After weeks of magazine previews and teases from Bandai, new Digimon TCG Starter Decks have been released today in Japan. ST-7 and ST-8 are themed around Gallantmon (Also known as Dukemon) and UlforceVeedramon (also known as UlforceVdramon). Because the decks are now out, we have a clearer view of the card art and text ,which gives us a better idea of what to expect when Starter Decks 7 and 8 reach the English version of the game.
Starter Deck Contents –
Each Starter Deck contains the sealed deck, both memory counter cards that are themed on the specific deck, and a double-sided themed play mat with two different designs.
A very nice addition to Starter Decks 7 & 8 are the six special anniversary promo cards, which are essentially the same card in every colour type. The red one is called ‘Red Memory Boost’, the green one is the ‘Green Memory Boost’, and so on. In play, these new ‘Delay’ cards will sit on the field until you choose to activate them and gain memory.
Our Top Picks From Starter Deck 7 & 8 –
[Main] Select the opponent’s Digimon so that the total DP is 8000 or less, and eliminate all the selected Digimon.
[Security] Demonstrate the [Main] effect of this card.
≪Security Attack +1≫ ≪Piercing≫
[Own Turn] [Once per turn] When the opponent’s Digimon disappears, increase the DP of this Digimon by +2000 during this turn.
[Own Turn] [Once per turn] When the opponent’s Digimon disappears, the memory is incremented by +1.
[During Evolution] During this turn, this Digimon gains << Security Attack +1 >> (Number of Securitys Checked by this Digimon + 1). [My Turn] This Digimon is not blocked.
Victory Sword (Ulforce Saber)
[Main] Activate one of your Blue Digimon.
[Security] Add this card to your hand.
[Own Turn] When there is an opponent Digimon with Lv.6 or higher, this Digimon can evolve with an evolution cost of 4 ignoring the evolution conditions in the “AlforceVeedramon” in your hand.
[When Attacking] When you have 7 or less cards in your hand, ≪1 draw≫ (draw 1 card from your deck).
[When Evolving Return 1 opponent’s Digimon with Lv.4 or lower to your hand. The evolution source of the Digimon is destroyed. [At the time of attack] [Once per turn] When you have 8 or more cards in your hand, activate this Digimon.
These Digimon TCG Starter Decks will arrive in the English game sometime after Starter Decks Giga Green (ST-4), Machine Black (ST-5) and Venomous Violet (ST 6) are released in May. To learn more about these products, click on the starter deck names to follow the links.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media
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