Thursday, December 8, 2016

Klinklang -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Klinklang Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klinklang from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Klinklang is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Klinklang's Ability is called Heavy Bumper and says that any damage done to Klinklang by your opponent's Pokemon is reduced 10 damage for each colorless energy card in that Pokemon's retreat cost.  Besides the Ability, Klinklang has just one move called Gear Spinner, for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, this move does 70 damage, plus during Klinklang's next turn, Gear Spinner does 70 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klinklang is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Klink into play and then evolve it into Klang before you can evolve Klang into Klinklang, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall and together.  Both Pokemon had below average HP and were somewhat slow on the attack, Klang was a little better in my opinion, but both Pokemon's main move required 4 coin flips so I recommended using those Pokemon only if you were already using 4 Trick Coin trainer cards in your deck.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Klinklang, if you're building a metal type deck, it may be worth it to use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  You could set the entire line up on the bench, get three energy cards on Klinklang, and if a Pokemon is moved to the active Pokemon spot by your opponent with a 3 or 4 colorless energy card retreat cost, you could move Klinklang to your active Pokemon spot, take advantage of its Ability, and proceed to do 210 damage every two turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This card, like Klink and Klang, does have a little below average HP, but it should be set up on the bench so it shouldn't have to sit long in the active Pokemon spot without attacking, like I said above, I like this card's Ability quite well, and when set up, this card does do above average damage every single turn.  Combined with Klink and Klang from this set, I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, it is a line worth considering when deck building.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Klang -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Klang Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klang from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set.  Klang is a Stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Klang does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vice Grip and does 30 damage for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless.  Klang's second move is called Disorderly Flip and for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klang is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Klink into play (I reviewed Klink from this set yesterday) and then evolve Klink into Klang.  Klang does have a Stage 2 evolution in Klinklang, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Klang is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Klink, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, the card definitely had some potential to do a good amount of damage for very little energy, but the card itself had a low HP and a high retreat cost, and its only move was based off of coin flips.  So knowing this about Klink and looking at this Klang card, this card is similar in that it has a below average HP, a higher retreat cost, yet has the potential to do well above average damage.  If you decide to use Klang in a deck it would be for its Disorderly Flip move, since it can do up to 120 damage per turn for three energy cards, just like with Klink, you'll want to make sure you have 4 Trick Coin trainer cards in your deck if you are using Klang, because that will give you the best shot at doing major damage.  So, the only way I would recommend using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family is with that full line of Trick Coin trainers.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This Stage 1 card has a below average HP, higher retreat cost, yet two solid moves, making it usable in a deck, but not the greatest card out there to use.  Together with Klink from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, if you're using Trick Coin trainers or if you don't mind coin flip based moves, this is a usable line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Klink -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Klink Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klink from the Steam Siege set.  Klink is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Klink does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Disorderly Flip and for one metal energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klink is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Klang, and a Stage 2 evolution in Klinklang, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Klink does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, unless you are using 4 Trick Coin trainer cards, there really isn't a reason to use this card in a deck, since it has a lower HP, higher retreat cost, and its only move is based off of coin flips.  If you can for sure attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card as the starter Pokemon in your deck, 30 or 40 damage a turn with Disorderly Flip can really do a lot against weaker Basic Pokemon.  If you're using a full set of Trick Coin trainers, I could potentially see using 1 of these Klink cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege Pokemon card set.  The only reason this card gets better than a 1 out of 5 rating is for its potential to do up to 40 damage per turn for only one energy card.  Outside of that, this card has a low HP and a high retreat cost, and just isn't that great overall.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Bastiodon -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Bastiodon Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bastiodon from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Bastiodon is a Stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bastiodon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Counter Head, for two colorless energy cards this move puts the same amount of damage counters on the defending Pokemon as the amount of damage counters put on Bastiodon from your opponent's attack.  Bastiodon's second move is called Fortress of Rage and for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus 10 more damage for each of your benched Pokemon that have damage counters on them.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bastiodon is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shieldon into play (I reviewed Shieldon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shieldon into Bastiodon.  If you read yesterday's review of Shieldon, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Pokemon card overall.  Since it was a restored Pokemon, it was harder to get into play to begin with, add in the fact it requires a minimum of two energy cards to attack, and there really isn't that much of a case to play Shieldon on its own.  So knowing this about Shieldon and looking at this Bastiodon card, since this card is also slower on the attack and has an extremely high retreat cost, you'll definitely not want to use more than a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and set the line up on the bench.  Bastiodon could benefit either in a deck that has Pokemon with low or free retreat costs, or one that has a powerful move but also does damage to the benched Pokemon, either way, it helps Fortress of Rage do up to 150 damage a turn.  So, if you're willing to put 4 energy cards on Bastiodon and have damage on your benched Pokemon, this card is worth a look.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This card does have a solid HP and two decent moves, but this card is slow on the attack and has way too high of a retreat cost.  Combined with Shieldon from this set, I would give both cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating each card received individually.

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