Saturday, December 31, 2016

Unit of The Week: Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon

[Stride]-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) Generation Break 3:[Counter Blast (2)] If you have a heart card with "Chronojet" in its card name, search your deck for up to two cards with "Chronojet" in its card name that have a different card name as each other, call them to separate (RC), shuffle your deck, and until end of turn, they get "[AUTO](RC):[Choose this unit and one of your other rear-guards with "Chronojet" in its card name, put them into your soul] When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] all of your vanguards.".
Chronojet Dragon has gained a lot of new support in recent months. This should be expected because Chrono is the main characters and he plays Gear Chronicles. Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon is one of the new units for Chronojet Dragon. He requires the original Chronojet Dragon and Chronojet Dragon G. He is able to bend time and space with Chronojet Dragon's amazing power.

Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon's skill superior calls two different cards with Chronojet in their names and Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon can stand if a Chronojet rear-guard's attack hits a vanguard. Chronojet Dragon and Chronojet Dragon G are the only two cards available for this skill. You will need to time this attack just right to give yourself a chance to use it. Prepare your Chronojet Dragons to attack with a lot of power. Give your trigger's effects to one of your Chronojet Dragons to boost their power.

The skill's best benefit is you do not need to discard any cards to pay the cost. You will gain six cards from your drive checks. You defenses will be strong if your opponent survives two attacks from Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon. Chronodragon Nextage is a similar card. However, it requires you to discard cards to have a second attack from your vanguard. Chronodragon Nextage does not require an unit's attack to be successful. You may use its skill after it attacks a vanguard.

However, Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon has a major flaw. One of your Chronojet Dragons will need to hit your opponent's vanguard to trigger the skill. Your opponent can easily avoid the skill in many ways. The most obvious method to avoid the skill is to block both attacks from the Chronojet Dragons. The second method works for Kagero. Kagero's G-Guardian Flame Wing Steel Beast, Denial Griffin retires an attacking rear-guard. Losing Chronojet Dragon will prevent you from using the skill because the skill requires two Chronojet Dragons to go to the soul.

Overall, Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon is just one of the cards that appear to be cool on television. The skill is amazing if you are able to use it during a game. Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon's ability will only work against certain clans and you must time it perfectly. I would rather play Chronodragon Nextage because I am guaranteed to have a vanguard to attack twice in a turn. Unleash the Chronojet Dragons with Interdimensional Dragon, Crossover Dragon!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

News: Revival Collection Vol. 1


 I am excited for the upcoming Revival Collection. The Revival Collection is Bushiroad's first set with reprints for the English edition. Many players such as myself have been asking Bushiroad to reprint many classic units from the game's early booster sets! The Revival Collection features many popular cards from every era of Cardfight!! Vanguard. Almost every clan is featured in the booster set. The only exception is Angel Feather. Bushiroad's reasons for excluding Angel Feather are unknown.

I want many of the most noticeable reprints. Dragonic Overlord The End, Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors, and Sword Breaker are just a few of the many awesome reprints. I do not own a copy of Dragonic Overlord The End. It would be very nice if I am able to add a copy to my collection. I plan on buying at least two booster boxes of this set next week.

Each booster set of the Revivial Collection includes ten booster packs. There are three cards per booster pack. Each booster pack has two rares and one card of a higher rarity. All cards in the set are holo! The Revival Collection hits stores on January 6, 2017! Stand up my avatar Blaster Blade!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Unit of The Week: Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray


[Stride]-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):[Choose one of your rear-guards, and [Rest] it] At the beginning of your attack step, if this unit's [Power] is 30000 or greater, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn.(Activates for each attack, and its [Power] increases if you pay the cost)

Enigman is one of the first archetypes in the Dimension Police. Team Caesar plays this archetype in Cardfight!! Vanguard. Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray was the first G-Unit for Enigman. He is a powerful hero with the burning desire to give justice. Evil enemies tremble in fear because their end is near. Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray destroys all evil with his powerful fist.

Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray's skill gives 10,000 power to him by resting a rear-guard. His power must be at least 30,000 before you can activate his ability. This ability triggers after each attack. Your rear-guards will need to attack without a booster. Enigman Crossray will rest a rear-guard in the back row to gain 10,000. You can gain 30,000 power by not boosting any attacks from the front row. Enigman Helm is one of the newest cards from WE ARE!!! TRINITY DRAGON. He is the ideal rear-guard to have in the front row. He gains 4,000 when your vanguard has 15,000 power and his second skill retires an opponent's grade three or less guardian.

Furthermore, Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray will need a little help to make his power 30,000 or greater at the beginning of your attack step. Enigman Night Sky is the most obvious card to play with Enigman Crossray. Enigman Night Sky's skill gives 4,000 power to the vanguard and the skill may only be activated once per turn. This skill can be used multiple times during a game. The cost is only a single counter blast.

However, Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray's attack can be stopped. He gains a large amount of power, but is unable to prevent your opponent from blocking his attack. Perfect Guards are the best answer against him. No opponent is going to risk you checking multiple critical triggers to win the game. G-Guardians can assist in guarding the vanguard. Their strong shields are more difficult to break through.

Overall, Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray is a decent G-Unit to stride first in an Enigman deck. His attack will pressure your opponent in the early stages of a game. You may also use it as a finisher if your opponent does not have a Perfect Guard to stop you. Enigman Crossray has decent support to easily set up his skill. You will need a full set of Enigman Night Sky in your deck. Night Sky's skill guarantees Enigman Crossray will be able to use his skill.  Justice will be served by Super Giant of Light, Enigman Crossray!

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

News: The 6th Yu-Gi-Oh Series


The sixth Yu-Gi-Oh! series has been announced! The series will premiere on Tokyo TV next year. The character in picture is Yusaku Fujiki the new protagonist. I like his unique appearance because it is different from previous protagonists. His crazy and awesome hairstyle brings out his personality. The show's theme is "Let's take one step forward and try it". The series does not have a title at the moment. I have not heard any news or rumors about a new type of card. The previous three series featured a new mechanic. Will the sixth series continue this trend? The new Yu-Gi-Oh series premieres in spring 2017! It's time to duel!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Unit of The Week: Dragheart, Luard


[AUTO](VC) Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):[Choose two normal units from your drop zone, and put them on the bottom of your deck in any order] At the beginning of your ride phase, you may pay the cost. If you do, until end of turn, you may Stride without paying the cost the next time you would Stride.
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] During your turn, when your G unit Stride, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to two grade 1 or less cards, call them to separate (RC), shuffle your deck.

Shadow Paladins finally have their special ability! Their ability is Ritual. Ritual is active if three or more grade 1 units are in your drop zone. Dragheart, Luard is an elf with magical abilities. He being a wizard makes him the perfect fit to have Ritual. Kazuma plays Luard as his ace card in Cardfight!! Vanguard G.

Dragheart, Luard has an extremely powerful Ritual. You are not required to pay the cost for Stride if Ritual is available. You do not lose any cards for striding to the next generation. This is useful if you are low on cards or have an empty hand. You are able to maintain your resources and use them in other areas. I like to add four draw triggers in every deck to have power to draw extra cards. Dragheart, Luard's Rital can also help you build a large hand.

His second skill activates your G-Unit Stride to the vanguard circle. You retire one unit in exchange to superior call two grade one or less cards from your deck. Losing one card to gain two cards is not a bad ability. Most of Shadow Paladin's skills require you to retire at least one rear-guard. Retire a grade one unit to set up Ritual.

Finally, Shadow Paladins have many good grade one units to play with Luard. Black-winged Swordbreaker is the best target for Luard's second skill. She soul blasts one card to draw a card from the deck. You will gain four cards if you superior call two Black-winged Swordbreakers. Abyssal Owl is another choice to superior call. Luard can quickly use your counters blasts and Abyssal Owl can counter charge your damage.

