Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Braviary -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Braviary Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braviary from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Braviary is a Stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Braviary does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Ambush, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus 50 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Braviary's second move is called Sky Drop and for three colorless energy cards this move does 120 damage minus 20 damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's Active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Braviary is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rufflet into play (I reviewed Rufflet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rufflet into Braviary.  If you read yesterday's review of Rufflet, you'll know that I thought it was a below average card overall.  It did have a solid HP, and a decent attacking move, but was slow with only one attack and that attack did damage to itself every turn.  So knowing this about Rufflet and looking at this Braviary card, I would recommend using no more of a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck and setting up on the bench.  That way, you can avoid doing damage to Rufflet, and you can get three energy cards on this card and pick and choose your spots to use Sky Drop, the weaker the Pokemon the easier it will be for Sky Drop to do more damage, since weaker Pokemon usually have lower retreat costs.  While this definitely isn't a card to take down Pokemon EX, it is one that should be considered when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  Overall, this card has a well above average HP and two good moves, both doing damage, and both having potential to do well above average damage.  Because both Rufflet and Braviary can be used in any type decks, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating combined.

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

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What are the main colors on the shiny version of Braviary?
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Kentronic said...

The main colors of Shiny Braviary are Blue and White. The tail accent colors change to Red and Yellow, with the main part being Blue.

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Bradley Doesnt Give A Fox said...

Shiny braviary has the same main colors [red/yellow/blue], however where the colours are changes. Its got a blue body and head plume accent, with a red/yellow tipped tail instead of blue/red. also its underbelly is darker and less colored.

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