Help The "What Deck Should I Play?" Thread

Discussion in 'PTCG Competitive Play' started by Shining Raikou, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. NinJamezor ZA WARUDO


    The first decks that came to mind were:
    Primal Groudon
    Mega Sceptile
    Yanmega BREAK
    Wormadam (Twin Bursts/Strike Back)
    Marowak BREAK
    Durant Mill
    M Beedrill/Lurantis
    Pangoro (My Personal Favorite)

    Other than that, you can probably find some good Budget Decks on this forum.

  2. Lycodrake Aspiring Trainer


    Thanks for the reply, Ninjamezor! As mentioned, I'm definitely considering Zygarde-EX/Carbink BREAK, Sceptile EX/M Sceptile-EX or the budget Serperior list I've seen.

    On the other hand, some of those that you mentioned I'm not aware of decklists for and am interested in are: Garchomp and Marowak BREAK. (I admit I'd actually like to focus on saurian/draconic/reptilian/scaley Pokemon and Fighting and Grass seem to have them, haha.) Any decklist links for those 2?
  3. NinJamezor ZA WARUDO


    Here's a video of a Garchomp List from pokebeach:
    And a video of a Marowak list by Pokemon TCG Center:
    (change the Giovanni's scheme to Professor Kukui)

    They might be a little outdated, but they can work as a good skeleton if you want to change them. Glad to be of help!
  4. Ventoreck Aspiring Trainer


    Any good budget decks that dont use any EX pokemon beside Typhlosion and AOR Gyardos?

    Currently I cannot find any right now. Best I could find was a mill deck, and I dont know if those are very competitive right now.
  5. mordacazir First observe!


    Maybe raichu/vespiquen with unown and klefki?
  6. Sergiohmygod Aspiring Trainer


    You've got Golduck and Passimian which are both cool ones from Sun/Moon. There's also Greninja but it's not quite as budget friendly even though it doesn't use Shaymin. Vespiquen is an option but she's a little harder to play than the other decks.
  7. Ventoreck Aspiring Trainer


    Ok. I went totaly crazy and made this.....which won me first place online in an 8 ticket tourney. (First stanadard tourney, Best. Experience. I have ever had playing a TCG!)

    Pokemon: 21
    3x Pikachu
    3x Raichu
    2x Zorua
    2x Zoroark
    1x Tauros GX
    2x Evee
    2x Flareon AOR
    2x Vaporeon AOR
    2x Remoraid
    2x Octillery

    Trainers: 35
    2x Bridgete
    1x Lysandre (Almost lost because I didnt have another copy)
    2x N
    4x Sycamore
    2x Float Stone
    3x Enhanced Hammer (Won me the game vs The MEGA Latios Deck)
    4x Level Ball
    2x Special Charge
    2x Super Rod (Was a fantastic choice. Got back multiple Raichus or Zoroarks lines)
    4x Trainers Mail
    3x Ultra Ball
    3x VS Seeker (May up to 4)
    4x Sky Stadium (Key to trading with Darkrai EX)


    First Game: Mega Latios.
    - Boy this was an annoying one. I never once faced this deck so was shocked and suprised when i saw it. He proceeded to easiy first turn Kill my acticve raichu which really hurt. Then kept using THe MEGAS attack to 120 snipe anyhwere. Was really harmful. I was able to chatch up with my Enhanced hammers though and win the game.

    Second Matchup: Darkrai EX
    - I won this due to 2 things. Sniping his shaymin EX. And lysandre grabbing his damaged Darkrai EX. I played every turn thinking how the prize match up would go, and when he played Shaymin EX i knew where my win condition was.

    Third Matchup: Volcanion EX
    - My last game was my eaisest. Vaporon did what it was intended to do! He tried to snipe one, but since i had two copies and super rod, i was able to put another one on bench and keep hitting for double damage.

    Overall i was pleasntly suprised. I had no idea if it would do well and it did fantasic. Any ways i can improve it? (No Shaymins)
  8. NinJamezor ZA WARUDO


    Which Raichu is it?
  9. lifeincolor Aspiring Trainer


    It's probably Generations #RC9 based on the sky field. You need lots on your bench to make it work but it does the circle circut based on your bench number.
  10. lifeincolor Aspiring Trainer


    I am going to play in regionals (expanded) this weekend and I can not figure out what deck to use. I am going with my husband, who is a lot better player. I want to be competitive but I really want a fun deck to play most of all. I love my Greninja deck but I'm afraid of being abilty blocked or item locked. We got booster boxes of Breakpoint, Sun & Moon, Roaring Skies, Acient Origins, Evolutions, and Steam Seige so I have a lot of that to use, but I don't have any really old weird cards I see people use online sometimes (like computer search). I'm willing to get a few cards to help out my deck; I'll take any advice. I don't really love the EX/GX thing. Mainly because I feel like it takes me so long to get going I'm afraid my opponent will have too many prize cards by the time I do. I did have fun with the Ariados/sceptile deck, but that also relies on abilities.
  11. Jodonut Aspiring Trainer


    Hey guys! This is my Passimian/Mew deck! It is a really good deck and pretty low cost too. I bought all the cards I needed for about $30 on Amazon.

