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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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For Fun
Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Imperial Academy of Magic

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 deck and non-competitive and each week we will design a set of rules we have to follow throughout the broadcasts. Imperial Academy of MagicNilfgaard Mages is a deck idea that initially gained some recognition

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Competitive
Flake

Five Rotation-Proof Decks

Magic’s Standard meta exists in an environment that is in annual flux. As new sets are introduced, older expansions are pushed out the back door. Standard rotation ensures the meta has a scheduled expiry, keeping things relatively fresh. Though many popular cards will soon vanish from the format, the decks they populated are not necessarily doomed to disappear. Here are five rotation proof decks you can count on. Izzet Phoenix Izzet hit a sweet spot during the Ravnica block, scoring

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Community
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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Eternal
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 15: Bones Worth Picking

Tim and Gerry talk about what DWD could be doing better for the game as well as expedition, ETS results and patron questions //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar

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Magic: The Gathering
cardcounterchris

My Streamer Event Decks

The decks below are in no way optimized. I put them together (rather hastily) for the streamer event and not only were the fun, they shined!  Although I also ran a Jeskai control deck, I can’t properly optimize it in a bo1 world, I’ll have more information on that in the coming days.  More detailed individual guides for these lists will be out later this week.  This guide is for those day 1 decks and to inspire before you spend

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Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar 6/28

We finished up out Master Series Events this week, with the Last Chance Qualifier being on Sunday. It has been a really exciting journey, and we are very honored to have worked with Bethesda on this project. Stay tuned for more tournaments and events coming at you soon! Community Eternal NotoriousGHP and Doc28 top 8’d the Eternal Tournament Series this past weekend! Gwent Hearthstone Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on

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bringerofwinter

My Journey to Pro Rank: A Story About 21 Rank Progression

Many of you won’t know me! I’m the guy behind the scenes of TRS and for many streamers. I’m involved as a community manager for Gwent streamers and as one of the financial people for Team Rankstar. And even though I do stream It’s sporadic and not regular so I’m an unknown to many of you. And a full disclosure regarding card games It’s not my first rodeo. I’ve played many online and irl card games and was always pretty

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Competitive
Duchi

Mono-Red Deck Analysis and Sideboard Guide

For the longest time I avoided playing mono red aggro. Before, I used to deem the deck something that was too linear and had no game plan, but I was wrong. Mono red aggro can be argued to being pound for pound one of the, or the, best deck in the current meta. One crucial assessment I have made to my claim is the sheer number of copies of mono red at each tournament. There is not a weekend that

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Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team Ekami

Welcome to the newest member of our Gwent team: Ekami! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/ekami/

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Team Rankstar

Crimson Clash 2

Team Rankstar is excited to announce our second Gwent tournament: Crimson Clash II! This is our second foray into the Gwent tournament scene and we could not be more excited. We hope that you will join us on  May 18-19 to compete in the event, then Saturday May 25th to see the top 8 streamed at 12pm EDT by Flake and Markthius on www.Twitch.tv/TeamRankstar! Registration for the event can be done here: https://challonge.com/crimsonclash2 Final decklists are to be uploaded to

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arbitraryarmor

Feather is Broken

Feather, the Redeemed is broken. . . . Oh, wait, you actually wanted an article to go along with that? I guess I might as well give you one while you’re here. Feather, the Redeemed is an incredibly powerful card. Normally, buying back your pump spells would be pretty good, but in this deck it’s even better than it usually would be. Two other new cards from War of the Spark, Tenth District Legionnaire and Dreadhorde Arcanist, both combine well

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Community
noahc92

Intuition: A Look Into Upcoming Changes to Mythgard

Mythgard’s newest patch is soon to be upon us. With that patch, we can expect a lot of changes. The kind folks over at Rhino Games have been nice enough to tease us with some of the upcoming changes. There’s a lot left unannounced in this patch. I look forward to reading the patch notes to find what isn’t covered here. As for what we already know; we’ve gauged the community as well as some of TRS’ own players to

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Backlash Episode 6: Dark Frontier Spoilers!

  Tim and Gerry discuss The spoilers from the new set as well as the effect that the balance changes have had on the meta. //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @teamrankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: Patreon! 1:40 – onslaught 4:41 – Aspect of Destruction 11:30 – pristine light 19:32 – Tasbu 25:00 – evenhanded golem + GHP Rant about hearthstone 33:30 – Balance changes 58:00 – under rated and over rated deck

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Eternal
Tchamber5

Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter Crown

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Beyond the Top Eight! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! This weekend, we had another ECQ come to pass, and a ton of cool decks were brought to battle in the top 64. Let’s break it down! The story of the tournament was definitely the strong showing of Hooru, as well as the continuation of the Winchest and Jennev archetypes. Take a peek at these numbers(borrowed from Paradox

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

TESLegends Arena Report – Isle of Madness

It’s been awhile since the mighty Sheogorath returned to the game to bring some chaos into our games. Since then, some changes in the Arena format were introduced to improve the game’s quality in terms of more available cards to pick, which translates to more variations on deck constructions. Since the inclusion of the oldest sets of the game and the exclusion of the so called “anti synergy” cards in the draft pool, we saw a general rise in power

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isochroneternal

Does it really take two weeks to get a tier deck?

