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Ionization Star-Vader, Hafnium -
Jan. 26, 2015
[ACT](VC): Legion20000 "Unrivaled Star-vader, Radon" (If your opponent's vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, if this unit is Legion, choose units equal to the number of your opponent's locked cards from among your units, and those units get [Power]+5000 until end of turn.
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (2)] Choose one of your opponent's rear-guards in the back row, and lock it. (The locked card is turned face down, and cannot do anything. It turns face up at the end of the owner's turn.)
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Ionization Star-Vader, Hafnium
It's "We've got WAY too much Link Joker Legion" week,
and this week we're reviewing a whopping FIVE Link Joker
aces, all from the same set, for your viewing pleasure.
And in my case, advise on what's going to be worth your
money and what are total noob traps. Because I KNOW
people are going to try and run any two, maybe three
aces together. Badly.
So let's get the worst of the lot out the way first.
Hafnium. He legions with an older card, Radon, and for
that, when he attacks, for every locked unit the
opponent has, one of your rear-guards gets 5k until the
end of the turn. His normal skill is to CB2 to lock an
opponent's back-row unit.
This is one of those "backup" cards to an ace that you
actually care about. Column forming sounds nice at
first, but consider that in order to achieve a similar
output afforded with a similar unit like Gold-Gancelot,
you'd need to lock 3. One of which will most likely need
to be Hafnium's own skill since only bosses an lock
without being dependent on another unit being locked
also. So most likely this, and your starter Robin-Knight
to lock 3 for CB3 and -1.
Problem is, the pressure and the alleviation of your
opponent's pressure isn't something that can be
realistically maintained. It's own skill's a bit steep,
and it will require drawing into Photons afterwards to
get the same output.
Hafnium isn't worth building an entire deck around. But
for any ace where a similar unit can't generate a
similar gambit, this is an okay budget option.
Ionization Star-vader, Hafnium
Welcome to Star-vader week, folks. This week we're
looking at the Link Joker from the alternate timeline
and first up is Hafnium.
Hello, Nebula Lord Dragon, did you decide to join
Infinite Zero Dragon and become a Legion now too?
Anyway, this is a type-2 legion... Well, more like
a continuous Legion, but, anyway... Hafnium legions with
Radon and... Sheesh, is it just me, or do all the
12K attackers have Legions now? And why are all of
them so bad?
Seriously, this guy... Not very good. While
you could combine it with Robin Knight to get three
units locked and give 3 of your units an extra 5000
power... The sad fact is that this guy can only
lock a back-row rear guard, while you'll most likely go
for the vanguard booster, the fact that you're limited
in options really hurts this Legion. Plus the
whole CB2 to lock one unit.
That was, ultimately, the reason why no one really ran
Nebula Lord Dragon (though that card was a LOT more
terrifying than Chaos Breaker Dragon could ever hope to
be) after Chaos Breaker Dragon came around.
Sorry everyone, pass on this, even if we didn't have the
last two cards of this week in the set, I'd still say
pass on Hafnium. Tomorrow's card does what this
guy can do but so much better.