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Tool Drop- the Second Wind Arises

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SuperStone

Hello, TCGers!

 

     A while ago, Tool Drop was a big deal.  It had some success when it was in Standard, and some more when it became Expanded, and of course in Legacy.  But Legacy is barely alive, and Expanded has moved past Trubbish and its partner sigilyph, and their Dimension Valley shenanigans.

 

     But as many of you have probably noticed, Team Up gave us a new Tool Drop attacker, doublade, which has the misfortune of being a stage 1- but has the huge trade-off of doing 30x intead of 20x damage.  And while the valley doesn't work for it, its attack cost is just two colorless- so who needs the stadium?  It may be a bit clunky, and it may have serious trouble setting up- but this new player has some serious power in its barracks, and I think it's time to let it loose.

 

 

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

##Pokémon - 13

* 1 Oranguru SUM 113
* 4 Doublade TEU 108
* 4 Honedge FLI 46
* 2 Sigilyph PLB 41
* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 137
* 1 Wobbuffet GEN 111

##Trainer Cards - 43

* 2 Fighting Fury Belt BKP 99
* 2 Rescue Stretcher BUS 165
* 2 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
* 1 N PR-BLW 100
* 3 Level Ball NXD 89
* 3 Ultra Ball DEX 102
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121
* 2 Metal Goggles TEU 148
* 2 Brigette BKT 134
* 2 Erika’s Hospitality TEU 140
* 2 Guzma BUS 115
* 2 Special Charge STS 105
* 4 Cynthia UPR 119
* 2 Bodybuilding Dumbbells BUS 113
* 4 Float Stone PLF 99
* 1 Field Blower GRI 125
* 2 Adventure Bag LOT 167
* 3 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 1 Life Dew PLF 107

##Energy - 4

* 4 Double Colorless Energy FCO 114

Total Cards - 60

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

 

     Many other people have already profiled this deck, but I haven't seen much on Expanded versions- which I think are far stronger.  Much of my build should be familiar to tool drop players- the sigilyph (though in lower number), the many tools (especially float stones), and the priority for shuffle supporters.  But the major changes are: the attacker, of course; the specific tools, though their purpose is basically the same, they've just been upgraded; the new supporters, especially Brigette; and the energy moving to entirely Dice.

 

    The biggest troubles I've had so far are keeping the stream of attackers up and getting enough tools out.  If those pieces work, we can OHKO just about anything- even Pikarom.  Wobby is there to make some matchups better, though Trev is still basically and auto-loss.

 

Thoughts?  Criticisms? :)

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SKBellmore

Hey SuperStone,

 

First expanded Doublade deck I’ve seen, looks pretty good. I think include TEU or FLI Aegislash with Memory Energy or Shining Celebi for the extra HP, but it seems that may take up a little too many deck slots. Nothing else to say really. Good deck. And good luck with it.

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Sakura150612

You know what's funny? About a month ago, I remember you briefly mentioning this deck to me on the passing when I was about to log out. A few days after that I built a Doublade Tool Drop deck and I absolutely loved it. It does a hilarious amount of damage and it's one of the few things that can easily OHKO Tag Team Pokemon without weakness damage. I'll make sure to share my list tomorrow (can't log in right now).

 

At a quick glance, the main difference with my list is the Pokemon I chose for holding tools. I'll be honest, I forgot completely that Sygliph was a thing xd so I'll consider testing it. What I was using though was Genesect-GX, mostly because it benefits from both Metal Goggles and Metal Frying Pan. Genesect-GX is never going to attack obviously, but it has high HP + 30 or 60 damage reduction + immunity to weakness + it can't get bench sniped by something like Wailord and Karp Tag Team, so it's mostly safe from being targetted by your opponent and cost you a prize along with the damage from losing the tools.

 

That said, the best one of all might be AT Entei though. It can't stack Metal resistances like Genesect-GX or store 4 tools like Sygliph, but the fact that Ancient Traits are completely impossible to shut down means it's safe from Alolan Muk (which I've seen a lot of, specially in Zoroark-GX decks), and the rare, ocassional Silent Lab.

