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 Charizard #11

- Flashfire

Date Reviewed:
June 10, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 2.25
Limited: 4.50

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

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Baby Mario
2010 UK National

Charizard EX #11 

Hello and welcome to the week on Pojo’s CotD. We are kicking it off with a look at one of the two Charizard EX from the latest Flashfire set. One (just about) made it in to our top 10 countdown . . . this one, not so much. 

Both Charizards are superficially similar cards with 180 HP, Water Weakness, and a retreat cost of two and #11 probably even has a superior first attack. In place of the overcosted and mediocre Wing Attack, today’s card has Stoke, which provides coin flip acceleration from the deck for a very low cost. This can be a pretty good way of powering up the Zard in the absence of Fiery Torch/Blacksmith, but the real difference-maker between the two cards is what they can do with their big Energy attacks. 

See, Charizard EX #12 has Combustion Blast, which does 150. Slap on a Muscle Band, and he can OHKO a lot of other EXs. Use him with Laser and Virbank, and he KO them all. Charizard #11, on the other hand only(!) does 120 with Fire Blast, and this means you need a Band and the Laser/Bank combo to take out another EX in one hit. That is a lot more difficult to achieve, and the difference between a one or two hit KO is so huge that choosing which Charizard to run isn’t really such a tough decision. 


Modified: 2.25 (gets some nice support in the set, but too mediocre to make best use of it).

Limited: 4.5 (good here. Power him up with Stoke and sweep) 

Intro to
Unlimited 150

Charizard EX 11
N/A (Banned in U150)

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