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Alt. Format Metal Blade (Zacian V / Galarian Perrserker / Jirachi)

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by Dark Espeon, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    METAL BLADE

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    Pokémon (12):
    • 2 Galarian Perrserker S1W (enable)
    • 2 Galarian Meowth SP1 (evolve)
    • 1 Solgaleo Prism (acceleration)
    • 3 Zacian V S1W (beatdown)
    • 3 Jirachi SM8a (search)
    • 1 Oranguru S1H (draw)
    Trainer (36):
    • 1 Mallow & Lana (healer)
    • 4 Prof. Research (draw)
    • 3 Cynthia (draw)
    • 3 Marnie (draw)
    • 4 Metal Saucer (acceleration)
    • 3 Metal Frying Pan (protect)
    • 4 Custom Catcher (control)
    • 3 Escape Board (retreat)
    • 4 Quick Ball (search)
    • 4 Switch (switch)
    • 3 Viridian Forest (search)
    Energy (12):
    • 12 Metal Energy

    STRATEGY:

    Start with Jirachi to search for trainer cards and bench Zacian V in addition to Galarian Meowth. Use Viridian Forest, Quick Ball and Galarian Meowth to discard Basic Metal Energy and accelerate them to a benched Zacian V with Metal Saucer. Galarian Meowth can also be used to search out Galarian Perrserker who enables Zacian V to hit numbers in order to ensure a one-hit knock out.

    SPOILER:

    All spoilers are taken from the PokéBeach.

    Galarian Meowth
    Basic Metal Pokemon
    HP: 60
    Ability: Evolution Roar
    Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard 2 cards from your hand. If you do, search your deck for 1 Galarian Perrserker, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
    [M][C] Scratch: 20
    Retreat Cost: CC
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Galarian Perrserker
    Stage 1 Metal Pokémon – evolves from Galarian Meowth
    HP: 120
    Ability: Steely Spirit
    The attacks of your [M] Pokémon do 20 more damage to your opponent’s active Pokémon.
    [M][M][C] Metal Claw: 70
    Retreat Cost: CC
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Zacian V
    Basic Metal Pokemon
    HP: 220
    Ability: Intrepid Sword
    Once during your turn, before you attack, you may look at the top three cards of your deck and attach any number of Basic Metal Energy you find there to this Pokémon. Put the other cards into your hand. If you use this ability, your turn ends.
    [M][M][M] Brave Blade: 230
    During your next turn, this Pokémon can't attack.
    Retreat Cost: CC
    Weakness: R
    Resistance: G

    Prof. Research
    Trainer - Supporter
    Discard your hand. Then, draw 7 cards.

    Marnie
    Trainer - Supporter
    Both players shuffle their hands without looking and put them at the bottom of their decks. Then, you draw 5 cards and your opponent draws 4 cards.

    Quick Ball
    Trainer - Item
    You must discard 1 card from your hand in order to play this card. Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

    Metal Saucer
    Trainer - Item
    Attach a Metal energy card from your discard pile to one of your benched Metal Pokémon.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2019


  2. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Why not add ADP for added Prize-taking support? You might not need jirachi there(as well as the escape boards with it) just two dedenne-gx, 2 keldeo gx, and some water energy. What are you cutting? I recommend subbing Cynthia with Marnie and cutting your one reset stamps as well as two of your metal energies, for all the additions...
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
  3. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Hi cardjammer,

    Thanks for the review. I believe that with the new "no-supporter-one-the-first-turn" rule Jirachi is more needed than ever. I am not that sold on Arceus & Dialga & Palkia GX in this deck. While Altered Creation GX is a nice attack Zacian V does not seem to need the damage boost with Galarian Perrserker on the bench. Two Galarian Perrserker enable Zacian V to hit numbers while Altered Creation requires Zacian V to wear Fine Band to achieve the same aim without Galarain Perrserker. This would disable me from attaching Metal Frying Pan to Zacian V. I do like to idea to run Marnie instead of Cynthia and will be sure to make that change.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
  4. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

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    Hi folks,

    Updated the decklist above. I included two one-prize attacker and modified the trainer selection a little. At the moment I am also testing Clay as an alternative to Cynthia in this deck to have better access to Custom Catcher.
     
  5. John InCENAroar Praising the Vish, Praying for Sableye V
    John InCENAroar

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    What about Lucario and Melmetal? It's got defense over ADP's offense which will mean that in a match with another Zacien, you cancel out the opposing ADP boost and still live a Zacien hit with a Frying pan. You could probably swap that pretty easy for the Solgaleo Prism, since I don't think you need the mass-energy-acceleration it uses. If it's a single-prize attacker you still need though, I think you could rely on the promo Baby Dusk Mane Necrozma, UNB Skarmory (complementary doing 90 for [M][C] after Full Metal Wall), or even CES Kartana over Genesect.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
  6. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
    Dark Espeon

    Member

    Hi John InCENAroar,

    Thanks for the review. Will consider a tech Lucario and Melmetal to increase the health of Zacian V and also have an option to discard the energies from the opponent's active Pokémon. I would like to retain Genesect at the moment since he is inteded as a counter to Lillie*s Clefairy Doll stall tactics. On attack from Genesect can take down two Lillie's Clefairy Dolls and still hit another pokémon with some residual damage.
     

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