The conventional wisdom in the Eternal community since the beginning has been that a new player can expect to get a tier deck in around two weeks. However, there have been a lot of changes to the game. You can no longer get infinite silver chests every three wins, but you do get a pack for the first win of a day. The economy has been nerfed by 10%. Decks, in general, have a lot more legendaries and rares than

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Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – April 2019

Alongside Awedragon and RenoJackson, we would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us experts’ opinions: Spiral, Siveure, Bananaramic, Hijodaikan, SgtSlay3r, Dean, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Yami and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the Second Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 45 decks we’ve seen frequently on ladder, explain

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Mono-Blue Valkyrie

name: Budget Mono-Blue Valkyriepath: turn of seasonspower: infuse4 freki scout3 demolition speedway4 einherjar thane3 ice spike4 valkyrie tough4 brainstorm3 freki sidecar2 road queen1 skilled hacktivist3 stormdottir’s chosen1 bridgeway troll2 thunderclap3 valkyrie enforcer2 cataclysm1 volcanic risi

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London mulligan and duo standard

Intro My name is Denwop, and I started playing MTG in 1995-1996. I was very excited about the game as it introduced a heroic fantasy world around a strategic game. I played until 2002, and stopped because I began to travel a lot, started professional career, and it was difficult to find player in my area. I returned to the game back in 2018 with the closed beta of MTG arena. I kept myself involved in CCGs with Hearthstone, Might

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Community
noahc92

Using Math to Construct Your Deck

One of the most important and oft-talked about aspects to deck construction in almost every card game is consistency. Today, we’ll explore the idea of consistency in your deck as it pertains to Mythgard and take a look at a mathematical approach to making sure your deck is as fine-tuned and optimized as possible. Before moving too deep into the numbers, I think it’s important to establish a common definition of “consistency” in this context. For the purpose of this

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Reno

Top 100 Legend Rastakhan Even Mage

What’s up folks? I’m RenoJackson and I always like to mess around with obscure decks to fine winning formulas that others don’t often think of. Around the end of every expansion, I’d always come up with something cool, and this time it’s Even Mage! It’s win/loss was 27-10 from #400 to #80 legend, note that the few first losses were with subjectively worse versions of the deck, so it’s actually performing far better. Why Even Mage? Believe it or not,

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Team Rankstar

Crimson Clash

Team Rankstar is excited to announce our first Gwent tournament: Crimson Clash! This is our first foray into the Gwent tournament scene and we could not be more ready! We hope that you will join us on Saturday April 13th to compete in the event, then Sunday April 14th to see the top 4 streamed at 11am EST by Flake and Markthius on www.Twitch.tv/TeamRankstar! Read the full rules and details here. Register for the event here (64 spots): https://challonge.com/CrimsonClash Join

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Guide
noahc92

Navigating Turn 1 Minion Placement

One of the more interesting aspects of Mythgard is the use of Lanes, which we’ve discussed previously. A frequent question I’ve seen come up from newer players looking to optimize their play is “Well, where do I play my first Minion?” so today we’ll be discussing that topic a bit. There are many ways to approach your turn 1 Minion placement and each of those approaches have their benefits and their own disadvantages as well. The first placement we’ll look

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bruhsiah

Seat of Impulse: Diogo Malaga, Elonze

Hello, my name is Bruhsiah! You may know me as the Prophet of Punts, the Master of Misplays, and the Titan of Top-Decks. But, I am here now to welcome you to the third edition of Seat of Impulse. This is an article series where various Team Rankstar team members give their first impression and their impulsive opinions on the latest announcements for Eternal. Today’s topic will be the newest Hero that goes to 11. Diogo Malaga, Elonze. I quickly

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The New Necro – Decklist

name: The New Necropath: disk of circadiapower: smite2 beimeni falls2 yahui4 meso libre1 orbital jamming satellite2 vicious cycle2 misanthropia2 harvester1 twin junah1 sapo, the devourer2 grinning kolobok1 marching orders2 born-again4 detained2 raid the tombs4 hopeless necromantic2 led astray3 volkov heavy1 traitorous murmur2 indrik beast

