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card review Distress Barrier: The Best of Blue Dragon RPCG

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Distress Barrier

Card text:

Flip your Shadow face-up. During this entire Battle Phase, your DEF becomes the total DEF of your Shadow and all the Partners on your Field. At the end of the Battle Phase, flip your Shadow face-down.

  • Card Number: BD01-EN048
  • Rarity: Foil
  • Card Type: Skill
  • Attribute / Category: Barrier
  • Level/Icon: SET
  • Level Up / Required EXP: 2
  • Change Exp / Used Exp: 0
  • Exp: 0
Distress Barrier
The Best of Blue Dragon RPCG

written by LV48
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Strategies and game play:
This card is at its best in a DEF Deck. Slowly build up your EXP Pool, play those powerful Shadows and Partners with high DEF, then hit your opponent with this card.

Combos with other cards:
The best card to have down at the same time as this card is Foot Sweep (explained later). But some good cards that will help this card with wiping out your opponent's Life Points include anything that boosts the DEF of your Partners such as Copper Necklace.

Ways to counteract it:
To counter against this card is simple, just have a couple of Foot Sweep cards in your Battle Field. One to counter against this card and one to counter the Foot Sweep that they'll probably play against you back.

Despite having a low Required EXP cost, this card is best used in later game for a good turnaround. By then you most likely have a Field filled with Partners with high DEF and this card serves great for getting those last 5-8 damage hit to your opponents Life Points that will win you the game.

The only disadvantage is that you have to have a good supply of Partners on the Field for it to be the most effective.

This is the only variation being that this game is still pretty new with having only one set released thus far, but it is likely this card might be reprinted later.

Artwork and aesthetics:
The artwork for the card could have been a bit more unique, but since the card works best in a Dark Wielder Deck, it fits to have the main villian.

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Modified on June 13, 2011 05:07 pm

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Subject:    Posted: June 13, 2011 05:07 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

i found the explanations very well stated - pros and cons well defined - good review in my book
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