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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 5

The following people made this article possible: LightsoutaceChriseayPusillanimousMancio1982susuexpIronTide 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 4

The following people made this article possible: susuexp Quitschi Mancio1982 ChriseayPusillanimous 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 3

The following people made this article possible: SusuexpMancio1982QuitschiKodamaIlyakLightsoutaceChriseayBurnKekswal 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Who’s the Beatdown III: Endgames and Resource Allocation

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Today I’m going to give you my take on the classic question “who’s the beatdown?” First asked by Mike Flores and then Zvi Moshowitz. The theory states that victory is determined by correct assessment of roles in a match-up. Flores focuses on the more traditional idea of one deck being the aggressor and the being control. Moshowitz abstracts this idea by focusing on the idea of inevitability and what happens if the game

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The Mantid Man

Justa Buncha Rascals

Skycrag Yetis in-depth Deck Tech A guest article from Alison of TQG It’s no secret that Yetis have fallen out of favor recently. The recent dominance of Saber-Tooth Prideleader decks has given x/1 aggro decks a headache. While aggro was still very much a viable strategy, it tended towards overstatted units and combat tricks (eg. Combrei Aggro) rather than going extremely fast and flooding the board, because that strategy was just really bad against Prideleader. But that was all changed

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – February 2020, Week 4

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible: ChriseayLightsOutAceMancio1982QuitschisusuexpETrexPapaCapricorn 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – February 2020 Week 2

The following people made this article possible: ChriseayLightsoutaceMancio1982bA1ancesusuexpSandalphonQuitschiMurderOfCrows 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – February 2020 Week 1

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible: ChriseaysusuexpMancio1982QuitschiLightsOutAceGrandarbA1ance 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out – Endgame

Going into the Quarterly Championships, Argenport was the deck to beat in Expedition. Its main weakness felt like 8 sweeper decks (Four each of Shen-Ra Speaks and Ageworn Vestige) with Xulta Arcanum. These decks generally come in 4-faction forms that are base TJP or TJS with a single Fire Sigil to find with Seek Power or Amber Acolyte and have Arcanum as their only Fire card. Neither third faction seemed to add that much in exchange for the decreased consistency.

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 4

Throne has shifted around quite a bit this week. Winchest and Stonescar have been top tier for a while, but it’s only now that they have started to actually dominate the metagame. Combrei Aggro is still incredibly popular, but increasingly taking a back seat as the more universally powerful decks play a larger role in the meta.

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out – ECQ Champion

Spoilers if you haven’t watched the VOD of ECQ: Strange Lands yet, but I won the tournament! It’s always great to win an event, but this time I didn’t do it alone. I had help from my new team, Team Rankstar, and we performed excellently as a whole with two members in the top 4, three in the top 8, and seven in the top 64. But first let’s go back to the beginning. The Deck I’ve been a huge

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 3

The following people made this article possible: t3544ChriseaybA1anceGrandarPapaCapricornSusuexpMancio1982MagikarpMurderOfCrowsDeeDub 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 2

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible:chriseayPapaCapricornt3544LightsOutAcebA1anceMancio1982susuexpParasytesvrQQ 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 it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit,

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: 78 Ways to Leave Your Lover

“The problem is all inside your head”, she said to me“The answer is easy if you take it logicallyI’d like to help you in your struggle to be freeThere must be seventy-eight ways to leave your lover” Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! I know many of you are waiting for my Expedition Power Base article, don’t worry it is still in the works. It is just taking a lot of time to get where I want it to

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 1

Since GHP is going to be busy throughout January, I’m going to take over a few Meta Mondays this month, and as is tradition, the articles will actually come out on Tuesday. This week, we had 242 Throne games submitted and 506 Expedition games. Due to the balance changes, the Throne meta described is pretty much just a novelty, but we should still look at what the meta was like during the final week of Endra.

