|Always roll 5 to move. After your turn, take 1 damage. Effect ends on KO. If you suffer KO from this effect, pay Lvl x5 stars.|
|Limit||3 per Deck|
|"Don't get me wrong, I'm just lonely!" —Lone Rider|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Lonely Chariot, is an unusual boost card. Although it may appear as a worse version ofon first glance, with its high price and punishing effect, the card actually has a wide variety of uses.
The most obvious and primitive way of using this card is to deny wins or stars to an opponent. If the user is low on health and an opponent is pursing, the card can be used to run away and self-KO to prevent the opponent from taking the player's stars. This is not a very efficient use of this card, however, as the total star loss will be at least 45 stars (activation fee + base activation level) and 25 with. As a result, this method as not advised (unless the player is far ahead in stars) as they can use other better cards such as, , , and healing cards such as or to survive. The player can work around this however, if they line themselves up with board effects such as or to prevent the secondary star loss.
One of the more effective and reliable way of using this card to activate it while playing as high-attack character such as Wins Norma. When using this method, it is best to attack them once normally and then use Lonely Chariot on the next turn to minimize the HP loss. The effects of this card means that unless they roll a six every single turn or get teleported away, they will never escape from the player. Using the card in this way makes it essentially function as an alternate card, while having some advantages and disadvantages over it. When you using Final Battle, the player denies themself the use of other battle cards, while allowing the opponent to use battle cards of their own. In the worse case scenario, the player may have to face off against powerful Hypers such as and for an extended period of time. With Lonely Chariot, however, the player can play battle cards normally for one sequence of combat. Lonely Chariot also has a lower Norma level requirement and three of them are allowed in a deck. The disadvantage of using the card in this way is that the player takes damage after every turn, so if they fail to KO the opponent within two turns it can be fairly risky, meaning it is most effectively used against characters who are easy to kill and/or have poor offensive stats such as or .or while aiming for
The third and most unique strategy is to pair it with certain Hypers that require or do better with low HP. By using the card this way, the player uses the disadvantage of the card, health loss, as an advantage. For instance, the card can be used withto reduce her health to make more powerful. It can also be used to great effect with to lower 's health so she can KO herself, or similarly with 's to guarantee death. The tactics also counter the secondary star loss effect, which makes Lonely Chariot much more viable.
The fourth and final usage for the card is to guarantee a specific roll or end a game. If the player has 230 or more stars and are relatively close to theirpanel, it can used to get there faster and win or land on an opponents home exactly. Or if the boss has one HP left, the panel is 5 spaces away, and the player wants to KO it, it can be used to roll exactly.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Ifactivates Lonely Chariot and it results in him becoming from damage dealt at the end of each turn, the change will not count as a KO, meaning the effect will remain active.