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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief
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