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Top 10 New Cardfight Vanguard Cards of 2013

#1 - Dragonic Overlord the End

- #BT05/005

Date Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2014

text - See Below

Rating:  5.0

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Go Rogue,
Go Pro

What's up, you guys?! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of their new year, and what better way to start this new year than talking about the best card of 2013, which is also debatably the best card in the entire game and one of the few cards I never got a chance to review, so I finally get the honor to do so!

Dragonic Overlord The End
Power: 11000
Grade 3
Clan: Kagero
Race: Flame Dragon
[CONT](VC/RC):If you have a non-«Kagero» vanguard or rear-guard, this unit gets [Power]-2000.
[CONT](VC):If you have a card named "Dragonic Overlord" in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
[AUTO] (VC):[Counter Blast (2) & Choose a card named "Dragonic Overlord the End" from your hand, and discard it]
When this unit's attack hits, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] this unit.

...Like I said before, The End has factors from each of the other 9 on my list with none of the weaknesses from others:

The End is his own combo card (Bad End Dragger/PRISM Vert)
The End is one of the best pressure cards in the game if not THE best (Maelstrom/Descendent/Majesty)
Given his Persona Blast alone, The End can become a huge powerhouse by himself (Gancelot)
He combos well with a LOT of different cards (Dauntless Drive Dragon)
The fact that people buy CASES of Set 5 for The End says a LOT (Gancelot again)
Depending on how you attack, The End can leave a opponent's field in a wasteland (THE BLOOD)

Now I didn't mention Alfred, but that's where The End's lack of weakness comes in: unlike Alfred or Descendent, The End isn't restrained by Legions! As a matter of fact, because he has Overlord in his name, he already has his own support with Burning Horn Dragon and, dare I say, Flame of Promise, Aermo! Also, the fact that he's a Crossride with a unit that was probably on a lot of people's Best of 2012 List, the original Dragonic Overlord, The End can easily be at Crossride form as his previous form isn't too shabby in itself! As a matter of fact, The End is probably the most flexible card to put in any Kagero deck in my opinion seeing how you can make a pure Crossride build or Neverendo Break Ride (see my Dauntless Drive Dragon review for details) or even attempt a hybrid of the two!

Now we get to the actual effect: if The End hits ANYTHING (not just Vanguard, but also rear-guards), then you can Counterblast 2 and Persona Blast to Stand up The End for another attack! This is one of the original self-standing Vanguards if not THE original should you not count Commander Laurel and it shows! Another strength that this has over other Vanguard Standers is the fact that The End is NOT a Limit Break meaning that if you have the 2 face-up damage and a copy of The End in hand at anytime, then you're free to use the effect anytime you like. The fact that if you get a easy 3 card benefit (4 cards from 2 Twin Drives - discarding a copy of The End in your hand) at a cost of 2 Counterblast makes this card a very simple card to use! I've seen beginners use this card just as well as any higher level Vanguard player because it's so easy to use! This effect alone is the sole reason why people are willing to try and prevent this monster of a card from hitting anything at all so that their opponent doesn't get such a significant card advantage just from one Persona Blast!

No Limit Break to wait on, no Legion to restrain itself, no mercy on pressure, no stop on card advantage and no lacking on potential combos. That's how The End plays and that's how The End always has been and always will be a threat to anyone regardless of who is using it, and who is his next victim, and that's why he's undeniably
the BEST card of 2013!

Rating: 5/5 (I'd rate it a LOT higher if I could.)
Art: 5/5
Next Time: I'm going to MAGfest to fry my brain with video games and music!

Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!


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