Hello again everyone! It’s a pleasure to be back again with another article and another Expanded article at that. My last piece, “Pinch Me, I’m Playing Green,” was also a feature on Expanded where I detailed the then recent bans of Lusamine and Delinquent and how the format has gotten considerably healthier, and today we’ll be discussing:
- what I believe are the Big Two decks to counter coming into this weekend and
- a personal favorite of mine, Vespiquen/Flareon.
Expanded had gotten a reputation for being a format filled with degenerate decks, and until very recently this was holding true. Games were decided on the first turn and many players couldn’t even play the game, having their whole hand stripped away before they could take their first turn. The recent bans have changed all that and created a much more fun environment, with aggressive decks taking the helm again and control/cheese strategies falling by the wayside. I myself haven’t had a lot of time to explore some of the options that have been kept down by the degenerate decks, but I did have plenty of time to test out Vespiquen/Flareon with the new changes.
Before we get into the wild, buzzing world of Vespiquen, let us take a few moments to recap what I think are the biggest decks to worry about for Daytona this coming weekend. In my personal testing I would say that taking a loss to more than one of these decks is a recipe for disaster as you head into this Expanded event.
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