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Dragon Ball Protector
Average Score: 3.4
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1
being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 03.30.06
Gohan«, Dragon Ball« Protector
Card Number: 17
Card Type: Personality - Ally
Saiyan, Human CONSTANT - If you have only Saiyans, your energy
attacks and refocused energy attacks do +1 damage. If you have only
Humans, your physical attacks and refocused physical attacks do +1
Picture the new Krillin ally and Vegeta's level 1 ally from Arrival
combined into one new ally with a few strings attached and you have
Gohan, Dragon Ball Protector. Sadly, those strings, while few in
number, don't do anything for Gohan's playability. Is he playable?
Kind of, but only in a -very- limited manor. The following of list
of every style and Gohan's compatibility in them:
Namekian: There are very few Namekian decks that would benefit from
the new Gohan ally. Most popular MP choices for Namekian can not
even make use of Gohan's effect, and they generally have much better
allies to choose from. Saiyan team decks with Raditz/Vegeta/Goku as
their MP might find some use in Gohan because Namekian has more
playable energy attacks than physicals, but in doing so they would
have to give up the use of Recoome.
Saiyan: Another style that uses more energy attacks than physicals.
The problem here is that Saiyan is an offensive style, so adding
damage to refocusing is of little to no use. As a result, Vegeta's
Arrival ally accomplishes everything that Gohan does and more, and
this limits Gohan to only seeing play in Vegeta Saiyan decks.
Blue: Blue uses mainly physical attacks, so Gohan could provide a
reasonable benefit to a Blue human team. The only playbable human
team in Blue is Tien/Chiaoztu/Yamcha, but running Gohan means giving
up Yamcha. Blue benefits greatly from Yamcha's Stance as it has
little support hate of its own, and Yamcha's power is quite nice as
well. Thus, Gohan isn't really needed here either, but he -might-
be worth trying out.
Orange: It's hard to see Gohan being used here as Orange isn't very
good to begin with, and it could stand to benefit more from the
stage gain of Recoome. I guess some crazy Orange beats deck could
make it work, but that remains to be seen.
Red: Red uses a balance of physical attacks and energy attacks, so
Gohan's power will only be half as effective. However, Red also
uses a balance of refocusing and attacking, so that evens things
out...right? Wrong. Piccolo, Burter, and perhaps Krillin, are the
best MPs for Red, and out of these only Krillin can even make use of
Gohan's effect. Generally speaking, Krillin has better options for
allies than Gohan, and Burter/Piccolo are better MPs for the style
to begin with.
Black: To the best of my knowledge humans are worthless in Black, so
that leaves saiyan team. Black uses more physical attacks than
energies, so Gohan really isn't all that great here. It could work
in Raditz Black, but Vegeta ally is just plain better unless you
have to have Gohan's Anger or something.
The Final Verdict:
As you might have gathered, there are very few decks that can even
make use of Gohan, Dragonball Protector. When Trunks and Goten
personalites are released he might not be half bad, but until then:
use with caution, or do not use at all.
Gohan-Dragon Ball Protector
Gohan has a very interesting ability. If he is put into an all Human
deck all physical attacks and refocused physical attacks do +1
damage, and in an all Saiyan personality deck, all energy attacks
and refocused energy attacks do +1 damage. For right now, we can
only get one or the other effect off of him, but when we see more
Human/Saiyan personalities, both effects will be used. For now,
though, we are stuck with one or the other, but that's not bad.
Gohan is very interesting....he also goes along with my theme of
"promoting the game" this week. =P He gives a sign of what is to
come in Dragon Ball Z.
This shows that Score is thinking ahead for future cards that
they'll make....which is more than I can say for Yu Yu Hakusho. o_O
Anyways, Gohan will only get better as time goes on. At some point,
we will be able to have 3 personalitie's all with the Saiyan and
Human trait. Once Trunks and others come out, his power will really
be able to work to its fullest.
As for right now, he's not exactly the greatest of personalities out
He's solid for a Saiyan or Human line-up; but even in a Saiyan
line-up I'd rather take Vegeta over Gohan as I will rarely be
Art: 3.2/5 Better....