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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Lapras

Legend Maker

 

Date Reviewed: 06.20.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.20
Modified: 2.50
Limited: 3.67

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


William
Hung
Lapras LM
 
Modified - 3/5  It's helpful for some turn 2 style decks or decks that needs specific Supporters, decks like Flariados or Mynx. 

You only need 1 in your deck though, because you hate starting with it.


Raichu88
My name is Lapras
What you gonna do
If you put me on the bench
I’ll search a Supportercard for you

Unlimited: We have better search cards for Supporters then this.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Could be nice in certain decks like Flariados or T2 Arcanine Ex.
But starting with this is a nightmare worse retreat and needs 2 Energy to attack.

Rating : 1.5/5

Limited: Yeahh searching for Supporters is nice, since their aren’t many in Limited.
Starting with it isn’t that bad an 80 HP being basic is acceptable.

Rating : 2/5
0bsol33t Lapras - Legend Maker

Unlimited

I'd have to place this Lapras as sub-par for Unlimited, simply because it's an evolution line that doesn't go much of anywhere, and Supporters aren't really that big of a deal in this Format. After all, I'm more likely to Computer Search or Professor Oak than attempt to use most Supporters. There are, of course, exceptions - Professor Oak's Research will be superior to Professor Elm until the end of time. Town Volunteers has a place in every deck, and Celio's Network has some pull, as well. Nevertheless, it's not a large enough chunk of the deck that I'd waste card space worrying about it. Plus, Lapras has a rather lukewarm attack...WC for 30. Some sort of extra condition on that attack would've helped it out.

1.5/5

Modified

I can see some use for Lapras here - almost 100% of the drawpower is Supporter-based. If you're running a water deck, this may be a decent addition for when you're going second and have another Basic already in play. Drop this onto the bench, get the right supporter for the moment, then continue with whatever other setup you've got planned.
Surf is decent, but with no evolutions, it doesn't have too many possibilities. CC to Retreat may be common for Modified, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

2.1/5

Limited

This card is just plain ridiculous in Limited. This is a format notorious for Big Basics steamrolling everything, and the one in question just happens to have searching ability to provide drawpower, an average attack, and massive HP. In this format, no evolutions is actually a positive feature, not a hindering one. Don't let this card pass you by when you're Drafting.

4.7/5

- 0bsol33t
pojo0bsol33t @ exyxe.com
Justin K. Lapras LM

Lapras is IMO one of the most underestimated cards in modified right now. If your running a deck that gets its bench set-up with Mentor/Dual Ball, as opposed to Great Ball/Plusle I would seriously considar playing this card.

His HP of 80 is pretty good considaring he's a non ex basic - his attack is pretty average, doing 30 for 2 energy, and his retreat of 2 is pretty bad.
But why play this card? well, his power allows you to search for any supporter you like when you play him down from your hand - Basically if you drop him into play you can search for Admin, Copycat, Proffesor elms training method, Mary's, Mentor, TVR, Celios and so many other game winning cards.

Esentially this guy adds consistancy to your setup and provides you with and easily obtainable 1 turn draw/search engine.

There are however risks in playing Lapras, the bigest one is a Lapras start
- if you don't have swoop/switch etc. you won't be able to use your starting Jirachi/Plusle till turn 3 - this is potentially game loosing. Therefore I would say you shouldn't play more than 1.

Also there are 2 decks where you realy shouldn't be playing this card, Jynxfett and Mynx, here the opponant can pull this card into active and give you a basic with 5 retreat.

Unlimited - 1.0/5 - No supporters used here...

Modified - 3.5/5 - depending on the deck this is a pretty smart play, just make sure you play it at the right time, against the right decks.

Limited - 2.0/5 - Hes a basic with high hp which is great, but a attack of 30, and the lack of supporters you'll get will hurt this here.
 


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