Friday, May 29, 2015

Unit of The Week: Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great

Surge forth the flames of Perdition! Eternal Explosion! 
[ACT](VC): Legion20000 "Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame" (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):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose two cards from your hand, and discard them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a rear-guard, if this unit is Legion, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] all of your vanguards. 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):[Choose one of your rear-guards with the same name as a unit on your (VC), and retire it] When this unit's attack hits, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your opponent's rear-guards, and retire it.
Only the very best people at their craft can be labeled as great. Greatness is an exclusive club with names such as Brett Favre, Blaster Blade, Michael Jordan, and of course Dragonic Overlord! Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great rules Kagero with an iron fist! He uses classic Overlord tactics such as standing after attacking and retiring opposing units. Kagero continues to dominate vanguard along with their rivals the Royal Paladins.

Dragonic Overlord the Great can be built into so many different decks. He is not limited to only Perdition decks. His Legion skill does not require Perdition units on the field. You can easily place him in a classic Dragonic Overlord deck, Perdition deck, or a custom Kagero deck. There is so much support to elevate his play on the field. Burning Horn Dragon, Dragonic Burnout, and Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame are just many cards that support Dragonic Overlord the Great.

The Legion skill empowers your vanguards with two attacks and can retire an opponent's unit if he or she does not guard the attack. You have two opportunities to gather power and criticals from two Twin Drives. The first attack is likely to go through against a rear-guard. If it is in the same column as Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame, then you can retire another rear-guard with Neoflame's skill. Your second attack pressures your opponent especially if you are able to get multiple Triggers. The skill's cost of discarding two cards to stand your vanguards back up is not a huge lost. You will get two more cards into your hand during your second Twin Drive. Discard unnecessary cards such as trade copies of Dragonic Overlord the Great to put defensive cards into your hand.

The second skill is optional and may not be worth it for some situations. You must have a copy of one of your vanguards as a rear-guard. If your attack hits, then you may retire one of your rear-guards with the same name as one of your vanguards to retire one of your opponent's rear-guards. Both players are losing a key card in their formation. It could be worth it if you must remove a troublesome rear-guard.

Overall, Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great lives up to his game. He is simply a great card with a lot of potential in various Kagero decks. You can go to the classic Dragonic Overlord deck or a pure Perdition deck from the Legion era as he is loaded with support from almost every era in Cardfight!! Vanguard's short history. He demonstrates his greatness with his Legion skill of attacking twice to overwhelm the opposition! Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great burns his enemies to ashes!

Card Rating: 5 out of 5