Unit of The Week: True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon

There is no end, to the raging darkness. 

[Stride]-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down.
[AUTO](VC) Limit Break 4:[Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1) & Choose two grade 3 from your hand, and discard them & Choose two of your rear-guards, and retire them] At the end of the battle that this unit attacked, if you have a heart card with “Raging” in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, put this unit into your G zone face up, choose a face down card named “True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon” from your G zone, Stride it on your (VC) as [Stand], and it gets drive -1 until end of turn.

Revenger, Raging Form Dragon was one of the best cards from the Limit Break era. He was the first unit with the ability to superior ride a copy of itself during the battle phase. True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon is the Stride evolution for the legendary dragon. He shares a similar skill to his predecessor. Revengers finally have a G-Unit, but it is restricted to Revenger, Raging Form Dragon.

True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon’s skill strides a face down copy of itself and the new True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon has Twin Drive instead of Triple Drive. It is very difficult to defendant against two consecutive attacks from any G-Unit. You have five chances of checking a trigger. The effects can be applied to your vanguard or a standing rear-guard. There is a very rare chance of activating this skill twice. You will need four grade three units in your hand and at least four rear-guards on the field. You will have three attacks from a G-Unit, but do not expect to always be able to stride three times in a single turn.

Furthermore, we have two new cards to assist in paying the skill’s cost. First, Revenger, Slay Hexes Dragon is one of the best cards to play with Revenger, Raging Form Dragon. He serves a good backup vanguard that places the proper vanguard on the field. Slay Hexes rides Raging Form Dragon and Slay Hexes return to your hand. You do not lose an Abyss Dragon because Slay Hexes returns to your hand, and you have the correct vanguard for you G-unit. Second, Revenger, Detonate Heat Dragon retires itself for you can draw a Revenger, Raging Form Dragon from the deck.

However, the skill has a very expensive cost.  You are surrendering five cards in your possession and will gain five cards from the drive checks. You are surrendering any advantage from your hand’s size. You will only gain one card from the entire turn. That one card is from your first draw. This isn’t the only problem. Players must play four Cherishing Knight, Branwen to pay for stride because the grade three cards will be used to pay for True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon’s skill. Your Revenger deck will not be pure and you may not always be able to pay for your skills if you don’t have a face up Revenger in the damage zone.

Overall, True Revenger, Raging Rapt Dragon is one of the most frustrating G-Units for reviving a classic card. The ability to stride in combat is very nice and pressures your opponent into a corner. However, his skill’s cost is overpriced for the ability to Stride a copy of itself. The new cards do not provide enough support to lower the skill’s cost. You are giving up too many resources for a second and weaker attack from a G-unit. Revenger, Raging Form Dragon would have been in a better situation with a Legion Revival.

Card Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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