'s Legion skill is very powerful, but costly. However, card fighters must take risks to gain rewards. The vanguards stand at the end of a battle that they attacked a vanguard by retiring three Revengers and paying two Counter Blasts. The two vanguards will stand up to attack with at least 22K power. A player can give power and criticals from triggers to the vanguards during the first Twin Drive. This will only increase the pressure from the second Legion attack. Furthermore, if  Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss" break rides on top of  Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom, then this Legion duo can stand up with 32K power!

Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss" needs very cost effective support to be able to use its Legion skill twice per match. Judgebau Revenger is one of the few units in the deck to use Counter Blasts in the match. Judgebau Revenger recovers the field by superior calling two grade one or less Revengers from the deck to the field. The skill saves much needed resources and prepares for the next Legion attack.

Furthermore, Battle Spirit Revenger, Mackart is one of the best support cards for Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss". Mackart superior calls a grade one or less Revenger from the deck when Legion is performed. The best feature is that the skill does not cost a single Counter Blast. Having two copies of Mackart on the field together will superior call two Revengers from the deck. Mackart's skill is more cost effective than Revenger, Dark Bond Trumpeter's and Dark Cloak Revenger, Tartu 's skills

Overall, Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss" marks the return of Phantom Blaster Dragon. He is once again sacrificing his allies to gain powerful abilities. Its skill's cost is my main problem with the card. It demands too many resources. However, Battle Spirit Revenger, Mackart and Judgebau Revenger are key players to balance the Legion skill's high cost. Phantom Blaster Dragon and Blaster Dark unleash their Legion attack!

Card Rating: 2.5 out of 5