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Hearthstone
thatstowelie

How To Win With Holomancer

You have probably never seen this card before, and if you have it was likely to have been in a brief negative review or in arena. This is understandable considering that for Holomancer to get value you rely on your opponent playing minions with strong effects that still have value on a 1/1 body, which is a big ask, and this is assuming it doesn’t get removed or traded away before your opponent even plays a minion. This quirky text

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endozoite

TRS Classic Season 1 Meta Analysis

Hey everyone, Endo here. The TRS Classic this past weekend marked the final major tournament before Isles of Madness’ release and the decks brought to the event should give us a clear picture of where we stand for now so that we can begin to analyze how the new expansion will impact competitive play. As with many recent TESL tournaments, a few familiar archetypes had very heavy representation but deck diversity on the whole was very high and success at

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Mono-Red Aggro

name: Budget Mono-Red Aggropath: journey of soulspower: smite4 ignition4 ironflesh performer3 shadow trapeze3 ankle biter4 daring trapezists2 firesong prodigy4 strigoi pureblood3 crimson pact2 dashing ringmaster3 ichor feast4 ironbelly wyvern1 lamia’s kiss3 panic raider2 wings of abaddon

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Yellow/Orange Tokens

name: Budget YO Tokenspath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 maze of iyatiku2 yahui3 meso libre3 poxbringer3 black cadejo2 ollama ring3 white cadejo4 eager recruit2 xerxian hideout3 parsa clarion4 parsa regulars3 shadhavar beast2 peri at the gates2 seal of exile

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Mono-Green Aggro

name: Mono Greenpath: journey of soulspower: infuse3 grinning kolobok2 house elf2 rewind hex2 born-again4 detained4 gallows boy3 raid the tombs1 bela, witch queen3 led astray2 leshy greene2 ved’ma skyranger3 volkov pointman3 avenging alpha3 gamayun1 traitorous murmur2 indrik beast

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Budget Purple Reanimator – Aug 2019

name: Budget Purple Reanimatorcoverart: Baku Bogeymanpath: disk of circadiapower: smite2 wake the bones1 born-again4 detained4 hopeless necromantic2 led astray2 gamayun3 volkov heavy2 indrik beast4 simuzen2 imperative bell4 sword saint3 hotel barkeep1 pentacle of flavors2 terragon2 lantern colossus2 baku bogeyman

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Budget Mono-Red – Aug 2019

name: Budget Mono-Redcoverart: Panic Raiderpath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 ignition4 strigoi pup2 blood moon4 daring trapezists2 firesong prodigy3 strigoi pureblood2 blood dolls3 freki huntress2 grim narcoleptic3 ichor feast4 ironbelly wyvern3 panic raider3 duskwing angel1 magmataur

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Budget P/R Aggro – Aug 2019

name: Budget Purple-Red Aggrocoverart: Shinobi of Windpath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 ignition4 strigoi pup4 daring trapezists2 firesong prodigy4 ironbelly wyvern3 panic raider2 wings of abaddon1 magmataur3 racer in shadow2 juiced4 sword saint3 hotel barkeep4 shinobi of wind

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Budget G/O Aggro – Aug 2019

name: Budget Green-Orange Aggrocoverart: Leshy Greenepath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 detained4 gallows boy2 raid the tombs2 leshy greene3 avenging alpha4 eager recruit1 xerxian observer4 vital broxa4 parsa regulars3 serendipity ifreet3 aimless vessel2 peri at the gates2 seal of exile2 temptation

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Budget Deserts – Aug 2019

name: Budget Blue Desertscoverart: Sandscapepath: rainbow’s endpower: reanimate2 singing stone3 demolition speedway4 einherjar thane1 root of the world4 brainstorm2 earthslide1 freki sidecar3 tailroot wurm4 eager recruit2 dust devil4 sandscape3 parsa regulars1 soma oasis1 oil field2 seal of exile3 mardykhor

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September 2019 Budget Mono-Red Aggro

name: Budget Mono-Red Aggrocoverart: Ironbelly Wyvernpath: journey of soulspower: infuse2 extract life4 ignition4 ironflesh performer4 strigoi pup4 daring trapezists2 firesong prodigy4 strigoi pureblood1 crimson pact3 freki huntress1 ichor feast4 ironbelly wyvern3 panic raider2 wings of abaddon1 duskwing angel1 magmataur

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September 2019 Budget Blue/Yellow Valkyrie

name: Budget Blue-Yellow Valkyriecoverart: Bulwarkpath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 freki scout2 demolition speedway4 einherjar thane2 ice spike2 lore broker4 valkyrie tough3 brainstorm1 freki sidecar2 road queen3 stormdottir’s chosen1 bridgeway troll2 thunderclap3 valkyrie enforcer3 poxbringer4 bulwark

