Banette DP3=Weezing DX? Liability makes a return?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by KazamBolt, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    Banette L.42 – Psychic – HP80
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Shuppet

    [.] Ghost Head: You may place any number of damage counters on Banette (you can’t reduce Banette’s HP to 0). Then, place the same number of damage counters on the Defending Pokemon.
    [P][P] Stacking Grudge: 40 damage. If any Banette is in your discard pile, this attack does an additional 40 damage. Choose 1 Banette from your discard pile, show it to your opponent, and shuffle it into your deck.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 1

    This new Banette from DP3 reminds me of Weezing DX. Is there anything that combos with this? It could make a very good deck.
  2. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    The most it can do is 70.
    Not nearly as good as Weezing.
  3. JokerBoi

    JokerBoi Active Member

    I like him better than kricket its not hard to do a t2 80 with a bannete in the discard. His first attack is also suprerior to krickets.
  4. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    Oh. I forgot to look at the HP. I think that it will absolutely OWN the Prereleases but I don't see it making a deck.
  5. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    lol..forgot to look at HP

    Well it will only dominate Prereleases if it is Uncommon, and not a rare. Not sure which it is, prob rare. But it won't dominate because: (read further)

    I really don't like it for Modified, but it would still wouldn't be good in limited because what are the chances of pulling at least 2 Shuppet and at least 2 Banette (you need one to be in the discard!) I'd be really hard to keep one in the discard with such few trainers at a prerelease! :frown:
  6. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    the second attack is why you would use this card.
  7. L00p_H01eS

    L00p_H01eS New Member

    meh its an okay card
  8. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Ascension = An almost garunteed T2 70. 80 with Unown. That is good.
  9. Prime

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

    With CG Shuppet, you lose the need to get the stage 1 the next turn, but to use Banette's second attack on T2, you need a discard supporter AND another Banette in your hand. I feel it would be easier to setup a T2 Kricketune than a T2 Banette DP3.
  10. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    but t2 banette has history
  11. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    i meant turn 2 suicide banette. You ascension, then turn two start setting up a pokémon and smash for 70 that then forces them to respond and scapegoat the Banette out of fear of a discard for 80. it's a threatening concept.
  12. JokerBoi

    JokerBoi Active Member

    It is not that hard to ascend and then get a banette into the discard pile the same turn. You just have to base your entire deck around the t2 80 and futhermore consistantly hitting for that t2 80 I believe with the right collection of cards this can easy be achieved.
  13. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    it could be fun
    and you could get a laugh out of telling people "t2 banette lives"
  14. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    What about using Absol ex to control damage spread together with scramble and/or Rayquaza ex?
  15. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    it doesnt change the fact that banette is going emo on itself for not alot of damage
  16. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Emo is the name of the deck btw.

    What I mean is you have the choice between Turn 2 win if the opportunity arises OR you "spread damage" in a way that ensures you can scramble to spread more.

    Yes, personally i think versus a candy start or anything that can damage quick the strategy falls apart.
  17. Shmagoolski

    Shmagoolski New Member

    it's possible to consistently get a Banette in the discard pile using Nidoqueen d and Bronzong (or Delcatty ex)..

    though it would be tough to get that set up quickly...
  18. Kenta

    Kenta New Member

    If it's Emo it will lose vs every Metal pokemon :D

    Anyway, the second attack is so good, the first is not as good.Only 70 damages, if you have unown E, it can be windstormed, that means KO without the attack.
    And, Weezing was good because of Ex pokemon, now they're not so used..
  19. JokerBoi

    JokerBoi Active Member

    I am officially saying it Turn Two Banette Lives...
  20. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    time to start marketing t-shirts...

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