02/25/2005, 07:22 AM
here is a unique deck that i think is top tier 2 and trying to push it into tier one.
3 magcargo(smooth over)
3 walrein(crush draw)
3 latias ex
3 tv reporter
3 oaks reseach
2 energy recycle system
2 desert ruins
so far it holds it own against most but TNA (ttar/amphy(trying to coin the new title for it) and blazamence
magcargo sets up for what i need for the turn from the straight draw, and also sets up walrein to crush draw if i dont need anyhting else. pokenav set up wlarein for crush draw and poke search at same time.
walrein attaches more than one NRG a turn aand has a great attack. Latias is really a back up or finisher after one walrein is KO from attacking( 100 for 3 is easy in this deck to do twice in a row).
02/25/2005, 08:50 AM
Nice idea, but I think there are some more optimal choices for this deck.
Pokemon: The walrein/Magcargo combo is very nice, easily powering up everything. But you really don't have a major powerhouse. Everything does a max of 50 damage with the exception of LatiEX, which does 100 at a sacrifice of two energy. Granted, if you play the deck right, you can power him up next turn, but with the ammount of Pidgeot AND Crystal Shard running around, he's not going to last long. How about we use another EX pokemon that can kick out some major damage without discard: SuicinEX. It takes only W energy and can kick out 70-80 a turn with an attack AND the energy goes to your hand, not your discard. But I think 3 EX is a bit excessive for any deck. Two should suffice for here.
Ok, another thing: attacking with Magcargo probably isn't the brightest idea in the world. Since he's an important part of your combo, attacking with him is a last resort and, often times, won't be used. This said, some of your energy farther down will be dropping out. But as for this line now, I think 3/3 is a bit much. Since your main attacking line will be Walrein and SuicinEX, let's drop this line to 2/2 and add another Sphealo and Walrein. Other than that, you did a great job on your Pokemon line(s).
-3 Latias EX
-1/1 Magcargo LIne
+2 Suicine EX
Trainers: Again, another good setup. But with SuicinEX, there are some better trainers you could be using.
For instance, why not use Bill's Maintenance as opposed to TV Reporter. This sounds like a bad idea (as the card is sub-optimal in most decks) but think of it this way. If you know you're running low on W energy and you jsut got some back in your hand from SuicinEX, you shuffle one into your deck, draw three and then use your Walrein/magcargo combo to get the energy back onto SuicinEX. TV Reporter is still a decent card. so it comes to your personal choice here. But I think the Bill Maintenance would help this deck out a bit. ALso, 4 Stephen's is a bit excessive with the rest of the draw I'm adding. Drop one of them.
Why are so many people using pokeNav? Sure, its cheap search, but it really doesn't help this deck that much. Sure, if you need a PKMN card and you use Magcargo, you can get it, but many times you'll be needing a trainer and won't be able to use it. Toss them out and add in CopyCats. They're a lot better for your drawing engine and are better than Oak's Research IMO. Speaking of Oak''s research, drop one and add in another Celio. If you can find room for 4 Celio, do it. This deck could really use it b/c its not running a Pidgeot.
I don't think you need E. Recycle system now that you'll be running one color. So let's drop them for another useful card: Crystal Shard. Two should suffice for this deck b/c dragons are running rampant everywhere and all decks now should 1) know this and 2) run at least two if not three. ALso, Ancient Ruins now hurts you in stead of helping you. Why not give yourself a helping gym like High Pres. System? It healps you more easily retreat all of your pokemon. I think its a good chocie for this deck now. Also, to help your deck more, I'm including two rare Candy to get up Walrein and/or Magcargo quiker. Hopefully, all these changes will mroe streamline your deck.
-1 Oak's Research
-2 E. Recycle system
-2 Ancient Ruins
(use 3 TV Reporter/Bill's Maintenance)
+2 Rare Candy
+2 Crystal Shard
Energy: Readjusted now that this si a one color deck. I've included some Multi energy for MAgcargo and SuicinEX (with a Multi on, it only does 70, but it can attack two turns in a row).
-8 Fire Energy
+4 Water Energy
+4 Multi Energy
Here's the updated decklist.
2 Magcargo (Smooth Over)
2 Suicine EX
3 TV Reporter/Bill's Maintencance (your choice)
2 Oak's Research
2 Crystal Shard
2 Rare Candy
There, hope this helps a bit. If you still, want to run Latias EX, you can, but I think Suicine will be more benficial to you. If you do, jsut toss out the Suicine EX and HPS for Latias EX and Ancient Ruins and adjust the energy to before. It's a great deck and you should do well with it. GL!
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