Friday, May 27, 2016

Aegislash -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Aegislash BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aegislash from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Aegislash is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aegislash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Painful Sword and for three colorless energy cards, this move doubles the number of damage counters on each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Aegislash's second move is called Megaton Slash, for four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus it does 10 damage to two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aegislash is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play and then evolve it into Doublade before you can evolve Doublade into Aegislash, 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 Pokemon were below average overall.  Both could attack fairly quickly, but had lower HP, higher retreat costs than attack costs, and both cards were limited to only have one move.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Aegislash card, you're definitely going to want to play this card if you're building a spread attack type deck.  That way, you can set this card up on the bench, and first use a card in the active Pokemon spot that does at least 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon.  After using that card a few turns, you can then put Aegislash into the active Pokemon spot and knock out several at once with Painful Sword.  And if you have to, you can use Megaton Slash first, then use Painful Sword second, doing 100 damage to the defending Pokemon with Painful Sword and 10 damage to at least two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  This card is very powerful overall, and one I would highly consider when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint.  Other than having a little low HP, this card should be unstoppable in play, able to do major damage every turn, and potentially knock out several Pokemon at one time.  So if you're building a spread attack type deck, this card should be in there for sure.  Together with Honedge and Doublade from this set, which I gave 2 out of 5 ratings, these three Pokemon get a 4 out of 5 rating from me, definitely use this line in a deck.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Doublade -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Doublade BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doublade from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set.  Doublade is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Doublade does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stab Deeply.  This move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and puts 3 damage counters on your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doublade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play (I reviewed Honedge from this set yesterday) and then evolve Honedge into Doublade.  Doublade does have a Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, 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 Doublade is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Honedge, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average card overall, having a solid HP, and one quick attacking move that could do 10 damage a turn, however its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost, and the card overall was limited in what it could do.  So knowing this about Honedge and looking at this Doublade card, this card is very similar to Honedge in that it just has one, quick attacking move, that put damage counters on the defending Pokemon, however with this card, it has a lower HP, and the same retreat cost.  So I would have to pass on using either of these two Pokemon in a deck without considering Aegislash.  If you do decide to play this line, don't use more than a 1-1 of this Pokemon family and get these cards into the active Pokemon spot early and use Stab Deeply every turn.

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 BREAKpoint set.  This card does have a solid move, but overall its HP is below average, it has a little higher retreat cost, and it is just limited in what it can do.  I can't give this line so far, higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating both Honedge and Doublade received individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Honedge -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Honedge BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honedge from the BREAKpoint set.  Honedge is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honedge does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stab.  This move requires one psychic energy card to use and puts 1 damage counter on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honedge is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Doublade, and a Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, 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 Honedge does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack for only one energy card and do damage every turn.  However, since this card's retreat cost is higher than its attack cost, you'll either want to use this card with its evolution forms or not use it at all.

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 BREAKpoint set.  This card does have a solid HP, and one good move, but this card is very limited in what it can do, with only the one move, and with a high retreat cost, there are definitely better Basic Pokemon out there to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Meowstic -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Meowstic BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowstic from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Meowstic is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Meowstic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Energy Present, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to attach up to two energy cards from your hand to one of your benched Pokemon.  Psyshot is Meowstic's second move and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowstic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Espurr into play (I reviewed Espurr from this set yesterday) and then evolve Espurr into Meowstic.  If you read yesterday's review of Espurr, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it was solid overall with a good HP, quick move, and low retreat cost, it was just limited in that it only had the one move which could do 10 damage.  So knowing this about Espurr and looking at this Meowstic card, since both are quick attacking, it would make most sense to try and start the game with Espurr in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Meowstic right away to be able to set up your benched Pokemon with Energy Present.  Then, if you're still facing a weaker Pokemon after using that move a couple of times, you could use Psyshot a couple of turns, or just retreat Meowstic for a Pokemon that is set up on the bench.  So, if building a psychic type deck, I would consider using a 1-1 line of this lot and using Energy Present on Meowstic to quickly get energy cards on your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  There really are not any downsides to this card, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves, one move that attacks, another move that sets up your benched Pokemon.  So like I said above, if you're building a deck, this line is worth a look, combined I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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