Cardfighter’s Column – 2016.12.16

2016/12/16 Column


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Revived with a new power!

Author: WinterHartz

Hello fellow Cardfighters! Welcome to yet another Cardfight! Column article.

In this week’ article, we will be introducing a series of Shadow Paladin units in the new season of Cardfight!! Vanguard with a brand new ability, Ritual! In the new “Cardfight!! Vanguard G Next” animation, a new character named Kazuma Shouji will be showcasing a deck featuring this new power with his ace unit, “Dragheart, Luard”!

What is Ritual?

Ritual is an ability that is exclusive to the Shadow Paladin Clan. This ability becomes active based on the number of Grade 1 units you have in your Drop Zone.

Attaining the new strength – Dragheart, Luard


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As one of the main units featuring this brand new ability, “Dragheart, Luard” helps to setup your Ritual requirement easily. Let’s take a look at its ability.

It has an ability that triggers when you stride a unit over it. It allows you to retire a rear-guard of your choice to superior call two more Grade 1 units from your deck. This not only enables you to fill up your drop zone with cards to meet the requirement of your Ritual ability, and also helps you to fill up your field with units to create an advantage, especially with units such as Black-winged Swordbreaker and Dragwizard, Knies.

Its other ability, which has a requirement Ritual 3, allows you to return two of your normal units from the Drop Zone to the bottom of his or her deck, and perform Stride without paying the Stride cost. Not only does this help in situations when you do not have sufficient cards in your hand to Stride, but also return the normal units that you need back to your deck for future use.

Dragdriver, Luard


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This amazing G unit, the powered-up version of Luard, can be found in Divine Dragon Caper, G Booster Set 09.
Any variant of Shadow Paladin decks would find this G unit a nice addition to their decks. Its Ritual 3 ability allows you to call the as many Grade 1 units from your deck as the number of face-up copies of itself in the G-Zone. It helps to replenish your field quick since your units will get retired quickly by your own Supremacy Black Dragon, Aurageyser Dragon or Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster “Diablo”.

Cards that will support Ritual

Shadow Paladin units that can support the “Ritual” ability can be found in both Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 10: Ritual of Dragon Sorcery and Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Pack Vol. 9: Divine Dragon Caper.


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Dragwizard, Liafail

Its Generation Break (1) ability can help you fill up your drop zone faster by retiring one of your other rear-guards in the same column, followed by drawing a card. It can help you trigger abilities that are triggered when they are sent to the drop zone from the field.

Dragwizard, Morfessa

This unit gets [Power] +5000 when it attacks a Vanguard when its “Ritual” is active. Also, it has an ability to call a Grade 1 unit from your Deck if the attack hits a Vanguard.
Also, it is considered a Grade 1 when it is in Drop Zone, which helps you speed up to meet the Ritual requirement of units such as Dragheart, Luard and Dragdriver, Luard.

Abyssal Owl

This card provides you with a higher chance of getting a Dragheart, Luard from the top of your deck into your hand. Also, when it is retired as a cost or ability of a card with “Luard” in its card name, you can Counter Charge (1).

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Bonus: Hidden Edge Crow

This new card from the upcoming Revival Collection 01 is a great booster when you have lesser rear-guards than your opponent. With the ≪Shadow Paladin≫’s strategy of retiring your own units to gain advantage, this unit can definitely secure a spot in Shadow Paladin decks.

Revival of the Classics

As the date of Revival Collection draws closer, we will be revealing some cards in this week’s article, as well as the upcoming articles.


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Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon

Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon is one of the most notable cards since its first release in BT13. Its Limit Break ability allows you to get rid of your opponent’s unit while gaining hand advantage. Also, it works extremely well with “Star-vader, Chaos Universe”. Therefore, it is definitely a must for Star-vader decks.

Unrivaled Blade Rogue, Cyclomatooth

Cardfighters using the Megacolony clan definitely knows this powerful unit. When its Limit Break (4) ability is triggered, you can [Rest] all of your opponent’s units, and those units cannot [Stand] during your opponent’s next Stand Phase and that includes your opponent’s Vanguard as well! It will take great effort for your opponent to launch a proper attack the following turn.

Binoculars Tiger

This unit made its debut in BT07, and is frequently used by ≪Great Nature≫ cardfighters for its power boosting ability. Besides adding more offensive power to your units, it also help enable “Success” abilities.

New Card from Revival Collection

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Swordmaster Mimic

This is a new card released exclusively for this expansion. When this unit is placed on your rear-guard circle from your drop zone, you may choose a unit and add 3000 power to it Additionally, if this unit is hollowed, you can choose another units and give it a 3000 power boost too.

That’s all for this week’s article! We will be featuring more cards from G-BT09 and Revival Collection in the next article, so stay tuned!

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