Best Decks in Standard Format


#41

There was a Mienshao deck in the netherlands in some sort of standard regional that managed to get 2nd in a field of nothing but lock decks. If you run enough energy disruption its possible to deal with lock decks and tough it out still


#42

Move lucario bats up, it’s actually good in standard, also since your including brt add Noctowl/plume/eeveelutions to the list as their 2 or 3


#43

It is. Only concern is resource management, but you can easily run Bunnelby for that.


#44

Been testing M Manectric / M Mewtwo Y

It is awesome.
While you may be thinking Giratina, if the Giratina is actually attacking it needs four energies so if the M Mewtwo Y can attack it can get a OHKO with Hex Maniac.


#45

2 megas seems really clunky.


#46

I rather like that idea. Not that I will be trying it anytime soon.
2 megas SOUNDS clunky, but I was able to get M-Manectric/P-Kyogre to work during spring regionals. So this is a similar concept: use Manectric to power up another powerful Mega.


#47

Define “got it to work”.


#48

What do you mean “got it to work.” Did you go X-0-2 with it? Did you manage to break even? There’s a wide spectrum of getting something to work, and achieving a winning record isn’t a clear demonstration of this by any stretch of the imagination. Megas are faster stage twos in the sense that you need 3 cards in the right order. For example: To get Vileplume out, you first need Oddish, then Gloom, then Vileplume. To get M Rayquaza EX out, you need Rayquaza-EX, then Rayquaza Sprit Link, then M Rayquaza-EX. Doing that twice, without evolution acceleration is extremely clunky, and a 4-3 record doesn’t “make something work.”


#49

It does sound interesting but I don’t know much about the deck. I’ll test it and see what I think. For now I’ll put it at tier 2. I may or may not move it up later.


#50

What about any kind of Decks with Zoroark?? Also, Primal G cant be Tier 3, IT IS ONE OF THE BDIFs imo, well, at least better than Camerupt. I think it is great. I am still trying to get a good consistent list going but it is coming along, especially w/ BTH


#51

Marowak BREAK and Mega Glalie should be removed from the list. Both are extremely situational decks with massive flaws that prevent them from being played to any success.


#52

I just removed the BDIFs entirely just because all the top tier decks can be BDIF.


#53

Legitimately not that clunky. As someone who played against M-Manectric/M-Rayquaza [N], it’s not that bad so long as one of them is M-Manectric and the other at least partially shares the energy and has decent draw/acceleration support and is decently bulky. However, the deck was dropped as it had poor Donphan and LandoBats matchups.


#54

Not confirmed yet. Giratina laughs in your face and you need focus sash to deal with Vespiquen or else you are dead.


#55

Rayquaza ROS and Mega Turbo are far more consistent than Manectric. Any situation where you describe Manectric powering up a mega, mega turbo is infinitely better.


#56

It used all three, that was why it worked.


#57

That sounds extremely unnecessary and far ore clunky than just playing Mega Turbo and Reshiram, instead of trying to fit in all three.


#58

Manectric/Kyogre got me my two performances closest to Top Cut. And I have never made Cut at a sanctioned event.
I’d say I got it to work because I got that close to cut. I played it for 2 spring regionals. In the first one, I started 3-0-1, in the second one, I started 3-1.
Now here is were the clunkyness comes in:
In the 3-0-1 Regional, all I had to do, is win one more round out of the next two, but I was only able to get one more good GAME out of those 2 rounds. So I lost both rounds, thanks to bad prize cards. 3-2-1
Some examples of bad prizing is having ALL basic Kyogre or ALL basic Manectric prized, unable to take any prizes without a whole line.
In the 3-1 tourney, I just had to maintain my record. But I couldn’t win another becasue ALL I played the rest of the day were Toad/Puff decks. I ended 3-3-1.
I was just about to quit the game becasue ALL the Toad/Puff decks going around. It was just going to get worse becasue if Toad/Shaymin… Then the ban occurred.
If you think 2 Megas in a deck are clunky, then don’t play one, and not worry if someone else does.


#59

Here’s the biggest issue I’m seeing. M Manectric and P Kyogre normally have great matchups against Toad in general. Manectric carries about a 75-25 and Kyogre carries a 65-35 against it. The fact that you created a poor matchup against toad proves that there’s something wrong. I have to ask, What were your reasons for playing both Manectric and Kyogre in the same deck?


#60

They were like my first two Megas lol. And I saw synergy with rough seas. I just really liked Manectric for powering up things, and at the same time, I really wanted to build Kyogre but couldnt get all the cards for it. So I just combined both.
I knew I had a good matchup against ANY Toad deck. But its not 100-0. I had like 70-30 but I may have fallen into that ‘30’ for the whole day.