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Top 10 New Cards of 2014
#6 - Transcendence Dragon, Nouvelle Vague
Dec. 19, 2014
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Transcendence Dragon Dragonic Nouvelle Vague
Wrapping up the first half of our countdown is a card
that everyone collectively swam down its throat for,
much to my eternal confusion. I have actually reviewed
this one in the past as well, but I have to say that I
must revise my opinion of it. You see, I could
understand sort of why it would appeal to people, but I
was pretty desensitized to being excited about new
cards. Even so, I couldn't help but feel that it sounded
too good to be true. It was only when I had it explained
by someone smarter than me that I understood why I
couldn't back it.
It's not the god everyone thinks it is.
The Limit Break...it's too restrictive, it speaks for
too much usage throughout the game (because costing this
much means little room for anything really interesting),
and to be honest, riding again, followed by a Persona
Blast (an ACT Persona Blast, which is a fairly tall
order already) works out as a CB3 for +3 potentially. I
don't see what makes it so special when I could stagger
this over several turns while still being allowed to do
The Heal Blocker...eh, at 3 or below, it's not much to
worry about, and at 4, you'll pretty much block anything
remotely related to hitting because Critical Triggers.
Anything that gains Crit could do the same job of Heal
Seal and at least even the LB Crit Gainers I hate so
much can at least revenge kill someone on 3 damage.
The PG sealing skill...it is going to meet the PG at
least once in a game because of how the opponent has to
start blocking the VG with what they've got Late Game.
Fair enough, once they run out it spells trouble, but a
Vague deck is the least subtle deck I know and you'll
never trick anyone in wasting them early.
Vague's support isn't that much better (Roman is already
running contrary to even having Vague at all by getting
rid of her, and now that Conroe got banished to Barcgal
Jail it only got worse), and Critic is...well, assuming
Vague's field nuke's the aim is only seeing like ONE use
It's not especially great but there's too much going on
for it to be labelled 'boring'. So I'll just say don't
hype something unnecessarily and leave it at that.
Transcendence Dragon, Nouvelle Vague
Descend upon this battlefield and purge my enemies with
your Holy Flame! Stand up the Sacred Avatar of
Flame, Nouvelle Vague!
...I just made that chant up, be quiet.
Okay, so, this is the second Grade 4 in the game, a
physical god if you will, and, when it came out, the
best card in the game, bar none. It took until set
15 for this to be unseated as the best in the game when
Glendios, the new Overlords and then after that with the
It's got its own support system and it's still a very
Sadly, with Stride being a thing now, Vague has...
Fallen pretty far from where he was before.
Still, the fact that this is a 13000 Silent Tom is
pretty potent, I think. Plus no damage triggers
...Yeah, it's still very good, but it's nowhere near
what it was before.
Rating: 3/5 (Sorry, Vague, you were once the best)
Had this at #7 on his Top 10 List