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Oct. 14, 2014
[AUTO]: Forerunner (When a unit of the same clan rides this unit, you may call this unit to (RC))
[AUTO](RC):[Counter Blast (1) & Put this unit into your soul] When an attack hits during the battle that this unit boosted your unit with "Phantom" in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, search your deck for up to two grade 1 or less «Shadow Paladin», call them to separate (RC) as [Rest], and shuffle your deck.
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We covered this card in the Black-Winged Swordbreaker
review but here it is, in the flesh. Card. Card-flesh.
Upon boosting a Phantom Vanguard's attack which lands on
the opponent's Vanguard, Counterblast 1 and put him in
the soul to call 2 Grade 1 or below Shadow Paladins to
RG circles at rest.
That's really neat. This starter is a rare occasion
where it's a straight +1 for its cost as opposed to +0
washes or even -1s. The capacity to search for useful
boosters such as Dorint to open up Blaster Dark Revenger
plays next turn or Swordbreakers to net more plusses, or
even Dark Bond Trumpeter to generate sack fodder for
your main aces is neat. Only downside is that most of
the Phantom Shadow Paladins are pretty unremarkable, but
even in the old build you could pretty much replace this
for Claudus and get away with only 4 Mordred Phantoms in
case Dragruler really doesn't float your boat. I know it
doesn't float mine.
Udgey is a pretty cool starter and being for a decently
supported archetype helps too.
Okay, it needs to be said, the English version is a
misprint. While it has to boost a "Phantom" unit,
like Mordred Phantom, Dragruler, Phantom Blaster Dragon
and Overlord and any future Shadow Paladin Phantom
units, it doesn't need to hit the Vanguard. You
could actually use the attack on a rear guard and get
the effect off.
So, what does it do? You counterblast 1, put it
into the soul and get 2 Grade 1 units at rest from the
deck. Best target is obviously Black Wing
Swordbreaker as you'd draw 2 more cards off of it.
Now, is this better than Claudas? Well, I think it
is. Claudas could only get Blaster Dark Revenger,
this can get any Grade 1 shadow Paladins and two of them
So, if you're running Shadow Paladins, this is a very
solid addition to the deck.