What kind of impact will Houndoom GE have at States???

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by smacktack15, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    I am planning to go to a Provincial Championship this weekend and saw Houndoom GE's scan. It is a great card and I am asking if you think it will be played, can it go toe to toe with G&G or Magmortar Variants? This isn't a poll but, a question/opinion thread. Discuss.
     
  2. garchompx12

    garchompx12 New Member

    not really, i mean, compare dooms power to mag or gallades power
     
  3. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    There's a Houndoom in Great Enc... oh, there is!

    Seriously though, it's nothing that exciting. After you start off fast you'll eventually lose to a GG or Mag deck. It's kind of just a matter of time. Houndoom reminds me a lot of Kricketune, which isn't making any kind of impact on the game right now (thank God).
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    There are other cards in the format other than GG and Magmortar?

    DUDE! I can't believe I haven't been playing them...oh wait, I know why.

    The card is decent, but decent doesn't cut it in today's environment filled with overpowered cards and combos.
     
  5. master of puppets

    master of puppets New Member

    i really wouldnt be too surprised if it took a states or two, but its nothing too huge.
    its a good card though.
     
  6. chriscobi634

    chriscobi634 New Member

    when will they make another game breaking houndoom like the UF one?

    <see it's my fav. pokemon. But I didn't play Bandoom, not my style of deck. I'm more in bench hitting. Shady move just didn't do it for me. If they made a GOOD bench hitting Houndoom, I would be in Pokemon Heaven. Made it dark as we already have Magmortar. Heck here it is:

    Houndoom HP 90
    Types Dark/Fire

    Overrun - 30 damage, does 20 damage to one of you opponents benched pokemon. RC (like Arcanine Ex, but not an Ex)

    Fire Bomb - Choose one of your opponent's pokemon, this attack does 30 damage to that pokemon and 20 damage to two of your opponents pokemon that are placed right next to that the one you chose. RDC

    See a new strategy, placing pokemon in certain spots could be big then.

    Weakness: + 20 Water
    Resistance: -20 Psychic
    Retreat Cost: 0

    I can dream can't I?
     
  7. ifiritshellfire

    ifiritshellfire New Member

    It has the potential to T2 some decks, but other than that, late game, I think it would constantly lose. If it wins more than 4 states, I would be surprised.
     
  8. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    if it wins one state, i will be surprised.
     
  9. Jaeger

    Jaeger New Member

    ^That sounds like a challenge
     
  10. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    The impact? It's gonna be like throwing a stone into a lake. First you can see the waves and it gets weaker and weaker...

    It's fast for the first few turns, but your opponent's gonna sac some bait for you to KO and build up something massive. By then you dont really have much backup because you are constantly charging for the active houndoom.
     
  11. Rashad

    Rashad New Member

    its faster than gardellade so it has the advantage
     
  12. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    Question: What kind of impact will Houndoom GE have at States???
    Answer: A minimal one, if that.(In regards to the masters and perhaps seniors divisions)
     
  13. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    As much as I like the new Houndoom from Great Encounters, I just can't see it doing well. Sure, it can burn, it can do 70 for a single toss of the multi, but the fact that it's bound to that is the downfall of this card. The first attack is pretty cool though, and the HP is decent I suppose. Still, it's just not strong enough to compete within todays format.
     
  14. rhodesia123

    rhodesia123 New Member

    it says you may discard
     
  15. vanderbilt_grad

    vanderbilt_grad New Member

    The attack really isn't that great without the discard though.
     
  16. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    Thanks for helping me. I didn't think it would be game-breaking but, you guys(gals???) have assured me, thanks:)
     
  17. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member


    But if you don't, then your chances of max damage out put have just been severely compromised. 'Cuz most likely, it will be severely damaged, if not KO'd...
     
  18. pokemaniac93

    pokemaniac93 New Member

    i can do some major damage, but it gets K.Oed too fast by Pokemon like Empoleon.
     

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