Click below for a glimpse at Vengeance’s new foil pattern!
1. Regional Announcements Soon
Regionals are scheduled to begin on June 18th, and we’ll be posting the dates, locations, and prizes as soon as possible. The CRD will be posted before the end of May, so prepare yourself to incorporate any updates!
2. Vengeance Hints
- Fans of Villainous Empowerment should look forward to Singing Drill, which contains the text “(This card is considered Styled.)”
- Saiyan Trap contains the text “(After your opponent gains stages during combat, you may banish this card from your hand to destroy the top 5 cards of your opponent’s Life Deck.)”
- Several Styled attacks have the ability to banish targeted cards from your opponent’s discard pile.
3. Action Reaction
It’s difficult to quantify the value of an MP that doesn’t generate an action. A recent character that suffers from this is Android 16.
With all hands being equal, Android 16 Level 1 would be objectively disadvantaged against an MP with an attack. However, this should never be the case. 16’s true strength comes from the hand, where he combines a critical mass of Confrontation/Stare Down with Android 16’s Tranquility and a robust attack package of Android Attack Drill/Android 16’s Rocket Punch/Crushing Beam.
His Level 2 augments his strengths and shines in a longer game, but still nets no raw card advantage. When the matchup lends itself to you being the aggressor, being stuck on Level 1 the entire match has very little comparative downside. In many scenarios, 16 having a “blank” power the entire game can be outweighed by his above average card quality.
4. Foil preview
Hot off the presses, a glimpse at Vengeance’s foil pattern: