Tier 2 Darkrai-EX, Hydreigon DRX 97

Discussion in 'Competitive Deck Discussion' started by Serperior, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Serperior

    Serperior Well-Known Member

    Use this thread to discuss Darkrai EX and Hydreigon. The strategy is to set up Hydreigon and move energies around to use different attackers and heal off damage with Max Potion.

    [spoiler=Click Here for Decklist]
    okémon – 14
    4 Deino DRX 93
    3 Hydreigon DRX 97
    3 Darkrai EX
    2 Sableye DEX
    1 Virizion EX
    1 Absol PLF
    Trainers – 34
    4 Professor Juniper
    4 N
    2 Skyla
    1 Colress



    4 Silver Bangle
    3 Ultra Ball
    4 Rare Candy
    4 Dark Patch
    3 Pokemon Catcher
    3 Max Potion
    1 Tool Scrapper
    1 Computer Search



    Energy – 12
    8 Darkness
    4 Blend GRPD
    [/spoiler]
    Credit to Empoleon1107 for the decklist.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  2. indercarnive

    indercarnive Well-Known Member

    bangle? 170 with a hydreigon too good
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  3. blazechomp1

    blazechomp1 Active Member

    lol to even fit that in the deck....
  4. Empoleon1107

    Empoleon1107 The one and only Gangsta

    Not nearly enough space... also Serperior thanks for using me decklist, matey! Arr!:p #wishingforpirateemoticons
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  5. galladeava

    galladeava Disapproving Clown Staff Member

    4-3 Hydreigon
    3 Darkrai
    2 Sableye
    1 Victini EX

    4 Juniper
    4 N
    3 Colress
    3 Skyla
    1 Bianca

    4 Catcher
    4 Ultra Ball
    4 Rare Candy
    4 Dark Patch
    2 Silver Bangle
    1 Max Potion
    1 Victory Piece

    9 Dark Energy
    3 Blend GRPD

    Victini is both a cute energy attacher and a good Genesect/Virizion counter. This is still in the testing phase for me.
  6. Serperior

    Serperior Well-Known Member

    ^Why only 1 Max Potion?
  7. galladeava

    galladeava Disapproving Clown Staff Member

    Struggled for space - ideally I'd like two more. Perhaps a Catcher and the Bianca could for two more. Or just play two and add a third bangle for my homeboy Hydrei.
  8. Serperior

    Serperior Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Bianca is unneeded. But I don't know about dropping a Catcher.
  9. indercarnive

    indercarnive Well-Known Member

    you only need 1 bangle. 2 isn't worth the space, also dowsing machine gets it back
  10. VictiniCup

    VictiniCup Guest

    I could do with some help on this list.

    Pokemon - 15-16
    4-3 Hydreigon
    3 Darkrai EX
    3 Sableye DEX
    1-2 Absol PLF
    1 Virizion EX

    Trainers - 33
    4 Professor Juniper
    4 Skyla
    3 N
    2 Colress
    (Any other helpful supporters?)

    4 Rare Candy
    4 Pokemon Catcher
    3 Max Potion
    3 Ultra Ball
    1 Level Ball
    4 Dark Patch
    1 Dark Claw

    Energy - 12
    8 Darkness
    4 Blend GRPD
  11. indercarnive

    indercarnive Well-Known Member

    1 absol if any. im leaning towards none personally. and you need a bangle.
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  12. VictiniCup

    VictiniCup Guest

    Why bangle? I don't understand how it works.
  13. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    It means Hydreigon can OHKO EX Pokemon, among other things.
  14. indercarnive

    indercarnive Well-Known Member

    170 damage!!!!! can one hit most ex's. and you can put 30 on a benched 180hp ex and then dragonblast with a bangle.
  15. MVTK

    MVTK Tech M9me

    I'm planning on using this for the first Weekend at Battle Roads, gotta get some tests in before then though:

    3-1-3Hydreigon DRX
    3 Darkrai EX
    2 Sableye DEX
    2 Victini EX


    4 Professor Juniper
    4 N
    4 Skyla
    2 Colress
    1 Iris (might swap for a Bangle/second Tool Scrapper)

    4 Dark Patch
    3 Pokemon Catcher
    3 Rare Candy
    3 Max Potion
    3 Ultra Ball
    1 Tool Scrapper
    1 Level Ball
    1 Victory Piece

    8 Dark Energy
    4 Blend GRPD
  16. Nabeel

    Nabeel New Member

    I know this deck is already crazy tight -- but considering it's a tank deck and more decks are able to hit the 180 have folks messed with Eviolite? Or even Giant Cape now that HTL is on the downslope. Just not helpful enough in the new format?
  17. isaiah1989

    isaiah1989 Active Member

    i assume plasma decks are going to run 3-4 bangles, soo kyurem is hitti 120+ 30 (bangle)+ 20.30 ( deoxys). very powerful . im going to run Giratina EX to knock out plasma kyurem , and Latias EX , Soiucune for EX block/ landorus killer, im using Virizion EX as well. Im trying to make room for Genesect EX because it one shot Keldeos! People are guna use Keldeos as tools, and Blastoise isn't going anywhere
  18. Wrags23

    Wrags23 Feeling... rogue.

    I was reading Esa's blog, The Deck Out, and he had a list for Darkrai/Hydreigon that had Cresselia EX. With the return of Gothitelle in the Legendary Treasures set (i.e. EX Battle Boost), would this be an option for the deck. It OHKO's Deoxys, Mewtwo, Mew and Gothitelle (the most common Psychics), and it doesn't have Weakness to them once you start using the attack. I haven't tested it yet, but was just wondering what you all thought.
  19. RJCarrot

    RJCarrot Poke Breeder Extrodinare.

    Just because they are reprinting it doesn't mean its coming back. Virizion EX and a Grass energy is all you need to beat that deck now.
  20. Wrags23

    Wrags23 Feeling... rogue.

    I know that, but with Deoxys and Mewtwo in format, would it still be good?