Saturday, June 17, 2017

Unit of The Week: Little Great Sage, Marron

Guide the hero, protect the king. A sage is a person who can do both. 
[G guardian] (Usable when both fighters' vanguards are grade 3 or greater, and the number of face up G guardians in your G zone is three or less)-Opponent Turn's Guard Step-[Choose a card with "Heal" from your hand, and discard it] Call this card to your (GC) from face down.
[AUTO]:[Soul Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (GC), if you have a vanguard with "Alfred" or "Blaster" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one grade 1 or greater card, call it to (GC), and it gets [Shield]+5000 until end of that battle. Shuffle your deck.
Marron has been one of the key cards in the Royal Paladins and once with the Gold Paladins. He has always been a grade 1 card with skills to support his archetype. He has now grown into a power grade 4 unit known as Little Great Sage, Marron! Blaster Blade and Alfred received new offensive support and now they have a second G-Guardian for their archetype. Their longtime friend returns to be on the defensive side of the game

Little Great Sage, Marron's defensive skill superior calls one grade 1 or greater card from the deck and calls it to the guardian circle. The new unit also gains 5,000 Shield to strengthen your defenses. Marron and your new unit will at least create a 25,000 shield together. This is a very good shield against many decks. Many decks are now able to generation huge numbers at a moment's notice. You will need a great defense in every deck. Little Great Sage, Marron is Blaster Blade's and Alfred's second option.

Furthermore, Little Great Sage, Marron's skill can superior call particular Perfect Guards to the guardian circle to negate attacks. You can bypass powerful cards with abilities that prevent you from calling grade one units from your hand to the guardian circle. Your perfect guard is being called from the deck and not the hand. This ability does not work with most Perfect Guards from Cardfight!! Vanguard G because they can only be activated from the hand. Flash Shield, Iseult is one of your best options for a classic Perfect Guard. She was reprinted as a single R in Vanguard & Deletor. She should not be too expensive.

Finally, you can continue to strengthen your defenses if you do not use a Perfect Guard. Alfred has a few options to generate a stronger defense. Knight of the Gale, Hudiplus is a great defensive rear-guard if Alfred is your vanguard. He can intercept opponents' attacks from anywhere on the field and provide a 15,000 shield. Your shield can extend to 40,000 with Knight of the Gale, Hudiplus, Little Great Sage, Marron, and the unit from Marron's skill.

Overall, Little Great Sage, Marron is a good card to play at one or two in Blaster and Alfred decks. My defensive strategy is play two copies of Great Flash, Iseult and Little Great Sage, Marron. Both cards are for different opponents. I would rather play two copies of each card then limit myself to only playing a full set of one card. A Blaster and Alfred deck only needs four G-Guardians so that is why I am limiting my G-Guardians to four cards in the extra deck. Defend the hero and king with Little Great Sage, Marron's elite defense!

Card Rating: 4.5 out of 5