    Passimian deck
    Standard 2017


    4x Passimian
    4x Mew
    3x Remoraid
    2x Octillery


    3x Sky Field
    2x Level ball
    3x Ultra ball
    1x Special charge
    4x Puzzle of time
    4x Nest ball
    3x Revive
    3x N
    2x Lysandre
    3x Sycamore
    2x Bursting balloon
    2x Float stone
    4x Trainer's mail
    1x Rotom dex
    2x Teammates
    1x Escape rope
    1x Professor Kukui
    2x Acro bike

    4x Double colorless

    This deck disclosed Shaman and VS Seeker because they are mildly expensive. You could also use oranguru instead of Octillery if you want. Please leave suggestions!
  12. Derf Aspiring Trainer


    Hi all,

    Personally I'm a former MTG player, but my son has gotten interested in Pokémon TCG the past year. He played his first tournament this past weekend which was a Sun & Moon Starter deck only for beginners and loved it. He won two of the three rounds and now has a taste of blood and wants more. I'd love to build him a pretty easy to play deck that he can go down to the regular tournaments at the local gaming store and not get completely destroyed by the pros :)

    I'm not overly concerned about a budget (lets not go all to hell) but something that would be a lot of fun to play without too much fuss.

    If someone could recommend a couple of deck lists that I could use as a shopping list that would be much appreciated :)
  13. RedGyarados Aspiring Trainer


    Hey guys! I have an upcoming expanded tournament with only 30 mins per round (1 game per round), probably with 25-35 participants. The thing is, I don't know what deck to play. What deck would be suitable in the said tournament format? I'm considering Yveltal/Maxie's, Night March, Turbo Dark, and Darkrai Dragons. Usually, the decks that are being played in my area are: Mega Rayquaza, Yveltal/Maxie's, some Trevenant, some Night March, and some Volcanion.

    Thank you all!
  14. TrevGallade Trevterra!!!


    I'm going to a league cup tomorrow, where I'm going to play one of two decks. I don't know which to use, and was hoping someone might help. At the tournament, I expect to see a lot of random, unique decks, along with a few skilled players playing yveltal (I'm in the senior division). One of my decks is extremely consistent, but auto losses to yveltal. However, it is a grass deck, and if people play Lapras Waterbox, I pretty much auto win.My other deck, however, is good, with a good yveltal matchup, but is overall not nearly as consistent as my other deck. I really want to do well, since I can't go to bigger tournaments this year, but don't know if I should risk playing a slightly inconsistent deck to beat yveltal and possibly lose to unexpected decks, or if I should just take the loss against yveltal and play a deck that does pretty well against almost every other deck (except for fire, which isn't played as much where I live). All advice is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
  15. AngelBeast Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    If you want win then i have the deck for you. Mill is the way to go right now and this one is much better then the quad lapras right now.

    ****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

    ##Pokémon - 7

    * 2 Bunnelby PRC 121
    * 1 Minccino FAC 86
    * 4 Houndoom-EX BKT 21

    ##Trainer Cards - 46

    * 4 Puzzle of Time BKP 109
    * 4 Trainers' Mail ROS 92
    * 1 Team Skull Grunt SUM 133
    * 4 N DEX 96
    * 2 Lysandre AOR 78
    * 3 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
    * 1 Captivating Poké Puff STS 99
    * 2 Team Flare Grunt XY 129
    * 4 Crushing Hammer GEN 60
    * 2 Nest Ball SUM 123
    * 2 Silent Lab PRC 140
    * 2 Fighting Fury Belt BKP 99
    * 2 Ultra Ball SUM 135
    * 1 Parallel City BKT 145
    * 2 Enhanced Hammer PHF 94
    * 3 Max Potion BKP 103
    * 3 Team Rocket's Handiwork FAC 112
    * 4 VS Seeker PHF 109

    ##Energy - 7

    * 7 Fire Energy 2

    Total Cards - 60

    ****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online ******
  16. Gasai_Yuno951 Aspiring Trainer


    I'm looking to get into Pokemon and looking to play a competitive deck and learn so I can be ready with my own deck come June for Madison regionals
    No budget or deck limitations
    I Play yugioh competitively so I should be fine teaching my self after I get the basics of Pokemon meta down
  17. AngelBeast Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member go to standard and just pick one
  18. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    So this is my first time asking "Which deck should I use"? A week from this Sunday there is a tournament going on. Standard format, attendance will determine the number of swiss rounds, rounds will be 30 minutes plus 3 turns.

    Here are the decks I am thinking about:

    -Mega Ray with Magearna EX

    Much appreciated. :)
  19. TrevGallade Trevterra!!!


    What does your meta look like? If you know, that would be very helpful in deciding which deck to play. Now personally, depending on the meta, I think that Yveltal Garb and Mega Ray are always good choices. But that depends on your preference, and local meta.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
  20. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Not sure what the meta is. I am guessing there is gonna be two quad lapras, maybe another Mega Rayquaza build. It's out of town, so I don't know about the locals. In my league, there are some with M Mewtwo/Garbodor, Xerneas BREAK/M Gardevoir (Brilliant Arrow), Yveltal EX/Tauros GX, Mega Ray with Fire/ Mega Ray with Lightning. Also depends if they all are going too.

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