XV-mon & Option Card X-Laser Previews for Booster Set 12

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The Digimon Card Game Twitter has updated with card previews from Booster Set 12 Across Time. This time it's XV-mon & X-Laser.

XV-mon gets some nice dynamic art, showing him side by side with Stingmon in the midst of a battle, while charging up one of his signature attacks. X-Laser features him using that that attack.



Previous previews for Booster Set 12 Dimensional Phase:

Booster Set 12 Across Time is out November 25th, 2022.



We have early detailed for Booster Set RB-01 Rising Wind.

We have early details for Booster Set EX-04 Alternative Being.

We have early details for Booster Set 12 Across Time.

We have early details for Starter Deck 14 Advanced Deck Beelzebumon.

We have clean card images from Booster Set 11 Dimensional Phase, Battle Pack 14, & Special Promotion Pack 2022 Version 3.0.

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
Starter Decks 4, 5, & 6, plus Tamer Battle Pack 2 & winner's Card 2, & 1st 2 scene vote cards
Booster Set 4 Great Legend, Tamer Battle Pack 3, 3rd Scene Vote, Dark Digimon Promo Pack, & Apparel Cards
Booster Set 5 Battle of Omega, plus Tamer Battle Pack 4, 4th Scene Vote, & Vital Bracelet Pack-In Cards
Starter Decks 7 & 8, plus Delay Promos, Tamers Battle Pack 5, 1st Anniversary Promos, & Pulsemon
Booster Set 6 Double Diamond Cards, the 1st Anniversary Adventure Pack, and more
Booster Set EX-01 Classic Collection, plus Tamer Battle Pack 6 & 7, Tyranomon & dual Zeromaru Promo Cards
Booster Set 7 Next Adventure, Campaign Cards, & Tamers 20th Promo Cards
Starter Decks 9 & 10, plus Tamers Battle Pack 8, Ghost Game Promos, Online Promos, Tamers Evolution Box 1, & Amazon Starter Promos
Booster Set 8 New Hero, Starter Deck 11, plus Tamer Battle Pack 9 & Event Cards
Booster Set 9 X Record, plus Battle Pack 10, Special Promo Pack 2022, Update Pack, & Evolution Box 2
Starter Decks 12 & 13, Luxury Finished Tamers, plus Battle Pack 11
Booster Set 10 Xros Encounter, plus Battle Pack 12, Special Promo Pack 2022 v2, & Evolution Cup Cards
Booster Set EX-03 Dragon's Roar and Survive, DC-1, Memorial, Battle Pack 13, Illustration, & Espimon Promo Cards
 

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both these arts really emphasize the visual of ExVeemon being a lustrous rare dragon. It really feels like a mythic beast


ExVeemon
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[Your Turn] When this Digimon would DNA digivolve into a green Digimon, gain 1 memory.
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Inherited Effect: [Your Turn] If this Digimon has [Imperialdramon] in its name or [Free] in its traits, it gains <Jamming>.

X-Laser
[Main] Trash the top 3 digivolution cards of 1 of your opponent's Digimon. Then, if you have a green Digimon in play, you may play from your hand 1 level 4 or lower blue Digimon with [Free] in its traits without paying its memory cost.
<Security> Activate this card's [Main] effect.
 

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It's the debut of the new artist after the competition, a dream come true.
 

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I like how XVmon's chest shining in preparing a laser attack in those cards.
 

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Well X Laser sure is a broken overpowered card that can work in any blue deck
 

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So they ban Dorugreymon in Japan for no reason but then decided to release even more broken support for Imperialdramon who is already broken? What are they thinking? Also kinda sad this doesnt support the Ex-02 BlackImperialdramon, since he's more interesting mechanically than "spam level 4s to make a level 5 that can attack 50 times with jamming and then go into a level 6 that repeats the process again"
 

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What are you guys even talking about, X-Laser is nowhere near as good as you think it is lol. The card is incredibly conditional. Let’s go over everything you need to get the full value out of it:
1. First, it’s a blue Option card, which means you need a blue card somewhere on the field.
2. Next, it’s 3 memory. Not expensive, but not cheap.
3. Then, you have to have a green Digimon in play. You can’t just use this because you have an ExVeemon out, you still can’t use this because you have a green Tamer card like Ken out. You have to have a green Digimon out.
4. That then allows you to play a blue Level 4 or lower Digimon with Free as the attribute from your hand. Not unlikely in a Veemon deck, but definitely an additional condition to meet.
5. Even if you meet all those conditions, that accomplishes nothing for the deck if you don’t have a Level 5 that can Jogress from the Digimon you have on field. Without that, you spent 3 memory to play a card that may do nothing to advance your game plan whatsoever.

