Hello again 6P! We are now gearing up for the second major event in the post Cosmic Eclipse format with Daytona Beach Regionals this weekend. Last week I took a look at the Champion deck from LAIC and also a few interesting and unexpected decks that popped up at the event. In this article I’ll be going over my top choice for Daytona Beach if I were going, which is Mew Box (sans Jirachi).
Even though Jirachi-based Mew Box just had a huge amount of success at LAIC, why would I choose not to go with that version?
- Well, first off, by playing Jirachi you add a bunch of easy targets for your opponent to pick off and modify the Prize exchange in their favor by KOing 1 Jirachi, 1 Mewtwo & Mew-GX, and 1 Dedenne-GX. It’s harder to KO 2 Mewtwo & Mew-GXs (or possibly 3? keep on reading…) and that’s your preferred course for the game.
- The second reason why I don’t particularly like Jirachi in combination with Mewtwo & Mew-GX is, simply put, space. You already need a bunch of different attacking options, Welder, and many other things, so fitting the Jirachi package (4 Jirachi and extra switching cards) means you have to give up on other options.
- The other major reason why I’m not a fan is, unless you get a really weird game like the one we saw in the finals of LAIC, how many times are you actually using Stellar Wish? It’s different in Malamar decks where they’re a non-GX-based deck that can continually promote Jirachi as a pivot while your opponent slowly has to go through 4–6 Giratinas. In an ideal scenario in Mew Box, you Stellar Wish with it in your Active going first. Afterward, you go on the offensive with Mewtwo & Mew-GX, and once that first one goes down, you get one more Stellar Wish before going into Mewtwo & Mew-GX again. If that second one goes down, then it’s game over, so is it really worth dedicating so much space and getting so little use out of it?
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