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Digimon BT4 Deck Profile #2 Piedmon Purple (Rough Starting Point!)

Hey guys, were back with more Digimon deck techs! I think this is one of the harder brews to build because it is a midrange deck. This means it is not a linear strategy nor does it just jam 4 of each card. There is a real balancing act for this deck. Before we get into that. You guys seemed to like my last Digimon deck tech of Blue Green Imperialdramon Dragon Mode. If you have not read it, feel free to read it here. It is a bit more aggro relying on jamming and just just going for security checks.

The reason this deck is so challenging to build is because it is a very flexible deck. Meaning it is not a straightforward archetype. For starters, check out the namesake card here.

Piedmon was one of my favorite Digimons from the anime. I was drawn to the value of this card because, quite frankly, the value is outrageous. Being able to return 2 level 4 or lower Digimons is insane momentum. It also helps guide the direction of the deck. However, we lose on play effects. Meaning these guys are the best candidates I could find.

Devimon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Devimon - Starter Deck 06: Venomous Violet - Digimon Card Game -  TCGplayer.com
Vilemon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

Really, the way I am designing this deck is to be super stalling. Which is why Vilemon and Starter Deck Devimon are great. No on play effects, so that is not a draw back here. Devimon’s BT2-074 retaliation is a great recursive ability to use to kill your opponent’s Digimon. Currently I am running 4x Vilemon BT2-072 4x Devimon BT2-074 and 2x Devimon ST6-08. But let’s also remember we can return Level 3’s as well. Sadly, level 3’s are really lacking in this deck.

Dracmon - Starter Deck 06: Venomous Violet - Digimon Card Game -  TCGplayer.com
A strategies Purple deck with Plutomon and Cerberusmon – DIGIMON CARD META

These are two of my favorite to run. With my configuration, I have 3 more spots left. Tapirmon BT2-070, Impmon BT2-068 and Labramon BT4-079 are all interesting picks. I would go with Tapirmon.

If you were trying to turbo into Beelzemon, I would go Impmon. And if Labramon was not an on play effect, I might would go Labramon. However, neither are those things work here, so Tapirmon it is.

Thats the level 3’s and 4’s for now.

LV 3’s

3x Tapirmon BT2-070
4x Gabumon ST60-03
4x Dracmon ST6-04

LV4’s

4x Vilemon BT2-072
4x Devimon BT2-074
2x Devimon ST6-08
4x Meramon BT3-083

Meramon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

That’s right. 4x Meramon too. Now Meramon is not a great return target. It has no abilities like blocker or retaliation. So in a way, even with having 1000 DP more than Devimon, it is not a better attacker. This is because Devimon will kill almost anything it swings into, even if Devimon does not survive. However, it belongs to a cycle of aggro/ramp like creatures. By this, I mean it is a LV 4 with an Evo cost of 1. Look at the other level 4’s in the deck. Most LV 4’s will cost you 2 memory to evolve. He only cost 1. If your opponent gives you a good amount of memory or you have the 4 cost Purple Matt, you digivovle all the way to your LV 6 in one turn.

Next up are the LV 5’s.

4x Skull Meramon BT3-085
4x SkullSatamon ST6-10
3x Kimeramon BT2-077
2x LadyDevimon BT3-088

SkullMeramon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Kimeramon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
LadyDevimon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

The 5 drops are a confusing bunch of characters. I’m not really sure what to make of all the numbers. SkullMeramon is here to further the ramp plan. This would allow us to aggressively digivolve into our 6 drops quickly. SkullSatamon I feel is needed to help recur our bigger dudes like getting Piedmon back to keep looping lower guys. Kimeramon is a great utility creature. Sometimes I wonder if we should run 2 because we have to blow up our own creature. However, our ability to get back creatures should help offset that drawback. LadyDevimon is probably the biggest question mark. I haven’t got to playtest her yet, so she might not fit well. Honestly, might cut her for more options or lower LV Digimons. However, draw 2 seems strong in a deck that does not mind the trash bin.

Finally LV 6’s.

2x Mastemon BT3-090
1x CresGarurumon ST6-13
2x Piedmom BT2-080

Piedmon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
CresGarurumon - Starter Deck 06: Venomous Violet - Digimon Card Game -  TCGplayer.com
Mastemon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

Further more. LV 6’s are another tough group. I only have the 2 Piedmons. I might end up picking up 2 more if I like the deck. CresGarurmon is mostly here to get Dracmon back. Since on play effects still trigger, Dracmon can get back Trump Sword or Nail Bone. Mastemon was a last minute addition when I was playing a Yellow Purple Anubismon deck. However, her ability to instantly “perform” a security check and recur a creature seems like too much value to pass up. I own a third one and might add it if I like her enough. The thing I don’t like about CresGarurumon and Mastemon is that 4 Evo cost. In the games I have played, my opponents rarely get me above 3 memory, which makes playing them a real cost.