So to sum it up, this is a 3 cost card in your hand that also requires a blue card on the field, a green Digimon on the field, and a blue Free Level 4 or lower Digimon in your hand. To get maximum value from it, you’d want this to be part of a Jogress which also requires you to have a Level 5 in your hand.

Well X Laser sure is a broken overpowered card that can work in any blue deck
No it can’t, since it requires your blue deck to play green Digimon and your blue Level 4 Digimon will need to be Free to even be played. Ignoring that, it’s a source strip card which is a fairly weak mechanic these days. Most good blue decks won’t even need this card. Removing the top 3 sources is a decent effect that would only really handle decks like Greymon Tribal. That’s not enough to say all blue decks would want this card.

So they ban Dorugreymon in Japan for no reason but then decided to release even more broken support for Imperialdramon who is already broken? What are they thinking? Also kinda sad this doesnt support the Ex-02 BlackImperialdramon, since he's more interesting mechanically than "spam level 4s to make a level 5 that can attack 50 times with jamming and then go into a level 6 that repeats the process again"
Alphamon Ouryuken dominated the Japanese meta for long enough to call for the DoruGreymon restriction. Imperialdramon was never that dominant. These new cards are specifically tied to 02, as part of the Young Hunters crossover, so there’s no reason to expect they would be supporting a completely different deck as the Virus Imperialdramon deck from EX3 is.
 

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Alphamon Ouryuken dominated the Japanese meta for long enough to call for the DoruGreymon restriction. Imperialdramon was never that dominant. These new cards are specifically tied to 02, as part of the Young Hunters crossover, so there’s no reason to expect they would be supporting a completely different deck as the Virus Imperialdramon deck from EX3 is.
Hmm, I dont think Ouryuken has had the same impact outside of Japan (its meta but in not at the same level blue and yellow hybrid were). Wonder if that will mean we'll end up with separate ban lists if Ouryuken continues to underperform outside of Japan. Also weird that they hit DORUgreymon and not DexDORUgamon who is arguably a more unbalanced combo piece that can easily net you an Ouryuken turn 3 if you get lucky with Cool Boy.
 

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Alphamon Ouryuken dominated the Japanese meta for long enough to call for the DoruGreymon restriction. Imperialdramon was never that dominant. These new cards are specifically tied to 02, as part of the Young Hunters crossover, so there’s no reason to expect they would be supporting a completely different deck as the Virus Imperialdramon deck from EX3 is.
Hmm, I dont think Ouryuken has had the same impact outside of Japan (its meta but in not at the same level blue and yellow hybrid were). Wonder if that will mean we'll end up with separate ban lists if Ouryuken continues to underperform outside of Japan. Also weird that they hit DORUgreymon and not DexDORUgamon who is arguably a more unbalanced combo piece that can easily net you an Ouryuken turn 3 if you get lucky with Cool Boy.
From what I understand, that’s due to Japan playing BO1, while the west plays BO3. As it stands, there’s already a different restriction list since DoruGreymon has yet to be touched in the EN format. And we’re moving into the EX3 meta soon, so I doubt that’ll change.

I think DoruGreymon was hit just due to the OTK potential of the card, as in Ouryuken was only as good as it was because the Security Attack +1 effect made it easy to OTK.
 

