EX-01 Meta: Safe Gatcha!


I enjoy playing my green gatcha deck, and with EX-01 there may perhaps be a better way to play this deck! 

Behold, the EX-01 Megakabuterimon!

[EX1-040] Megakabuterimon
Effect: [When Attacking] This Digimon can digivolve into a Digimon card with [Insectoid] or [Ancient Insect] in its traits in your hand for its digivolution cost.
Inheritable Effect: [Your Turn] When this Digimon deletes an opponent's Digimon in battle and survives, gain 1 memory.

[EX1-040] Megakabuterimon has a [When Attacking] effect that allows the player to digivolve into a LV6 [Insectoid] or [Ancient Insectoid] Digimon from hand by paying it's full cost. While this does not sound like a valuable effect, it works very well with the [BT5-089] Izzy & Mimi tamer card which allows for free digivolution when attacking.

Since both Megakabuterimon's [When Attacking] effect and Izzy & Mimi's effect have the same timing, the player can decide on their effect's order. 

In the past, whenever a green LV5 Digimon attacks with Izzy & Mimi in play, there is certain probability that an auto-digivolution will not take place (when there are no LV6 green Digimons among the 3 revealed cards), which may expose that LV5 Digimon to danger during security checks. 

However this will not be the case for the new Megakabuterimon. When Megakabuterimon fails to digivolve from the cards revealed by Izzi & Mimi, the player can simply resolve his [When Attacking] effect to digivolve him into a LV6 [Insectoid] or [Ancient Insectoid] in hand, and the best candidate (as of now) is none other than [EX1-043] Herculeskabuterimon!


[EX1-043] Herculeskabuterimon
Effect1: [Your Turn][Once Per Turn] When one of your Digimon with [Insectoid] or [Ancient Insect] in its traits deletes an opponent's Digimon in battle and survives, you may unsuspend this Digimon.

Effect2: [Your Turn] For each Digimon card with [Insectoid] in its traits in this Digimon's digivolution cards, it gets +1000 DP.

Why is he an excellent candidate? Firstly, any good candidates should not possess a [When Attacking] effect since it will miss timing when digivolved this way. Secondly, Herc will be able to unsuspend himself (either for a second hit or just being unsuspended during your opponent's next turn) after deleting an opponent's Digimon and finally, he becomes (at least) 16000 DP big when inheriting a purely [Insectoid] digivolution line. 

Another great digivolution candidate would be [BT1-083] Grankuwagamon, mostly for the same reasons above! 


Supporting Cards

The new [EX1-033] Tentomon has excellent synergy running in an [Insectoid] deck setting, making digivolutions more efficient!

[EX1-033] Tentomon
Inheritable Effect: [When Attacking] The next time one of your Digimon digivolves into a Digimon card with [Insectoid] or [Ancient Insect] in its traits this turn, reduce the memory cost of the digivolution by 1.

Always resolve Tentomon's inheritable effect after Izzy & Mimi, to avoid wasting his "-1 digivolution cost" effect on a free digivolution. Note that Tentomon can reduce the digivolution cost of that triggered by Megakabuterimon's [When Attacking] effect.

[BT3-050] Stingmon is also a great candidate in this system, gaining +1 memory when an opponent's Digimon is deleted in battle with Megakabuterimon (or it's LV6).

Due to lack of suspension engines such as Lilamon, it is imperative to include suspension options such as [ST4-15] Chiku Chiku Bang Bang for board control and synergy with the aforementioned digivolution system. These option cards are also very precious in security, especially with the current meta of Jesmons and BOFs.

Deck Reference

This site uses english-translated cards from digimoncard.dev.

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