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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Latias ex δ

EX Dragon Frontiers

 

Date Reviewed: 10.20.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1
Modified: 3.6
Limited: 3.8

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


William
Hung
My reviews and ratings are for Modified only.

Latias ex from Dragon Frontiers

Modified 4.5/5 - Great card, great Poke-Power. You could use Poke-Power Fellow Boost to charge up Latios delta (the one that does 80 damage, for 1 Lightning, 1 Metal, and 1 Colorless), and follow that up with a Holon's Castform for a 2nd turn 80. You could also "Tech" in 1 Latios delta that stops Poke-Bodies from Evolved Pokemon.

Limited 4/5 - Discarding 2 Energies is a significant cost, and in mid to late game, you probably don't have time to Fellow Boost. Nevertheless, it is a good card that if you get it, you'll try to build your deck with this Pokemon and others.
 

Toon Master Today’s Card of the Day is a very interesting card that could be seeing some play in the modified format. Of course I am talking about no other than Latias ex Delta from the new EX: Dragon Frontiers set which will be released in early November.

Latias ex d - Fire - HP100
Basic

Poke-Power: Fellow Boost
Once during your turn you may use this Power. Using this Power ends your turn. Attach
a Basic Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Latias, Latios, Latias ex, or Latios
ex in play. This Power can't be used if Latias ex is affected by a Special Condition.

[R][R][C] Power Crush: 90 damage. If the Defending Pokemon's HP is reduced to 0 by
this attack, discard 2 Fire Energy attached to Latias ex.

Weakness: Psychic
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Well, at first sight this card may not seem like that big of a threat, but of course nothing is that obvious in Pokemon! 100 HP for a basic Pokemon-ex is about average. Its poke-power can be quite helpful early game but will most likely fail to do much late game when your opponent is setup, UNLESS you protect yourself! Thank god fossils and Holon Circles were made! An interesting combo with this card is to use Fellow Boost and hide behind a fossil or Holon Circle so you don’t get hurt during the next turn! Let’s not forget about Latias ex’s attack. 90 damage for 2 fire and a colorless is pretty much off da chain, but of course the drawback is that if you happen to knock out the defending Pokemon with the attack then you lose 2 energies. Of course that is where Latias’s power becomes extremely useful cause losing 2 energy is never a pretty sight, BUT in one turn you can attach all the energy back and next turn attack again. Psychic weakness could hurt a lot cause we all know that Banette is quite popular. Two Retreat isn’t that awesome either, BUT luckily we have a bunch of other Latios ex and the other Latis that will come to your rescue. And THAT ladies and gentlemen is what makes this much more than a mediocre card. Hey! If Lunasol worked so well why can’t Latias/ex/Latios/ex work! I think that combined with the Lati@as’ from Holon Phantoms and Latios ex d could become a very ferocious deck.

Now time for what y’all are all going to jump to see anyway . . . The ratings!

Unlimited 1/5

Aside from Plume ex there aren’t any real exs that succeed. This card won’t impact unlimited at all. I guess if you really wanted to make a beatdown deck with this guy you could, but not worth the time.

Modified 3.5/5

MUCH better here. With the Holon Phantom Lati family you can shut down all those annoying poke-bodies AND this card proves to be an outstanding attacker and of course the speed of the whole Lati family is OFF DA CHAIN cause ALL of em can be searched with Holon Mentor. Expect to see a deck that ATTEMPTS to abuse the Latis. Only time will tell though. I would give this a 4, BUT the metagame is so diverse right now that it is VERY hard to tell what will become good next format.

Limited 3/5

Not bad here, but not outstanding. 100 HP will usually last a lot longer in limited, BUT it is an ex AND 2 energy is gonna hurt BUT once again it’s not that bad of a pick if you are running a pretty good amount of fire energy.
 

Computer Guy
The 4th card from Ex Dragon Frontier, Typhlosion.

This is a very nice looking card. Stage 2, 100HP, psychic type, weakness to water, and one retreat cost. Shady Move is the same Power on Banette ex. Banette's a better choice because it's way easier to get it out. Burning Ball is a decent attack that gets a boost with some fire energies.

Unlimited: 1/5
Modified: 2/5
Limited: 4/5
 
Kempley05 Latias ex d

Probably one of my favourite cards in Dragon Frontiers. To me this card has great potential to for a straight Latias/Latios deck - T1 attach energy, use Latas ex's power to attach another, turn 2 you can hit for 90 damage or generally use a variety of attacks. Strategies that over run and disrupt your opponents start in the early stages of the game have a good great record over the past couple of years. Possibly you could add in cards like Latios/Latias from ds, and maybe Laitos/Latias from hp to get rid of evolved bodies. This concept has already seen success in Japan and I would expect it to be used here.

Unlimited 1/5
Modified 4/5 - This may be a little high but I do suspect this will se some strong competitve play, however the combos are somewhat limited.
Limited 4/5 - High HP and high damage Basics in Limited are musts IMO
 
Espeon Latias ex d - Fire - HP100
Basic

Poke-Power: Fellow Boost
Once during your turn you may use this Power. Using this Power ends your turn. Attach a Basic Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Latias, Latios, Latias ex, or Latios ex in play. This Power can't be used if Latias ex is affected by a Special Condition.

[R][R][C] Power Crush: 90 damage. If the Defending Pokemon's HP is reduced to 0 by this attack, discard 2 Fire Energy attached to Latias ex.

Weakness: Psychic
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Unlimited: 1/5
Power is way too slow for unlimited and it will have to discard 2 energy most of the time attacking Pokemon with very low hp, also making it vulnerable to Energy Removal.

Modified: 4/5
The power is a pretty watered down version of Swampert ex's power. The attack is well valued at 3 for 90 and most of the time, it won't have to discard energy on the first hit because most Pokemon played in this format have over 90 hp. Comboed with Latios ex d, Latias can retreat and let Latios do the finishing blow, without discarding energy. 150 damage should ko almost anything. It'll be interesting to see how far this deck can go.

Limited: 4/5
Big basic Pokemon. Even if its discarding 2 energy, it can still grab a few prizes.
 


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