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EX Crystal Guardians

Date Reviewed: 10.13.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2
Modified: 3.37
Limited: 4

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

My reviews are ratings are for Modified only.


Modified 3/5 - I think this is a good Supporter to run if you run Cessation Crystal. Since there isn't many options to mess up your hand (besides Vaporeon ex), this card should do its job against a majority of decks.

However, I think 2-3 would suffice. I really haven't had a chance to do serious playtesting with this card yet, and I will discuss some of the results once I'm done - hopefully before the end of this month.

Computer Guy Castaway from Ex Crystal Guardians.

If you play a lot of Pokemon Tools in a deck with basic energies then Castaway is a must have in the deck. A good deck for Castaway is the Kingler/Mawile deck.

Unlimited: 2/5
Modified: 4/5
Limited: 4.5/5
Kempley05 Castaway - Crystal Guardians

In my opinion, this card is highly underrated. The ability to know that in one card you could search for a cessation crystal or other tool, and energy and another supporter for next turn is pretty decent. It’s a very nice get out of jail card in tricky situations. So far, the only deck that it works realy well in though is Lunarock, where it can allow you the option to search for those crucial late game energies, roots or mentors

Unlimited 1/5

Modified 2.5/5 I personally like the cards technical attributes, however, theres a very small number of decks that are tool heavy, play basic energy, and have key supporter other than Lunarock. Decent, but try and make sure that your using this card to its full potential.

Limited 3.5/5 any selective search and deck manipulation is good here, even if it’s just to search for an energy.

The Red Rose
Hello again closing out this weeks reviews is the supporter card castaway....

Unlimited: This is a good card being able to search for a supporter a poketool and a basic energy is a damn good thing using this card can possibly get you out of a really tough situation.3/5

Modified: Alot of good supporters in this format and some pretty damn good poketools to fetch and the addition of a energy is just even better.....Scott is a very similar card depending on the situation.....but being able to search for three different cards is potentially better. 4/5

Limited: Very good a supporter that gets you supporters poketools and energies....4/5

I tried to go on like I never knew you
I'm awake but my world is half asleep
I pray for this heart to be unbroken
but without you all I'm going to be is

The Red Rose....Entering The Battlefield

~Espeon Castaway
Trainer [Supporter]
You can play only one Supporter card each turn. When you play this card, put it next to your Active Pokémon. When your turn ends, discard this card.

Search your deck for a Supporter card, a Pokémon Tool card, and a basic Energy card. Show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand.
Shuffle your deck afterward.

Unlimited: 1/5
There are better trainers to play. Supporters are rarely worth the effort.

Modified: 3.5/5
It's kind of like Scott, but if won't come in useful as much as Scott is in
most decks. Scott can be used as an instant counter to a troublesome stadium that your opponent might have just played, while Castaway can't. It can grab an energy but Holon Lass does that much, much better. The biggest use for it would be to grab Cessation Crystal for certain decks. Decks such as Raieggs
and Kingler d variants could definitely use something that can pull the CC
from their decks, and this card does make Cessation Crystal decks alot
faster and deadlier.

Limited: 5/5
It grabs 3 cards, including an energy, and thins your deck. If you pull
these in a draft, play them.

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