I will annihilate all of them with my lightning until only one remains!
[CONT](VC):If your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater, when this unit would attack, it battles all your opponent’s front row units in one attack.
[ACT](VC/RC)1/Turn:COST [Counter Blast (1)], and your opponent moves each his or her back row rear-guards to open front row (RC). (They move even diagonally)
Thunder Break Dragon is a powerful thunder dragon from Narukami. He wields a huge electric sword that unleashes lightning. This card is the second version of Thunder Break Dragon, it is designed for the standard format. Its effects are better than the original card’s effects I also like this version’s artwork more than the original art.
Thunder Break Dragon’s effect allows him to battle all of your opponent’s front row units if your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater! This effect is great for retiring your opponent’s rear-guards by battle. Momentum swings in your favor as your opponent loses key resources. In addition, a wise opponent would not waste any guardians for his or her rear-guards. Instead, he or she will focus on defending the vanguard from your attack.
Play these cards with Thunder Break Dragon!
- Dragonic Deathscythe
- Recklessness Dragon
Furthermore, Thunder Break Dragon’s second effect moves your opponent’s rear-guards in the back row to the front row. Those cards are now in position to be attacked by your vanguard. You have the potential to retire those unis by battle. In addition, you are moving units (grade 1) without the ability to intercept attacks to the front row. Your opponent will not be able to use those units as interceptors!
Finally, maximize Thunder Break Dragon’s potential by playing rear-guards with the ability to bind your opponent’s rear-guards. Your rear-guards bind your opponent’s rear-guards in the front row. Then, Thunder Break Dragon’s second skill forces your opponent to move units from the back row to the front row. Those units will be targets for Thunder Break Dragon’s fierce attack! It is an effective strategy to remove as many of opponent’s rear-guards from the field as possible.
Unfortunately, Thunder Break Dragon’s effects are not effective for the premium format. You never want to use his first effect in any game. You are most likely badly losing a game if you use his first effect to attack the entire front row. Your vanguard should be a G-unit at this state of the game. Thus, this card does not have value in the premium format.
Overall, Thunder Break Dragon is a great card for a budget deck for the standard format. I love the potential in this card. I also recommend playing him as a backup vanguard in any Narukami deck. Narukami has a good amount of cards to support him. Surround him with a strong cast of rear-guards, and you have a respectable formation of units.
Card Rating: (3.5 / 5)