Gotenís Straight Beam Ė GT Baby Saga
Promo Ė OP15
Combat Ė Energy
Energy attack doing 6 life cards of damage and costs 4 power stages
to perform. Empower 4. Discard up to two drills in play.
This should have been the top 32 promo for Regionals. Why? Because
then skill would actually pay the bills, as this card is probably
the most used of all the ones given out at Regionals, and the most
sought after as well.
In Focused, this isnít that big of an energy attack unless you use
the empower. But to be honest, thatís not what the card should be
mainly used for. Good players know that tech removal is generally
more important than big damage, and this card proves that. There are
very few cards in Focused that discard or remove drills, so this
card is definitely needed to take care of problems ones like Orange
Focusing Drill and Vegetaís Quickness Drill.
Expanded has more options, but in different manners (Namekian Shield
Destruction, Blue Betrayal, Orange Staredown, Red Energy Blast/Vigor
Orb, Black Pivot Kick, Saiyan Strength Blast). Villians have Android
19ís Energy Burst. Granted Straight Beam only discards, it can get
two in one shot, still does more damage, and even heroes can abuse
it. Not to mention it does have that nice empower if your opponent
doesnít run drills.
Basically it is just a great tech card that can do pretty decent
damage or help clear the board. Thereís not too much more you can
really ask for in a card to be honest. Just remember; if youíre
running into drill problems and already have the standard removal
like Drills Are for the Weak and Android 17 Smirks, donít forget
Straight Beam. You never know when two drills could be locking you
Expanded: 4.5 out of 5.0 (some options are better than Straight
Beam, but still nothing really exactly like it)
Focused: 4.8 out of 5.0 (major lack of removal means run this card)
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