The Mother Lode

Wobbuffet/Sableye V for Collinsville and in the Concept Cave with Torkoal V, Stonjourner VMAX, and Zacian V
On the hunt for gems in Sword & Shield Expanded.

Welcome back, SixPrizes readers! Since I won’t be in Australia, I’ve been having an absolute blast playing Expanded over the last few weeks, a luxury I’m grateful for. Expanded feels shaken up more so by the first turn rule change than Sword & Shield itself, but there’s still a ton of new cards that have been super fun to play with. I’ve had a great time staying far away from the nightmare that is Cinccino Mill in Standard, and instead focusing on what now somehow feels like a more fair format thanks to the wide card pool and variety of strategies.

For those of you curious, I tweeted about Pikachu & Zekrom-GX’s viability in Expanded a while ago, but I’ll share the same thoughts here: the deck simply doesn’t work in Expanded. There are better midrange decks in Expanded, and you can’t afford to take a slower approach in Expanded. I would be shocked, no pun intended, to see my favorite card have any success in Collinsville 🇺🇸. Today, I’ll be sharing a new deck that I’ve put the most time into, as well as three Sword & Shield concepts that I’ve created lists for. Before I hop into it, I’d like to thank John Mostowy, Caleb Patton, Kyle Warner, and Carter Anderson for helping me work on these lists.


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