Saturday, December 12, 2015

Unit of The Week: Forthright Seeker, Egbert

They continue earnestly on their search. On the path that lends to true freedom. 
[ACT](VC):Legion20000 "Full Bloom Seeker, Cerdic" (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)
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (2)-card with "Seeker" in its card name] If this unit is Legion, and the number of other units you have with "Seeker" in its card name is four or more, this unit gets [Power]+5000/[Critical]+1 until end of turn.
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.
Forthright Seeker, Egbert is an overlooked Seeker from the Legion era. Egbert was one of the first Legion Seekers available in the game. He seeks justice and peace in the name of the United Sanctuary. His unit helped Cray defeat the Star-vaders in the war. Egbert defeated nearly a thousand Star-vaders with his blade. He is a RRR in Japan and a RR in the English edition.

Forthright Seeker, Egbert's skill gives one 5K power and one critical damage to him if you have four units with Seeker in their names. His skill is useful when your opponent does not have a perfect guard and must guard with many cards from his or her hand. His attack pressures your opponent in the mid-game. It can catch your opponent by surprise if he or she has a very bad hand. However, you will rarely deal the extra damage. An opponent can easily counter this skill by guarding with a perfect guard. His power bonuses would be for nothing in most games.

Egbert's Legion skill is not strong enough on its own to dominate games. He needs more support around him to make an impact in games. Blaster Blade Seeker is the killer rear-guard in the deck. He clears Egbert's path to deal double damage to the opposition! Egbert's mate Full Bloom Seeker, Cerdic is a nice 12K attacker to place in your front row. His extra offensive ability breaks through your opponent's defenses. Play Holy Knight Guardian to counter charge your damage to have more opportunities to activate Egbert's skill.

Finally, Seekers have much better options for grade three cards. Light Source Seeker, Alfred Exiv and Seeker Thing Saver Dragon are all great cards with amazing skills. Their skills give an advantage to the player and their support builds from the momentum. The player gains extra attacks and build a strong formation. I would rather have a card that can attack twice per turn like Seeker Thing Saver Dragon then a card that builds a little power for a single attack like Egbert.

Overall, Forthright Seeker, Egbert is a mediocre Seeker that needs a lot of good pieces to be a playable card. His skill just is not good enough to make a big difference in most games. He is in the lower tier of Legions. I can understand a player playing Forthright Seeker, Egbert in a budget deck or just for fun in a non-competitive deck.  I am playing Egbert in my Seeker deck just for fun, but I will buy a better vanguard if I want to play a competitive deck. Save your dollar and spend your cash on a real boss like Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon.

Card Rating: 1.5 out of 5