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Mar. 18, 2013
AUTO: When this unit is placed on Vanguard Circle, choose up to one card named "Blaster Blade" from your soul, and call it to Rear-guard Circle.
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It's promo week here at Pojo CotD, and leading us off is one of the
most iconic and well-known of the batch. Alfred Early
accompanied some pretty sweet moments in the anime, and
moreover, it was one of the first promotional cards to
actually become part of anime canon (most are absent).
Not to mention it's something of a plot device to make
up for Aichi's singleton Blaster Blade needing to be
used for way too much.
As best buds, the future King calls Blaster Blade from the soul to the
rear-guard when he is ridden. This puts another
attacking unit at your disposal, and you'll probably be
able to blow away a rear-guard in the process as well.
That's all Alfred Early does, though, and chances are
he's only going to be able to do so once. Moreover, he
might not even get that one chance depending on luck of
To avoid being dealt a 10K vanilla Grade 3, max on Blaster Blade and
Solitary Knight, Gancelot. Or you could just avoid the
gimmick altogether and build a Majesty Lord Blaster
deck. I wouldn't judge. 1/5
David NavyCherub Lynn
If Barcgal could still be used as your starting
vanguard, there might be some sort of use for Alfred
Early. Unfortunately this hasn't been the case for a
long time, so we are left with no guaranteed way to ride
Blaster Blade as your grade 2. You could ride him on top
of Majesty Lord Blaster after using his effect to pull
Blaster Blade into the soul, but then you're just
wasting your 12k defense and 2 crit pressure just to
play Blaster Blade again. This leaves Alfred Early
inconsistent at best and a completely vanilla 10k grade
3 at worst. Even if you could guarantee Blaster Blade's
existence in your soul before mid game, Alfred Early
would still not be a great card - yeah, he makes your
ride into a wash instead of a minus, but then he does
nothing but sit on a flimsy 10k body for the rest of the
game, with no way of hitting higher than 20k (and even
that requires Lion Mane Stallion).