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My Top Ten Cards from Cosmic Eclipse

Hello and welcome. Today, I'll be taking a look at my Top Ten cards from Cosmic Eclipse. These are the cards that I think look the most fun to play and that I'm most excited to start brewing with. Let's get started.


# 10

$ 0.00 $ 0.00

Bewear — 120 HP — [C]
Stage 1 — Evolves from Stufful

Ability: Carry and Run
As long as this Pokémon is on your Bench, your Active Pokémon’s Retreat Cost is [C][C] less.

[C][C][C] Lariat: 120
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

weakness: [F]×2
resistance:
retreat: 2

Bewear CEC 182 comes in at # 10 on my list simply due to its Carry and Run Ability. Being able to retreat for two Energy less can be the difference between giving up two or three prizes and giving up none. If you happen to have two copies of Bewear CEC 182 on your Bench, you'll be able to freely switch your Active Pokemon with any Pokemon on your Bench. The main thing holding this Pokemon back is that its Lariat attack isn't guaranteed to do any damage.


# 9

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Dusknoir — 160 HP — [P]
Stage 2 — Evolves from Dusclops

Ability: Grim Marking
If this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon and is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack, put 4 damage counters on your opponent’s Pokémon in any way you like.

[P] Psych Up: 60
During your next turn, this Pokémon’s Psych Up attack does 60 more damage (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

weakness: [D]×2
resistance: [F]-20
retreat: 3

I've included Dusknoir CEC 85 on my list at # 9 because Dusknoir CEC 85's Grim Marking Ability is like having a built in Spell Tag LOT 190. Since Dusknoir CEC 85 is a Psychic Type Pokemon, you can attach a Spell Tag LOT 190 to it so that you can deal a total of 8 damage counters to your opponent's Pokemon in any way you'd like. It also has a nice attack in Psych Up that deals 120 damage once you start attacking with it on consecutive turns.


# 8

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Blacephalon — 110 HP — [P]
Basic — Ultra Beast

[P][C] Fireworks Bomb
Put 4 damage counters on your opponent’s Pokémon in any way you like. If your opponent has exactly 3 Prize cards remaining, put 12 damage counters on them instead.

weakness: [D]×2
resistance: [F]-20
retreat: 2

My # 8 card from Cosmic Eclipse is Blacephalon CEC 104. Being able to place damage counters on any of your opponent's Pokemon can make taking Prize cards a breeze. With Blacephalon CEC 104's Fireworks Bomb attack, none of your opponent's Pokemon will be safe. You get an added advantage of being able to place twelve damage counters if your opponent has exactly three Prize cards remaining. In a deck dedicated to spreading out damage counters, this advantage can be huge.


# 7

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Lycanroc — 120 HP — [F]
Stage 1 — Evolves from Rockruff

Ability: Boiling Blood
If your opponent has any Pokémon-GX or Pokémon-EX in play, this Pokémon’s attacks cost [C][C][C] less.

[C][C][C] Voltage Claw: 60+
If your opponent’s Active Pokémon has any Special Energy attached to it, this attack does 70 more damage.

weakness: [G]×2
resistance:
retreat: 2

I've mentioned before in my Top Ten listings how much I love getting something for free. That's exactly why I have Lycanroc CEC 124 at my # 7 pick. While it is possible to face a deck that features no Pokemon-GX in it, it's fairly unlikely. That means, against a majority of decks, you'll likely be able to use Lycanroc CEC 124's Voltage Claw attack for free thanks to its Boiling Blood Ability. The usefulness of this will certainly go down as we transition from Pokemon-GX to Pokemon-V, but for now, you should get a decent amount of usage from this ability.


# 6

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Mimikyu — 70 HP — [P]
Basic

Ability: Shadow Box
Pokémon-GX that have any damage counters on them (both yours and your opponent’s) have no Abilities.

[C][C] Tail Trickery: 20
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s Active Pokémon is now Confused.

weakness:
resistance:
retreat: 1

Much like Lycanroc CEC 124, Mimikyu CEC 97 has an ability that is quite useful when your opponent is utilizing Pokemon-GX. Thanks to Shadow Box, Mimikyu CEC 97 will negate any Ability that a Pokemon-GX has if that Pokemon has any damage counters on it. While this does include your own Pokemon-GX, it's an ability you can build around so that it only hurts your opponent. As with Lycanroc CEC 124, you'll want to take advantage of this while you can, before more and more Pokemon-V enter the game.


# 5

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Blastoise & Piplup-GX — 270 HP — [W]
Basic — TAG TEAM

[W][W][C] Splash Maker: 150
You may attach up to 3 [W] Energy cards from your hand to your Pokémon in any way you like. If you do, heal 50 damage from those Pokémon for each card you attached to them in this way.

