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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

Luxray BREAK -- XY BREAKpoint
Date Reviewed: March 28, 2016

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Standard: 2    -    Expanded: 2    -   Limited: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.  1 being horrible.  3 ... average.  5 is awesome.

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aroramage

And here we go again, starting off another week with yet another BREAK Evolution. I suppose it's our own fault for not giving any of them a glowing review, huh? But then again, we can't give glowing reviews to things that didn't quite deserve them. Ah well, here's Luxray BREAK! 

Now Luxray BREAK himself has an interesting attack, in that it already does a high amount of damage and can even do more if you're lucky. I say "if you're lucky" because Wild Fury is a hefty 4-for-130 strike that can tack on an extra 40 damage every time you flip heads. In fact, you really only need to flip about 3 heads before you've KO'd everything in the format, and the chances of that are 1 in 8 (that is, 1/2 to get the first heads multiplied by the 1/2 to get the second heads and again 1/2 for the third heads). Statistically speaking, that's not so far-fetched. I mean, you've got better odds rolling a 6 on a die any one time (1/6 chance), but it's not like you won't have games where that won't happen. So in short, Wild Fury can get far quick. 

On average though, chances are you'll end up stopping on your second flip and adding only an extra 40 damage, which still has Luxray BREAK dealing 170 damage - more than enough to KO the smaller Pokemon-EX in the format and anything that's Weak to Electricity. But then what can we pair up with our beefy 170 HP Luxray BREAK? Obviously, there's the new Luxray (BKP), but neither of his attacks are that impressive. I'd think to pair him up with Luxray (FLF), since he can also use Fang Snipe to get rid of a Trainer card from your opponent's hand. In Expanded, there's also Luxray (NXD), but it doesn't have that much to offer either. 

So long story short, Luxray BREAK has a decently powerful attack, and paired up with something like Magnezone (BKT), he could be a potent threat. The major issue though is that, as a BREAK Evolution to a Stage 2, there's going to be a lot of deck space devoted to solely him, and that can lead to a very clunky deck. Never mind that adding in Magnezone to help would only make the deck clunkier than before. If you're running Luxray BREAK, you're gonna have a rough time for sure, but he's arguably worth it in the end. 

Rating 

Standard: 2/5 (being a BREAK Evo, he's slow, and being a BREAK Evo of a Stage 2, he's even slower) 

Expanded: 2/5 (but if you get all the up to him, he can do a lot) 

Limited: 4/5 (certainly a force to be reckoned with in some manner) 

Arora Notealus: Luxray BREAK is pretty much an example of one of the many BREAK Evolutions that could be really good with more BREAK support. It's really all they need to be competitive, just a Trainer card or a Supporter that's like, "Choose a Pokemon, find a BREAK Evolution of that card from your deck, and Evolve that Pokemon." Even that much would be wildly beneficial. 

Next Time: Facing off against Water Gym Leaders fills you with...determination.


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