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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Top 10 Cards of 2009:

#4: Cyrus's Conspiracy (Platinum)

Date Reviewed: 01.12.10

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 4.75
Limited: 5.00

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

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Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats

Cyrus's Conspiracy (Platinum)

 

Remember all those great Supporters we used to have?  Rocket’s Admin, Steven’s Advice, Castaway . . . ? They just don’t make them like that any more, do they?

 

Not unless you play SP, that is.

 

Placing at #4 on our Top 10 list is the beating heart of any good SP deck: Cyrus’s Conspiracy. A card so good that it is basically a deck Engine all by itself.

 

Cyrus has the virtue that you most want in a Pokémon card: very high utility. If you are running SP Pokémon and you need a card, then Cyrus will either fetch it for you, or it will grab you something that can fetch it for you. It means constant access to Energy, to  any of the near-broken Team Galactic’s Inventions, and even to any SP Pokémon in your deck via SP Radar. Not only that, but it will even fetch another copy of itself so you can do the same thing all over again on your next turn. (Of course, if you need a Bebe’s Search or an Aaron’s Collection, it will get that as well).

 

An often neglected benefit of Cyrus’s Conspiracy is that, because it fetches you three cards per turn, it also thins out your deck very quickly, meaning that your odds of drawing into anything else you might need (with Claydol and/or Uxie) are improved. It also makes running a low Energy deck with single copies of an Energy type for tech Pokémon very viable.

 

The ability to chain Cyrus’s Conspiracy, more than anything else, means that SP decks can run smoothly, efficiently, and quickly with a high Trainer count and a relatively large amount of tech.

 

Cyrus’s Conspiracy is an essential part of some of the most dominant and successful decks to be played this year.

 

Rating

 

Modified: 4.5 (Everything you need to play SP in one handy card)

Limited: 5 (it’s a search Supporter. Absolute gold in Limited)

BoDragon

Cyrus's Conspiracy

(Platinum, #105)

 

Some days I wish Castaway (EX Crystal Guardians, #72) was still playable in the modified format.  That Supporter card would allow you to search your deck for a Supporter card, aPokémon Tool card, and a basic Energy card.

 

The concept still exists in the form of another Supporter, Cyrus's Conspiracy (Platinum, #105).  This is a Supporter card geared toward Pokémon SP decks.  It allows you to search for a Supporter card, a basic Energy card, and a Trainer card that has Team Galactic's Invention in its name.

 

I prefer to run four Cyrus' Conspiracy cards in a deck to maximize my search abilities for the cards I need.  When I play it, I usually search for another Cyrus's Conspiracy for the Supporter card, allowing me to search for cards next turn, a basic Energy card, whatever basic Energy to power my Pokémon SP, and useful Team Galactic's Invention cards including Energy Gain, Poké Turn, Power Spray, and SP Radar.

 

No straight Pokémon SP deck should be without Cyrus's Conspiracy as its major Supporter card.

 

Rating:

Modified:  5/5

Limited:  5/5

Bo Finley

Pokémon Organized Play:  Tournament Organizer, League Owner, Pokémon Professor, Judge

virusyosh

Hello again, Pojo readers! Today we are reviewing the #4 card of 2009 and a Supporter card from the Platinum expansion, Cyrus's Conspiracy.

Cyrus's Conspiracy has had a lot of play in decks, and for good reason. Any sort of searchability in Pokemon is a great thing, and this particular card can search for three different things: a Supporter, a basic Energy, and a Trainer card with Team Galactic's Invention in the name. SP decks love using this card to get their Energy Gains and Power Sprays, and many decks like getting Poke Turn. Grabbing another Supporter is also really great, and the the basic Energy can be quite useful on its own. Overall a great choice to use if you're running an SP deck, and even maybe in some cases if you're not.

Modified: 4.75/5 Not for every deck, but works fantastically in SP decks. If it could pull Special Metals for Dialga G it would be even better, but still very excellent.

Limited: 5/5 Searchability is a wonderful thing in Limited, and being able to pull three cards from your deck is fantastic.


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