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Calebovitsch

Eternal Drafting Guide

Created by Calebovitsch 1. Foreword and forward! Eternal Card Game is currently one of the biggest digital card games out there and is widely known as one of the best free-to-play ones. The amount of free content the developers are throwing at players is just enormous. One of the best ways of building your card collection in Eternal is just playing the game – usually either in ranked mode or draft mode. Given my long history with playing limited formats in

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: October Week 3

Welcome to Meta Monday, presented by NotoriousGHP.The following people made this article possible: ThePlatypusKing VNodosaurus Susuexp truxcer TheScot Isochron Doobs Kekswal t3544 Sabnitron EdenGardenz Mancio1982 bA1ance Crafty Muso drAlvio Reynard_Fox SasquatchBrah Sspifffyman Deedub Sakarnen gothunicorn Distrbed10k I_Am_Monstrum LordPerth Noverb LightsoutaceKingAndrewChriseay As always, if you’d like to contribute data and have your name featured in the article, make sure to submit your games to both the Throne Ladder and Expedition Ladder forms. If your opponent was on an off-meta deck, please just write a little

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Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #31 – Regrets?

Sometimes, while drafting, you come across a decision point where you can choose between a couple of options, each of them rated similarly. At the end of the day are you results oriented at what cards did come your way, or are you assessing it all with a cool and calculating mind? The first way can come with some regrets…

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iowatheboat

What is Grand Prix TEPPEN by iowa

What’s up TEPPEN community. It’s iowa. Today I will be breaking down Grand Prix, the every other month format. This write up will help you be prepared for what’s to come! Note that you must be in D Rank or above to enter. Information on the TEPPEN website can be found here. The information available on the website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the games covered. You should not construe this as fact or professional advice.

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: October Week 2

Welcome to Meta Monday, presented by NotoriousGHP.The following people made this article possible: CometMancio1982NotABotTruxcerJosecarlos2121SusuexpKingAndrew DeedubKorenthilSunsfuryNoverb As always, if you’d like to contribute data and have your name featured in the article, make sure to submit your games to both the Throne Ladder and Expedition Ladder forms. If your opponent was on an off-meta deck, please just write a little bit of information about it to make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM them to /u/NotoriousGHP

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noverb

The Flame of Xulta Set Review

Hello everyone, my name is Nathan “noverb” Overbay. Today I bring to you my set review for the new Eternal Card Game set The Flame of Xulta. This review is targeted at was once called the Ranked ladder meta, but is now dubbed Throne. These judgments are based on my initial thoughts on the cards. If you would like to hear my constantly evolving thought processes on cards you can join me on my stream. Without further ado, I bring

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Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #30 – Seventh Draft of the Seventh Format

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars! A new format is upon us, along the new and much improved teamrankstar.com website! This is a story of the seventh draft of the seventh set format. After playing in the so-called pre-release draft format we all got a taste of things to come … Is the new reality what we were hoping for? Let us dive in and start picking and choosing and analyzing and … Pack

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Ø

“But I have patience and experience. A man can do anything if he has those.” – Helmut Zemo, Captain America and the Winter Soldier Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Unless you speak a Nordic language or study mathematics you probably aren’t familiar with the character Ø. In math it is the symbol used to represent the Empty Set. The Empty Set is the most important set (if you adhere to the ZFC formulation of Axiomatic Set Theory). In

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Tenchuu

Follow the Purple Rabbit

Limitation breeds creativity. How to build a deck with a fractured or minimal collection? Let´s explore that with Green-Purple Ramp!

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noahc92

Mythgard New Player Guide

Mythgard launches into open beta on September 19, 2019.. Here’s a comprehensive guide for new players, brought to you by Tune Star, Erobert, and NoahC92.

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Weissenberg & Babyjosus | Pawel Burza on Merchants of Novigrad Podcast?!

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS! This is where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we pay a lot of attention to the recent challenger, some stats, memes, & more! GUESTS With great pleasure I welcome two great guys and my very good friends Weissenberg and Babyjosus!

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noahc92

Deck Tech: Red/Purple Aggro

With the help of Eolis, today I’ll explore the Red/Purple Aggro strategy and present some thoughts on evaluating your gameplay while testing a deck.

