Posted by Joshua Vanoverschelde on 12/15/2021 to Deck Lists
Yo mates! It's ZapdosTCG here and welcomes to another blog post on PoTown Store. Today we are going over the TOP 5 Best Decks to play right now in the Fusion Strike meta! You will get the decklists, insight on why these decks perform good and matchup information! Remember to grab all the PTCGO codes you need from PoTown Store and let's get this show started!
1. Mew VMAX
Okay as expected, Mew VMAX is my number one choice, and for good reason. Mew VMAX is the best deck in the format, there's just no denying that. People play this card because of its insane draw power with Genesect V. You can use those abilities every turn to draw your hand back up. People play this with Battle VIP pass to get an army of these Genesect Vs, as early as turn 1. And with Cram-o-matic you also maximize the chance of starting with some Battle VIP passes.
Mew VMAX is also a low-maintenance attacker which can slap 210 damage for only 2 energies by copying an attack from a Fusion Strike Pokémon on the bench. There are attacks you can copy from Meloetta, Genesect V, Latias, and Mew V. This makes Mew VMAX very versatile. It can swing itself back in the deck with Psychic Leap, it can smack 210 damage with Techno Blast, become invincible with Dynabarier or go for a power spike turn with Melodious Echo. This in combination with Power Tablet for more damage output and Elesa's Sparkle for energy acceleration, makes this the strongest deck in the format.
Your only weakness is of course Dark focussed decks like Gengar VMAX, Umbreon VMAX, and the Galarian Moltres V. But other than that, this deck is unstoppable!
|4x Mew V FST 113||4x Boss's Orders SHF 58||4x Fusion Strike Energy FST 244|
|3x Mew VMAX FST 114||3x Elesa’s Sparkle FST 233||4x Psychic Energy 5|
|4x Genesect V FST 185||4x Power Tablet FST 236|
|1x Meloetta FST 124||4x Quick Ball FST 237|
|4x Great Ball CPA 52|
|4x Fog Crystal CRE 140|
|4x Battle VIP Pass FST 225|
|4x Cram-o-matic FST 229|
|3x Rotom Phone CPA 64|
|2x Switch SSH 183|
|1x Escape Rope BST 125|
|1x Tool Jammer BST 136|
|1x Vitality Band SSH 185|
|1x Training Court RCL 169|
|1x Old Cemetery CRE 147|
|1x Rose Tower DAA 169|
2. Single Strike Box
Coming second is Single Strike decks. These decks are very good because of the typing they have. Umbreon VMAX can gust Pokémon with the Dark Signal ability which is very scary for players going second because the Pokémon that they just set up could get knocked out.
The deck also has Single Strike Urshifu VMAX which can hit through anything and can OHKO all VMAX Pokémon out there. The fighting part of this deck helps a ton against Jolteon VMAX and Eternatus VMAX. And of course, Umbreon VMAX can destroy Mew VMAX, Dragapult VMAX, and Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX.
Typing-wise and with the raw power it provides, you would think this should be the best deck, right? Well, not quite, because the deck sometimes has consistency issues. You need a couple of Houndoom on the field and rely on Single Strike Roar to get energies in play. These Single Strike Energies allow you to smack 20 more damage, which helps a ton with numbers. We go for an early game Battle VIP pass here as well, to get the little Houndour into play. And with the help of Tower of Darkness, we have extra draw power to make this happen.
Because you are completely relying on Special Energies, you might get teched out by a Beedril or Dusknoir but with the high amount of Marnie, you might prevent these nasty strategies. The good news is that you have a good matchup spread across the board and can win against the most pokemon online decks. The matchup you don't like facing is Leafeon VMAX.
|4x Houndour BST 95||4x Professor's Research CEL 23||4x Capture Energy RCL 171|
|4x Houndoom BST 96||3x Marnie CPA 56||4x Single Strike Energy BST 141|
|3x Umbreon V EVS 94||2x Boss's Orders SHF 58|
|2x Umbreon VMAX EVS 95||4x Evolution Incense SSH 163|
|3x Single Strike Urshifu V BST 85||4x Quick Ball FST 237|
|1x Single Strike Urshifu VMAX BST 86||4x Battle VIP Pass FST 225|
|1x Crobat V SHF 44||4x Urn of Vitality BST 139|
|2x Switch SSH 183|
|1x Tool Scrapper RCL 168|
|1x Single Strike Scroll of Scorn BST 133|
|4x Tower of Darkness BST 137|
3. Suicune V Ludicolo
Oh yeah, it's time to talk about one of my favorite decks right now: Suicune V Ludicolo. This deck is super consistent. The attacker Suicune V doesn't require you to evolve first to slap huge damage. Its Fleet-Footed ability allows you to draw a card. And because it runs an Inteleon engine you can search for every Trainer card you want with Shady Dealings.
Suicune V caps at 220 damage with its attack but if you manage to get a Ludicolo into play that turns into 320 damage. Pair that with some Quick Shootings from Inteleon and an OHKO is definitely possible with Suicune V.
Cape of Toughness also makes Suicune V more likely to survive an attack and because most decks rely on VMAX Pokémon, you can up trade quite nicely.
