Expanded Deck Tech: Charizard VMax (Fire Box)
11/14/22 0 comments
Meet the Charizard VMax deck for the Expanded format, picking up the best resources in auxiliary Pokémon that guarantee doubling energy and increased damage.Edit Article
Charizard VMax (Fire Box)
Charizard Expanded Decklist
Claw Slash, for three colorless energies deals 100 base damage, which is ridiculous for a VMax evolution of this size, especially speaking of Charizard! Coming in with his second attack,
G-Max Wildfire, for three fire energies and two colorless, deals
300 damageand discards two energies in the tribute cost. How wonderful to see that amount of damage and show the potency of a true Charizard! It's a great damage output because, in addition to destroying the VStar Pokémon and getting a bit closer against the VMax (that's because Pokémon Tag Team, GX and EX in the format turn to dust in front of it), we have two Pokémon to help that can increase its damage, Incineroar UNB 29; and we have another Pokémon to double the cost of fire energies, Charizard PGO 10.
as fast as possibleto have a quick setup, allowing Charizard-VMax to attack without burning too much energy at the cost of
G-Max Wildfireand still guarantee the additional damage, and again considering 4 Evolution Incense SSH 163 and 4 Rare Candy CES 142 for this process. The ideal line here is Charmander for Charizard; and Litten for Incineroar, and we'll explain. - Charizard PGO 10 has its ability
Burn Brightly, which makes basic fire energies worth two energies at the same time, making it easier to tribute the cost of the Pokémon's attacks. That is, assuming the
Charizard-VMax uses the attack G-Max Wildfirethat needs 5 energies (three fire and two colorless) to deal the 300 damage, simply having 3 energies with it, with the Charizard PGO 10 in play, discarding only one fire energy, is paying both energies of the tribute cost! - Incineroar UNB 29 has its
Strong Cheerability, which causes your Pokémon to deal 30 more damage (before applying weakness and resistance). This ability cannot be used more than once in the same turn.
Fire Spin, respectively 80 damage and 220 at the cost of discarding two energies from it; and then with the increased damage from
Claw Slashdoes 110 damage and
Fire Spindoes 250 damage! And of course, on the Charizard VMAX DAA 20, the main card here, we have his two attacks,
G-Max Wilfire, respectively 100 damage and 300 at the cost of discarding two energies from him; and then with the
Incineroardamage added, now the
G-Max Wildfiredoes 330 damage! - Volcarona SLG 13 has its ability
Heat Cyclone, which practically has the effect of a Boss's Orders RCL 154 built into a skill, that is, saving the cost of a Trainer Supporter card of a
Boss's Ordersbeing able to use others in the deck like
Blacksmith, for example.
mandatoryfor a fire-type archetype to have this card, as it guarantees dynamic power up and very generous
Draw Power. - Blacksmith FLF 88 is the second-best energizer in the deck as it attaches two fire energy from the discard pile to one of your fire Pokémon, it's usually good to avoid
Rare Candyfor recursive Pokémon.
Draw Powerin the game, where you Tribute by discarding a fire energy to draw 3 cards. So using Fire Crystal UNB 173 to recycle the fire energies, you can create this synergy with these cards. - Giant Hearth UNM 197 serves to search for two fire energies in the deck, making the tribute of discarding a card from your hand as a requirement. And of course, having Welder UNB 189a on the same turn, you can power up your Charizard VMax immediately, yet with the benefits of
Draw Poweras well.
AdvantagesWe have an advantage against grass Pokémon due to the weakness. This is a very aggressive deck that can face any expanded format deck with brutality (either EX, GX, Tag Team GX, V, VMax, VStar, VUnion, etc), being difficult to be stopped if the setup of Incineroar UNB 29, Charizard PGO 10 and Volcarona SLG 13 is done; and even if there is the absence of one of them, which may not be present, he still manages to respond very well using Kiawe BUS 116a and Welder UNB 189a as Charizard power-up pillars.
DisadvantagesWe have issues with the 1-1 line in the deck, which can be a problem not to speed up as fast as possible, and of the three, the most complicated is Charizard PGO 10, as it's the most important to be built due to its recursive ability. Hand control decks that reduce your card draw power can be tricky, as
Welderguarantees such draws, control decks that use Judge FST 235, Marnie SSH 169 , and late-game control cards like Roxanne ASR 150 can be an issue Avery CRE 130 is your biggest threat as it can force you to discard your Pokémon on the bench, being able to sacrifice your recursive Pokémon. And obviously, water decks that are faster to attack with low-energy and Single Prize, like Gyarados TEU 30, Dewgong LOR 34 and/or Politoed LOR 32.