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Liberator of Bonds, Gancelot Zenith

- #BT14/002EN (RRR)

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2014

text: See Below

Rating:  3.50

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Go Rogue,
Go Pro

What's up, Rogue Squad?! In celebration of Set 14's release this Friday, we're going to start taking a look at a few of the frontliners of the set, and what better way to start than with one of the Gold Paladin's newest, and debatably, best aces of the clan?

Liberator of Bonds, Gancelot Zenith
Power: 11000
Grade 3
Clan: Gold Paladin
Race: Elf
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):[Counter Blast (1)-card with "Liberator" in its card name & Choose one of your grade 2 or less rear-guards, and put it on the bottom of your deck] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin» from among them, call it to an open (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck, and that unit gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn.
[CONT](VC):If you have a card named "Solitary Liberator, Gancelot" in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
[CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you have a unit without a same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)

...so aside from being a Crossride of one of my personal Top 10 cards of last year, Zenith definitely is topping his older persona in many ways. The fact that this card can essentially make a guaranteed 4 attacks with each one requiring at least 10,000 shield can make defending against this card VERY difficult in almost every situation (I should now; I was the unfortunate practice dummy to this card for the past weekend), and the fact that you're allowed to put any Grade 2 or less back into the deck means that it isn't restricted to putting Triggers back into the deck, so if you are able to put a solid amount of Triggers back to the bottom and can make a quick shuffle with a different card effect afterwards, then your probabilities of hitting Triggers will definitely go up as it made those Triggers stuck at the bottom a thing in the past and easier to check. With that said, I haven't even gotten to the part where you can call the top card of your deck and give it a 10,000 point boost, so it'll be coming out fresh and strong out the gate. From my experience, the best card to be able to call with this effect is Phallon as he will be attacking for at least 22,000 as his effect gives him a small boost as well.

Overall, Zenith is a VERY powerful card and will be seeing some play for the next few months, so brave yourself for the return of the Liberators as this is only the beginning...

Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4/5 (Very beautiful artwork on the SP version)
Next Time: Liberators isn't your style? Well, it's time to dust off your lion deck then...

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


Liberator of Bonds, Gancelot Zenith


It's the BT14 All-Stars week! This week we review what everyone cracked open their Sneak Preview packs for, and starting us off is Gancelot Zenith. Limit Break lets you Counterblast a Liberator, send a Grade 2 or lower Liberator rear-guard to the bottom of the deck, call the next top card, and give it 10k power until the End Phase.


I can't say I'm a big fan of it. For a +0 wash, I was hoping you would be given a little more freedom like the top 3 cards, but instead you are subject to random top-calls that have to be able to swing for 10k guard unboosted.  I suppose in some cases where your field's terrible and the Limit Break is the only way you'll get 3 attacks fair enough, but a card should hardly be used based on the assumption you're losing.


Average power of a unit is 7k. So on average Zenith will summon up a unit that'll be 17k (more often than not a Grade 1), which means you have to be good at being able to change the field quickly to turn it into a meaningful play, otherwise next turn you're stuck with one terrible column and one good column, which makes no sense considering almost everything else should at least be able to manage two normal ones.


Gancelot Zenith isn't really a game-changer to me. Not enough so.




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