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#2 - Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon -
Dec. 30, 2014
[ACT](VC): Legion 20000 "Blaster Blade Seeker" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (2) & Soul Blast (3) & Choose two cards from your hand, and discard them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, if this unit is in Legion, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to one card named "Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon", ride it as [Stand], shuffle your deck, choose one card named "Blaster Blade Seeker" from your soul, and perform Legion.
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, this unit gets [Power]+2000 until end of that battle.
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Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon
New thing! Literally! It's the reason you're cracking
BT16 open, it's Thing Saver Dragon! (Doesn't specify
WHAT things, exactly, but never mind!) As usual for any
Seeker ace that receives any coverage, it legions with
Blaster Blade Seeker. And your reward is: after
finishing attacking the Vanguard, you Counterblast 2,
Soulblast 3 and pitch 2 from the hand to ride another
Sing Saver from the deck. Then, the Blaster Blade Seeker
in the soul Legions with the new Sing Saver. (And yes,
on Legion units like Gildas trigger here too.)
3 soul's not hard, riding nets you 2, and File can
provide the third. Sadly, not repeatable because of
soul deficiency (unless you ride another Legion unit
first, perform Legion, and then ride Sing Saver,
providing a total of 6 soul to play with, mwahahaha),
but if you go off with Sing even once you've pretty much
There isn't much I can say about her other than she's
the reason Seekers are a thing, so instead I'll just
bitch about a certain deck in Japan she used to be in.
Thing/Abyss doesn't really work, guys.
I'm serious. You can't use Phantom Blaster "Abyss" and
then hope to use Thing Saver twice. There's too much
Counterblast spoken for (unless you don't use PBA in
which case I'd ask what the hell was wrong with running
mono-Seekers and doing the same thing). And another
thing that caught my eye was why the hell people run
only 5 Grade 3s in the build and hope Wingal Brave will
pick up the slack. Wingal Brave can be blocked or
retired, and the lower count of Grade 3s in that case
will bite you in the ass.
No, I don't care that it topped in Japan, if there's a
ton of people using the same deck chance dictates it has
more chances of topping. It doesn't represent what's
The whole deck sounds like a brilliant solution to a
problem people are imposing on themselves and is pretty
much totally preventable. Pure Abyss or Pure Thing
Saver, pick a camp and stick with it. Just don't use
this convoluted mess.
P.S If ever you do fight this deck, just no pass
anything Wingal Brave boosts and watch their low Grade 3
bit them during their Twin Drive-less turns. They'll be
Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon
Kai, why did you turn Raging Form Dragon into a Seeker?
Just to annoy Saikyo, I'm going to do a one sentence
review of this thing.
"Hope you like running vanilla beat, because this thing
doesn't work with anything else."
Okay, now for the actual review itself.
First of all, STD here has the dumbest name in Vanguard.
Sheesh. Yes, I'm calling it STD, shaddup.
Secondly, this really shouldn't be this high on the
And finally, this card is, well, I'll let the other two
tell you what you probably came here for, glowing
reviews, but I'm going to be critical of this thing.
But, first, the Lore. Apparently STD here turns
into Phantom Blaster "Abyss" sometime down the line.
Which is the only reason why the Abyssal Revengers are
still part of the main timeline, since the Seekers are
part of the main time-line. So, there we go.
Back to being critical of this thing.
The problem with this card is simply this, it doesn't
fit into a Seeker or a Royal Paladin deck build.
Royals in general and Seekers, other than this card,
have ALWAYS been about searching the deck, filling the
rear guards up, powering them up to hit high numbers
that aren't easily guarded against
The problems with this card is that, unlike the other
Seekers, which work to flood the field full of units to
overwhelm an opponent's defense, this card stands alone,
very much the antithesis of what Royal Paladin decks
have done since forever from Alfred (both King and
Early) to Soul Saver to the Jewel Knights to the other
Heck, the only deck that this works similar to is
Majesty Lord Blaster, and even THAT unit at least
doesn't use counter blasts to use his effect, freeing
them up for other units in the deck to use them.
The real shame is that to use this card, you can't use
any of the other seekers that use counterblasts to do
tricks, like Blaster Blade Seeker, Celyn, Alfred; nor
can you use Soul Blast units like Pelham, Octavius,
etc., to dump cards to the drop zone or draw an extra
card. Nope, STD has to be a greedy little...
*ahem* I won't say the next word out of respect for the
mean dragon who's glaring at me now. Anyway, STD
By itself, as a Legion, despite my ranting, it's a good
card, basically a better Raging Form Dragon. But,
to use his effect to the fullest, you have to run
vanilla beat, basically. So just 10 and 12K
beaters and nothing else.
Despite what Saikyo said about it being a
"non-negotiable staple" in a Seeker deck, it's not.
If it was a Kagero, Shadow Paladin, Dimension Police or,
heck, even a Genesis or Dark Irregular boss monster, I
wouldn't complain because it would at least fit with the
theme of the vanguard doing all the work.
But, as a Seeker? No. Just... Just no.
It'll work most of the time, but, if you're running
Seekers, I don't recommend running this in a Seeker
Interestingly enough, Saikyo's the one who gave me the
idea for what Royal Paladin deck to run this card in.
I mentioned the card before...
Majesty Lord Blaster
At least there, both decks run somewhat similar.
Rating: 2/5 (doesn't fit the theme of Royal Paladins,
I'm lowering the rating for that)
Legion Rating: 4/5 (doesn't negate how dang good this
Legion can be at times)
Had this at #6 on his Top 10 List