Saturday, December 5, 2015

Unit of The Week: Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace"

Now, the flames of the apocalypse are revived. 
[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):[Counter Blast (2) & Choose a face down card named "Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace"" from your G zone, and turn it face-up] If the number of face up cards in your G zone is two or more, until end of turn, this unit gets drive-1, and "[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn]:[Choose a card from your hand, discard it, choose a card with "Overlord" in its card name from your hand, and discard it] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] this unit, and this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn. (Even if you do not pay the cost, this ability cannot be used for the rest of that turn)".
Dragonic Overlord has a new evolution. Stride Generation has taken Kagero's signature dragon to a new level of power. Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace" is the ultimate G-unit for Dragonic Overlord. Dragonic Overlord has an endless supply of support. I can make several decks with any combination of Dragonic Overlord's cards. Sometimes I think he should be Cardfight!! Vanguard's mascot instead of Blaster Blade.

Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace" has a skill that is similar to Dragonic Overlord the End and the original Dragonic Overlord. The Ace stands itself after its first attack by losing a drive and discarding a random card and a card with Overlord in its name. The Ace also gains 5K power from the skill. However, you lose access to both triple drives. Instead you have two regular twin drives as if you were attacking with a grade vanguard.

Furthermore, losing triple drive for is not a huge lost. The first attack's triggers can be applied to The Ace. Five trigger checks are plenty of drive checks to get triggers to boost your formation. Burning Horn Dragon is a great card to have on the field. Apply your triggers' effects from the second attack to Burning Horn Dragon to build its attack's power.

Finally, you can play the original Dragonic Overlord with its G-unit counterpart. Dragonic Overlord, the End is the best card to play with The Ace. It is another card with the ability stand after its first attack if it hits an opposing vanguard. You can have multiple turns with your vanguard attack twice per combat. Not many players can survive multiple turns of vanguards attacking twice per combat. I am sure I can handle the pressure.

Overall, Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace" is the perfect G-unit in a deck for Dragonic Overlord's evolutions. Its ability to stand after an attack is classic Dragonic Overlord at its finest moment. This card is one of the most balanced G-units. It is not overpowered with triple drive. Instead it is limited to twin drive. Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace" vanquishes its foes in a sea of eternal flames!

Card Rating: 4 out of 5