Jump to content

Destruction Fang - Hydreigon - Standard Deck for Beginners & Beyond

  • Please log in to reply

02 July 2018 - 03:56 PM



    Veteran Trainer

  • Player_Jay
I would like to share with you a Standard Deck I made for Beginners.
The deck I have for you today is terrible!

I have played it 10 times.
I have won 3 times.
I have lost 7 times.

The main reason this deck does bad is because the best deck in Standard is a Fighting Deck.
The deck I made has a weakness to Fighting Decks!
The deck is a true underdog.
If you win, it is a Cinderella Story!

Now you may ask me: “Why recommend this deck to a Beginner?”
Truthfully, I feel like a beginner & this deck can relate.

When you are a beginner, you feel like a underdog.
Every one you face seems to have more experience than you.
Every deck you face seems to be stronger than yours.
You look at there deck and they have all of these EX & GX.
You feel like you don’t have chance!

But down deep inside you.
You still want to fight!
You have a fighting spirit!

This is why I think a beginner would be perfect for the deck I made.
The deck I made is a underdog with the same Fighting spirit!
The deck has high loss count, but it doesn’t go down with out a fight!
This deck is ready to go to war!

It only needs a person with the same fighting desire!
An if your an Intermediate or Advance player with the same Fighting desire, you can give it a try as well!

In addition, the deck is very budget friendly.
I have selected cards that are affordable.
The majority of the cards can be acquired with Poke Coins.
The majority of the cards come from different Theme decks.
The few cards that don’t come from Theme decks are low budget costing in the range of 1-2 packs.

The restrictions of keeping the deck as low budget as possible does rule out a few cards:
-Tapu Lele
-Float Stone

Without further delay, I would like to post the deck list:

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon - 17

* 1 Oranguru SUM 113
* 2 Bewear GRI 113
* 1 Bewear-GX PR-SM SM34
* 3 Deino CIN 60
* 3 Zweilous CIN 61
* 2 Hydreigon CIN 62
* 3 Stufful CIN 55
* 2 Alolan Vulpix GRI 21

##Trainer Cards - 31

* 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 1 Pal Pad UPR 132
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121
* 3 N DEX 96
* 3 Wishful Baton BUS 128
* 2 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
* 2 Guzma BUS 115
* 2 Nest Ball SUM 123
* 1 Special Charge STS 105
* 4 Cynthia UPR 119
* 2 Field Blower GRI 125
* 3 Max Elixir BKP 102
* 4 Ultra Ball SUM 135

##Energy - 12

* 4 Double Colorless Energy NXD 92
* 8 Darkness Energy 7

Total Cards - 60

****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******


Let’s talk about the decks strategy:
Every deck needs an opener.
A Pokémon that you want to start the battle with!
The openers I have for you today are:
-Alolah Vulpix

Alolah Vulpix is the defensive coordinator!
You can use its attack Beacon for free!
It doesn’t cost a energy.
Beacon let’s you search for more Pokémon!

In the beginning of the battle, You want to set up your team!
The faster you can set up + evolve.
The faster you can win!
This is the job of Alolah Vulpix.

Stufful/Bewear are the offensive coordinator!
Let’s say Alolah Vulpix isn’t in your hand at start of the battle.
What do you do?
Your opponent is trying to set up!
You need a monster that can stop them!

Most Basic Non-EX/GX Pokemon have 60-70 HP
Stufful/Bewear can do 120 HP Damage to Basic Pokémon.
This is why they are the Offensive coordinator’s!

Let’s give an example to show how!
Turn 1 - You select Stufful as your starting Pokémon.
You put 1 energy
Turn 2 - Your opponent plays Basic Pokémon.
They put 1 energy do 10-20 damage.
Turn 3 - You evolve Bewear
You put Double Colorless energy
1 shot kill!

It can be very effective!
These are the decks openers.


The Pokémon draw supporters:

2 0r 3-Bewear

These Pokémon help you draw extra cards.
The wonderful thing about Bewear is that he can give you a burst of cards!
Every time you evolve 1 Bewear.
You draw 3 cards.
If you evolve 2-3 Bewear at a single time, You will get 6-9 cards.
It is a massive rush of cards coming at you.
Than if you use them all up!
You can use a Draw supporter to get more card!

