TheDarkTwins DE States Report - Finally Conquers DE!! 1st Place Report :D

Discussion in 'State/Province/Territory Championships' started by TheDarkTwins, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    So, after playing in DE states the last 3 years (the only 3 I have played in it) and getting 3rd/3rd/2nd respectively, I decide to go there instead of NY because I seem to do better. I was planning on playing GG, but decided to switch to Banette. I playtested with a friend and used some of the info off of Jokerboi's great FL states report. I figured it was the best choice as GG was huge and Magmortar wasnt.

    Anyways on to the Report -

    R1 - Evan B. (Blaziken/Catty)

    He has trouble setting up and I start with an eh hand. I take the first few prizes with Banette, and he eventually tries to mount a comback, but I had taken too many prizes earlier via 1 Banette (5) for him to comeback.

    Win 1-0

    R2 - Will (Magmortar)

    I dont donk him and he takes the first prize which leads to me being down the whole game and losing.

    Loss 1-1

    R3 - Casey (GG)

    So, I finally get the matchup I want. I get a quick Banette and start running thru his Psychic weak pokemon. My crystal beaches hurt him, but he plays windstorm. He ends up RC into Dusknoir warp pointing me and then shuffling my benched Banette into my deck along with koing my Shuppet. I was up 1 prize left to 4 so while he may have been able to come back, he didnt have time as that was called during my next turn.

    Win 2-1

    R4 - Shaw Levin - Shawofmordor (GG)

    Shaw gets a decent setup but I was able to get a few Banette's up plus lock in the crystal beach. He takes the first prize or two but I end up running through him after he does that. The lack of being able to play DRE/Scramble as they should be is bad enough for him to not be able to keep up with the high energy costs.

    Win 3-1

    R5 - Ian R. (GG)

    I get a decent start and end up locking in an early crystal beach. I get up a few Banette's and start koing his pokemon, he cant get a legitamate setup/attacker and I run through his psy weak pokemon.

    Win 4-1

    T8 - Evan B. (Blaziken/Catty)

    G1 - We both get decent starts, however I play down 1 too many basics and his continous 50 and 10 to the bench lands him most of his prizes. I end up have to conceed the game because I am so far behind.

    G2 - I learn from what mistakes I made in G1 and start off with a decent hand and go quick Banette. I am able to take 5 prizes to his 2 or 3, and I am able to Warp Point for my last prize.

    G3 - We both know there is about 5-8 minutes left, so he goes first and I use Roseanne's to get Shuppet and an enery I think I then attach and pass, He goes and CFF with Pachirisu for a 2nd time. I evolve into Banette and attach a 2nd energy after retreating my active baltoy. Next turn I ko his active Pachirisu. Time is called during his turn. He needs 1 card to tie the game. He Stevens/Cosmic Draws with Claydol/Energy Draw with Delcatty. He doesnt get it and conceeds.

    Win 5-1 (6-2)

    T4 - Matt G. - Snowball21 - (Mirror)

    He was my "playtest" partner during the last few days and we decide to play the same deck card for cards. We would of liked to play in the finals, but T4 was good as he went 5-0 in swiss. The other side was 2 GG so the winner would most likely win the tournament.

    G1 - He gets a god start to my crappy one.

    G2 - We both start with Minun, but I have a better overall hand, plus the Wager losses do him in.

    G3 - Same as G2 (yeh explain that one, I dont know) except for an early Wager helps me make a comeback and eventually win.

    Win 6-1 (8-3)

    T2 - Adam C. (GG)

    G1 - I get a decent start. I ko his active Furret T2 and he proceeds to use scramble with Gallade 2nd attack to KO my Banette. I have a Banette on the bench with 1 energy that I bring up. I drop the Lake Boundary and OHKO his Gallade, he struggles to setup as I lock in a Crystal Beach the next turn. He cant do anything so I win.

