Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trial Deck Review: Liberator of the Sanctuary


Liberator of the Sanctuary is the second trial deck to feature Gold Paladins and the trial deck introduces the Liberators. The deck is played by Aichi in the anime. Liberators are former Royal Paladins who converted to Gold Paladins. King Alfred reassigned by soldiers after the Void's invasion on Cray. The trial deck includes one double rare card and two single rare cards.

Break Ride!

Liberator of the Sanctuary is one of two trial decks to introduce the Break Ride mechanic. Break Ride is a Limit Break that activates when an unit rides over a unit with a Break Ride skill. Solitary Liberator, Gancelot is the best Gold Paladin unit for Break Ride decks. He enhances your formation with a huge power bonus! Your vanguard gains 10,000 power and three of your rear-guard gain 5,000 power. That is a total of 25,000 power added to your formation!

Dignified Gold Dragon and Onslaught Liberator, Maelzion are not effective cards to play in the deck. Replace them with much better Liberators to enhance your deck. Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred and Liberator of Bonds, Gancelot Zenith are the two best Limit Break units to add to a retro Liberator deck. Their skills have a lot of chemistry with Gancelot's Break Ride skill.

Ride My Avatar!

We get Blaster Blade's third version. Blaster Blade Liberator is the trial deck's spotlight. His skill retires an opponent's rear-guard in front row. You can easily remove your opponent's best rear-guards from the field. White Rainbow Liberator, Balan's skill negates the skill's cost. Calling Blaster Blade Liberator will trigger Balan's skill to counter charge damage! I prefer the original Blaster Blade because he can target any card if he is the vanguard.

Key Liberators

There are key Liberators included in the trial deck besides Blaster Blade Liberator and Solitary Liberator, Gancelot. Liberator of Royalty, Phallon is the 12K attacker for Liberators. Little Liberator, Marron is the Liberators' 10K attacker. We have Liberator of Silence, Gallatin as our grade 2 unit with 10,000 power. He provides a good defense as your vanguard until you ride to grade 3. We also have a full set of triggers.

The Final Word

I recommend collectors to buy a single copy of Liberator of the Sanctuary. You can have a copy of Blaster Blade Liberator in your collection. I would not suggest players to buy this for competitive decks in today's game. Liberator of the Sanctuary made its mark in the Break Ride era. Liberators liberated the lock and were the perfect units to counter Link Joker. Unfortunately, you need to buy singles of the deck's key cards or buy four trial decks to have a full set of staples. That's the deck's only downside.

Trial Deck Rating: 3 out of 5