Hey all – this may be the closest two SixPrizes articles I have written since my Mike on the Metagame series many years ago. Just like then, I have a very focused topic to discuss, which makes covering content much easier. Though there have been only a few tournaments in the past week, people’s mindsets have adapted and evolved as they begin to think about what decks to expect and what deck to bring to Indianapolis. My thoughts change almost daily, which makes it difficult to put into an article exactly what I am thinking.
Today, instead of going over one deck in depth, I will be rounding out most of the Tier 1/2 decks that we have not hit in our marathon. While Michael Slutsky will be ending the marathon with a dedicated Greninja article tomorrow, I want to discuss Drampa/Garbodor, Vespiquen, and Darkrai.
The first two decks helped shape the current format after their finishes in Seattle and Madison, while Darkrai is part of the old guard that was pushed aside with Guardians Rising. While non-trivial to play, all three of these decks have fairly standard lists available for them and have not changed much since the first weekend of tournaments in the Guardians Rising format. I’ll briefly discuss each deck’s strategy, present a list, highlight a few tech options, and look at its place in the metagame. Let’s get to it!
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