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Pokemon TCG – Fusion Strike: What Cards To Use In The New Meta

Pokemon TCG Fusion Strike Feature

This Fusion Strike set could change the Pokemon TCG meta. With Fusion Strike now legal to play, here are a few Cards and archetypes to look into.

The first archetype I would look at is Mew Vmax. This card plays very similarly to the old Mew3 deck from the last rotation. For 2 colourless energy, you can copy any attack from your Fusion Strike Pokemon in play; so this card has crazy synergy with lots of cards in the new set.

Latios makes Mew an unbreakable wall. Its attack, Dyna Barrier, hits for 70 damage. During your opponent's next turn, it prevents all damage done to the Pokémon by attacks from Pokémon Vmax. This ability can save your Mew Vmax from being hit by attacks from other Vmax Pokemon.

Genesect V allows you to hit for 210 damage. This means 420 damage if you are hitting into Urshifu Vmax. That is great damage. The effect of not being able to attack the next turn is not an issue, as it has a free retreat cost! Genesect V also has the ability Fusion Strike System. Once during your turn, you may draw cards until you have as many cards in your hand as you have Fusion Strike Pokémon in play. This ability isn’t once per turn, so if you have multiple Genesect V in play you are really going to be drawing through your deck like crazy. Just don’t deck yourself out. I made this mistake when I first played as I got excited.

Let’s not forget about the Oricorio, which gives you a defensive buff on your Fusion Strike pokemon due to its ability Lesson in Zeal. All of your Fusion Strike Pokemon take 20 less damage from attacks from your opponent's Pokemon (after applying Weakness and Resistance). You can't apply more than 1 Lesson of Zeal Ability at a time. This takes your Mew Vmax from 310hp to 330hp, which can make the Mew a big beefy boy!

There are not many downsides to this deck. The current results from recent tournaments on Limitless TCG state Fusion Strike has made up 13% of the share of decks in sign-ups and has had an impressive 54.80% win rate of games. This deck is shaping up to be a monster, all within its first week online.

Final Verdict!

For the Pokemon TCG, Fusion Strike - Mew Vmax is a deck to watch out for. From being from the Meta Triangle of decks (Fighting, Dark, and Psychic), to having its own built-in draw engine, protection from Vmax attackers, and energy acceleration from supporters and item cards alike. This deck should not be taken lightly. So if you are looking for a good deck and price is not really an issue for you (some of these cards are pretty pricey, being about $40 on average and $114.54 if you want to “bling” out your deck). I would give this 8/10.