Dev Team Column - Tien Shinhan Deck Showcase

DBSCG Fans! Welcome back to another week of deck highlights. In this week’s article, we’ll combine the power of the new Tien Leader with the force of Chilled’s Army, a Leader featured in UW4 Supreme Rivalries. Build most of this deck using cards from Evolution Booster, and spice it up over the next few weeks at your local Supreme Rivalries Pre-Release!

No. Color Card Name Category Rarity Pieces
EB1-24 Green Tien Shinhan, Mysterious Technique LEADER C 1
BT13-063 Green Frieza, Invader from Another Dimension UNISON SR 4
EX13-30 Black Son Goku Jr. & Vegeta Jr., Saiyan Scions UNISON EX 2
BT1-005 Red Furthering Destruction Champa BATTLE UC 2
BT9-099 Blue/Green Android 18, Bionic Blitz BATTLE C 4
BT10-075 Green Frieza, Charismatic Villain BATTLE SR 4
BT12-153 Green Majin Buu, Incarnation of Demonic Evil BATTLE SCR 1
TB2-036 Green Trading Blows Son Goku BATTLE C 4
TB2-043 Green Tien Shinhan, Trading Moves BATTLE UC 2
TB2-048 Green Mercenary Tao, Trading Moves BATTLE UC 2
TB2-067 Black Announcer, Play-By-Play Pro BATTLE UC 2
P-148 Blue Vegeta Jr., Heroic Successor BATTLE PR 4
P-300 Green Chilled, the Assailant BATTLE PR 2
DB1-065 Yellow Pan, Natural Fighter BATTLE UC 2
EB1-26 Green Son Goku, the Long-Awaited Rematch BATTLE R 4
EB1-27 Green Tien Shinhan, the Long-Awaited Rematch BATTLE R 4
EB1-28 Green Chiaotzu, Unwanted Reunion BATTLE C 2
BT10-088 Green Dormant Potential Unleashed EXTRA SR 3
BT13-083 Green Invasion of Chilled's Army EXTRA C 2


  • 1. Tien Deck Concept
  • 2. Deck Overview
  •  -a. Deck Goals
  •  -b. Early Game
  •  -c. Mid Game
  •  -d. Late game
  • 3. Synergetic Cards
  • 4. In Closing
1. Tien Deck Concept

Evolution Booster introduced player-requested Tien Shinhan to the DBSCG Universe, and does he deliver! One of the most unique aspects of his Leader card is the ability to use his Multi-Form technique when he awakens, creating 3 Multi-Form Technique tokens. This similarity with the token-generating ability of Supreme Rivalry’s Chilled archetype can be combined into a powerful force that can hit hard and fast!

2. Deck Overview

a. Deck Goals

Deck Overview – In Evolution Booster, Green received a plethora of strong discard effects, making this Leader a more aggressive build compared to traditional discard-heavy strategies. The Chilled archetype, on the other side, tries hard to produce an army of Tokens to repeatedly apply pressure through multiple small attacks across turns. Use hand destruction and Critical damage in the early and mid game to limit your opponent’s options, create a window of vulnerability, and use one of multiple win conditions to take full advantage of the opportunity!

b. Early Game

The [Activate:Main] ability of Tien Shinhan is great for always having a strong turn 1 play. Being able to almost ensure that Tien Shinhan, Trading Moves will be on the field for the whole match, you can Awaken quickly and prepare yourself to resolve Mercenary Tao, Trading Moves later in the game!

Against slow strategies, use Trading Blows Son Goku to make their hand size decrease and interrupt their early game effectiveness. It’s a win-win situation!

c. Mid Game

Generally awakening by Turn 3, Tien-Shinan, Mysterious Technique can use a combination of the Multi-Form Tokens and Chilled Army tokens to deal serious damage! Chilled the Assailant is able to create 2 tokens and increase their power to 15000. Use that in combination with the -3 skill of [Frieza Invader from Another Dimension and the +1 skill of [Son Goku Jr. & Vegeta Jr., Saiyan Scions] and attack with an onslaught of tokens!

d. Late Game

If your opponent was able to withstand your token attack, you should be in a prime position to resolve your World Tournament trump cards! The Long-Awaited Rematch combo produces massive board destruction and Triple Strike threats, and Mercenary Tao can discard 3 cards from the opponent’s hand! Choose which combination of cards is better for the situation, and achieve victory!

3. Synergetic Cards

One of Tien’s strongest points is being a [World Tournament] Leader, allowing us to use support cards like [Vegeta Jr, Heroic Successor] and [Announcer Play-by-Play Pro] to increase our consistency.

Multi-Form Tokens and Chilled Army Tokens are both normally 10,000 Power, allowing us to use [Pan, Natural Fighter] to give us an additional blocker or allow our Tokens to have [Critical] for the turn. Use this card in tandem with [Invasion of Chilled Army] for some powerful defense!

Majin Buu, Incarnation of Demonic Evil is a powerhouse! Generate an army of Tokens, increase their power to sky-high levels, and use Majin Buu, Incarnation of Demonic Evil to stop any [Counter:Attack] tricks your opponent may have up her or his sleeve!

4. In Closing

If you are a fan of Tien and Chilled, this deck is the perfect combination! Many cards in Evolution Booster and UW4 can find a home in this deck – be sure to check the card list and include your favorites!

Stay tuned for the next article!

June 4, 2021
Dragon Ball Super Card Game Team