Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lugia EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Lugia EX Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lugia EX and Lugia EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Lugia EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lugia does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Aero Ball, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage times the number of energy attached to both active Pokemon.  Lugia's second move is called Deep Hurricane, for four colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage plus 70 more damage if there is a Stadium Card in play, however you must discard the Stadium card in play after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Lugia 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 about Lugia EX, this card to me, is perfect for a card that you move into the active Pokemon spot when you want to knock a Pokemon out, then retreat it using a Switch trainer the next turn.  The reason I would say to just play this card one turn at a time then retreat it is because if you knock out a Pokemon, the Pokemon your opponent puts into the active Pokemon spot probably isn't going to have a ton of energy on it if it isn't all of the way set up yet, meaning that Aero Ball probably wouldn't do as much damage as you'd like.  Same thing goes for Deep Hurricane, it is great to be able to do 150 damage a turn but if you are the only one playing Stadium cards in your deck, you don't want to have to discard those every turn.  If I were building a deck, I would definitely consider using this Lugia EX card in it, I would use just 1 since it requires four energy cards to use its second move, but I would take the time to get four energy cards on it, that way Aero Ball could do 80 damage every turn for only 2 energy cards plus however more damage depending on how many energy cards the defending Pokemon has attached to it.  The only time I would use Deep Hurricane would be if I knew for sure I would be doing a OHKO, then I would put a Stadium card into play if there wasn't one already and do that 150 damage, but I definitely wouldn't add additional Stadium cards into the deck if I weren't using them already because I think Lugia EX would work just fine with Aero Ball.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set and a very powerful EX card, one that I would definitely try using in a deck.  You really can't beat being able to do upwards of 150 damage with each move Lugia EX has, plus throw in the fact it requires colorless energy cards, and this card is very good.  The only thing holding this card back from a 5 out of 5 rating is that both of its moves require something extra in order to do maximum damage.  But if you're looking for an EX card to use in your deck, this one requires strong consideration.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lugia EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Paras, which is the first card in the BREAKthrough 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 --
How many total card review posts did I publish on the Ancient Origins set?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Kai Tung Ng said...

You've published 68 blog posts about the Ancient Origins expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

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Martin T said...

68 posts

Martin T

Cardboard Bender said...

A total of 68 posts, including today.

Cardboard Bender

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Gary Goh said...

68 thx :D

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!