Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fraxure -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Fraxure Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fraxure from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Fraxure is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fraxure does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Paralyzing Gaze, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to paralyze the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Fraxure's second move is called Dragon Claw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and metal, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fraxure is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Axew into play (I reviewed Axew from this set yesterday) and then evolve Axew into Fraxure.  Fraxure does have a stage 2 evolution in Haxorus that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Fraxure is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Axew, you'll know that I thought the card was below average for a basic Pokemon card because it had a below average hp and the card required two strange energy types to attack.  That strange energy pattern continues with this Fraxure card, so if you're going to use this line in your deck, you're probably going to have to be custom building a metal and fighting type deck, and depending on how good Haxorus is when I review it tomorrow, build the deck around this line.  Because I would probably have to build a deck around this entire family, I would not use either Axew or Fraxure without using Haxorus.  This Fraxure card is a decent card that if used with Axew could do some damage early on in games since it can do 40 damage for only two energy cards, but again, because of the energy cards required to attack, I wouldn't use this card unless you're using the final evolution.  If for some reason you choose to build a metal and fighting type deck and not include Haxorus, I would use a 2-2 line of Axew and Fraxure and try and get Fraxure into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible and use Dragon Claw every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card.  This card is pretty close to being average but the reason I'm giving it a slightly below average 2 rating is because the hp is below average as well as the fact it requires two distinct types of energy to attack.  Even though this card does have two attacks, the first one it has, Paralyzing Glaze, is pretty useless in my opinion.  So like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, I would not use Axew and Fraxure without Haxorus, so overall the first two Pokemon in this line get a 2 out of 5 rating from me, both cards are below average individually and as a whole.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Fraxure from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Fraxure's stage 2 evolution in Haxorus which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the most recent set, before Plasma Blast, to have a Fraxure card in it, and what rating did I give this card?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

21 comments:

Alex Morman said...

Fraxure last appeared appeared in noble victories and recieved a 2 out of 5 rating http://www.youtube.com/user/MrWtfwalrus

prince singh said...

Fraxure last appeared appeared in noble victories and recieved a 2 out of 5 rating

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2fyytqWDD2-nWDxBEZnsw

knuddelfurz said...

It was in the noble victories set and you gave this card a 2 out of 5 rating
http://www.youtube.com/user/diabloknuddelfurz

Takku said...

The last time fracture appeared before Plasma Blast was in Noble Victories and you gave it a 2 out of 5 rating.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

Peters Peter said...

the most recent set with a fraxure was noble victories and you gave it a 2/5 rating

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

Poke Town said...

The pack that Fraxure was in before Plasma Blast was Noble Victories. You gave it a 2 out of 5 rating. ( 2/5 )
Channel: PokeTown
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHERNpjlNpcpIu07pj_uVg

Tobble stone said...

In nobel victories and your rating is 2 of 5

Username: Tobblestone


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Nsc0TRLio_T2ktwRC55ag

John Reidy said...

I think it was Nobel Victoryies with a 2 out of 5 rating

YouTube.com/thebudderjester

John Reidy said...

*victories

Allison Pitman said...

It was last seen in the Noble Victories set when you gave it a 2 out or 5 rating
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdf4QEx1QN7L4LDESZWJvw

Joel Wong said...

It was in the noble victories set and you gave this card a 2 out of 5 rating

ps3power888
https://www.youtube.com/user/PS3pOwEr888

Cabal said...

Noble Victories 2 out of 5 rating

cabalw
http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

ilija Rošić said...

noble victories and 2/5
1l1dijan
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Hadyn Harris said...

Fraxure last appeared appeared in noble victories and recieved a 2 out of 5 rating

abrar sarwar said...
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abrar sarwar said...

last time Fraxure was appeared in noble victories and your rating to this cards was 2 out of 5

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2nnVDhy3k5B5LtaByft3w

duc said...

The last Fraxure you reviewed was in the Nobel Victories set, with a 2/5 rating.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ducthaituyen

-duc

Miłosz Krysiak said...

It was in a noble victories set :D

Tam Hoang said...

the most recent set, before Plasma Blast, to have a Fraxure card in it is Noble Victories and the rating you gave that card is a 2 out of 5 rating.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

Adrian Mars said...

Noble Victories and 2/5.


http://www.youtube.com/user/Petunies4

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Allison Pitman for winning!