Saturday, January 6, 2018

Mudsdale -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Mudsdale Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mudsdale from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Mudsdale is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Kick Away, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 60 damage, plus, your opponent must then switch their Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Vigorous Death, for four Energy cards, one Fighting and three Colorless, this move does 130 damage, however the move does 30 damage to Mudsdale, but it does do 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon too.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mudsdale is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudbray into play (I reviewed Mudbray from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mudbray into Mudsdale.  If you read yesterday's review of Mudbray, you'll know that it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card did have a somewhat high HP, but it had a high retreat cost, and only one move, a move that required two Energy cards to use, and only did 20 base damage.  So knowing this about Mudbray and looking at this Mudsdale card, this card follows the same pattern, 130 HP is high for a Stage 1 Pokemon, but neither move on this card is very good, both are slow to set up, and although Vigorous Death does do a lot of damage when it is set up, doing 30 damage to Mudsdale is a major turn off for using this card.  The only scenario I could see for using this card would be in a spread attack type deck, since Kick Away essentially does this, the downfall being your opponent gets to choose the new Pokemon to put in the Active Pokemon spot every turn.  Vigorous Death does a great amount of damage, but requiring 3 or 4 Energy cards to use is too much, meaning if this card is knocked out, and you don't have something like a Wishful Baton Item attached to it, those Energy cards are gone.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, this card does have an above average HP for a Stage 1 Pokemon and two moves that both do a fair amount of damage, but overall, this card is too slow to set up and requires too many Energy cards to attack.  Combined with Mudbray from this set, I would give both cards a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere when deck building.

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

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2 sets so far......


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2 sets

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