Expanded Deck Tech: Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team - Hand Control/Tanker
12/01/22 0 comments
Get to know a Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team deck build for the expanded format, with a Tanker game style that also controls your opponent's hands!Edit Article
Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team-GX (Tanker & Control Hand Deck)
Decklist e Estratégia
all fairy Pokemonin the game and preferably to have
Xerneasas your active Pokemon so it can start its workings.
Geomancy, in which you choose two of your benched Pokemon so you can charge one fairy energy from your deck and attach it to one of them. So you can have an excellent first or second turn in the same round, it is vital that you have the card Battle VIP Pass FST 225, which can only be used during your first turn so you can search for two basic Pokemon in your deck and place them directly on the board. You can pay its cost to bring two Spritzee UNB 141; or a Mr. Mime BKT 97 to protect your bench with a Spritzee UNB 141; or a Spritzee UNB 141 and a Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130 (which I honestly don't think is a good idea). As for Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130, it's more practical to call it forth using Tag Call CEC 206, which is useful to summon all
Gardevoir & Sylveon, besides other
Tag TeamSupporter cards from the deck.
Fairy Song: deals 150 damage and you can redistribute these energies among your Pokemon in any way you'd like. - Its GX attack,
Magical Miracle GX: deals 200 damage, but if you pay three more additional energies to fulfill its cost requirement, besides 200 damage, you make your opponent shuffle their whole hand back into their deck, leaving them empty handed.
Ideal plays with this DeckThe ideal play, for a perfect board, is that the following order is met, at least: - Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team-GX as your active Pokemon - On the bench, the two Aromatisse, a Mr. Mime, another Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team-GX. A hand like that early game is the ideal hand to have your setup:
Kaleidostormattack goes from 150 to 160 damage. - If Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130 is taking damage and you don't want to lose the energies attached to it, you need to make sure you have at least two Aromatisse XY 93 to bluff your opponent, and redistribute these energies among them thanks to the
Fairy Transferability. This way it is possible to use Max Potion GRI 128 to heal
all damage dealt without having to deal with the con of losing the fairy energies, so that this way you can reorganize and re-transfer these energies to Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130 to attack again and stay in this loop.
Fairy Transferability, guarantees the energy transfers from a damaged
Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team-GXso you can use
Max Potionwithout losing your energies. - Dedenne-GX UNB 57 has its
Dedechargeability, which makes you discard your hand and draw 6 cards. - Mr. Mime BKT 97 has its
Bench Protectortraits, which makes it able to defend your bench against decks that use sniper damage, precisely to prevent your opponent to focus as their targets your Aromatisse XY 93. Xerneas XY 96 comes in as a recursive here due to its attack,
Geomancy, so you can charge your benched Pokemon.
Gardevoir & Sylveon's attack, they will be without any cards in hand. - Diantha FLI 105 can only be used if one of your fairy Pokemon is destroyed. And if that happens, you can take any two cards you want from the discard pile and place them into your hand, therefore being able to recycle many resources, such as
Fighting Fury Belt. - Roxanne ASR 150 can only be used if your opponent is about to win the game with 3 Prize cards or less: you and your opponent shuffle your hands and they only draw 2 cards whereas you draw 6. It is a way to control their hand so you can reduce their ability to act. - Mallow & Lana CEC 198 has two uses: 1) You can switch your Active Pokemon into your bench. 2) You can discard two cards in your hand to do the following effect: besides repositioning this active Pokemon to the bench, this retreated Pokemon will heal 120 HP points. - Cynthia & Caitlin CEC 189 has two uses: 1) You can get a Supporter card from the discard pile (that isn't Cynthia & Caitlin) 2) You can discard a card in your hand to do the following effect: besides getting a Supporter card from the discard pile, you draw 3 additional cards from the top of your deck.
Gardevoir & Sylveonand
Aromatisse's issue, which have 2 energies as their retreat cost.
AdvantagesThis deck is excellent to control your opponent's hand and make itself last for a long time as if it was the equivalent of the VMax Pokemon of the current generation, besides the energy transfer dynamic and constant healing, which makes your opponent become quite frustrated. It is an effective strategy against dragon type Pokemon that got fairy weakness in
Sun/Moon's eras, in case it deals with any of those decks in Expanded, and mostly Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX CEC 156 takes a hard beating from this deck because of that.
DisadvantagesWe have the steel type weakness, which got a certain upgrade with more aggressive resources. The lack of other archetypes which have fairy type weakness left this type a bit poor regarding double damage options, as only
Sun/Moondragon type Pokemon are left, so much so that the
Sword/Shieldnew dragons don't have these weaknesses anymore, which makes this deck a bit weaker due to 150 and 160 damage not being that high of damage when facing ultra rare cards. It might be complicated to deal with decks that use damage counters, the "spread snipers" against your
Aromatisse, such as
Dragapult VMax + Sableyesuch as in this example.
Roxanne. It also presents great synergies and reading cards that match each other well, optimizing in any move the reuse of cards. So, I would like your opinion. Which are your expectations? Would you change something in it to make it better? Make yourself at home and comment down below. See you next time!
Gardevoir & Sylveon Tag Team-GX (Fairy Box): Energy Transfer/Tanker
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