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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Scyther

EX Unseen Forces

 

Date Reviewed: 01.03.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.3
Modified: 2.5
Limited: 2

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

X-Act Scyther UF

Mmm. Scyther UF could be worse. Since Modified contains only another Scyther besides this (Scyther FRLG), and Scyther FRLG is inferior to Scyther UF, you’ll find Scyther UF played in decks that contain Scizor ex.

Scyther UF has two attacks. The first one, for a colorless, gets two other Scythers on your Bench, which can also be Scyther ex’s. The second one, for a double colorless, does 20 with a chance of invulnerability for one turn. An interesting card, but which is pointless if you’re not going to evolve it, since Scyther ex is crap, to put it mildly – not to mention downright illegal in Modified.

Unlimited: Here, Scyther UF has stiffer competition, in the shape of Jungle Scyther. And, unfortunately, Jungle Scyther wins the battle, since it has higher HP, no retreat, and resistance to fighting. 1/5

Modified: In Modified, it’s the better Scyther of the two available, but use it only if you’re playing Scizor ex. 2/5

Draft: Well, Scyther is an Uncommon card that is entirely splashable, but, unless you got another Scyther, the first attack is pointless. The second attack does 20 with a chance to stall, but you might flip tails. I wouldn’t bet on Scyther to be good in Draft, despite the 60HP. 1.5/5
 

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R Pac~
Today's card is Scyther from Unseen Forces

Okay, first off, I'm glad to be back posting reviews after my short break :). I had a wonderful Christmas and I'm still on break for 2 weeks, but I have internet connection right now so I'm going to make the most of it. My Christmas was amazing and I got a new digital camera for it and my birthday kinda wrapped up in one, but just getting to see a lot of my family and my close friends was wonderful enough for me.

Random funny event from the break: Kayla hands me a glob of her hair, puts it up to my nose and says, "Robbie, listen..."
:-P

Okay, on to the card. Scyther is a great Poke. Most of the older players (like myself) can remember the days when jungle Scyther was the killer in most decks having an awesome attack, great HP for a basic, and free retreat. The Unseen Forces version of this card is kinda washy. The HP is dropped just enough to where a 30 damage attack from a fire Poke will send him to the graveyard. The retreat cost of one has been added. The attacks have also been minimized. The second attack stinks up the place - somehow he went from doing 60 damage on one turn, to now 20 :-\. The first attack is why I think someone might play this card. Getting to get 2 jungle Scythers (or, if you're insane - Scyther EXs) from your deck is a nice attribute. However, overall this attack stinks. You must remember this is unlimited, which should be named unlimited for the number of possible ways to get cards from your deck. There are just so many ways to get Scythers or what not from your deck that I think it's silly to waste an attack on it. Just pass this card on by and stick with the original.

Unlimited Rating 1.5/5

~R Pac~
Zennium66@aol.com

Kevin89
Scyther UF
a prevolution of one of the most used cards in modified nowadays,

unlimited;
I'd go with jungle scyther for sure, it has more HP and restistance to fighting.
twin play is still a good setup move, but i suppose eeeeek is better.
agilty is nowhere special and your opponent can easily work around it here (gust of wind).
1.5/5

Modified:
there isn't much choice here, either FRLG scyther or this one, and well, I'd go with this one.
Twin play is pretty nice as you have much more limited search options than in unlimited, and you'd rather waste your supporters on getting evolutions or so.
agility is a nice staller, but nothing more than that. it's hp is 10 points higher than most other basic pokemon, though weak to fire hurts here.
3/5

Limited:
well, it's definetly one of the better basics in the set, so if you have some space left, you can always tech this in your deck vs those annoying quagsires.
twin play is pretty useful if you have more scythers, you thin your deck and you won't lose because you don't have any other bench pokemon.
furthermore, it's nothing more than a good staller.
3/5
 


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