How to use Galactic's Wager most effectively

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Jayson, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. Jayson

    Jayson Active Member

    So you can do four things to skew Wager in your favor:

    1. Employ a combo that will allow you to recover from Wager if you lose the RPS.

    Examples: Electabuzz d's power of evolution; Magneton PK and Delcatty PK and energy in the discard; Blissey's Kind Egg;

    2. Use attacks or powers that disrupt or decrease your opponent's hand right after you play Wager.

    Example: Empoleon Lv.X's supreme command; Honchkrow, Ambipom, Walrein or Gatr's attacks.

    3. Use a trainer engine that functions well with a small hand size.

    Example: Lots of Copycat, Rowan, Steven's Advice and Wager, with great ball, quick ball, pokedex, and lots of spammable tools and pluspower. With enough hand refreshing supporters, you should get a new one in each refreshed hand, along with several non-supporters that you can use right away to get your hand size small again.

    4. Play a crippling trainer like cessation, battle frontier or crystal beach right before you play the Wager.

    I guess I just want to get a Wager strategy discussion going. So there's my input. Anyone else have anything to add?
  2. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    5. Be good at RPS
  3. The_Lorax

    The_Lorax New Member

    6. Use basic Psychology
  4. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Couldn't have said it better, Jayson.
  5. taurik

    taurik New Member

    There's always the very basic:

    Play it if you have less than 3 cards in hand and/or your opponent has more than 6 cards in hand.
  6. chriscobi634

    chriscobi634 New Member

    not always, there were a few games I saw where player A had 3 or 4 cards in their hand, one being TGW, and their opponent had 6+. Still they didn't use it, even though they could have, player A didn't because their opponent had a bad hand, either no NRG or a terrible hand with what they had on the field.
  7. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    I like to use if my opponent manages to get a basic and its evolution in the same turn (ie Skitty and Delcatty ex). It usually delays that evolution because they do not draw it again and hopefully do not draw another search card to grab it.
  8. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    I've been fond of using Castaway to get Cess Crystal, TGW, and an energy. Then holding the Cess until the next turn and dropping it then before the TGW. The same could be done with Scott and a harmful Stadium, but there aren't as many really good ones to hurt your opponent. Having a way of looking into your opponent's hand can be helpful also, but not necessary. TGW is also another way to replenish your deck from a big hand late in game if you are running out of cards (more used in limited, but still possible in modified). You can use it to disrupt your opponent if they are being deliberate by powering up a lower stage of a soon to be played stage 2 Pokemon in their hand.

    You can play Crawdaunt Ex or Omastar to shuffle things back into their deck ranther than putting them just back into their hand.
  9. finalstain

    finalstain New Member

    Just a thought, but Im fairly certain the majority of Masters Division people will tend to throw Rock first...
  10. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    win the RPS, of course
  11. Vegeta ss4

    Vegeta ss4 Iron Chef Leader

    Jayson- I agree with you so much. Your points-of-view remind me of my states deck that I have in mind:p:p:p:p
  12. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Play stadium lock (BF or Crystal Beach) or Cessation Crystal, then play TGW and hope your opponent gets only 3 cards.
    As long as you reduce their hand size it's good and they now may not get a Windstorm to counter it, putting them in a pickle.
  13. moza

    moza New Member

    The best way to use it is to go to Kmart with 5$ to buy some RPS skill.
  14. skarmory777

    skarmory777 New Member

    I remember at our battle roads in orlando, Stephen Sylvestro was playing right next to me and we were talking earlier about how rock always wins. He straight up told his opponent "okay, I'm gonna play rock, promise" and he would throw rock and his opponent threw scissors. Not once, not twice, but three times. It was the most freaking hilarious thing ive ever seen!
  15. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    ^yeah, his dad was about ready to punch him
  16. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba New Member

    Good old rock, nothing beats rock!
  17. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    Except, of course, paper.
  18. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    how does paper beat rock
    \"and? im a rock you idiot, i dont breath
    *rock rolls and rips paper to shreds*


    Play it right after they castaway, scott or chingling for a supporter....

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