PREMIUM COLLECTION 2019 is the first ever Special Series booster released in Cardfight!! Vanguard. Since it's a product solely dedicated to the Premium format, Bushiroad releases powerful cards that couldn't be printed otherwise without breaking the Standard format. This set contains 54 cards (six GR, 24 RRR, 24 RR) + six parallel cards (six SGR) and contains new support for all 24 clans. Just like Premium exclusives sets, each PREMIUM COLLECTION 2019 booster pack will contain only three cards (two RR and one RRR), but one will be hot-stamped. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of each V Special Series 01 booster pack is approximately 4,00 €.
The premise is simple: Each clan gets a new [Stride] unit and a new critical trigger. But that's not all as each nation gets support as well! Like the Zeroth Dragons released back in the day, PREMIUM COLLECTION 2019 brings the Progenitor Dragons, six dragons of different nations that share the same restrictions but have different effects. Each Progenitor Dragon is a grade 4 unit that can [Stride] only by discarding a card with the same card name as the card on the players Vanguard circle. It cannot be turned face-up by abilities while on the G Zone but can ignore the [Stride] cost while face-up on the G Zone. In other words: Each [Stride] after the first one is free!
Progenitor Dragon of Total Purity, Agnos is the United Sanctuary's dragon. When placed in the battlefield, by paying [Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)], the player must call as many cards from their hand until all Rear-Guard circles are occupied. Then the player draws three new cards. Agnos is a solid advantage engine in slower paced games.
Next up, Progenitor Dragon of Lightning Flame, Gilgal is from the Dragon Empire nation with a Narukami heart. By paying [Counter Blast (2) & Soul Blast (1)], Gilgal gets +10000 [Power] and fights every opposing unit. For each attack that hits, the player [Counter Charges (1)]. This Flame Dragon is way to cut the opponent's resources while gaining new ones.
Progenitor Dragon of Horizon Limit, Origorem not only has awesome art, but also has an intriguing effect as well. When Star Gate's Progenitor Dragon attacks, by paying [Counter Blast (1)], all the opponent's units get their [Power] reduced to 0 until the end of turn. In some way, Origorem can [Delete] the opposing units. A whole mechanic in a single card seems powerful.
From the shadows of Dark Zone, Progenitor Dragon of Gloomy Dark, Formido rises. Formido triggers his effect when placed on the battlefield and forces the opponent to retire one Rear Guard for each open Rear-Guard circle that the Dark Zone player has. If three or more were retired, the player gets to [Soul Charge (5)] and draws a card. Retire, [Soul Charge], and draw are the Resource Triad.
The land structures tremble with Progenitor Dragon of Deep Sea, Balanerena, the whale-like dragon of Magallanica. This Progenitor Dragon retires Guardians from the Guardian zone by discarding a grade 1 or less card from their hand. It will be extremely difficult to survive a turn against Balanerena and a full-attacking field.
Progenitor Dragon of Regal Birth, Megaloma is the Zoo nation dragon that essentially revives the player. When Megaloma is placed, the Zoo player discards two cards from the hand and once more during the next turn. However, if the Zoo player loses, all cards are returned from their hand and damage zone to their deck and additional five cards from the top of their deck are put in their damage zone. Enjoy your second chance!
Not only is Bushiroad releasing six new nation dragons on 21 June 2019. With each come a [Stride] unit and a critical trigger for each of the nation's clan. PREMIUM COLLECTION 2019 is ready to revitalize Premium as a whole new format. Welcome back Cardfighter!