Discussion Answer to the meta

Discussion in 'PTCG Competitive Play' started by ShaunTheBoufflant, Mar 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM.

  1. ShaunTheBoufflant ShaunTheBoufflant


    So which one is stronger against certain match ups and which one is stronger overall?

    Personally I feel it's absol. Let me know your opinion guys aand girls

  2. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer


    The meta is like 5 different decks (PikaRom, Zapados, Malamar, ZoroRoc/Luc, Blacephalon) Absol is only relevant to like 1/2 of the meta
  3. ShaunTheBoufflant ShaunTheBoufflant


    The thing is absol makes opponent over commit energies for retreat then leaves them with less when you take a Return KO AND it's a basic as opposed to alolan muk which not only makes it easier to get it's effect, but also takes less deck space too.

    That's my reasoning behind my choice
  4. ShaunTheBoufflant ShaunTheBoufflant


    Like it really slows down normal and ultra Mally. Slows down all decks playing the jirachi escape board line and just slows down decks that rely on only losing one energy on a basic to retreat
  5. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer


    Blacepphalon doesn't care about it
    ZoroRoc doesn't care about it
    Malamar can play around it with Malamar's Psychic Recharge and running a bunch of switch cards

    It's not that Absol is bad, it's is good. But I think you're really overstating how effective Absol is against the meta
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  6. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper


    Finding an answer to the meta is the central challenge in deckbuilding in this game, solving it is how you win tournaments.

    I don't think Absol's it right now though, even with high counts, 'cause switching cards are everywhere in decks that actually want to move their pokemon. Not that it's necessarily bad, I'm sure whiffing a swing turn can matter in some matchups, but I don't think it's the big secret that'll let someone take the next regional.

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