Darkdramon Preview for Booster Set 4 & Starter Deck Trailer & Printable Mat with Starter Deck 4, 5, & 6 Art

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A few card updates!



The Digimon Card Game Twitter has updated with a card preview from Booster Set 4 Great Legend. This time it's Darkdramon.

Darkdramon is drawn very detailed, with lots of interesting lighting and particle effects. It also looks like he's in the midst of battle and about to strike. In a card game full of fantastic art, it's nice to see that there are some that continue to push even further for what can be impressive.



Digimon Card Game Booster Set 4 Great Legend is scheduled to release on December 18th


Previous card previews for Booster Set 4:


Plus a new printable playmat...



This time the playmat features the artwork of CresGarurumon, BlitzGreymon, and HerculesKabuterimon from the 3 new starter decks: Giga Green, Mugen Black, and Venom Violet.

You get the playmat by doing a questionnaire about getting the game. We've gone ahead and extracted the image from the PDF and put it in the gallery under promo items for the new card game. The image embed above is a smaller version, but clicking it links to the full size ones so you can use and print it.



The card looks fantastic and the new playmat has a nice look to it, finding a good order to put them in to highlight the dynamic art..



We have clean images for Starter Decks 4, 5, and 6! Plus Tamer Battle Pack 2, the 2nd Winner's Card, and the 1st 2 scene vote cards featuring Adventure and 02.

We've also started to get previews from Booster Set 4 Great Legend. It's scheduled for release on December 18th.

We've begun to get info on Booster Set 5 Battle of Omega. It's scheduled for release on February 26th.

And images from previous Digimon Card Game releases:
Starter Decks 1, 2, and 3, and first 10 promo cards
Booster Set 1 New Evolution
Booster Set 2 Ultimate Power
V-Tamer Promo Cards
Purple/Black Promo Set
Tamer Battle Pack 1 and Tamer Battle Winner's Card
Booster Set 3 Union Impact
 

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Darkdramon
<Haste> (This Digimon can attack the turn it's Played)
[When Played] You may move up to 5 "D-Brigade" Type Digmon cards from your Trash to the top of your Deck in any order. You gain +2 Memory for each card returned to your deck by this effect

the translation of this new keyword I believe is "Speed Attack" but the DCG community seems to have settled on agreeing to call it "Haste".
Either way, BRO THIS ARTWORK IS SICK
 

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Oh, that art is nice.

Playmat too. Even though HeracleKabuterimon does feel a bit... out of place with the other 2.
 

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Love the artwork on Darkdramon here. Been one of my favorites from quite some time, so I'm glad that it was treated well in that regard.

As for Darkdramon itself, it's nice to see that the defacto representative of the D-Brigade ended up having an effect that interacts with the rest of its group. I'm not sure how viable the intended combo of returning your D-Brigade members to the top of your deck to reduce how much memory you're spending to play Darkdramon and then use Haste to attack on that same turn, as getting five D-Brigade cards into the trash to make this an effective 3 Cost sounds somewhat clunky. Still, even if you can't get the full five into the Trash, it could still end up being pretty useful for getting a Lv6 on board for cheap. Here's hoping the rest of the D-Brigade that are presumably in this set will have synergy with Darkdramon to make the gears turn better, as I'd love to make a D-Brigade themed deck.
 

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YAASSS!!!

One of my favourite Digimon of my favourite group has finally arrived. Can't wait to build a D-Brigade themed deck. The art is downright gorgeous though I'm unsure about the effects - "Quick Attack" seems useless at 13 Cost since most situations would have it shift to your opponent's turn immediately and returning D-Brigade cards from the Trash to the deck is strange unless there's some reason why you'd have them in the Trash, maybe one of the other members has DigiBurst or something? This card is really good nevermind.

EDIT - I derped because I wrote that just when I woke up and didn't see the "Gain +2 Memory" bit of the text. 🤦‍♀️
 
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Yes Darkdramon showed up! And D-Brigade targeting effects?! We barely have more members of that...
Bombmon, Missimon, Commandramon, Sealsdramon and Tankdramon... In five total. Unless if it counts Chaosmon ones and that UltimateChaosmon towards... It'd be nicer.... To add.
 

