The CRD has been updated to version 3.2, and it is available for download in the Tournament Documents tab.
The CRD contains a text correction for P4 Red Shoulder Grab (it works like the original text), and clarifies the rules for naming Allies with cards like Black Side Thrust. Note that Blue Guard is now able to banish if it “would” be discarded, instead of when it “is” discarded. The discard effect is replaced by the banish effect, and no discard takes place.
Note that Blue Guard interacts differently with effects that “discard” vs. effects that look for a card that was “discarded.” For example:
-You activate the Power of L2 Piccolo – Combat Stance. You discard Blue Guard to the effect, at which time you replace the discard by banishing it instead. Piccolo’s first sentence of “discard” does not retroactively check for whether or not the discard actually took place, and the requirement to Rejuvenate 2 and destroy the top 2 cards of your opponent’s Life Deck has been fulfilled. However, Piccolo’s second effect specifically looks for the “discarded” card. Since Blue Guard was banished instead of discarded, you would not meet the requirement to draw a card and use a Critical Damage effect.
-You activate the Power of Blue Protective Mastery. You discard Blue Guard to the effect, at which time you replace the discard by banishing it instead. The Mastery’s Power does not retroactively check for whether or not the discard took place, and the effect would still stop an attack. However, the second effect also looks for the “discarded” card. Similarly, you would not meet the requirement due to Blue Guard being banished instead of discarded.
-The power of Krillin – Ready has been used earlier in combat, and you use an effect that discards a card from your hand. You discard Blue Guard to the effect, at which time you replace the discard by banishing it instead. Krillin’s floating effect will not activate, as his Power looks for a “discarded” card. Much like the previous scenarios, the requirement would not be met due to Blue Guard being banished instead of discarded.
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