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on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
It can be a
useful card but I believe once the common search engines are
taken out of the game it will be a must for every deck. What I
like most about this card is when your hand is low and you have
a card you would like to keep or if played Oracle last turn it
gives you draw power. This card could be a great combo with
Oracle to get that needed card into your hand a turn faster.
Format- In this format Birch will defiantly be the most useful.
Low hands are common and adding cards to your hand while still
able to play other trainers is great. 4/5
Maybe, a few times throughout the game this card could come in
handy. It seems to me there are better cards available in this
format such as Oak, Computer Search and Elm. 1.5/5
draw power is good but sometimes hand sizes can be large in
draft making it not very effective. I would grab one if able
for those times when it would be helpful. 2.5/5
Not a bad card. I have been
playtesting this card a bit and I have mixed feelings. First of
all, it is a supporter, which in my opinion lowers this card's
usefulness; Volunteers, Fan Club and Copycat are better choices,
and in many cases, Juggler. Second, as of right now, we have
better choices for drawing, such as Bill, Elm, Cleffa, Trader
etc. So for now, Birch doesn't quite cut it, except perhaps in a
rain dance deck? Anyway, it's not that useful, but when the new
modified rolls in, he should see more play.
Unlimited: No reason to play him
here, except perhaps in Rain Dance, which doesn't work too well
Modified: Still not too useful,
with all the other drawing cards we have. 2.75/5
Draft: Here this card shines!
Always take drawing, and Birch is the best drawing you can get
from EX Ruby and Sapphire! 4.75/5
The Bottom Line: 3/5
Out of all the professors, he's gotta be the worst.
Unlimited- There are too many better choices such as Oak,
Copycat, Elm, or other miscellaneous draw. Don't use him unless
your new to the game and have nothing else.
Modified- I bet lots of kids who will go to the Ruby/Sapphire
challenge events, will like this guy (as he is just about the only
draw card available) and try to use him if they decide to leave
the GB for TCG as well. I don't see how he is worth a slot in a
deck though. There will still be Elm, Copycat, Juggler, and
Draft- We all want this guy! Play out your hand and draw as much
as possible! Flat out, solid draw here!
[ by the way folks, from here on, we will be reviewing cards in 2
on 2 and in Multiplayer as well! ]
2 vs. 2- No real difference than if you played it in here or in
modified for this particular card.
Multiplayer- A tad more useful here, as if you OR your partner
has run dry on draw cards (which will be more common without
cleffa) you can refresh either player up to 6!
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