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This card has been described to us as “the best card in the set”, and it’s easy to see why they had that opinion. Namekian Surge offers so much on one card, it is just overflowing with value.
If we look at the basics of the card as an attack, its a 5 life card energy attack, for a cost of 1 stage! So even without modifiers you have a chance to access critical damage for an amazing cost. It also has 2 endurance, so its just one of those cards that you have to take notice of just for the value it provides as an attack and in deck for damage prevention.
But then, you look at the immediate effects of the card and you can realise what was meant when being called the best card in the set. Without diving too much into a combo, you could grab Earth Ball 1 and pump the damage to 6 Life cards for this attack. If you’re using the new Radiant Mastery, and its the 3rd Earth Ball in play you own, that’s another 2 life cards. So you could be hitting for 8 life, costing 1 stage!
Fan’s of Slug and all his potential new combos will also see some benefits with the end of combat effects of shuffling back a Dragon Ball you control. The combos with this card are potentially limitless.
With all the value on this card, it will be hard to top. But our last preview later this week will go very close, and in some eyes may even be better.