Monday, December 31, 2012

The top10 decks of the current format: Part 2!

Will Landorus EX live up to its hype
on my list?

Hi everyone!

It’s New Year’s Eve, so there is nothing better to do, but to list the remaining top5 decks of the current format. If the top10-top6 wasn’t surprising for you, I’m sure that the top5 will include some big surprises for everyone. The only thing that I think you won’t be surprised of is the number one (or who knows, maybe you are?!).

My Japan’s trip will be closing in, but I’ll hopefully be able to make at least one entry before going to Japan and then bring some really great information from Japan when I get back from the trip. I hope everyone has a great New Year – I’m sure I’ll have a blast as soon as I get this entry released!

Enjoy and remember to have good time!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The top10 decks of the current format: Part 1

Once upon a time BDIF

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holidays! However, now Christmas is over and New Year is closing in. New Year is always time for all kinds of lists. For the first time, I also decided to give a try for list-making. Today, I’ll be discussing the top10 decks of the current format – in my opinion. I’m never done anything like this, so I’m pretty excited how it will turn out and what you think about it!

I’m sure that everyone has their own point of view to the top decks of the current format, so I hope this creates discussion and that you let me know if you disagree with anything and maybe showcase your own list! I hope you enjoy.

When I made the list, I was very surprised how difficult it was to make. It seemed like I always missed some deck or that I wasn’t really sure about the order of the deck. However, in the end, I managed to do a list that I feel very comfortable presenting to you and that clearly reflects my opinion about the current format. Anyways, this is a two-part entry. This first entry will include the first half of the list while the other half will be released on upcoming Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from The Deck Out!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Just like last year, I want to wish every single one of you a great Christmas with a Christmas card of my own making. I hope this delights your Christmas and that everyone has the best Christmas and new year ever!

Click me to enlarge!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Landorus EX/Darkrai EX - Smashing through Cities


Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates last week, but my life i so hectic at the moment that I haven’t almost had time for even playing Pokémon TCG. However, as my Japanese trip is nearing, things will change after that. For now, let’s take a look at the deck analysis of today. The deck I will discuss today have done fairly well in CCs and in the beginning of CC-season, I thought it wouldn’t make much of an impact since Ether wasn’t released. Surprisingly though, the deck stand against the metagame decks and become a tier1 (or a tier2 at least).

In this entry, I’ll take a look at two kinds of Darkrai/Landorus builds: the standard build and the build I was going to play in Cities, but couldn’t, because I didn’t get my hands on Landorus EXs. At this point of the season it’s easy to say that Landorus EX is one of the most dominant forces in the metagame, so I hope this entry will help you to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of these builds.

First, the standard list.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Featured Writer: Axel Sonnleitner - Dusknoir.dec

Esa's favorite card from Boundaries Crossed!
Hi all!

I have exam week this week, so I won’t probably be able to write an article this week, but thankfully I got an article from The Deck Out’s 3rd featured writer – Axel Sonnleitner from Germany. I’m very happy that Axel was able to write for The Deck Out since he’s from Europe and I like to give chances to European players to show what they are really made of. I really enjoyed Axel’s article and I’m sure you do as well.

Anyways, I’ll let Axel introduce himself since I’m as new with him as you guys probably are. As always, feel free to ask any questions regarding the deck and I’m sure Axel is ready to answer them. Also, let me know what you thought about the article and if these occasional featured writers are a good idea (I think they are!)

Now, let’s enjoy Axel’s article!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hammertiming Regionals!

Stop! Hammertime!

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I played in a tournament. That’s right – played! It was my first tournament in a month so I was pretty excited! This is a tournament report from that tournament. I’ll have special treat for you guys later on this week as well, as I have my 3
rd featured writer ever make his debut in my blog!

I was pretty clueless on what to play since I don’t have any cards from Boundaries Crossed (it’s a joke you know). So, I was forced to play something good but old. And what is good and old? (Especially for me). Well, Hammertime of course! I wasn’t completely sold on if Hammertime was a good play, but since I couldn’t afford to a “better” deck (i.e. more expensive deck), I was just going to make most of what I could. And in the end the result were more than satisfying! I won’t spoil you with details, so let’s just start with the list.