Monday, December 19, 2016

Deino -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Deino Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Steam Siege set.  Deino is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Deino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, for one colorless energy card this move makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Deino's second move is called Headbutt Bounce and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and darkness, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deino is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, and a Stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Deino does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because even though this card has two moves and a solid HP, this card requires two distinct energy types to attack and without a reason to switch your opponent's active Pokemon often, Roar has no use.  Potentially, this card could be used in a spread attack type deck, where you could first use Roar to have your opponent put a new Pokemon into their active Pokemon spot, do some damage to that Pokemon, then use Roar again, then after you've done this several turns, move a Pokemon into your active Pokemon spot that can do 20 or more damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon or a card that can do major damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, that way giving you a good chance at knocking out a Pokemon each turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege Pokemon card set.  In the right deck, this card is definitely useful and it could be a good start to this entire line, but on its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, it is slow to do damage, and its first move requires less energy than its retreat cost.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Deino from the Steam Siege Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Deino's Stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Deino evolve into Zweilous?
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1 comment:

Yo said...

Deino evolves into Zweilous at Level 50.
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