Scizor Prime has 100 HP, which isn’t bad for a Stage 1. It’s a metal type, meaning you can use special metal energies to help protect it. This is especially good when used in tandem with the new trainer Energy Exchanger, which will help us search out those special metals.
Its Poké-Body, and arguably its best feature, is called “Red Armor,” which prevents all damage done to it by Pokémon that have special metal energies attached to it. That means Call, Warp, Double Colorless, Cyclone and all those other really good special energies are useless. That alone gives it a significant edge over a lot of decks, which is always a big plus.
It could do with a lower Retreat Cost, though. Fire weakness is ok, but could get worse.
It’s attack, for MC does 30 damage plus an extra 20 for each Metal energy attached to it, so if you power it up with 2 Metals, you’re already looking at 70 damage, which isn’t bad for 2 energy.
Can Scizor rise to glory in this SP infested format or will it be stuck at the back of your binder gathering dust? Please discuss and let us know what you think.
Modified: 3.95/5 (It’s really good, but I think if it could just find the right partner, it would be able to do a lot better.)
Draft: 3.75/5 (Not many special energies here, but a it’s got a good attack, 100 HP and is a Stage 1.)
I’d love to know what you think, so please give this card your rating and discuss!