#2 Fiery Torch
At #2 on our list of the best cards from
Flashfire is Fiery Torch: a
card that I hope will free some decks at least from the
tyranny of total reliance on draw Supporters.
It won’t replace them of course, they will still crucial
to achieving a consistent flow of cards, but at least
Fiery Torch provides another (searchable via
Skyla) option. Sadly, this
will only apply to Fire decks, or at least decks which
can run a lot of Fire Energy like
it works by discarding one Fire Energy in order to draw
two cards from the deck.
Item-based draw without restrictions (like hand size
with Bicycle and coin flips like Roller Skates) is
absolutely fantastic in this format (probably in any
format). The fact that it combos so perfectly with the
Blacksmith Supporter is great too. Don’t think you can
afford to give up your draw for a turn of acceleration?
Well, with Fiery Torch you don’t have to.
Right now, the number of decks that can use Fiery Torch
is somewhat limited. Charizard
is obvious, anything focusing on
Pyroar as an attacker, plus
Emboar variants, I guess. Maybe something more
obscure like Plasma Infernape
or Blaziken DEX could give
it a go too. As more cards are released, I would expect
there to be more options . . . after all, the Fiery
Torch/Blacksmith combo is a pretty powerful incentive to
play some Fire decks.
Modified: 4 (a big boost for Fire decks – let’s hope we
get to use it with more than just
Limited: 4 (pull a few of these and some Fire/Colourless
Pokémon and you would have a viable deck)