On May 27th, the Xros Encounter set was released in Japan, giving us the full set list for the upcoming booster. Although this set will focus on Digimon Fusion (Xros) and feature Digimon from that series, that doesn’t mean that fan favourites won’t make an appearance. One example of this will be the new Renamon chain illustrated by Takase.
The Renamon chain coming with Xros Encounter will focus on the use of ‘Plugin’ Option cards, such as Strength Plug-in O and Defensive Plug-in C. Renamon allows you to search for one of them, while its Inherited effect lets you reduce an enemy Digimon by -2000DP when a 2-cost Option Card is used, which will work to gradually chop your opponent’s Digimon’s DP down with the abilities of Kyuubimon, Taomon and Sakuyamon.
When Digivolving into Kyuubimon, you will get some flexibility in how you use your Plugin cards, which will either let you trash one to draw 2 cards or recycle one from your trash to your hand. Taomon’s Digivolution effect will come in very handy with this archetype, allowing to play any Plugin for free and ignoring its play cost. This is ideal for higher cost Plugins like Defensive Plug-in C. The 12-cost of the Renemon chain is Sakuyamon in her Miko (Maid) Mode. Once again, this Digimon will allow you to play a plugin or yellow Option card for free, although the card used will replenish your security stack. Being able to Digivolve into a Sakuyamon for just 1 cost when attacking is also a great effect.
Xros Encounter will be the 10th main booster set of the Digimon card game and will focus on the Digimon Fusion series, which was known as Xros Wars in Japan. Not only will several Digimon make their debut for the first time, but brand new rules will be introduced that will incorporate the spirit of ‘fusion’, letting you reduce the play cost of a Digimon if you have the specified cards in your hand. This set will release on October 14th for the English version of the TCG.
If you would like to learn more about this set, including the first card reveals and the pack art for Xros Encounter, check out our links below –
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media