Overall, Dragheart, Luard is going to be one of the best grade 3 cards in the game. He is a very efficient card because he retains your resources. His first skill makes him one of the most attractive grade 3 units for a deck of Shadow Paladins. You are not paying for the most important element of the game and that element is Stride in the current game. Dragheart, Luard's Ritual will lead you to victory!

Card Rating: 5 out of 5

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Unit of The Week: Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon


[Stride]-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)[1/Turn]:[Counter Blast (1)] If you have a heart card with "Alfred" or "Blaster" in its card name, search your deck for up to one grade 2 or less card with "Swordsman of Light" or "Blaster" in its card name, call it to (RC), shuffle your deck, and that unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of turn.

Alfred and Blaster Blade are getting new support in TRY3 NEXT. A lot of hype is surrounding retro Royal Paladins. We have a new G-Unit for Aichi's avatar. Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon is Blaster Blade's legit dragon. His names continue the trend of dragons having dragon in their name twice. His art is amazing. He is in a cool pose with a huge sword in his hand. Many different decks of Royal Paladins benefit from Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon.

Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon's skill superior calls one grade two or less unit with Swordsman of Light or Blaster in the card's name to the field. There are many possible targets to superior call with the skill. Blaster Blade is the most obvious target. Veterans will not forget the original Blaster Blade as he was season's one most popular card. His skill retires an opposing rear-guard. His other versions have the same skill with slightly different conditions. Blaster Blade Spirit is a better target. His skill is cheaper than the original Blaster Blade's skill. Blaster Blade Seeker's skill is also cheaper than Blaster Blade's skill, and he can be called in Seeker decks.

Furthermore, you may also superior call a Swordsman of Light to the field as well. There are less options for Swordsman of Light than there are for Blasters because this archetype is still young in the game. Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Laura is one of the best units to call from this skill. She is a Blaster and Swordsman of Light. Her skill is more important than her two names. Alfred gains 1,000 power at all times if she is in the same column with Alfred. Alfred will gain a defensive and offense advantage during both players' turns. Laura resists effects from your opponent's cards. She cannot be locked or retired by effects!

Finally, Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon can be used in many decks. The most oblivious deck is Majesty Lord Blaster. His skill can superior call Blaster Blade or Blaster Dark. This will help search for your deck's important units. King of Knights, Alfred and King of Knights' Light Manifest, Alfred Oath benefit from the skill in their retro Royal Paladin decks. The Seekers finally have a good G-Unit to open in the game. Light Source Seeker, Alfred Exiv is one of the best Legions for Seekers.

Overall, Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon is going to be one of my favorite G-Units in my Royal Paladin deck with Alfred and Blaster Blade. I am excited to see more new cards for my deck. Alfred and Blaster needed a new G-Unit for the early game. Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon provides additional support for decks with Alfred and Blasters. He can also be played in Seekers and retro Royal Paladin decks. Stand up Blaster Blade and Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon!

Card Rating:5 out of 5

Thursday, December 8, 2016

TCG Holiday Gift Guide 2017

This is the season for joy and happiness. Christmas will be here sooner than you will know it! Some people will be shopping for Christmas gifts at the very last minute. Every TCG gamer wants the best cards in the meta and their favorite cards. There have been many great releases this year from many trading card games. I am recommending great products to buy for your TCG gamer. This list features products from various games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, DragonBall Z TCG, and Yu-Gi-Oh! My list is not in a particular order.

DragonBall Z Awakening

Awakening is the latest starter deck for Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game by Panini America. I must say it is the best starter deck for the modern version of the game. You get one Main Personality set in each starter deck. The Main Personalities are Cell, Future Trunks, Gohan Goku, Mr. Satan, and Vegeta! The only bad character in the group is Mr. Satan. My favorite personality among the group is Future Trunks. Every Mastery is very good. Older Main Personalities work very well with the new Mastery cards as well. I pulled Future Trunks in my starter deck!

