Tobye’s back with another Evolution preview, this time an Orange common. (Yes, sadly we have no more Saiyan cards left.)
While Orange Sideswipe is a card I don’t find exciting, I do find it interesting. While Namek Dragon Ball 6 is the bane of all beat-down decks, there is little else currently being played that negatively modifies the damage of a physical attack.
The only examples I can think of are Garlic Jr. Level 3, Red Blazing Aura and Saiyan Protection Drill and these cards are rarely seen in competitive play. This coupled with the fact that Orange generally loves to buff its own attacks with modifiers, makes me question how playable Orange Sideswipe would ever be.
But then I think, what if damage modification suddenly becomes a huge deal? Destructo Disks start losing a lot of value, Turles becomes weak like everyone else and Captain Ginyu’s constant damage can feel like a pitter-patter instead of a typhoon. It seems like a very viable way of curbing the current power houses.
So if this is the path taken by the masses in the future, possibly aided by some new cards, I can see where this card might find its niche.