Friday, November 30, 2012

Serperior -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Serperior Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Serperior from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Serperior is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Serperior is the stage 2 evolution of Servine, and before that Snivy, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Serperior has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Serperior does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Double Slash and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Serperior's second move is called Mega Drain and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage and heals 30 damage from Serperior.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Serperior is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Snivy into Servine and then Servine into Serperior on your bench.  Once you get three energy cards on Serperior I would then move it into the active Pokemon spot.  The past two days I have reviewed both Snivy and Servine and both cards are pretty solid, and I've recommended using them on their own.  So you could definitely have these Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot when you can evolve them into Serperior, once Snivy is evolved into Servine that is.  So once you get Serperior into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Mega Drain every turn if I had three energy cards on Serperior, otherwise you'll want to use Double Slash if you can afford it.  This card should last a very long time in the active Pokemon spot if you move it in from your bench with three energy cards on it because it does have 140 hp so most Pokemon won't be able to knock it out in one move let alone two moves, and with Mega Drain doing 70 damage and healing 30 damage every turn, you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two turns and make Serperior's hp seem like almost 200 hp.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a grass type deck and I would suggest any of the Pokemon in this line.  I would build a deck around this card, so I would have a 4-3-2 line of Snivy, Servine, and Serperior in a grass type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card.  This card alone is above average, but I would give this Pokemon line from this set a 5 out of 5 rating.  I really like how Serperior has a good hp that seems even higher with Mega Drain, it has a low retreat cost, and can do at a minimum 70 damage every turn.  Once again this is an excellent card and I would highly recommend using it in a deck.

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