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Jose Marrero

"Full Retaliation" - Revisiting Gyarados in Expanded

Jose examines Gyarados in the Expanded format.

01/04/2019 by Jose Marrero



What's going on, 60cards readers?! I'm back again with another article — this time revisiting Gyarados ANO 21 in the Expanded format as I feel it can still be a strong deck in the current Expanded format should you hit the right matchups. So for this next article, I'll be examing the deck as a whole. Next, I'll be talking about more options that you can play in the deck depending on your playstyle or what techs you may want to add. Finally, I'll then transition into some of the deck's matchups and go over those. I've actually been a fan of Gyarados ANO 21 for some time now as some of you may already know. In the past, I've had some solid success with the deck.

Some notable finishes with the deck that I've done are placing in Top 8 of the 2017 ARG Invitational and bubbling 9th at the 2017 Anaheim Regional Championships. The deck is a ton of fun to play and is definitely a force to be reckoned with if not prepared. Right now I am sitting at 544 Championship Points which puts me ranked 8th in the US/Canada ranking zone. I'm very eager to finish up my invite soon. I can get it by placing in the finals of 1 League Cup since I already have 2 Top 4 placements. I have about four League Cups left before Dallas Regionals so I'm hoping to finish it before then but if not no big deal since I'll get it eventually.

With that said, let's take a look at my current list for Gyarados ANO 21.

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