[W][W][C][+] Bubble Launcher-GX: 100+
Your opponent’s Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed. If this Pokémon has at least 3 extra [W] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), this attack does 150 more damage. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

TAG TEAM rule: When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

weakness: [G]×2
resistance:
retreat: 3

With the Splash Maker attack of Blastoise & Piplup-GX CEC 38, you're able to deal out 150 damage as well as powering up your team. The fact that attaching an Energy to a Pokemon will heal it of 50 damage is just an added bonus. Using this attack allows you to gain an advantage and get ahead on attaching Energy, which in turn should allow you to keep pressure on your opponent and win games faster.


# 4

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Venusaur & Snivy-GX — 270 HP — [G]
Basic — TAG TEAM

Ability: Shining Vine
Once during your turn, if this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon, when you attach a [G] Energy card from your hand to it, you may switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon with their Active Pokémon.

[G][C][C][C] Forest Dump: 160

[C][C][C][+] Solar Plant-GX
This attack does 50 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokémon. If this Pokémon has at least 2 extra Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), heal all damage from all of your Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

TAG TEAM rule: When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

weakness: [R]×2
resistance:
retreat: 3

Being able to switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with your choice of one from the Bench can allow you to pick off weaker Pokemon or set up attacks that will get a bonus thanks to Weakness. Venusaur & Snivy-GX CEC 1 have the Shining Vine Ability, allowing you to do just that, turn after turn, as long as you continue attaching Grass Energy 1 from your hand to it. Doing so allows you to dictate the speed of battle as well as forcing your opponent to spend resources to take control of things again.


# 3

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Silvally-GX — 210 HP — [C]
Stage 1 — Evolves from Type: Null

Ability: Disk Reload
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand.

[C][C] Brave Buddies: 50+
If you played a Supporter card from your hand during this turn, this attack does 70 more damage.

[C][C] Silver Knight-GX
If your opponent’s Active Pokémon is an Ultra Beast, it is Knocked Out. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

Pokémon-GX rule: When your Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

weakness: [F]×2
resistance:
retreat: 2

Drawing more cards than your opponent usually results in you winning the game. With Silvally-GX CEC 184's Disk Reload Ability, you'll be able to continually draw additional cards, as long as you're able to play a fair amount of cards on each of your turns. Also, thanks to Disk Reload, you should be able to regularly deal 120 damage when you attack with the Brave Buddies attack. In addition, if your opponent happens to be playing any Ultra Beasts, you'll easily be able to attack with the Silver Knight-GX attack since it only requires two Energy to use.


# 2

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Charizard & Braixen-GX — 270 HP — [R]
Basic — TAG TEAM

[R][R][R][C] Brilliant Flare: 180
You may search your deck for up to 3 cards and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[R][+] Crimson Flame Pillar-GX
Attach 5 basic Energy cards from your discard pile to your Pokémon in any way you like. If this Pokémon has at least 1 extra Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), your opponent’s Active Pokémon is now Burned and Confused. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

TAG TEAM rule: When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

weakness: [W]×2
resistance:
retreat: 3

My # 2 pick is Charizard & Braixen-GX CEC 22. While its Brilliant Flare attack requires a lot of Energy to use, with cards like Welder UNB 189 in Standard, using it shouldn't be all that difficult. The fact that Brilliant Flare does 180 damage as well as allowing you to find any three cards from your deck makes this attack one of, if not the most powerful attack in the game today.


# 1

$ 0.00 $ 0.00

Phione — 70 HP — [W]
Basic

Ability: Whirlpool Suction
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokémon is on your Bench, you may have your opponent switch their Active Pokémon with 1 of their Benched Pokémon. If you do, discard all cards attached to this Pokémon and put it on the bottom of your deck.

[W] Rain Splash: 10

weakness: [G]×2
resistance:
retreat: 1

My top Pokemon from Cosmic Eclipse might not be the most powerful, but it has the potential to be the most devastating to play against. Phione CEC 57 has the Whirlpool Suction Ability that can be used to force your opponent to switch their Active Pokemon with one from their Bench. Using this Ability requires you to discard all cards attached to Phione CEC 57 and then put Phione CEC 57 on the bottom of your deck. With all of the ways to shuffle your deck, as well as the ability to have four copies of Phione CEC 57 in your deck, you'll likely be able to find another copy of Phione CEC 57 pretty quickly, so you can continue to mess with your opponent's plans by forcing them to switch their Pokemon. I enjoy games where I can force my opponent into making difficult decisions, so I'm looking forward to brewing up a deck that can take advantage of Phione CEC 57.


Wrapping Up

There you have it, my top ten cards from Cosmic Eclipse. These are the cards that I'm most looking forward to playing. Not all of these cards may see tournament play, but some of them have the potential to. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on my list as well as what cards you like most from this upcoming set. Let me know by leaving a comment below or you can email me directly at mikelikesmtg@gmail.com. And be sure to join me here again as I continue my search for innovative decks in my Searching Standard series. I'll see you then!

— Mike Likes
 


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