Tuesday, October 6, 2015

M Ampharos EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

M Ampharos EX Ancient Origins
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of M Ampharos EX from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  M Ampharos EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  M Ampharos does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Exavolt and for four energy cards, two each of lightning and colorless, and does 120 damage plus you can paralyze the defending Pokemon and do 50 more damage if you're willing to do 30 damage to M Ampharos.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, if you're building a lightning type deck and looking for some power, I would use a 1-1 line of Ampharos EX and M Ampharos EX in a deck, plus at least one Ampharos Spirit Link tool card so you don't have to end your turn when you evolve Ampharos EX into M Ampharos EX.  If you have the time and trainer cards to get four lightning type energy cards to the top of your deck, you can then move Ampharos EX into the active Pokemon spot early on in the game, get Ampharos set up in one turn, then evolve Ampharos the following turn and be able to use Exavolt doing 120 damage or more depending on if you'll be able to knock out the defending Pokemon or not.  Since this is a Mega EX card and it has a high HP, doing 30 damage to M Ampharos each turn shouldn't be that big of deal, but it will help if you have some potion cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Mega EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  Other than being a little slower on the attack, this card is pretty good, not only doing major damage each turn, but being able to paralyze the defending Pokemon as well.  So like I said above, if you're looking to build a lightning type deck and need some power, I would recommend the Ampharos EX and M Ampharos EX line from this set, giving both of these cards a combined 3 out of 5 rating, mainly docking this rating for their slow moves.

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

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True or False?  M Ampharos EX Full Art is one of my favorite cards from Ancient Origins.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Daniel Chen said...

True, you mentioned it at the 4:05 mark in your" Top 10 Ancient Origins Cards" video. It was #2 on your list.
Daniel Chen

Anonymous said...

True, it ranked #2 on your top 10 video.

Cardboard Bender

Cabal said...

True. Based on your youtube video titled 'My Top 10 Ancient Origins Pokemon cards' uploaded on 31st August 2015, at the 4:05 to 4:23 minutes mark, Mega Ampharos EX Full Art was ranked 2nd in the list.



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Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Mega Ampharos EX Full Art is one of your favourite cards from Ancient Origins. And I totally agree! The purple and blue colour scheme work really well with Ampharos' colours.

Kai Tung Ng


ArtemaPro said...

True,based on your video "My Top 10 Ancient Origins Pokemons cards"



Chasista said...

It's the second after the Primal Groudon Shiny.



HistoricalGaming 79 said...

True as Shown in ny top 10 ancient origins pokemon cards


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Dominic Browne said...



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dominic Browne for winning!