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Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon - #BT15/012EN

Date Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2014

AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4 (This ability is active if you have four or more damage):At the end of your turn, choose one grade 3 «Gold Paladin» from your soul, and you may ride it. If you do, choose one card named "Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon" from your soul, and put it into your hand. [AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1)-card with "Liberator" in its card name] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, look at the top card of your deck, search for up to one «Gold Paladin», call it to an open (RC), and put the rest on the bottom of your deck. [CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you have a unit without a same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)

Rating:  2.25

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Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon
This is the piece of the Infinite Break Ride engine that seems to have gotten up everyone's grill. This card's Limit Break is to turn a Grade 3 Gold Paladin in your soul into the Vanguard, then bounce Holy Shine back to the hand. Normal skill is a top-deck for CB1 when ridden. Standard Gold fare.
Now obviously, this is paired with Solitary Liberator Gancelot in order to give 10k to the VG and 5k to 3 RGs every turn. So essentially assuming a good field, that's one column getting 10k stronger and one getting 5k stronger (because powering up the VG's booster is a waste since the Break Ride puts it at Perfect Guard or bust territory anyway). I suppose assuming a bad field, you can actually resolve Holy Shine's top-deck BEFORE the Break Ride since both activate at the same time and you decide the order, but as I've said several times, don't assume you're losing at all ever.
The combo's nice, but I can't get as excited as the others seem to be. It's got punch, certainly, but it's a bit delayed for my liking. I'd rather have something that can go live and eat guard as soon as possible, like Stern Blaukluger, since the opponent will have all game until then to stock guard.
Holy Shine's not entirely horrible IF the combo works though.

Liberator, Holy Shine Dragon
When at Limit Break, you can grab whatever grade 3 is in the Soul and put it in play as the Vanguard and then return this card to the hand from your soul.  The other ability is to Especial Counterblast 1 to grab any Liberator off the top of the deck and put it on an open field zone.
This card should have come out somewhere between sets 12 and 14, not this set.  Completely over-shadowed by Monarch Alfred.  Anyway, see my review for Alk to see the problems I have with this card.  It's not bad, especially if you DO have Liberator Gancelot in the soul, you get to spam Break Rides for days and there's nothing your opponent can do about it.
I suppose if you're running Liberators and can't get Gancelot Zenith or Monarch Alfred, this is a very nice choice for the deck.
In the end, it's a pretty decent card, but it's over-shadowed by Monarch Alfred, Gancelot Zenith and the upcoming Bluish Flame Liberators.
At least it's better than Desperate Dragon, right guys?
If we could side-deck in Vanguard, this would be a very solid side-deck card for going up against what's coming on Friday.
Rating: 2/5


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