Sage's Training in Gyarados?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by PikaTheXIII, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. PikaTheXIII

    PikaTheXIII New Member

    I've noticed a lot of lists putting Sage's Training in their lists. I'm not sure but is there a combo for this or what? You can't really put Magikarps on the top of your deck to discard them..
  2. Crissxcross038

    Crissxcross038 New Member

    I tried doing this and sometimes it proves usefull. I managed to grab two poke drawers a few times using sage training
  3. Arceus597

    Arceus597 New Member

    Its very unreliable, but it thins your deck
    I don't like it
  4. Nekizalb

    Nekizalb New Member

    There is no guarantee that you will get Magikarps out of those five cards, and there is a great risk that you will have to discard valuable cards if you play it. I don't think its worth it to run Sage's Training, even if it gives you some speed.
  5. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    I've seen this been done a lot more at battle roads, before we got triumphant.
    But I haven't seen it much for cities, I still think it's a decent tech, but Junk Arm far outclasses it now.
  6. Blue Wave

    Blue Wave New Member

    I disagree with arceus597 and Nekizalb.

    Personally, I played Sage´s Training throughout Cities and consistently finished in the top 10 - usually ninth, barely missing on top8 cut... :p
    Then, I decided to remove them in favour of other draw for States. Result? 1-5 and a rating drop of 68 points.

    You should never think of discarding Magikarps with it unless you are in ultimate trouble.
    However, once all Magikarps are in the discard it suddenly becomes your favourite Supporter.
    It gets rid of your useless cards and gives you the unsearchable ones straight into your hand. Granted, there is the chance of gettting a lot of good cards in the top 5, but with Junk Arm and VS Seeker you can even discard a Trainer/Supporter only to immediately get it back.

    Another good thing about Sage´s Training is that it´s usable under trainer lock to search out for e.g. special energies if ever needed.
    No matter what deck you´re facing, it´s still a fantastic addition to any Gyarados deck - I recommend at least 2, but 1 can be run as a tech.

    Just for notes: in the European Challenger Cup, 5th place was achieved with a build running 2 Sage´s Training.
    I have experienced Sage´s Training working very well, and I prefer those and some other draw instead of Poké Drawer+, a very popular but actually surprisingly inconsistent card to run.
    The only thing Poké Drawer+ did to me was bring me a victory in a fun tournament, only to fail me completely at States. Sage´s Training helps a bunch even with only that one copy in your hand.
  7. PikaTheXIII

    PikaTheXIII New Member

    Idk, I just dont like the idea of going thru 5 cards in my deck with a discard of THREE, maybe if I grabbed 3 and discarded two that would be good. I just dont see much use of it.
  8. Yoshi-

    Yoshi- New Member

    Sage is NOT! for margikarp.

    If you discard 2/3 good cards you also got 2 god cards and in a format with soo much handcontrol this matters a ton. ALso if you go for mew you only need a few recovery cards and acn trash anything else.

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