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noahc92

Mythgard Meta Report – January 2020 Week 1

Today we’ve got an article that is different than anything else we’ve published for Mythgard so far. One of the most important parts of a card game is understanding the metagame and planning your deck and your strategy accordingly. With the help from some faces that should be pretty familiar to most of our readers, I gathered some data and I’m here to tell you all about it. We’re going to be examining the play rates of different decks on

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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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doc28ecg

Once Upon a Time: Overrunning Portland with Modern Elves

On the Friday of MagicFest Portland, I watched my teammate Devon (@arbitraryarmor) take down the Standard PTQ with Jund Sacrifice. At some point that afternoon, I jokingly told him that I’d make it back-to-back Team Rankstar wins the next day in the Modern PTQ. My expectations for the weekend were relatively low given how busy I was leading up to the event; with final exams looming over the month, I decided to trust in my experience and sleeve up Elves,

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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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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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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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RJam

Meta Analysis Weekend 20

Introduction Hello everyone! I am Rjam a lover of stats and card games. I currently reside in Mythic and have put significant time into theory crafting, meta analysis, and discussion with other players so that I can bring you an extensive look into the past weekend of ranked. In this meta analysis you will find decklists, week to week comparisons, and future predictions from the perspective of a 1300+ MMR player. If you are interested in how I get my

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drdenuz

How to make Gwent even better?

Prologue After the much anticipated release of Roadmap* for Gwent and a surprising expansion Gwent is probably in one of it’s best times ever. But as always there is still room for improvement, so here one question comes up – How to make Gwent even better? *Plan of what is waiting for players in terms of competitive gameplay in 2020. 2019 was a one hell of a year for Gwent, as tons of new stuff was introduced into the game.

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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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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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synergygod3773

Let’s talk about the Gwent Roadmap for 2020

This article was written by SynergyGod3773 and edited by Sevenzh. Gwent’s 2020 roadmap was just released and it brought some people to tears while others rejoiced to hear some of CDPR’s 2020 vision (pun intended) for Gwent. The Gwent team, led by Pawel Burza and Jason Slama, recapped Gwent Homecoming’s first year and brought to the forefront their aspirations for the upcoming calendar year. These topics included all of the following: PS4/Xbox One – Support will be discontinued for consoles

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Tchamber5

Where in the World is GHP?

Theo, wait no, SHAWN and Tim discuss the most recent adds to the expedition format. //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @The_Overmaster @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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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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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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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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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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CaptainTeembro

Leaderborked

CaptainTeembro tries to look past the salt to figure out why the new Expedition Ladder feels so bad to rank up on.

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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 4

Welcome to Meta Monday, presented by NotoriousGHP.The following people made this article possible: ChriseaySusuexpNotABotMancio1982t3544VNodosaurasKekswalOatmealTheScotDoobsbA1anceRaithr3544SasquatchBrahInjulanderDeedubLightsoutaceNoverbNephromancer LimFactor KingAndrew (Editors Note: If your name was missed, just let me know and it’ll be updated asap, we had so many games recorded the information was massive to break down. ) 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

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The Mantid Man

Lore Broker’s Files: The Volkov Project

This is the third episode in the Lore Broker’s Files video series. As we continue diving into the lore behind the wonderful world of Mythgard we look now to the green Dreni faction and that super soldiers of the Volkov Project. Enjoy the dive into the Lore Broker’s Files and, as always, Spoilers ahead!

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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: The Empire of Greed

Hello and welcome to the Weekly Stream Recap with Weissenberg! In this segment your humble servant and the loyal subject to the Nilfgaardian Emperor provides a written testimony of his adventures in the realm of Gwent. Each week we will try our luck with a creative and non-competitive deck and each week we will try to achieve the peak of Gwent memery. The Empire of Greed My dear friends, it’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not talking

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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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The Mantid Man

Lore Broker’s Files: Parsa

This is the Second episode in the Lore Broker series. This series continues to cover the story, lore, and theory within the world of Mythgard in short, easy to take in sections. In this episode we look at everything that makes the Empire of Parsa such a force in the world. Enjoy the journey in to the Lore Broker’s Files, as always Spoilers Ahead.

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