Unit of The Week: Chronodragon Nextage

Let’s go…… to greater heights. 

[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](VC) Generation Break 2 (This ability is active if you have two or more face up G units in total on your (VC) or G zone):[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named “Chronodragon Nextage” from your G zone, turn it face up, choose three cards from your hand, and discard them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, if you have a heart card with “Chronojet Dragon” in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, put this unit into your G zone face up, choose one of your vanguards, and [Stand] it.

I was expecting a Cross Ride for Chronojet Dragon, but instead Chronojet Dragon evolved into a G-unit, Chronodragon Nextage! I did not see this coming. I’m still hoping Chronojet Dragon will get a Cross Ride in the next arc. Chrono has a new card to play with his avatar. His power has reached new heights! He will use his new abilities to lead Cray into a brighter future.

Chronodragon Nextage’s skill activates after it attacks a vanguard and superior rides Chronojet Dragon from your soul. Your G-unit and newly standing Chronojet Dragon will have a chance to attack your opponent’s vanguard. This gives you five drive checks in a single turn. This many drive checks thins your decks and give you a greater chance to check a trigger. Playing this combo in two consecutive turns will give you ten drive checks! You are bound to get a few triggers to boost your power and give extra damage!

Furthermore, Chronojet Dragon’s Generation Break gives 5K to Chronojet Dragon and prevents your opponent from guarding his vanguard with perfect guards. This is a huge advantage in the late game when both players are low on cards in their hands. Your opponent may not have enough cards in his or her hands to block your attack. Do not boost Chronodragon Nextage’s attack. His 26K power is more than enough power to pose a serious threat to your opponent. Save your booster for Chronojet Dragon’s attack for it can be able to hit your opponent without needing to rely on checking a trigger.

Finally, Chronodragon Nextage is very consistent. You just need to ride Chronojet Dragon in every game. Steam Breath Dragon is one of the best support cards. It searches for Chronojet Dragon and adds it to your hand. I cannot overlook Heart Thump Worker! He goes into your soul when your vanguard attacks. His skill gives 5K power to Chronojet Dragon and you can draw a card! The power boost combined with Chronojet Dragon’s Generation break makes his power 20K before getting a boost!

Card Rating:

Overall, Chronodragon Nextage is one of the best G-units in Cardfight!! Vanguard. It is the perfect G-unit to take full advantage of its and Chronojet Dragon’s skill. It is a huge boost for Gear Chronicle decks with Chronojet Dragon. G-unit evolutions appear to be Cardfight!! Vanguard’s version of Cross Rides. It is an interesting step in a new direction. Chronojet will continue to become better as Bushiroad makes more support for the archetype. Chronodragon Nextage will decide its own future in one glorious attack!

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