Hey folks. Its been quite sometime I never update the blog and been on a hiatus. This Le Jestre who is going to discuss with everyone reading this about the upcoming meta and my opinions on the new cards in bt14.
Lets talk about the current meta.
Tier 1 - G4 Novelle Kagero
Tier 1.5 - CBD Link Joker
Tier 1.5 - Narukami
Tier 2 - RFD Revengers
Tier 2 - Nova Grapplers Beast Diety/ Blau/ Asura
Others not mentioned are decks that are not frequently used in tourneys
Decks that Died to the new meta of 13k base
Lets 1st talk about the cover card GRAND EZEL SCIZZORS
My opinions on this card: This card is just isn't liberator. I don't see a reason why it need to target solely link joker and CBD. CBD isn't that popular anymore which people abandoned him to play G4 transcendence dragon.
Lets read the card line by line.
The problem with this card lies in its inability to gain any defensive advantage with its skill conditioned to be ideal only when you have a full field. In other words, this card is vulnerable to massive retirement of rearguard. Ezel would be SHUT DOWN AS A SOLO WARRIOR.
The other loop hole with the card is when you only have 1 open damage for counter blast. Ezel skill needs 2 CB and Soul Blast 2 and only unflips after the cost is paid and the unflipping of damage and soul charge 1 will resolve at the end of the turn.
Which means give Ezel the 4th damage when his damage has 3 cards facedown to TOTAL SHUTDOWN the skill of ezel. Ezel has no skills to recover from mass retirement from decks like Narukami and kageros which will give Ezel Multiplier Minuses if both of the above mentioned shutdown conditions are fulfilled.
To all the CBD Players out there. Nothing to fear out there. Ezel isn't that strong and effective against you.
Next lets discuss about Gancelot Zenith
My opinions on this card. Gancelot zenith is just like an Ethic buster Extreme who allows you to deliver 4 attacks every turn. How it works is it refreshes one rearguard with a cost of CB1 and replace with a random rearguard called from the top of the deck and adding a power of 10k. So in this case, I would use one rearguard unboosted to attack your interceptors or your 11k Vanguard and then use the vanguard to attack and trigger gancelot's skill to call the top card to hasten triggers and to drain more hand card and allow both rears to get buffed by trigger effects. However this card DO NOT GIVE PLUSES unless a josephus is called to draw 1.
How to Shutdown this card? Keep on RETIRE and sweep their REARGUARDS. This way, you get to force more cards from their hand to replenish their field to accommodate and cater for his effect. To conclude this card poses very little threat to the dragon empire :D To my dragons, please burn those humans. Muahahahahah!
Next I'm going to discuss about the Broken Heart Jewel Knight Ashlei.
Opinions about this card: Ashlei is like a card that gives free pluses for a cheap cost of CB1. Lets imagine. A g3 with effects of a Blaster Dark Revenger and a Tartu for CB1, Lock1. And having a base vanguard as ashlei which gives pressure with the critical. Its kinda good to prevent limit break. I kinda find this card decent with a potential +2 everyturn. I kinda love the art. Like how sci-fi she looks like with her sexy curves. Grear Job to the artist that drew her.
Next Imma talk about the Tempest Bolt Dragon
Opinions about this card: His effect is kinda straightforward of burning everything in his sight. What makes this card good is the mass retirement it gave. To me it isnt a staple in an eradicator deck but rather a special tech card to turn the tables of the game when in danger. Its a good card to instant minus your opponent if he is piloting decks that do not offer advantage or low handsize decks which ultimately cripple their offence and attacking power. However against decks like Palemoon and Garmore which are able to offer up to a +5 advantage to replenish field would put his skill to waste.
If you are planning to run this guy, I recommend playing 2 copies at a maximum. As in the art of the card wise, I find him like some mad scientist who experimented on himself and failed which explains the tentacle head and the scythes as its hands which will do its experiments and cut your body open as his test subjects.
Next card worth mentioning would be the Eradicator, Ignition Dragon
Opinions about this card: Lets all play the good old Gauntlet Buster Dragon. Who doesn't forget that badass that stack crits and +3k power while burning opponent rearguards. Well this card makes him more broken. For a cheap cost of CB1, you get to +16k and 2 criticals. How more broken can it get? I personally love its art and how this card brandishes its chainsaw and telling ya that ya better guard your ass otherwise the chainsaw will land in your ass if you no guard. Totally love this art a lot.
Next card that is Meta Defining would be the Dauntless Dominate Dragon Reverse.
I know this card is on par with Dauntless Drive for holding the title of having the most Ds in the name. DDDR
Opinions about this card. This card is good especially on how it force your opponent to guard a 2 pass no matter what whether you lock or not. This card can be abused with its breakride to stack its skill up to 4 times. I kinda like how it forces the guard and gives your opponent a guarantee minus. Simple yet powerful effect. I kinda like how badass this card art is.
I have tested this badass guy and has proven to be a head to head contender with the G4 Transcendence dragon. Dauntless being able to restand itself and hit perfect numbers of 23k is no joke and to stack reverse's effect is just too sweet and proved to be a badass and deserved the spot in the meta.
Here is the decklist that I've used:
4x Dauntless Drive Dragon
4x Dauntless Dominate Dragon Reverse
3x Berserk Dragon
4x Dominate Drive Dragon
2x Bellicosity dragon
2x Hunger Hell Dragon
4x Dragon Dancer Maria
2x Calamity Tower Wyvern
2x Heatnail Salamander
3x Embodiment of armor, Bahr
3x Sealed dragon, Kersey
3x Sealed dragon Artpitch (Draw)
3x Gattling claw dragon (Draw)
Lizard Soldier, Conroe
Until next time, stay tune for the part 2 where I'm going to talk about murakumo and all the other supports in bt14 and the current metagame.