Yugi Moto Structure Deck

Yugi Moto Structure Deck features new support for the Magnet Warriors and reprints of Yugi's signature cards. Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl are reprinted in the structure deck. Magnet Yugi's deck is not as competitive as Kaiba's deck. However, it is a fun deck to build. Maybe the Magnet Warriors will continue to receive more new cards in the future.

 The Overlord Blaze Toshiki Kai



Dragonic Overlord is never ending. It is not too late to buy The Overlord Blaze Toshiki Kai. This legend deck was on top of my bucket list for 2016. This is the best deck on the market for Cardfight!! Vanguard. It is loaded with some of the strongest cards in the game. The main deck is complete and you get eight cards for your extra deck. You get two copies of  Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord "the Ace". Dragonic Overlord "The Legend" is an amazing card.

Seto Kaiba Structure Deck


Seto Kaiba Structure Deck is one of the best products in my list. This structure is great for a competitive duelist. The deck contains support for Union monsters and Blue-Eyes White Dragon. The best cards from the deck are the new ABC Union monsters. A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern combine into ABC-Dragon Buster. These new monsters are considered to be on top of the game's current meta.

Knight of The Sun

Knight of The Sun is a great deck to buy for beginners. The starter deck introduces Gold Paladin's new ability Unite. Sunrise Ray Knight, Gurguit is featured in the deck. He is the best defensive unit in the game in my opinion. The deck is one of the strongest starter decks on the market. Gold Paladins are currently the most balanced clan in the format.

Yugi's Legendary Decks II


Yugi's Legendary Decks II is my favorite release from 2016. It features three decks from the original series's main protagonists. Joey, Kaiba, and Yugi are well represented in each of their decks. You also receive three promo cards to enhance your Dark Magician deck. All three decks have reprints and competitive cards. Joey's deck has the best card in the entire box. Red-Eyes Flare Metal Dragon attracted me to Yugi's Legendary Decks II. Red-Eyes Flare Metal Dragon is a powerful card and fits into any deck that can XYZ summon rank seven monsters.

Accessories

I almost forget one very important gift. Every player needs accessories for his or her needs.  Binders deck boxes, and sleeves are nice gifts. A player may need to put his or her collection inside a binder. Deck boxes are good for storing decks. Sleeves are on top of most players' lists. We need sleeves to protect our cards.

The Final Word

I hope my list helped you decide on a gift for your brother, husband, son, etc. These are just a few suggestions for Christmas gifts for your TCG gamer. I have all of these products as your can notice from the videos. I have tried all of the cards and accessories. All are highly recommended to players. Learn which games he or she plays before making your purchase. I hope to get a nice starter deck or booster set this Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Unit of The Week: Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath


[CONT](VC) Generation Break 2:During your turn, this unit gets [Power]+2000 for each of your rear-guards.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1) & Choose a card from your hand, and discard it] When this unit is placed on (VC), if you have a card in your soul with "Swordsman of Light" or "Blaster" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to two cards with "Swordsman of Light" or "Blaster" in its card name that have a different grade as each other, call them to separate (RC), and shuffle your deck.

Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath is the latest version of King of Knights, Alfred. Each new version of Alfred is more powerful than the original card. They all share common abilities and themes. Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath's art is simply amazing. Alfred wields a huge lance with energy flowing around it and he is riding Lion Mane Stallion. The king of knights is back and stronger than ever!

Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath's first skill is Generation Break! He gains 2,00 power for each of your rear-guards during your turn. He can be boosted by rear-guards unlike the original Alfred. Lion Mane Stallion can make a return to Royal Paladins decks. His skill makes him a 10K booster as this Alfred can be boosted by rear-guards. Alfred's power will be 31,000 with a full field and boost from Lion Mane Stallion! This ability is slightly slower than the original Alfred because Generation Break two will take one or two turns to be active after your ride him.

