Cosmic Eclipse has brought a lot of mill decks into the spotlight recently, but Guzzlord (Cosmic Eclipse) is a hidden gem that’s been overlooked.
Guzzlord’s Mountain Munch attack isn’t anything new — discard the top card of your opponent’s deck. In fact, there are other cards (like Durant) that let you mill more cards from your opponent’s deck.
But Guzzlord is great in a mill deck because of its speed, durability, and typing.
Guzzlord is a Basic Pokemon and Mountain Munch only costs one dark energy, which means you can start milling your opponent as fast as possible.
Additionally, Guzzlord has 150 HP and can use Buff Padding to gain 50 more HP for a total of 200 HP. Its typing is also advantageous — Guzzlord is resistant to psychic, which makes this deck incredibly difficult to play against for Malamar players.
But Guzzlord can’t mill your opponent’s deck without a little help. This deck also runs four Mareep (Lost Thunder) for its Fluffy Pillow ability. Fluffy Pillow instantly puts your opponent to sleep.
If you use Slumbering Forest, you can ensure that your opponent stays asleep while you whittle away at their deck with Guzzlord.
But even if you can’t get a Guzzlord set up fast enough, Mareep and Slumbering Forest is still a fantastic stall combo that can buy you more time.
You can also use Great Catcher to pull up beefy Pokemon-GX that can’t be easily retreated without a trainer card.
Be careful because Bellelba & Brycen-Man also discards the top three cards of your deck. Use Phione (Cosmic Eclipse) to make sure you don’t deck out before your opponent. Still, Phione won’t save you from Bellelba & Brycen-Man.
Lana’s Fishing Rod will also help you bring back important Pokemon or Pokemon Tools that were discarded by Bellelba & Brycen-Man.
Here’s a starter list for PTCGO:
##Pokémon – 9
* 4 Guzzlord CEC 136
* 4 Mareep LOT 75
* 1 Phione PR-SM 220
##Trainer Cards – 45
* 3 Mars UPR 128
* 1 Lusamine CIN 96
* 3 Buff Padding TEU 136
* 3 Switch CES 147
* 4 Tate & Liza CES 148
* 3 Professor Oak’s Setup CEC 201
* 4 Cynthia UPR 119
* 3 Escape Board UPR 122
* 2 Pal Pad FLF 92
* 3 Bellelba & Brycen-Man CEC 186
* 4 Pokégear 3.0 UNB 182
* 4 Great Catcher CEC 192
* 1 Adventure Bag LOT 167
* 4 Slumbering Forest UNM 207
* 3 Lana’s Fishing Rod CEC 195
##Energy – 6
* 6 Darkness Energy Energy 7
Total Cards – 60