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Alphamon Ouryuken dominated the Japanese meta for long enough to call for the DoruGreymon restriction. Imperialdramon was never that dominant. These new cards are specifically tied to 02, as part of the Young Hunters crossover, so there’s no reason to expect they would be supporting a completely different deck as the Virus Imperialdramon deck from EX3 is.
Hmm, I dont think Ouryuken has had the same impact outside of Japan (its meta but in not at the same level blue and yellow hybrid were). Wonder if that will mean we'll end up with separate ban lists if Ouryuken continues to underperform outside of Japan. Also weird that they hit DORUgreymon and not DexDORUgamon who is arguably a more unbalanced combo piece that can easily net you an Ouryuken turn 3 if you get lucky with Cool Boy.
From what I understand, that’s due to Japan playing BO1, while the west plays BO3. As it stands, there’s already a different restriction list since DoruGreymon has yet to be touched in the EN format. And we’re moving into the EX3 meta soon, so I doubt that’ll change.

I think DoruGreymon was hit just due to the OTK potential of the card, as in Ouryuken was only as good as it was because the Security Attack +1 effect made it easy to OTK.
Oh, Best of 1 would definately do it, since alpha is less consistent over multiple games. The sec attack boost I think is only half of it, the other half is DORUgreymon being able to set up an ouryumon or another DORUgreymon and then being immune to half of the removal in the game for a turn. However, DexDORUgamon speeds up the combo dramatically so I'm surprised they didnt hit it first.
 

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is there a reason Japan prefers best of 1? I mostly see appeal in best of 3
 

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is there a reason Japan prefers best of 1? I mostly see appeal in best of 3
Because the American tournament scene was raised on MtG's Best of 3, while the Japanese tournament scene was raised on Pokemon's Best of 1.
 

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What are you guys even talking about, X-Laser is nowhere near as good as you think it is lol. The card is incredibly conditional. Let’s go over everything you need to get the full value out of it:
1. First, it’s a blue Option card, which means you need a blue card somewhere on the field.
2. Next, it’s 3 memory. Not expensive, but not cheap.
3. Then, you have to have a green Digimon in play. You can’t just use this because you have an ExVeemon out, you still can’t use this because you have a green Tamer card like Ken out. You have to have a green Digimon out.
4. That then allows you to play a blue Level 4 or lower Digimon with Free as the attribute from your hand. Not unlikely in a Veemon deck, but definitely an additional condition to meet.
5. Even if you meet all those conditions, that accomplishes nothing for the deck if you don’t have a Level 5 that can Jogress from the Digimon you have on field. Without that, you spent 3 memory to play a card that may do nothing to advance your game plan whatsoever.

So to sum it up, this is a 3 cost card in your hand that also requires a blue card on the field, a green Digimon on the field, and a blue Free Level 4 or lower Digimon in your hand. To get maximum value from it, you’d want this to be part of a Jogress which also requires you to have a Level 5 in your hand.

Well X Laser sure is a broken overpowered card that can work in any blue deck
No it can’t, since it requires your blue deck to play green Digimon and your blue Level 4 Digimon will need to be Free to even be played. Ignoring that, it’s a source strip card which is a fairly weak mechanic these days. Most good blue decks won’t even need this card. Removing the top 3 sources is a decent effect that would only really handle decks like Greymon Tribal. That’s not enough to say all blue decks would want this card.

So they ban Dorugreymon in Japan for no reason but then decided to release even more broken support for Imperialdramon who is already broken? What are they thinking? Also kinda sad this doesnt support the Ex-02 BlackImperialdramon, since he's more interesting mechanically than "spam level 4s to make a level 5 that can attack 50 times with jamming and then go into a level 6 that repeats the process again"
Alphamon Ouryuken dominated the Japanese meta for long enough to call for the DoruGreymon restriction. Imperialdramon was never that dominant. These new cards are specifically tied to 02, as part of the Young Hunters crossover, so there’s no reason to expect they would be supporting a completely different deck as the Virus Imperialdramon deck from EX3 is.
Spot on.

My number 1 reason to doubt the power level of this card was the green digimon requirement. This deck may end up being powerful, but every one of its plays requires multiple cards of specific levels and/or colors to execute. That exact jogress line you mention means you need a blue card to bring the option online, a green digimon of level 4 on board, a target for the option, a blue level 4 in hand, a jogress 5 in hand, and that playing this option does not kick you into negative memory so you can actually jogress and follow up, or for the green level 4 that is on board to have the V-mon that allows jogress at EOT as a source. Good ol 4 to 5 card combo there.
 
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