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Interdimensional Beast, Float-gear Hippogriff
- #G-BT07/043EN  

Date Reviewed: July 11, 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. Time Leap-[AUTO](VC):When your drive check reveals a grade 3 card, this unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of that battle. Then, you may choose one of your rear-guards, and time leap it. (Bind it, call a grade +1 card from your deck, and shuffle your deck. At the end of the turn, put the called unit on the bottom of your deck, and call the bound card)

Rating:  1.50

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Interdimensional Beast, Float-gear Hippogriff
I'm starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel here. Hippogriff's skill activates when you Drive Check a Grade 3. You then gain 5k power, and Time Leap one of your rear-guards.
But also pretty chance-reliant, and only gets less useful the longer a fight drags out. Just to show that anything no revolving around Chrono support is fail.

Winston Fairwinds

[Interdimensional Beast, Float-gear Hippogriff]

So, every time you check a grade 3, you Time Leap something? This card immediately screams budget, Extreme Fight format, and non-competitive, because the payoff isn't worth it. Looking at these examples:

A) In Dimensional Robo, you break through P-and G-Guards, which would be downright broke if not attached to a heavy G3 chance-based mechanic. 

B) LB4 Asura Kaiser can restand himself as well as one unit, which was a good punch in LB format, and Stride Asura can restand your whole board, which is better than just refreshing one unit.

C) The newest Raindear can both reride and gain an extra drive check.

D) A and C (and B in extreme fight) have non-G3s that will count as G3 when you check them, and those units themselves have other utility. 

Chronojet and Chronofang do a great job at Time Leaping without relying on checking Grade 3s, making Hippogriff wholly unnecessary. You'd have to run at least 10 Grade 3s to reasonably rely on Hippogriff, but hey, at least Uluru could recycle those back in the deck. Metallica Phoenix and Warp Drive Dragon simply make Hippogriff mundane.

There were two units in G Set 5 that could Time Leap themselves if you checked a Grade 3, but at least they had Resist. Hippogriff provides no such utility.

If you happen to think Gear's Clan Booster will do something for this card, you're more optimistic than me. Gift this to a kid at locals who needs G-Units.



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