9/15/03 – Monday
Vegeta’s Jolting Slash – Frieza Saga
Common - #17
Energy attack. Stop all physical attacks performed against villains
for the remainder of Combat. Lower your opponent’s anger 2 levels.
Remove from the game after use.
Whoa, Pojo picked good cards this week.
Anyway, this is one of the great cards that is
present in the good Piccolo/Cell Namekian energy decks, seeing this
effectively shuts down physical decks for one combat. That should be
enough to keep their stages and completely destroy your opponent, in
the case of a barrage of energies. However, this does provide one
draw back. If you are facing a villain, you won’t be able to dish
out physicals for damage, like that matters. It only means Android
14 won’t be doing anything, or those Dash or Cell’s power will be
just a sitting duck. Like that really matters though.
The fact that it has nice secondary effects makes
this card great. With a tad bit of anti-anger, there’s no reason not
to run this in a villain energy based deck. The sheer power to have
this card be used as an attack allows you to get around Gohan’s
Kick. Just remember that Kick still does prevent this card from
being played if used before.
There are many decks that I can see this being in.
Vegeta Freestyle is another one. Generally if you are playing
villain energy, run this. End of story. Just a plain great card for
that kind of deck. Just like Red Back Kick.
Standard: 4.1 out of 5.0 (how is anti-anger, stop all
physicals, and an energy attack bad?)
Tuff Enuff: 3.9 out of 5.0 (anti-anger only works on
Dragon’s Victory, but still shuts down physicals like the Goku and
Buu Freestyle decks)
Sealed: 3.5 out of 5.0 (simple; if you pulled a
villain, run this thing)