Deck Analysis: SAW (Slowking, Ambipom, and Weavile)

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKoers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis.  This deck is a disruption deck that became popular after its great showing at Canadian Nationals. Like all of my lists from the last week or so on, this deck will be in the post Pokemon Catcher format.  Even though the card is not out right now, it is very important to start testing Pokemon Catcher right now so you will be ready for it in the fall.

This deck is all about hand disruption.  The goal is to have Ambipom attacking and disrupting, while Weavile is on the bench knocking out helpful cards from your opponent’s hand, and Slowking is on the bench making sure your opponent does not draw anything good.

Ambipom is a stage 1 that has two attacks.  His first attack, “Astonish” lets you do 20 damage and then choose 2 random cards from your opponent’s hand and have them shuffled back in the deck.  The second attack, Tail Spank (is that code?) does 60 damage and you must discard 2 cards.  60 might not sound like a not of damage, but it can be enough if you are …

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