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Standard 2017 Answer To Mega Rayquaza

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by NinJamezor, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. NinJamezor More Huntail Please!


    I was thinking of some decks that could be very popular in standard next year, and the first thought that came to mind was Mega Ray. Since Joltik is leaving standard, Rayquaza can rule the meta game. But a good counter to that I thought was Zebstrika from Breakpoint, since its move crashing Bolt will KO Mega Ray in one hit. Here's a deck list I came up with, but I think it can be better.

    Pokémon - 18

    2 Ampharos-EX AOR 27
    2 M Ampharos-EX AOR 28
    4 Blitzle BKP 48
    4 Zebstrika BKP 49
    1 Magnemite BKT 52
    2 Magnemite BKT 51
    1 Magneton BKT 53
    2 Magnezone BKT 54

    Trainer Cards - 28

    2 Ultra Ball
    2 Acro Bike
    2 Crushing Hammer
    2 Max Elixir
    2 Professor's Letter
    2 Trainers' Mail
    1 Brigette
    2 Professor Sycamore
    2 Parallel City
    2 Rough Seas
    4 Fighting Fury Belt
    1 Wide Lens
    2 Rare Candy
    2 Ampharos Spirit Link

    Energy - 14

    2 Flash Energy AOR 83
    8 Lightning Energy Energy 4
    4 Double Colorless Energy NXD 92

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  2. flilix Aspiring Trainer


    Maybe you can add Raikou and/or Jolteon EX?
    I know Jolteon is not very useful against Mega Ray, but it can be handy against other cards.
    Raikou is a strong attacker in combination with Magnezone.
  3. NinJamezor More Huntail Please!


    Thanks for the feedback!
  4. flilix Aspiring Trainer


    I'm not a great player :(, so my suggestions might not do very well, but you can try them out :).
  5. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.


    I personally see the Magnezone line as too thin to do anything besides add clunkiness to this deck. With two evolutions already in the deck (I know M-Ampharos is not technically one, but it's close enough for me), you should not add any more. If your heart is set on Magnezone, I would thicken the line to 3-1-3 (with a couple rare candies) and use Pikachu-EX instead of Ampharos, since it is not an evolution. I also agree with @flilix that Jolteon EX is too good to pass up in the deck.
    I hoped this helped you!
    P.S. Please note that your deck is at risk of being shut down by Altaria's (Ancient Trait) weakness prevention.
  6. NinJamezor More Huntail Please!


    Thanks! I didn't even think of Altaria or Pikachu EX. If only there was a card like seeker in the new format to combat altaria

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