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Tchamber5

Backlash 38: New Year Reflections

The Boys look back at their year, what they have accomplished, and – more importantly – what they learned //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – 2019 in Review

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday Thank you to everyone who submitted games to our forms this year and made Meta Monday possible. The list of people who did this would be too long, but special thanks for helping the articles beyond compare go to: ChriseaySusuexpt3544SquadhawkLiglig Your game submissions make Meta Monday possible. If you want to support us, please submit your Throne games here and your Expedition games here. A Year in Review Even though I’ve been consistently writing

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The Mantid Man

How Not To Tech Against Endra

This is a guest article from Alison. If you would like to write guest pieces to be published on Team Rankstar’s site, just reach out to Mantid on Discord or Twitter. Endra, Champion of Shavka, has been dominating the Throne format lately. The decks that run her go by a variety of affectionate nicknames: “Edna Storm”, “Haunted Harpway”, “Hurricane Endra”. All of them are based around the same basic concept – to recur Endra as many times as possible with

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Burn for Free

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Today I am going to give my opinion on how the Torch nerf has felt so far. If you interacted with me on the day of the Torch nerf I would have given you the answer that this is an unequivocally bad decision. After a couple weeks I have warmed up to the nerf but I’m still not sure Torch was the best card to nerf. I believe that Eternal should have a

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out: Invoke the Chair

I hope everyone had/has/will have a wonderful holiday! It’s the season for fun and relaxation, and I can think of no better way to relax and have fun than to play really long games of Eternal. Today’s deck may not take you to the top of ladder, but I’ve had a blast gunning down everything with Blitrok + Vara’s Sanctum: 4 Seek Power (Set1 #408)2 Eremot’s Designs (Set1007 #9)4 Fenris Nightshade (Set4 #204)4 Lightning Strike (Set1 #197)4 Vara’s Favor (Set0

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Tchamber5

GHP Reviews the New Campaign!

Tchamber5 is AWOL, but Gerry doesnt let that stop him! Check out what he has to say about the newest Eternal Card Game set! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: December Week 4

The following people made this article possible: t3544BluRicesusuexpQuitschibA1anceChriseayPapaCapricornMancio1982 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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Team Rankstar

LightsOutAce

LightsOutAce is an Eternal content creator with success at every level of the game and tournament circuit. He is known for playing competitive, yet off-the-beaten path decks and his jovial, lighthearted demeanor. His laugh has been called “infectious” and his deck creations have seen widespread adoption and acclaim in the community.

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The Mantid Man

Darkest Hour Interviews: Erik9099

This is a guest article by DarkestHour, submitted to Team Rankstar. Greetings, fellow Scions, and welcome to the first of my bi-weekly column where I harass notable Eternal Community members and make them answer my questions. My name is DarkestHour, and without further ado, let’s jump right into a conversation I’ve had with one of, if not the, best players in the game right now, Erik9099. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Erik speaks 4 languages! (English, Portuguese, Spanish and French), and

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noverb

Promises by Firelight Set Review

Hello everyone! My name is Nathan “noverb” Overbay. Today I will be walking you through all the new cards from the new campaign Promises by Firelight.

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out – Shadows Over Expedition

Welcome to Lights Out, my old article series revitalized and newly hosted by Team Rankstar! I wrote weekly or biweekly articles throughout 2017 and most of 2018, but website changes and life events kept me out of the article-writing game for most of 2019. Now I’m back, though – expect to see plenty more of me in 2020! If you are not familiar with my work, you can check submission history on reddit or my youtube channel. I’m most known for Xenan decks, Scrappy Hour and various other grindy midrange and control decks.

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noverb

Examining FJS Eclipse

Hello, everyone! Once again, I am Nathan “noverb” Overbay. Today I want to showcase the deck that most of Team Rankstar brought to the November 2019 ECQ: Promises by Firelight. The deck performed rather well for a lot of us and I wanted to walk you through the build step by step.

