This card..... is just.... bad, it's not bad because it's outdated, it was never good, the fact that this was Aichi's vangaurd just blows my mind. This is the worst RR or above grade 3 vangaurd, in my opinion ofcourse, because Even bloody Pendragon is a better vangaurd, even if you don't get that grade 3. So Now I'll bring you the facts of why I should think so.
Let's talk about his first skill. Now, I'm not gonna complain about getting Blaster Blade in the soul because it's quite easy, you can always draw the card at the start of the game with a 40% chance, that's quite high, infact, from the outside this skill seems to be pretty good... But it's a trap! Why? Because as soon as you scroll your eyes down onto it's base power, your eyes will behold the Needle in the meat, only the needle is larger than the meat. His base power is his main problem, it makes him very vulnerable to your opponent's attack, and because it can't hit the number you want him to hit if he is boosted by a special 10k boost when
you need him to, that is, when this unit uses it's counterblast. Your opponent can easily two pass that attack with a 20k gaurd, that's pathetic
Now his second skill sounds good, you can search for a Blaster Blade with him if you discard him. It almost makes it impossible to misride at grade 2! isn't that amazing! NO! Because of his terrible use as a vangaurd, there's usually only 4 units you want to put onto your VG. So after you stopped that misride at grade 1, you'll misride at grade 2 faster than you can say Gancelot Gances-a-lot, yeah, I hate the humor in this series to.
Strategies and game play:
-Don't ride him, instead use his second ability, it's not good but it's a better use of the card.
Combos with other cards:
The break ride, Ashley, self explanitory.
Ways to counteract it:
Make lots of 19k rows, which is suprisingly easy with the 12k attackers, also use alot of on hit grade 2.
-Decent Grade 2 searcher.
-Can hit decently high for a high cost
-Searching for grade 2 usually ends up in you misriding at grade 2.
I still don't care about this part.
Artwork and aesthetics:
Hate to say it, but I think the artwork is awesome
4 out of 10, that's a +1 from the artwork