Monday, July 12, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Magmortar (Unleashed)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Magmortar from the Unleashed set. This card is a holo card that is a stage 1 Pokemon, fire type, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon which is a little rash for only a stage 1 Pokemon card. Magmortar doesn't have a resistance type and it has an average retreat cost of 2 colorless energy cards. Magmortar doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first is called Hard Crush which requires 3 energy cards to execute, 1 fire and 2 colorless. This move does 50 hp damage times the number of energy cards you get when you discard the top 3 cards of your deck. So this move can do at best 150 hp damage for 3 energy cards which is really good, to utilize this move I would definitely stack my deck with more energy cards than usual. Usually I try and divide my deck into 20's, with 20 each of Pokemon, energy, and supporters but I would increase the energy cards in the deck to close to 30 so I would be more likely to get energy cards when I use Hard Crush. Also if I remember right you can use Infernape Lv. X in this deck to retrieve all the energy cards you discarded when you used Hard Crush, that way you won't lose the game by running out of cards in your deck. Magmortar's second move is called Mantle Bazooka, this card does 100 hp damage for 4 energy cards, 2 fire and 2 colorless. Once again you need to discard energy cards when you use this move, you need to discard both fire energy cards attached to Magmortar once you get done using this move. So like I was saying earlier you definitely need a lot of energy cards in this deck, preferably all fire type and you need some way of retrieving those discarded energy cards that you had to discard so many times. I would actually use Hard Crush more than Mantle Bazooka, the only time I would use Mantle Bazooka is if the Pokemon will get knocked out by a move that does 100 hp. So thanks for reading my review of Magmortar from Unleashed stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another holo or rare card from the Unleashed set.


Joe said...

I have this card in a deck I recently built and it turned out pretty well. I have a stadium card that let's you flip a coin to pick up an energy from your discard pile and a few trainer cards that let you search for discarded energies.

mcdoo said...

whow... 30 energy the standard magmortar deck should run 15 at max to make room for more techs and stuff.