Battle Roads Preview

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Introduction

It’s me, coolestman22, with an article about the Top 4 decks for Battle Roads. In this article are 4 lists of the decks I believe will have the biggest impact on Battle Roads, one of which emerges from our newest set, Dark EXplorers (I wish they would stop the EX puns already). Most of these I have at one point played so they are somewhat tested, but remember that each player has personal preferences so not every list will seem 100% perfect to you. It’s not the exact list that you have to use, so feel free to edit the lists to your personal preference.

First off, we’ll take a look at what did well at Regionals, even though there might be a few differences in the lists now that Dark EXplorers is out.

According to thetopcut.net, here are the Top 4 decks in all of the U.S. Regionals:

Wins: 2nd Place: 3rd-4th:
Zekrom/Eels – 5 Zekrom/Eels – 4 Celebi/Mewtwo/Virizion – 2
Durant – 1 Celebi/Mewtwo/Tornadus – 2 Zekrom/Eelektrik – 4
    Celebi/Mewtwo – 2
    KyuremEX/Mewtwo/Terrakion – 1
    Liligant/Vileplume/Victini – 1
    Celebi-Mewtwo-Tornadus – 4

This looks pretty much metagame-oriented, with the only exceptions being the Liligant deck and the Kyurem-EX/Terrakion/Mewtwo …

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My Rant About Rocky Helmet

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Introduction

Hey, it’s me, coolestman22, with another article, this time it’s about a card that I feel is underrated. As you may have guessed from the title, it is Rocky Helmet. I played 2 copies of the card in my Zekkels list at Regionals because it was such an awesome tech. It came in really handy for me, I can say that. What I am going to do is rant about why Rocky Helmet is awesome in Zekeels, ReshiPhlosion, or any deck that doesn’t rely on EXP. Share or Dark Claw, really, except for Magnezone decks that already OHKO everything.

But first, if you don’t know what Rocky Helmet does, you should probably look at the pretty picture of Rocky Helmet on your right.

Now that you know what it does, I shall begin ranting:

1-120 damage, 130 HP
Rocky Helmet is awesome for the Zekeels matchup, because if they have a Zekrom BW with Eviolite, and they Bolt Strike, that puts them at 20, and you can hit them for 100, needing a PlusPower to complete the KO.

But with Rocky Helmet, that damage is already given to you, so you can use your Junk Arms on Catchers, Level …

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