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Eternal
The Mantid Man

Mind Linking: SooNo

This is the first ever Mind Linking that I, with the help of Team Rankstar, will be putting up in tandem with SifuDanny’s Interview series videos on Youtube. This week we dive into the ETS Season 2 Week 3 runner-up SooNo. The first thing to note is it is not that difficult to pronounce his name when you are casting events or talking to your friends about the guy you hate. It is SO-NO, pretty simple. Not “Soo nu”, not “Snow”, and

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Eternal
Team Rankstar

Jank Friday – Crowned Firebombs

Hello everyone, heywhyyou is here with our new (not sure if it’s will be weekly, but I’ll try my best) Jank Friday article series! I hope everyone had a great week and hopefully most of you already made masters in ranked. If you have, well, I might have something for ya! Note: this deck won’t help you climb up the ladder. In fact you might drop a lot of ranks with it. Still excited? Alright, I warned you. Crowned Firebombs!!

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Community
Aphelion

Don’t Fear The Roper

Life happens. Sometimes really unexpectedly. With the best intentions to finish a game, sometimes you sit down and it feels like everything is against you on that goal. The wonderful door to door salesperson strolls up mid control mirror, it’s been a while since you heard from Grandma so she calls to catch up, Taco Bell decides it officially doesn’t agree with you, your very sick 4-year-old wakes up thrilled. Anyone who has played video games for any amount of

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Eternal
The Mantid Man

Dumpster Decking: Argenport Sewers

Some people like digging through trash for little treasures: an old table that can be refinished, maybe a computer that can be fixed. Other people think that when a store throws out fruit or meat it is still good for a few more days. Then there are the people that like digging through trash cards in a CCG like Eternal. This is exactly what we do here at Dumpster Decking. Like a hobo looking for the last few puffs on

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Welcoming “HeyWhyYou” and “ArbitraryArmor” to Team Rankstar!

Better late than never, we are welcoming our two most recent members to Team Rankstar! HeyWhyYou has had some recent success on the ETS circuit, placing 2nd in last seasons LCQ as well as the invitational! ArbitraryArmor has finished in top 100 several times since they started playing. Looking to break into the tournament scene this season, keep your eyes peeled for more from them! “HeyWhyYou started with card games by playing casual MTG back when M13 and Phyrexian block

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Eternal
Aphelion

Thunderstrikes are go !

Feln is perhaps my favorite faction pair, outside of maybe JPS – which is basically Feln with Makto – so I’m always happy to experiment and try some new, or in this case very old things and see how they perform on the ladder. My first step was to try Witching Hour, I’d ran out of legendaries to craft and I’d never had the chance to really play with it as ‘Party Hour’ was nerfed just before I started playing

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SifuDanny interviews SecondBlue

In this edition of “Sifu Interviews” we have now ETS regular: SecondBlue! They go over their card choices for the deck that childroland piloted to a 2nd place finish in last weeks tournament.  Keep an eye on them for some solid deck building innovations.

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Magikarp’s New Season Decklists and Ladder Matches

Hi!  My name is Mitch Gross AKA Magikarp on Eternal and lolMagikarp on Twitch. I woke up this morning, texted my fiancé an April Fool’s joke that I had spent 2k on Magic the Gathering cards last night, then had the urge to jam some new season ladder matches.  I go over a few deck lists that I’ve been enjoying recently, give some input on what I think will be good next week in the ETS tournament scene, then play some

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Eternal
The Mantid Man

Eternal Vanguard: A Chapter of Heroes

Milos Izalio, Marisen the Eldest, Marshal Ironthorn, and of course my personal favorite Icaria. A few of the many Heroes to the land of Myria and key players in the ever-expanding lore behind Dire Wolf Digital’s acclaimed CCG, Eternal.  An announcement posted by the developers has confirmed now that many (if not all) of these character’s in-game cards will be marked with the “Hero” tag in the upcoming Enemies at the Gate update. While this will not provide any mechanical

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Eternal
Aphelion

“Just a touch of poison!” – Feln Nightfall Tempo

Friends and lovers welcome to the first fantastic edition of the “ThatResolves Deck Tech” series. I’ve not even so much as touched an article since my spoilers with VS system but thanks to DiscoPistol on reddit giving me a nudge I’m shaking those cobwebs off and getting back into it. Today we are looking at something a little bit different, an unrepresented gem on both the ladder and the ETS. The magnificent Feln Tempo: 2 Dark Return (Set1 #250) 3

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Welcoming “chPIG” to Team Rankstar!

chPIG became a defacto member via participation in Discord and helping members test for the ETS. They have been really active in our community, and we are excited to have them officially on board. Already working on some projects for Team Rankstar, expect some awesome articles coming soon! More about chPIG: Hailing from Northern Ireland, chPIGs grand illustrious card career started with Stud Poker at the tender age of five before moving on to Kitchen Table Magic in the late

