John Roberts breaks down his VikaBulu lists for both the Standard and Expanded formats. John has earned 382 Championship Points with the deck since the cards were released, most recently making Day 2 with the deck at the Expanded Regional in Daytona Beach in an Expanded Format in which no one else considered it competitively viable.
Rainbow Road was in a perilous spot after the rotation as it lost both Sky Field and Shaymin EX, two core inclusions in most lists for the deck. The deck manages to live on in the post rotation Standard format thanks to the help from some Stage 1 dual type Pokemon which allow you to hit for big damage numbers with Rainbow Force even without being able to use Sky Field.
With Archeops being banned from the Expanded format, Yveltal/Maxie’s has become a little worse. As a result, it may be time for players to re-consider how they’re building their Yveltal lists. This article goes over Yveltal EX with Burning Shadows, now including Darkrai GX and making a return to LaserBank.