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  1. Zelots01 says:

    This man knows da wae.

  2. Aaron Zelder says:

    Nice article!

  3. Varler says:

    Welcome to the team! 🙂

  4. Varler says:

    Good post! We need more of this positivity in the community.

    I add my opponent a lot of the time after exciting or interesting games to talk about the game or their decks. Conversely, I’ll accept any adds that someone shoots my way. Of course, this ends up with salty losers calling me or my mother names or even salty winners who are mad for who knows why, but I try not to let that ruin my multiplayer experience.

    I’ll even be extra nice to the ragers, sometimes to an absurd degree. Partly because it’s better to “kill them with kindness,” and partly because it can be funny to see someone get even more mad about you being nice to them than if you were also yelling back. Haha.

    • teamrankstar says:

      Thanks for checking the article out! I agree, more positivity we have, the more the community will grow as a whole!

      I, too, have had a “salty winner” add me after the game. I felt confident accepting their request because they won, then they laid into me for losing with my “scrub deck”. Was genuinely blown away, but I just gave them props for doing their thing, and moved on.

      Glad to hear there are others out there practicing the “hug it out” approach to salt. I really think it works pretty often!

  5. Aaron Zelder says:

    Three Thumbs Up!

  6. Why no Haunting Scream and Dark Return in the current Feln Tempo?

    • teamrankstar says:

      This list is more focused on the “midrange value” plan than recurring threats. The deck is able to maintain pretty decently velocity being as threat dense as it is, but wouldn’t gain much from Screaming back it’s lower costed units. If we added Gorgon or Beastcaller, we would likely run them, however it would be a different deck then!

  7. Austin B says:

    Nice spotlight on crown, such a fun archetype for eternal. I would have liked more focus on darkroaches, because the deck feels much better than U/W. Dark Return is huge, Nesting Avisaur is poor, and Black sky and Ayan are huge on stabilizing. I also see many lists running 4x second sight, but feel like it’s much worse as a 4x than Twinning Ritual especially in the U/W lists that don’t have as many crests to prevent bricks.

  8. Dan Gent says:

    I try to level out my tilt on bad games by remembering the great top decks I windmill slam. Variance works both ways so don’t let the bad ones get you down.

  9. The Alarmadillo Xenan link goes to the JPS Nostrix list. 😦

  10. Lateralus19 says:

    What does a weatherman know about CCGs?

  11. DB says:

    The JPS Unitless Control may come from TinMan’s Toadal Justice list: https://eternalwarcry.com/decks/details/df96upOHaDY/toadal-justice-with-dead-reckoning

  12. Tyler says:

    Is there a reason (other than “new cards + slightly less awesome matchups against the ‘pure’ control decks”) that chalice has been pretty dead lately? I’ve been having good results in ranked with it since people moved to the midrange decks.

  13. Cool idea – thanks for the content!

    Interesting to see the differences between masters and below…

  14. Extremely helpful in getting me to bridge from Magic and focus on playing “good cards,” not “cool cards.” Made the money I spent on Legends far more satisfying and worthwhile after all. Thank you very much!

  15. BumbbleBored says:

    Could you, please, add Top 10 crafts for Legendary like you have for Epics…

  16. justinlarson says:

    this guy seems cool and handsome and funny and i’d like more content from him in the future, thanks in advance

  17. Notgoosefromtopgun says:

    It would be cool if there was somewhere to go to see more content from this Jason Larkin guy.

  18. Tribblemaster says:

    Fantastic writeup, I’d love to see more articles like this in the future.

  19. NickelQueen says:

    Will be testing this deck out. I think this suits my playstyle and I have watched you and Goblin play variants of it. It looks really fun and efficient for our current meta. Thanks for this article, Endo! <3

  20. Dredd77 says:

    Looks intriguing! So is this your build or Blackhaven’s?

    • ThePlatypusKing says:

      This is absolutely Blackhaven’s creation. Looks like he had some help from NotoriousGHP as well. It’s definitely a fun deck!

  21. Apache11109 says:

    Great Article, Danny Boy! Very interesting approach, showing us that Rakano it’s not just an aggro tribe.

  22. Can we please stop using “cancer” as an adjective? It is totally unimaginative, unnecessary and disgusting to anyone who has lost beloved ones to actual cancer.

  23. Philip W McArthur says:

    This is all good advice for anyone’s specific budget and I do feel like buying the stories and puzzles are the funnest way to jump start a person’s collection. But I didn’t read any mention about Arena tickets. I think these are good value once as well since you’ll end up with ~ 70 gold, almost 200 gemstones, and two packs. Even if you don’t need a single card from either of the packs after soul trapping them for gems, you’re well on your way to crafting that specific legendary card a player would need/want.

  24. waitthisisntmtg says:

    Hey Philip!

    I agree, tickets are great value, especially if you like arena or have a lot of time to grind them. But usually, when people are spending money in TESL, it is to speed up the grind rate. In which case, you often wouldn’t want to put it into tickets as it will then require playing out those arenas. Especially with twitch drops, tickets are very common to pull, so there will already be lots of time invested in arenas for most.

  25. MrMetronome says:

    Dyou think there’s room for Acquisitive Crow in this deck? I really love the card, and it is great with Rapid Shot.

  26. Gabriel says:

    Looking forward to this series

  27. Jack says:

    This looks really useful for new players, good job! Just one minor note; forge is 2,500 rather than 2,000 as it says in the article 🙂

  28. Austin Schock says:

    What would a snap shot of the meta be? I’m looking for what the lists are tiered at

  29. Richard foxx says:

    Thanks u so much mate. Apreciate your effort and your team for help our community. This is a great game but to be honest we seriously lack of guides and good netdeck. Hope you guys could create more contents to help starter like me.
    Have a good day!

  30. BotolCebok says:

    Love your guides, a shame numbers 1, 2 and 5 got nerfed today. What would your top 10 look like now?

  31. Joshua Claytor says:

    Oh this is super cool though, grats to blastodermman!

  32. LimiteMunicipau says:

    In Token Crusader you have the Ambitious Hireling and the Khuul Lawkeeper to synergize with the buffs, whereas in Token Monk you added Septims for the Goblin to pilfer.

    But about the moonmoths, why did you choose them ? And what cards from Willpower could I place in a Token Mage to benefit the best from the Intelligence cards ?

    Sorry for these questions, I’m learning about deck building and your guide help a lot! Thanks dude 🙂

  33. Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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  35. Nagumo says:

    Great writing but this time i miss the direct links to the named decks. Greetz Nagumo

  36. Great delivery. Great arguments. Keep up the great spirit.

  37. Avery says:

    Hey rei. Great article! I just wanted to point out that I noticed a typo.
    When discussing how to play Ash Berserker, I noticed that you wrote “hey” instead of “get.”

    “They have a target on their head so get* what value you can”

    Not a huge deal, but I thought you might want to know about it so you can fix it. 🙂

    Great article though. Thank you for posting it. 🙂

  38. yumyum36 says:

    Really cool to read through! Only complaint is that all-premium decks can sometimes make it difficult or distracting to read through.

    Maybe use premiums to highlight key cards in decks if possible? Or link to legends-decks/teslegends.pro as well?

  39. Vladikatenei says:

    Why there’s 3 goblins in aggro blod deck and only 1 cursebrand vampire? Isn’t better to have 3 vampires and 1 goblin in that deck instead?

    • LZCleric says:

      Sorry for the very late reply, but the single cursebrand vampire is because, while it’s useful in the early game, Cursebrand Vampire dillutes your pulls for other more impactful cards from Baphomet.

