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Digimon Card Game – Top Alt Arts of EX3: Draconic Roar

The third EX set of the Digimon Card Game, Draconic Roar, is set to hit shelves on November 11th for most English regions. This set, like the previous EX sets, will be smaller than main boosters but will include several new archetypes, debuting Digimon chains and several foil alt arts. In this article, we share our favourite alt-arts coming with EX03: Draconic Roar. 

Imperialdramon : Dragon Mode

The big chase card of Draconic Roar will be the Imperialdramon: Dragon Mode alt art, which sports the classic artwork style that pays homage to the Hyper Colosseum card game that was popular in the early 2000s. Just like the alt arts of EX1 Classic Collection, this SEC has a cleaned-up version of the original reference book artwork and an almost identical frame to the original  Hyper Colosseum card. This could be a filed wiper, as it will become Active if it destroys one of your opponent’s Digimon. 

Imperialdramon : Dragon Mode
If this Digimon Digivolves from a “Paildramon” or “Dinobeemon”, the cost to Digivolve this Digimon is reduced by 2.
[Your turn] (Once per turn) When only your opponent’s Digimon is destroyed in battle with this Digimon, this Digimon becomes Active.


Also known as the ‘Dragon Emperor’, Examon had to make an appearance in a set themed around the dragons of the Digimon Card game. In the alternate art, you can see other dragon-type Digimon flying around, dwarfed by the colossal size of the Royal Knight. This card not only offers ways to play ‘dramon’ cards from your hand for free, but also lets the Digimon become Active again after attacking, suspending your opponent’s Digimon instead. 

<DNA Digivolve: 0 from Green Lv.6 + Blue Lv.6> (Digivolve unsuspended with the 2 specified Digimon stacked on top of each other.)
[When Digivolving] You may place 1 Green or Blue Digimon card with [Dramon] in its name from your hand at the bottom of this Digimon’s digivolution cards. Then, when DNA Digivolving, you may play 1 Green or Blue Digimon card with [Dramon] in its name and 12000 DP or less from your hand without paying its memory cost.
[All Turns] (Once Per Turn) When this Digimon is suspended, unsuspend it and suspend 1 of your opponent’s Digimon.

Hina Kurihara

If you ever needed an excuse to choose Terriermon as your Digimon companion, this alt art of Hina Kurihara shows a great use for those long floppy ears. Hina first appeared in Digimon Links, a mobile video game that ran from October 2017 to July 2019. Hina Kurihara could be an incredibly useful Tamer for many of the Dragon archetypes coming with Draconic Roar, as it allows them to activate one of their On Play effects when it Digivolves. 

Alt Arts Draconic Roar
Hina Kurihara
[Start of Your Turn] If your opponent has a Digimon in play, gain 1 memory.
[Your Turn] When one of your Digimon digivolves into a Digimon with [Rock Dragon], [Earth Dragon], [Machine Dragon] or [Sky Dragon] in its traits, by suspending this Tamer, activate 1 of that Digimon’s [On Play] effects.
Security: [Security] Play this card without paying its memory cost.

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode

In the anime series, this Digimon changes into this form after the previous DigiDestined helped free him after SkullSatamon froze him. Choosing Sasasi to illustrate this card art is an incredibly good idea, as the artist has shown a real talent for bringing humanoid and Royal Knight Digimon to life in his lifelike style.  Other fantastic examples of Sasasi’s work can be seen in the Omnimon and Gallantmon from Special Booster 1.0,  BaoHuckmon, appearing in Double Diamond and the alternate art version of EmperorGreymon that came in the Next Adventure booster.

Alt Arts Draconic Roar
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode
[Digivolve: 2 if name contains [Dragon Mode]]
[When Digivolving] By returning 1 [Imperialdramon: Dragon Mode] from this Digimon’s digivolution cards to the bottom of its owner’s deck, it doesn’t activate [Security] effects on cards it checks for the turn.
[On Deletion] You may play 1 [Wormmon] and 1 [Veemon] from your trash without paying their memory cost.

Metallicdramon & Volcanicdramon

Seeing Tamers appear alongside their Digimon companions is no new thing, with the first ones being the Campaign promo cards that came with the Next Adventure booster. With the Draconic Roar set, Hina Kurihara will appear on the alternate art Metallicdramon, as well as Volcanicdramon.

Alt Arts Draconic Roar
[On Play] <De-Digivolve 1> all of your opponent’s Digimon. Then, delete 1 of your opponent’s Digimon with a play cost of 5 or less. If no Digimon was deleted by this effect, all of your opponent’s unsuspended Digimon can’t digivolve until your opponent’s turn ends.
[Opponent’s Turn] While you have a Tamer in play, this Digimon gains <Blocker> and <Reboot>.
[On Play] Delete all of your opponent’s Digimon with the lowest DP. If no Digimon was deleted by this effect, your opponent can’t play Digimon with a DP of 5000 or less until your opponent’s turn ends.
[When Attacking] If you have a Tamer in play, trash the top card of your opponent’s security stack.

The Draconic Roar set will inject several debuting Digimon and new deck archetypes, such as the ‘Trial of the Four Great Dragons’ and the dual Guilmon cards, just to name a few. If you would like to check out the other fantastic cards coming with this set, click here

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Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief

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