Wednesday, August 22, 2012

BT08 stuff: Destruction Dragon Dark Rex

Destruction dragon Dark rex
G3 / POWER: 10000 / GUARD: 0
[Auto](BindZone){LB4}:{Retire 3 of your Tachikaze RGs}During the start of the cross step where your G3 and above Tachikaze VG attacks and the attack did not hit you may pay the cost, ride this unit
[Activate](Hand):{Send this unit into the BindZone} Select up to 1 of your Tachikaze unit, it gets POWER+3000 during this turn.

Tachikaze gets a cool Grade 3, leaning towards players who do not favour the ride chain.

It's Activate ability is very good, considering it's effect is somewhat similar to Margal in terms of card advantage. In addition, you get rid of a dead card in exchange for power to press for damage. Works well with it's Auto ability.

The downside to this is that you will be giving up a potential attacker to use the skill. The deck will have to run more attackers if you want to use the effects. Then again, with 4 drive checks from his Auto skill, it wont be that hard to replenish attackers.

It's auto ability is what makes this unit shine. When your G3 TK VG's attack does not hit, you may retire 3 Tachikaze RG to superior ride this unit from the Bind Zone, allowing your VG to perform a Twin Drive again.

In terms of card advantage , here: n+2(Twin Drive)-3(Cost of SupRide)+2= n+1. Overall card advantage of +1 this turn but perform 4 Drive checks!

Works extremely well with TK's starter Dragon Egg and grade 1 counterpart,Skyptero, to reduce the loss in card advantage. With Gigarex at one side, it gets a +3000 boost when you perform a superior ride. Boosted by Sonic Noah or Savage Warrior will bring it up to 21/22k. Not bad.

Comparing this to Dimension Police's Commander Laurel, The Tachikaze variant allows 3 attacks and confirms a twin drive, all at a cost of 3 cards whereas Commander Laurel  requires the VG attack to hit, pressuring the opponent to guard while only losing number of attacks instead of cards.

A downside to this ability is that it is a 10k and unlike SDD, you cannot place trigger boosts to this unit. This card is crippled against VG with a base power of higher than 10k. Furthermore, it is ideal to have a full field to perform the superior ride

If you intend to boost after the Superior Ride you have to not boost with the first VG attack, and then boost Dark Rex.The problem is that in order to do this, you have to attack with your 2 RG coloumns first before retiring 3 units from the 2 columns. If you're running Crits, you cannot pass it to the RG to force 2 cards out and can only place power boosts to the boosted unit. You're giving up the column to pass the trigger for your drive checks.

The safest option is:
1) To attack with Column A
2) Attack with VG boosted
3) Retire Column A and the boost to Superior Ride
4) Attack the VG if the opponent is a 10k VG, if not attack the rear guard (preferably intercept)
This way, you can pass all triggers to Column B to press for damage.

Since it has a means to getting rid of itself , very budget players (lol) can choose not to run nulls in this deck and adopt a rush playstyle.

I am more inclined to running TK now,though probably on BYOND anyway . I'm sure there are players out there who likes to abuse Drive Checks.

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