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EX-02: Digital Hazard Our Early Top Picks

Over the last couple of weeks, we have had a number of reveals from the upcoming EX set, Digital Hazard. Unlike the Classic Collection EX set, the cards will focus on the Digimon Tamers anime as well as the antagonist of that series, D-Reaper. Overall, the artwork of this set is fantastic and introduces several well welcomed Digimon into the TCG. In this article, we share with you just a handful of the cards we are most looking forward to collecting. 

Our favourite newcomers – 

IceDevimon

[When Attacking] Return 1 of your opponent’s level 4 or lower Digimon with no digivolution cards to its owner’s hand.
Cyberdramon

[When Digivolving] You may play 1 [Ryo Akiyama] from your hand without paying its memory cost.

[Your Turn] While you don’t have a tamer in play, this Digimon cannot attack players.

Inherited Effect: [When Attacking] (Once Per Turn) If you have 2 or more Black tamers in play, 1 of your opponent’s Digimon <De-Digivolve 1>.
Strikedramon

[When Digivolving] Reveal 4 cards from top of your deck. Add 1 black tamer card among them to your hand. Place the remaining cards at the bottom of your deck in any order. of your deck in any order.

Inherited Effect: [When Attacking] (Once Per Turn) If you have 2 or more Black tamers in play, gain 1 memory.

Introducing IceDevimon, Cyberdramon and Strikedramon into the Digimon TCG for the first time, the artists of each card have done a great job for their debut. In the Tamers series, IceDevimon is one of the villains who stalked Rika Nonaka believing that she was as harsh and cruel as himself. Cyberdramon is the final Ultimate form of Ryo Akiyama’s companion while Strikedramon is Cyberdramon’s Champion form which appeared in the Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer video game. 

Low-Level Digimon – 

Digital Hazard early picks
Calumon

When you play this card from your hand, if your have a “Guilmon”, “Terriermon”, “Renamon” or “Impmon” in play, the cost to play this card is reduced by 2.

[Your Turn] This Digimon cannot attack.

[Your Turn] When your Digimon evolves, by resting this Digimon, you gain +1 memory, <DRAW 1>, and until the end of the turn, one of your Digimon gets DP+3000.
Renamon

[On Play] Reveal 4 cards from the top of your deck. Add 1 card with [Kyubimon], [Taomon] or [Sakuyamon] in its name and 1 [Rika Nonaka] to your hand. Return the remaining cards to the bottom of the deck in any order.
Digital Hazard early picks
Terriermon

[Your Turn] [Once Per Turn] When you play a green Tamer, gain 1 memory.

Inherited Effect: [Your Turn] [Once Per Turn] When your opponent’s Digimon becomes suspended, this Digimon gets +2000 DP for the turn.

These three Digimon won’t be strangers to fans of the Tamers anime series. This will be the second Renamon card to enter the Digimon TCG, with the first one coming with the  Battle of Omni booster set. This one is arguably better, with a fantastic search ability that will work with other cards coming with EX-02 Digital Hazard. You may have noticed that Calumon doesn’t have a level stated, which is a detailed added for continuity, as the cute Digimon is shrouded in mystery. 

Digi-Egg / Digitama – 

Pokomon
 
Inherited Effect: <1/TURN> When you play an option card with play cost of 2 or more, <DRAW 1>
Gigimon

[When Attacking][Once Per Turn] If this Digimon has [Guilmon], [Growlmon], or [Gallantmon] in its name, <Draw 1>. (Draw 1 card from your deck.)
Digital Hazard early picks
Hopmon

[Your Turn] While you have a black Tamer in play, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

The Digitama of any set are adorable, but with EX-02: Digital Hazard, they reach a whole new level. Pokomon can be seen snuggling up with Kyubimon, Gigimon is getting his fill of juicy apples and Hopmon, who is Cyberdramon’s In-Training form, is seen hanging around a junkyard following the defeat of D-Reaper. 

The SRs –  Leomon, Gallantmon & Justimon: Blitz Arm

Digital Hazard early picks
Leomon 

[Your opponent’s turn] While you have a tamer in play, this Digimon gains <BLOCKER>.

[On Deletion] You get +2 memory, <DRAW 1>
Gallantmon

[Your Turn] This Digimon DP+2000.

[Your Turn] When you have a red tamer, the maximum DP of your effects that delete Digimon increased by 2000DP.

[When Attacking] Choose any number of your opponent’s Digimon with a total DP that adds up to 6000DP or less and delete them.
Digital Hazard early picks
Justimon: Blitz Arm

[When Digivolving] Activate 1 of the following effects:
– This Digimon gets +2000 DP for the turn.
– Unsuspend this Digimon.
– Delete 1 of your opponent’s Digimon with a play cost of 5 or less.

[When Attacking] (Once per turn) Activate this Digimon’s [When Digivolving] effect for each Tamer you have in play.

The Leomon SR is one of the best artworks we have seen in a long time, with the depth and detail of the artwork looking intense. This card will be useful in play, as it becomes Blocker if you have a Tamer in play and also allows you to gain memory and draw a card. Justimon was the result of Ryo Akiyama and his Digimon partner biomerging together to face D-Reaper. Justimon has two other fighting modes, Critical Arm and Accel Arm, which will most likely make an appearance in the Digimon Card Game at some point in the future. 

Option Cards – 

Digital Hazard early picks
Jyuuouken

While you have a card with “Beelzebumon” in its name in play, you may ignore the color requirements to play this card.

[Main] Unsuspend one of your Digimon with “Leomon” or “Beelzebumon” in its name.

[Security] Activate this card’s [Main] effect

Attack Plug-In A

If you have a Tamer in play, you may use this Option card without meeting its color requirements.

[Main] 1 of your Digimon gains <Security Attack +1> for the turn.

[Security] Reveal the top 3 cards of your deck. Add 1 Tamer card from the cards to your hand. Place the remaining cards at the bottom of your deck. Then, add this card to your hand.
Ultimate Evolution Plug-In S

While you have a tamer in play, you may ignore this card’s color requirements.
[Main] <DRAW 1> Then, you may evolve one of your Digimon in play into a Digimon card with evolution cost requirement of 3 or less which it can evolve into, without paying for its evolution cost.

[Security] Reveal the top 3 cards of your deck. Add 1 Digimon card you find there into your hand. Put the rest at the bottom of your deck in any order. Then, add this card to your hand.

The first two Option cards to be revealed were ’Attack Plug-In A’ and ‘Ultimate Evolution Plug-In S’, which are a nice throwback to the Digimon Tamers series, using the same artwork as the Digi-Modify cards from the anime. Jyuuouken is the first none Plug-In Option card that Bandai has shared for the EX-02: Digital Hazard, showing Leomon’s iconic attack, also known as True Beast-King Fist.

EX-02 Digital Hazard is made up of 74 types of Cards – 26 Common, 20 Uncommon,18 Rare,8 SR and 2 SEC. Bandai has also shared that EX-02 Digital Hazard will have 30 different alternate arts in the set. EX-02 Digital Hazard will release on December 24th for the Japanese game, while the first EX set, the Classic Collection, will release in December for Europe, Oceania and Latin America. Unfortunately, those in North America will have to wait a little longer, as distribution delays have pushed their release date back to January. If you would like to learn more about this set, check out one of our articles below- 

Digimon TCG: Classic Collection – Our Top Picks

Digimon Classic Collection Alt Arts

Classic Collection Full Card List Revealed

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Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media

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