  40. Reireibarker says:

    This is really cool. I look forward to hopefully helping all of us move towards professional. 🙂

  41. LostSPM says:

    Omg I love your DnD idea! Ive been playing DnD on and off for about 15 years. Id love if you’d keep us up to date on that and hey if you have a seat open id love to play. Thanks for the great article. You guys rock and I love both of your podcasts. Keep up the great content creation.

  42. Manuel Navarro says:

    Great article and absolutely agree … the health of a community is measured in the quality of it (not the quantity). If each of us had these purposes every day, it would soon be part of us in an inculcated way and that behavior would be contagious to the rest of the community just because, otherwise, they would feel misplaced.

    For my part, put a YES in the box to commit to these suggestions;)

  43. Ezbior says:

    Interesting, no teacher decks at all?

    • Aetherllama says:

      About 15% of the decks had Teacher. Praxis Tokens, Elysian, and some decks with less than 3 copies. A lot of players decided to play Big combrei instead of a Teacher deck.

  44. mtgfan says:

    Thanks, great info for a beginner!

  45. SpareDragon says:

    Nice deck.
    By the way, you can’t import it from this page as you’ve made a little mistake with the formatting. The Market line needs to be:

    ————–MARKET—————

    Might be worth editing!

  46. SpareDragon says:

    Fun deck. I’ve always loved tokens.
    By the way, you can’t copy the deck from the page as you’ve made a small mistake with the formatting. The Market line needs to be:

    ————–MARKET—————

    Because at the moment Eternal is not recognising the deck as valid.

  47. pimliOprentiss says:

    Thanks for this article. I get extremely frustrated in not being able to put together enough wins to rank higher (currently stuck on mage). Wins definitely aren’t everything, though. I have incomplete collection and less time to play than I’d like. Most important, I’m going to follow your advice and netdeck to see if that opens us some new knowledge of play. Experience level is low for now.

  48. WesCisa says:

    Great write up, Flake!
    This gives me so much hope, and the way you explain the increased complexity and new deck-building rules allay my biggest fear of it feeling more simple or ‘solved’.
    Thanks, looking forward to more articles from you!

  49. Devildriven says:

    The provision system is what has me most excited. You can’t just slap anything into a list top heavy cards come at a price now and will definitely keep decks more diverse. I’m ready for homecoming 😈

  50. roeloff says:

    You seem like the kind of guy to know this,
    so i just started arena thanks to the prerelease code, and i was looking around for what to craft,
    turns out that i cant craft any of the rotated cards.

    do you think this will return or will arena really be standard only?

    thx in advance

  51. Devildriven says:

    So many great people under the TRS umbrella congrats

  52. bjthebrave says:

    really excellent article. As someone new to the game ive fou d this level of content analysis frustratingly hard to come by in comparison to other CCGs.

    keep em coming 😉

  53. pimliOprentiss says:

    Thanks for the article. This is just what I’m looking for. I’m looking to reach legend. My highest so far is warrior. Just bought the two collections, hopefully that helps.

  54. KazooCroc says:

    Thank you for the great read! I’m still having fun, hope you are as well.

  55. LivingStonii says:

    Top Grifter of Eternal

  56. SlothFacts Ashley says:

    Just wanna say, yeah, as a girl I feel intimidated entering any kind of gaming community, too. For every good story of my time in any community, there’s also *at least* one really bad one. The Eternal competitive community’s commitment to using they/them pronouns for players is actually what encouraged me to start joining tournaments instead of just playing ladder. It’s such a small thing, but does so much to make people like me feel welcome.

  57. 2400Baud says:

    Great article here. 11/10, would read again!
    This is one of the most professional and well written interview pieces I’ve seen from the “gaming” community.
    Flake, as an interviewer your questions and style are top notch. You cover a lot of ground and you do it with brevity. Merchant comes across as a likeable, sharp, and genuine guy with even more going on than we knew about before. (Props to Merch as well for being awesome-sauce).
    It also warms my heart to see something that’s been properly Edited (and spell-checked). You’re doing God’s work here. Nice job.

  58. Chris says:

    How can we watch the tournament if we missed it? Will it be posted somewhere? YouTube?

  59. pimliOprentiss says:

    I get discouraged from time to time when I play and it is so hard to keep a growth mindset. I’ve only been playing since mid July, but I love this game and have so much to learn. Shout out to you, Will (plzdonhakme), Lateralus19, thejustinlarson, CVH, Charm3r, Warriors7, and all the legends and aspiring legends that help the new members of the community. There are so many I didn’t name and am still discovering myself.

  60. pimliOprentiss says:

    Very informative, thank you. I went to YouTube to watch the top 8 from legends master series and it was a phenomenal watch. You beat so many great players. I feel like I learned from all of you. Congrats on the win.

  61. WesCisa says:

    I’ve always respected McB’s calculated and reasoned responses to hype/criticism. You point that out in the beginning and then he does exactly that in his response to Homecoming criticism.
    Great article! Looking forward to more!

  62. shg says:

    I know it’s probably not the return of experience you’re expecting, bt I just tried this deck in Gauntlet Master and went 14-0 in about an hour which is, to me quite fast and very surprising.

    I even destroyed the charge boss.

    Will definitely give this one a try on the ladder, thanks 🙂

  63. Inb0 says:

    As someone who has also worked in the advertising industry, I must say that McB’s professionalism and work ethic is top notch. You’d think everyone in advertising should have such traits (or any industry really) but no, it is still fairly uncommon. Much respect to the man and I wish him success.

    Also, The Rock. Definitely.

  64. M3D13VAL says:

    Loved the article man. I would like to point out that Troll would be a 6/2 after trading into the Mammoth. Nothing huge, but something to note. Great Article.

  65. kaibutsu says:

    Thanks for the great article!

  66. Madskul says:

    Thanks for making this. As an eager console player I can’t get enough info on new Gwent and all this feels like I am studying for the big exam, lol. I hope however that when new Gwent drops for console that the “wrinkles” have been ironed out because if I was to judge it on Reddit alone… yikes!

  67. mspaintshoops says:

    This is amazing. I’ve been looking for some well-reasoned descriptions of the early meta, and here you’ve done it. I hope to see more in the future, hopefully with some power or popularity rankings!

  68. Kagemusha666 says:

    Great list and decriptions of the decks but i am really baffled that i dont see something like a Filavandrel Buff-A-Tael (so to speak).

    • DrGrrrr says:

      the Scoia’tael boost archetype did not have a strong list while I was writing this last weekend, however I’ve heard that a francesca/aglais deck has surfaced in the past few days. I’d recommend looking it up if you’re interested!

  69. Strapping says:

    Swarm deck has two slots too much

  70. Strapper says:

    Arachas Queen deck has 2 slots too much

  71. Slandingman says:

    After artifact nerf some decks are not properly filled, will you keep up to date?

  72. JeffTan7729 says:

    great interview, never know burza had family issue yet showing the best to public.

  73. kenlblack says:

    Wow…fantastic interview with the public face of Gwent. Burza, you went through a rough year. You were able to somehow look optimistic to the public through it all, which is a credit to you. As a fellow divorcee (many years ago, with a now-28 year old son) I know how tough that can be. Take care of yourself first, and know that–through it all–the Gwent Community holds you in the highest regard.

  74. 2400Baud says:

    Just as solid as the interview with Merchant. Great stuff. Flake, you’re doing it right.
    And Cheers to Pawel! Long live the Face of Gwent!

  75. webkisha says:

    Natalya Ivanova:
    Thank you, Flake. I’ve just finished translation for russian community and wanted to say how I’m impressed of the interview, its style and topics you revealed.
    It makes me to admire Pawel’s dedication and professionalism (again), hope the community will feel so as well. Great job and good luck for both of you!

  76. Rocketboy273 says:

    Great summary and article. Thanks Endozoa for compiling the info, and composing it. I’m looking forward to participating in more tournaments like this.

