Some notes on Urgrant v. Marduk for field deployment and combat
-Can use Defective->Exiled Aide+Lucia-> Magic Doll Support for a quick +3SP and lvl5 Lawtia for T3 when Urgrant hits the field
-Urgrant disrupts opponent set-up with SP drains and is more likely to kill units
-Access to Bitter Destiny and Lawtia removal grimoires
-Access to Chaos Form Annarose- spam of high level unit
-Has proxy, Oseon
-Marduk generates SP, allowing for user to drop more units- spam of high level units possible
-Access to Refess units- tanks/support
-More SP for grimoire use
I would say that the introduction of Chaos Form Annarose gave Urgrant files a rather nasty boost. Marduk files before had an advantage in building a field of Bigs, but Annarose is a spammable big unit with high attack and AGI, as well as a nasty engage on open skill that prevents you from rolling over the Annas on the field. Also, Defective->Lucia allows for an Urgrant player to mill through two souls quickly, giving the Urgrant player a faster set up. With the faster set up, Urgrant can start draining SP earlier, disrupting opponent set up while having enough SP to continue dropping cards after Urgrant.
I don't own three copies of Marduk, or Retear/other nice big-mid refess cards, so I honestly am only going by what I see from opponents.
Any good examples of Marduk files/players to look at?