Monday, June 25, 2012

Durant -- Noble Victories Pokemon Card Review

Durant Noble Victories Pokemon Card Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the Noble Victories Pokemon Card Set.  This is basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Durant doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Devour and for one metal energy card, the move says for each Durant in play, discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Durant's second move is called Vice Grip and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon that doesn't evolve this card could easily fit in any deck, especially since the move you want to use, Vice Grip, requires only colorless energy cards.  Durant's Devour move I wouldn't use at all, especially if I didn't have multiple Durant cards in play, and by not using Devour you can avoid having to put metal energy cards into your deck.  So basically I see Durant as a starter Pokemon that can do a fair amount of damage early on in the game, just give it a turn to get ready then the next turn it can attack and knock out most basic Pokemon in two turns using Vice Grip.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card gets a below average rating for me, but it is a high 2 rating, it is more like a 2.9.  In my opinion this card is a solid starter Pokemon card, and a solid card to fill one spot you need in your deck.  30 damage per turn isn't bad, it is just a little slow, but with 70 hp it may be able to last a little longer than most basic Pokemon.

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Leitão said...

I think you are mistaken. There are decks designed around durant's ability to grind the adversaries deck, and win that way. Actually this is a very interesting and playable card.

PrimetimePokemon said...

You'll have to remember this is just my opinion on the review, but it is possible to grind away at your opponent's deck if you have 4 Durant in play and constantly switch them in and out of play so they are not knocked out.

oskierox said...

Even if they are knocked out, throw in 4 revives and super rods and stuff to keep having 4 out every turn, Durant owned up lots of tournaments and is still a force to be reckoned with!

Hyo said...

Durant + eviolite + Special metal energy + revive + junk arm +rotom + Pokemon colector + maybe mime junior and you have an awesome deck. Durant receiving a 2 out of 5 is a real turn off...