Visiting the Past is now a Regionals entry promo (switching places with Blinding Energy Move), and an Ultra Rare is included in today’s previews – see it all below!
In Organized Play news, please note that the announcement page has been updated with a change in promo distribution. Blinding Energy Move will be the Worlds exclusive, while Visiting the past will be given to participants at Regionals!
Today’s batch of previews reveals four upcoming Freestyle cards, including an Ultra Rare.
Stomach Crusher rates highly on the value scale, with measurable metrics of AT +4 stages/2 Endurance. From there, the upside becomes huge – especially for more aggressive decks. Pinning an opponent in combat is always useful for stage beatdown, and the ability to pause the use of Setups can be extremely punishing. Even against decks that can easily meet the Styled attack requirement, the disruption caused by this card is palpable.
First and foremost, Broly causes nearly every card to effectively gain “(Banish after use.)” – perhaps the most chaotic Ally effect in the game! Decks with key recursion targets like Black Power Up and Namekian Hybrid Defense will certainly need answers for Broly – Undaunted (especially with Sobering Hammer in the mix!). On top of all that, Broly can shield Saiyan MPs from leveling effects – and you can always remove your own Ally when its time to go for MPPV…
Android Arm Breaker deals a rock solid 6 stages, and provides more fuel for cards like Android Presence, Android 18’s Toss, and Android 13. Combat oriented decks will be able to interact and remove it, but it often buys a turn and leads to large tempo swings in certain matchups. Passive decks with cards like Orange Devouring Drill can suffer against this effect.
Surprise Attack is one of Vengeance’s two Ultra Rare cards, and it enables an entirely new method of deck-building. At the same time, it also causes problems for many of the top decks in the format!
Time is a Warrior’s Tool, Visiting the Past, Krillin’s Destructo Disk, Sinister Choke – these are just a few of the prime targets that Surprise Attack is capable of plucking from your opponent’s Life Deck. Though the effect is symmetrical, several archetypes lend themselves to a lessened reliance on non-Styled cards. Finally, its base damage of 4 Life Cards quickly becomes threatening with any modification – and the HIT effect banishes even more of your opponent’s cards.
Check back on Friday for at look at Vengeance’s Hero MPs, and you can find more spoilers on the following fansites/podcasts: