Life is fleeting. It shines bright for a moment, and then falls into the darkness.
[AUTO](VC/RC):When placed, COST [Counter Blast (1)], look at two cards from the top of your deck, call up to two cards from among them to (RC) as [Rest], and put the rest into your drop zone.
Shadow Paladin has many abyss dragons with powerful skills. Shadow Blaze Dragon is an abyss dragon with a single effect to assist the strongest abyss dragons from the Shadow Paladins. The original Shadow Blaze Dragon has Limit Break, but the new version takes a different approach. The new version superior calls units unlike the original card that retired units. Bushiroad has retrained a classic card to assist
Shadow Blaze Dragon superior calls two cards from the top of your deck as rest. This skill is a great ability for superior calling rear-guards to the field. You save cards in your hand instead of calling units from your hand. This skill helps you to manage resources, and you will not need to use many cards in your hand.
Furthermore, this skill supports Phantom Blaster Dragon. Shadow Blaze Dragon gathers rear-guards to pay the cost of the skills of Phantom Blaster Dragon. You may retire these rear-guards to pay the cost of their skills. This strategy manages to your resources to your advantage.
Unfortunately, these new rear-guards are resting on the field. They do not provide any benefits if Shadow Blaze Dragon is your vanguard. The rear-guards are unable to boost your units or attack your opponent. An opponent can retire those units during his or her next turn. You would not gain anything in this situation.
Play these cards with Shadow Blaze Dragon in the standard format!
- Gust Blaster Dragon (V Series)
- Phantom Blaster Dragon (V Series)
Finally, Shadow Blaze Dragon has some synergy with decks that retire rear-guards for effects. He can be a useful rear-guard when you need to superior call rear-guards for resources. You can pay the cost of the skills from your best G-Units. For example, you gain two rear-guards to retire to pay the cost of the powerful skill of Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster “Diablo”.””
Play these cards with Shadow Blaze Dragoon in the premium format!
- Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster “Diablo”
Overall, Shadow Blaze Dragon from the V Series is a major disappointment. The original card was a more enjoyable vanguard during its prime. His skill is a lackluster ability, and he is not a good card to ride as your vanguard. Shadow Blaze Dragon is only a useful rear-guard in a deck with Gust Blaster Dragon and Phantom Blaster Dragon. He at least provides rear-guards to retire to pay the cost of the skills.
Premium Format: (2 / 5)
Standard Format: (2 / 5)