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Alt. Format Messenger (Corviknight VMAX / Zacian V / Bronzong )

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by Dark Espeon, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon




    Pokémon (16):
    • 3 Corviknight Vmax S5R (beatdown)
    • 4 Corviknight V S5R (beatdown)
    • 2 Zacian V S1W (beatdown)
    • 2 Bronzong S5I (enable)
    • 3 Bronzor SM9 (evolve)
    • 1 Eldegoss V (retrieve)
    • 1 Crobat V (draw)
    Trainer (32):
    • 2 Boss’s Orders (control)
    • 4 Prof. Research (draw)
    • 4 Marnie (draw)
    • 2 Cheryl (heal)
    • 3 Pokémon Communication (search)
    • 4 Metal Saucier (accelerate)
    • 3 Metal Googles (defense)
    • 1 Escape Rope (control)
    • 4 Quick Ball (search)
    • 2 Switch (retreat)
    • 3 Viridian Forest (search)
    Energy (12):
    • 3 Coating Energy
    • 9 Metal Energy


    Start with Corviknight V or Zacian and make sure to have Bronzor on the bench on the first turn. Use Viridian Forest and Quick Ball to discard Basic Metal Energy to accelerate them with Metal Saucier. Next turn evolve into Corviknight Vmax and evolve the benched Bronzor into Bronzong to move the energies around. Make sure to have another Corviknight Vmax on the bench to cycle between them and use Cheryl to heal and tank.


    Corviknight Vmax
    Vmax Metal Pokemon – evolves from Corviknight V
    HP: 320
    Ability: Luster Body
    Prevent all effects of your opponent’s Abilities done to this Pokémon.
    [M][M][C] G-Max Hurricane: 240
    This Pokemon can’t use G-Max Hurricane during your next turn.
    Retreat Cost: 0
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Corviknight V
    Basic Metal Pokemon
    HP: 210
    [M] Clutch: 30
    The defending Pokémon can’t retreat during your ppponent’s next turn.
    [M][M][C] Sky Hurricane: 190
    This Pokémon can’t use Sky Hurricane during your next turn.
    Retreat Cost: C
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Stage 1 Metal Pokémon - evolves from Bronzor
    HP: 110
    Ability: Metal Trans
    As often as you like during your turn, you may move a [M] energy from 1 of your Pokémon to another 1 of your Pokémon.
    [M][C][C] Zen Headbutt: 70
    Retreat Cost: CCC
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Trainer - Supporter
    Heal all damage from each of your evolution Pokémon. Then, discard all energy attached to the Pokémon you healed in this way.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2021

  2. John InCENAroar Praising the Vish, Praying for Sableye V
    John InCENAroar


    What are your thoughts about including a LucMetal in this deck in lieu of a Duraludon? I know it makes both options less consistent, but Full Metal Wall could be really nice if you're going playing with Corviknight as a pivoting tank.
  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Hi John InCENAroar,

    Thanks for the review. Sounds like a decent idea since Bronzong can move the energies around.
  4. Vom probably forgetting something

    Forum Mod Member

    Personally I find 4-4 lines a bit excessive unless it's a quad deck, and even moreso with VMAX lines since if 2 are Knocked Out the game is just over, 3-3 should be plenty even if you happen to prize one. As for Energy, I think 9-10 total is ideal especially because of Metal Saucer.

    What you can do with this space (5 slots):
    • 3rd Bronzong, it has just enough HP that RS Urshigu VMAX will OHKO without any help. If you get sniped and happen to prize the only other Bronzong in your deck, that could be trouble.
    • 3rd Cheryl for more healing
    • 4th PokeComm for increased consistency, Cheryl means you don't get a draw Supporter and you don't have Jirachi or anything like that
    • Dedenne+Crobat (1 each) previous point, if you play Cheryl you can't draw that turn and these somewhat circumvent that, although it does leave you open to Boss for easy Prizes which might be a dealbreaker in a tanking deck like this.
  5. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon


    Hi Vom,

    Thanks for the review. Although this is an old decklist I made some modifications not listed above. I replaced two Escape Rope with two switch and I also replaced one Corviknight Vmax with one Crobat V to have some additional draw. Bronzong is ment to have Metal Googles attached to get him out of ohko range due to Rapid Flow.
  6. Jude Aspiring Trainer


    The good usual deck:) I may add 3 Jirachi's Stellar Wish for more consistency.

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