Options and Trainers

2x Trump Sword
2x Nail Bone
3x Purple Matt

Trump Sword - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Nail Bone - Starter Deck 06: Venomous Violet - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer .com
Matt Ishida - All Digimon - In Print CCG/TCG Sealed | TrollAndToad

Personally, I find it hard to get Trump Sword to go off. I’m hoping the presence of Blockers and the threat of retaliation keep the opponent from swinging in. If that’s the case, Trump Sword should be cast easier. Things can get awkward when the creature you want to kill swings in and reveals Trump Sword off the security check. That can be a feel bad. Nail Bone is great because it is basically extra copies of Piedmon. Purple Matt, I feel, is a must for the deck. Being able to return 1 Digimon or even returning Nail Bone can be a huge swing. On top of that, it fixes your memory allowing for the swift evolving from LV 3, to Meramon to SkullMeramon into a LV 6 all in one turn. I might be tempted to bump it to 4 if I want to cut the LadyDevimons.

Digi Eggs

2x Xiaomon
3x DemiMeramon

CARDLIST|Digimon Card Game
DemiMeramon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

Purple’s eggs feel a little underwhelming to me. I can’t wait to test out Xiaomon. I assume even with the recursion aspect of the deck, we will still be filling up the bin often enough to trigger Retaliation in the inheritable effect. DemiMeramon is here because I like his effect more than Yaamon or Pagumon. BT6 will give us Tsunomon with a better effect. Check it out here,

So here’s the official deck list for now! Starting with eggs and moving from LV 3 and up and ending with Options and Tamers.

Digieggs 5

2x Xiaomon
3x DemiMeramon

LV 3’s 11

3x Tapirmon BT2-070
4x Gabumon ST60-03
4x Dracmon ST6-04

LV4’s 14

4x Vilemon BT2-072
4x Devimon BT2-074
2x Devimon ST6-08
4x Meramon BT3-083

LV 5’s 13

4x Skull Meramon BT3-085
4x SkullSatamon ST6-10
3x Kimeramon BT2-077
2x LadyDevimon BT3-088

LV 6’s 5

2x Mastemon BT3-090
1x CresGarurumon ST6-13
2x Piedmom BT2-080

Options and Tamers 4/3

2x Trump Sword
2x Nail Bone
3x Purple Matt

Here’s a bad picture of the deck

Tamers, Eggs, LV 3’s, LV 4’s
LV 4’s again, LV 5’s, LV 6’s and Options

Changes

With only 11 LV 3’s I could see someone not liking that. Remember we aren’t an aggro deck in the sense that we aren’t out to hit all their security checks ASAP. However, that cost us some early draw power off of digivolving. I might remove the LadyDevimons for early 3 drops. In a similiar manner, we could run some Yellow digimons to better utilize Mastemon. If that was the case, we could also run Wizardmon.

Digimon Trading Card Game 2020 V.1 Single Card Common Wizardmon BT2-071 -  ToyWiz

I could totally see you wanting to go with this angle if you want more retaliation than blocking power. You could run this set if you want to attack more than being passive. My problem is what yellow Digimon would we even run? You could run Falcomon and BushiAgumon if you wanted to run an aggressive rookie rush build. In fact, that was part of the original Anubismon deck. You could still run Dracmon and Nail Bone and have LV 3s and 4 to recur. You could run Unimon if you wanted another blocker. This starts to become an entirely new version of the deck though. As I think it is entirely too hard and not worth it to splash yellow just yet. However, I definitely would like some form of recovery that yellow provides. I just don’t think the card exist yet for that version.

Other cards I would be interested in are different options.

Night Raid - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Heat Viper - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Back for Revenge! - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer .com
Death Claw - Starter Deck 06: Venomous Violet - Digimon Card Game -  TCGplayer.com

No doubt Back For Revenge and Night Raid gets better in an Anibusmon shell. Heat Viper is probably a must if your meta was Rookie Rush but would be terrible in Zoo stacked metas. Death Claw is also amazing if you are up against Rookie Rush all the time. You’re able to get it back with Dracmon which is huge against them. But in there lies the issue with the above 3 options. If they were 1 or 7 memory and could be returned using Dracmon, this deck would be insane. As it stands now, Death Claw might still be worth running if you can find the spots for it. If it hits, it is insane value and gets rid of most blockers in the meta and rookie rush threats. If it is ever dead, you can pitch to one of your draw/trash effects and get it back later if it ever becomes relevant. If Digimon ever adds a sideboard, I would jam some in there for sure.

DanDevimon - Great Legend - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Lilithmon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com

In certain versions of Piedmon Purple, I could see wanting either of these cards over, say CresGarurumon or LadyDevimon or Mastemon. If you run Lilithmon build your deck to maximize and take advantage or the draw/trash effects in purple. You might even run Beelzemon in that build. DanDevimon just looks fun. I’ve never tested him though. I only own one.

