Trial Deck Review: Ritual of Dragon Sorcery

Ritual of Dragon Sorcery is the tenth G-Trial Deck released in the English edition. Shadow Paladins are the clan in the deck. The trial deck introduces the new keyword Ritual. Ritual of Dragon Sorcery includes a total of 52 cards. The cards in Ritual of Dragon Sorcery are played by Kazuma Shouji in Cardfight!! Vanguard G.

Release Date: December 6, 2016

Triple Rare Cards

New Mechanic Ritual

Ritual of Dragon Sorcery introduces a new mechanic for Shadow Paladins named Ritual. Ritual is a skill that activates when you have three or more grade one cards in your drop zone. Most cards with Ritual require a minimum of three grade one cards in the drop zone. However, there are a few strong cards that require more cards in your drop zone. I find the mechanic to be very fun and easy to activate.

New Cards

The majority of the cards in Ritual of Dragon Sorcery have the Ritual ability. The deck’s headliner Dragheart, Luard is a master of Ritual and striding G-Units. His ability pays for Stride instead of a player discarding cards with grades that equal grade three. In addition to paying for Stride, you save cards in your hand, and quickly build a large hand. Dragheart, Luard has quickly become one of my favorite Shadow Paladins from Cardfight!! Vanguard G.

Furthermore, Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon is an excellent generic card for Shadow Paladin decks. Its skill does not require Ritual, and you may play it in every deck. His skill requires two of your opponent’s rear-guards in exchange for retiring one of your rear-guards. In addition, you can play Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon in any Shadow Paladin deck. It is a great option for budget decks.


The deck’s goal is to save resources by using Dragheart, Luard’s skill to pay for Stride. Furthermore, Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon retires two of your opponent’s rear-guards. In addition to retiring rear-guards, Carnivore Dragon increases your units’ power by 4,000 if your opponent is unable to retire two rear-guards.

The Final Word

Overall, Ritual of Dragon Sorcery is one of the best trial decks from Bushiroad. It has everything that I want from a trial deck. The deck’s rare cards are strong cards, and is fun to play. I love the concept of Ritual. Ritual of Dragon Sorcery also adds more personality to the Shadow Paladins. A card like Dragheart, Luard with the ability to Stride for free is always great. I high recommend buying Ritual of Dragon Sorcery if you want to play a Shadow Paladin deck in the premium format.

Trial Deck Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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