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Noble Victories Review


matthew69

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For those who have read Pokemon deck corner they will alreay have read this article, for those who have not here it is:

 

NOBLE VICTORIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL CARDS- My top 5 Pokemon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victini: 60 HP, retreat cost 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victory Star :

 

Once during your turn, after you flip any coins for an attack, you may ignore all effects of those coin flips and begin flipping those coins again. You can't use more than 1 Victory Star Ability each turn.

 

 

 

Stored Power:

 

 

 

1 fire, 1 colourless

 

30

 

 

 

Then move all energy attached to Victini to a benched pokemon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are lots of different cards to play Victini with, but the most popular option seems to be Vanilluxe from the same set, mainly due to its CC attack number 1. The attack of the stage two Vanilluxe reads "Flip 2 coins. This attack does 40 damage for each heads, and the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed. If both are tails, this attack does nothing." Mediocre attack, but when combined with the ability Victini, for 1 DCE this attack wil do 80 + leave the opponent unable to attack or retreat, combine this card with Vileplume, then the opponent will not be able to use their active pokemon or benched pokemon to attack at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyurem: 130 HP, retreat cost 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outrage:

 

2 colourless

 

 

 

20 + Does 10 more damage for each damage counter on this Pokémon.

 

 

 

Glaciate:

 

 

 

2 water, 1 colouless

 

 

 

This attack does 30 damage to each of your opponent's Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

There are a few strategies for Kyurem, some run it as a tech in decks with DCE, so they can abuse Outrage, while others have highlighted that it will work exremely well with Feraligatr Prime mainly due to it's powerful second attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coballion: 120 HP, retreat cost 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Breath:

 

 

 

1 steel, 1 colourless energy

 

20+

 

20 more damage for each Energy attached to the Defending Pokémon.

 

 

 

Iron Break:

 

2 Steel, 1 colourless energy

 

80

 

The Defending Pokémon cannot attack during your opponent's next turn.

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

Coballion as highlighted in the card of the day article is an extremely effective card, in deck such as Coballion Tank with Klinklang and the CobalPlume deck which I made up. Attack 1 is decent but the main use of Coballion is it's second attack. The ability to prevent the opponenet from attacking while having the ability to do high amounts of damage 80 in this case makes this card very powerful and much better than Beartic as it is a basic and the attack does 30 more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eelektrik: Retreat cost 2

 

 

 

 

 

Ability:

 

 

 

Super Dynamo:

 

Once during your turn, choose a Energy card from your discard pile and attach it to 1 of your Benched Pokémon. You can only use 1 Super Dynamo Ability per turn.

 

 

 

Lightning Ball:

 

 

 

2 Electric 1 Colourless

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

 

Now for the top 5 pokemon card list this might seem a strange choice, afterall, this is a stage 1 form of a stage 2 pokemon, surely the stage two should be here rather than the stage 1? The reason why it is here is it's ability in a heavy discard format with most non-trainer lock decks running 4 Junk arm + other cards such as Engineer's Adjustments, Sages Training, Proffessor Juniper + more the ability to accelerate discarded energy can be extremely effective in some decks.

 

 

 

Hydreigon: Retreat Cost 3

 

 

 

Ability:

 

 

 

Dark Aura:

 

 

 

All Energy attached to this Pokemon are Energy instead of their usual type.

 

 

 

Beserker Blade:

 

 

 

4 Darkness energy

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

Does 40 damage to 2 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

For a stage two when first glanced at this card does not seem that good, 4 dark energy for only 60 damamge even with the 40 to two benched pokemon, the energy needs are too much, then however you read the ability and see real potential of how ruthless the card could be with DCE and in energy acceleration decks with fellow bench sniper Kyurem from the same set. Some want to run it with an Electrode Prime, while others have suggested it's potential in an Emboar ability deck. Either way the card is very hyped up, but due to it's need for a lot of energy stil + a 2 x weakness to fighting decks, who might run Donphan or Machamp, I am not sure quite how effective the card will be.

 

 

 

 

 

That is it for my top 5 Pokemon from noble victories, next I will move on to Trainers

 

 

 

NOBLE VICTORIES

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL CARDS- Trainers

 

 

Tools:

 

 

You can attach a Pokémon Tool to 1 of your Pokémon that doesn't already have a Pokémon Tool attached to it as many times as you wish in the duration of your turn.

 

 

 

Rocky Helmet:

 

 

 

As long as this Pokémon is your Active Pokemon, if this Pokemon receives damage from an opponent's attack, put two damage counters on the Attacking Pokémon.

 

 

 

Strategy:

 

 

I personally love the idea that I made up of Druddigon (Ability: Rough Skin

 

If this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack (even if this Pokemon is Knocked Out), put 2 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon) with rocky helmet, he has no weakness, is a basic with high HP, plus he has a decent attack, however the main advantage of him is his ability which I feel works extrememly well with Rocky Helmet because whenever the opponent attacks this card with the attached tool they lose 40 HP, with this cards high HP, very little can 1 hit it which makes it an effective starter wall and staller with Helmet, a card which is very popular in Cincinno Beartic decks other in Asia as well as many other decks. With the Zekrom deck this card + Drudiggon will be very powerful as bolt Strike will allow Zekrom to do 80 to itself which means that you should be able to one hit it after the Drudiggon wall has gone.

 

 

 

Eviolite

 

 

 

 

If the Pokémon this card is attached to is a Basic Pokemon, any damage done to this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 20 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

 

Strategy:

 

 

This card seems to have a lot potential too in particular with Reshiram and Zekrom decks, this card will help protect these pokemon from 1 hit KO's with a pluspower in mirror matches or other matches, which will make them even harder to knock out than before in particular the ability for other cards to 1 hit them now which will result in there outrage attacks becoming even more deadly.

 

 

 

 

 

Decent Other Cards from Noble Victories:

 

 

 

Vanilluxe -Mentioned earlier.

 

 

 

Druddigon- Mentioned earlier.

 

 

 

N- Supporter card perhaps decent in some decks such as Lost world decks with Mew Prime

 

 

 

Durant-Not Brilliant, but perhaps useful in Kyogre Groudon decks. Some people have hyped them up a lot in metal decks such as Coballion tank, but I am not sure how well this would work.

 

Archeops: Good in combination with powerful fight basics such as both Terrakion's, Landorus + Thror in a evolution lock deck.

 

Terrakion- Mentioned earlier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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