Sam is off training with King Kai today. So i'm trying my hand with a card reveal.
This one is packed with potential for Yellow/Red agro shenanigans.
First - the leader.
BT08-066 Son Goku & Pan/SS4 Son Goku, Senses Regained
- Built in self awakening.
- Activate Main to give a card Double Strike un-awakened.
- Leader is 'Goku:GT' and 'Pan' on un-awakened side
- Leader is 'Saiyan', 'Earthling' and 'Great Ape' on the un-awakened side
- Draw 2 and restand 2 energy on awaken
- Awakened leader has Double Strike
- Awakened Leader re-stands itself (take a life)
- No draw on either side
- Awakened leader loses 'Pan', 'Earthling' and 'Great Ape'
- Awakened Leader's Activate main to re-stand self can only be used once. Which will drop you to one life
By itself, this leader doesn't excite me that much. The Support cards are excellent though. These will see a lot of abuse and who doesn't love abuse?
BT8-070 Pan, Great Ape Whisperer
First off - I love Pan, always have. To see more Pan cards fills me with love and joy.
A 3 drop 15k battle card that comes out for free when your leader awakens. She's a blocker and once per game can activate main to untap a yellow battle card.
Pan's design here is clearly geared to work with the next card we will cover....
BT8-110 SS4 Son Goku, a Heartfelt Plea
This card had me at 'Offering'. Then it just kept giving.
A R/Y 30k 5 drop that comes out for the low, low cost of placing one of your 25k power or more battle cards in the drop. Once your leader awakens, this guy hits the Mat. Triple Strike doesn't hurt either.
Pan was clearly designed to whisper at this bloke, allowing you to re stand him. 2 30k Triple Strike swings for no energy? Yes please. Also - This guy isn't getting hit by the majority of counter-plays in the current Meta.
So. How are we getting that 25k + Battle card on deck. Read on Saibafans...
BT8-069 SS3 Son Goku, Ever-Evolving
This little fella costs 1, draws you 1 and has an activate main (1 energy) that let's you search 5 once per turn. With a leader that doesn't draw. This guy is essential (IMO).
A nice card. Nothing revolutionary though. He does however, pave the way for the road to SS4 Goku...
BT8-004 Great Ape Son Goku, Abilities Amplified
Right. We won't be hard casting this guy. 1 Red Energy to EX-Evolve a Yellow Son Goku:GT.
The cards auto gives him a 15k power buff for the duration of the turn. Prime target for SS4 Goku to place in drop and come out to play. A 1 energy 35k beater is nothing to be sniffed at either, especially when paired with the leaders ability to give a card Double Strike.
I really like this reveal. The support is amazing and the leader is starting to warm my cockles. These cards will also go well with the Red Pan leader. Chain attack (draw 1) brings out Digging Deep Vegeta, Digging Deep buffs himself up to 25k. Drop DD with GT Goku and awaken leader. Play GT Goku (draw 1).
What i'm waiting for is a Kaio-Kenesque RY card. Maybe SS4 Vegeta. When dropping your life to 1, this card ruins your opponents life.
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