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iowatheboat

TEPPEN Season 3 Meta Decks/Tier List

Hello TEPPEN community! Coming at you from Team Rankstar and myself, iowa, is Season 3 meta decks and tier list. This will be the most important article in TEPPEN history. All the information will be vital for all players. Details of the World Championship Qualifying Rounds have been released, the current meta as we know now, is the format for players to study and grind to be qualified for the TEPPEN World Championship 2019 Tournament. The information available on the

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Flake

Fran-tic Pace: Hitting Pro Rank

There is a certain satisfaction that comes with taking the hard road to success. Blazing your own trail towards achieving your goals, rather than taking the path frequently traveled. This is not entirely that kind of discussion. This is more of an article that follows the first two steps of the instruction booklet, and soldiers on from there. This is about how you, too, can get to Pro Rank with Francesca. I’ve taken the hard road to Pro Rank before,

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notoriousghp

Meta “Monday” – September Week 1

Editor’s Note: With all of the craziness of multiple conventions around the U.S. we are sorry for the delay in Meta Monday this week. We hope to be back on schedule next week as we get journey closer to Xulta. Welcome to Meta Monday, presented by NotoriousGHP.The following people made this article possible:    ChriseayGrandarSusuepxMullibokMancio1982QuitschiTelemokosOatmealNanofuture As always, if you want to contribute data and have your name featured in the article, make sure to submit your games to this form. If your

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drdenuz

DOUBLE FINISHER FRANCESCA | Deck Showdown

INTRO When I read the patch notes and saw the changes I immediately knew that Francesca is going to be really great in this update. As I woke up the next day I was impatiently waiting for the patch to download. Then I jumped to game and created this deck I have been making in my mind before sleep. So here is my creation which I’m really proud of and have a lot of fun playing! THE DECKGUIDE MULLIGANS In

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bearsman6

Building Better Starters (Part 2): The Savage-est of Beats

Hello godlings, and welcome to the second installment in my Building Better Starters series! If you’re new here, you missed the [RB] Dire Starter primer, so go check that out! To the rest of you, this article is going to be about two more factions – for variety’s sake as much as anything. And because they’re kind of the next two factions we’re introduced to as new players running through the Story. Yep, you guessed it, today we’re going to

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notoriousghp

Teamfight Tactics Patch 9.17 Overview

Hello and welcome to our first Teamfight Tactics patch overview. Each week I’ll be posting an article about the patch and how I feel each change will affect the metagame. There will also be a video attached that was released the day of the patch where I give my first impressions on the patch. I highly recommend checking that video out before proceeding. Patch notes New Champions:This week we see the introduction of a new 5 cost unit, Pantheon. Known

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drdenuz

Fun Seasonal deck for your last (desperate?) push | Deck Showdown

Hellooo there! DrDenuz here once again with a banger of a deck for your Seasonal mode! This time I am bringing you a showdown for my Woodland Spirit “Hyperthin” deck with a surprising finisher! And the finisher is one and only beautiful Mourntart! So without further a due let’s get into the deck showdown! The Deck Mulligans The obvious mulligans are double Foglet and Wild Hunt Riders. You obviously don’t want to have both of them in hand. Other than

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Tenchuu

Yellow-Green Kolobok Ramp

I was trapped in a loop. I wanted to play big powerful minions and I wanted to play Green. The constantly optimizing part inside of me said, “You have to play Necromantic then”. But Disk of Circadia Hopeless Necromantic builds have been explored in many variants to great success, so I felt I wouldn’t be able to break new ground in a so thoroughly charted territory. Clearly I could just wait until turn 8 to play an Indrik Beast from

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Aphelion

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/23

We are excited to be partnering with Inked Gaming and Akquire for our “Customize The Way You Play” giveaway! On top of that, we have a new Wild Meta Snapshot out this week, plus plenty of other articles to fill up your weekend. Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Underlords Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out

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bearsman6

Building Better Starters (Part 1): The Dire-est of Decks

Hello godlings, and welcome to my first Mythgard article for Team Rankstar! Some of you may remember me from SolForge (if so, bravo!), but even if you don’t, let me just tell you that I tend to approach my CCGs in an unorthodox manner. I am a brewer. And I brew jank. I love to brew decks that many might consider odd, or strange, and in part that’s because I enjoy looking at all the different interactions all the cards

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. BabyJosus | Renewed Gudrun Shupe

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we take a look at some suggestions from the players for cards and a skin for Emhyr, then we hop over to a fun little observation and also we have some MEMES as always!

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drdenuz

HOW TO MILL – DECK SHOWDOWN

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! Prologue The META of Gwent has developed and it came up with decks that thin to zero or only few cards left. And that made me start to play my deck child, Mill, again with great success. This Mill deck I’ve been playing from the start of Homecoming (obviously with some changes) has taken me to Rank 1 while devouring the likes

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noahc92

Advanced Lane Mechanics In Mythgard

One of Mythgard’s most distinguishing features is its usage of lanes. This lane system leads to a very large number of nuanced decisions per game. Understanding and utilizing good placement and movement in Mythgard can be the difference between good and great players. I’ve written about some basics of lane placement previously, so be sure to check that out before reading this article. This article is going to be a little less structured and flowing than normal, as we’re mostly

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Tchamber5

Modern Monday: Breaking Down U/W Control!

