Next Format, I feel 2 thing will happen!
1- I feel like Standard will become slower because a lot of powerful cards will be removed.
I feel this slower pace will allow Non-GX decks to have a chance!
2- Max Elixir will not be allowed in Standard.
I feel with the removal of Max Elixir Gengars Gnawing Curse will have more potency.
The above is what I think will happen!
Now I would like to explain my deck strategy/plan.
My plan is to use Gengar Ability or Attack to lower my opponents HP into the 120-150 HP Range.
Than I will Retreat my Gengar back into the shadows of my Bench!
Gengar has 0 Retreat Cost which is no problem for me!
I will than Fly in with my Crobat to do a Surprise Attack!
Crobat will do 120 HP Damage.
...150 HP Damage with Choice Band.
...170 HP Damage with Choice Band & Professor Kuki.
This is why I added Professor Kuki into my deck.
I will say that I am still unsure about Professor Kuki.
My final deck list isn’t made.
I’m testing different idea’s & cards.
This is why I am here looking for different card idea’s.
I’m the type of person that is willing to change things & try different things.
I want to make this Gengar/Crobat Deck the very best it can be!
In order to do so I am willing to try different cards.
You mentioned Acerola!
I thank you for your suggestion!
I will replace Professor Kuki with Acerola!
I’ll see how I like Acerola!
The last thing I would like to say is about Gladion!
In my previous Gengar Decks, I always ran 1 copy of the card Town Map.
Town Map will not be allowed in next Standard Format so I decided to give Gladion a try!
Gladion isn’t as great as Town Maps, but I like it!
It has saved me in a few battles!
I owe a few of my wins to that card!
I had my Gengar in Active Spot vs a Ultra Necro.
I needed 1 Double Colorless Energy for my Benched Crobat!
I had no other supporters in my hand!
I used the Gladion and by my Surprise a Double Color Energy was there!
It basically turned the game around!
My opponent couldn’t charge up another one in time!
I ended up winning!
Another game Gladion won me the match in 3 turns!
I started with a Gastly + Brigette.
I equipped 1 Pyschic energy on my Gastly.
I ended my turn 1.
My opponent went 2nd.
They brought out a Ralts.
However, they was unable to get any other Bench Pokémon in play.
Turn 3 came around and I pulled off a sweet game ending play.
I can’t remeber my exact hand.
However, It was something like the below:
- Rare Candy
- Double Color Energy
- I think last few cards were Choice Band.
I had no Draw supporter.
My idea was to use Gladion and get a Draw supporter in my hand for next turn.
I used Gladion and guess what I saw in my Prize?
I saw a Cynthia!
But than I looked at my other Prize cards closer!
Guess who I saw?
- My Gastly in active spot had 1 - energy
- My Opponent only had 1 - 60 HP Pokémon
- The Rare Candy in my hand
- The Double Energy in my hand
The missing ingredient to win the battle!
- I picked the Gengar
- I used the Rare Candy to evolve my Gastly to Gengar
- I added Double Color Energy to my Gengar
- I attacked for 70 damage killing the opponents only monster!
I know a lot of people say terrible things about Gladion.
They say it is terrible because you can’t use another support that turn!
Truthfully, I was going for a Draw supporter.
I was going to have to wait another turn!
When the time came for me to draw that Draw supporter, Did I?
I chose the Gengar!
I won that game!
In the end, I never needed a Draw Supporter!
I devoted 1 card slot in my deck for Town Maps.
I like using Town Maps so that I can see what is inside my prize pool.
Some people memorize there entire deck.
They know what is prized.
I never wanted to work that hard. Lol
I can barely remember my own Birth Day.
There no way I’m remembering every card in my deck!
Gladion helps you see what is in there.
It’s not as great as a Town Maps, but it gets the job done.
Edited by Player_Jay, 08 June 2018 - 03:09 AM.
It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.