Cheapest Archetype?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Charizardian, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. Charizardian

    Charizardian New Member

    Well, for those who are either very poor or very cheap (especially me), what is the most playable deck to use? I have maybe like 150 or so dollars to spend, and with some trading I could probably go for something a little more expensive.
  2. mca3

    mca3 New Member

    Well I havent played this game long, but I noticed that the Kricketune deck is pretty fast, but the most powerful decks would probably be the Magmortar SW or the Blissey MT (ambulance) decks.

    Personally I love the Magmortar deck, because like blissey it dishes out multiple damage, but when you attach an energy each time, you can take 2 damage counters off, Awesomus!!!
  3. mrdraz07

    mrdraz07 New Member

    $150 goes a long way this season. Budget decks would probably be around $40.
  4. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    Hurricane is fairly cheap. Also it uses lots of older, reprinted cards ie. delcatty magneton, so it'sfairly easy to get the right cards for it.
  5. garchompx12

    garchompx12 New Member

    your best hope is probably T2 decks. 4-4 that so bad? the thing is the trainers like TSD(40-50$) castaway and those hyped trainers which could burn a hole in a wallet
  6. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    As long as you avoid needing multiple Time Space Distortion you should easily be able to build any deck in the current format well below $150. The hardest cards you will probably have getting are Blissey, Absol, Gardevoir, Gallade, and a few of the Lvl X cards (Electavire, Magmortar, Honchkrow, and Gardevoir are not in tins), abd a few trainers. Of the trainers, Castaway is probably the most expensive (excluding TSD).
  7. Kettler made top cut with Infernape. If you can't build this for under $25 dollars than you are hanging out with the wrong people.. Since Infernape X came in a tin I was able to get this card for $2. I once got a Delcatty EX for $5. Everthing else I have seen on the floor, trash, 10 cent section or less than a dollar.
  8. Lord Broly

    Lord Broly New Member

    With 150 you could probably make 2 Decks, lol.
  9. finalstain

    finalstain New Member

    Honestly, $150 can make you just about any deck this format, so long as youre not overpaying on Castaways, etc. The only thing to watch out for is decks that need multiple TSDs.
  10. The Captain

    The Captain New Member

    if i were able to buy a delcatty couple of delcatty ex, 4 rare candy, 3 Castaway, 3 Delcatty for under $25 i wouldbe very very happy i wouildn't even build iferncatty.
  11. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Yeah, agreed.
    Infernacatty builds usually are well over 25.
    I would say that Ape X is 6-8, Catty ex is 10-12, and 3 Catty is easily 10-15.
    Those are your major things.
    4 Candy are still a good 5-10 bucks or so cause it's like a 1-2 dollar uncommon.
    4 DRE is 5 more bucks about.
    Now, you are already lookin at close to 50 or more.
    You could prolly buy the deck for 50-75 though.
  12. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    ...How many times have you MENTIONED that deck?!

    I'd say that some of the low budget decks out there would be stuff like MegaGatr (mostly because it isn't that popular at this time). Despite the holos, hardly anyone plays it at this time. Another would be Kricketune, since it really doesn't take too much to build. I can't think of anything else at this time though.
  13. flariados

    flariados New Member

    Darhtpika are you in love with hurricane? I think mario is kinda cheap because lucario is easy to get in pop packs and kits + lucario lvx and machamp is also not that hard to get. I don't like this deck myself but it's really cheap. I would play it with another partner like empoleon or magmortar. But machamp is the easiest to get.
  14. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    If I were you, I would just make some super cheap T2 deck, and save your money for when Darkrai LV.X hits. I have a felling that thing will be highly playable and highly valued!
  15. drrty byl

    drrty byl New Member

    You can build something good out of the easier-to-find/less desirable stage 1s in the new set -- there's some good stuff that's definitely been overlooked. The current Rolls Royce of decks is looking like Gardelade-Absol, where the Gardevoir level X might realistically run you $25. However, for $150 you could probably just about build two copies of that deck buying singles..
  16. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    Most decks don't run over $150.00$ (well, at least not for me). I only do trades and buy the odd booster(s) here and there. I count on one of my family members to do well in tournaments (eg. between tournaments my brother and I have 3 boxes of SW; last year we got about 4 boxes of Dragon Frontiers). It isn't too hard to get your cards cheap/free if you search for them. I don't know if the decks I am about to list go over you budget (I am not an Ebay-freak) but, here are some that are pretty great...

    Lickillicky (This is Team Lesage's secret don't ask questions until after States)
  17. rerisenphoenix

    rerisenphoenix New Member

    I say Fire TRUK (Blissey/Magmortar) or The TRUK (Blissey/Delcatty) are the best decks around.
  18. pokemaniac93

    pokemaniac93 New Member

    Kricketune's easy to run. The cards are very inexpensive. Depending on your budget, it would be great if you could make a Blissey combo.
  19. Hatter™

    Hatter™ Active Member

    then why did u post lickilicky then???? just another random team tryin to get known oh well

    on topic..
    T2 Kricketune
    T2 Banette
    Infernapeare some pretty cheap ones
  20. Charizardian

    Charizardian New Member

    Thanks for your help guys. I guess the game's gotten cheaper since I left.

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