Thursday, January 9, 2014

Excadrill EX -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Excadrill EX Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Excadrill EX from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Excadrill EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Excadrill EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dig Out, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon and makes you discard the top card from your deck, if it is an energy card you may put that card onto one of your Pokemon.  Excadrill's second move is called Break Ground, for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, this move does 120 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Excadrill EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, and seeing that the main move you'll want to use with this card is Break Ground which requires four energy cards to use, if you use this card in your deck, you'll only want to use one since it requires such a long time to set up.  You should keep this card on your bench until you get four energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Break Ground every turn.  This card will do well in a spread damage type deck since Break Ground also spreads damage around.  You shouldn't want to use this card for Dig Out because not only is it just an average move especially for an EX card, but you will be forced to take a card from your deck and discard it if it isn't an energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average EX card from the Legendary Treasures set.  If you're building a spread damage type deck, this card could be a nice addition to that deck, but this card only gets an average rating from me because it is slow on the attack, costs quite a bit to retreat, and even though this card has two moves, only one of them is worthwhile.  So this is a middle of the road EX card from the Legendary Treasures set and one that should really only be used in certain situations that I've outlined in this blog post.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Excadrill EX from the Legendary Treasures set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meloetta EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many total EX cards are in the Radiant Collection subset of the Legendary Treasures set?
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21 comments:

Tam Hoang said...

The total number of EX cards are in the Radiant Collection subset of the Legendary Treasures set is 3(4 if includes the FA Meloetta EX).

Username: blingblingjingjing

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Peters Peter said...

there are 3 EX cards: Shaymin, Mew and Meloetta (Meloetta has a regular and a full art version so it's 4 if that counts)

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ilija Rošić said...

there are 44 rc ex card:Shaymin,mew ,meloetta and Meloetta fullart
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prince singh said...

The total number of EX cards are in the Radiant Collection subset of the Legendary Treasures set is 3(4 if includes the FA Meloetta EX).

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

Cabal said...

4

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Takku said...

There are 4 EXs in RC: Mew EX Full Art, Shaymin EX Full Art, Meloetta EX Full Art and Meloetta EX.

One other thing I'd like to bring to your notice is that Break Ground does not damage the opponent's benched Pokemon, it deals 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon. This actually makes that attack much worse, meaning I won't use it unless in specific situations like when I want my benched Pokemon to take damage (in an Outrage like deck), or have a way to heal all the damage (like Serperior's Royal Heal or Champions Festival), or prevent it altogether with Mr Mime, but it's still not that great for a 4 card attack cost. Break Ground would have been a pretty good attack if it damaged the opponent's bench, but it actually helps your opponent spread damage, making it an inferior choice. Dig Out on the other hand could in some cases be used with the item Pokedex or the ability of Lunatone to help energy acceleration which can be kind of nice early game, though it is very unreliable if not aided in such a way and 40 is not too much damage for an EX. So my rating for the card would remain similar, it's about average to slightly below average as it requires to be only used in specific situations in certain combos, but if used in such situations, it could be well above average.

I hope you don't mind me giving such a feedback of your reviews once in a while. Just trying to help. ^_^

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

Utsav Shrestha said...

there are 3 exes in the radiant collection subset of legendary treasures. (4 if you include meloetta ex full art).
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Tobble stone said...

3 EX Pokemon and if you include Meloetta EX full art 4

Username: Tobble stone

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abrar sarwar said...

There are 4 EX cards in Radiant Collection subset of the Legendary Treasures set.

1: Meloetta EX (rare holo ex)
2: Shaymin EX FA (super rare holo)
3: Mew EX FA (super rare holo)
4: Melloetta EX FA (super rare holo)

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Molly Rhinehart said...

4 of the 25 are EX (including the regular are Melloetta card RC11/25 and the FA Melloetta RC25/25)

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Miłosz Krysiak said...

There are 4 EX cards :D

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Cameron Hendey said...

There are 25 cards in Total but only 3 of those are EX cards (Shaymin, Melloetta, Mew). However Meloetta has two different cards. One of these two is a Full art.

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Sufiyan Sarwar said...

the total number of radiant EX cards is 4 namely
Shaymin EX FA, Meloetta EX, Melloetta EX FA,
Mew EX FA,



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Jacob Lin said...



1: Meloetta EX (rare holo ex)
2: Shaymin EX FA (super rare holo)
3: Mew EX FA (super rare holo)
4: Melloetta EX FA (super rare holo)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/raytonlin1

Hasnan Khan said...

There are four ex card 2 Meloetta one mew and one shaymin

Dane Mathew said...

meloetta EX

SHaymi EX FA

Mew EX FA

meloetta ex FA

Hasnan Khan said...

And my channel is hasnan khan

Giachino Barcelona said...

Mew,Shaymin,and Meloetta are the ex cards in the radiant collection subset of legendary treasures.Mew and Shaymin are full arts and Meloetta has a regular and full art version.

Name:Giachino Barcelona

Link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PLuRRg5W-PgLndZzcDx4w

Pablosan999 said...

4
Mew EX Full Art
Meloetta EX Full Art
Meloetta EX
Shaymin EX Full Art

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWHTYVsfoGRhmVxiR_qS-w

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Tam Hoang for winning!