Pierce through darkness and cut through light! Resonate, Garuda Blade!
[AUTO](VC):When your rear-guard’s attack hits a vanguard, choose a card from your damage zone, and turn it face up.
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (2)] When this unit’s attack hits a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, choose one of your «Nova Grappler» rear-guards, and [Stand] it.
The “Great” Morikawa rides the gold wonder Gold Rutile! Morikawa made a name for himself when he played a trail deck featuring Gold Rutile. Morikawa won the shop tournament! Gold Rutile made his debut in Trial Deck 03: Golden Mechanical Soldier!
It is best to make a deck based around Gold Rutile. His skills can only be used when he is the vanguard. Only use units who benefit from Gold Rutile’s abilities. His decks can be tricky. However, they can be pretty good when played properly.
In addition,, Gold Rutile’s first skill can help fuel Brutal Jack‘s and Death Metal Droid‘s costs. It is best to use high power rear guard units like Brutal Jack to increase your chances to triggering this skill. Now your opponent must choose wisely when guarding and not guarding rear guard units.
Furthermore, Gold Rutile’s second skill adds more pressure on your opponent. If you’re able to hit the Vanguard then you’re able to stand a rear guard unit. This gives you another opportunity to hit the vanguard and activate Gold Rutile’s first skill.
In conclusion, Gold Rutile is a pretty decent unit. It is very possible to create a deck around him. However, you must be careful when activating counter blasts. You need to manage your resources and use rear guard units that can ensure hits at the opponent’s vanguard.
Card Rating: 3 out of 5
Gold Rutile is a fantastic unit and my favorite of the Trial Exclusive bosses.
No mention of his girlfriend though? Kirara is crying now. She's far more important for the deck than even Jack.