Giratina VSTAR was the Lost Origin format’s most popular deck by a landslide and had decent to middling results during that time. As the online Silver Tempest meta develops, Giratina VSTAR finds itself solidly within the four archetypes that comprise Tier 1, though it is forced to tech for Lugia VSTAR to stay afloat. Giratina VSTAR is the most well-rounded deck in recent memory; it has speed, consistency, power, some room for customization, and most annoyingly, no exploitable weaknesses. Because of how fundamentally strong and well-rounded the deck is, it can never be seen as a bad pick, and it has at least a fighting chance in any matchup.
The Silver Tempest Meta
Recently I’ve written about two of Silver Tempest‘s top decks – Lugia VSTAR and Mew VMAX. I’m going to round things out by covering Giratina VSTAR. I consider Tier 1 to be comprised of Lugia VSTAR, Mew VMAX, Giratina VSTAR, and Sableye Lost Box variants. At this point in my testing, Lugia VSTAR doesn’t feel great to play, as you have little control over your game. Lugia VSTAR feels a bit less consistent than the other top contenders — it is still undoubtedly a considerably strong deck though. Most recently, I’ve been working on Giratina VSTAR, so that’s why I’m writing about it today.
Oftentimes, I find myself trying to innovate and counter the meta, however, in the past year, there has always been one top-tier deck that has proven itself nearly impossible to counter, at least, not without sacrificing something huge, such as all of your other matchups. That deck used to be Arceus VSTAR / Inteleon. Arceus VSTAR / Inteleon was the top dog for some time, as it was well-rounded and had no glaring weaknesses to exploit. This resulted in me playing that deck at two major events, doing fairly well at both of them. Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR then became the most popular deck, being both well-rounded and difficult to counter — I played that deck at a Regional, though I low-rolled and didn’t do too well. I find myself seeing a similar pattern with Giratina VSTAR; it’s hard to find fault with these types of decks, though the mirror matches can be a bit of a snooze-fest.
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