OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Base Set Charizard

Today’s card is Base Set Charizard.

Charizard is depicted using its legendary Fire Spin attack, printed in glorious holofoil. It is surrounded by glowing flame, with lines of power radiating outwards. It leans forward in a ferocious howl, ready to burn anything that would even dare to confront it to ash.

The Base Set Charizard was once considered the most sought after card in the TCG. With an overwhelming 120 HP, a devastating 100 damage attack, and an ability that allows any Energy cards attached to it to be used as Fire energy, it’s easy to see why. Its rarity aside, Charizard is an impressive card that guarantees huge quantities of damage – but at what cost? A staggering four Energy cost, along with a mandatory two Energy discard, severely undercuts Charizard’s ability to be a viable card. Add in the fact that Charizard is a Stage 2 card, requiring both Charmander and Charmeleon to be added to the deck, makes getting Charizard out in time to win unlikely. When drawn in a reading, Charizard is a reminder of the penalties of greed, the benefits of overwhelming power, and a reminder to go through your Tarot deck and make sure you didn’t get any other weird cards mixed up in there.

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