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"Empowered Warrior" (
The term "Empowered" refers to the armor pieces worn by the monsters of this archetype. "Arnis", "Hydrotortoise", "Terratiger" and "Ventdra" have equipment originated from "Aether, the Empowering Dragon", while both "Dragodeus" and "Dragonox" are basically different forms of "Ventdra" that is equipped by the armor of "Aether, the Evil Empowering Dragon".
|Aether||Golden Dragon||Yellow Dragon|
|Arnis||Red Sparrow||Vermilion Bird|
|Hydrotortoise||Green Turtle||Black Tortoise|
|Terratiger||White Tiger||White Tiger|
|Ventdra||Blue Dragon||Azure Dragon|
Competitively, when running "Terraforming", the "Empowerment" Field Spell Card and it's "Discard to Special Summon from Deck" effect is used for "Dragodies, the Empowered Warrior" to gain its "When Destroyed on the Field" effect.
Both "Dragodies" and "Dragonox, the Empowered Warrior" as Pendulum Scales for their strong Battle Phase effects when using them from the Hand. The Field effect of "Dragonox" can be useful for any Deck for great utility, but the revival target must be checked by the opponent to make sure it is a correct target: losing any surprise factor.
"Aether, the Evil Empowering Dragon" has a Pendulum Scale of 4, is out of this archetypes ability to Pendulum Summon or Special Summon (Mostly Level 4 basis) normally and has a high cost (For a Pendulum archetype especially) the effect of "Empowerment" to search for an "Aether" Monster. Making for awkward Deck builds of this archetype for not much, not recommended.
"Terratiger, the Empowered Warrior" (When Normal Summoned) and "Ventdra, the Empowered Warrior" (When Destroyed on the Field) have utility effects for Normal Monsters and would be useful for Graveyard-style archetypes like "Dark Magician" or "Red-Eyes" with a slight Rank 4 Monster focus.
"Dragodies" and "Empowerment" combo is similar to "Sky Iris" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" in terms of speed and utility. For a little context, in the OCG, "Empowered Warrior" Pendulum cards were released around the same time as "Performage" and "Dracoslayer" (Both heavily restricted); whereas "Odd-Eyes" and "Pendulum Magician" (Some search effects restricted) cards were released around the same time as the "Red-Eyes" support in "Clash of Rebellions".