Unit of The Week: Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” (V Series)

[AUTO](VC):At the beginning of your battle phase, COST [you have one or more rear-guards, lock all of your rear-guards], and until end of turn, at the end of the next battle this unit attacked, COST [Counter Blast (1) & discard a card from your hand], and [Stand] this unit.
[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks a vanguard, COST [Soul Blast (1)], choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards for every two of your locked cards, and retire it.
[AUTO](VC)1/Turn:At the end of the battle this unit attacked, if you have five or more locked cards, and your damage zone has four or more cards, COST [discard two cards from your hand], [Stand] this unit, and get an Imaginary Gift:Force.

Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” is one of the legendary cards from Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker. His first appearance sent shockwaves through the community. Bushiroad has brought back this amazing card. Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” (V Series)  has three abilities with resemblances of the original card.

Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” continues the tradition of multiple attacks. Most Overlords have the ability to stand for an additional attack. it is the the archetype’s strategy to pressure the opponent. A wave of attacks from a single vanguard can win many games.

First Ability:

Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” locks all of your rear-guards and he stands after his first attack of the turn. He has a minimum of two attacks per turn. Two attacks increase the opportunities for triggers, and it forces the opponent to heavily guard your attacks.

Furthermore, Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” is the centerpiece in his deck. He is your only offensive unit when he becomes your vanguard. All of your other rear-guards are locked. You depend on this single card with multiple attacks for offense.

Second Ability:

One of Kagero’s specialties is controlling the field. Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” checks this box with his second ability. This mighty vanguard retires an opponent’s rear-guard for every two locked cards when he attacks the opponent. It is a strong combination of offense and removing an opponent’s resource.

Furthermore, you may activate this ability more than once during your turn. Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” retires three of the opponent’s rear-guards in a single turn. Each attack from Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” triggers this ability.

Third Ability:

Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” may stand for an additional attack. You must have five locked rear-guards and your damage zone must have four or more cards. It is a useful ability in the late game. The additional attack allows you to check for additional triggers for power and a critical trigger to deal additional damage.

Furthermore, this ability puts intense pressure on the opponent. All of the momentum is in your favor at this moment. Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” has a lot of power from force markers and triggers. This attack can seal the deal for your victory.

In addition, you gain an Imaginary Gift: Force if you have five locked rear-guards. This ability strengthens Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”, and it is a major need because you are unable to boost your vanguard in this case. Imaginary Gift: Force I is the best choice to give power to Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”.


Overlord has a lot of strong support, and Kagero has generic cards with strong abilities for every archetype. Many cards provide solid and consistent support for Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”. A deck with Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” has a variety of solid options.

For instance, Dauntless Drive Dragon (V Series) is a fantastic card for Kagero. A unit that rides on him gains his abilities, and one of his abilities stands the vanguard. Dauntless Drive Dragon (V Series) and Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” are a dynamic duo. They complement each others’ abilities. Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” has four attacks when he rides on Dauntless Drive Dragon (V Series).

Decks with Overlords need two versions of the legendary card. Dragonic Overlord “The X” (V Series) is the perfect Overlord to pair with Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”. Dragonic Overlord “The X” provides consistency and may use the abilities of Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”. You will never have the wrong vanguard and may use the same abilities throughout the game.

Torridcannon Dragon is a great card to play alongside Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”. This rear-guard allows you to expand your resources and call five rear-guards to the field. Torridcannon Dragon draws a card for your hand and retires an opponent’s rear-guard. Torridcannon Dragon strengthens your hand with the additional card.

Play these cards with Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” in the V-Premium Format!

Premium Format:

Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” is a nice card for the premium format. You have a variety of cards to play with this card. Overlord has strong support with Kagero’s full stable of cards.

Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord “The Purge” is the strongest G-Unit with Overlord in his name. He is a perfect fit with Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”. This G-Unit has five drive checks when your opponent has five damage. Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord “The Purge” overwhelms opponents with many triggers from your drive checks.

In addition, Kagero has generic G-Unit with strong abilities. Flare General, Dumjid Valor and Flare Arms, Ziegenburg are G-Units with the ability to stand themselves after battle. You have multiple attacks from your vanguard.

Play these cards with Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” in the Premium Format!
  • Flare Arms, Ziegenburg
  • Flare General, Dumjid Valor
  • Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord “The Purge”

Card Rating:

Overall, Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” is a fantastic card with three strong abilities. It is one of the best cards for Kagero. This card pays respect to the original card and resembles it with its abilities. I recommend playing Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth” in a deck for Overlord.

V-Premium Format: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Premium Format: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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