Decks around Malamar and Blacephalon are really popular and successful choices in Cologne. But there are a few more cards to find, which are even more powerful.
The most played decks in the TCG Masters Division found their way to the top tables.
In Round 8, 9 and 10 there are a lot of big Basics, lead by Reshiram and Charizard GX as well as Mewtwo and Mew GX. But there are also variants of fire decks with single prize attackers like Turtonator and Victini, who profit from the power of Welder and the support around the fire archetype.
Pikachu and Zekrom is still a really powerful deck, which can be seen around the top tables as well. Thanks to the addition of Raichu and Alolan Raichu Tag Team GX the deck has another good option to blast the opponent away. Despite the rotation the electric type kept their best cards and got a big support of the trainer card electromagnetic Radar plus the draw power of Dedenne GX.
To compete with fire and lightning it seems the psychic variants are the ones to shine the most. Worlds Semifinalist Tord Reklev won all of his 9 matches on day one – He plays a deck all around Mewtwo and Mew GX in addition with Shedinja.