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Getting Toxic with ST-6 Venomous Violet

Ever felt like you were running out of resources? That 50 cards in the deck just aren't enough? ST6 Venomous Violet looks to solve this issue by equipping purple with a huge range of cards that recur value from the trash. Released on 11 June 2021, Venomous Violet looks to out resource the opposition.

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

By staggering the releases of structure decks, Bandai allowed room to highlight different aspects of each color, and how they envision them playing, and nowhere is this more apparent than with ST6. Purple is all about value, be that trading your smaller Digimon with bigger ones, getting effects when they are trashed, or recycling key pieces, a little bit of everything is in this deck. The face Mega card, CresGarurumon provides a little bit of added pressure through Security +1, but it is the DigiBurst effect that highlights the deck's synergies. By trashing two sources from beneath CresGarurumon, you can play a level three Digimon from your trash for free, even activating any On Play effects. The Rookies in the deck provide a few options when you make this play, from the surprisingly big Elecmon at 5000 DP, to the value-driven Gabumon and Dracmon. Gabumon and its Digivolution Garurumon both allow you to draw a card, then trash a card from hand, when attacking, achieving both excellent consistency, but also help set up the Trash for later on in the game. Dracmon on the other hand is part of that late-game pay, letting you grab back specific Option cards from Trash.

The two Option cards included in Venomous Violet can both be grabbed with Dracmon, but both serve very different purposes. Death Claw is a very low-cost removal card, making up for the one memory cost by forcing deletion of one of your own Digimon, but this can quickly become a benefit, when paired with Digimon with powerful On Deletion effects such as 1.0's Gabumon. It also becomes effectively a zero-cost card when Matt Ishida is in play, making it simple to remove pieces as your opponent tries to set up.

The Final Nail in The Coffin

But the downside of deleting your own Digimon is that eventually, you run out of your attacking threats. But the seven-cost Nail Bone fixes this, playing a Level three and Level four from the trash. While the Rookie brought back may not be that impactful, the ability to revive a Level four includes both purple Blocker cards so that Nail Bone can act as a last gasp defense. But it will also find a home in a niche purple deck alongside the promo MetalGarurumon and Anubismon, a combo that can give the revived Digimon Rush for a surprise lethal out of nowhere.