Unit Of The Week: Model Knight, Orhan

A knight is a heroic person. One who is not broken by adversity. 

[CONT](VC) Generation Break 1 Brave (This ability is active when you have three or less cards in your hand):All of the units with the brave ability in your front row get [Power]+3000.
[AUTO]:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)] When this unit is placed on (VC), you may pay the cost. If you do, look at five cards from the top of your deck, search for up to one card with the brave ability from among them, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your deck.

Model Knight, Orhan is the latest Royal Paladin with the new ability Brave. He wields a large sword and a smaller sword. He is available in Transcension of Blade and Blossom. Brave is triggered when you have three or less cards in your hand. He also serves as a backup vanguard in Altmile decks. Altmile has lacked backup vanguards until now.

Model Knight, Orhan has GB a 1 Brave skill. All units with Brave in your front row gain 3,000 power. Your front row can attack at very high numbers. This ability gives Orhan enough power to pose as a threat for his attack at opposing vanguard.  The skill’s most important feature is powering up your rear-guards. Royal Paladins already have an easy time superior calling units from the deck. Your rear-guards in the front row should be at their full potential in combat. Triggers can also make them more dangerous than your vanguard. Your opponent may guard your vanguard’s attack with a perfect guard, but you can apply a Trigger’s effects to your rear-guard.

However, putting too much focus on offense will only hurt your defense. Brave sacrifices defense for offensive gains in combat. It is one of the worst abilities in the game. It is never good to have three or less cards in your hand during the late-game. I cannot expect myself to be able to block attacks from clans with the ability to stand rear-guards. Aqua Force and Nova Grapplers would dominate decks with Brave on any Sunday.

Finally, I like the second skill much more than the Generation Break. You can superior any unit with the Brave ability. Knight of Light Order has great chemistry with Orhan’s skills. Her ability superior calls an unit from your deck and it will get 2,000 power until the end of turn. The new unit will also gain 3,000 power from Orhan’s Generation Break!

Overall, Model Knight, Orhan is a mix bag of goods. On one hand his Generation Break is useful to power up your front row. Your rear-guards will pose a greater threat with their new power. Orhan’s second skill is good for Royal Paladins to gain a new unit. However, I do not like being forced to have three or less cards in my hand to use Orhan’s Generation Break. Having a large hand size is the most important element in today’s game. Take a risk with Model Knight, Orhan. Will Orhan make or break your deck?

Card Rating: 3 out of 5

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