Hello everyone! We’re back with another Card of the Week spotlight. To all of you who were able to attend a Heroes & Villains launch event: I hope you had a blast! For everyone that was impacted by the extreme weather and shipping delays, I hope that the new cards are in your hands as soon as humanly possible. It seems that DBZ can never escape winter countryside. . .
Today, let’s take a deeper look at Black Evasion (C17 from Heroes & Villains). The Black Style has five different energy blocks, with all four options from the Premiere set seeing heavy play. At first, it may be difficult to envision using Black Evasion over cards like Black Adaptation or Black Speedy Dodge. However, Black Evasion’s subtle disruptiveness is certainly worth considering in certain builds.
The first effect of the card has two applications. At worst, you’ll choose a dead card for your opponent to Rejuvenate (ideally clogging up his hand in the later stages of the match). Alternatively, it can create an impact during combat by forcing your opponent to Rejuvenate a card that would have been accessible from the discard pile. Piccolo’s Weighted Clothing, an Ally against Captain Ginyu – Energized, a powerful card that will be drawn back by Battle Pausing – these are all prime targets to forcefully Rejuvenate.
The second effect of Black Evasion is even more intriguing. Selectively recurring cards from the discard pile is always powerful, and the ability to place it on top of your deck opens up even more possibilities. Simply returning a bomb like Time is a Warrior’s Tool or Confrontation is a worthwhile play. During an opponent’s combat, you can grab a Setup or Ally to put on top of your deck to play next turn. You can place Endurance on top for some added defensive resiliency. If you have an effect to draw a card, you can combo it with Black Evasion – and so on and so forth. On top of all this, you’ll be able to muck up your opponent’s deck with a dead draw for next turn.
When choosing whether or not to run Black Evasion, consider the overall strategy of your deck. Though it lacks the flash or immediate impact of the other Black energy blocks, its overall flexibility and unique interactions should make it a welcome addition to metagame.