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Apocalyptic Battle
 

Fusion Saga

Reviewed August 25, 2003

Avg. Standard Rating: 2.35
Avg. TE: Rating: 2.67

 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.


Matthew Low
8/25/03 - Monday
Apocalyptic Battle Ė Fusion Saga
Uncommon - #33
Combat

Power: You and your opponent discard the top card of your Life Decks. The player who discarded the card with the lowest card number may choose to give up winning by the Most Powerful Personality Victory this game to choose a personality level that both players' MPs can reach. All MPs are advanced or lowered to the chosen level. If there is a tie, nothing happens.

This is an interesting card, but more or less a double edged sword. It has limited uses against some decks, and amazing uses against other decks, making it a dead card in many matches.

First off, you have to look at the first sentence. Youíll realize that getting the lowest card number will be pretty much random unless you are someone like Android 18 or Roshi, or already put a really low number card on top via Saiyan Energy Bomb, Android 20ís Search Pattern, or Blue Energy Dive, for example. In other words, you have to really set it up to make it work.

It pays off against anger decks. Anger decks will pretty much never take the effect since they no longer can win via MPPV, allowing you to use it as you please. If it does work, send them back to level 1. More or less you can shut a deck down easily.

It does nothing in decks that canít insure you winning the gambit, seeing that your opponent will probably pick the best level for him, and that wonít likely be the one for you. It will also give an opponent the anger win if both of you have the same highest level and you randomly decide to pick that level. Thus, if you like your level 3, and you are say playing a random Bulma deck running 1-3, too bad, you arenít going there unless you want to lose.

Aura Clash and Transformation as well as Intensity Drill are a bit easier in getting you to the level you want. The thing with this card is it has inherent anger defense that is as devastating as Cellís Threatening Position.

You could run it in the aforementioned Roshi and Android 18 deck, as well as any deck that can go to any level without fear, like Android 17. The fear of not going to the highest level disappears in TE, which makes it more interesting.

Standard: 2.4 out of 5.0 (use it on anger)
Tuff Enuff: 2.2 out of 5.0 (can get to level you want, doesnít always go your way)
Sealed: 2.0 out of 5.0 (too much of a double edged sword; hard to decide whether to run it; depends on MP) ~matthewlow
 
Trunks

Apocalyptic Battle - Fusion Saga

Alright time for some Non-Krillin cards this week. I chose a few interesting cards from the fusion saga set. Apocalyptic battle is like a new cells threatening position that heros can use. If you win you get to choose what level you want to be at. If youre up against an anger deck and you win with this card youre obviously gonna take them back a level. If they win who really cares? They give up MPPV if they choose a level to be at. And if they choose level 5 and you have a level 5 they just lost :p Its an okay card. Its not complete garbage. It can fit in some good decks like an A.17 deck for example.

Rating 2.4

TrunksTheSwordsman
TrunksTheSwordsman@pojo.com

 
Mewfive Apocalyptic Battle
This card relies on both players discarding the top card of their decks. The one who discards the card with the lowest number picks a level both players can go to and forfeits MPPV. Discarding a card is not something that I particularly like, but it has its advantages if you can set it up to benefit yourself. Android 18 and Roshi can both set up their own decks so that they win the discard battle. However, Roshi does not want to level up, and Fanatics Black (Used 18/Slug to level, in a nutshell, as far as this review is concerned) is not as popular as it once was. You could have Majin Buu's New House in play and then use King Cold's TS Lv.1 (When defending) to pick a high numbered card and set it at the top of your opponent's deck, then open with this card. Most King Cold decks nowadays that want to level are DV decks, and they use the WGS Promo Lv.2, so the logical choice for them would be to go to Lv.2.
Using this card and relying on blind luck is a bad choice. Your opponent may not want to level up if they win, so then, you both discarded a card for nothing.

Standard - 1.8/5. Has its uses, but the main decktypes today are so fast, it may not matter.
TE - 2.6/5. A nice card in a more original enviroment, but still not something I'd bet the farm on.
Andrew
Dill
Apocalyptic Battle, #33 from Fusion Saga

Power: You and your opponent discard the top card of your Life Decks. The player who discarded the card with the lowest card number may choose to give up winning by the Most Powerful Personality Victory this game to choose a personality level that both players' MPs can reach. All MPs are advanced or lowered to the chosen level. If there is a tie, nothing happens.

This card is great if there is a level 2 or 3 with a good power that you
really want to get to. If you are hoping to get to level 4 you will just
have to hope your opponent has 4 levels; and obviously you won't be going to level 5 with this card, unless you want your opponent to win. I would suggest using this card with either android 16, Supreme West Kai, or Krillin to get to their level 3's. Otherwise save this card for tuff enuff if you want to go any levels higher than level 3. Also, it is a 50/50 chance that you will get to use the power anyway, you could end up hurting yourself if your opponent gets to choose the level. This card is definitely one of the most powerful cards out there.

Ratings:

Standard - 2.8 (be careful in standard, if you think your opponent has
enough anger to win by MPPV don't use this card)

Tuff Enuff - 3.2 (good way to get to a level of your choice, if you get
lucky)

Sealed Deck - 1.3

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