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Holy Disaster Dragon

- #PR/0010EN 

Date Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2014

text: See Below

Rating:  2.75

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Go Rogue,
Go Pro

What's up, you guys?! So apparently, my reports aren't getting to Pojo, which explains my absence these past couple of days, but luckily, there's a new reviewer, so a belated welcome to him! Anyway, how about we continue Dragon Promo Week?

Holy Disaster Dragon
Power: 10000
Grade 3
Clan: Royal Paladin
Race: Cosmo Dragon
[AUTO](VC/RC):[Choose a «Royal Paladin» from your hand, and discard it] When this unit attacks, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of that battle.

...I have a bit of a biased opinion on this card as a couple of Royal Paladin players I know tech 1-2 copies of this into their Alfred build, and it's actually a pretty nice tech...annoying, yes, but still nice. Holy Disaster Dragon has 10,000 power, which isn't exactly the best these days, but back then, this was the norm, so it's kinda forgivable. That and his effect kind of compensates for it as you can discard any card to give it a 5,000 boost. Minus a Sentinel, this practically guarantees an extra Shield and helps push that extra power to end the game just from dropping a random card that you don't need anymore.

With that being said, however, there are still way too many other Grade 3's out nowadays that either does his job better (Palamedes namely) or are just an over all better card, like Majesty Lord Blaster, Alfred and even Ashlei, but with that said, if you have an extra slot in your Royal Paladin deck and don't have Palamedes, try this out; he might be surprisingly good to you.

Rating: 3/5
Art: 5/5 (For a promo card, this is probably one of the best artworks for a Royal Paladin card)
Next Time: I Whip my Flare back and forth...I'm sorry, but I had to...

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

Holy Disaster Dragon
4th day of Promo Week and we continue with one of the most foolishly hyped name I've heard, Holy Disaster Dragon. When he attacks, you can eat a card in the hand to let him swing for an extra 5000 power, whether on VG or RG circle.
Problems? Oh, there are some I can name. He's 10k base, so prepare to eat those 20k columns that are increasingly easy to form with archetypes for clans getting more common. Another problem that's slightly less obvious is the timing of his ability. Using him in the middle of the game as a Vanguard is pretty much a waste; the opponent won't be at a stage where they absolutely want to guard everything, so any power gained would be pretty much a waste. Worse when he's a -1 for every go. Rear-guard, he has some value, but you'd have to dump him on the field pretty late, and he'd have to make a column that can make 20k guard forced (not very likely considering the support available). Any lower and Palamedes pretty much has all his bases covered.
However, he does have something going for him in that he could turn useless Grade 3s into fodder to force an extra 5k out the opponent. However, you do need to watch the opponent's cards because late in the game, they'll be saving Perfect Guards exactly for skills like him.
Rear-guard wise, he doesn't really do anything that Palamedes couldn't do better and cheaper, and as a Vanguard, generic Power-gaining Limit Breakers can net his bonuses for free. 
I wouldn't bother with Holy Disaster Dragon, but he could work as a sub until you can afford better things.


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