Unit of The Week: Star-vader, Blaster Joker

Cut it down, Blaster Joker! 

[ACT](VC): Legion20000 “Companion Star Star-vader, Photon” (If your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit may return four cards from your drop zone into your deck once, search your deck for the specified card, and Legion)
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (2) & Soul Blast (2) & Choose one of your rear-guards with “Star-vader” in its card name, and lock it] If this unit is Legion, lock all of your opponent’s rear-guards, choose one of your opponent’s legion mates, and retire it.
[AUTO](VC):[Choose a card with the same card name as a unit in your (VC) from your hand, and put it into your soul] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Critical]+1 until end of that battle

Link Joker finally captured its prime target Blaster Blade. Cray’s greatest hero was subjected to intense abuse as his body was infused with his enemy the Void. Alfred and Gallatin were unable to bare seeing their beloved friend in a horrible state mentally and physically. However, not all hope was lost as a powerful being from an alternate timeline, Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great joined the fight against Link Joker. Dragonic Overlord the Great was able to save Blaster Blade from damnation.

Star-vader, Blaster Joker’s Legion skill is the ultimate defensive skill from a vanguard. Blaster Joker shuts down your opponent’s strategy. His Legion skill locks all of his opponent’s rear-guards for his opponent’s entire turn, and retires a Legion Mate. A full lock is one of the most frustrating positions to be in during a game. Your opponent is limited to a lonely vanguard with a very low probability of having any success. You will preserve your hand by only needing to use a Perfect Guard or 15K shield from your hand to block your opponent’s next attack.

Furthermore, Blaster Joker cripples a Legion Leader by removing its much needed Legion Mate to be able to use its strongest skill. A Legion Leader can only use Legion once when it is the current vanguard, and it will become a vanilla unit as a result of Blaster Joker retiring its Legion Mate. Your opponent is forced to ride a new Legion Leader or be trapped with a vanguard without being able to use its Legion skill. Riding a new Legion Leader is your opponent’s only hope of generating some offense for the turn.

Finally, Blaster Joker is also geared towards offense as well. He does all of the locking while his teammates launch a brutal assault against the weaken enemy. Blaster Joker’s second skill builds the soul and gives him an additional critical to add more insult to injury. Infinitesimal Star-vader, Mayoron is fantastic with Blaster Joker when you rest Mayoron to give 10K power to Blaster Joker. His supporting cast should consist of offensive units such as Demon Claw Star-vader, Lanthanum, Bomber Star-vader, Magnesium, Star-vader, Sinister Eagle, and Unrivaled Star-vader, Radon.

All in all, Star-vader, Blaster Joker is the best Link Joker and Star-vader in the game today. I could not ask for more from a Link Joker. His Legion skill is full of destruction and distribution! Preventing your opponent from being able to play his or her deck is a huge advantage. Most clans are unable to function without its rear-guards. Retiring a Legion Mate just adds more advantage in Blaster Joker’s favor. Unlike most Star-vaders, he has a lot of offensive support and can attack at very high numbers. His Legion and support make him a long lasting card in Cardfight!! Vanguard.

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