I Played in an MCQ last weekend. It’s the first time that I have played competitive paper magic in a long time, and I had a blast, though I have some musings about the format.  Modern is in a really weird spot right now. It’s being dominated by some completely insane decks. Hogaak is the true menace of the format, the likes that I have not seen in a long time. Even though there have been bannings in the format

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erobert

Fires of Creation: Mono-Purple Night Market

Erobert here and we’re back again this week with Fires of Creation! Settling more into Purple, and discerning what sorts of strategies emerge from this new card pool, I’m working out a deck in mono Purple. Relying only on Purple’s distinctive features, items and large minions, this deck seeks to make the most of high gem costs and the virtual card advantage of colorless items and temporary mana. Let’s get started! Virtual Card Advantage As we have discussed in previous

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markthius

EZ Guide: Mono Red lvl II

This week’s EZ guide is level two of mono aggro red. Building on level one’s deck, this build uses the Steam-Kin, Experimental Frenzy, Chandra combo. Full Deck List: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/Public/145736

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Spyro_ZA |Current State of Gwent

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode of GWENT NEWS we together explore some fine observations by the users on Gwent’s subreddit, a great new Gwent Card Predictor app, memes and more! Guests For this episode I welcome Spyro_ZA of Team

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erobert

A Closer Look at the Features of Mythgard

Erobert here, and this week we’ll be taking a bit of a breather to highlight some of the exciting features of Mythgard. This is an expansion of some parts of this blog post at Inked Gaming that you should definitely check out as well. While more veteran players are probably familiar with the many ins and outs of Mythgard, the features are sufficiently complex that it’s worth going through them carefully and deliberately, especially as guidebooks in game are still

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Decree: All That We Get

Hello and welcome to the first edition of TheBoxer’s Decree! This will be a recurring article format where I focus in on a specific card or type of card and explain why I think it’s underplayed or overplayed. For all the fans of my Grenadin content, don’t worry, my history of Grenadin article is coming soon. Today I’m going to talk about a highly controversial opinion of mine. Royal Decree is a bad card. Notice I didn’t say unplayable. Bad

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Tchamber5

Deck of the Day: Elysian Mid (Expedition)

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Team Rankstar’s Deck of the Day! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! Today we are going to dive into a deck that took Expedition: Orienteering event by storm – Elysian Midrange! This is an archetype that has actually been around for quite sometime but has never really fully risen to prominence for more than a week at a time. However, Expedition has breathed new life into this archetype,

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doc28ecg

Doc’s Laboratory: Old Favorites in New Places

Greetings friends, and welcome back to Doc’s Laboratory! Last week, we took a look at the Expedition format leading into this past weekend’s DWD-sponsored leaderboard tournament, exploring the power of Icaria, the Liberator as a primary pillar of the format. For this week’s column, I want to shift our focus back to Standard, specifically in terms of a ranked metagame that honestly feels stagnant compared to what we’re typically used to. Now, I’m not usually one to lament about a

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noahc92

Orange-Purple Midrange: Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Play It

Let’s talk today about a deck that I’ve been grinding away with on stream lately. When Purple cards came out, I had a fixation with playing them in whatever decks I’d be playing for the next little while. Purple cards were new. They were cool. They felt fresh. I was convinced they’d even do my laundry for me! But….. did they really improve my decks? To understand how we arrive at the conclusions this article will reach, we must first

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS w/ Freddybabes & Redrame

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this week’s episode I summarize the events connected to CDPR – the release of the Patch 3.1 and the cast for the upcoming Challenger. Then we go over some interesting observations by various Reddit users alongside some

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Calebovitsch

Trials of Grodov Draft Primer

A new draft format has arrived and it brings a big change with it. Given that this newfound chaos can be difficult to understand and contain, I wanted to give everybody a helping hand with understanding what is going on.

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drdenuz

Northern Realms rise up! | deck guide

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! Prologue New update has arrived and so did the new beginning for the great Northern Realms! I myself was really looking forward for the patch and I certainly wasn’t disappointed as it breathed a new life to the faction. The Deck Guide The deck HOW TO PLAY MULLIGANS In your first hand you are looking for Roche: Merciless, Reinforcements, Blue Stripe Commandos

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doc28ecg

Doc’s Laboratory: Embarking Upon an Expedition

Greetings friends, and welcome back to Doc’s Laboratory! In light of the upcoming Expedition event, I want to take a deep dive into the overarching shape of the Expedition format leading up to this weekend. Last weekend saw the ECL host an Expedition tournament, where Team Rankstar’s own Magikarp and I made the finals playing nearly the exact same list. Let’s start off our exploration into Expedition with a look at the deck of the tournament, Ixtun Control! Ixtun Control,

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