Cardfight #69 sees us pit the new G-TD10 Shadow Paladin Trial Deck against Dempster’s Nitou Kaigan Touken Ranbu deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Trial Deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Nitou Kaigan deck, click here.
Take note that this build is one that is used for this cardfight. Changes may have been already made at this point in time by the owner. You are welcome to learn from this deck profile, if you are looking to build one, but we highly encourage you to build yours to fit you.
Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Dark Dragon, Carnivore Dragon
- We’ll start by talking about Ritual here and it is a great mechanic for Shadow Paladins. It is an easy and natural mechanic to pull off and no matter what your Vanguard is (Luard, Claret Sword, Blaster), you will be able to utilize it to its fullest (as long as they do not require “Luard” to be your Vanguard).
- Dragheart, Luard is the “heart” of the Trial deck and Ritual Shadow Paladins in general. His Ritual ability really does let you Stride forever (*clap* *clap* *clap-clap-clap*), and as long as you can pay the retire cost, you can reinforce your field effectively and use their various skills to power up, draw more cards, or feed for Ritual and skill costs.
- The supports themselves gives you a great idea of how Ritual-based decks are played. With units like Debihilla to help you drop one and draw, Waldemar, Liafail and Kives to help you retire units for power and draws respectively, the trial deck gives you the bare essentials to get started (again for some players) with Shadow Paladins.
- The one weakness this deck and its potential boost has is the heavy use of Counterblats. While most veteran Shadow Paladin players are used to it, new and old players alike must be aware of when to use your Counterblasts. Not only that, but you will want to keep track of what and how many Grade 1s you have left to call from the deck. That is just as important to remember, as you may have to decide to send back Grade 1s through Luard’s Ritual 3 to call back what you want onto the field.
- In a normal match-up, Luard will shine brighter than in his core Trial Deck set. His strength will shine once you get and maintain Ritual 3, for his costless Stride skill, and the Ritual support he has in this Trial Deck and in the new G-BT09 boosts. It is a strong base to rebuild your Shadow Paladin deck, and with Ritual’s surprising ability to integrate into other Shadow Paladin builds, it’s looking very good for not only Shadow Paladins, but also for the NEXT stage of Vanguard G.
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Stand up, my Vanguard!