Today’s card is easily the worst EX in the
Flashfire set. If you got
one of these in your box, then you have my sympathy.
For an EX, Magnezone is
hopelessly underpowered and outclassed by its fellow big
Basics. It may have a big 180 HP, but there’s not much
else to recommend it. Electro Ball’s 40 damage seems
like an afterthought from the card designers and just
isn’t adequate for an EX. Meanwhile,
Dual Bullet’s 50 damage to any two of your opponent’s
Pokémon is a re-working of
Kyogre EX’s Dual Splash, only at a much more
awkward cost: three Lightning Energy isn’t that easy to
stack on a card with no real acceleration available.
Besides, no-one plays Kyogre
Maybe Magnezone could have
been good if Eelektrik NVI was still in the format, but
it isn’t so . . . put this one in the binder or try and
trade it away.
Modified: 1.75 (no need for sub par
EXs when we have so many uber-powerful
Limited: 4 (the snipe will be effective here, and it’s
tough for non-EXs to KO)