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harshu
Posted (edited)

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

##Pokémon - 13

* 1 Oranguru SUM 113

* 4 Doublade TEU 108

* 4 Honedge FLI 46

* 2 Sigilyph PLB 41

* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 137

* 1 Wobbuffet GEN 111

##Trainer Cards - 43

* 2 Fighting Fury Belt BKP 99

* 2 Rescue Stretcher BUS 165

* 2 Professor Sycamore BKP 107

* 1 N PR-BLW 100

* 3 Level Ball NXD 89

* 3 Ultra Ball DEX 102

* 3 Choice Band GRI 121

* 2 Metal Goggles TEU 148

* 2 Brigette BKT 134

* 2 Erika’s Hospitality TEU 140

* 2 Guzma BUS 115

* 2 Special Charge STS 105

* 4 Cynthia UPR 119

* 2 Bodybuilding Dumbbells BUS 113

* 4 Float Stone PLF 99

* 1 Field Blower GRI 125

* 2 Adventure Bag LOT 167

* 3 VS Seeker PHF 109

* 1 Life Dew PLF 107

##Energy - 4

* 4 Double Colorless Energy FCO 114

Total Cards - 60

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

Some Suggestions -

 

-1 Oranguru

-1 Tapu Lele

-1 Wobbuffet

-3 ultra balls (since now all your pokemon are under 90 HP)

-2 Fighting fury belt

-4 Float stone

-2 Metal Goggles (only help if you are playing aegislash)

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-14 Slots

 

+4 Jirachi (team up)

+1 level ball

+4 Escape board

+1 Choice band

+1 Eco arm

 

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+11 Slots (Leaves you 3 slots free - either add 3 switches or something to make your deck setup with jirachi super fast.. )

 

Eco Arm is for recycling life dew..

 

Let me know how it goes :)

Edited by harshu

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SuperStone
Posted (edited)

Some Suggestions -

 

-1 Oranguru Admittedly, this hasn't been doing much.  Should be fine to dump.

-1 Tapu Lele The deck can't afford to miss an essential supporter- it's clunky enough as it is.

-1 Wobbuffet This is an essential tech/stall card.  Unless I can find a better replacement who also helps against Garbodor and Trev, it's gotta stay.

-2 Fighting fury belt Keeping sigilyph alive is a high priority.

-2 Metal Goggles (only help if you are playing aegislash) Doublade is metal, too.  But there may be a better tool.

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-14 Slots

 

+4 Jirachi (team up) This is not a 4-jirachi deck, but two could work.  The bench will be difficult to work with, but it's worth trying.

+1 level ball Probably good.

+1 Eco arm This probably helps.  If the deck starts focusing more on dew, I should cut some of the HP buff/damage reduction tools.

Thank you for your comments!

Edited by SuperStone

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Sakura150612

This is what I've been using:

 

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******
 
##Pokémon - 14
 
* 2 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
* 3 Genesect-GX LOT 130
* 4 Honedge TEU 107
* 4 Doublade TEU 108
* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
 
##Trainer Cards - 42
 
* 3 Professor Sycamore STS 114
* 1 Computer Search BCR 137
* 1 N FCO 105
* 2 Eco Arm AOR 71
* 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 3 Metal Frying Pan FLI 112
* 3 Metal Goggles TEU 148
* 4 Ultra Ball SUM 161
* 1 Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear PHF 92
* 2 Special Charge STS 105
* 2 Reverse Valley BKP 110
* 1 Teammates PRC 160
* 4 VS Seeker ROS 110
* 1 Guzma BUS 143
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121
* 3 Float Stone BKT 137
* 3 Adventure Bag LOT 167
* 4 Trainers' Mail AOR 100
 
##Energy - 4
 
* 4 Double Colorless Energy HS 103
 
Total Cards - 60
 
****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******
 
This is the very first list/prototype I made of this deck (I haven't really modified it much at all since I haven't been playing that much). But from what little playtesting I've been able to give it, it does feel pretty good.

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