Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Life Herb is a flippy card. I don't
like it. If anything I would rather use Potion.
Unlimited - Use Gold Berry or Focus Band. 1/5
Modified - This format is about OHKOs so healing doesn't do great
in this format. Anyway I'd rather use Potion. 1/5
Limited - A chance at healing your Pokemon is alright. 2/5
First, a quick little quote from an
old Lord Gothmog review. ...here I opened wide the door;
Tails-fails there and nothing more... Why this quote, I thought
his review of Team Rocket's Trap was pretty cool (check it out,
1-31-02) and this is a tails-fails trainer.
Unlimited- Why? Why would you play this? If I only say one thing
in my life, I say this. There are so many better choices, why
waste deck slot on a mediocre flip card? 1.25/5 here.
Modified- Slightly better, but still, there are better options.
Many of which do not require flips in the least. What can I say,
half the time it's great, half the time it's a wasted deck slot. I
don't like those odds. 1.75/5
Limited- The only place this is good. Odds your nobody else in
your pod is going to have one, so that gives you an edge right
there. Add if you make the flip, that is one huge edge. Maybe even
the edge you need to win the game, even the tourney. 50/50, I like
those odds in a draft match. 3.25/5 here.
Life Herb – This card would have
been so great without a flip its not even funny. But alas you get
the old flippy and this drops the rating of this card by 3 points.
Unlimited – No good here. Pokemon Center, Gold
Berry, you get the picture
Modified – I saw some people at Nationals
play this card but then again they didn’t make the Top 16 either.
Just a waste of a flip if it is tails. Switch and potion is much
better here than this.
Limited – This card has the best chance
here. Anytime there is little healing power in a set. Use it. A
lucky flip can give you a game win more easily in draft than the
modified format right now. 3/5
Life Herb... the 3 Potions and a Full
Flip a coin...
This tells you right there that the card sucks if the effect is
Removing 6 damage counters and all Special Conditions at first
But the more you tihnk about it, the worse it gets. First off, in
environment of OHKOs, theres usually not much to heal. Second, all
Conditions can be healed by the very flexible card, Switch. Then,
you need 2
Life Herbs to be pretty sure you can heal your Pokemon. The effect
is quite situational, and the flip makes it not worth it.
This card seems a tad useless in Unlimited, due to Slowking,
Sneasel, and the
I don't think it'll see play in this environment at all.
This is where this card is the best. With so many Special
Conditions in Hidden
Legends, like the Paralysis moves that all basics seem to have and
Double/Triple Poison, combined with the large number of fast, but
attackers like Dodrio and Pinsir, this card could actually reverse
situation from the jaws of defeat.
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