TCG previews of the upcoming DUEA set have started ahead of schedule! Today grants us our first look at the Burning Abyss archetype modeled after Dante's Inferno, with two TCG world premieres:
Dark / Level 3 / Fiend / 800 / 2000
If you control a monster that is not a “Burning Abyss” monster, destroy
this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of “Scarm,
Malebranche of the Burning Abyss” per turn, and only once that turn.
● If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
● During the End Phase, if this card was sent to the Graveyard this
turn: You can add 1 Level 3 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your Deck to
your hand, except “Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss”.
Light / Rank 3 / Warrior / 1000 / 2500
2 Level 3 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and choose a
number from 1 to 3, then, send that many cards from the top of your
Deck to the Graveyard; until the end of this turn, this card gains 500
ATK for each card sent to the Graveyard this way. If this card attacks,
it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. If
this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 “Burning Abyss”
card in your Graveyard, except this card; add it to your hand.
Also worthy of note is that there will be three Malebranche monsters total in DUEA. Looks like a promising start to this archetype!