Saiyan Face Attack – GT Shadow Dragon
Saga Rare - #224 Combat – Physical (Backer – PUR 4)
Power: Physical attack doing PAT + 6 power stages of damage. You may
Shift a Saiyan Power card. If successful, you may play any
Non-Combat cards that are in the top 5 cards of your Discard Pile.
Remove from the game after use.
This was one of the most protested cards in Shadow Dragon Saga with
the sheer ability to go infinite. Basically all you needed was a
combat where you’ve finished off your opponent’s blocks, and with
Fatherly Advice on the table, you’d use it to go get Saiyan Face
Attack, then hit Face Attack to put FA back in play, and use FA to
get the same Face Attack, and… I’m sure you can figure it out.
Now with the new errata Score has created, this card has changed
from broken to just being good. How? Simple. First off, even though
it isn’t infinite, you can still pull off this Face Attack/FA combo
three or four times (once as backer). Let’s say that your PL is the
highest on the backer, so with a PAT of 9, you can pull of 15 stages
times four, that isn’t shabby in the least bit.
What else? It shifts for a Saiyan Power card… Power Boot, Power
Block, Power Punch… I bet there’s more. It can help fuel the other
infinite Shifting loop that Score killed by restricting Saiyan
Not to mention, this card is a backer as well. You can use FA, and
then use this nice backer to pull FA back and use something else.
Also, you can pull some nice non-combats with this if you have a
nice discard, with Tactical Mastery ready to abuse all those nons
This card can be quite nice if used correctly. Try it out with
Tactical Mastery noting it runs off of discarding nons to Shift
cards. Which, of course means, you can bring more stuff out again to
Shift away and chain multiple attacks.
Expanded: 4.4 out of 5.0 (big damage you can combo away if done
Focused: 3.6 out of 5.0 (no FA in this format, but there are a lot
of things you can mess around with shifting, not to mention being a
Sealed: 3.0 out of 5.0 (most often this will end up being just an
attack with very few cards, if any, to shift for)