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: December Week 3

The following people made this article possible:t3544PapaCapricornQuitschiSusuexpMancio1982bA1anceLightsoutAceParasyteInjulanderChriseay 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or email

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Argenport IKEA As Is

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Today I am going to talk about a topic that has been bugging more for a while but I haven’t gotten around to writing up until now. The simple phrase “we could put it in the market.” The market is not a place to shove your cards you couldn’t fit in the main deck. The market is a part of your deck. You build the deck as a whole, the market should not

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Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 35: What to play (or beat) in the ECQ

This week, GHP returns to talk about the balance changes and what decks to play (or beat) in the ECQ! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Tchamber5

How to Attack a Meta Game

Hello everyone, Tchamber5 here! Today, I wanted to talk about something that I think is an important skill to have when advancing your skill as an Eternal player, especially when you start to become interested in competing in Events successfully. I am, of course, talking about attacking a meta game.  There are a few points that come to mind when pondering this topic, that range from deck selection to card choices. Know what decks are popular There are a couple

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noverb

ECQ Preparation

Hello everyone! Nathan “noverb” Overbay here back again to talk strategy with you. With the World’s Qualifier season underway, what better thing to talk about than how to prepare for an Eternal Championship Qualifier (ECQ)? What are my qualifications to talk about this, you may ask? While I may not have the most Top 64’s of all the competitors in Eternal, I do have a Top 64, two Top 32’s, and a Finals placing in previous ECQs. In this article

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: December Week 2

The following people made this article possible: t3544GrandarPapaCapricornBlessioQuitschiSusuexpMancio1982bA1anceLightsoutAce 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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CaptainTeembro

Meta Monday: December Week 1

With NotoriousGHP away for the week to focus on his exams, CaptainTeembro has found an opportunity for a hostile takeover of Meta Monday.

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Tchamber5

The Overmaster is here and he has opinions

Tim and Gerry are Joined by Theo…..er…Shawn, AKA Overmaster this week and he came with some hot takes on the most recent balance patch! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @The_Overmaster @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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The Mantid Man

That Cultist Life

This guest piece was submitted Ninjela. Hey folks! Did you enjoy the recent ECQ? Are you feeling like you didn’t see quite enough Cultists to satisfy? Want to know how you can get in on that Xenan action for this weekend’s Melee event? Well, you’re in luck! Those cultists carried me to a record of 24-4 in Stage 1 of the ECQ, locking in the #2 spot in the top 64, and I’m here to tell you all about them:

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: November Week 4

Introduction The following people made this article possible: ChriseayLightsOutAceGrandarPapaCapricornSusuexpMancio1982QuitschiBlessiodrAlvioSunsFurybA1anceInjulanderAberosh1819 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord,

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Tchamber5

ECQ top 16 and the future of Expedition

Tim and Gerry discuss the top 16 of the ECQ as well as the upcoming additions to the expedition format! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: November Week 3

The following people made this article possible: SusuexpDoobsMancio1982QuitschiCoffeeparasolAberosh1819bA1anceInjulanderBlessioLightsoutaceChriseayGrandar 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: November Week 2

Overview The following people made this article possible: Susuexpt3544DoobsSleepfighterInjulanderQuitschiIsochronshawnreed343TadhgMorAberosh1819bA1anceMancio1982ChriseayJedi_EjBlessioLightsoutAce 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 on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord,

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday: November Week 1

Editor’s Note: HA, “Monday” The following people made this article possible: susuexp t3544 LIFactor bA1ance Mancio1982 ThePlatypusKing Injulander Nephromancer Doobs shawnreed343 Quitschi Kekswal Blessio sleepfighter Crafty Muso Foreword This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday 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. Please specify the deck list the opponent was on each game in the form. If you have a large

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Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 31: What We Would Play This Weekend

Tim and Gerry Discuss what they would play this weekend. they also talk about Throne, Kairos and whether or not he is too good. //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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isochroneternal

Expedition – First Impressions

When it comes to the Eternal community, I’m probably known for three things: complaining a lot, wanting rotation, and being called Isomorphic. This article is about rotation because I think that Eternal finally really rotated this Monday. And to really demonstrate the emotional impact this event had on me, I want to talk a quick bit about the background that lead to writing this article. Back in early summer, I basically quit. I didn’t really play in Eternal for around

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