Booster Pack – Gear of Fate (VG-G-CB04)

Hey, fighters!

Welcome to a new blog post series I am calling “Booster Pack”. These blog posts are the supplementary blog posts for our unboxing videos of Cardfight!! Vanguard sets.(BT, EB, CB, TB, CHB and what not-B).

Like how a trial deck cardfight is supplementary to a trial deck overview, this will act the same way to the unboxing videos, covering every RR and above card we missed out on in our unboxing videos, as well as provide our comments and opinions of the builds you can get out of the set release.

We will try our best to get these posts out on the same day as the unboxing video releases, so you can find the links in the description box.

In this post, we wound the Gear of Fate and discovered what this Clan Booster for Gear Chronicle contains. You can check the video above to see what we opened up in two boxes of the G Clan Booster 4.

Missed Cards

Deus Ex Machina, Demiurge

[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.

[ACT](VC):[Choose twelve face up <Zodiac Time Beast> with different card names from your bind zone, and put them into your drop zone] Choose twelve cards from your drop zone, put them on the top of your deck in any order, and until end of turn, this unit gets “[AUTO](VC):When this unit attacks, until end of that battle, your opponent cannot call grade 1 or greater cards from hand to (GC).”.

Chronotiger Rebellion

[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.

[CONT](VC):This unit gets [Power]+5000 for every two cards in your bind zone.

[AUTO](VC) Generation Break 2:[Soul Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named “Chronotiger Rebellion” from your G zone, and turn it face up & Choose a card from your hand and rear-guards, and bind them face up] When this unit attacks, if you have a heart card with “Chronofang” in its card name, you may pay the cost. If you do, this unit gets [Critical]+1/drive+1 until end of that battle.

Chronodragon Gear Groovy

[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.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn] Generation Break 2:[Choose a face down card named “Chronodragon Gear Groovy” from your G zone, and turn it face up] If you have a heart card with “Chronojet” in its card name, choose a [AUTO] ability of two face up <Gear Dragon> from your G zone, and this unit gets all of the chosen abilities until end of turn.

[ACT](VC)[1/Turn] Generation Break 3:[Soul Blast (1) & Choose a face down card from your G zone, and turn it face up] This unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn.

Steam Maiden, Mesh-kia

[AUTO] Generation Break 1:[[Rest] this unit] When this unit is placed on (RC) from your deck by time leap, you may pay the cost. If you do, draw a card, choose one of your other units, and it gets [Power]+4000 until end of turn.

Build Discussion

  • Demiurge, Zodiac Time Beasts and the Idea-drones

The various Idea-drones were created with the sole purpose of sending units to the bind zone, which in turn will feed for Demiurge’s cost. Despite that awesome ability of Demiurge, that cost is rather specific and expensive, to say the least. Demiurge’s skill is a goal for a finish to your opponent, and it is all about speeding through the binding as soon and as frequently as possible. You will definitely require help from Chronofang Tiger and his skills to help with the binding, because the Idea-drones can only do so much.

It is a slow build to a satisfying payoff, and how fast you get there depends on what your build is. If done right, and with the right knowledge to change out as you need to, you can activate his skill in very quick fashion. Just be sure that you can catch your opponent off guard for an easier time. So get cracking. For Demiurge, you need 12 different Zodiac Time Beasts.

I’d say that it will be nice to see this deck continue to be boosted by introducing new strides that take advantage of having a number of units in the bind zone, or that has a smaller cost for a reasonably good skill.

  • Chronojet Dragon

Chronojet Dragon has now mainly been the ace Vanguard for a Time Leap-based build. A return-to-deck based build was handed over to Chronoscommand to a certain extent, which we will get to later. Either way, so long as there’s a Chronojet Dragon on the Vanguard circle, Chronodragon Gear Groovy becomes a great choice for a finisher. Gear Groovy being able to take up the AUTO abilities of 2 Gear Dragon G Units face up on the field means that he is nothing but versatile. The choice depends on the player and what they have flipped up so far. The added bonus of his GB3 skill means that you don’t need to stride to that unit previously.

Take note, though. Gear Groovy also takes up the cost of the skill. Make sure you can pay that cost, otherwise it’s a wasted opportunity to finish off your opponent.

Other than that, there’s only a few cards that are specific boosts for Chronojet Dragon. Even then, they are boosts that benefit Time Leap-based decks. Considering we already had 3 seasons full of boosts for him, I’d say that’s fair.

  • Chronofang Tiger

With G-BT07, Chronofang Tiger was shaping up to be a build of its own, playing by the idea of sending cards into the bind zone. Originally, the thing to look forward to with Chronofang Tiger was the Zodiac Time Beasts and Demiurge. But Chronofang’s support in this boost meant that you can play a Chronofang Tiger build without have to get the Zodiac Time Beasts from G-TD09.

Simply put, their support revolves around being sent to the bind zone, and then they can either return back to the field from the bind zone, or activate benefits for being sent to the bind zone. It’s a constant switching between bind zone and field that creates the combos that Chronofang Tiger players can use, and with Chronotiger Rebellion hovering in that G zone, it becomes scary to think what can be of this build.

  • Chronoscommand

These days, we have been seeing some Grade 3s that has stride skills for units with specific names. Chronoscommand, you can say, is the one for Gear Chronicle, starting with Reform-calling Gear Eagle. Ephemeral-wand Dragon provides added support for Chronoscommand, by making it 10000 Power stronger. There’s only going to be more added pressure on the opponent when they have to deal with a 36000 Power Interdimensional Dragon, Chronoscommand Dragon.

The support given in this set offers skills that benefit from having a Chronoscommand Vanguard during your turn, but one of the most prominent is protection from skills with Chronoscommand in its name, which for now is Interdimensional Dragon, Chronoscommand Revolution. The added units means that you use less in your hand to call, and you even have ways of recovering your Counterblasts and hand, if you are low.

Safe to say, Chronoscommand is a lot stronger now than it was before.

  • Legion

The weirdest build there is to talk about in this set is the Legion set. Even if I have questions, such as why are they giving a clan of the Stride era a Legion-based build, I must cover it anyway.

Simply put, the new Legion unit, Sorrow Divider Dragon, plays on sending your opponent’s rear-guards back to the deck based on the Grades of the units that you checked. It’s a random-based kind of build and play, but nonetheless still something different from how the other decks play. The support given in this set for Legion follows suit with what Sorrow Divider Dragon does, so in a way, a full Legion Gear Chronicle deck is viable in a way.

That ends the first edition of “Booster Pack” for G-CB04. Despite not maining the clan, I hope that I am able to shed some insight on this set for you guys. As a cardfighter, I consider it important to know what you are up against. But I am prone to mistakes here and there, regardless of what I main. So if there’s something that piques your curiousity about this post, I’m very happy to discuss in the comments below. But let’s keep it healthy and helpful down there, okay? The more we learn together, instead of against each other, the better we can understand.

As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know. If you like this and would like to see more Vanguard content that we have come up with, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us here on our blog. You can keep up to date on all of our releases on Twitter@CrossboneVGs, and on our Facebook page. You can also support us over at Patreon, where we have some awesome perks available for you guys.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

Booster Pack – Gear of Fate (VG-G-CB04)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s