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Dark Knight,áEfnysien
- #G-FC01/028EN

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2015

Stride (Released when both players' vanguards are grade 3 or greater!)-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down. [AUTO]:[Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, until end of turn, this unit gets [Power]+7000, and "[AUTO](VC):When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, choose one of your opponent's rear-guards, and retire it.".

Rating:  2.50

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Dark Knight, Efnysein
Next up is a card I considered for last week, but decided the others were just more interesting to talk about. Dark Knight Efnysein springs on Stride, sacking a rear-guard you have to gain 7k and the ability to pop a rear-guard on hit.
...I'm not sold, honestly. Sacking a rear-guard to take a rear-guard away is fair enough, but to be honest, you lose the investment if you don't hit. Compared to something like Grim Recruiter who can +1 you on-hit, you can see that both provide incentive to have a PG thrown in their face, except Grim Recruiter costs nothing and actually provides more for you if you do hit. Efnysein has to assume the opponent has no PG AND the opponent has a rear-guard you can't let live because pressure. So it's an option to blow up a RG, but to be honest, whiffing a Phantom Blaster "Diablo" over Blaster Dark "DIablo" would provide the same benefit for even cheaper.
Not really worth the space in your G-Zone come July. Give this a miss.


Dark Knight, Efnysien
Seriously, who came up with THAT name?
...So, after a quick Google search, I have discovered that Efnysien here is actually the name of an anti-hero from Welsh mythology who fought against the Irish and destroyed a kettle that was allowing the Irish to fight with the undead, killing himself in the process.  Really, the tale is a bit messed up, go read the synopsis for yourself, it's quite interesting.
Anyway, Efnysien here is seen as the Shadow Paladin version of an Angel of Mercy.  And by Angel of Mercy, I mean he kills everything on the battlefield that has lost the will to live, enemy or ally.
What?  You thought with that scythe he was going to be a nice Angel of Mercy, especially after finding about where the name comes from?
Anyway, his skill reflects his lore, kill one of your rear guards to power him up and then, on hit, kill one of your opponent's rear guards as well.  In effect, he works like most Shadow Paladins do, kill rear guards to do naughty things with your vanguard.  Biggest downside to him is that it is only on-ride that you get to use this, much like Dark Superman Omega.
So, yeah, it's pretty neat and decent at least, nothing spectacular, but there are worse cards that exist for a similar skill.
Rating: 3/5
BTW, Efnysien here is part of Celtic mythology, which, if you know anything about it, is in the same mythos that King Arthur came from.  Though the two never interacted in the stories as far as I know.


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