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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Sceptile ex d

Crystal Guardians

 

Date Reviewed: 09.04.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2.25
Modified: 4.25
Limited: 2.5

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

Computer Guy Sceptile ex from Ex Crystal Guardians.

This is one of the better ex's in the set. The HP is solid, the attack is nice and the Poke-Power is brutal, in giving all pokemon ex an extra energy cost and shutting off all of there Poke-Powers and Poke-Body's.

Ratings

Unlimited: 1/5

Modified: 3.5/5

Limited: 4.5/5
 
The Great Cell Hello everyone out there at Pojo! On this Labor Day we'll take a look at a hot new Psychic type from Crystal Guardians, Sceptile ex.

Unlimited (2.25/5): Surprisingly decent here, although it still has a lot of shortcomings. Not being able to shut down your opponents’ ex Poke-Bodies is a huge issue, especially since Vileplume ex HL is a popular card for its ability to halt all non-supporter trainers. If you could find a way to shut off your own Poke-Body (it increases the cost of your attack too!), or an effective counter to Energy Removal, then Power Revenge would be extremely brutal and cost-efficient. Last of all, the resistance to water is too awesome against the popular Blastoise-themed decks (so long as their main attacker is water). I’ll go out on a limb and maybe overrate it, but Sceptile has some real potential.

Modified (4.25/5): Hmmmm, I’d say that Scepty’s a real powerhouse in this format. While there are some obscure ways that shut off extra liquid in Unlimited, in Modified, the in-practice cost of Power Revenge should almost always be three (unless you have Battle Frontier in play/Crystal Shard attached to Sceptile). Regardless, Power Revenge is an efficiently priced, powerful attack. I wish that this card was around when Blastoise ex and Electrode ex were popular, but Extra Liquid’s still great against the wide variety of ex Poke-Powers, especially some of the newer ones found in Crystal Guardians.

The “d” symbol on Sceptile ex instantly makes it a better card, because it can be applied to excellent trainers like Holon Researcher, Holon Ruins, and Holon Lake, and this could help it be a consistent deck. While I’ll state as a disclaimer that I’m not that knowledgeable about the DX-on format yet (we’ve only officially had it for three days), I see world class decks such as Mew ex/Manetric ex, the Eeveelutions (as if it weren’t crippled enough by the format rotation), and Flariados getting completely dominated by a solid Sceptile list.

I don’t know if I’ll be saying, “I told you so” or be eating my own words a few months from now, but Sceptile ex has the makings of a great deck.

Limited (2.5/5): It’s a fat ex that can just plow through stuff…not much more to know, but with that said, it’s kinda lame compared to most ex attackers. Four prizes means an instant cap on damage potential, and while it fares a lot better in sealed play, in draft an opponent could just do something as stupid as Ivysaur Swarm and win with ease :/. Really disappointing compared to most stage two ex’s, which is ironic since the same rating in unlimited is a godsend for newer cards, and all that praise in “Modified” doesn’t amount here 

Overall, Sceptile ex is one of the most promising cards to come out of EX: Crystal Guardians, and I’m hoping to see what it can really do come City Championships.
 

Joker Boi
Joker Boi

Sceptile ex~ Right now I am working on a deck involving this guy with a friend. Sceptile ex to me is sorta weird he is not to detailed but not to simple. His body shuts off all ex powers AND requires all exs one more energy to attack which is almost never a bad thing. At a first glance it seems that Sceptile has a attack that is 2 for 60 but in reality due to his body it is 3 for 60+ the 60 can reach a high of 110 also. I cant say I dont like this card I mean the only problem is the fact that he has double weakness which could cause him not to be seen around.

Modified 3/5 Limited 4/5 Unlimited 2/5
 

Raichu88
Yeahh It’s my birthday finally 18 ;-)

My name is Sceptile
You might feel sore
Cause with my Power
You’ll pay 1 Energy more

Unlimited: Powers are big here so could be nice and it’s attack is fairly cheap and does a nice amount of damage, so yeah with the right combination.

Rating : 2.5/5

Modified: Good here but only at late game in the beginning it’s just a Bench sitter.

I can’t think of any Combo with this card right now but maybe with the new Sceptile from POP4. (Not sure what it does but it seems that it will be a reprint of the RS Energy Trans version)

Rating : 3/5

Limited: Hell Yeahh take it stops Powers does 60 for two plus 10 if your behind in prizes.

Nice Card ;-)

Rating : 4/5
 


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