Saturday, June 11, 2016

Unit of The Week: Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop

A precious dream that was shut away in the heart. And now it takes shape. 
[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 2:When this unit attacks a vanguard, if this unit's [Power] is 22000 or greater, this unit gets drive+1 until end of that battle.
[AUTO](VC):During your turn, when your G unit Stride, choose one of your vanguards, until end of turn, it gets [Power]+4000 and "[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.".
Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop is the Cosmic Heroes' leader. The Cosmic Heroes fight for justice and joined the Dimension Police after they arrived on Cray. They share the same political views as their new comrades. Grandgallop's strong leadership skills guide the young Cosmic Heroes. He has quickly become one of the Dimension Police's most influential leaders.

Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop is one of the few grade 3 units with ability to obtain Triple Drive. His Generation Break grants him an additional drive check if his power is 22,000 or greater when he attacks a vanguard. You will have quicker access to your triggers and key cards for your hand. The Triple Drive increases your chances of checking triggers to apply to your vanguard or standing rear-guards. I will apply trigger effects to my rear-guards if my opponent blocks my vanguard's attack with a perfect guard.

Furthermore, the troops give their power to their energetic leader. These units spread power among each other and trigger skills to give power to Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop. Cosmic Hero, Grandlady,Cosmic Hero, Grandfire, and Cosmic Hero, Grandwagon are just three of the many Cosmic Heroes with abilities to energize Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop. Cosmic Hero, Grandsub gives power and an ability to your vanguard. Grandgallop gains the ability to force your opponent to retire one of his or her units if his attack hits a vanguard.

The stride bonus skill is amazing with many G-units. It enables G-units' abilities by boosting their power to their skill's requirement.  His ability will allow you to draw a card if the vanguard's attack hits the opposing vanguard. Super Cosmic Hero, X-falcon, Super Cosmic Hero, X-gallop, and Super Cosmic Hero, X-tiger are the best G-units with Grandgallop. X-gallop is Grandgallop's best G-unit because he can gain access to Quadruple Drive. Super Cosmic Hero, X-falcon is also another reliable option. X-falcon has the potential to instantly win games with his ability to damage the opponent by sending a rear-guard to the damage zone.

However, Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop is very dependent on his comrades. The rear-guards prepare the center column for combat. He would not be able to function without them giving power to him. Decks with the ability to easy retire or lock rear-guards will be able to bully Grandgallop and the G-units. Kagero, Narukami, and Link Joker will easily be able to shut down Grandgallop.  You will be forced to call many units from your hand to able to maintain the Cosmic Heroes' strategy.

Overall, Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop is a great vanguard when you have a proper field to support his and your G-units' skills. His Generation Break is very powerful. I cannot forget his Stride skill. Super Cosmic Heroes G-units are able to reach their skill's requires with his's skill boost in power. His only weakness is heavily depending on rear-guards to trigger his Generation Break. Gallop to justice with Great Cosmic Hero, Grandgallop!

Card Rating: 4 out of 5