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Gotenís Straight Beam

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Reviewed 7.22.2004

Avg. Expanded Rating: 4.5
Avg. Focused Rating:4.8


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

Matthew Low
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 down.

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)
Sealed: N/A

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