Sheesh WaLycan36, you don’t have to sound so
disappointed that it’s my turn to pick the cards again…
I digress. This week…well, it’s interesting Grade 1s and
0s week…and then I pulled a Knight of Entropy and chose
something else. Today we review Nouvelleroman Dragon,
some of that Vague support. When played, you trade a
Nouvelle Vague in your hand with another Grade 3 Kagero
of choice from the deck.
So at first glance it looks pretty nice. The capacity to
trade in your Grade 4 for any Grade 3 (like Dragonic
Overlord the End for basically insta-live Persona Blast,
or Dauntless Drive Dragon) opens up plays without having
to screw ride consistency too badly.
My biggest problem lies in Roman being compulsory in the
Vague build. Yeah, swapping’s nice, but I can’t in good
faith justify having to run the Grade 4 in the first
place when I can just max the Grade 3s that are
important and get them that way. I also don’t fancy
having to waste a Conroe just to make sure I don’t mis-ride.
I think that’s why I never liked the Vague deck, as I
mentioned in my Nouvellecritic review. Roman runs
contrary to even having Vague; you’re actively getting
rid of her to search a Grade 3, which you then sit on
until you draw into Vague all over again. It just
becomes a normal deck, only you took liberties in ratio
to accommodate Vague so it’s probably worse. And once
you do, riding Vague probably isn’t justifiable because
18k scaling in every top tier deck unless it’s Dauntless
or something. I would rather have a deck that has a
better fail condition than that, such as just
bog-standard Dauntless/The End. At least I have a ride
on Turn 3.
In summary, Nouvelleroman isn’t necessarily BAD, but he
is forced at the expense of other things.
*looking at the list of cards* Okay, so MAYBE you did
a decent job...and MAYBE you took one of my
What's up, Rogue Squad?! So for this week's Card of
the Day, we're going to take a look at Grade 1's and 0's
that need some acknowledgement, and this week, we're
going to take a look at last card of the Nouvelle series
that we haven't taken a look at:
Race: Flame Dragon
[AUTO]:[Choose a card named "Transcendence Dragon,
Dragonic Nouvelle Vague" from your hand, reveal it to
your opponent, and put it on top of your deck] When this
card is placed on (VC) or (RC), if you have a «Kagerō»
vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your
deck for up to one grade 3 or greater «Kagerō», reveal
it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle
...so we have the cards that is partially the reason
why Conroe was forbidden to be the starting Vanguard in
Japan. Nouvelleroman has a solid 7,000 Power with an
effect to switch a copy of Nouvelle Vague with any other
Grade 3 or higher in your deck. This essentially makes
it so that you're guaranteed your Grade 3 as you're
switching a dead Grade 4 for the guaranteed Grade 3,
which can give you the essential Ride you want or
another attacking unit that you would need at the
time...though if you're already at Grade 4, then you
might as well just Call the Nouvelle you'd switch out
anyway. Either way, this helps set up for your later on
moves, and Nouvelleroman is definitely a staple if
you're using Nouvelle Vague as, like I mentioned in my
review with Vague, using her will affect your Grade
ratio as adding an extra level in the Grade system and
normally would sacrifice the Grade 3's in your deck, so
all the more reason to use Nouvelleroman.
Next Time: Welp...time to be bias.....again.
Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!