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Top 10 CV cards of 2016 -
Dark Dragon, Spectral Blaster
Dec. 26, 2016
[Stride]-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.
[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Soul Blast (1) & Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up & Choose one of your rear-guards, and retire it] Until end of turn, this unit gets "[AUTO](VC)[1/Turn] Generation Break 3:[Counter Blast (2) & Choose two of your rear-guards, and retire them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, [Stand] this unit, and this unit gets drive-2 until end of turn.", and if you have a heart card with "Diablo" in its card name, search your deck for up to one grade 1 card, call it to (RC), and shuffle your deck.
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Dark Dragon, Spectral Blaster "Diablo"
Winston wanted to put Obtirandus as the number five
card, but what the fuck does he know, he wasn't even
there to review it when I did, the scrublord. So instead
here's what I believe to be a considerably less
controversial choice because it's nearly Christmas and
even I need to hold the bile every so often. Spectral
Motherfucking Diablo's baller, because the important
part of him is generic enough that other decks can use
him, but for the deck he's supposed to be in he's got
enough support that he's probably the most efficient
re-standers we've got. I await the day Luard gets a
Charon clone of his own just to get the tears flowing.
Whether they're joy tears or otherwise depends on how
quickly you jumped on the Shadows hype train.
[Dark Dragon, Spectral Blaster Diablo]
You'd think Spectral Blaster Diablo would be a
run-of-the mill card, not really fitting a Top 10 list
cause he's just a restander. But this Blaster Diablo did
a very important thing for Shadow players: by being a
restander, it meant people could stop bloody trying to
accommodate the Abyss legion in their deckbuild to have
a restanding turn. You don't know how much it frustrated
me to watch as people tried to mesh the Gen Break
support with the Abyss legion, and just because it saw
mild success, the combination was "validated." Lord
knows if Spectral Blaster Diablo didn't exist, people
would be trying to run Abyss/Luard...eww. Of course,
Spectral Diablo has a superior call effect if you're
running a Diablo-centric build, but Claret Sword and
Luard have superior call effects anyway, so Spectral's
superior call isn't integral to his usefulness.
Every Shadow deck has the potential to restand now, and
if you look at Shadow decks that topped events, the
Abyss legion fell out of favor because of this. Legion
for the most part is overshadowed by Stride, since both
mechanics require both players to be sitting at Grade 3.
(Shut up Blackboi, you're your own special little
For breaking people out of the illusion that you're
supposed to mix Revengers and Gen Break support and
fixing Shadow players' deckbuilds for them, Spectral
Blaster Diablo earns the 5th spot on this year's list.