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Glass Beads Dragon

- #BT05/010EN (RR)

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2013

Commander Laurel - #BT05/010EN (RR)

Rating:  4.0

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

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Go Rogue,
Go Pro

What's up, you guys?! It's Friday, and it's time to end this week with...

Glass Beads Dragon
Power: 9000
Grade 2
Clan: Neo Nectar
Race: Forest Dragon
[AUTO](VC/RC):[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit's attack hits, if you have a źNeo Nectar╗ vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card.

So we're looking at a Maiden of Libra clone, huh? Well, honestly, this and his clan carbon copy, Maiden of Rainbow Wood, are actually pretty essential for Neo Nectars. Why? Think about it: aside from Musketeers, how many Neo Nectar cards use Counterblast? Let's list them off:

Glass Beads Dragon
Maiden of Rainbow Wood
Maiden of Trailing Rose
Caramel Popcorn
Fruit Baskets Elf

With that said, it's a relatively small list which makes room for a LOT of damage to actually Counterblast, and for Neo Nectar, what better way to abuse it than by getting a card advantage whether it's with Maiden of Trailing Rose/Rainbow Wood or Glass Beads Dragon? Art wise, I personally like this over Rainbow Wood *FLAME SHIELDS UP* which makes using him in my build all the more reason especially seeing how it fits the theme of Arboros Dragon even more. Anyway, back to the actual card. The reason why most Neo Nectar players like using this card is not just because his effect gives a decent plus in cards, but mainly because of the lack of fighting over Counterblasts in the deck. Also, with Glass Beads on the field, it also acts as an excellent Damage Sponge as most players will try their best just to try and get rid of the looming threat and go as far as trying to get a majority of their attacks on him.

Overall, Glass Beads Dragon gets praise not for being unique...which is the exact opposite...but because of the lack of cards in the clan that actually utilize Counterblast, so with that said, there's more for him to use.

Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5
Next Time: It'll be June...time to go swimming! xD

Go Rogue...Go Pro!!!


Glass Beads Dragon

One of two hit-and-draw units available to Neo Nectar, Glass Beads Dragon has almost everything technical in common with Maiden of Rainbow Wood. Sporting a solid 9k for a grade two, if he hits, you can counterblast two cards and draw one. Just about every clan has a clone of this type of unit, but what makes Glass Beads useful is that Neo Nectar makes much less use of counterblasts than many other clans. Particularly in an Arboros Dragon focused deck, which has a ride chain and limit break that does not make use of the counterblast at all, Glass Beads really shines. In conjunction with Sephirot’s limit break, Glass Beads can swing for large numbers AND draw cards for doing it, and since there is nothing else that requires the counterblast, you are free to use it up whenever you can. Threatening an 8 or 9k rear guard AND to draw a card can play tricks on an opponent’s mind, making them guard an attack that they probably shouldn’t.

Other Neo Nectar themes, such as Musketeers and Trailing Rose require occasional use of counterblast, making Glass Beads Dragon a little less useful in those builds. It seems that this forest dragon has a natural place with the others of his kind. Any deck revolving around a ride chain can make excellent use of a card drawing engine, and Glass Beads Dragon meshes well in that regard.

Rating: 4/5 – Great in Arboros Dragon decks; less good in others.


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