Friday, September 25, 2015

Unit of The Week: Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon

That day, the knight became a dragon-. 
[Stride] (Released when both players' vanguards are grade 3 or greater!)-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.
[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose a face down card named "Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon" from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a heart card with "Alfred" in its card name, unlock all of your locked cards, until end of turn, this unit gets "[CONT](VC):During your turn, all of your rear-guards get [Power]+2000." and "[CONT](VC) Generation Break 3 (This ability is active if you have three or more face up G units in total on your (VC) or G zone):During your turn, this unit gets [Power]+3000 for each of your rear-guards.".
King of Knights, Alfred has a G-unit to for his archetype! Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon is the newest Royal Paladin stride. Its skills are only worthy to be used by a king named Alfred. A legendary knight has become a dragon to fight for United Sanctuary's king! Everyone can guess which Royal Paladin was reborn as a knight. Blaster Blade is the most likely candidate.

The first part of Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon's skill unlocks all of your units if your heart has Alfred in its name. This ability is handy when you are playing against Link Joker. Your will be free from Link Joker's spell, and you can unleash a full scale attack. However, I do not know how often I will face Link Joker at any event. It is good to have Holy Squire Dragon as a backup just in case the Star-vaders invade a tournament.

It is the first unit to have Generation Break 3! The ability is very underwhelming for having GB3 as a requirement. Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon gains 3K power for each of your rear-guards. A full field would give him a total of 15K on top of his and his heart's power. His total power will be at an amazing 48K with a boost from Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Lola! However, Holy Dragon, Saint Blow Dragon is the better card between the two G-units. Its skill is very similar, but Saint Blow Dragon gains an extra critical with its 3K bonus for each rear-guard on your field. Saint Blow Dragon is much faster as you can use its skill as soon as your second Stride.

All in all, Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon is a very good G-unit in every Royal Paladin with Alfred in it. You may not play against Link Joker often. It is always good to have a security blanket just in case you run into the Star-vaders. However, Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon's GB3 is a slower and slightly weaker version of Holy Dragon, Saint Blow Dragon's skill. Holy Squire Dragon's power bonus for each rear-guard is still really good in the late game especially if your opponent does not have a Sentinel in his or her hand. King of Knights, Alfred is ready to make his glorious comeback with Reincarnation Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon!

Card Rating: 4 out of 5