Unit of The Week: Solitary Knight, Gancelot (V Series)

Solitary Knight, Gancelot (V Series)

The solitary knight soars through the heavens with bravery and pride.

[CONT](VC):All of the “Blaster Blade” on your (VC) or (RC) get [Power]+10000.
[CONT](VC):During your turn, if your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater, your front row circles with “Blaster Blade” on them become (VC). ((VC) abilities activate, and perform drive checks)

Solitary Knight, Gancelot is a classic character from the first ever Cardfight!! Vanguard trial deck and booster box. The original card was a decent card for a budget deck. The new Solitary Knight, Gancelot far surpasses all expectations for his version in the standard format. Solitary Knight, Gancelot is one of the strongest cards from Cardfight!! Vanguard V. His new abilities support our avatar Blaster Blade! Solitary Knight, Gancelot and Blaster Blade are one of the strongest duos in Cardfight!! Vanguard.

Standard Format

Solitary Knight, Gancelot’s first skill gives 10,000 power to all your Blaster Blades on rear-guard or vanguard circle. This effect sets up the second effect. Blaster Blade has 20,000 power from this skill. In addition to Gancelot’s kill, a Force I marker raises Blaster Blade’s power to 30,000. A Force II marker gives him an additional critical with his 20,000 power.

Play these cards with Solitary Knight, Gancelot in the standard format!

The legendary Blaster Blade becomes a vanguard with the second ability, and each Blaster Blade in the front row has a drive check! It is one of the best formations in the game. You have a total of four drive checks for the turn with two Blaster Blades on the field. Thus, you have a higher chance of checking a trigger, and you are adding four cards to your hand. The ability has a great offensive strategy with three vanguards, and it strengthens your defense.

Premium Format

Solitary Knight, Gancelot is a fascinating card in the premium format. His second ability enables you to stride G-Units on Blaster Blade. Thus, you have three vanguards; Blaster Blade, Solitary Knight, Gancelot, and your G-Unit with Blaster Blade as the heart. This unique formation is an amazing offense with a lot of power. In addition to three vanguards, you have a total of six drive checks for the turn.

Furthermore, the second ability neutralizes some defensive cards with unique skills. Your opponent cannot use abilities against Blaster Blade during your turn. For example,  Flame Wing Steel Beast, Denial Griffin is unable to retire Blaster Blade. Blaster Blade is a vanguard during your turn, and Denial Griffin can only retire attacking rear-guards. Gancelot’s ability bypasses the opponent’s ability.

Card Rating

Overall, Solitary Knight, Gancelot is an amazing card for the standard format, and is a unique card for the premium format. Players have many options on building a deck for Blaster Blade. Solitary Knight, Gancelot is one of the best options for building your deck. He elevates Blaster Blade’s value for Royal Paladins. His true value shines in the standard format. The dynamic duo has an amazing display of offense.

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

Standard Format Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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