Saturday, November 21, 2015

Unit of The Week: Mond Blaukluger

The moon is an ever-changing presence. There will come a day when it will shine the brightest. 
[AUTO] Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):When a «Nova Grappler» rides this unit, choose your vanguard, and until end of turn, that unit gets [Power]+10000 and "[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] all of your «Nova Grappler» rear-guards.".
[AUTO](VC):When this unit is boosted by a «Nova Grappler», this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.
[CONT](VC/RC):Lord (If you have a unit without a same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)
Mond Blaukluger is the successor to the original Blaukluger. It is a powerful machine that is unstoppable with the right pilot. However, it is useless if the pilot is inexperienced. Mond Blaukluger is the archetype's signature Break Ride unit. Kamui plays a Blaukluger deck in season one. He played the deck to reach the semi-finals in the national championship. I would like to see Kamui play with the most recent support for Blau.

Mond Blaukluger's Break Ride skill stands your resting Nova Grappler rear-guards. You can stand all your Nova Grappler rear-guards for two columns at maximum power. Attack with your rear-guards first. Then attack with your vanguard for you can stand up all of your rear-guards. This gives you five or six attacks in a single turn! You can repeat this combo by break riding Mond Blaukluger on to itself. Play Mars Blaukluger in a Blau deck. It has the potential to give you a seventh attack if your vanguard's second attack hits the vanguard. Mars Blaukluger will stand back up for one final attack.

The Break Ride skill works best with Stern Blaukluger. You can attack your opponent in any order unlike its Cross Ride and I will get into that card a bit later. All your attacks can be directed at your opponent's vanguard. That is a total of six attacks at your opponent's vanguard. He or she cannot block every attack coming his or her way. Take advantage of your position and push for a swift victory.

Break riding Galaxy Blaukluger on top of Mond Blaukluger can be a bit tricky. Do not attack your opponent's vanguard first or you must pay Galaxy Blaukluger's cost to stand it up after the first attack towards a vanguard. This Break Ride only works if you focus your first attacks at your opponent's rear-guards. Your rear-guards must attack your opponent's rear-guards. Then attack with Galaxy Blaukluger to trigger its Limit Break and Break Ride abilities. All of your units will be standing and ready for another wave of attacks.

The second skill gives 2K power to Mond Blaukluger when it is boosted. The extra power looks nice on the card's text. However, the power increase is not sufficient enough to force opponents to use extra cards to card. Mond Blaukluger's maximum power with his skill is 20K with a 8K booster. Your opponent just needs to block with an 15K shield if they are playing a 11K vanguard. There is not anything else to say here.

Overall, Mond Blaukluger is a good Break Rider unit and has good power plays. This card can be played in Blaukluger and generic decks. It sets up your combos. It stands your rear-guards for extra attacks. You can have six attacks if your vanguard has the ability to stand it self back up. I prefer playing Mond Blaukluger in a pure Blau deck. It's time for Mond Blaukluger's Break Ride to stand up my rear-guards! Mond Blaukluger

Card Rating: 4.5 out of 5