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Tuesday - Oracle
Oracle is a great card. Searching your deck allowing you to pick
two cards and put them on top of your deck is nice. Combine with
Bill, and it's essentially a double computer search.
Depending on the deck, this card is beyond great. I haven't
chance to use any yet, but I think this is a #2 supporter, right
Copycat. It's even better than Fan Club. If you wanna go 4 Elm 4
Oracle 4 Bill, that's an even better draw system than 4 Elm 4
Copycat. So definitely a nice card.
Unlimited - 2.5/5
Modified - 4.5/5
Draft - 5/5
Again, like Desert Shaman, Oracle
seems to be a card name for a card game other than Pokemon, but
let's not get much into that. It is a Supporter which lets you
choose any two cards from your deck and put them at the top of
your deck in any order you like. Similar to Backwash, if you
allow, although having never Backwashed in my life, I can't be
sure if I'm correct about this.
Of course, its obvious combo is with
Bill. You Oracle and Bill, and you've effectively just used
Computer Search twice, without discarding any cards from your
hand (well, except Oracle and Bill), at the (minor) price of not
being allowed to play any more Supporters during that turn. If
you manage to get Oracle and Bill in the same hand, it's totally
broken. Oracle has made Pokemon Breeder much more playable in
Modified now, because you can get both Pokemon Breeder and the
Stage 2 you need via Oracle and Bill, and evolve in the second
turn. That's very useful in decks such as Politoed, where
effectively, you can evolve it turn 2 and use its first attack
to pump it up immediately.
However, I do believe that the
Oracle + Bill combo should only be limited to certain decks. I
think it is best with Skyridge Politoed and maybe Expedition
Vileplume, i.e. in decks that have Stage 2 Pokemon that can
attack turn 2. Another usage might be if you desperately need to
get some Special Energy cards in your hand, although Aquapolis
Furret is usually better in that regard.
Unlimited: I think Oracle here is
not very good. Although in Unlimited, it can not only combo with
Bill, but also with Professor Oak (where the first two cards you
get will be the two cards you put on top of the deck via
Oracle), two-card Trainer combos can be easily defeated by Chaos
Gym or Slowking. And you DO need to be sure you have an Oak or
Bill in your hand before playing Oracle, because if you play
Oracle only, your opponent can force you to shuffle your deck
during his or her turn (via Lass, Rocket's Sneak Attack, The
Rocket's Trap, etc.), rendering your previous Oracle useless.
So, in short, using Oracle in this format is asking for trouble.
Modified: Here, of course, it's
good, although you have no good way of ensuring you get both
Oracle and Bill in your hand at once. But even if you get only
Oracle in your hand, you get the cards you need in two turns,
unless your opponent forces you to shuffle your deck (via
Noctowl or Skyridge Crobat or a similar card). I suggest if
you're playing Oracle/Bill, you don't Bill unnecessarily (i.e.
without playing Oracle beforehand), because it will limit the
usage of Oracle. Of course, in spite of all these difficulties,
you simply cannot say that Oracle is bad here. Far from it.
Draft: I hope you're smart enough to
draft this if you get it in your booster. Your opponents won't
pass it to you if they draft it, unless they've seen another
card that's really useful in their deck. It's too good, even
without Bill. So draft it, and grin, and win.
The Poke`mon Master 1110
This card is actually very nice. It's
main use is with a little card known as Bill. People seem to
disagree on the usefulness of Bill. Sure it's only 2 cards, but
it is card advantage, and I can't tell you how many times a Bill
has bailed me out. I got an energy I needed to attack, a pokemon
to Evolve, a Gold Berry so my active would survive a while longer,
or an Elm to get a new hand. Bill really does work. And he is
BROKEN combo'ed with this card. Put any two you want on top of
your deck, then Bill to get them. BAM!! Double Computer Search,
no discarding. It's good, don't tell me it's not good.
Unlimited: OK, so it isn't great
here, but hey, it's not that bad. 2/5
Modified: Awesome. With Bill, you
can get what you want more reliably than with any other cards.
Since it is two cards you need at the same time, it is less than
Limited: Set up to where your next
two draws will be what you need. Absolutely broken, as you can
get the stage 1 and 2 of that evolution line you drafted. 5/5
The Bottom Line: 3.75/5
go, The review of the Oracle - the best card in Skyridge.
