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3.25 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 4.05 (based on 3 reviews)
Draft: 4.40 (based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed May 28, 2002
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on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
do very well in the new Modified. It can even make a showing in
regular Unlimited if the deck builder is skilled enough. It
certainly brings back memories of The Impossible Man's Cleaner
Put a Metal Energy on him and he plays
like a bigger, fatter Rocket Zapdos (minus the energy card
recusion). And he's only an Uncommon! Big fire has a lot of
choices in the updated Modified format and Arcanine is a going
to be one of them.
One of the best uncommons ever printed! My first deck ever was
based around this pup. 100HP for a Stage 1 is amazing. Considering
Growlithe has 60HP, it's a really good line.
Flamethrower and Takedown are both heavy damaging attacks. The
main problem is, both of them have drawbacks. You can't KO a Baby
without either discarding any Energies or taking some self-damage.
Both attacks also require lots of energies, making it kinda slow.
In Unlimited, ER is rampant. Although, you can use DCE to get a
3rd turn Takedown. Or, you can use Metal Energy to do 70-10, which
is awesome. If only we could use Blaine's Growlithe (Stoke)
as the basic... ~_^
In Modified, it's amazing. Combo it with Holo Entei and you can do
a 2nd turn Takedown! The problem is, you would probably want to
Metal Energy as well. 100HP is huge. Expect fire to be really
popular in Modified once Gatr is gone...
In Draft, a high pick. It's an UNCOMMON! Growlithe is a
pretty good basic and the whole line is just great!
Unlimited Rating: 3.5/5 (Too much ER running around...)
Modified Rating: 4.3/5
Draft Rating: 4.3/5 (Amazing Stage 1 and it's an Uncommon!)
This card is
back, and it's BAD... no, not bad as in not playable, but bad as
in evil ;) Let's look at this bad pup! First, he's got 100 hp...
and a decent basic. Nice. Not to mention his attacks are great; about
3 fires for 50 with a discard, and 2 fires and 2 colorless
for 80/30. Not bad.
I see this guy
having play with Metal energy, Entei (Neo3), and Typhlosion.
He's really not too bad, and will see play at Worlds. Basically,
fire will become a force. You'll see with tomorrow's review what
Standard Rating: 3.5/5
Modified Rating: 4/5
Draft Rating: 5/5 (Draft arcy... and
you'll win. It's that simple)
With Blaine's Arcanine rotating
out of Type2--er, modified in around 2
months, that would have left us with promo
and Light Arcanines. Not nearly enough Arcanines. But they
reprinted base. Now I can get reverse foils of it. Yeeeeeeeeee-haw.
Note: The following review was made under the influence of personal
bias. Proceed with caution.
In unlimited, Arcanine can be
used...somewhat. Energy removal is a big Rain(Dance) on it's Sunny
Day.</Gameboy referrence> I don't have any problem with
playing it, but, Arcanine happens to be my favorite Pokemon =\. So
I give it a 2.5/5
In modified, though, Big Fire is going to be
better. Feraligatr is losing power faster than California. Metal
Arcanine in a No-Removal-Enviornment...
Mmm...THAT's Privatek. 3.9/5
In limited, ijnfs,,,=.... sorry. Drooled on
the keyboard. Judging from the reported pack dispersal from
Legenday Collection, You should be able to get Growlithes and
Arcanines pretty easily. And a 100 HP Uncommon Stage 1 that does
50 + discard, and 80 + 30 self in limited... that's good stuff.
Gooooooood stuff. 4.3/5
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