  77. Vladimir Valchev says:

    Great interview Flake! Great insight, very touching interview!
    Burza, you are a Polish(ed) machine:)

  78. It is great to see two pillars of the Gwent community have such an open and honest discussion about some difficult topics. I know I speak for the entire Gwent community when I say that we are extremely lucky to have you as our community manager, Pawel, leaks or no leaks! You have our support, no matter what. Stay strong, brother! Gwent is what it is because of you! Don’t forget that! Gwent4Life!

  79. kenlblack says:

    Thanks very much for this, Flake! I went against this deck a couple of times yesterday. It was not fun, to say the least, without any weather clear. Thanks for your efforts in this and all you do.

  80. heatonfan77 says:

    Really useful – new to Gwent and as a MtG player am intrigued by its very different game dynamics. Good site and your videos are excellently produced and clear. Good luck

  81. kenlblack says:

    Very nice! Thanks for the fine write-up, good Doctor! Looking forward to your updates.

  82. Eric says:

    Thanks for this article i was going through some hard tilt and really getting upset over losses after a big losing streak. Not to say this article ended my tilt, but after reading and honestly resonating with it I started winning again. The only addition I’d like to add would be that sometimes editing your deck can also help with tilt. If you don’t like how certain cards sit in your hand or you feel like they’re dead draws etc., even if you’re a netdecker and aren’t confident in your skills to build a deck. I don’t know if it’s a Placebo or just getting a better sense for tuning your deck, but just switching out a single card can often help break your tilt.

  83. Slandingman says:

    Thank you, waiting for your update for the 4th december patch notes

  84. Screamosaic says:

    How do you think this deck will stand up after the release of defiance?

    • Tchamber5 says:

      I think that unless something truly drastic happens, this deck will stay very playable. Keep in mind we also don’t know all the spoilers, so we may actually get some buffs to the deck yet.

  85. Ken says:

    THANK YOU for continuing to post these. A great help for all players, especially those of us who can only mostly play on the weekends.

  86. Spyro says:

    Nice decks, tnx you guys!

  87. David Mathis says:

    Also, note that in the mirror Iona on black is a slam dunk!!

    I was wondering if you had videos vs Miracles because I just have such a hard time vs that deck as it usually keeps a typical hand of just land/5x countermagic. Even hard casting Titan on a turn 3 just gets forced at best.

  88. RandyJ says:

    Great post, but… Wheres King Demavend Revenant Kaeweni deck, or Consume Babagor, or Skellige Bear deck? Those are really strong decks i think…

    • DrGrrrr says:

      I’m not sure which decks you’re referring to with the Demavend Revenant and Consume Babagor decks , care to share a list or two?

      I’ve included a Skellige discard beast deck, which is what I think you’re referring to with Skellige Bear deck

  89. Mike says:

    Hey Justin

    I’ve been thinking a bit lately about community Civility and the efforts that we can all make to help each other out as we play this awesome game.

    I’d love to see a video about your thoughts on keeping a healthy perspective when you are experiencing loss after loss in the game.

    I know I have gone through periods of rage quitting , rage uninstalling, installing again, etc.

    I’ve also experienced games where I emote greetings citizen at the beginning of the game and I get back “meet your doom”.

    I’ve since been practicing some techniques to essentially feel the anger that I feel when I lose game after game, but recognize the feeling then move through it without letting the anger affect me or worse yet affect those around me.

    As a therapist I love to hear your thoughts around what you do when games are going well for you.

    Also there are few things that I think that we can all do to encourage community camaraderie by engaging in random acts of the kindness while we play this game.

    A couple examples that of things that I do.

    If I’m at legend rank already and I’m playing someone whose rank 1, I play the game normally, But I always concede before the I make the killing blow. I feel like this not only helps my opponent out, but it makes me feel good too. I like to imagine my opponent doing the same thing for others as they achieve legend rank

    Some say that you’re not helping these guys out because they’re not earning it. I say it’s not really about earning it. They’ve already gone through the game, seen the mistakes they’ve made, seen how an opponent can react to their moves, etc. It’s no skin off my back to give them a hand up and say nicely done. Here’s a free one on me.

    Then hopefully they go to the next game with a bit more knowledge, and feeling they’re playing in a community of cool nerds like them.

    I also do the same thing when I see someone playing and all neutral deck. I don’t auto concede mind you. I go through the game then concede when I have lethal.

    Why not give them a bit of a hand up when you’re trying to achieve the centurion title?

    This may all be a bit too touchy feely but I do like to think that we live in a world (to use your vernacular) where community comraderie is strong and vibrant.

    Anyway I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

    signed –
    Too old to be playing this game.

  90. TELBET says:

    This a great article, and provides a lot to think about!

    With the latest balance changes, it seems like Bethesda really wants us to play more cards with “Exalt.” Perhaps that mechanic, if used on future one-drops, might elevate the value of the weenies. It could encourage deck builders to put more little guys into the mix and make them useful later in the game.

  91. Ancjent says:

    is draug NR dead?

    • DrGrrrr says:

      No one is running Draug for a couple reasons: his cost is too high and the rest of the Foltest deck is more than strong enough without him.

      However, because Draug is no longer included in the traditional Foltest deck, running Draug could be a good round 3 surprise against an unsuspecting player!

  92. Chase Wassenar says:

    Thank you so much for making these! I love the game, but can struggle with the deckbuilding aspects, so these lists are super helpful! As for things I’d like to see, it’d be great to read your thoughts on any balance patch to see what shifts you expect to see in the meta and offer up some theorycrafting of what might work. Obviously we won’t know how big these shifts are until we actually see them in wide use, but I think the methodology behind why you think these shifts will/will not affect the meta would also shed some light on why these cards needed to be buffed/nerfed in the first place as well as what cards are maybe underrated that could see play after these changes go live.

  93. frosafelix says:

    Nice article! Is it in your plans to do a similar one for tempo assassin?

  94. hairwaytostevens says:

    This guide was excellent – it helped me build my own budget-ish Skycrag Aggro deck that’s been relatively successful, mostly with cards I already had. Your descriptions of the purpose of each card helped me find substitutes more easily for a budget version of the deck.

    I don’t have enough Pyroknights, Vadius, Merchants, or Champion of Fury, so I’m running Borderlands Waykeeper, Hotblood Barbarian, Thunderbird, and Jarrall’s Frostkin. Then, I’ve got Twinbarrels instead of Longbarrels – and I’m trying out Mighty Strikes from Defiance.

  95. Diego says:

    Hello Endo

    How do I play this deck?

    I am currently at rank 6. I have crafted the second version of this deck with 3 bangkorai butcher instead of 3 bleakcoast troll.

    I am having trouble gaining momentum and recovering once i lost control of the board. T2 circle initiate/dragontail/orc is fairly weak and dies to a Lot of things while T2 catapult does nothing.

    Usually i can do some dmg T4 and startup building board. At some point i lose board control and I am stuck with catapults in hand or in 2 creatures lines.

    With other decks I feel like i can push the dmg, but without wood orc headhunter i feel like the last points still are a little bit far.

    Also will you recommend hand cultist in opening hand in any case? I saw your stream and you always mulligan it.

    Thanks for any reply, awesome job on your articles.

    Btw, I am more confortable playing control maybe I am trying to control todo much and losing some key dmg points?

