Saturday, February 28, 2015

Unit of The Week: Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Core


The sacred knights respond to hails, while the sacred dragon spins the blue flames of bonds 
[ACT](VC): Legion-20000 "Oath Liberator, Aglovale" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[AUTO](VC):When your unit with the same card name as a unit in your (VC) is placed on (RC) from your deck, if this unit is Legion, this unit gets [Power]+3000/[Critical]+1 until end of turn.
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] Look at four cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card with "Liberator" in its card name from among them, call it to (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck in any order. This ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn.
I had a great day yesterday at my locals. I purchased only one booster pack of Legion of Dragons & Blades, and I pulled Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Core! This is the first RRR that I pulled from a pack in over a year! My magic touch is back! Prominence Core is one of the Liberators' newest leaders with the power of the bluish flames. His Legion Mate is Oath Liberator, Aglovale.

Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Core's Legion skills him 3K power and an additional critical when a copy of one of your vanguards is superior called. The key here is the units must be superior called to use the skill. Every copy of Oath Liberator, Aglovale in your drop zone needs to return to the deck when you perform Legion. You want to maximize your opportunity to superior call him from on top of the deck. Prominence Core's skill is great pressure to force onto an opponent during the mid-game. Your opponent is forced to use his or her perfect guards early to avoid losing on the end of a single critical trigger or a more dangerous double critical trigger.

Prominence Core's second skill helps set up his Legion skill because you need to superior call units to active it. You get to choose one of the top four cards from the deck to superior call. If you are unable to get what you need, then you can at least choose the best unit for the situation. Furthermore, Liberator, Lawful Trumpeter is one of the best support units in the deck. His skill is free and activates when you perform Legion, then he superior calls one of the top three cards from the deck. Oath Liberator, Aglovale's skill can also help search a copy of your vanguard.

However, Prominence Core's inconsistency is his biggest flaw. Gold Paladins do not have the same luxury of choosing who they want to superior call like the Royal Paladins. If you are unable to superior call a unit with the same name as one of your vanguards, then you missed out on using the Legion skill. His second skill can only be used once per turn. You only have one chance to get what you need from his skill.

Overall, Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Core is high risk and high reward. You must gamble your resources to search for a unit with the same name as one of your vanguards and superior call it. If you do not get a copy of what the Legion skill requires, then your best option is to use the best card from the pool. However, you will gain a lot of momentum if you are able to active Prominence Core's featured ability. His mid-game push can be very effective especially if you are able to use it twice in the same turn. He is good enough to be a force in a well-deigned Bluish Flame deck.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5