    G2 - I start with 2 Shuppet and pretty much nothing else. I play a beach T1 as he elects to go first. I pretty much draw only Energy and Shuppet all game. However, I kept drawing into my Wagers, but when I used them I got crap. He would "Keen Eye" and I would wager before he got a chance to use them twice. I end up using my 3 Banette Swarm to slowing take prizes. He ends up being in to far of a hole to come back especially with the Crystal Beach Lock.

    Win 7-1 (10-3)

    So, I win my first states and I am very happy with my choices and it counter the current area's metagame. Matt gets 3rd and I get 1st. Not too shabby.

    Props -

    Jon J. for driving us
    Matt G. for helping me test the deck
    Anyone who gave me advice on the deck, you know who you are.
    Jokerboi for that great report that helped my decide and gave me a few pushes in the correct direction.
    My Opponents
    Matt for pulling the Cresselia Lv. X out of his first of 8 packs and wanting to sell the rest of them.

    Slops -

    Traffic on the way back.
    Losing to the Magmortar when I lent the cards to him.

    That is all I can think of.

    Thanks for reading,
  2. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Congrats on the win, Drew =D
  3. Great win for you today. You should scoop on Shaw he needs a win. Just kidding . O.K. States are over here so to make the the report complete lets see the deck list. That s if you want to break open the new format to take down G&Gfor new world domination..
  4. metalbird

    metalbird New Member

    No props for Brawl? lol gj yesterday Drew
  5. dtrain

    dtrain New Member

    congrats Drew
  6. jconti2818

    jconti2818 Member

    Congratulations Drew but I'm sure the New York crew missed you!

    Hope to see you again at TimeWarp.

  7. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    :lol:, that's not nice. Um, yeh the decklist thing, not gonna happen. I will only reveal decklist for my worlds reports as I really cant play them because usually the whole format changes.

    It didnt technically come out yesterday now did it? :tongue: Thanks.

    Dan - Thanks,

    Jason - Thanks,

    John - Thanks, nah I think they were fine without me.

  8. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    The only reason you won was becuase caleb was'nt there to beat you with riaeggs!

    JK Jk

    Congraz drew. It's kinda better that you went to DE and not NY. NY was the hottest and a smelly place! But it was fun watching guys get beat up tho......
  9. PokeMontoya

    PokeMontoya New Member

    GJ Drew :thumb: lucky man lucky I played Banny and friends at New Mexico and ended up losing to APE in T4 I could have won on time but I was all amped to take him down good report BTW

  10. JokerBoi

    JokerBoi New Member

    Congrats on the Banette win I am sooo glad I could help. This proves Banette to be even better and that my win was not just a luck streak.
  11. Lil_Magma

    Lil_Magma Member

    Great Job Drew
  12. Adam Garcia

    Adam Garcia New Member

    Congrats Drew
  13. Umbreon777

    Umbreon777 New Member

    Does it!
  14. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    Yep, however there are places I wouldnt want to play it. I know that the Midwest is all Magmortar I beleive, but if your area is Gallade infested that Banette is the play. Banette is awesome and a very good deck if built correctly.

    Yep, congrats on winning yesterday.

    Adam Garcia - Thanks,

    Lil_Magma - Thanks man, you did pretty good yesterday also, I know you were in T2 when I last saw.

    PokeMontoya - Ah, that sucks, Atleast you got T4 it is much better than what if could of been. Thanks!!

    B_B_C - Um, no, it wasnt Caleb who beat me last year, it was MK who decided to fold to an Autowin that is an Autoloss for me. I went to DE because when you play in the same states 4 years in a row and always T4 it is hard to consider going elsewhere. Thanks.

  15. Jaeger

    Jaeger New Member

    Nice Metagame call Drew, Concrats
  16. plaidlesspez

    plaidlesspez New Member

    nice job man, but i have to admit i was rooting for evan so i wouldn't have to face you haha
  17. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Good work, bro. Nice to see you finally take that title, and it was equally nice to see it done with Banette.
  18. GaaRa

    GaaRa New Member

    Gj drew ... see u at nats
  19. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

  20. Nicely done, I ran Banette too however I fought againest 3 dark decks (beating one of them) and go T1 twice. However did not face a G&G and it is good to hear another Banette took a states.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2008

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