03/13/2018 by Caleb Gedemer
Overall, Zoroark-GX / Golisopod-GX is the best deck in the Standard format. It’s so consistent and while it doesn’t have an extremely high-power ceiling, it has the room to play a variety of techs to better prepare for specific matchups. My favorite of these techs at the moment is Counter Energy along with type-specific tech attackers of your choosing. My friend and teammate, Brett Stratton, just finished second at a Latin American Regionals playing the best list for the deck right now. Zoroark-GX is obviously amazing on its own, but the efficiency of attacking with Golisopod-GX makes one of the best partners for the card in the format right now.
Adding counters and Counter Energy to this deck makes it overwhelming for most decks. If a deck was lucky in the past, it would either counter Golisopod-GX or Zoroark-GX, but not always both of them. Now, with Counter Energy, there’s almost no way to work around all of the missing pieces that the deck brings to the table. That said, there isn’t much out there that serves as a reasonable counter to Zoroark-GX / Golisopod-GX with Counter Energy and its consistency is unrivaled in the Standard format.
If you’re looking for a solid deck to grind games out with, this deck is for you. It’s fairly straightforward and easy to pick up. I think this is the best play for any Standard format tournament right now, so it’s worth taking a closer look at; Charlotte, North Carolina Regionals is approaching fast! It’s time to start exploring the Standard format again and that’s what I’m here to talk about today. Let’s go!
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