Millenniummon - Release Special Booster - Digimon Card Game - TCGplayer.com
Hell's Gate BT4-112 R Digimon Great Legend ENGLISH Playset x4 - NM

If you find yourself losing to some of the bigger threats like Omnimon, Argomon and Mega Zoo, Milleniummon and Hell’s Gate can be used specifically with those cards in mind. Again, if Digimon every adds sideboards, I think that’s where these guys belong. If you had a way of recurring 6 memory options, it certainly is worth a 1 of spot with purple’s ability to draw/trash (such as trash it on a drew effect and get it back with purple Matt).

So there you have it. That is most of the relevant cards we could discuss. Remember, I brought up a lot of different ways to build the deck and different flex cards that are totally meta dependent. If you verse a wide meta with many different strategies and win conditions, Purples ability to turn dead cards into live draws is a huge plus. I personally did not construct this build that way. I focused more on getting blockers back and hiding behind retaliation creatures. But that makes this deck a great option for a wide event. However, since this is not a set in stone archetype, I highly recommend playtesting with your locals and finding what tools you need. As stated, Death Claw and Heat Viper will completely rock Rookie Rush but be stone cold dead to Mega Zoos. Piedmon Purple lacks a true dedicated route to victory. It hopes to kill stuff, block stuff, and eventually outlast the opponent. Gaia Force being Red instead of Purple is a real shame here. No, I’m not sure it is worth splashing red to get access to it, for now. I don’t feel like BT4 added much to this deck unless you went for the Anibus Shell or added DanDevimons at the top of the curve over the other 6 drops.

So, please tell me what changes you would make. Midrange decks are always so hard to get the numbers right.
Also, tell me what decks you want to see next. I’m most interested in: ShineGreymon Yellow, Some Black deck, Argomon/Ceresmon Green, Chaosmon, or maybe even a MegaZoo deck. I have some other ideas kicking around about Purple, but I will wait.

I am also thinking of doing an upgrading the starter deck post. Basically where we talk about what upgrades you could bring to those decks to be ready for locals play.

This was a long one and I thank anyone who reads and/or comments ideas and suggestions. Thanks so much guys! Have a great days!

Digimon 1.5 Decks

I’m totally late to the party but I’m going to be showcasing some of my Digimon decks over the course of this week. Ones I’ll do for sure are : Imperialdramon Dragon Mode Blue/Greem, Piedmon Purple, Ceresmon Green, and a blue aggro deck. I may try my hand at a Rookie Rush, Diaboromon Black and maybe a red, a yellow and maybe another purple deck.

I’m short on 1.0 cards but I have almost a whole set of 1.5 cards (curse you Omnimon). So feel free to recommend some decks for me to build. Jessica and I will run them through a gambit and see how they do. Hopefully that’s something you guys want to see! Anywho, thanks for reading and have a great day!

Digimon TCG Delayed until February.

Fans of the Digimon TCG game received some bad news. We already knew the starter decks were being delayed until mid-February. Now, the company has announced plans to delay the booster set release of Digimon TCG Set 1.0 until early February. I do believe this further pushes back the two other sets that were scheduled to be coming out in 2021 as well.

Tamer Union: Bandai announces 2020 Digimon Card Game, Starter Sets only $5
Just a picture of Digimon Cards to get you hyped!

All around this is very unfornute but expected as it seems Covid is taking its toll on one, or various, areas of Bandai. Either way, I’ll try to make post keeping people up to date as we patiently await for this great card game to continue.

Here’s a teaser picture of our haul!

In the meantime, check out some of the awesome cards we pulled from our prerelease box here. And be on the look out soon for my ranking of each Digimon Skill. It’ll help you gauge the power level of each skill and maybe give you an early idea of which skills you want to build your deck around. Either way, thanks for reading and have a great day guys.

Looking forward to more Digimon TCG Cards and content? Let me know in the comments down below!

Digimon the Card Game (2020) is my Newest Obsession!

As documented on this blog, I work at a card shop. We recently did our super early pre-release at the shop. Jessica and I got a booster box (24 packs of 12 cards) and the Red and Blue structure decks. Consider this post a taste of the Digimon hype. As the following months will probably have plenty of Digimon related post (as I’m watching the anime and will start playing the games!).

The Digimon Card Game came out in Japan earlier this year and will have a 4th set come out in 2 weeks. Here in the States, in January a semi set will come out containing Booster Set 1 and half of Booster Set 2. It is confusing and weird for casual players (this was the pre release we got earlier this month). In February, a second set will come out containing the rest the other half of Set 2 and almost the entirety of Set 3 (as a little bit came out in this semi set.). Finally, in March, I believe this new Japanese set will come out and the whole world should be caught up. At least, that’s the impression I’m under.

So, look forward to future post!

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!