Sunday, October 21, 2012

Durant -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Durant Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Durant is a 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 does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Pull Out and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to put a card from your discard pile on the top of your deck.  Durant's second move is called Iron Head, and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Neither of Durant's moves require much energy so you can easily move this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, but if you are going to use this card, I would recommend using this card later in the game when you have quite a bit of your cards in the discard pile, that way you can use Pull Out and retrieve that card from your discard pile and put it back into your deck and get it into your hand soon after that.  However, if you play this card early in the game, it may be quite effective if you're lucky, because just getting two heads in a row may knock out some basic Pokemon when using Iron Head, so if you use this card early in the game use Iron Head, if you use this card later in the game use Pull Out.  I would not include more than 1 of these cards in a metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average basic Pokemon card.  There is nothing really special about this card, it has a decent hp, good retreat cost, and two okay moves.  Iron Head could be great could be terrible, so overall it balances out to be average, and pull out could be replaced by a trainer card, so like I said in the strategy section of this review, make sure to only use one of these cards in a metal type deck.

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dwdwdw said...
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dwdwdw said...

So a durant deck isn't plausible then? :(

deicario said...

Quite the opposite. In fact running quad durant can make a majorly powerful deck! Using Pull out on the first turn can bring back supporters used and then Iron head can score quick KO's on little basics and with some luck can KO even the huge HP EX's. (Perhaps using Victini would help). Think about how good getting ANY card from the discard pile can be :) Its really a great deck, look it up on sixprizes! (Some people prefer to use another Durant, though they perform similiar tasks).