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Plasma Blast + New Rotation

Discussion in 'TCG' started by Phadunk, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Phadunk

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    This is going to be a real interesting format.. Next Destinies-on, meaning no Eels, no Energy Switch, and no Super Scoop Up. Along with a few other Pokemon that semi-bother a selected few.

    Darkrai decks now have to settle with using Hydreigon if it wants to keep the 'speed', but ultimately, and thankfully so.. Darkrai is on it's way down the drain, will start hitting too slow and the numbers will just not be there. Why?

    Virizion EX's ability. 1 grass energy on any of the Pokemon and no status can happen.. so no lasers, no paralyze, no confusion, no nothing. So the magic numbers Darkrai was hitting before, starts to lower and it's just not there.


    Plasma Blast includes a lot of very solid cards, Pokemon and Trainers, and a lot of anti-meta cards that will reveal a bunch of new and interesting decks.

    Sauk (Basic) can hit Plasma Pokemon for 50 HP with only 1 colorless energy. That's just getting started in the potential of the set.


    I am really working on a new anti-metagame deck, a deck that can handle the obvious Tier 1 decks, as well as the entire game as a whole. Currently looking at Victini EX, Bouffalant, and Sauk. But I do believe Virizion is so good, it will have to be included in a deck, so versatile and can protect against so much status that most decks rely on.
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    Obviously Jirachi-EX is the cream of the crop.
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    The likes of silver bangle and silver mirror will turn the tides against TDK, which in turn will force the current meta to run 2 or more scrappers from now on.

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