Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Chandelure -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Chandelure Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chandelure from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Chandelure is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chandelure's Ability is called Sinister Selection and says that once during your turn, you may look at the top 2 cards of your deck, choose 1, add it to your hand, and discard the other.  Besides the Ability, Chandelure has one move called Past Friends, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 10 damage, plus 10 more damage for each Supporter card in your discard pile.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chandelure is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litwick into play and then evolve it into Lampent before you can evolve Lampent into Chandelure, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall and together.  Both Pokemon had below average HP and both Pokemon could discard cards as a part of their moves.  These two Pokemon work well with this Chandelure card, because you could use those Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot and discard Supporter cards to increase the damage Past Friends does, so if you want to attack with this card, this is the way to go.  I would recommend using this card solely for its Ability, therefore using only a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck and using it only on the bench.  You could then utilize Chandelure's Ability and quickly add cards to your hand.  You'll want to make sure and figure out a way to move cards from your discard pile back to your deck so you don't run out of cards in your deck and lose the game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This card, like Litwick and Lampent, does have a below average HP and can't really do that much damage, but this card's Ability makes up for the poor stats this card has.  This is a card that can be used from the Bench the entire game, and it is one to definitely consider when deck building.  Even though I am giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating, overall, this entire line still gets a 2 out of 5 rating from me.

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

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What is the highest rarity of any Chandelure card in the English TCG?
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Rin said...

Ultra rare

Wandae G said...

Secret Rare is the highest in English TCG


Iguanodone said...

I would say Secret Rare.


Jacob Liddle said...

I'm going to go with Ultra Rare, I know chandelure EX exists.

Aaron Choi said...

secret rare



Kashif Ali Sabiri said...

secret rare

John Disuza said...

secret rare in destinies
john disuza