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Zajs

Ten Bloods – An ongoing Guide to TESL Tournaments

“I greet you, Chosen One! A victory in my Tournament of Ten Bloods brings great honor.” -Boethia Any TCG, LCG,  or CCG worth it’s salt is going to have tournaments.  Competition brings out the best (and in rare occasions, the worst) in players.  It forces even the greatest of  players to become better and continue to push forward.  The key, in a word, is “stakes”.  What is at stake?  Without stakes, movies or TV shows become the most boring tripe

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Eternal
sifudanny

Deck Tech/Gameplay video on FTP Moment

Hey guys, this is Sifudanny with my first ever Team Rankstar article! This article will showcase my YouTube Deck Tech Series, specifically my newest video in the series on FTP Moment with a special guest interview with the deck creator Battereiz. This deck has gone through several iterations since it first showed up online this past weekend. The current list we are using was put together on my stream with the help of Batteriez. The deck has a lot of

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Aphelion

Welcoming “SifuDanny” to Team Rankstar!

SifuDanny is known streaming high masters ladder play. Chances are, if you have browsed Eternal streams at any point in the past 6 months, you have seen him up there. He has taken great care to find decks he wants to master, and spend a lot of time working with them, making a few of his favorites all premium. Now, as a member of Team Rankstar, he plans to take his tournament success to the next level. Stay tuned for new

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Aphelion

Welcoming “Zajs” to Team Rankstar – The Elder Scrolls: Legends division!

We are so excited to be branching out into other games such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Our goal is to incorporate many competitive card games, and grow our team within those communities. Without further ado, we welcome Zajs, our founding member to represent, recruit and participate within the TESL community! A little about him: “You probably don’t know me from Legends, I am a chronic lurker, but I’m around – Zajs in game.  I don’t always hit legend and

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Aphelion

Welcoming “Magikarp” to Team Rankstar!

We are beyond excited to bring streamer, ETS top 8 performer and Eternal personality Mitch “Magikarp” to Team Rankstar. He has been working diligently on consistent ETS performances, qualifying for the ETS Invitation this season, and helping round out our roster for the next team tournament series! Streaming most of the ETS he competes in, make sure to give his Twitch channel a follow: here! Follow him on Twitter for regular updates: here! More about Mitch: Mitch began online competitive

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Aphelion

“Add Last Played”

I have been seeing a lot of posts lately about players having their opponent add them after a game, just so the opponent can rage on them, then unfriend them before the player can get a chance to respond. Unfortunately, for digital card games, this is nothing new. It can be avoided by simply not adding the person who sends you a friend request, but what if they are one of those people who has something to say, or a

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Eternal
makdaddygaming

Dad’s Home! #2 : Feb 24 ETS Recap

Dad’s Home! It’s the Makdaddy coming back to you with an overdue tournament report for last weekend’s ETS (Feb 24, 2018). I’m going to go through a lot of things. I’ll start off with what decks I thought about playing and what I ended up playing (Spoiler: It had a few copies of the Makdaddy) then head into what I liked and didn’t like in my 90 and then round out with what I would have changed and some advice

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Community
Aphelion

The Eternal Vanguard – Community

Eternal is an incredible digital card game. The complexity and depth in all of the different archetypes and different play modes keeps players coming back, while the ease of access and the liberal ability to build one’s collection quickly entices new players at every turn. Eternal is fast approaching its 2nd birthday and is seeing incredible promise with casual and competitive players alike. What started as just another free CCG is now growing into a competitive tournament game with the

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ThatResolves – JPS Makto Eilyn Control

ThatResolves finishes off the month strong with “Makto Eilyn Control“. The deck has lots of removal including playsets of Devastating Setback, Slay, Feeding Time (to fight off opposing Makto’s) and Harsh Rule. It also features a few other removal spells to balance out the suite, but essentially this deck is just removal, high impact JPS threats and the backbreaking Feln Control all-star: Azinedel’s Gift! The deck plays out a lot like Feln, but with the Vara nerf, now features a

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Welcoming “The_Mantid_Man” to Team Rankstar!

