The next stage of the Unison Warrior Series: -BOOST-

Hello, DBSCG fans! It’s been a year since the start of the UW series, with the introduction of Unison Cards giving rise to a brand-new gameplay environment. This season, we’re working on developing new cards that expand the possibilities for Unison Cards even further. We hope you’re looking forward to it!

Unison Warrior Series -BOOST- reinvigorates the UW series, offering new skills and mechanics for expanded gameplay and deckbuilding.

We’re currently planning for the Unison Warrior Series -BOOST- to last for around a year, and include lots of exciting new innovations, explorations of your favorite themes, and mechanics that allow you to use your cards in never-before-seen ways.

We’re also planning to hold Championship tournaments this year, which were sadly an impossibility in 2020 due to circumstances beyond our control. We’ll be watching the global situation closely, but our goal, as always, is to create a play environment and metagame that will be enjoyable to as many players as possible. This includes new and returning players, of course! If you’re just getting started, allow us to offer you a warm welcome to the Dragon Ball Super Card Game.

Much like the original UW Series, UW Series -BOOST- continues with a focus on the Dark Empire Saga. Those of you who are familiar with the source material know there are still plenty of new characters who have yet to make an appearance. Who’s going to join the fight this year? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out.
The Dark Empire Saga is approaching its climax with the revival of Mechikabura, and if that wasn’t enough, a new Dragon Ball Feature Film was recently announced. We hope you’re as excited as we are to see what comes next!

For our next section, let’s take a look at the new Spirit Boost skill. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the preview video:

This time around, Unison Cards can offer their ki up to other Cards to help give them a power boost, recreating the feeling of all your cards fighting together as one.

Dragon Ball often features scenes of multiple characters working together to overcome powerful foes. Think of this as another way of expressing this time-honored thematic cornerstone.

Next up, let’s look at Spirit Boost in a little more detail.

Spirit Boost is a new skill that allows non-Unison cards to use the markers on your Unison Cards. Thematically, the markers on Unison Cards represent their ki, which can be shared with other cards to power them up. Spirit Boost opens up new avenues for using markers and makes managing them much more important.

To start out, we’ll introduce some of the cards included in EX17 and EX18. Both include plenty of cards that use or interact with Spirit Boost, so be sure to check them out if you want to try these new mechanics ahead of the next main set!

{EX17-02 Bardock, Spirit Boost Avenger} has a curious skill that turns it into a skill-less card when placed in your energy. That’s not a downside, however, since {EX17-01 SS Son Goku, Spirit Boost Striker} and {BT13-040 Vegeta, Energy Fortification} both have skills that can play skill-less cards from your energy. Once you play {EX17-02 Bardock, Spirit Boost Avenger} as a Battle Card, its skills will come back online, giving you a chance to fully unlock the potential of Spirit Boost.

{EX18-02 Son Gohan, Spirit Boost Vindicator} can be played mid-battle with Spirit Boost, making it a powerful surprise play.
Every time you use Spirit Boost to remove a marker from {EX18-01 Piccolo, Spirit Boost Defender}, it can negate the skills on an opponent’s Battle Card, while {EX18-02 Son Gohan, Spirit Boost Vindicator} can KO an opponent’s card. If you want to eliminate threats during your opponent’s turn, look no further.
{EX18-02 Son Gohan, Spirit Boost Vindicator} can also play {BT13-102 SS Trunks, to Change the Future}, making it a natural inclusion in UW4 Son Gohan/Future Trunks decks.

Well, what do you think?
As we hinted at in the preview video, a preview of the next set, Unison Warrior Series -BOOST- Set 5—is coming June 18, and you won’t want to miss it! See you then!

May 28, 2021
Dragon Ball Super Card Game Team