Saturday, December 17, 2016

Xerneas BREAK -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Xerneas BREAK Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xerneas BREAK from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Xerneas, so basically this card is a Stage 1 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Xerneas BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 1), fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Xerneas you're evolving it from.  Xerneas BREAK does not have an Ability and it only has one moved called Life Stream, for two fairy energy cards this move does 20 damage times the number of energy attached to all of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Xerneas BREAK is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Xerneas into play before you can use this card  If you read my review of Xerneas from this set, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I liked the idea of using it as a starter type Pokemon since it could move energy cards from your deck to your benched Pokemon, but it also could do major damage by doing 100 damage a turn for 3 energy cards.  So knowing this about Xerneas and looking at this Xerneas BREAK card, these two cards work very well together.  I would either wait until later in the game when your Pokemon are set up and have multiple energy cards on them to use this card in the active Pokemon spot, doing major damage with Life Stream, or you could use Xerneas as a starter type Pokemon, use its move to get energy cards onto your benched Pokemon, and then use Xerneas BREAK's move to do major damage, the second route is much slower, so if you plan on using the BREAK form of Xerneas, keep it on the bench, or have a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family and use just Xerneas first, retreat it, and put Xerneas BREAK into play later.  Regardless, if you're building a fairy type deck, this line of Xerneas should definitely be 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 BREAK card from the Steam Siege set.  If used with Xerneas from the Steam Siege set, this line should be used in almost every fairy type deck out there.  Together, I will give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, these cards can be used as starter type Pokemon, used as a major attacker, and can also be used to quickly set up your bench.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Xerneas BREAK from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Druddigon, 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?  Xerneas BREAK is one of my favorite cards in the Steam Siege set.
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kr4m123 said...

True, it is one of your top 10 cards from Steam Siege.

Bhavin Patel said...

True, Xerneas is one of your favorite BREAK cards.

RollinRyan 456 said...

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Tauhid Ibrahim said...