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Alt. Format Tomb Raider (Cofagrigus / Giratina / Marshadow)

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by Dark Espeon, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    TOMB RAIDER

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    Pokémon (14):
    • 4 Cofagrigus SM7b (beatdown)
    • 4 Yanmask SM7b (evolution)
    • 4 Giratina SM7b (beatdown)
    • 1 Marshadow SM3 (disable)
    • 1 Tapu Lele GX (search)
    Trainer (34):
    • 3 Sightseer (draw)
    • 4 Guzma (control)
    • 4 Cynthia (draw)
    • 3 Lillie (draw)
    • 4 Mysterious Treasure (search)
    • 2 Rescue Stretcher (retrieval)
    • 3 Choice Band (beatdown)
    • 1 Field Blower (discard)
    • 4 Ultra Ball (search)
    • 2 Switch (retreat)
    • 4 Shrine of Punishment (beatdown)
    Energy (12):
    • 4 Counter Energy
    • 8 Psychic Energy

    STRATEGY:

    This deck is intended to be used in a SM-on format. Start with Yanmask and search the deck for some Giratina with Mysterious Treasure and Ultra Ball. Discard at least some of the searched out Giratina to revive them from the tomb and hit the opponent`s bench. Make sure to have at least one Yanmask or Ditto Prism Star on the bench to stream attackers. Shrine of Punishment is used as an additional means to enable the deck to achieve ohkos.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018


  2. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
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    What's the point of the Marshadow GX other than hitting weakness on dark types? It seems like it would be a two-prize liability more often than a useful inclusion, especially with Shrine of Punishments incrementally reducing its already abysmal HP. In addition, the Lack of Acro Bike seems very detrimental to this deck as well, since it would help fill the discard with Giratinas to move to the bench.
     
  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Marshadow is the non-GX version which acts as Judge in this deck and can be discarded afterwards from the bench. I do not believe that Acro Bike is needed that bad since the search items and Sightseer provide all the discard options this deck needs. However I am considering to trade Choice Band for Exp. Share to help the deck stream attackers.
     
  4. pikachuuuu101 Custom Title
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    I have to agree that acro bike would help this deck, I would drop 1 Lillie 1 sightseer 1 switch and 1 ultra ball to add 4 in
     
  5. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    Hi pikachuuuu101,

    Thanks for the review. I disagree on the usefulness of Acro Bike as a means to discard Giratina. Acros Bike in essence trades a card from the hand for another one from the top two cards of the own deck. The other card is discarded. While being a reliable draw item that helps one to cycle through the own deck faster it has limited utility to search out and discard Giratina since Giratina only makes up 4/60th of the entire deck. Acros Bike is great to discard energies and thin the deck at the same time if one runs between 14 to 16 energies in the deck. The likelihood to dicard an energy in this manner is reasonable. Since Giratina is only four cards in the entire deck it does not work out as a reliable means to get Giratina dicarded. Including Acro Bike in order to dicard Giratina with it has a lower likelihood than running Max Elixir in the hope to accelerate energy to the bench with no ore than a total of four Basic Energy cards in the deck.
     
  6. pikachuuuu101 Custom Title
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    Makes sense. but unlike max elixir, acro bike still gives you a reward if you fail
     
  7. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Hi pikachuuuu101,

    Acro Bike in essence trades one card in hand for another one and helps to thin out the deck. I love this card if the discard offers and additional benefit to the deck. I do not think that this is the case here. Having more draw supporters seems much more benefitial in this deck than using Acro Bike for the reason outlined above.
     
  8. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Hi folks,

    Here is a variant of this deck for the XY-on format.

    SPIRIT TOMB

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    Pokémon (14):
    • 4 Giratina SM7b (beatdown)
    • 4 Cofagrigus (beatdown)
    • 4 Yamask (evolution)
    • 2 Shaymin EX (draw)
    Trainer (35):
    • 4 Professor Sycamore (draw)
    • 1 Teammates (search)
    • 1 Morty (disruption)
    • 2 Guzma (control)
    • 2 Cynthia (draw)
    • 2 N (draw)
    • 4 Mysterious Treasure (search)
    • 3 Battle Compressor (discard)
    • 1 Rescue Stretcher (retrieval)
    • 3 Choice Band (beatdown)
    • 1 Field Blower (discard)
    • 4 Vs Seeker (retrieval)
    • 3 Ultra Ball (search)
    • 4 Dimensional Valley (enable)
    Energy (11):
    • 11 Psychic Energy

    STRATEGY:

    Start with Yamask and use Battle Compressor to discard Giratina and needed supporter. Use Shaymin EX to ensure stable access to the deck to ensure Giratina are discarded and two Yamask are on the board. Next turn evolve into Cofagrigus and revive Giratina from the discard to hit the bench. Use Soul Juggling to sacrifice Shaymin EX and the revived Giratina. Morty is used to disrupt the opponent while Teammates provides access to any card in the deck whenever Cofagrigus has been knocked out.
     

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