Darkrai, Keldeo, or Landorus? Which is the best play for states? To answer that, you first have to realize that at least two of these powerful EX cards are included in not only one deck, but multiple decks, all mostly with similar strategies, yet different Pokemon. Today, I will be reviewing and weighing each deck variant of these three cards. So hopefully by the end of this article you will have a solid opinion on which deck (out of Darkrai EX variants, Keldeo EX variants, and Landorus EX variants) will be the best choice for you.
Now, since that's clear, we can advance to our first card, Darkrai EX.
For the first Darkrai deck, we will be looking at a very consistent Speed Darkrai (or Consistent Darkrai). Here's the list:
4 Sableye DEX
4 Professor Juniper
4 Dark Patch
4 Pokemon Catcher
4 Ultra Ball
4 Energy Switch
2 Tool Scrapper
1 Energy Search
1 ACE SPEC Computer Search
Obviously, this is an extremely-consistent looking build. This is about the max amount of Darkrai consistency that a player can have in a Darkrai EX deck. This variation will probably be the most effective against any decks like Keldeo/Blastoise that require more time to set-up and heavy energy acceleration.
In my opinion, using four copies of Energy Switch rather than Hydreigon DRX (We'll get to that) as energy manipulation, is better due to the fact that you can still "save some dark energy from a Darkrai that is about to be KO-ed when you need to, and still have some room for actual consistency with Darkrai.
ConsWith Sableye DEX as a starter, and with decks like Phat Tornadus and White Tea running ramped through the meta-game, you may be donked if you don't also have another basic waiting on the bench.
Also, Darkai EX is great against anything but fighting type, which we saw a lot of at Cities just a few weeks ago from Landorus EX.
Now that we are done discussing the first Darkrai deck, we can move on to the next one, a variation of this, Hammertime.