The next set coming to the Digimon Card Game will be the more compact booster, EX02 Digital Hazard. This set will focus on the third anime series, Digimon Tamers, and will see several digivolution chains and archetypes making their debut. Some older fan favourite cards will also get support, such as Beelzemon.
Yaamon & Impmon
Yaamon’s Inherited ability, that gives the Digimon +2000 DP, will come in handy within this archetype, as trashing 10 cards will be easy as this archetype encourages you to search out the cards you need by sending others to the trash and recycling them later.
If Impmon is one of the cards trashed from the deck by a card effect, which does recur in this archetype, you get to trash another 3 cards. When it is played, you get to search out a Beelzemon card and a Ai & Mako Tamer card, which keeps up the momentum if you don’t have these useful cards already in your hand. Once again, you get the opportunity to increase the DP of your Digimon by another +3000 as long as it has Beelzemon in its name. This means that by the end of the chain, your Beelzemon Blast Mode could have a nice 20000 DP.
Ai & Mako & Death Slinger
When one of your Digimon attacks, the Ai & Mako Tamer will allow you to trash the top card of your deck. If the attacking card is a Beelzemon, however, you can digivolve into one of your trashed Beelzemon Blast Mode cards for just 3 memory. With the amount of cards you will trash from your deck throughout the game, having Blast Mode in your trash won’t be difficult.
Death Slinger is an Option card designed for the Digital Hazard Beelzemon chain, allowing you to delete one of your opponent’s level 4 or lower Digimon. For every 10 cards in your trash, however, the level of the Digimon you can delete with this effect is increased by 1. So if you have 30 cards in your trash, you will have the freedom to delete any of your opponent’s Digimon with a level of 7 or less.
Beelzemon & Beelzemon Blast Mode
If Beelzemon is one of the card trashed by the effects of cards like Impmon and Ai & Mako, you get to play an Impmon from the trash without paying anything. When this card attacks or digivolves, you get to trash 2 more cards and then delete a level 3 or lower Digimon. Just like Death Slinger, for every 10 cards that are in your trash, the level requirement is increased by 1. Ultimately, the more cards you discard in the trash throughout the game, the more powerful Death Slinger and Beelzemon can become.
The highest level (and play cost) card of the Beelzemon archetype is Beelzemon Blast Mode. If this card is trashed from the deck by one of your other effects, you get to delete one of your opponent’s level 4 or lower Digimon. As mentioned previously, if this happens, then you can always Digivolve into it for just 3 cost with the Ai & Mako Tamer card. Beelzemon Blast Mode is where trashing all your cards will really pay off, as for every 10 cards in your trash, this Digimon gets +1 Security Attack, which could be devastating for your opponent if they can’t stop the attack.
Even More Beelzemon support is on the way within the upcoming Xros Encounter booster which will hit the English game in October. If you would like to check out some of the cards coming from the 10th booster, including the reveal of the Gold Alphamon which will share the same rarity as Ghost Omnimon, check out our links below –
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media