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Nouvelleroman Dragon

- #EB09/014EN (R)

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2014

text: See Below

Rating:  3.25

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Nouvelleroman Dragon

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.




Go Rogue,
Go Pro

*looking at the list of cards* Okay, so MAYBE you did a decent job...and MAYBE you took one of my tricks...forgivable. XD

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:

Nouvelleroman Dragon
Power: 7000
Grade 1
Clan: Kagero
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 your deck.

...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.

Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5
Next Time: Welp...time to be bias.....again.

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


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