Unit of The Week: Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe

And so the clown said. “Game over”. 

[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]:[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named “Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe” from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a heart card with “Chaos” in its card name, choose up to one of your opponent’s open (RC), your opponent chooses a card from his or her hand, and puts it on that (RC) face down as a locked card. If your G zone has two or more face up cards, choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards, and lock it.

Link Joker was once the most dominant clan in Cardfight!! Vanguard. The Break Ride era was all about the Star-vaders. Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon led the charge and it was Kai’s signature unit in his Link Joker deck. Kai never lost a match with his Link Joker deck. Unfortunately, Link Joker has fallen from grace since the Break Ride era. The clan is still good, but not nearly as good from its early days. Here comes Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe to elevate his clan to its past glory.

Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe’s skill locks an opponent’s card from his or her hand and locks a rear-guard if you have two or more face up cards in your G zone. Your opponent chooses the least useful card from his or her hand. This is an advantage as your opponent loses a potential card to guard the vanguard or discard for Stride. Demon Claw Star-vader, Lanthanum is a good card play alongside Chaos Breaker Dragon. Lanthanum gains two thousand power every time an opponent’s unit is locked. He becomes an 11k booster after Chaos Universe locks two units!

Furthermore, Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe’s skill sets up Star-Vader Chaos Breaker Dragon’s Limit Break. You can retire two rear-guards and draw two cards during your opponent’s End Phase. Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe’s skill has locked two rear-guards for you. Chaos Breaker Dragon cleans up by weakening your opponent’s field. Your hand will quickly increase over time throughout the match.

However, a few clans can overcome Lock by breaking the spell. Gold Paladins and Royal Paladins are the only clans with cards that can unlock your entire field. They are the most common clans with the ability to unlock units. Transmigratory Dragon, Holy Squire Dragon, Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors, and Absolution Lion King, Mithril Ezel are the most cards to unlock units. There are few promos with the ability to unlock such as Seal Dragon, Georgette and Goddess of Law, Justitia. Chaos Breaker Dragon will be unable to activate his limit break. Thus, you have stopped your opponent from retiring units and drawing cards.

Overall, Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe is an ace in every deck with Chaos Breaker Dragon. The Star-vaders can maximize their skills under him. Chaos Breaker Dragon benefits the most from the skill. He will have his way against most clans and decks. Almost no clan has an answer for Lock. Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe will lead Link Joker back to its glory days.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5

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