Tier 2 Durant NVI

Discussion in 'HS-on Archives' started by baby_mario, May 10, 2012.

  1. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    Why Mew EX? It sounds like 2 free prizes to me.
    Anyways, the only build of Durant I see winning is Durant/Surprise Mewtwo EX/Town Map when FB/CF come out in America.
  2. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    I think one or two were printed in the ex Series.
  3. pokemonguy

    pokemonguy Making Bad Last-Minute Changes Since Nats 2014

    Remember this?
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  4. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    Did you actually read that thread?
    It's more funny in context.
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  5. Rowan

    Rowan Rum Pirate

    Yeah I meant full heal. Maybe aggron.

    and the Mew ex is mewtwo defense.
    Didn't think the architype had a chance but I wanted to try.
  6. Vysekun

    Vysekun The Ninetales and the Grapes Staff Member

    I've been trying Durant in bw-on and it hasn't won once against garchomp or hydreigon.

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  7. coolestman22

    coolestman22 Now Has Techron

    That's what I would have expected.

    Sent from my mammoth brain.
  8. Charranitar

    Charranitar Well-Known Member

    That's what my testing showed too. What I've found, Twins is what the deck misses the most. You can get by using Recycle in place of Junk Arm, and in ~80% of your games you won't have a Durant prized, but not being able to search out exactly what disruption cards or recovery cards you need for a given situation is what kills this deck.

    Haven't tested this with Garbodor in it yet, but I think it definitely needs Garbodor if it wants to have a chance of being competitive, and that a 1-1 Garbodor line and all the switches you will need take up quite a bit of room in the deck.
  9. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    I would consider more of a 2-2 line and a heavy ball or 2.
  10. pokemonguy

    pokemonguy Making Bad Last-Minute Changes Since Nats 2014

    I know this is off topic but just to let you guys know you can attach an Eviolite to an Evolved pokemon like Garbodor.
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  11. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    Yes you can.
  12. SushiniLuxRay

    SushiniLuxRay so i catcher vileplume....wait i cant do that?

    ....good point :I
  13. Vysekun

    Vysekun The Ninetales and the Grapes Staff Member

    I would be putting rescue scarf on garbadour.

    Switched up my deck last night and its doing better now. Took out the eviolites and Pokemon centers.

    Thinking about it now, I really think garbadour is a strong play in this deck. Shuts out the abilities that otherwise make things way too difficult for Durant to win, ie darkrai, hydreigon and altaria.

    Going straight Durant, I found that the eviolites did not help against darkrai or hydreigon.

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    Edit:

    My current take on Durant.

    4 Durant

    4 Level Ball
    4 Ultra Ball
    4 Pokeball
    4 Recycle
    4 Revive
    4 Crushing Hammer
    3 Enhanced Hammer
    3 Pokemon Catcher
    3 Random Receiver
    2 Rescue Scarf
    1 Super Rod
    1 Victory Cup

    4 Juniper
    4 Bianca

    8 Metal Energy

    This is my list from memory. But this list is also 3 cards short and I can't for the life of me remember what they are.

    At this point, I'd probably add another Catcher, another Scarf and either another victory cup or another super rod.

    Or, I could go +2 Energy Search, +1 Catcher.
  14. pokemonguy

    pokemonguy Making Bad Last-Minute Changes Since Nats 2014

  15. Vysekun

    Vysekun The Ninetales and the Grapes Staff Member

    If i put in 3 N, I'd probably cut the random receiver.

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  16. SushiniLuxRay

    SushiniLuxRay so i catcher vileplume....wait i cant do that?

    how is that list working for you so far?
  17. Hal

    Hal Did I hear "Garbodor"?

    I give you..... Durant-EX.
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    Original Durant art by Xous54 http://xous54.deviantart.com/art/Durant-234202411

    Ran Durant in my league's monthly tournament as a farewell and went 2-1 which is the best I've ever done. I shall miss you Durant, not that I wont be looking to bring you back.
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  18. SushiniLuxRay

    SushiniLuxRay so i catcher vileplume....wait i cant do that?

    mother of god....
  19. Vysekun

    Vysekun The Ninetales and the Grapes Staff Member

    It wasn't all that great, but, I'd stopped testing it so we could test garbador/zebstrika instead.

    The list was definitely getting better though.

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  20. SushiniLuxRay

    SushiniLuxRay so i catcher vileplume....wait i cant do that?

    :O that is awesome to hear! i love that metal ant <3