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Digital Gate

Card text:

Effects: Add 50 points to your Digimon Power. To use this card, send 2 cards Offline from your hand. Send your opponent's Rookie Digimon Offline if there are 2 or more Digimons in opponent's Duel Zone.

  • Number: Bo-306
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card Type: PO-Power Blast
Digital Gate
The instant win condition

written by chibionineko LV36
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General description:
Most people can't understand this card and it's awesome power. Read on to find out how to use this amazing card.

Uses:
This is the one card that people seem to get very confused about. The first two parts of the effect are very straightforward "Effects: Add 50 points to your Digimon Power. To use this card, send 2 cards Offline from your hand." It is the 3rd part that gets people,"Send your opponent's Rookie Digimon Offline if there are 2 or more Digimons in opponent's Duel Zone." What does this mean you ask? Let me explain. If there is more than one card on your opponent's duel zone, this occurs most often when they Digivolve, you may take the rookie at the bottom of that stack of cards on their duel zone and send it offline. What does that do? With the rookie removed from the bottom of the Digivolve stack when their current Digimon loses instead of sending offline every card in the duel zone but the rookie they instead lose every card since there is no rookie. That means that unless they play a new rookie during the Digivolve phase of the next turn there is no batttle that turn because both players would have to control a Digimon for a battle to occur.
All this does is stall for time, but its what you can do with this time thats important. Here are a few things you can do while your opponent searches for a new rookie:
#1 Work on earning points from Megas that give points when Digivolved to.
#2 Set up a ultimate hand of power options.
#3 Cycle through your deck to get your ultimate Mega out.

Strategies and game play:
This card is not the end all of broken effects. Play this card when your opponent's Digimon is champion or higher and you feel you can defeat it. It will do you no good to get rid of your opponent's rookie if you can never defeat their active Digimon.

Combos with other cards:
Thankfully the only 2 cards that really combos with this card is the S version of Downgrade (ST-57S) and Spiritual Crystal. The S version of Downgrade downgrades your opponents ultimate to champion, this weakens your opponents digimon making it easier to defeat it. You can also use Spiritual Crystal to automatically win the Digi-Duel by reducing your opponent's digimon power to 0 and wipe out your opponent.

Ways to counteract it:
There are a few Digimon, such as Rapidmon (ST-135) that have the effect of voiding any power option cards. Most Digimon with this ability are armor Digivolved Digimon but there are a few others. However, the absolute best way to protect yourself is to have 2 or more rookies in your deck. A final way to counteract it is Apokarimon and Apokarimon Creepy Mode; these Digimon can be put onto the Duel Zone without being digivolved to but both have special requrements in order to do so.

Strengths/Pros:
A way to stall the game out
50 point power boost

Weaknesses/Cons:
Can be negated
Must send 2 cards from your hand offline to use

Variations:
To my knowledge there were no Holo versions of the power option cards from Series 3-6. As such there is only 1 version of this card.

Artwork and aesthetics:
The art is simple yet effective. It's a Digital Gate from Season 2 of Digimon.

Overall rating:
The card has a great yet confusing effect. I give it a 8/10 as it loses points for bad wording.

 

Modified on April 13, 2014 06:49 pm



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djcard
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Subject: card review   Posted: July 9, 2010 12:53 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I see it's a good card review! You show it's many uses! Your just about one of the only people that are into digimon on this site!
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duff6551
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Subject:    Posted: June 20, 2011 04:25 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

beautiful explanation of a very powerful (yet common) card - you made it so easy to understand even a rookie at the game will benefit from it - a great review
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lessermontamer
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Subject:    Posted: August 18, 2011 08:59 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Okay you your self seem to be confused.
The rules say that Rookie Level Digimon do not go Offline unless switched with a new Rookie and having the new Rookie Digivolve.
Now what this card is saying is that if an opponent has 2 Rookies in the Duel Zone you are able to remove one of them leaving your opponent with one.
This could be useful when your opponent exploits the effects of Labramon and such, but it will NOT win you the game...
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chibionineko
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Subject:    Posted: October 23, 2011 05:47 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Card review updated based on information from Cyberdramon's Digital Index. Though this information itself is fan information it is well thoughout. Since the card said it affects your opponent's rookie it would be assumed it means Active Rookie not inactive rookies that may be under the active rookie. And since all effects in the rules rferencing "Your Rookie" imply your active rookie you digivolved(or can currently digivolve) from it can be assumed that this card is also referencing the rookie card located at the bottom of digivolve stack.
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lessermontamer
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Subject:    Posted: October 23, 2011 07:49 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I see, however this could still be up for debate because like I mentioned before, a Champion Digimon (to my understanding of this game.) is nothing more than your evolved Rookie Digimon. Meaning that there is only 1 Digimon on the Duel Zone when there is a Champion or Ultimate or Mega.

I think the effect makes more sense the way I explained it. Meaning that if your Opponent has more than 1 ROOKIE Digimon on the Duel Zone the Player is able to choose one of the Rookies (Either Active or Non-Active) and send it Offline.

I DO agree with you that Cyberdramon's Digital Index is a GREAT way to understand the game better. However there are some things that I cannot agree with. Like his explanation for Ultra Digivolve and stuff...
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machinedramon
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Subject:    Posted: April 6, 2012 09:36 am Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from lessermontamer:

I see, however this could still be up for debate because like I mentioned before, a Champion Digimon (to my understanding of this game.) is nothing more than your evolved Rookie Digimon. Meaning that there is only 1 Digimon on the Duel Zone when there is a Champion or Ultimate or Mega.

I think the effect makes more sense the way I explained it. Meaning that if your Opponent has more than 1 ROOKIE Digimon on the Duel Zone the Player is able to choose one of the Rookies (Either Active or Non-Active) and send it Offline.

I DO agree with you that Cyberdramon's Digital Index is a GREAT way to understand the game better. However there are some things that I cannot agree with. Like his explanation for Ultra Digivolve and stuff...


I agree, this is not an instant win card. It just sends the rookie offline if there is more than one.
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