'Unbroken Bonds,' May's English SM10 Set!

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  1. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  2. Tytus Expanded Legend
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    The 20 energy is depressing but the fact that these include staple supporters offsets the energy immediately
     
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  3. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    The fire one has a bunch of really good cards.
     
  4. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Cool
    Now the only super expensive supporter in the set is green's

    well, and red's...

    and surge...

    and maybe molayne...
     
  5. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    A solid type theme deck? I don't think I remember seeing that before....
     
  6. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
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    Why would Molayne be expensive? It's pretty useless tbh.

    It wasn't that long since Ice Command and Mach Strike :)
     
  7. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    keyword:
    "maybe"
     
  8. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Yeah, but theme-deck-level wise, the looks are telling between the two:

    I believe that Lightning Loop TD crushes Battle Mind by means of the absence of a Pokemon-based energy accelerator on the BM side(where's Volcanion when this deck could use one? Enhanced draw is no good if you don't have the energy and/or the base damage output) plus no absence of such accelerator on the LL side(Magnezone-based acceleration vs. Trainer-based acceleration), and no gust effect on either deck that could have thrown the Magnezone out to the discard for a prize card draw... Also, LL is more like an improved Storm Caller TD because SC needs four energies used up at a minimum to win, but two need to be in the lost zone from ability usage, while LL needs three used up at a minimum to win, but the three can be discarded, and that's where Magnezone comes in, as you can meet the AC by infinite lightning attachments... No gust effect means Trainer acceleration is more likely to lose out to a bench-sitter's energy acceleration ability...

    edit: Then again, playtesting will confirm or deny...
     
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  9. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Battle Mind is infinitely more consistent than Lightning because of the fact that it has a Salazzle that draws 3 by discarding one fire energy alongside the supporters, meaning you can use the Mewtwo play to recycle your Welder and then immediately draw into it, instantly setting up any attacker. Its energy searcher is also a stage 2 with a 110 damage attack and 140 with Incineroar on bench. The fact that you can actually comfortably use the Cynthias is a plus over Lightning that wants to have both energies and mons to evolve into on hand, and it also doesn't send as many energies as Lightning does to grave for the sake of doing damage. Lightning also has a worthless line of colorless attackers, one of which does 90 damage in average and one that does 70 damage?? what the hell?

    Lightning only has damage output as its main draw. Also the supporter and supporting mon lines are clearly unbalanced, seeing as how Fire has both Salazzle and Welder, and the other deck has 2 less suporters but also 2 more useless mons.
     
  10. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    The fire deck looks really good:
    2 Mewtwo, 2 Meowth (Persian GX), 2 Salazzle, 2 Cynthia, 2 Welder

    Phenomenal
     
  11. Wavestripe Med Student
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    They have the same amount of supporters! In the zeraora deck there's 4 lookers to make up for the 2 welders on the other end
     
  12. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
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    These decks could really use that one copy of Rare Candy that some theme decks have given in the past.
     
  13. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
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    I saw the maybe, but why would you even consider it?
     
  14. Sombres Aspiring Trainer
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    I believe the Mewtwo one is much better, fire stuff ahoy!
     
  15. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    It bothers me that these decks only have 2 Items each. Did the rotation really kill the item pool THAT badly? They should really be encouraging Item use. (The amount of Supporters is nice, but the Trainer line-up could still be a little more balanced.)
     
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  16. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Because it's loopable with lusamine and mt. coronett so it might be valuable for stall.
     
  17. Team Rocket Agent Aspiring Trainer
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    Remember when theme decks used to suck REALLY bad? So happy pokemon the past year or so has been putting a lot better effort into theme decks now.
     
  18. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    I wonder which Turtonator it is. If it's the one from Dragon Majesty, that's 150 damage per Welder (180 with a benched Incineroar).
     
  19. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
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    has 2 welders and 2 mewtwo so obvious which one i'd get online
     
  20. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
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    OOOOOooooo Cynthia and Welder as well as fire support. Mewtwo taking the best deck trophy once again.
     

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