Saturday, June 4, 2016

Unit of The Week: Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver

The holy dragon, has bravery hidden within its heart. 
[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.
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named "Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver" from your G zone, and turn it face up] When this unit is placed on (VC), if you have a heart card with "Blaster" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose up to three of your units, and they get [Power]+5000 until end of turn. Then, if the number of cards in your soul with "Blaster" in its card name is two or more, this unit gets [Critical]+1 until end of turn.
Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver is the evolved form of Soul Savor Dragon. Soul Savor Dragon was one of the best cards in the game at the beginning of Cardfight!! Vanguard. It shares the same skill as its predecessor. The new design has gold armor to give a sign of high status to the card. This powerful dragon provides more support to the legendary Blaster Blade.

Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver's skill gives 5,000 power to three of your units and gains an extra critical if you have two or more Blasters in your soul. That is an additional 15,000 power to your formation. Spread the power to each column to maximize each column's potential to hit your opponent's vanguard. Opponents will most likely use a G-Guardian or Sentinel to block your vanguard's attack, but your powered up rear-guards will become a greater threat if you can add critical triggers to them.

Players do not have many options to play a grade 3 Blaster unit in Royal Paladin decks. The majority of Blaster Blade's cards are grade 2. He only has three grade 3 versions of himself. Blaster Blade Burst, Exculpate the Blaster, and Majesty Lord Blaster.  Only Exculpate the Blaster and Majesty Lord Blaster are available in the English game. Majesty Lord Blaster is the best option if you are going to play a grade 3 with Blaster in its name. Majesty Lord Blaster's power becomes 12,000 after Blaster Blade and Blaster Dark are in the soul. You can quickly stride Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver.

Furthermore, your next option is Legion. Three legions require Blaster Blade or Blaster Blade Seeker as their Legion Mate. Seeker, Sacred Wingal, Light Source Seeker, Alfred, and Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon have Blaster Blade Seeker as their mate. Playing is slower to play as you must first activate Legion to have Blaster Blade as a vanguard. However, you can recycle triggers and perfect guards back into your deck. You can potentially reuse triggers throughout the fight.

Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver gains an extra critical if the soul has two or more cards with Blaster in their names. This is easier to set up with the new support for Blaster Blade. Blasters now have grade one units such as Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Laura. Blaster Dark also counts as a Blaster in the soul as Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver accepts Blasters from every clan!

Overall, Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver is an effective unit in Blaster decks. All of your units benefit from the skill if you evenly distribute the power to each column. The second skill is more consistent because the archetype has more support from grade 1 units. The extra critical forces more pressure on your opponent. Unite with Blaster Blade and summon Holy Dragon, Religious Soul Saver to protect the United Sanctuary!

Card Rating 5 out of 5