Friday, October 19, 2012

Lairon -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Lairon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lairon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Lairon is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lairon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Metal Claw which requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless and does 30 damage.  Lairon's second move is called Wreak Havoc and for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless this move does 60 damage and when you use this move you can flip a coin until you get tails, for each heads you get, you may discard one card from the top of your opponent's deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lairon has a stage 2 evolution in Aggron, I would suggest evolving Aron into Lairon and then Lairon into Aggron if possible.  But if you have to move Lairon into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Aggron, if you have three energy cards on Lairon I would definitely use Wreak Havoc every turn since it does twice as much damage as Metal Claw does.  But I would make sure to evolve Lairon into Aggron as soon as possible.  I could see using just Aron and Lairon in a deck on their own, if you choose to do this I would use a 2-1 line or 1-1 line of Aron and Lairon 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 stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has average hp, and two pretty decent moves.  Neither move is fast on this card so you'll have to be patient with Lairon, but I like how Wreak Havoc has the possibility of doing more than just damage, and this move can really be effective if it is towards the end of the game and your opponent doesn't have many cards left in their deck.  So overall, Lairon isn't a bad card, and it should be worthy of a consideration in any metal type deck.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lairon from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lairon's stage 2 evolution in Aggron which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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