Hey guys! I’m happy to present the 8th article in the marathon. Today I’ll be talking about Drampa/Zoroark. This deck has strong finishes at the past 3 tournaments, picking up a Top 4, 1st place, and another 1st place at Madison, Mexico, and Origins respectively. The deck is a force to be reckoned with since it combines two inherently strong cards. Stand In is a duplicate ability of Rush In, originally printed on Keldeo-EX BCR. Keldeo-EX has made its way into numerous decks solely because of its Ability, but Zoroark has the added bonus of Mind Jack and Foul Play.
The most similar deck in the format to Drampa/Zoroark is Drampa/Garbodor. Both of these pair off Drampa-GX with a non-EX/GX attacker that can carry its own weight by handling Drampa’s weaknesses. Zoroark provides a great way to deal with Tapu Bulu-GX, Espeon-GX, other Drampa-GX easily with Foul Play. I love the controlling style of the deck by forcing the opponent to restrict their Bench. If the opponent plays stupidly and benches 4-5 Pokémon, it’s very easy to win through Mind Jack.
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