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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Cursed Stone

EX Legend Maker

 

Date Reviewed: 02.13.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 3.5
Modified: 4
Limited: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.


Otaku

Name   : Cursed Stone

Set       : EX Legend Maker

Card#   : 72/92

Rarity   : Uncommon

Type    : Trainer

Sub-type: Stadium

Effect Text: This card stays in play when you play it.  Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play.  If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.  At any time between turns, each player places 1 damage counter on his or her Pokémon that has a Poké-Power.

 

As my computer was malfunctioning lately, this CotD is running late.  Stadiums are fairly straight forward, so I’ll forgo my normal headings in this section.

 

Cursed Stone is a new Stadium that has Liability fans thrilled, amongst others.  At the moment, quite a few Poké-Power are used in Modified, and this card will, at the very least, act as a “Super Strength Charm” if used against them; tacking on 1 more damage counter between turns before being discarded next turn by an opponent’s action.  And if they can’t get rid of it, it just builds more advantage.

 

For those who don’t remember, Liability is an attack on EX Deoxys Weezing that requires a single Energy of any type to use.  It places damage counters on the Defending Pokémon until it has 10 HP left, then does 70 damage to Weezing itself (usually resulting in a self-inflicted KO).  Weezing is usually combined with some other effect that places that last damage counter, resulting in a double KO.  Liability decks then have other means of capitalizing on the situation.  Between this and Desert Ruins, there are actually quite a few potential victims of an easy Weezing-based OHKO.  Actual Liability decks will probably include at least one copy (even if it damages some of the Pokémon in the deck itself, Liability Decks are used to dealing with this problem).  Although less likely, I can even see the decks run a split of this and Desert Ruins combined with 3 EX Deoxys Weezing and one EX Delta Species Weezing… making it so that only non-Pokémon-ex and Pokémon without Poké-Bodies or Poké-Powers are safe from an quick and easy OHKO.  And that is before whatever is backing the Weezing.

 

Outside of such decks, any deck with very few or no Poké-Powers should strongly consider this card.  For such decks, this is now the default Stadium.

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited         : 3.5/5 – There are some really great Stadiums in this format and this has joined them.  Wonderful for Vileplume ex and in general just nice to punish a bench full of Slowking: even if they discard it right away, that’s probably a total of 30 damage from a single Trainer. If you can keep dropping them… it could be lethal.  Of course, the trick is getting it down without Mind Games stopping it.

 

Modified          : 4/5 – We really needed this: Poké-Powers were threatening to get out of hand again, and Pidgeot and Magcargo are in far too many decks as is.  This probably won’t keep people from playing those cards, but it will give you a way to punish them for it.

 

Limited                        : 4/5 – Assuming you don’t have to choose between running it and running several good Pokémon with Poké-Powers yourself, it will otherwise be a potential bomb to drop on the opposition.  I myself pulled 3 different Stadiums at a pre-Release this weekend… but none were Cursed Stone.  Even though there are a lot of Poké-Bodies in this set, there are still Poké-Powers as well, and you have a good chance of getting a prize out of it.

 

-Otaku

 

Kevin89
Cursed Stone

Unlimited:
Well, I guess it's pretty good here, in my area nobody plays stadiums yet (because they don't really have to counter one), though muk/slowking/stoise/other things are commonly seen.
with this card those bench-sitting things won't last too long ;)
3/5

Modified:
I really like this card! I mean, just look at some of the top decks; metanite, ludicargo, dragtrode. Cursed shrine does 10 damage between turns to almost all of their main hitters, also, cursed shrine greatly increases the probability of a T2 jirachi KO.
Almost all decks seen here use either Magcargo or Pidgeot, cursed shrine punishes almost every deck in my area for playing poke-powers!
just awesome.
4.5/5

Limited:
well, most cards you see here either have a React-body or no power/body at all. of course there are some baby pokemon here, but only magby is decent, and those decks play full flame. this isn't really useful in this set simply because there are about 5 non-foil pokemon in this set which have poke-powers.
2/5
 


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