"Regional Redux" – Recapping the Toronto Emergents


#1

This is the companion discussion topic for this article.


#2

Congrats on the second-place finish, that’s fantastic! Very well-deserved, what are your thoughts on Lurantis/Vileplume moving forward?


#3

I think it’ll be well-positioned in Standard as we get Lurantis SMPR to help its math; the difference between 40 and 60 can truly be incredible. In Expanded, it really depends what we see over the next few months, and I’m not sure I’m comfortable making a call yet. I do certainly think it will—rightly or wrongly—see play.


#4

What do you think of trevenant/vileplume. I’ve been testing and it has been incredible. Taking down Lapras Gx. M Mewtwo,
beaten vulcanion several timees as well as turbo dark.


#5

I think it’s pretty bad. Mathematically, it’s not likely that it will consistently hit for high damage output throughout a game, and it’s something that your opponent can inherently try to play around. That’s not generally the type of attack that does very well. Gengar SF had a number of things going for it that changed that calculus, but Trevenant definitely does not.


#6

true i had that happen after players played vs it a few times. Although it did amazing against lapras as they kept collecting.


#7

It seems unlikely that lapras will stay around with the new sylveon. Wouldn’t rely too much on those numbers.


#8

Lapras has grass weakness so there ya go.

Trevenant/Vileplume is decent, but it’s too fragile to sustain. Somewhat like VV from last year but without bunnelby/additional attackers

Also, @2CardCollectorQ is right. Sylveon is the new lapras and not only does it destroy Trev/Plume, it is super hyped right now.


#9

yes that is true i will probably switch to garbodor. I still like the idea of trevplume.