    • endozoite says:

      Hi Diego, thanks for the response. “How do I play this deck?” is an infinitely complex question and one that you could spend your whole life exploring if you were seeking true optimization. I spoke about some of the general concepts in this article as well as my non-budget focused article on Aggro Warrior linked in this article. To your specific questions, you have correctly identified circle inititate and orc clan captain as basically not being 2-drops, in mulligans you should not consider them 2 drops. Replacing initiate with barrow stalker once you have clockwork city will substantially increase your quality 2 drop density. I recently gave a ~1 hour talk on openers in tesl which is linked in this article. Near the end of the talk I discussed Catapult openers for a few minutes. Watching that section will do a better job teaching you about them then writing about it here. Dragontail Savior is actually one of the better 2 drops in the game imo and is particularly strong off ring. It can be challenging to regain momentum with this deck as you mention and knowing when to ditch field for a race is quite important. Yes Wood Orks substantially improve the reach of the deck, if you have Dark Brotherhood then Underworld Vigilante is also a suitable substitute. You could also try a few extra buffs like another savage ogre, or a daedric dagger if you find the deck lacking in reach. I almost always keep WHC against action based control decks. In general mulligans are very matchup dependent and also dependent on the other cards in your mulligan. To your last point for sure learning new archetypes or even specific decks is often counter intuitive and requires deliberate practice. Getting better at aggro will also help your control game a lot because you will better understand how your aggro opponents function. Good luck, and thanks for reading!

  96. James says:

    Your time table is a touch off. I did not play Eternal for most, if not all of 2017, and was actually living in a different state when Omens hit. I believe this occurred in 2016.

  97. Marcolino99 says:

    When the new metà?

  98. Laurent says:

    Great article!

    Thanks a lot!

  99. Diego says:

    Thank you Enzo.

    Today I finally got to legend and I did it thanks to you and your articles about this deck. (This article, the one about competitive aggro Warrior and the class about openers on twitch).

    I feel like mudcrab requires a lot of knowledge of the game, I can’t count how many times I picked wrong by not understanding my matchup.

    Do you have any tips on the mirror when your opponent has the coin?

    Again thank you Enzo.

    The deck: (No so budget)
    SPAEcMqRbFiPACagirAOdeprlLkNeQrQhUsmoRrWogiCbYrY

    The legend
    https://imgur.com/a/1aaZb6E

    • Diego says:

      Endo* (God Dammit)

    • endozoite says:

      Hi Diego, thanks for the kind words, it’s great to hear that my content had an impact on you.

      I agree that mudcrab is a very challenging card to play, its also extremely powerful. I highly recommend you try adding it back again.

      The aggro mirror off ring with warrior is quite challenging but with some practice is still quite manageable. There are a number of ways you can try to adapt your deck to improve the matchup as well:

      For one you can try adding the mudcrabs back in as I mentioned, the big thing here is lowering the curve to help you contest board early. Frankly, often the player without the ring can even be at a slight advantage if they start the game with a 1 drop.
      I like your idea of adding a single improvised weapon as a mana efficient way to manipulate trades. I suggest trying a Nord Firebrand instead, it can help activate your catapults, clear off pesky 1 health creatures that are key in the mirror like Graftwood Ambusher, and synergizes well with Orc Clan Captain.
      If you have Clockwork City, Barrow Stalker is, besides being one of the best 2 drops in the game over all, one of the best cards for the mirror. One of the best ways to win a race off ring is simply setting up a scimitared barrow after your opponent has pushed you out of field.

      Overall you deck looks great, good luck on the ladder and don’t be afraid to try some tournaments some time!
      -Endo

  100. christian sanjurjo sanjurjo says:

    Pog

  101. Antonio Gonzalez says:

    Tip: How to increase your 300 maximum soul gems by 10.
    First play 1 game on medium (10 gems) and then play the normal 20 (15 gems) to get a total of 310 gems.

    The logic is when you have just get 20 victories you only have 295 gems so you can get another game to get 15 gems on hard mode totalling 310

    Good Farming

  102. reireibarker says:

    I’m not sure how big the event was, and sadly I haven’t been able to play any ETS lately, but I’ve been thinking that expanding the focus to the virtual top 8/top 16 might give a more holistic scope for what decks are being tried and trialled. That is, of course, more labor and most likely an unappreciated paradigm shift but hey! It’s been on my mind. Great job nonetheless. 🙂

    • isochroneternal says:

      The top 8 is an elimination tournament while the main ETS is a swiss tournament, so talking about the top 8 is just far more interesting and “solid” than focusing on the results of the swiss. However, if talking about the runners up for the top 8 did not require a lot of manual labor for me, it would be something that I would like to do. But I get my data from Eternal Warcry, and matching up battlefly results with the deck document is just not something I’m interested in.

  103. Rei Barker says:

    welcome to the club. You can sign up for the Newsletter once you receive your Masters ring. <3

  104. Zbyszek says:

    Super robota! Świetne analizy i baza do własnych modyfikacji. Dzięki!

  105. Arek says:

    Amazing thank you!

  106. Pls says:

    Am I the only one to see only white rectangles instead of the decks pictures ?

  107. DC97 says:

    I have tried to build some of these but I have a lower max than your totals so I cannot use the decks???

  108. 6riZz says:

    Thanks for your input and time invested! Much appreciated and it’s an honor to call you friend!

  109. k25x says:

    The last ECQ is a prove that agroo is the option to people, when you have a limited time to play and want to compete agroo is the best answer.
    Nice article man, keep going we definitely need even more people who like to share knowledge.

  110. Vinizont says:

    Nice and awesome Interview! Thanks for the good Questions =) and was a plessure to read the whole thing!

  111. Meiandus says:

    Nice interview, the questions and conversation really helped Jonah seem truly three dimensional.

  112. Luppi Alexander says:

    hello everyone, someone can send me a video or detailed instructions on how to participate in a tournament, especially how to load the deck..

  113. Jedah Dohma says:

    Are you ever coming back to this, Endo? I’m curious to know what you think of the last half.

  114. Felipe Borges says:

    Curioso como TODOS os decks do meta ainda continuam usando “double unicorns”, pelo visto o nerf não foi o bastante

  115. Udo Leissmann says:

    I love Madness by Jele

  116. Luke Schoppert says:

    He’s gonna be great next set when “not-Naya” tokens becomes a deck. Currently though 1) existing token decks aren’t in a great spot and 2) the one that’s decent is Praxis which is not the right colors. Milos has potential but he doesn’t slot into a deck that exists right now and isn’t gamebreaking enough to make a new one by himself.

  117. Pls says:

    Still got the blank pictures problem on last version of Chrome browser (on mobile too) :/

  118. RainZone says:

    Wow really great article! You managed to point out the most important aspects of the game.
    But I still would like to add a few things that Mythgard already has in its alpha what other CCG titles are still missing:
    – Deck Import/Export
    – Deck statistics
    – Ingame Guilds (at least they are planned)
    – Puzzle Mode (I freaking love puzzles)
    – Twitch Overlay
    – and much more…

    I can’t really point my finger on something why I like Mythgard so much. But I would guess its that everything it does, it does it really good. It doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but still brings many new aspects to a otherwise saturated genre.

    The Dev Team adds new stuff to the game that I didn’t even know I wanted until they did it. Can’t wait until the beta release and a hopefully good future for the game!

    • bruhsiah says:

      100% Agree. I did immediately noticed after i published the article I forgot the twitch overlay + Extras. This game is amazing I can’t wait to see where it goes. Also thank you for all the work you have done on the community side RZ!

  119. Chris says:

    You forgot about the part where Reanimator pushed the greedpiles out

  120. Shadowcran says:

    When you are disenchanted by Ranked/Casual, explore the VS the AI options.

    A lot of people get to Masters in Gauntlet and..that’s it. They jump into PVP and rapidly get bored because most of the decks are the same thing over and over. People don’t even want to risk playing jank(well, not all, I play Jank and win more than the tier 1s. I’ll explain in a bit) there. When asked about the difficulty getting Masters in Forge and Gauntlet you’re told ‘Not that hard” and it isn’t….But you haven’t scaled up the MMR of the AI yet…..

