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Very nice! I love this card. 90 hp
on a basic is awesome, Smokescreen is always a nice attack, but
his second attack is just awesome. 40 and auto burn? Great. A
great card for a fire deck. He seems to be a beefed up version
of the Fossil Magmar, which was a great card. I'd love to play
Unlimited: Since he has a one
energy attack, he is pretty nice, and the second attack ko's
Sneasel if your opponent flips tail for burn. Decent here. I
might still take the Fossil version, though. 2/5
Modified: Very nice. I see this
becoming a great card to use in fire soon. 3.75/5
Limited: Broken. If you see it,
grab it. His second attack plus Smokescreen on a 90 hp basic?
The Bottom Line: 3.5/5
It's the turn of Magmar to get the
ex status. It has an extra 20HP than the Fossil version, and an
unchanged first attack. Smog is replaced by a more costed second
attack that does 40 and auto-burns the Defending Pokemon. Pretty
Unlimited: I'd still stick to the
Fossil version in this format, even though I haven't seen Magmar
played in Unlimited since, well, since the early days. :P Its
second attack requires only two energies, which can withstand
SER better than the ex Magmar, and it can run away from danger
faster too, with its 1 retreat cost.
Modified: This Magmar is pretty good
if you're playing Fire decks, and something tells me that
Blaziken is going to be popular. Smokescreen has already proved
itself to be annoying on a 70HP, let alone on a 90HP one. And
Super Singe is good.
Draft: Like for the other ex Pokemon
(save Mewtwo and Chansey), if you're drafting Fire, draft it; if
Unlimited- I don't think so. Its very difficult to slap 3 energy
on a pokemon, and his attack isn't game winning. You lose 3 turns
powering it up and then they get 2 prizes with a Sneasel
attack+plus power. there are better choices for fire
Modified- Its a bit better, but it will fall to cargo and the
omnipotent G8rs and other water decks. Its too slow and dies too
Draft- He's good here. After burning them, he can easily finish
them off with another 40. hell probably fetch you between 2-4
prizes, depending on the set-up. If u get him, take him fast!
Overview- One of the best Magmars I have seen since the Fossil
one. 90HP is 0wnage for a basic fire pokemon. For 1 fire energy
does 10 damage and a chance at doing no damage from the defending
pokemon. Smokescreen is always a good attack. The art on the ex
cards are so cool literally. For 2 fire energy and 1 colorless,
does 40 damage and auto burn. Weakness to water can be bad. RS
came with some great water cards (Wingull's evolution for example.
Sorry cant think of the name right now. I know very few RS names
-_-) that will eat this thing in one bite. Retreat of 2 is ok for
a basic fire pokemon.
Unlimited: I still suggest using the fossil card. Less HP, yes,
but also less retreat and less energy costs. For 1 fire you get
the same attack and for 2 you do 20 with a chance of poison. Plus,
the ex power on this one. Using this makes Blastoise your worst
Modified: Feraligatr. Wingull's Evolution (WHAT IS HIS NAME?!).
and more to boot. Don't use it here, or your opponent is sure
likely to get 2 prizes. 1/5
Draft: K, since 1/2 your deck or so is going to be fire energy
anyways, definitely use it here. The odds of your opponent getting
Feraligatr and all of it's stages or Blastoise and all it's stages
is small. Wingull's evolution (I give up.) could state a problem.
I still say if you draft this, take it. 3.5/5
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