pokemon-paradijs.comI know it’s a little early to be talking about decks after the cycle because we still are not positive what sets are going to be cycled. We have people talking about DP Base through Stormfront being cycled, other saying DP Base through Platinum Base and a few saying DP Base through Rising Rivals. However I am not here to talk about the cycle, I’m here to talk what decks will be prominent if DP Base through Stormfront is cycled.
Well as we all know to have a good deck one must be able to have draw power, consistency and a decent attacking ability. If those sets I talked about are cycled then the draw power that we know about right now will be Ninetales HGSS, Magnezone Prime, Dodrio SV / Noctowl HGSS and of course trainers and supporters. Not a lot to choose from right now.
So here are the possible decks that will do well in the next format.
SP decks with a Cyrus Engine such as LuxChomp and BLG. However, LuxChomp maybe one of the best decks now, I think after the rotation BLG will become a bigger deck because of the possible use of Ninetales and the crushing of Kingdra Prime.
Charizard will be a huge force to be reckoned with because it has the draw power from Ninetales, the consistency with Charmander’s “Call for Family”, and the ridiculous damage Charizard can do. On top of that, Charizard can crush Jumpluff and rock Kingdra Prime. It’s a good deck now, but it has the possibility of running the format after the cycle.
Kingdra Prime will have the ability to throw away energy with Engineer’s Adjustments because it has a low attack cost, plus be able to utilize a lot of trainers and supporters because of much space there will be in the deck. It has the ability to do 1 damage per turn for each Kingdra Prime in play, plus hit 60 for 1 energy and 80 with a belt. Can anyone say it is a little “broken?”
Sadly I don’t know how well Jumpluff will do after the cycle because it utilizes Claydol and Uxie way too much. This speedy deck will have to slow down in the next format the way it is turning out.
pokemon-paradijs.comBlastoise UL is amazing. It has the ability to snipe for 100. WHAT?! Blastoise maybe is easy to set up now, however in the next format, it will have trouble setting up and getting 4 energies. Getting the energy will be easier with Interviewer’s Questions.
Typhlosion by its self can pose a possible deck because it can utilize Ninetales and can set up 3 energy quickly and hit a solid 70 while discarding one of your opponent’s energy.
Another possible deck is Ampharos, because paired with Magnezone it could have some potential speed to it. But it will fail when you have more than 6 cards in your hand.
Lastly, I would have to say Flygon is coming back to be prominent in the format. Paired with Typhlosion and Ninetales, it will have the ability to attach 3 energy in one turn and have the draw power it needs to be consistent.
There will be plenty more decks that will be huge in the next format (ah what about Gengar Prime?!), but these are just a few possibilities. The next format will be interesting and possibly exciting, but because of the speed I’m used to right now, I’m not looking forward to it.