Unit of The Week: Star-vader, Venom Dancer

Drip and corrode! Dancing Venom! 

[ACT](VC):Legion20000 “Star-vader, Sword Viper” (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)
[AUTO](VC):[Counter Blast (1)] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked a vanguard, if this unit is Legion, you may pay the cost. If you do, for each of your opponent’s locked cards, choose up to one of your rear-guards, and [Stand] it.
[ACT](VC):[Counter Blast (1)-card with “Star-vader” in its card name] If you have another unit in your middle column, choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards in the back row, and lock it. (The locked card is turned face down, and cannot do anything. It turns face up at the end of the owner’s turn)

Star-vaders are Link Joker’s elite squad. Star-vader, Venom Dancer is one of the last commanders to battle Cray’s forces. Its powerful venom aids its comrades to stand back up in the heat of battle. Venom Dancer led Link Jokers’ final squadron of soldiers in a last ditched effort against Cray. Raul Serra played Star-vader, Venom Dancer as his ace card against Olivier Gaillard. However, Serra and Venom Dancer were defeated in a blaze of glory by Gaillard and the Liberators.

Star-vader, Venom Dancer is one of the rare Link Joker units with an offensive skill paired with its defensive ability. Its skill stands a rear-guard for each of your opponent’s locked cards. Attack your opponent with your two rear-guards in the front row to stand them back up after Venom Dancer attacks a vanguard. Lock four opposing rear-guards to fully stand both rear-guards’ columns for two maximum attacks. If you cannot stand four units, then stand your strongest units on the field.

Venom Dancer’s second skill locks an opponent’s rear-guard in the back row. This skill basically sets up Venom Dancer’s Legion skill. You are also limiting your opponent’s ability to boost their front row units. Always lock your opponent’s rear-guard that is behind his or her vanguard. Call Companion Star Star-vader, Photon to the field after you use Venom Dancer’s second skill. Photon’s skill will lock an additional card for free!

Finally, there are many Link Joker units that can lock opposing cards at a low cost or without a cost. This will save your counter blasts for Venom Dancer and other cards in the deck. Star-vader, Sword Viper locks an opponent’s rear-guard when your Legion attack successfully hits a vanguard. Star-vader, Robin Knight is the perfect starter for Link Joker’s Legion decks. He locks a rear-guard in the back row and front row. An entire column is shut downed and you are guaranteed to stand two rear-guards with Venom Dancer’s skill.

Overall, Star-vader, Venom Dancer is an awesome Link Joker unit. I like its ability to stand units for additional attacks. The remaining Star-vaders are defensive units that will continue to attack opponents until they are finally defeated. This dancing Star-vader has a lot of good support to maximize its potential. Photon and Sword Viper are great cards to add in Venom Dancer’s deck. I can’t wait to build my Star-vader deck around Star-vader, Venom Dancer!

Card Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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