    You wouldn’t believe how tough it scales up. It can and will shut you down so fast your head will spin. You have to play these often for it to do so, but I promise, you’ll KNOW IT when it does. Suddenly that deck you romped through earlier gets stomped like a redheaded stepchild. And even better? Yeah, there is a LOT of variety especially since last patch re added all the AI decks to the mix(about 25+ had been missing a while). Yes, when it’s in GOD MODE, it makes the toughest opponent in PVP look like a complete pansy.

    I play both to keep my interest going. I playtest constantly and learn every card nuance and abilities. You tell me something can’t win at the top, and I see a challenge I’ll gladly answer. My problem is I can’t stay in PVP too long or I become burnt out and jaded.

    Here’s a statement you won’t believe. Forge on the whole is more rewarding than Draft. How? Why? Because you consistently win more in Forge while playing through it in no time. I can complete a Forge in the time it takes to play 1 draft match or PVP.

    Draft is now filled with basically only drafters, no casual drafters. The ones who specialize in it basically run the entire place and the matchmaking there is horribly off. “So you’re Bronze,eh? Well, get ready for most of your matches being vs Masters and Diamond as there are too few at the lower tiers”. More players cannot advance in draft because the competition is too stiff, so fewer players actually do it. It’s dominated by a select group so strongly that nobody else CAN learn to become one of the select group. You lose too often and 5k is a lot to just lose…Not when you can go to Forge and usually win 5 matches at the very least. (with some instruction of course).

    Here’s another thing I noted nobody believes. Forge gives you more chances at rares and legends you NEED, not ones you “rare draft” just for shiftstone in Draft. Hell, one of the two Forges I did today gave me 2 legends and 2 rares. ONE forge.

    The entire point is this. If you play mostly or only PVP you will get burned out. It’s practically guaranteed. “Oh look, FJS again…I hope my head doesn’t get stuck to the keyboard after I fall asleep on it”. Mix it up. Play a few PVP and some VS AI. Playtest, learn and develop your repertoire.

    Or just go netdeck the current craze and bore yourself silly. Your choice.

  121. J. H. Frank says:

    Yeah, Teembro, stop netdecking all those Rankstar decks!

    ????????

    • Eddie says:

      Congratulations, you personally went through my entire post, found one thing to be a complete asshole about and just….went there. So talented and brave! Way to not get the point and instead forge ahead with your awesome sarcasm. I’m sure your thought process was taxed to the limit because the result was…wow! if only I’d knew I’d be so burned I would have put on digital suntan lotion…

  122. Sarah Fairclough says:

    This is a wonderfully written piece that I found easy to follow.

  123. Sarah Fairclough says:

    I enjoyed this. It’s very well written and explained a lot.

  124. Chris says:

    Crafted 4 copies right away. Since the nerf, the game has slapped me in the face by having me open 2 or 3 more, while there are still sites I don’t have.

  125. Jonathan Vazquez says:

    I would like to sign up for the TRS Classic qualifier. My TESL username is Junito315.

  126. ImmortalKing1982 says:

    So, is there no actual link to the new qualifier in this article, or am I completely missing something?

  127. David says:

    any chance of an updated list for 2019?

  128. Carti says:

    is artifact dead? YES

  129. Jacob Sowles says:

    I believe this article was placed in the wrong section of the website

  130. animoddos31 says:

    PLEASE volvo listen to this man

  131. Bishamonten says:

    Thanks for the guide!

  132. Nemo1342 says:

    Woof… so, this is all wrong. For starters, I think it’s nonsense to say that Aggro and Control decks eschew card quality. Aggro decks play the highest quality cards that are available at low CMCs. Control decks play the highest quality cards that further the cause of extending the game.

    Next, card advantage is just a tactic. It’s a tactic that is often very helpful in control decks, but a tactic doesn’t define a strategy.

    At risk of being flip, the archetypes are all in the names. Aggro decks are trying to kill the other player as fast as possible, eschewing interactivity almost entirely. Mid-range decks want to have enough interactivity to be able deal with the early threats and answers, but still need to pack a density of threats to kill the other player before control decks can lock them out. Control decks are almost entirely disinterested in actually winning the game. A good control deck just wants the game to continue, and trust that as long as the game continues, they will eventually win.

    In reality, it’s much better to understand this whole thing as a spectrum from aggro to control, with numerous sub-types like Combo, Ramp, Temp, Tap-Out Control typically occupying a range on the spectrum. One reason why it can be hard to define a particular deck type to a archetype is that often slight variations within the deck will radically change where on the spectrum it falls. FJS is a great example, as fundamentally similar similar FJS decks in recent tournaments have ranged from quite aggressive to quite control-oriented. The same can be said for FTP, with recent iterations leaning towards being more aggressive to give them more play against Maul decks. However, I would argue that both FJS and FTP are both ultimately usually mid-range decks because their strategy is typically to answer early threats with efficient removal, and then quickly turn the corner by deploying threats until their opponent is dead.

    • Canivir says:

      Aggro Decks certainly use interaction; they need to get past blockers, after all. The only aggro decks that don’t really use interaction are Swarm-type decks like Praxis Tokens, and even those run Combust.

      In fact, Aggro, Midrange and Control all use interaction, but they use them differently. Aggro to push damage as efficiently as possible, or to straight up burn out the opponent; Midrange to efficiently deal with creatures their threats cannot deal with or race, but is fine trading Threat for Threat quite often; and Control wants to answer literally all the cards their opponent plays with 1 for 1s and just have more cards available to them to be able to do so, and eventually finish the game as uninteractively as possible (Martyr’s Chains, Pit of Lenekta, EoT Great Parliament, etc.) and generally runs very few actual threats.

      The only deck archetype that doesn’t interact is Combo, besides protecting it’s combo. It definitely does not fall under any of the other 3 types, and is a 4th major archetype. Obvious examples are Reanimator and Talir Combo, but I would personally classify Chainbrei as much more of a Combo deck than anything else, since it plays next to no interaction, and just cares about getting a Chain down asap.

      But here we’ve hit the crux of the issue: It’s not clear cut, the only thing that can be clear cut is the classic question: “Who’s the Beatdown?”. Sometimes some Control decks are the Beatdown vs some Midrange decks; Aggro decks are basically always the Beatdown vs other non Aggro decks, but there’s a lot of nuance in Aggro v Aggro matchups. It even depends on the specific draws of the game in question.

      A much better way to think about a two-way spectrum: Aggressive vs Reactive , and “fair” vs “unfair” (i.e. how much of the game is actually straight up creature combat). Combo decks tending towards aggressive and unfair, Aggro toward aggressive and fair, Control reactive and unfair, and Midrange is reactive and fair.

      TJP and FJS are for the most part just “Pure” Midrange decks. Straight up just playing the best cards in the game, with very little actual synergy going on.

  133. Squirreleyez says:

    Absolutely appreciate your well-thought out suggestions on Eternal… you had a lot of them!

    Love the idea of community nights. Not only would this be really fun, it would be effective. Look at what Hearthstone has done as an example… those weekly challenges (which you can participate in with friends! DWD needs to add Friend features like this) were phenomenal, gave rewards, and interaction. I really wanted to participate in every one. This would only benefit Eternal.

    The other idea I’m going to pick out from your essay is the improvement to Gauntlet… creating better rewards with requirements you have to meet through creative deck construction. How wonderful. How much more interactive. Can’t just use cookie-cutter good decks anymore to grind over and over and over and over… and that boss fight at the end? More exciting to know what it is and plan for it.

    Finally, my favorite idea of all is the campaign suggestion to “gather cards as you go” idea. Hearthstone has implemented this very successfully with some of it’s campaigns. It’s a proven recipe for success. 100% support. I’m going to take this a step further and suggest that it shouldn’t just be limited to the campaign. Why not create special challenges that use this rule with special prizes?