Our main way of getting energies into play is with Melony, which also lets us draw cards. Nothing bad I can say about this deck. It just works and the only real bad matchup is of course the Jolteon VMAX deck.
|4x Sobble CRE 41||3x Melony CRE 146||5x Water Energy 3|
|4x Drizzile SSH 56||2x Boss's Orders SHF 58||4x Capture Energy RCL 171|
|2x Inteleon CRE 43||2x Marnie CPA 56|
|1x Inteleon SSH 58||1x Professor's Research CEL 23|
|4x Suicune V EVS 31||1x Raihan EVS 152|
|2x Lotad EVS 32||4x Evolution Incense SSH 163|
|2x Ludicolo EVS 34||4x Level Ball BST 129|
|3x Quick Ball FST 237|
|3x Rare Candy SSH 180|
|2x Scoop Up Net RCL 165|
|2x Capacious Bucket RCL 156|
|1x Escape Rope BST 125|
|1x Fan of Waves BST 127|
|1x Echoing Horn CRE 136|
|2x Cape of Toughness DAA 160|
4. Jolteon VMAX
Jolteon VMAX is one of those decks that has an easy game plan. Doing 100 damage to 2 targets every single turn with one energy (because you rely on Elemental Badge). Only needing 1 energy to attack also allows you to use Cheryl to heal off all damage and un-do a turn of the opponent.
The format is filled with weak HP Pokémon to hunt down, think about Sobble, Houndour, Lotad, etc. These are easy prize cards that can help you win the game. People really rely on their Drizzile and Houndoom in their respective decks, and if you get rid of those, you'll be golden.
Against Mew VMAX, you can also hunt down 3 Genesect Vs and shut off their abilities with Path to the Peak. Your worst matchups are the fighting decks like Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX and Single Strike Urshifu VMAX.
Optional tech cards to win against those matchups:
- Some grass Energies, Beedrill and Single Strike Mustard
- Peonia, Dream Ball and Dusknoir
|4x Jolteon V PR-SWSH 183||2x Cheryl BST 123||4x Lightning Energy 4|
|3x Jolteon VMAX EVS 51||2x Boss's Orders SHF 58||4x Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173|
|4x Sobble CRE 41||3x Marnie CPA 56|
|4x Drizzile SSH 56||4x Evolution Incense SSH 163|
|2x Inteleon CRE 43||4x Quick Ball FST 237|
|1x Inteleon SSH 58||2x Professor's Research CEL 23|
|2x Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117||4x Level Ball BST 129|
|3x Scoop Up Net RCL 165|
|1x Energy Search SSH 161|
|1x Tool Scrapper RCL 168|
|3x Elemental Badge EVS 147|
|3x Path to the Peak CRE 148|
5. Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX / Galarian Moltres V
Another deck that I'm really a fan of and have tested a lot is Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX with Galarian Moltres V. I've been playing this deck ever since Evolving Skies to cover Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX's weakness to Psychic by having a Dark-type attacker in the list. Now with the popularity of Mew VMAX, it's even better.
With this list, you cover a lot of popular weaknesses like the Single Strike Box, but here you have more versatility because you can snipe stuff on the bench with G-MAX Rapid Flow.
Galarian Moltres V has the DireFlame Wings ability, allowing it to accelerate a Darkness Energy from the discard pile to it (once per turn). This means you can get this off in one turn with the Raihan supporter card. Ability + Raihan + Attach of the turn. This could leave the Mew VMAX players crippled and you winning the prize race. Another thing that this ability allows you to do, is go for back-to-back G-MAX Rapid Flows. We know we have to discard all energies after using that attack with Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX. But with DireFlame Wings + Energy Switch and Rapid Strike Energy attachment, we can go for G-MAX Rapid Flow again. This doesn't happen in every game but when it does, it's insanely strong.
The list also runs Passimian and Telescopic Sight which means the G-MAX Rapid Flow can also hit for 180 damage on benched Pokémon V. Pair that with a Quick Shooting Inteleon and 2 Genesect V's could go down. Super solid list and can technically win against everything, but most of the time battles itself to get all the moving combo pieces out of the deck, at the correct time.
|4x Sobble CRE 41||4x Professor's Research CEL 23||5x Darkness Energy 7|
|4x Drizzile SSH 56||3x Raihan EVS 152||4x Rapid Strike Energy BST 140|
|2x Inteleon CRE 43||2x Marnie CPA 56||1x Fighting Energy 6|
|1x Inteleon SSH 58||1x Boss's Orders SHF 58|
|4x Rapid Strike Urshifu V BST 87||4x Quick Ball FST 237|
|4x Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX BST 88||4x Level Ball BST 129|
|2x Galarian Moltres V CRE 97||3x Evolution Incense SSH 163|
|1x Crobat V SHF 44||3x Energy Switch SSH 162|
|1x Passimian CRE 88||1x Escape Rope BST 125|
|1x Energy Search SSH 161|
|1x Air Balloon SSH 156|
|1x Telescopic Sight VIV 160|
|1x Tower of Waters BST 138|
And that's it, these are my personal Top 5 Best decks in the format right now in the Fusion Strike meta! Definitely pick up some of these decks by trading the cards you need with the Fusion Strike PTCGO codes you can get at PoTown Store and improve your game! They all have huge potential and can win a tournament. If you want to see these decks in action with some gameplay, hop over to my channel: www.youtube.com/ZapdosTCG Thanks for reading another blog post, I'll see you all in the next one!