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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

Top 10 Flashfire Cards:

#2 - Fiery Torch

- Flashfire

Date Reviewed:
May 22, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 4
Limited: 4

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
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

#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 Emboar/Rayquaza, as 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. 

Rating 

Modified: 4 (a big boost for Fire decks – let’s hope we get to use it with more than just Charizard EX)

Limited: 4 (pull a few of these and some Fire/Colourless Pokémon and you would have a viable deck)


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Intro to
Unlimited 150

2. Fiery Torch.


Unlimited 150 review.

Trainers that draw cards, everyone likes to use them! Fiery Torch isn’t quite as impressive to U150 players that are spoilt with the likes of Trainer Bill allowing them to draw 2 cards at no cost but Fire decks that want blazingly fast draw engines might consider using this new card in addition.

 

Even with Typhlosion Prime or Blaziken (R&S) recycling Fire energy from the discard pile, one problem these Fire decks can have is running out of Fire energy in hand in order to discard and draw with Ninetales. Fiery Torch will have the same problem but also supplies the discard and drawing effect needed to make the deck run if the Ninetales isn’t in play.

 

Rating. 2.5 (Not as impressive a Fire support card as Blacksmith but still decent.)


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