    Eternal has so much POTENTIAL. It kills me to see them not implementing some of these ideas. And I frequently tack this one on in my Eternal posts… why the hell are they denying 3rd party access? To intentionally kill fan-based sites? Do they want less participation from players? Less free advertising? Why DWD why? And before anyone suggests whether card-trackers are good or bad, this goes so much beyond merely having a card-tracker. 3rd party access is more about player access to card win-rates, deck lists, usage rates, and more. It’s to engage the players.

  134. Arjay says:

    You should read Niv-Mizzet Reborn again.

    “When Niv-Mizzet, Reborn enters the battlefield, reveal the top ten cards of your library. For *each color pair*, *choose a card* that’s *exactly those colors* from among them. Put the chosen cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.”

    This is a card in which “dual-colors matter”. You know the ten color pairs, so you need to have cards that have each pair. When Niv-Mizzet, Reborn ETBs, reveal the top ten cards. For each color pair, choose A card that’s *exactly those colors*. So you choose ONE card for each color-paired card from among the ten. 1 WU, 1 UB, 1 BR, etc. Just one of each. Doesn’t matter how many among the ten you get as long as you choose 1 for each pair. Put the ones you choose in your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

    This card is geared towards using more dual-colored cards than mono-colored cards.

  135. airmarkus says:

    Thanks for the deck and guide, I’d like to try it. I have everything except High King Emeric, so could you recommend a good substitution? I’d rather not craft anything right now so soon to the new expansion coming out.

    • DeadBrokeNerd says:

      I’m not Matty but i’ve played the deck a decent amount. Emeric is a pretty versatile card as it can push damage face or damage a minion, plus it is a sticky creature with the ward. All that said, its just one card so cutting it isn’t a big deal. Consider trying Giant Snake, Cliff Racer, or Telvanni Oathman!

  136. AbellWild says:

    I just wanted to say thank y’all for doing this and I cannot wait to see the tournament in action! I love how much work y’all do for this community and just wanted to express that with this comment! Thank you and best of luck to all who plays! <3 !hype <3

  137. SilentNSly says:

    I still hope that DWD innovates on the concept of rotation and does it differently; and in a way that can only be done easily in a digital only game.

    One option would be making only cards from drafts (which are cards from the latest set and a curated list of “rotating” cards from older sets) playable in the new format. The two nice things about this is that it keeps Draft and Standard closer; and it lets DWD “rotate” old favorites back in.

    Another option would be nerfing older cards (like they have done with Icaria, the Liberator, etc) to let the newer cards shine.

    Yet another option would be a “rotating” ban list that they could use to rotate meta cards out of the new format.

    I am sure there are even more ways to perform a rotation that what was first implemented with paper MtG cards decades ago.

  138. Lateralus says:

    That is kind of you Abell! We are doing out best. I’ve noticed you have started to build up quite the community yourself. I will have to stop by sometime in the near future.

  139. Admin says:

    Thanks for the kind words my friend!

  140. Ruben Alejandro says:

    I love you brother, you are the best brother ever , I miss you a lot too believe in yourself you can be the best player in any game you want, you are too smart, nice and pure. Lots of love from Canada my dear brother.

  141. kvorum says:

    Is there a way to watch the tournament at this moment? Can’t find the vod on Twitch or Youtube but I would love to watch it back.

  142. kvorum says:

    Nevermind, I just realized that the vod is indeed on Twitch, but with a misleading title. Feel free to disapprove these comments.

  143. Gyarados says:

    Did u really cut off History of Benalia?

    • Duchi says:

      Yes! At that time, the format was extremely fast so to help speed up the deck, I cut History of Benalia and added more Unbreakable Formation. Having more Unbreakable Formations and more low cmc creatures allowed for a faster clock. Currently, the meta has slowed down a bit with everyone playing Simic Nexus, Temur Rec, or your generic midrange deck, so in the current state of the format, I would recommend having the History of Benalia’s.

  144. PLS says:

    As usual, I can’ t see the pictures of the decks…

  145. Nate S says:

    Thanks a lot! I googled this up because drafting has never been my strong suit and lately I have been getting creamed. Appreciate the insights!

  146. WholesomeGMNG says:

    Hello! I’m sorry to hear that it still isn’t working for you. Can you try to delete your cookie cache and see if that works?

  147. PLS says:

    I’m sorry but that’s not it.

  148. PLS says:

    I’m on the latest version of Chrome and as a matter of fact, the problem began with this article : https://teamrankstar.com/tier-list-for-the-modern-age/ it’s the first one I see with blank pictures (only the decks). All older articles are showing me the pictures correctly. Like this one (last one with normal pictures for me) : https://teamrankstar.com/gwent-meta-update-dec-12-2018/

    I hope you will find out what’s going on ^^’

  149. WholesomeGMNG says:

    We have reached out to the person who built the site to see what can be done. Hopefully we can get it working for you!

  150. Tuk says:

    This game just came out with a new patch that made gauntlet harder to play grinding at masters. That was the only way for new players to get a decent amount of gold. And even then it was really hard. Made a dedicated deck and it’s only 20% win BEFORE the patch.

    No gold no draft no leagues gg.

    No longer f2p friendly.

  151. Pron says:

    Thanks,was waiting for an updating wild list

  152. DecadentHamster says:

    I disagree about your Reanimate notion. The fact that you are much less limited in token production means you will block more damage in the course of a game – and Cobblejacks already could be a decent force with buffs. Having a built-in token producer is going to be always a good option for decks that seek such production, and oftentimes these are the decks that can stall the best and lose game when they lose board irreplaceably (even at 50 hp)

  153. QueenZiga says:

    Hey RousseausDisciple, that was an awesome read! I can definitely see some mistakes I made with decks and play.
    Keep it coming, thank you!

  154. Quenzi says:

    Very informational, I appreciate your opinions on the changes that are coming. Keep up the good work.

  155. spatula says:

    My guess for why Rakano Midrange is not more popular is because of how it lost to Hooru Midrange (Flyers) in the finals of the Top 8. It frequently came down to which deck was able to get off Sediti first, and the Hooru deck greatly benefited from its Insignia to almost always have 5J by turn 5 (along with flyers to set off the Onslaught), while the Rakano deck had more problems getting there. So for players looking to build a “Sediti deck”, Hooru looks like the better option.

  156. John says:

    You say in your meta report that star aligner Druid has seen a revival with the addition of jeppeto. Where does star aligner Druid fall on the snapshot?

  157. Reno says:

    Star Aligner Druid is in the same category as Aviana Druid, but it’s considered a weaker version overall.

  158. J C says:

    Nice article, thank you.

  159. J C says:

    Any chance on an in depth Meta sideboarding guide?

  160. Eric Haugen says:

    Very helpful write up! Thanks for putting this together.

  161. StDanger says:

    I played draft just after reading this and went 6-2 😀
    Thanks man, the spreadsheet really helps

  162. Thomas Blatner says:

    mattyborch and I are mad homies!

  163. JSpyder says:

    Is the Mono-Red list here supposed to be 42 card list (as opposed to a string 40 card list?)

  164. noahc92 says:

    That was intentional. 42 is not mathematically different enough from 40 in terms of consistency to justify not playing the cards that I would consider to be taking that 41 and 42 slot, in Lamia’s Kiss and the 4th Pureblood, respectively.

  165. Sam says:

    All the decks in the Reddit thread you posted are blank, just so ya know.

