Dev Team Column - Android 13 Deck Showcase

Greetings, DBSCG fans! UW4’s release date is fast approaching, and the full card list has been revealed. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, now’s your chance!

This time around, we’re taking a look at a Battle Evolution Booster Android 13 deck, which has received quite a few enhancements courtesy of UW4. If you’re a long-time player, you’re sure to get a kick out of the inclusion of classic Android 13 cards from BT3! Here’s the decklist!

No. Color Card Name Category Rarity Pieces
EB1-38 Yellow Android 13, Android 14, & Android 15 LEADER C 1
BT3-069 Green Unending Destruction, Android 13 BATTLE SR 2
BT3-070 Green Dawn of Terror, Android 13 BATTLE UC 2
BT9-057 Yellow Android 14, Stoic Fist BATTLE C 4
BT9-115 Green/Yellow Dr. Gero, Progenitor of Terror BATTLE C 1
BT9-116 Green/Yellow Android 13, Adamantine Avenger BATTLE SR 2
BT10-100 Yellow Counterblast Son Gohan BATTLE UC 3
BT13-152 Yellow Syn Shenron, Corrupted by the Darkness BATTLE SCR 1
DB1-064 Yellow Great Ape Son Goku, Saiyan Instincts BATTLE SR 1
DB2-108 Yellow Bergamo, Ferocious Roar BATTLE SR 2
EX06-19 Green Android 13, the Brilliant BATTLE EX 4
EX06-20 Green Android Troop - 14 & 15 BATTLE EX 4
EB1-41 Yellow Android 15, the Mission Begins BATTLE C 3
EB1-65 Green/Yellow Super Android 13, Cores of the Trio BATTLE R 2
EB1-66 Green/Yellow Android 13, the Mission Begins BATTLE SR 4
EB1-67 Green/Yellow Android 14 & Android 15, Target Acquired BATTLE R 4
BT3-104 Yellow Flying Nimbus EXTRA C 3
BT13-119 Yellow Assault of the Androids EXTRA R 2
BT13-120 Yellow The Power of a Super Saiyan EXTRA SR 4
EB1-48 Yellow Frieza Army Reinforcements EXTRA C 2

Note : {BT3-070 Dawn of Terror, Android 13}, {BT3-104 Flying Nimbus}, and {BT9-057 Android 14, Stoic Fist} are reprinted in the Battle Evolution Booster, while {DB2-108 Bergamo, Ferocious Roar} is found in the Revival Pack included in boxes of UW3.


  • 1. Android 13 Deck Concept
  • 2. Deck Overview
  •  -a. Deck Goals
  •  -b. Early Game
  •  -c. Mid Game
  •  -d. Defensive Extra Cards
  • 3. Synergistic Picks
  • 4. In Closing
1. Android 13 Deck Concept

This is a control deck that can take out Rest Mode Battle Cards to force opponents to discard. One of its major selling points is being able to deploy Android 13 cards via a wide variety of skills, including [Arrival], [Successor], and [Union-Absorb].

2. Deck Overview

a. Deck Goals

Every time you KO an opponent’s Rest Mode Battle Card, the Android 13 Leader forces your opponent to discard. Having cards that can properly take advantage of this skill is essential. Your goal should be to remove your opponent’s Rest Mode Battle Cards with skills every turn to whittle down their hand. If you can play the cards seen above by the mid-game, you’ll be able to consistently eliminate your opponent’s Battle Cards, powering the rest of the deck’s strategies.

b. Early Game

The Android 13 Leader can Awaken when your life is at 5 or less and you have <Android 14> and <Android 15> in your Drop Area, which makes {BT9-057 Android 14, Stoic Fist} and {EX06-20 Android Troop - 14 & 15} perfect early game plays. The deck’s Leader Card also lets you discard 《Android》 cards from your hand. Find a starting hand with Android 14 and 15, and you’ll be off to the races in no time.

c. Mid Game

Once your Leader’s flipped over, it’s time to get ready to play Super Android 13 and set up the engine to ensure you can consistently activate your Leader’s auto skill.
{EB1-67 Android 14 & Android 15, Target Acquired} helps play the deck’s plentiful <Android 13> cards, making it a key card in the mid-to-late game. Play an <Android 13> with [Union-Absorb], and you’ll be ready to deploy Super Android 13 the following turn. {EB1-66 Android 13, the Mission Begins} is another choice, giving the deck plenty of flexibility.
{EB1-65 Super Android 13, Cores of the Trio} and {EB1-67 Android 14 & Android 15, Target Acquired} are multi-color cards that can reduce their own combo costs, giving you a straight shot to activating [Arrival] on {EB1-66 Android 13, the Mission Begins}.

d. Defensive Extra Cards

UW4 has given yellow Android decks powerful new defensive cards. {BT13-119 Assault of the Androids} KOs skill-less Battle Cards while giving your Leader a +5000 power boost for the turn, and is sure to be a thorn in the side of aggro decks everywhere. Pair it with skill-negating effects, and you can KO any card on the field to stop your opponent’s offense in its tracks.
{BT13-120 The Power of a Super Saiyan} is another essential defensive option that draws a card while switching an opponent’s Battle Card to rest mode for free. Once your opponent’s cards are in Rest Mode, you can easily activate your Leader Card’s hand destruction skill.

3. Synergistic Picks

・EB1-39 Super 17, Energy Absorber

A great choice for sending 《Android》 cards from your deck to your Drop Area to Awaken your Leader Card. {EB1-66 Android 13, the Mission Begins} can be sent from your Drop Area to your Warp to KO your opponent’s Battle Cards, making it handy once you have Android 14 and 15 in your Drop Area.

・XD3-04 Android 17, Impending Crisis

Like {EB1-39 Super 17, Energy Absorber}, this card helps Awaken your Leader Card. It also plays great mid-game support for {BT9-116 Android 13, Adamantine Avenger}, which you can fuel with 《Android》 cards in your Drop Area.

・BT6-123 Android 13, Agent of Destruction

Play this card off {EB1-67 Android 14 & Android 15, Target Acquired}’s skill, then tear through your opponent’s life with [Critical] attacks. KO an opponent’s Rest Mode Battle Card with this card’s activated skill, and your opponent will be forced to discard two cards thanks to your Leader Card’s skill. A powerful combination, and one of the deck’s biggest strengths.

4. In Closing

Well, what did you think?
There are plenty of other great picks in UW4 besides the ones we showcased today, including the yellow Android 17/18 Leader Card, so be sure to check out the card list!
The next column is set to drop May 21st, and will feature even more new cards from the Battle Evolution Booster and UW4! See you then!

April 30, 2021
Dragon Ball Super Card Game Team