My anti meta-game deck. (Claydol)

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  1. Prize_Card

    Prize_Card New Member

    I wanted to build a deck that could counter both gallade and blissy for the upcoming states. Tell me what you think.

    Pokemon: 13

    4 absol
    4 baltoy (GE)
    3 claydol ex
    2 claydol ge

    Trainers: 30

    4 quick ball
    4 dusk ball
    4 great ball
    4 ER2
    3 windstorm
    3 lake boundry
    2 TGW (this is for disruption, along with the other disruption I already have.)
    2 warp point
    1 scott
    2 plus power
    1 strength charm

    Energy: 17

    4 multi
    11 psychic
    2 cyclone energy

    Alright so theres my list, the reason I used a semi ball engine is that I could get rid of cards out of my hand fast enough so that I can be using claydol ge power every round for a decent amount of cards.

    Strategy: start out with an absol and with the ball engine speed through all your pokemon untill you have a claydol ex and claydol ge set up, (it should be turn 2 for one or 2 of them to get set up) then while disrupting your oppenent with absol and ER2, start loading up the claydol ex so its ready to one hit blissy or gallade.

    I was thinking about adding in 1-1 lati lock in here for magmorter and other deck that relys on bodys.

    Comments and suggestions would be great, Thanks.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  2. Let Fire Fall

    Let Fire Fall New Member

    so what happens when you go against Magmortar?
  3. Rashad

    Rashad New Member

    where are the crystal beaches isn't claydol ex weak to phychic if so a smart gardillade player would power up a gardevoir and just run through your pokemon
  4. tyranitarpownzor

    tyranitarpownzor New Member

    put in a stage 2 maybe that can stand good against magmortar...which him gg and blissy are played alot in my ive seen this setup somewat before..
  5. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    I wouldn't use quick balls with absol and 3 supporters isn't enough. Play 4 team galactic's wager because once Claydol GE is out you can draw up when you lose and shuffle-draw 2 when you win. Which rocks particularly early on with Absol.
  6. The Hotness

    The Hotness New Member

    +4 mawile GE
  7. Looks familiar.
  8. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Playing a double-weak ex to the deck you're trying to counter (Gardy) doesn't seem like it will work.
  9. tyranitarpownzor

    tyranitarpownzor New Member

    i would advise no ex...maybe the straight ge line 3-3 ..srry bout that...also a thought maybe play rhyperior??
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  10. pichu bros. rox

    pichu bros. rox New Member

    and play straight claydol ge? suggest somethi=ng else thats good instead of the ex or your post isa bad.
  11. Prize_Card

    Prize_Card New Member

    Thanks for the dis pikachu rox. It is a hard match up against magmorter, but its still winable. Gardy is will also be double weak if i have a lake boundry in play. The claydol ex makes the deck usable. The reason I use mostly the ball engine is to run through my cards really fast then use claydol ge. Why rypherior?
  12. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    just pointing out. If you run in to Cress Lv X, they can do 80 damage to your Claydol ex and potentialy get 3 prize cards from one KO
  13. Prize_Card

    Prize_Card New Member

    The downfall of cressilia level x is that it takes three turns to set up, unless you run it teched in to GG with a tech pk gardivior, which kinda ruins the point of the gardilade deck.
  14. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    Claydol Ex has double weakness to Gardevoir. Gardevoir has double weakness to Claydol with Lake Boundary in play. So lessee what happens.

    You KO Gardevoir; 1-0
    Gardevoir KO's you: 1-2
    You KO Gardevoir: 2-2
    Gardevoir KO's you: 2-4

    See? And they can use DRE and Scramble to outpace you. Or use Windstorm to get rid of your Boundary. So yeah, I doubt that this is an actual counter.

    That, and Gardy X and Gallade can both survive.
  15. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    please explain how this matchup is winnable other than t2ing a skitty.
  16. Prize_Card

    Prize_Card New Member

    Scipo, claydol sets up faster then GG. with an absol start disrupting there hand the chances of them getting a gardivior quicker then my claydol are very low, ecpessialy because I run the ball engine and claydol ge. And i can one hit either gallade or gardy with 1 plus power or strength charm.

    Magmorter is like any other matchup thats not blissy or gallade, you have to kill them with absol early game then just 2 hit the magmorters, nothing else you can do. Maybe need a tech against magmoreter, but it isnt heavily played in my area.
  17. XYZ_Sniper

    XYZ_Sniper New Member

  18. piñata

    piñata New Member

    True Dat
  19. XYZ_Sniper

    XYZ_Sniper New Member

    ps BIG TIME people are going for creselias 2 energy atack so its not hard to use
  20. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba New Member

    This is assuming they can set up 2 gardys in a row after being Absol'd in the beginning of the game. If they DRE gardy, they can't OHKO Claydol. They wouldn't be able to scramble the 2nd one, because they'd be up a prize. Your example is very very far fetched.

    Cress Lv.X is a 1 hit without Lake Boundary in play.

    Straight Absol/Claydol can't beat mag, you're very right.
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