  166. Rei Barker says:

    Cool write up. Has Decree really been useful? From the control end I’m usually delighted to have a seek in hand where a board + backlash, for instance, deals with most of the things you care about. I can see decks that would Market it for a catchall vs whatever they fear most but it main here is something I’d be interested to hear further reasoning for, if anyone CBF. peace

  167. REkzkaRZ says:

    I stumbled on this deck, then read on Reddit the market cards. My deck is slightly different, but if the trio hits the table, it’s end-game.

    Which is why I’m sad that this deck is broken & they’ll likely nerf it ASAP.

  168. Cuba says:

    About two years ago, during holidays/new year season I was in a really dark place due to a few months of depression. I was jumping through some late night Gwent streams and somehow ended up on your channel. It was my first time watching you, but your charisma, your positive attitude, and good vibes really helped me to cheer up back then. Just wanted to say – thanks!

  169. Smiley face says:

    Gby clown smilew

  170. Slysoft says:

    I saw that the mods removed this from the eternal reddit almost instantly. They are so bad lmao.

  171. Wodar says:

    This is just giving Alpaca another platform to rant and spread hate on. Why are you letting him continue to personally attack people here? Literally letting him CALL OUT people to shit on. Like holy shit people are just fine with this kind of thing not being banned?

    The Mantid Man I both respect and appreciate the interviews you do and I want them to continue, but maybe just maybe giving a platform to a person that was just banned on the subreddit (and banned some time ago on the discord) is something to think twice about.

  172. bringerofwinter says:

    Great analysis Bringerofwinter!

  173. Eric says:

    Something always seemed off about LocoPojo and now I know why. Thank you for removing the veils.

  174. Larbac says:

    Great job man! The hypergeometric function is avaliable in Excel and Google Sheets too. I use it to calculate the best card distribution to obtain an optimal curve. But it is not as simple as it looks. Would you please write something about it in the future? Congratulations again!

  175. Geoffrau Peter says:

    Thanks much Flake for sharing your struggle, stay strong and carry on!

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  34. […] FrostSpark Collection is released on November 1. The meta is stirred up only a little bit. Warriors7 November meta snapshot still sees all existing Tier 1 decks where they used to be since the last patch was released: […]

  35. […] 1-cost, designed for Aggro, self-harm or self-heal decks. The Alit sparks a discussion about the low power-level of 1-cost cards in the game. With FrostSpark’s Karthspire Scout, June’s Prophet of Bones, Legends is […]

  36. […] Aggro Warrior has been omnipresent in competitive play for the better part of a year now and it remains a key player in the meta game. If you ever have a slot in your lineup that you aren’t sure what to do with Aggro Warrior is a pretty safe bet since it has pretty even matchups across the board, being totally reasonable at racing other aggro decks or dominating board against them as well as having the speed and durability to get under more controlling opponents quite reliably. If you want to learn more about Aggro Warrior I recently wrote about it here. […]

  37. […] young enough that the words “Action Mage” don’t ring a bell, I would like you to read this article where I explain various aspects of the […]

  38. […] friends!). Day of, I have some tips in my first article about casting (which you can find here: https://teamrankstar.com/on-the-desk-public-speaking-101/) and I tend to follow as many of those warm ups / exercises as I can before we start the […]

  39. […] A Quick Start to TES:L Versus Arena […]

  40. […] Note that I only list relevant changes to Arena below, as Provision Cost changes do not matter much in Arena. Thus, Provision changes are not listed here as they are in the actual patch notes. In addition, the previous December 4 2018 patch changes affected Arena balance quite a bit – you can find my article on that here. […]

  41. […] an explanation of many of the common competitive archetypes see my tournament snapshot from earlier this month. All decklists from the event can be found […]

  42. […] TESLegends New Players Guide […]

  43. […] A Quick Start to TES:L Versus Arena […]

  44. […] Solo Arena, it’s time to put together your first constructed deck! I would recommend checking out Endozoa’s Building on a budget article. It’s got some great tips on how to build any deck on a budget, and gives a great starting list […]

  45. […] GT100, accomplished this feat by playing Scrappy Hour. Scrappy Hour was a central piece of a recent Meta Monday, which I’m going to refer to instead of talking about why it’s a good […]

  46. […] Very similar Temporal Control decks took the second and third places. Congratulations to Gozuuu and Sifudanny of Seek Power Gaming. I have gone into detail on this flavor of temporal when Gozuuu placed fifth last week, so you can read more about it in the previous article. […]

  47. […] the weekly Tavern Brawl (much like we have constant events) and is just starting to experiment with their own version of a sideboard while MTGA is still new enough where it doesn’t have a wide array of features yet. Giving Eternal […]

  48. […] preferences of the team members. As is well documented at this point, TCGcthulhu and ZefraLeon love living the Zal-Chi dream, and players like me love innovating and trying “quirky” strategies. This influenced which […]

  49. […] Rankstar! Last week, we took a look at the new promo card, Milos in FTJ tokens which can be found here. This week we will be exploring the powers of Sites, specifically those used in Xenan midrange! […]

  50. […] reading this and haven’t heard of Mythgard yet, be sure to check out our previous article here for a good introduction to the game and then be sure to stop back by here for a slightly more […]

  51. […] price, courtesy of Team Rankstar! Last week, we delved deep into Xenan midrange, which can be found here. It turns out, i hadn’t fully written off Xenan for the Eternal Tournament Series […]

  52. […] would recommend checking out the first installment of Monstrum Mash where I go over the topic, Take Your Time = Profit. If you’re looking to for a quick overview of […]

  53. […] 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 […]

  54. […] Team Rankstar’s YouTube page. You can also familiarize yourself with my Eternal Draft Guide, Splashing Guide and the Defiance Draft Card Ratings of […]

  55. […] Most Markets contain up to one card from five of the above-mentioned categories. There are obvious exceptions to this – aggressive decks tend to pack more low-cost finishers; control decks tend to go with more high-cost finishers etc. Let us look at a couple of examples, based on Team Rankstar’s latest metagame snapshot. […]

  56. […] are well acquainted with my basic and intermediate drafting theories in my Eternal Draft Guide, Splashing Guide and the Defiance Draft Card Ratings of […]

  57. […] is definitely more enjoyable and much cooler. This is a take on NotoriousGHP’s list from the Homecoming – Primer article back when the Campaign launched. Why didn’t I make an article like that…? Leave […]

  58. […] TESLegends Arena Report – Isle of Madness […]

  59. […] Monday – April, Week 3 Seat of Impulse: April Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter […]

  60. […] Welcome to Agwent007 […]

  61. […] Meta Monday – April, Week 3 Seat of Impulse: April Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter Crown […]

  62. […] Meta Monday – April, Week 3 Seat of Impulse: April Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter Crown […]

  63. […] Spell Damage Plot Twist OTK ft Dollmaster Dorian A Goodbye to Old Cards […]

  64. […] Spell Damage Plot Twist OTK ft Dollmaster Dorian A Goodbye to Old Cards […]

  65. […] Meta Monday – April, Week 4 ft. NotoriousGHP’s Tier List Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #43 – Balancing Like it’s 2016 Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings Gaonan’s Drafting with Masters featuring Magikarp Seat of Impulse: Frontiers on the Frontier […]

  66. […] WAR OF THE SPARK SET REVIEW PART 1 […]

  67. […] Tier List Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #43 – Balancing Like it’s 2016 Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings Gaonan’s Drafting with Masters featuring Magikarp Seat of Impulse: Frontiers on the […]

  68. […] Monday – April, Week 4 ft. NotoriousGHP’s Tier List Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #43 – Balancing Like it’s 2016 Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings Gaonan’s Drafting with Masters […]

  69. […] #43 – Balancing Like it’s 2016 Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings Gaonan’s Drafting with Masters featuring Magikarp Seat of Impulse: Frontiers on the […]

