The Divine Dragon, the ship I always use in battle. Ever since I found this beast in a pack along with its link, El Fantasma, the one with the SAC ability, I have used here in all of my games. The Divine Dragon is 1 of the 2 non-jade rebellion 6 masts, the 2nd largest kind of ship in the game. Of coarse, the Cursed had to have almost one of every kind of ship in the game, 6-masts, 5-masts, 10-masts, you name it, the Cursed got it. But as for the Dragon, shes unique, shes #001, and shes a perfect example of one of the many Cursed flagships. Some would say she shouldn't be used as a gunship, with rank-4 cannons, maybe not, but the ability bumps her up to rank-3 cannons, and if you had another cannon additive, she would have rank-2 cannons, AND 6 MASTS! nice.
Possibly a treasure runner/ hit-and-run ship?
Blocker ship, blocks enemy lines-of-fire
Crew hauler, as in Tribal Cheiftans, high priority crew like Lord Mycron.
Strategies and game play:
The Divine Dragon may be big, and big helps, but every ship must have a strategy, of witch I don't normally use. Having the ability of 1 up cannons, it's meant to be a gunship, witch works very well. With a pretty good speed of S+S, shes fast, and dangerous.
And with 6 masts, she'll be able to take a few hits here and there. Having a pretty good base move is the best part about it, its big AND fast, meaning it can be an ideal treasure escort. Just hook her up with a ship like the Pestilence of FaS. They have the same base move, so the Divine Dragon can run along side it, and when they dock you can put treasure on both of them. Without any crew it adds up to 6 coins, not a bad haul! You can use it to stay on the battlefront with a ship like the Scythe, with the same base move they can stand side by side as a wave of death sweeping across the oceans to rid the sea of all who Davy Jones considers unworthy to sail the seven seas.
Combos with other miniatures:
El Fantasma always comes to mind, seeing as how he is the Dragon's link, add a few oarsman and you'll be set for sailing. I would think of putting on the DJC El Fantasma, with him and the ability of the ship, witch would stack, her cannons are lowered down to rank-2. That so good, it's insane. All 2's on a 6 mast.And El Fantasma of DJC also gives a reverse captain, if you add a real captain, you could be a regular war machine. If you put the Fantasia close by, you could reduce your cannons to 1's, that's impossible isn't it? Oh well, a boy can dream, can't he? But, this game is all about having actions and using them wisely, so, I'd put Lord Mycron somewhere in your fleet. Or put the new Davy Jones on and alway's get an extra action per turn. Or if you put old Davy Jones on board, you could copy the ability of the Nautilus. 12 shots would have to be fired to kill this baby, she could walk away from the onslaught against a 10 mast! That would be something to boast about. Or
El Fantasma of RotF would give it the Eternal keyword, Fear keyword, and the same action twice on a 5 or 6 roll. Not bad! When did I think of these combos?
Ways to counteract it:
Cancel the keyword and it's cannons will be pretty bad at all 4's. Or, just use Cursed ships. Put some crew that give boarding bonuses on a five mast and destroy the ship with the ram/ board technique. And it may be a big ship, but firepots are always bad, on any ship.The Divine Dragon only has 2 L range cannons, and unless there are no additives, the rest are S range, so a ship with all L-range cannons is almost safe. And anything with better cannonsis a good way to destroy her.
16 points, lower than average 5-mast!
Cursed, they have the most extensive crew+abilities.
Not the best cannons
Lower points/ less crew
#001, hard to get
Could be faster
Artwork and aesthetics:
This ship looks very Cursed. It has the imprint of a dragon on both sides, looks nice. She has lanterns all around here for her only light source. Looks creepy, yet cool at the same time.
The Divine Dragon is, probably the best Cursed ship in mah fleet. She deserves a good 9/10, and as said in the title. She's my favorite flagship!