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Wizards of the Coast
Umbreon Holo -
& Reviews below
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
First off, sorry I havent been reviewing latley, I have been very
busy with the holidays. Anyways, this Umbreon is a little
different than the non holo one. Instead of 70HP, 80 HP. Still no
weakness, and a resistance to Psychic makes Expedition Gengar no
hassle. For 2 colorless energy does 20 damage for bite. Feint
attack for 2 darkness and 1 colorless does 30 damage to one of
your opponents pokemon, 50 if you chose active because of the
darkness. Retreat of 1 is solid. Vs the other Umbreon, I would go
with this one.
Ive always loved this card. It has like the
Bite is about average with no other effects.
The feint attack is the good one. It kills babies in one hit with
no drawback. 80hp is also very solid for a stage 1.
All of the Eevee evos are going to have one
major problem. All of the Eevees are weak to fighting, which has
become a pretty big type now. With fighting as the main type, the
Eevees will get double gusted and KOed so easly. In Modified, we
probably wont see too many Umbreons played.
Ok this must have been an Umbreon week. ;x This is definitely the
more usable of the two Umbreons, both in Unlimited and in
Unlimited: Again, this makes a very annoying combo (for your
opponent) with Slowking. Your opponent cannot SER you, gust you
out, attach healing cards, Focus Band, etc. Feint Attack is what
makes this Pokemon brilliant. It KOs benched babies in one hit
without flipping (remember that you STILL flip for the Baby Rule
if the Baby Pokemon is Active). Maybe Focus Band will foil you a
little bit (Feint Attack does NOT evade Focus Band) but Focus Band
is not excessively played in this format. A cool combo with this
Pokemon is Pokemon Flute, since you keep reviving your opponent's
babies and killing them. ;x Erika's Perfume can also work with
Umbreon to force your opponent to bench Babies from
his or her hand, especially after you had seen his or her hand via
Rocket's Sneak Attack (you cannot Lass and then play Erika's
Perfume, for obvious reasons =\). Umbreon has seen play in this
format and it was really effective. Its popularity dwindled as
time went by, maybe because Murkrow (a Basic Pokemon) does almost
the same thing with a cheaper attack. Umbreon is still a force to
be reckoned with in this format though.
Modified: Here it's not too bad either, although unfortunately,
many of the cards that combo with Umbreon are absent in this
format. Slowking, Pokemon Flute and Erika's Perfume are all out of
the equation. Again Noctowl is a (not as good) replacement for the
Slowking. Again the Chain Reaction Eevee is absent. :( You might
try to use other Pokemon with Umbreon and Noctowl that do a
similar thing to Pokemon Flute or Erika's Perfume (Dark Ursaring's
Provoke, Dark Houndoom's Eerie Howl, Dark Haunter's Call Back, and
others). I think, however, that having 3 Stage One's in a single
deck is too much. Also, having too many Pokemon with Noctowl
limits your bench to place more Noctowls in it. =\ So basically,
it's not too bad here, but it's not as effective as in Unlimited.
Draft: Again this is a bad card to draft for the same reasons I
mentioned for the other Umbreon. Yeah, it has a colorless attack,
but you don't usually grab a rare HOLO card just to do 20, after
risking your Basic Pokemon (Eevee) to be slaughtered by a Tyrogue.
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