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Salamence EX

Dragon Frontiers Preview

Date Reviewed: 10.25.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 3.00
Modified: 1.00
Limited: -

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

2006 World
Salamence is exactly what you'd expect from a Stage 2 ex Pokemon. Very high HP and decent Poke-Power.

Type Shift is useful considering some of the most popular Pokemon in the new modified format, including Metagross d, Scizor ex, Steelix ex have fire weaknesses.

However, both of its attacks are average and fall short of making Salamence ex playable.

One huge advantage of Salamence ex d is that its non ex version, Salamence d, is a strong card. Still, I see it having limited uses.

A weakness to colorless is really interesting now considering that Pidgeot (RG) has rotated, and reasons for people to play Crystal Shard have declined now that Rayquaza ex (DX) is no longer seeing play, and Dark Dragonite has rotated out. However, with the release of Castaway, it would be easy for decks to run 1 Crystal Shard if they wanted. Either way, a weakness to colorless is a good weakness to have in the new modified.

Modified: 3/5
Unlimited: 1/5

My name is Salamence
I got a special gift
I can change my color
With my Type Shift

Unlimited: Nope it’s weakness for Colorless makes it a snack
for our little pixie fairy yes I mean Clefable.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Well it’s not good but it’s not bad either, There are enough good Pokemon

that have Fire weakness. It’s power makes it vulnerable for Cursed Stone, Cessation Crystal

and Raichu. It’s attacks is average and the Weakness to Colorless means that Crystal Shard is a problem now that Cast away is out you can get it out quicker then before. You could counter the Crystal Shard with Windstorm but it doesn’t makes this card more playable.

Rating : 2.5/5

Limited: Could be nice I mean 160 HP and the ability to turn to fire when you need it, plus the Bench-hit ability makes it a nice card in Limited.

Rating : 3/5
Toon Master OK so today we are reviewing Sally ex.

Lets look at all the stats and whatnot:

160 HP for a stage 2 ex is pretty nice.

Type Shift can be OK if the defending pokemon is weak to fire.

I personally love ALL water type Pokemon but there is no dominant weakness floating around.

Claw Swipe is a fair 3 for 60. Mediocre for an ex.

Dual Stream is where it gets interesting. 4 for 80 is OK, BUT the ability to hit the bench AND the active can be pretty sweet at times. Especially when you like only need 10 to 40 HP to ko the defending, THEN you can just dish 40 to one of their bench.

Weakness to colorless is expected for a dragon, but not a horrible weakness.

DOUBLE resistance is off da chain! Fighting is usually a pretty dominant type and fire could be pretty good this format, so we will see how useful the double resistance really is.

2 Retreat Cost is once again expected for stage 2 ex.

NOW for the ratings

Unlimited 1/5

Don't bother. Too much time and effort to get it set up.

Modified 3.5/5

Really nice here! The ability to hit the bench and active is off da chain. It's stats are overall mediocre, so it makes for a pretty good card. We will eventually see if these even makes a mark on the format, but I think someone will try it.

Limited 4/5

If you get the other lines PLAY it. I highly doubt that many people will pull all 3, but if you get em then you can prolly base your deck around it. It should be able to leave its mark while on the field.

Till next time y'all
Peace Out Homies

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