Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here again with my monthly piece, focused yet again on the Expanded format. Last I left y’all it was days before the Anaheim Regional Championships where we eventually saw our own Jimmy Pendarvis take down not only his 3rd Regional Championship of the season but also his 3rd in a row! This feat is undoubtedly impressive and clearly demonstrates Jimmy’s proficiency as a top-tier player, but furthermore: Two of these events were Expanded, and he managed to win them with the same deck. For those who are unaware, this is the first time since Expanded tournaments began having their own events that the same Expanded deck has won back-to-back events, and by the same player no less! Even last year when Zoroark-GX had access to the likes of Hex Maniac and Ghetsis we still saw it win only one Expanded event, so it seems like the bans have not gone very far to diminish Zoroark’s capabilities in Expanded and have merely caused the deck to adapt into a new kind of powerhouse.
To read this article you must be an Underground member.
Already a member? Click here to log in.
Joining Underground gives you (and one friend!) full access to our complete collection of Underground articles, their companion discussion topics to ask our authors questions, and access to our roster of experts for consultation over our forum system.
New Underground articles are published three to four times per week by our staff of players.
Choose a subscription:
Each subscription comes with automatic renewal, but you may disable auto-renew at any time. And if you are not completely satisfied, you can request a full refund within the first 30 days of your subscription, no questions asked.
Gift subscriptions are also available. →
Questions? Check out the UG FAQ.