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Crafty Starter

name: Crafty Startercoverart: Sword Saintpath: journey of soulspower: smite3 pack trooper2 ruslan’s bight2 bold omega1 gallows boy2 synapse overclock1 academy recruitment1 led astray1 volkov pointman2 volkov veteran1 avenging alpha1 gamayun1 wendish giant1 sovereign architect1 volkov heavy1 pocket instance1 racer in shadow2 axe man1 juiced1 red cliffs2 sword saint1 muttonmorphosis2 shinobi of fire1 shinobi of smoke2 shinobi of wind1 back alley ronin1 emperor koi1 thriving shade1 pushy oni1 terragon1 lantern colossus

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September 2019 Budget Green/Orange Aggro

name: Budget Green-Orange Aggrocoverart: Xerxian Recruiterpath: journey of soulspower: infuse4 detained4 gallows boy2 raid the tombs2 leshy greene3 avenging alpha2 gamayun2 dune cat4 eager recruit1 xerxian observer2 dust devil2 xerxian recruiter4 parsa regulars3 serendipity ifreet2 aimless vessel1 seal of exile2 temptation

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September 2019 Budget Purple/Orange Midrange

name: Budget Orange-Purple Midrangecoverart: Lantern Colossuspath: journey of soulspower: impel4 eager recruit2 sandscape3 vital broxa1 xerxian hideout2 xerxian recruiter3 serendipity ifreet1 oil field2 peri at the gates1 seal of exile1 temptation3 mardykhor3 racer in shadow4 simuzen2 sword saint4 shinobi of wind2 back alley ronin2 lantern colossus

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Red/Purple Aggro

name: PR Aggrocoverart: Misfortunepath: journey of soulspower: impel4 ignition4 ironflesh performer4 daring trapezists2 firesong prodigy1 crimson pact4 ironbelly wyvern3 panic raider1 the oak of dodona2 wings of abaddon1 magmataur4 racer in shadow2 ghost in the system1 misfortune3 shinobi of smoke4 shinobi of wind

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Mono-Orange Zealots

name: mono orange zealotscoverart: Spear of Destinypath: journey of soulspower: impel 4 conviction4 eager recruit3 xerxian observer2 dark passenger2 mandatory vigor4 parsa crusader1 spear of destiny2 xerxian recruiter3 parsa clarion4 parsa regulars3 xerxian sympathizer2 peri at the gates1 scion of pride3 seal of exile2 temptation

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Blue Red Purple Muse

name: blue red purple muse coverart: Terpsichore Muse path: rainbow’s end power: impel 4 freki scout 3 demolition speedway 3 freki sidecar 2 thunderclap 1 magnus thorsson 4 strigoi pup 3 mistwalker gate 2 dashing ringmaster 3 red carnival 1 terpsichore muse 4 simuzen 4 sword saint 3 shinobi of smoke 3 shinobi of wind

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Mythgard – Purple Valkyrie

name: purple valkyriepath: journey of soulspower: impel4 freki scout2 demolition speedway3 valkyrie tough2 freki sidecar2 road queen3 stormdottir’s chosen1 bragi runesinger1 kara mourningwives1 rider of edda2 thunderclap2 valkyrie enforcer1 magnus thorsson1 ingrid stormdottir3 pocket instance4 simuzen2 juiced4 sword saint2 pentacle of flavors

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Plagued Bulwark Budget – Decklist

name: Plagued Bulwark Budget coverart: Plague Maidens path: turn of seasons power: infuse 3 demolition speedway 4 einherjar thane 3 brainstorm 2 thunderclap 2 cataclysm 4 maze of iyatiku 2 godspore mushroom 2 gemcutter spider 4 meso libre 2 wonder drug 3 circle of protection 3 detained 4 bulwark 2 plague maidens

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Plagued Bulwark – Decklist

name: Plagued Bulwark coverart: Plague Maidens path: turn of seasons power: impel 4 einherjar thane 3 brainstorm 1 bragi runesinger 1 junkyard valhalla 1 kara mourningwives 1 odinthrone 1 thunderclap 1 magnus thorsson 2 cataclysm 3 maze of iyatiku 2 godspore mushroom 3 meso libre 1 orbital jamming satellite 2 wonder drug 3 circle of protection 3 detained 4 bulwark 1 headless one 1 the recursionist 2 plague maidens

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Mythic Yellow-Green Ramp

name: Mythic Ramp coverart: Indrik Beast path: turn of seasons power: impel 2 clay effigy 2 foul harvest 4 maze of iyatiku 2 godspore mushroom 2 volition™ 1 orbital jamming satellite 2 misanthropia 1 revelation of ximec 1 universal holcan 1 zolea, the unclean 2 harvester 1 sapo, the devourer 3 grinning kolobok 2 overkill 3 detained 4 raid the tombs 1 bald mountain 1 zmey hydra 1 sablewing zira 1 traitorous murmur 1 vilja windfury 1 chort stag 1

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