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Promo Scyther (edited for the current
It only has one attack, Slashing Strike. Now, 2 energies for 40
damage without any coinflips is awesome! However, the drawback is
you can't use the attack again the next turn. Now, you can end the
effect by benching or evolving Scyther. Unfortunately, it has one
retreat cost, so you can't simply retreat for free like its Jungle
counterpart. In order for you to use the attack again next turn,
you would have to discard an energy card to retreat and bring some
free retreater, like a Baby. This slows the card down a bit...
In Unlimited, it's not that good. Although it's fast, it's kinda
slow as well (if you get what I mean...)
In Modified, you can combo it with with Double Gust or Jungle/LC
Dodrio. It deals 80 damage to Croconaw or any other Weak-to-Grass
Pokemon on the 2nd turn. It makes a great TecH card against Dark
Gatr decks if you're running Grass!
In Draft, it is... wait-a-minute, you can't draft it. ^_^;
Unlimited Rating: 3/5
Modified Rating: 3.5/5 (GREAT TecH against some decks)
Draft Rating: N/A
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Scyther Promo #45
Not a new promo, but not that old. From the vending series, its
has 60 HP, not that high, but not that low either. Like all
weakness to fire and resitance to fighting. This one has 1 retreat
=/. But the attack is pretty decent. 2 for 40. And if you kno how
to use it
right, you can bring out the full potential of this. That's IF you
Unlimited- Well, in someways, its better than jungle scyther. It
can do a
quick 40, even if you don't have a DCE. That's all i can think off
now, lol. Not as good as the other one, but it'll manage. Wish it
had a lil
somthing extra though... 2.75/5
MMF- Shines better here. Gatr killer, very fast card. It has
electabuzz from Monday. TPC better not allow a fast, strong
in, or itll be chaos, all over again. But anyways, scyther is
Try it out. 3.25/5
Draft- Shines much better here. Speed is very good in draft. And
so is being
a basic. Slash some pokes with them scythes of scyther. Its pretty
in draft. 3.5/5
Promo Scyther - X-Act
Not a bad card, although it kinda isn't too popular, both in
and in Modified. And, frankly, it shouldn't be. ;x
Unlimited: Its attack is not splashable, and grass decks are kinda
rare in this format. And even if you play a grass deck, Jungle
Scyther is just better, since it has 10 extra HP, has no retreat
cost and IS splashable. So, not good enough I'm afraid.
Modified: Hmm. Dark Gatr and Donphan are weak to this thing, so
that's a plus. However, this thing is weak to Magcargo. It doesn't
even need to discard fire energies to KO it, allowing your
opponent the luxury of doing up to 120 damage next turn. That's...
bad. >_< At least, it kinda CAN attack every turn using Recycle
Energy, but then you're wasting an energy every turn. Which,
admittedly, is not much of a problem in Meganium decks. ;x
Speaking of Meganium, you can do 40 with one Grass energy if you
have Meganium in play. Isn't that nice? :) But, well, big fire is
too popular for it to be better than average. :(
Draft: If you managed to draft this, then I can safely claim that
Friday - Scyther Promo 45
This card isn't half bad. I'd reccomend playing it in your grass
decks in Modified. Doing 40 for GG is pretty good, and it's so
easy to switch these days it's not funny. So a quick hit and run
can't hurt. Maybe kill off a Dark Croconaw! =)
In standard it's overshadowed by Scyther from jungle.
Limited: Hah! Made ya look :)
There are three major problems with
this Scyther; the first is that it
doesn't retreat for free; the second that its attack is terrible;
the thrid being that it only has 60 HP.
While nothing could top Jungle Scyther in any real sense, there is
a fine line between playable and downright awful. This is one of
those cards that is downright awful, and will never see play in
any format as long as there are better alternatives. In Modified,
while it is very close between the promo and the Revelations (I
think ...) one, accessibility is what it boils down to, and that
clearly is won by the Revelations Scyther.
It's attack amounts to 20 damage for 2 grass energy. There are
better attacks on better basic grass pokemon. Base Tangela is
better, Jugle Scyther is better, and the list goes on. Even
base Bulbasaur is better.
At 60 HP, an attack that takes more than one grass energy, and a
retreat cost, it adds to the new trend of "useless Scythers that
aren't better than the first." The last 3 Scythers all fail to
compare to the first.
Modified - I don't know why you would. This card is I think
intended for Haymaker type decks, and even then it's thwarted.
Grass in this format is meant to be a big hitter, and this card is
not a big hitter. A 1.1 out of 5.
Standard - You have 3 better Scythers to pick from.... This is
last on your list, and if it isn't, then you need to seriously
reevaluate your thinking when it comes to playing. A 1 out of 5.
No Draft, it's a Promo.
-John "The Happy Heretic" Hornberg
Promotional Scyther (#45)
Hope everyone had a great holiday.
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here if you want to join me. COTD Time:
I like this card alot. So does
Master Trainer Pat from Customer Service. I just think I might
have Scyther running in my veins though. Scyther has one attack
called Slashing Strike. This attack does an amazing forty damage
for two grass energies. Despite the drawbacks of having to
retreat to attack again, this a very nice attack. There are alot
of ways to get around the fact you have to retreat and come back
to do forty again. Cards like Double Gust, Switch, or Warp
Point, all which are legal in Modified and Unlimited. Unlike
it's Jungle cousin it's ten HP less and costs one to retreat
which hurts the card. Overall, Scyther can be played, but only
as a supporter for something else.
Unlimited players may not want to
use this card a whole lot. If your looking for a splashable
grass Pokemon this is not the right Scyther, go with the Jungle
version. With ten more HP and free retreat cost, the Jungle
version is your safest bet. Otherwise, you might be able to
throw this card into a mono-grass deck if your running one. Fire
may hurt you though, since heavy electric is played in this
format if you use either version. Just use Jungle. 2/5
Fire is also a problem for Scyther
in Modified. Entei/Magcargo or Entei/Ninetails will toast this
Pokemon very quickly, both are fast decks to go against. This
Scyther is only viable in mono-grass decks, so fire will already
be a concern as you are playing something like Meganium or
Crobat. Promo Scyther is a great card to play with Neo Genesis
Meganium with the Wild Growth Pokemon Power. All you have to do
is attach an energy each turn, attack, retreat, and repeat.
Resistance to fighting also blocks random Tyrouges. This card is
underrated, I see a place for this in almost any grass deck. 4/5
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