Night Beam is a normal spell card.
Target 1 Set Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Your opponent cannot activate the targeted card in response to this card’s activation.
Originally released from the expansion set Galactic Overlord in 2012, Night Beam destroys an opponent’s spell/trap card that cannot be activated in response to this card’s activation, unless another card/effect was chained to the activation of this card. During the October 1, 2014 format, players used this card in Burning Abyss and Qliphort decks to destroy certain face-down spell/trap cards, such as Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss and Vanity’s Emptiness. This card allowed the player to perform certain plays that they would not have if the player did not destroy the certain spell/trap card with Night Beam. This card will continue to see play during the October 1, 2014 format and will probably see tournament play during the January 1, 2015 format.