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In five total. Unless if it counts Chaosmon ones and that UltimateChaosmon towards... It'd be nicer.... To add.
No. Chaosmon does not have "D-Brigade" status on its card so it would not be eligible for Darkdramon's effect. Presumably the same would go for UltimateChaosmon.
 

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the translation of this new keyword I believe is "Speed Attack" but the DCG community seems to have settled on agreeing to call it "Haste".
Because that's the MtG term for it. Speed Attack will probably catch on eventually in the same way that Yugioh eventually started calling Trample it's given name in that game (Piercing).

Anyway, we all knew Darkdramon was coming from Chaosmon being a thing but that ability looks really, really good. Can't wait for Tankdramon.
 

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It will also be influenced by whatever the English game calls it, like breeding area, suspend, etc.
 

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No. Chaosmon does not have "D-Brigade" status on its card so it would not be eligible for Darkdramon's effect. Presumably the same would go for UltimateChaosmon.
... Shoot. Then it's kinda too cruel to Commandramon's evo for "D-Brigade" deck. At least it's good thing for each cards can be limited to 4 so it can be.... Manageable?
 

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Because that's the MtG term for it
yes, and I was told that Haste on Japanese MtG cards is spelled the same as it is here on Darkdramon. Until the official English localization is revealed, Haste is familiar, short to spell and fast to say, and a fairly accurate translation so I'm content with it
 

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yes, and I was told that Haste on Japanese MtG cards is spelled the same as it is here on Darkdramon. Until the official English localization is revealed, Haste is familiar, short to spell and fast to say, and a fairly accurate translation so I'm content with it
They might actually use Haste then.
 

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I've been thinking about this card since it was released because I couldn't decide if it was good or not (apart from the amazing artwork. Both the Chaosmon are sick too).

While the ability to enter a really low cost Lv.6 Digimon and attack during the same turn is really strong, it seems quite difficult to pull the effect off.
First, unless you are playing a black/purple hybrid deck, trashing all the cards you need can be not that simple and the opponent may play around it. You can think to keep Darkdramon as a tech card for the lategame, but you still have to build your deck around its effect, at least partially.
Second, I assume that there will be other Haste (or whatever you wanna call it) Digimon with a lower level and lower base cost, which maybe are easier to play for the purpose of having an extra surprise attack.
Third, Gazimon & co do exist.
Fourth, I assume you cannot play Darkdramon anyway if you have less than three memory left. Ok, there are many memory Tamers, but you have to find the right time to play them.
[Edit: Oh, and I forgot to say that you have to put 5 or less cards on the top of your deck that you don't necessarily want to draw]

Even if I'm wrong and it will start to see a lot of play, the already mentioned "memory-blocking" Digimon will easily pop up in more decks to counter it.

Therefore, unless it receives a remarkable ammount of support from the other D-Brigade Digimon, I'm not convinced about this card. But I'm not an expert, perhaps there are a lot of things I didn't consider, and I'm ready to be proved wrong.
 
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The thing to keep in mind about Darkdramon is that, as of this second, we have 12 D-Brigade Digimon revealed or in the game already. BT3’s Commandramon, ST5’s Commandramon, and now this Darkdramon. Also, a e’ll likely see another Commandramon, a Sealsdramon, and a Tankdramon this set, so that’ll bring us to 24 total D-Brigade Digimon by the time Darkdramon is released. Until we know the effects of the other Digimon, it’s hard to say for sure if Darkdramon’s second effect will be hard to pull off or not. I understand why people would be wary about it though lol.

Incidentally, Darkdramon is a Rare, as is Chaosmon. Commandramon was a Common in BT3, and ST5 of course comes packed in with 4 copies of its Commandramon, so as far as decks go this one might be pretty cheap. So that’s another thing to consider, this might not be the most viable deck, but it’ll be a nice budget deck at least. Of course, it can always get improved with future support as well. Can’t imagine they’ll never print another Darkdramon line lol.
 
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