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Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Bill's Maintenance is superior to
Prof. Oak's Research (at least in Modified). You usually would
prefer to keep your hand and simply draw more cards. In Modified,
you usually have a decent amount of cards in your hand so it would
be better to use Bill's Maintenance.
Try not to use too many Supporters in your deck though. A
handful of Supporters is useless so don't overdo it.
In Unlimited, it's a pretty good draw power. I rather use Prof.
Oak's Research here though as you need cards to discard for all of
your Computer Searches and Item Finders.
In Modified, I already elaborated above. ~_^
In Draft, draw power = amazing. Almost always a first pick unless
you get a killer Basic or something... Even then, I would still
probably pick the draw power...
Unlimited Rating: 2.5/5 (Use Prof. Oak's Research instead over
Modified Rating: 4.5/5
Draft Rating: 5/5
Here's an old expedition card. A supporter card, shuffle one card
into the deck and draw 3. The only drawback is that you have to
hav a card in your hand and its a supporter.
Unlimited- There's a lot of draw power in unlimited. Draw power is
good anyhow. Though it won't replace oak, if you're bored, go
ahead and put it in. Bill's maintenance won't hurt you that much.
Modified- Depends... You could always use other sources of draw
power. But then again, it depends on your own tastes. It still is
good though. 3.75/5
Draft- You need something to run through you deck. Anything will
be good. Bill's maintenance will fill up that space. 4/5
Team- Same as modified. Won't help your team immediately, but from
what you draw, you can build on. 3.75/5
Here's the COTD.
It seems strange that we're breaking
a little bit from reviewing Aquapolis cards, going back to an
Expedition one. Anyway. This is yet another Supporter which
provides you three new cards after shuffling any card from your
hand. Not bad.
Unlimited: Card drawing is good of
course, but there are so many card-drawing cards in the Pokemon
TCG that it's hard to find a place for this card in an Unlimited
deck. Professor Oak, Copycat and Juggler are all cards that are
played in Unlimited, which are better than Bill's Maintenance,
in my opinion. And also, the use of other Supporters in the deck
such as Town Volunteers and Pokemon Fan Club will further hinder
the use of this Supporter.
Modified: You can basically repeat
the above argument, replacing Professor Oak with Professor Elm.
Draft: Of course this is a nice card
to draft. It's not Rare, and Expedition only has two other card
drawing cards worthy of mention (Professor Oak's Research and
Copycat). Having a smaller deck further makes Bill's Maintenance
an even more valuable card in this format. A top pick.
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