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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Tyranitar EX - d

Dragon Frontiers

 

Date Reviewed: 10.26.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Unlimited: 1.00
Modified: 3.25
Limited: 4.25

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


Jason
Klaczynski
"Ness"
2006 World
Champion
With 150 HP, a good weakness, and three attacks, Tyranitar ex d looks like it will be one of the strongest cards in the upcoming Dragon Frontiers sets. However, Tyranitar ex d is actually not as strong as it appears.

Electromark allows you to place a counter on any Pokemon, setting it up for a KO with Shock Wave. While this concept may seem broken, there are two overlooked concepts that prevent it from actually BEING broken:
1) Most players don't realize that one wasted turn is a big deal. Your opponents, in general, are going to be 2-hit KO'ing Tyranitar ex, meaning you will Electromark they're biggest threat, they will hit it, you will take the KO with Shock-wave, and then your Tyranitar ex will be knocked out. This two-turn combo is slow. The ability to repeatedly knock out almost any Pokemon, as seen with old modified combos such as Blaziken ex/Blaziken and Blastoise ex/Steelix ex is much stronger. Even if Tyranitar ex lasts three turns, a second Electromark will end up being useless (unless you can get another Tyranitar ex d fully built) because your opponents will always be able to 3 hit KO it.
2) In the new modified, very few decks rely heavily on one single Pokemon. In the old modified, many decks relied on Pidgeot or Blastoise ex as their most important Pokemon. You could focus on taking out this vital evolution to gain a game-winning advantage. However, most new modified decks, many of which use the Holon's Castform + delta Pokemon engine, do not rely on a single Pokemon, but rather swarm with multiple Stage1s and Stage2s.

Wasting these two turns to get one KO in exchange for an ex KO and 3 energy drops definitely puts you on the lower end of the stick.

Hyper Claws is a decent attack, but falls 10 or 20 damage short of being really good. The most popular Stage2 Pokemon, including Metagross d, Dragonite d, Metagross (DX) and Salamence d all avoid being one hit KO'd by Hyper Claws.

Modified 3.5/5

Unlimited
A slow, Energy Removal vulnerable target. No chance. 1/5

Limited
If you are lucky enough to get Larvitars and Pupitars, a 150 HP Pokemon is going to win you most of your games if you can get it out. You would end up using Hyper Claws to ohko most of your opponent's Pokemon.

Limited 3.5/5


Alex
"Chuck" Brosseau
5th place Worlds 2006 (Also current "best looking player")
Tyranitar ex d - Dragon Frontiers

Quite a unique card! The HP and retreat cost are pretty standard for a Stage 2 ex, but the attacks are like nothing we've ever seen before. Electromark places a marker on one of your opponents Pokemon, and Shock-wave takes it out. This is especially effective against EX Pokemon such as Mew ex or Manetric ex, seeing as they deal relatively low damage, yet still give up two prizes. Depending on how PUI rules the situation with "markers", this card can either be really good, or really bad. If evolving ends up removing the marker, then the cards almost worthless, as people can just opt to not evolve their basics, wait to see where you place the marker, and then just evolve out of it, making your last turn absolutely useless. If evolving DOESN'T remove it, however, you can really put your opponent in a sticky situation early on. Just place a marker on whatever they're building, and they're forced to either throw that Pokemon at your Tyranitar immediately, or give up on it, and start building something else. Just keep on placing that marker on that "something else", and they're eventually forced into a very unfavorable situation.

Unlimited - 1/5

Stage 2s and EXs aren't popular in Unlimited, so the attacks are all pretty sub-par. Factor in the vulnerability to Energy Removal/Super Energy Removal, and you a very weak Unlimited card.

Modified - 3/5

It's extremely anti-Mew ex (one of the most popular cards in Modified at the moment), but its overall usefulness really depends on the ruling with the markers. Not so great if evolving removes it, and quite good if it doesn't.

Limited - 5/5

If you get this thing out, it should clean house. Most limited cards can only do 10-20 damage. Just immediately Electro/Wave anything your opponent has that does decent damage, and finish off their weak things with Hyper Claws.
 

The Red Rose
Hello Pojoites....yes i just called you all pojoites.....anyway enough of my witless banter.....its time for the card of the day, first I would like to say sorry for not being so good this week and last my work schedule has picked up drastically so please bare with me................

anyway today we look at one of the most intriguing cards i have ever seen myself....Tyranitar Ex d

Unlimited: now assuming that there is not a way for your opponent to get that marker off then this card is a two turn kill to anything....which in my book is freakin awesome so there are quite alot of good lower lines for this card from the older sets.......5/5

Limited: I wanna play this card so bad its not even funny......anyway i am going to break this one down one by one.....the first attack is probably the most critical one he has .....it does no damage but it enables you to automatically kill the opponents pokemon on your next turn........Hyper claws is a nice little attack doing seventy on its own and a additional twenty for stage two poekmon, which is good seeing as you probably kill most non ex basic and stage one with this attack anyway......the last attack sums this guy up in one word awesome......remember that useless no damage attack well now its not so useless as any pokemon that has that electroshock token on it is koed no damage taken just dead.......5/5

Limited: if you get it and get the parts for it run it.......5/5
this might seem a little biased but could be a very game breaking card in my opinion

anyway hit me up at zoran_217@hotmail.com and we can chat later days

I tried to go on like I never knew you
I'm awake but my world is half asleep
I pray for this heart to be unbroken
but without you all I'm going to be is
Incomplete

The Red Rose....Entering The Battlefield


Raichu88
My name is Tyranitar
Look what I can do
With my Shock Wave
I’ll one hit KO you

Unlimited: ER, SER and Vileplume Ex are around ready to eat this thing.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Well this thing could see play depending on the Errata of the card.

Anyway I don’t see this card becoming that BIG. There are better Ex’s in the upcoming set.

Overall I think this is an average card with decent attacks and a weakness to deal with.

Rating : 2.5/5

Limited: This thing is a Power-House it can easily KO with Hyper Claws.

If necessary you can use Shock Wave to get rid of your opponents main attacker.

Besides that you got 150 HP to cover you up.

Rating : 3/5
 


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