Mega Audino EX (TCG)
|Mega Audino EX|
Mega Audino EX was a Pokémon Trading Card Game deck archetype played in the very end of the 2015-2016 season with great results. The deck's strategy revolved around M Audino-EX being able to damage benched Pokémon and get easy knockouts against Night March decks. This deck was notable for many players not expecting M Audino-EX to be successful due to its low setup and damage compared to Mega Rayquaza EX, another Mega Pokémon, and other Pokémon-EX decks. Mega Audino EX deck unexpectedly ranked first place in the 2016 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships Master Division, and Champion Shintaro Ito's version was printed as a promotional World Championships deck, Magical Symphony.
The deck aimed to use M Audino-EX as the main attacker. Its Magical Symphony Attack dealt 110 damage to the Active Pokémon plus 50 to a Benched Pokémon when a Supporter card was played that turn, so many Supporter cards were optimal in the decklist. The bench damage could notably knock out opposing Joltik, Combee and Eevee in a single attack. Metal energies were used in the list to benefit from Magearna-EX's Mystic Heart Ability, preventing effects of attacks other than damage to M Audino-EX, and use Cobalion as a secondary attacker. Absol was also played to move 3 damage counters between opposing Pokémon and often score extra knockouts. Audino Spirit Link and Mega Turbo are other notable supporting cards.
Shintaro Ito's decklist at the 2016 World Championship
|4×||Audino Spirit Link||I|
|1×||Pokémon Center Lady||Su|
|4×||Double Colorless Energy||E|
Reasons for the loss of playability
Mega Audino was a successful deck due to the favorable matchup against Night March. As Night March was rotated out of the Standard format right after Worlds, M Audino-EX struggled to deal against decks with less frail Pokémon. In the Expanded format, other Pokémon were better at dealing against Night March and Mr. Mime was a common card in Expanded decks to prevent benched damage.
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