Saturday, July 15, 2017

Unit of The Week: Mage of Enticement, Ildona

That long arm hauls desires too. 
[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 1 Ritual 3 (Active if there are three or more grade 1 cards in your drop zone):[Choose two of your rear-guards, and retire them] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw two cards, and this unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of that battle.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, look at five cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card with the ritual ability from among them, reveal it, put it into your hand, and shuffle your deck.
Mage of Enticement, Ildona is the new version of Ildona. He was first introduced as Origin Mage, Ildona with Limit Break. He represented the Shadow Paladins during the Limit Break era and we have seen him until the current era of vanguard. He now has the Shadow Paladins's new ability Ritual. He is a potential backup vanguard for Ritual decks. His skills on the vanguard circle taps into Ritual.

Illdon's Ritual skill retires two rear-guards in exchange for 3,000 power and draw two cards in combat. The increase in power is very minor. The skill's true purpose is to use cards' skills that activate when they are retired for skills and drawing cards. Knight of Ironcluster, Craiftine is the best card to retire. His skill allows a player to look at the top two cards from the deck, draw one card, and send the other card to the drop zone. The player draws three cards to increase his or her hand's size.

Mage of Enticement, Ildona's second skill searches the top five cards from the deck for a card with ritual. I find this skill to be very helpful if I am searching for Dragheart, Luard. I can ride Dragheart, Luard on my following turn and proceed with free G-Units after my first turn with Dragheart, Luard. I can also search Dragsaver, Esras for the perfect defense. It is always wise to have at least one  Sentinel in my hand.

Overall, Mage of Enticement, Ildona is a useful backup vanguard in a Ritual deck. He is one of the better backups for not being a new version of a main character's card. Players may still play their deck's theme and not falling into a vanilla game. His skills have multiple strategies for every game. Players can discover cool combos with his first skill. Ildona is back with the power of Ritual!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5