We finish the week with a look at
Eelektross and I must say that 5ban Graphics have
done an excellent job on this card, making the Pokémon
look powerful as well as colourful – it’s just such a
Can the card itself live up to the artwork? Eh, not so
much. Crush and Burn is like a cut-down version of
Magnezone Prime’s Lost Burn
attack. You discard as many Energy from all your Pokémon
as you like, and do 30 damage
for each. Back when Magnezone
was doing 50 for each card, three were enough to OHKO
anything, now poor Eelektross
has to discard double that amount if it wants to knock
out an EX. Sure you can partner it with
Blastoise to get the Energy
you need on the Field, but then why not just use
Keldeo EX or Black
Kyurem EX and one-shot stuff
for less Energy using a Basic instead of this Stage 2?
Thunder Tempest is hilariously expensive and luck based.
For four Energy, you get four
coin flips for 50 damage each. Yep, you could get very
lucky and score the big 200 but, again, Black
Kyurem EX. Need I say more?
There’s some potential here for a League/fun deck, and
it would have worked a bit better if Dynamotor Eelektrik
wasn’t rotated, but there’s no point dwelling on that.
Eelektross is too needy and
too luck reliant to really be worth considering.
Modified: 2 (nice art, shame about the attacks)
Limited: 2 (lack of workable combos, and Stage 2s are
tough to use)