TDK focused on quickly charging Benched Kyurem by using Thundurus-EX's Raiden Knuckle attack and discarding energies with Items such as Ultra Ball. Deoxys-EX's Power ConnectAbility boosted the power of other Team Plasma Pokémon with a stackable effect, with four benched Deoxys-EX increasing Raiden Knuckle's damage to 70 damage and Kyurem's Blizzard Burn to 160 damage (without other modifiers). Finishing off Pokémon damaged from Thundurus-EX with Kyurem, a non-EX Pokémon, was the deck's common gameplan. The versatility of Pokémon types and dealing moderate damage in the first turn were helpful to compete against other decks in the format.
The deck would mainly play special energies, especially Plasma Energy and Prism Energy. Colress Machine was a valuable resource for the deck, since it sped up the energy attachment for all Plasma Pokémon and allowed Kyurem's Frost Spear and Deoxys-EX's Helix Force to be used when more useful than Thundurus-EX (or when these Pokémon could not retreat). Different techs could be included in TDK lists, such as other Team Plasma Pokémon, switching and healing Item cards.
Thundurus-EX - Thundurus-EX's Raiden Knuckle attack dealt damage while allowing to attach any energy from the discard pile to a benched Team Plasma Pokémon. This was commonly used to charge up Kyurem. Could rarely use Thunderous Noise to knock out certain Pokémon.
Kyurem - Kyurem's Frost Spear and Blizzard Burn were decent attacks that benefited from the deck's energy acceleration while being a single-prize attacker. When not knocked out after using Blizzard Burn, Kyurem could be switched out with an Item card to be able to use that attack again.
Deoxys-EX - Deoxys-EX's Power Connect Ability enhanced the damage of other Team Plasma Pokémon. Had a better role as a benched Pokémon, but could also use its Helix Force attack when preferred.
Colress Machine - Plasma Energy could be attached from the deck to Team Plasma Pokémon thanks to Colress Machine, allowing for attaching more than one Energy card per turn.
Muscle Band - Post-XY, Muscle Band was the most optimal Tool card for this deck, enhancing the Pokémon's damage by 20.
Hypnotoxic Laser - The additional damage counters from Poison helped the math to knock out opposing Pokémon.
Float Stone - Free Retreat cost for Deoxys-Ex and Kyurem, which could end in the Acive spot at the first turn.
Yugo Sato's decklist at the 2013 World Championship