This card, when combined with Bill, gives a double computer
search, find any two cards, put them to the top of your deck, then
bill to get them into your hand
or, oracle two fire energy to the top of your deck, and howl,
guaranteeing 2 energy, plenty more combos
This card should be banned in team, way too powerful. Oracle for
your partner, then let him pick whatever card he wants! too
Still a waste in unlimited, computer search is better, as is item
finder, oak, and the old standbys. No need for a 2 card combo
here, but not many supporters are used here, so it might be useful
just before an oak
Modified - 4/5 (not a supporter would have made it 5)\
Team 5/5 the BEST card in this envio
Limited - Draft - 5/5 - not many better cards in Skyridge! (none
by my count)
taking a little time off to finalize my summer plans and
graduation, college classes, and all kinds of personal life junk,
I'm bizzack with some more mizing CotD's. We're actually looking
at some really sweet cards this week, so stay tuned for some
quality reviewing from the CotD staffers and I. Alrighty then,
down to business, today we're looking at Oracle. But before I can
go crazy and really evaluate this beast, we need to check out the
vitals of course...
Trainer- Supporter "You can only play one Supporter per turn,
place the Supporter next to your Active Pokemon then discard at
the end of your turn."
Choose two cards from your deck from your deck then shuffle your
deck. Place the chosen cards on top of your deck in any order.
Alright here we go. Oracle has been compared to "New Age Computer
Search" or something like that. And I'll have to admit, at first I
was in absolute awe. I mean, set any two cards on the top of your
deck and it's like NICE. What card lets me draw two cards? Hmm...OOOH
BILL does. So obviously you combo this card with Bill, Mary,
Bill's Teleporter, and Lucky Stadium to let you draw cards, thus
drawing the cards you searched for. Now this is a decent card. But
since it's a Supporter, I don't see this card replacing Copycat in
any way. Copycat is just way too good to replace with Oracle. And
as good as Oracle is, you have to have the Bill or Mary before you
Oracle, because Elming not only shuffles the deck, but ends
Trainer usage, and Copycat counts as your Supporter for the turn.
So if you run Oracle you need to run 3-4 Bill and 3-4 Mary for
consistent combo effectiveness. In Unlimited, don't bother at all
with this card. Because well...erhem...Computer Search. =/ I mean
seriously. I really don't like this card at all in Unlimited. Just
stick with the good ole fashioned GOOD cards that have worked for
years. In Modified, I really don't like this card either to be
honest. I mean it seems cool, but it's not. It shuts down your
drawing for a turn unless you have the Bill/Mary handy to draw the
two cards. And even then, it HAS to work as a combo-card which
isn't always good in Modified. Lowering the consistency
factor...*mumbles more on his theories* and such. In short, when
you go for Trainers, especially drawing Trainers, ALWAYS go for
the sure things. The things that you KNOW work because a lot of
the "newer age" drawing cards just don't have the umph to really
build your drawing engines around.
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reading and keep coming back, good stuff later this week...
Here's a nice new supporter card. Like a computer search in
modified. What? A computer search in modified!!?? That must be one
good card... Not ***IMO***. Sure, it lets you look for two cards
in your deck and put them in any order. So you have to wait 2
turns to get both of them, which slows you down from getting new
cards stuck in your deck. A solution to this problem was the 2
card combo, Oracle + Bill. But this also gave more problems. In
order for this to work, you would need to max out on Bills and
Oracles. That would be a total waste of deck space. With 8 cards
slots, several search cards could have taken its place. Or better
yet, 8 more drawing engines. Oracle would waste a supporter for a
turn. Searching for trainers card is pointless since it could be
easily be obtained with more drawing power. Searching for energy
or pokemon is also pointless, since you have many many many many
cards that could do so. I could go on, but that would qualify this
as an article, rather than a review.
Unlimited- Computer Search basically makes this card pointless.
Modified- It may seem
good, but just compare it to all the draw and search cards that
could have taken its place. If a deck is structured properly, you
wouldn't need oracle. 1.25/5
Draft- This is the exception. You don't have the opportunity to
have drawing and searching cards like in the other formats. In
this format, oracle will give you the upper hand. It'll give you a
HUGE advantage. Just make sure no one disrupts you by making you
shuffle your deck some how. 4/5
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