Friday, October 20, 2017

Drampa GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Drampa Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drampa GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Drampa GX is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 180.  This card has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Drampa GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves with one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Righteous Edge, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage, plus this move allows you to discard a Special Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  For three Colorless Energy cards, Berserk does 80 damage, plus 70 more damage if your Benched Pokemon have any damage counters on them.  The GX move on this card is called Big Wheel GX, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck, then draw 10 cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Drampa card, so you do not need to first play Drampa and then evolve it into Drampa GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing how a GX card works, this card has two advantages, first it is a Basic Pokemon, so it can be set up very quickly, and second it is a Colorless type Pokemon card, so it fits into any type deck.  Big Wheel GX is certainly a GX move you'll want to use in your deck, you can use this move immediately to start the game to refresh your hand and potentially get lots of great cards into your hand that you need to get your strategy rolling, all for only one Energy card.  Special Energy cards like Burning Energy and Double Colorless Energy are very popular in today's game, so although Righteous Edge doesn't do much damage, it can certainly prevent your opponent from attacking.  My favorite move on this card is Berserk, which does 150 damage per turn for three Energy cards, only two Energy cards if you use a Double Colorless Energy.  This card can do major damage if you have a card that does damage to your own Pokemon, or if you retreat your damaged Pokemon from the Active Pokemon spot.  So overall, with this card, there are lots of things you can do with it, from preventing your opponent from attacking, doling out major damage, or getting lots of new cards into your hand.  So regardless of the type of deck you're building, this card is pretty good overall, and certainly worth using.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent Pokemon GX card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card has lots of things going for it, from the fact it is a Basic Pokemon, to the ability to utilize three distinct moves on the card.  The only downside in my opinion, is that once you've used the GX move and if your opponent isn't using any Special Energy cards, it is somewhat slow to attack, requiring three Energy cards to do major damage, 20 damage for one Energy card isn't very good for a GX card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Drampa GX from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Caterpie, which is from the Burning Shadows set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Drampa GX is the final card I'm reviewing from the Guardians Rising set, which card from Burning Shadows will be the last one that I review?
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Giakitus said...

It will be Noivern Gx :)

3 am me thought it was some kind of riddle and started making wild assumptions xD

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MicroFireZX said...

I think it is Noivern GX

not really sure