Monday, December 30, 2013

Haxorus -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Haxorus Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Haxorus from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Haxorus is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Haxorus does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dragonaxe, for one metal energy card, this move does 40 damage times the amount of metal energy attached to this card.  Haxorus's second move is called Strike of the Champion, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and metal, this move knocks out the defending Pokemon if it is a Team Plasma type Pokemon, otherwise the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Haxorus is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Axew into play and then evolve it into Fraxure before you can evolve Fraxure into Haxorus, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of the Pokemon in this line that I've reviewed have been below average cards, which would be closer to average if they didn't require such a strange combination of energy types to attack, so if this card is pretty good, those two Pokemon, Axew and Fraxure, will actually be better than I originally rated them.  So after summarizing this Haxorus card in the overview section of this post, I would definitely recommend building a fighting and metal dual type deck around this line.  I would include a 4-3-3 or 3-2-2 line of Axew, Fraxure, and Haxorus, and this Pokemon family would be the main Pokemon family used in the deck.  I would make sure to use multiple Haxorus cards in the deck so you could stock up one Haxorus card on your bench with metal energy cards and have another Haxorus card ready so if the defending Pokemon is a Team Plasma Pokemon you can move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Strike of the Champion and knock it out.  This Haxorus card is very fast and can do major damage, I would recommend putting up to four energy cards, all metal of course, on Haxorus so you can do 160 damage per turn with Dragonaxe and knock out most Pokemon in one move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this an amazingly good stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast set and a card you'll definitely want to consider building a deck around.  This is the kind of stage 2 Pokemon card I really like, one that can easily knock out almost all Pokemon, and a card that is quick on the attack.  Even though I'm giving this card a perfect rating, I wish the hp would be a little higher, but if you set this card up on the bench it shouldn't be too much of a problem.  Overall, the entire line of Axew, Fraxure, and Haxorus from this set, get a 4 out of 5 rating from me.  Even though I gave Axew and Fraxure 2 out of 5 ratings, since I would be using those cards with the Haxorus card, I think the overall rating should be much higher than a 2.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Haxorus from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Druddigon, 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 --
There are two stage 2, Dragon type Pokemon in this set, what are they, and which one do I like better, and please state a reason why I like that Pokemon better, there is a pretty simple answer as to why I like one better than the other?
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19 comments:

Angel Zero said...

Salamance, you liked this one better because of salamnce's big retreat cost and not so good ability

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Takku said...

The two stage 2 Pokemon are Salamence and this Haxorus and you like Haxorus better because of its Dragonaxe attack which can knock out almost any Pokemon in one hit when there is enough energy attached to it and is also really fast at the same time.

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prince singh said...

The two stage 2 Pokemon are Salamence and Haxorus and you like Haxorus better because of its Dragonaxe attack which can knock out almost any Pokemon in one hit when there is enough energy attached to it and is also really fast at the same time.Salamence has a good hp and one good move, but the retreat cost is too high on this card in my opinion and the Ability isn't that great

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Tam Hoang said...
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Tam Hoang said...

There are two stage 2 Dragon type Pokemon in this set: Salamence and Haxorus, the one you like better is Haxorus because Salamence's retreat cost is too high and the Ability isn't that great.

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Cabal said...

Salamence and Haxorus
You like Haxorus better because Salamence's retreat cost is too high and the Ability isn't that great



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Utsav Shrestha said...

the 2 stage 2 pokemon are salamence and haxorus. you like haxorus better because of the ease with which it can knock out the opponent's pokemon with less energy and because salamence has too large retreat cost and its ability isn't too great either.

Jhian said...

Haxorus is a dragon type that deal lot of damage due to dragon axe since it deals moe damage with more energy

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Tobble stone said...

They are Haxorus and Salamence. You like Haxorus more because Salamence has too much retreat costs and the ability isn't great.

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lucas said...

Haxorus and Salamence. You like better Haxorus because it has two great attacks ("one that can easily knock out almost all Pokemon, and a card that is quick on the attack")and a lower retreat cost than Salamence. Furthermore, Salamence needs 4 energy cards to attack or retreat.

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Peters Peter said...

Salamence and Haxorus.

you like Haxorus better because it has two very good attacks which also don't need much energy. Salamence is not as good as Haxorus because it has high retreat cost, high attack cost and the ability is not the greatest.

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duc said...

The two stage two dragon Pokemon in the plasma blast set are haxorus and salamence. You gave Haxorus a higher rating because Salamences retreat cost was too high and its ability wasn't that great, while Haxorus has two very effective low energy moves.

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John Reidy said...

The two stage two dragons that you liked best were Haxorus and salamence. You liked haxorus betted because salamence's ability wasn't very good and retreat cost was high.

John Reidy said...

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Pablosan999 said...

Stage two pokemon are Haxorus and Salamence. You like Haxorus more because Salamence's high retreat cost and also its ability isn't very good


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Nancy Davis said...

Salamence has 2

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Pablosan999 for winning!