They keep getting bigger!Hello 6P readers! As you are reading this we are only a few days away from the Dallas Regional. After Memphis I generally didn’t think that there would be a bigger Regional than that one, however this one seems to be the next “biggest Regionals ever,” and now I wouldn’t be surprised to see this trend happen at every upcoming Regional from now on. I love this game and I love the community, so I’m really looking forward to that competition that will take place in Dallas.
The biggest question hanging over everyone’s heads: what do I play at their biggest Regional ever? Do I play something consistent that will guarantee me points? Do I play something spicy that is high risk and high reward at the same time? It’s been really hard for me to determine what is the best deck or the best play for Dallas, but one thing I know for certain anything I end up playing will for sure have Zoroark-GX.
We are starting to see Zoroark GX get some play in literally every combination possible. We’ve seen the common Alolan Muk, Lycanroc-GX, or Golisopod GX but now we are seeing Magnezone PLS and even Vileplume AOR! The consistency it adds to every—and any—deck is quite clear, and this is why all sorts of different cards and techs are viable when combined with it.
The reason I’m starting to like Zoroark GX so so much is the following:
Zoroark allows you to see more cards than ever during your turn and therefore you are able to access more resources.
This means your deck will be performing what it’s intending to do more often throughout a tournament. Having these huge 10 or 12 card hands means you’re not struggling to find the cards you need each turn. Instead of hoping you hit them, you can take educated guesses that you will find them, and therefore games come down more to decision making and resource management than “luck of the draw.”
Brit’s article posted yesterday exemplifies what I’m trying to convey ,and goes above and beyond the paragraph above as to why Zoroark-GX is an incredibly skill intensive card. If you’re on the fence on using a Zoroark deck, even if it seems like it has a huge target on its back, I really recommend you check out his article.
It certainly took me a while to jump on the Zoroark-GX train, as can be seen by my deck choices at London and Memphis. I’m a firm believer in the card now, and it’ll be hard to pry me away from it in Dallas and Sydney shortly after. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s move on to the final 3 options that I’ve narrowed down to for Dallas.
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