Kingdra Sea Ruler
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Fates Collide Deck Profile: Kingdra The New Dragon Ruler of the Seas

Let’s face it, Kingdra is an awesome Pokémon designed to look like a badass seahorse. As fragile as it might look, it is ruthless. In this latest trading card game expansion, Fates Collide, Kingdra was turned into a dangerous creature technically capable of knocking out any defending Pokémon it faces.

Kingdra-Ex

[C] Heavy Storm: 20 damage. Discard any Stadium card in play. [W][C][C][C] Dragon Trail: 60+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage for each basic Lightning Energy attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon – 15

  • 3x Kingdra-EX (Fates Collide)
  • 2x Rotom (Fates Collide)
  • 2x Magnemite (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Magnezone (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Remoraid (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Octillery (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Lapras (Breakthrough)

 

Energy – 16

  • 4x Double Colorless
  • 4x Water Energy
  • 8x Lightning Energy

 

Trainer – 29

  • 1x Town Map
  • 2x Trainer’s Mail
  • 2x Professor’s Letter
  • 2x Fisherman
  • 2x Professor Sycamore
  • 2x Super Rod
  • 3x Float Stone
  • 4x Rare Candy
  • 2x Energy Reset
  • 3x Ultra Ball
  • 2x VS Seeker
  • 1x Wally
  • 1 x Pokémon Fan Club
  • 2x Shauna

 

The point of this deck is to have Kingdra set up as your main offensive Pokemon, and have Magnezone and Octillery on the bench. While Octillery is used to constantly fill your hand with cards, thus increasing your chance to draw energy cards, Magnezone allows you to charge any creature on your side of the field. Since Kingdra’s damage scales with the amount of lightning energy attach to it, the more Magnezone provided, the better. The best part about this deck is that giving the fact that the focus is on a single Pokemon, the deck features tons of cards to recycle energy for the discard pile and from the creature itself.

On the off chance that you don’t start with what you need, you want to have Lapras as your active Pokémon. Thanks to its ability to search for any trainer card from your deck, this helps you set up your plays faster, as well as grant you an early opportunity to have a look at what is in your deck.

 

What is Rotom doing in this deck?

Out of all of the cards in the deck, Rotom is the one that seems to be the most out of place. What is his purpose? Simple! Thanks to decks that feature AOE Pokémon such as Golbat, Crobat, Trevenant Break and Noivern to name a few, your bench will get damaged. In this deck, protecting Octillery and Magnezone are essential, so Rotom attacks, which takes two damage counters from each of your Pokémon and puts it on the opponent’s active creature, will definitely come in handy and have you survive just a bit longer.

Of course, you can change Rotom for any thing you judge useful. For example, a good swap would be putting in two Roaring Seas.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them with us in the comment section below!

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Slimzz is a DJ & Gamer by night, IMGMR's Senior Editor and PR by day. He loves to break the meta in his own way, and discover new and engaging games.
2 Comments on this post.
  • Martial
    23 June 2016 at 6:56 pm
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    Hey, why not use energy pouches instead of energy retrievals.
    4 sycamore 0 shauna
    bridgette instead of pokemon fan club?

    • Slimzz
      16 July 2016 at 2:23 pm
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      Pretty good idea! Personally I am not a fan of Brigette, but in this case, it can work. Also, 4 Sycamore and 0 Shauna is good too, but I would go with 3 Sycamore and 3 Super Rod instead, just to make sure nothing useful gets discarded.

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