Unit of The Week: Heatshot Dragon

Selling me short is the cause of your defeat.

[AUTO](VC):When placed, COST [discard a card from your hand], draw a card.
[AUTO](RC):At the end of battle it boosted a grade 3, if the unit it boosted is [Stand], [Stand] this unit.

Heatshot Dragon is a flame dragon from the Dragon Empire. This card is also a member of Kagero. Heatshot Dragon is a grade one unit with two abilities. You may play this generic card in a variety of decks for Kagero.

First Ability:

Heatshot Dragon discards a card from your hand and allows you to draw a card. You may only activate this ability when you ride him as your vanguard. The ability allows you to cycle through your resources.  Your hand ditches one card in hopes for a better card for the game.

Furthermore, this ability helps you in the early game if your hand lacks a grade 2 or grade 3 card. It offers the possibility of correcting your hand. This useful tactic prevents being locked on the wrong grade when the opponent has a vanguard with a higher grade than you.

Second Ability:

Heatshot Dragon is one of the best boosters for Kagero. Heatshot Dragon stands himself after battle if it boosted a grade 3 unit and the same grade unit in the column stands itself. This generic ability ensures you to have a booster ready for your vanguard at all times.

In addition, many archetypes in Kagero may use this card. Units with the ability to stand themselves such as Dragonic Overlord The End and Dauntless Drive Dragon (V Series) have offensive synergy with Heatshot Dragon. Their abilities to stand themselves trigger the second ability Heatshot Dragon.

Therefore, your vanguard consistently pressures the opponent at its full potential. You do not need to wait to boost the vanguard for its second attack. Heatshot Dragon boosts every attack for your unit to consistently unleash strong attacks with a lot of power. The additional 8,000 power from Heatshot Dragon can break the opponent’s defensive line.

Play these cards with Heatshot Dragon in the V-Premium Format!

Premium Format:

Heatshot Dragon is a useful unit in the Premium Format. You may consistently activate both of its abilities. You avoid being grade locked in the early game. Heatshot Dragon is a consistent booster for your vanguard.

For instance, Dragonic Overlord “The X” (Legion) is one of the best Legions in the game. Heatshot Dragon can boost this unit three times in a single turn, and you maintain a high level of power. Dragonic Overlord “The X” (Legion) is able to stand himself twice due to the abilities of Dragonic Overlord the End (V Series).

The over trigger, Dragon Deity King of Resurgence, Dragveda also triggers Heatshot Dragon’s ability. These cards have a unique interaction in battle. This over trigger stands your vanguard. Your Heatshot Dragon in the same column will also stand.

Play these cards with Heatshot Dragon in the Premium Format!

Card Rating:

All in all, Heatshot Dragon is a fantastic rear-guard for Kagero. This card is a nice addition to decks, and I recommend playing two to four copies of it if you have room in your deck. This unit complements the clan’s most aggressive units with the ability to stand themselves. Heatshot Dragon provides resources for your deck’s consistency and offense.

V-Premium Format: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Premium Format: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)


  1. Read again. heatshot work with grade 3. it’s not gonna work in premium where strides aka grade 4 roams around…..

    1. Thank you for the correction. I updated the review, and Heatshot Dragon can work in premium with cards such as Dragonic Overlord “The X”.

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