We are on a roll with new recruits, and super excited to welcome our new author “The_Mantid_Man” to Team Rankstar! Check back soon for his debut article coming up! The_Mantid_Man brings a whole new perspective to the TCG and CCG community. With an practical and analytical approach to the game he is consistently in the top tier of the games he sets his mind to. With multiple seasons at Legend in hearthstone as well as 2 Darkmoon faire semi-finals, 2

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Eternal
Aphelion

Dad’s Home! #1 : Hot Take on Patch 1.28.7

Lets hop right in, shall we? Tavrod, Auric Broker – Unchanged I’m fine with Tavrod staying where he is, he is a very strong card and dodges a lot of removal, but I think the game actively wants a Midrange deck like Argenport to keep the meta in line. Argenport is the Jund of the format and keeps decks honest. If they were to make any changes to him I think the best option would be for him to get

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Welcoming “Makdaddy” to Team Rankstar

Our newest member, Makdaddy, is developing himself as both a streamer and regular YouTube content producer! We are super excited to have him on board, and look forward to what he plans on bringing to the table this year! A little on him: Started playing Magic the Gathering in 2015 and eventually discovered he really enjoyed everything about card games from playing them to even writing and studying them. He never really got the chance to break onto Magic scene

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Acquiring an Eternal Collection

I was seeing some chatter on r/EternalCardGame about how tough it can be, as a new player, to build up a collection. Moreover, which direction to go. Is it worth picking a singular strategy to invest in, destroying all cards that do not fit into that deck? Is it better to keep as much as you can, so that you can play a wider variety of decks in the future? What happens if the deck you want to play gets

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ThatResolves – CrownRoach and Praxis Flamestoker

@thatresolves has been hard at work figuring out different ways to attack the FJS Pile and SkyCraggro decks floating around right now. He found a few approaches that are off the beaten path, and a ton of fun to play. It’s hard to justify crafting the necessary legendary’s to make either of these decks, but if you do, you are liable to have a good time! Let us know what you think! CrownRoach Praxis Flamestokre AKA Anti-FJS

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Welcoming “ThePlatypusKing” to Team Rankstar

We are super excited to add well known Eternal streamer “ThePlatypusKing” to our roster! He has been producing quality Eternal content for some time now, and streams almost every day of the week. Check our his stream: here. Make sure to follow him on Twitter for regular updates on when he is streaming or releasing new content! More about him: ThePlatypusKing would tour across the United States performing music and grinding Magic tournaments. Would theorycraft decklists on the long drives

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Aphelion

Appreciating Tier Lists

Whether you are a Hearthstone, Magic or Eternal player, one thing is clear – deck building game communities love to divide their competitive decks into tiers. Decks are placed into arbitrary categories based on their representation at tournaments and how well they perform. These tiers help players understand what to expect when entering the competitive field and how to adjust their strategy to account for the most prevalent deck archetypes. Sometimes these interpretations are taken as the final word when

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ThatResolves – Feln and Xenan

Xenan is a fairly under represented faction on ladder as of late. Both LifeForce, Xenan Mid as well as Big Xenan have been fairly absent since the first week of the first week of the 2018 ETS. While some iterations of the deck were fairly popular pre-Dusk Road, it seems to have very heavily fallen out of favor since the meta shifted to include/combat more Argenport. ThatResolves takes a look at the most current iteration of LifeForce, showcasing some of

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ThatResolves – Greed Pile

Easily one of our favorite archetypes, 3F Greed Piles has swung in and out of favor as the meta evolves. It aims to go over the top of most decks, and does it quite well. With that being true, it often does not have to worry too much about what the opponent is doing, nor over extend into a Harsh Rule. It can play a really strong midrange game, and overwhelm most late game plans. See for yourself Big thanks

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ThatResolves – Playing Feln

ThatResolves takes out the two most popular Feln archetypes in this week’s videos! If you are thinking about trying either one, make sure to check these out! Feln Control – great keeping all of the shenanigans in check Feln Reanimator – personal favorite, can win going tall, wide, grindy or aggro. Very versatile! Don’t forget to subscribe for new videos!

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ThatResolves – Armory and You

Our friend ThatResolves has posted a couple of videos of the two most prominent Armory variants! With FJT Armory almost non-existent on ladder, which version do you think is best? Primal Icaria Or Traditional Armory Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to subscribe!

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ThatResolves – SkyCrag Aggro

ThatResolves continues their video series with a crack at SkyCrag aggro! With a very strong showing, you can see this deck displays as quite the contender in the current meta! Make sure to follow them on Twitter for regular updates!

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Welcoming “ThatResolves” to Team Rankstar!

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to the Rankstar family: ThatResolves! They will be leading the charge on the team’s YouTube content, so keep your eyes peeled every week for new videos. Check out their latest video here: Argenport Makto

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Aphelion – Eternal

Hello there, and thank you for stopping by. My name is Zach “Aphelion” Lincoln, and I am one of the founders of Team Rankstar! Team Rankstar is a project my co-founder Ben “Realize” Williams and I started to integrate ourselves with the communities we love. While we are both avid players of many games, each of will be focusing on our primary CCGs: Hearthstone (him) and Eternal (myself). While still in our preliminary stages of development, we will be focusing

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