His second skill superior calls two cards with Swordsman of Light of Blaster in their names and both units must be a different grade. You a have large amount of possible options. Blaster Blade, Blaster Blade Sprite, and Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Laura can be superior called from this skill. I would superior call Swordsman of Light, Blaster Rapier Laura behind Alfred. Her skill makes Alfred a 12K vanguard at all times. Blaster Blade can swing in the battle and use his ability to retire an unit!

Finally, Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath has potential to be a part of a new style with Majesty Lord Blaster. His second skill is able to search for Blaster Dark. The skill is not restricted to only Royal Paladins. Both grade 3 units are hearts for the new G-Unit. Holy Dragon, Legit Sword Dragon needs a heart with Alfred or Blaster in its name to use his skill.

Overall, Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath brings a new dimension to Royal Paladins and Blasters. The new Alfred adds support for new Blasters and retro Blasters from the first season. I can picture myself superior calling Blaster Blade to retire a rear-guard. There are a lot of possibilities in building a deck for  King of Knights' Light Manifest, Alfred Oath. I am excited to get my hands on Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath. Bow down to the Luminous Light King of Knights, Alfred Oath!

Card Rating: 5 out of 5

Friday, December 2, 2016

Upcoming Deck Projects For 2017

I have started making a few new decks. I want to add more decks to my collection. I mostly play Gold Paladins and Royal Paladins. It is about time for me to step out of my box. Some of these incomplete decks have been tested in a few videos. Lately most of my decks have been very competitive and I am known for playing fun decks. Now I am moving in a different direction with competitive decks. None of these new decks are for Yu-Gi-Oh. I am not currently interested in the new archetypes. I will wait to see next year's new archetypes. I am very happy with my Dark Magician Spellbook deck at the moment.

Star-Vaders Legion

I played Link Joker for the first time a few months ago. Now I am hooked on playing Star-Vaders with Legion. I want to lock my opponent in submission! Lock is still a powerful mechanic against most decks. The ability prevents most decks from using their strategies. I want to test the deck's new Quintet Wall. Reversal Star-vader, Nobelium blocks attacks and will lock an opposing rear-guard if she successfully blocks an attack. The deck's only problem is the lack of G-Units to support my type of deck. Most Star-Vader G-Units are made to support particular unit.

Neo Nectar Bloom

Everyone knows I love beautiful white women. The new Neo Nectars are the perfect units for me! I have been building a deck with Ranunculus Flower Maiden, Ahsha and units with Bloom. I am going to need the new cards from Cardfight!! Vanguard G Next Stage. Ahsha is getting new support in a new trial deck and booster sets. The trial deck is Flower Princess of Abundant Blooming, and the deck includes a new G-Unit and a reprint of Ranunculus Flower Maiden, Ahsha! Ranunculus of Searing Heart, Ahsha is the new grade 3 card for Ahsha. Now I can play eight cards with Ahsha in their names! This deck will be completed in early 2017!

Blue Tag Team Frieza or Cooler

Frieza, his family, and henchmen are my favorite villains in Dragon Ball. I must build a deck with either Frieza or Cooler. I will most likely choose Frieza because I already have his complete set. The deck will include all of Frieza's army and his brother Cooler. The Blue Tag Team mastery is the best mastery for the deck. I can swarm the field with the Ginyu Force, Cooler, and Zarbon! I am disappointed that King Cold does not have an Ally card in the game. Hopefully Panini America will create an Ally card for King Cold.

The Final Word

I am excited to see how each deck will develop. Changes will most likely occur as new cards from each game are announced in the next few months. I am going to test different versions of each deck to learn which one works the best. The Neo Nectar deck will be completed first. It will be followed by Link Joker Legion and Blue Tag Team Frieza. I plan on shooting deck profiles for each deck after they are completed. Be sure to look for these decks next year on my YouTube channel!