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Jose Marrero

2 Strong Plays for Sao Paulo and my Top 12 Forbidden Light Favorites

Jose discusses two strong plays for the upcoming Sao Paulo Brazil International Championships this weekend as well as goes over his top 12 favorites from the new set, Forbidden Light.

04/25/2018 by Jose Marrero



Hola 60cards readers! I'm back again with yet another article. The Brazilian International Championships is this weekend and I'm sure players are eagerly testing for it'll soon to be a phenomenal event. Because of this I'll be examining two strong plays for this weekend then briefly give my top 12 Forbidden Light favorites. First, I'll start off with a deck that's been seeing more success recently, Lucario-GX/Zoroark-GX. Next, I'll transition into a deck that hasn't had the most success but I personally think can stand up with the best decks in the format, Dusk Mane Necrozma-GX/Magnezone. Lastly, as I mentioned I'll then get into my top 12 favorites from the new set Forbidden Light. I believe this new set has a lot of potential and makes current and new decks stronger moving forward.

With that said, let's take a look at Lucario-GX/Zoroark-GX.


4-4  Zoroark GX (SLG; 53)

Most decks in standard these days are running a maxed count of Zoroark-GX to maximize draw consistency. Riotous Beating and its Trade ability make Zoroark-GX one of the best cards to ever be printed without a question. 

3-2  Lucario GX (BW; 100)

Aura Strike is what makes Lucario-GX so much of a threat in the meta, especially against other Zoroark-GX decks. Aura Strike does 30 base damage and adds an additional 90 if you evolved into Lucario-GX that turn for just a single Fighting Energy mind you. Cyclone Kick can eventually threaten big KOs if not dealt with. Its GX attack, Cantankerous Beatdown GX can be annoying if you are unable to one hit KO Lucario-GX because otherwise, it will threaten a one-hit KO on you given that it does 30 damage for each damage counter on Lucario-GX for just a single Double Colorless Energy.

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