I told you the deck can fight!
It has a Fighting Spirit!
Why? Because it draws through your deck to give you the cards you need in order to fight!

True Story!
I had an opponent resign in a game against me using this deck.
They resign the battle on turn 3!

Turn 1 - I had 6 card for going first.
I used up all.
Than played Scyamore.
Turn 3 - I had 1 Oranguru on the field + 2 Stuffuls.
I had 1 Bewear in my hand.
I used Oranguru ability to draw 2 extra cards.
I got a Cynthia + 1 more Bewear.
I evolved 2 Bewear which than gave me 6 more cards.
I used up my hand.
Than used played Cynthia.
My opponent quit the battle!

By turn 3, I used up like 27 cards.
Half my deck was basically gone, the guy resigned!
He didn’t even want me to continue.
He had enough.

This deck is capable of doing those plays.
It’s crazy.


Pokémon Boss Hydreigon

Hydreigon is a 2 Shot Kill Boss.
Hydreigon can do 120 HP Damage with a Choice Band 150 HP Damage!
Hydreigon can kill a lot of things.

The only difficulty you will have is charging him up!
Hydreigon is a 3 charge energy Pokémon!
You have to put 3 energies on him.
3 Dark Energy
2 Dark Energy + 1 Double Colorless

3+ charge Pokémon need help!
You have to help them with items.
-Max Elixir
Use it on the baby Pokémon

-Wishful Baton
Use it on the adult Pokémon
You can put it on a Pokémon that might die in battle.
Than all the basic energy can transfer over to another Pokémon.

The ideal goal is to make it so that you only need to put 1 or 2 energy from your hand to any 1 Pokémon.
Let the items help you.


Lastly, I would like to leave you with list of cards you will need outside of the Theme decks.

-Alolah Vulpix
-Bewear GX <— This is optional— You can use the other Bewear
-Choice Band
-Professor Sycamore
-Special Charge

You can see the list is short.
All the cards can be acquired for 2 packs or less.
The Bewear GX cost me 2 packs for the promo copy.
The regular Bewear GX copies are cheaper.

In addition, You don’t have to have it.
I wanted to add it for some fun.
The GX Attack is funny.

As Always, Thank you for stopping by to read my thread!
Good Luck in Battles, Friends!

Edited by Player_Jay, 02 July 2018 - 03:57 PM.

It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 1

02 July 2018 - 04:52 PM



    Elite Trainer

  • Felidae_

So, you basically promote this terrible deck for beginners, because of a bad pun ?


Have my upvote.

The shadows of the abyss are like the petals of a monstrous flower that shall blossom within the skull and expand the mind beyond what any man can bear, but whether it decays under the earth or above on green fields, or out to sea or in the very air, all shall come to revelation, and to revel, in the knowledge of the strangling fruit - and the hand of the sinner shall rejoice, for there is no sin in shadow or in light that the seeds of the dead cannot forgive...


  • 0

02 July 2018 - 11:09 PM



    Veteran Trainer

  • Player_Jay

So, you basically promote this terrible deck for beginners, because of a bad pun ?

Have my upvote.

Please don’t get confused.
I think the deck itself is a decent deck.
It also has room for improvement.

What is terrible is the decks win rate.
The win rate is based not only on your deck build, but the match ups!
The best deck in the Format is (Buzzwole) Fighting Deck.
Hydreigon has weakness to Fighting.
You will face several Buzzwole decks in Standard.
This is what really hurts the win rate.

However, the battles are always interesting.
This deck can 2 shot kill any Pokémon even Buzzwole.
The deck I made runs barely any GX.
Thus, you find yourself in a 1 card prize vs 2 card prize battle!

They have to take out 6 Pokémon.
You only need to take out 3 Pokémon.
They are the favorite to win, but you can pull off upsets.

-Max Elixir
-Wishful Baton
-Extra Draw Power

The deck can out set up + out draw them.
They have to be careful.

Edited by Player_Jay, 02 July 2018 - 11:14 PM.

It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 0