pokemonscreenshots.tumblr.comHey everyone! It’s been a disappointing stretch of tournaments for me recently. After playing what I thought were the best decks in Standard and Expanded (Buzzwole and Zoroark) for Toronto and Virginia, I walked away with 0 CP and effectively dropped out of the Top 16 hunt.
This is pretty disappointing but I’m also somewhat relieved to not have any reason to continue to grind through tournaments. Many of my friends will be playing in tournaments 9+ weekends of an 10-11 weekend stretch as we head into the NAIC. I’ll be enjoying some time off and watching Magic Grand Prix. Not the worst tradeoff.
I also get to use my weekends to test more in preparation for the NAIC, a tournament I’ve never been able to have a truly strong finish at. And with such a centralized metagame, I’m excited to try to break the format. Let’s start with one of the most interesting decks from Forbidden Light, Malamar:
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