Unit of The Week: Absolution Lion King, Mithril Ezel

The time has arrived! The souls of the accursed, shall now be treated to purification.

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.
[ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named “Purgation Lion Emperor, Mithril Ezel” from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a heart card with “Ezel” in its card name, unlock all of your locked cards, look at five cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card from among them, call it to (RC), shuffle your deck, and increase that unit and this unit’s [Power] by the original [Power] of the unit called with this effect until end of turn.

Ezel is the face of the Gold Paladins just like Blaster Blade is the face of the Royal Paladins. This timeless warrior fought with intensity to save his friends from the Void on two occasions. The first war was a rescue mission to free the Royal Paladins from the Void. The second war was directly against Link Joker. Ezel finally broke Link Joker’s lock over Cray! He makes his debut in Cardfight!! Vanguard G as a G-Unit! I was expecting a Legion rival, but this is more awesome! Ezel is now in the Generation Zone.

Absolution Lion King, Mithril Ezel gives you a lot of advantages in a single skill. He breaks the spell just like Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors and superior calls a unit just like Blond Ezel. His skill unlocks every locked unit on the field in an instant and superior calls one of the top five cards from the top of the deck. His and the unit’s power are increased by the original power of the unit that was superior called.  The superior call is not too random as you get plenty of options to choose the best unit for your formation.

This G-unit paired with Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors is fantastic against Star-vaders. Lock will only be a minor setback in the early game. You will be constantly breaking the locks every turn as the skills are very cheap. Your formation will never be interrupted and free to launch a full assault. Players with Star-vader, “Omega” Glendios will be forced abandon their strategy to obtain an instant victory with “Omega” Glendios’s Ultimate Break.

Finally, Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel and Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel are decent backups for your third vanguard. They are not the same level as Grand Ezel Scissors. However, the fulfill Mithril Ezel’s requirements to active his skill. Do not bother using their skills. Save the Counter Blasts for Grand Ezel Scissor’s Limit Break, Holly Dispel Scissors to finish off your opponent.

Overall, Ezel’s rival in a form of a G-Unit puts the deck on the new level. He makes the almighty Link Joker looks like a child, who cannot get his piece of candy. Mithril Ezel is still a great card to play even if your opponent is not Link Joker because of the intense power boost the second part of the skill gives to Ezel and the superior called unit. Grand Ezel Scissors provides a nice finisher with a lot of pressure for the final turn. The legend of Ezel continues in the Generation Zone!

Card Rating: 5 out of 5

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