  70. […] Meta Monday – April, Week 4 ft. NotoriousGHP’s Tier List Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #43 – Balancing Like it’s 2016 Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings Gaonan’s Drafting with Masters featuring Magikarp Seat of Impulse: Frontiers on the Frontier […]

  71. […] You can check out a quick deck tech that I wrote here with a slightly different version from Magikarp. […]

  72. […] Being Content With Creating Content Eternal Drafting Guide Meta Monday – April, Week 5 plus Meta-Metagame Monthly Bearhopper Ramp: Deck Tech TRS Deck of The Day: Praxis Mid Beyond The Top 8 – Five Fabulous Decks Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #44 – Dark Frontier Spoilers – Batch 1 Trail Stories: TallSharkandHandsome […]

  73. […] April 19, 2019 Tchamber5 — No Comments […]

  74. […] 2018. Dwemer decks can be very explosive and are easily available in any class. December’s WarpMeta #44 saw the emergence of Dwemer decks as their own category in the tournament meta and they will certainly be something to watch out for […]

  75. […] Rankstar launches The Elder Scrolls Legends content on their team’s website. Over the next months, Aphelion grows a Legends-team and a section on […]

  76. […] Seat of Impulse: Dark Frontier Rise to the Challenge #01 – Rareless and Careless Deck of the Day – Hooru Pledge Ghodan Warps Into Battle! Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #45 – Bop It! Twist It! Shift It! My Experiences In The ECQ The Black Market – Vargo’s Pelt Spoiler Meta Monday – May, Week 1 Deck of The Day: Kennadins! Backlash Episode 7: Dark Frontier Spoilers Part 2! […]

  77. […] Into Battle! Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #45 – Bop It! Twist It! Shift It! My Experiences In The ECQ The Black Market – Vargo’s Pelt Spoiler Meta Monday – May, Week 1 Deck of […]

  78. […] Mardu: The Return of 3 Color Aggro […]

  79. […] Rise to the Challenge #01 – Rareless and Careless Deck of the Day – Hooru Pledge Ghodan Warps Into Battle! Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #45 – Bop It! Twist It! Shift It! My Experiences […]

  80. […] was reworked in the last patch we did an Intuition article for, which you can find here. While we did not discuss the change to Detained at that time, it’s definitely worth talking […]

  81. […] For those of you that already know who I am, you can skip this paragraph. For those of you that don’t, I’m aReNGee, best known for running the Eternal Tournament Series. I started playing Eternal in May 2016 and in my, let’s call it, prime I wrote a number of strategy articles and made the error of maintaining a tier list. For more about me and some easy cross promotion, read the interview MantidMan did with me. […]

  82. […] such as Katra combo viable, as its cards just simply need to be in play. For those unfamiliar, Katra combo is Katra + Stained Honor + Razorquill, for infinite twists and […]

  83. […] NotoriousGHP won the first 5/11 Eternal Tournament Series of Dark Frontier. Calebovitsch, Captain Teembro, Magikarp and NotoriousGHP are preparing for the Draft ECQ Challenge. Popotito joined Team Rankstar. A guest article was published by aReNGee! […]

  84. […] Dark Frontier Deck of The Day: Katra Twist Combo I Wrote Better Articles Than This in 2016 Power Bases and Speed Monstrum Mash – When in Doubt, Don’t Be […]

  85. […] Meta Monday – May, Week 2 Trail Stories: ManuS Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #46 – Dark Frontier Launch Weekend Drafting with the Stars #12 – Into the Dark Frontier Deck of The Day: Katra Twist Combo I Wrote Better Articles Than This in 2016 Power Bases and Speed Monstrum Mash – When in Doubt, Don’t Be Smart […]

  86. […] Monday – May, Week 2 Trail Stories: ManuS Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #46 – Dark Frontier Launch Weekend Drafting with […]

  87. […] Welcome to the team Ekami Crimson Clash 2 […]

  88. […] Monday – May, Week 2 Trail Stories: ManuS Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #46 – Dark Frontier Launch Weekend Drafting with the Stars #12 – Into the Dark Frontier Deck of The Day: Katra Twist Combo […]

  89. […] the decklist for Ranked Best of Three play. You can find the first part of the article pair here: https://teamrankstar.com/reflecting-pool-jeskai-superfriends-premiere/ along with the data sheet I use to track everything here: […]

  90. […] ability to tempo your opponent while giving you some additional card draw. Just like I said in the Jeskai Superfriends article there are some ridiculous things you can do with with the bounce effects of Teferi’s […]

  91. […] can find the first part of the article pair here: https://teamrankstar.com/reflecting-pool-izzet-phoenix/ along with the data sheet I use to track everything here: […]

  92. […] can find the first part of the article pair here: https://teamrankstar.com/reflecting-pool-esper-superfriends/ along with the data sheet I use to track everything here: […]

  93. […] Meta Monday – May, Week 4 plus Meta-Metagame Monthly Trail Stories: Rhuark Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #47 – Draft Masters Recap Drafting with the Stars #13 – Welcome to my Armory Meta Monday – May, Week 3 […]

  94. […] Wild Meta Snapshot – May 2019 Digging Wild but under budget? Try these decks today! THE JOY OF THEORYCRAFTING FRIENDLY COMBOS Hearthstone’s Nerfs for May 22nd – A […]

  95. […] Monday – May, Week 4 plus Meta-Metagame Monthly Trail Stories: Rhuark Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #47 – Draft Masters Recap Drafting with the Stars […]

  96. […] Wild Meta Snapshot – May 2019 Digging Wild but under budget? Try these decks today! THE JOY OF THEORYCRAFTING FRIENDLY COMBOS Hearthstone’s Nerfs for May 22nd – A […]

  97. […] Pool: Izzet Phoenix Esper Midrange Deck Analysis Reflecting Pool: Esper Superfriends Part 2 Reflecting Pool: Esper Superfriends Reflecting […]

  98. […] Trail Stories: darkrevenger Drafters Ep. 4 with ThePlatypusKing Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #48 – Double or Nothing Meta Monday – June, Week 1 Drafting with the Stars #14 – Forced Feln Beyond the Top Eight – ECQ Points Challenge Backlash Episode 11: The Community has a bad attitude […]

  99. […] Trail Stories: darkrevenger Drafters Ep. 4 with ThePlatypusKing Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #48 – Double or Nothing Meta Monday – June, Week 1 Drafting with the Stars #14 – Forced Feln Beyond the Top Eight – ECQ Points Challenge Backlash Episode 11: The Community has a bad attitude […]

  100. […] Budget Decks for Mythgard – June 2019 Journey of Souls ft. Valthus […]

  101. […] 4 with ThePlatypusKing Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #48 – Double or Nothing Meta Monday – June, Week 1 Drafting with the Stars #14 – Forced Feln Beyond the Top Eight – ECQ Points […]

  102. […] Stories: darkrevenger Drafters Ep. 4 with ThePlatypusKing Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #48 – Double or Nothing Meta Monday – June, […]

  103. […] Reflecting Pool: Izzet Phoenix Part 2 Reflecting Pool: Gruul Clan Best Clan Reflecting Pool: Esper Hero […]

  104. […] Stories: darkrevenger Drafters Ep. 4 with ThePlatypusKing Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #48 – Double or Nothing Meta Monday – June, Week 1 Drafting with the Stars #14 – Forced Feln Beyond the […]

  105. […] can find the first part of the article pair here: https://teamrankstar.com/reflecting-pool-esper-hero/ along with the data sheet I use to track everything […]

  106. […] Meta Monday – June, Week 2 Eternal Balance Changes – Martyr’s Chains and Vicious Highwayman TheBoxer’s Corner: Tasbu and Svetya’s Sanctum Balance Changes Doc’s Laboratory: A Nerf Analysis Trail Stories: DarkestHour Draft Tech – Dizo’s Racket Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #49 – E3 & Balance Patch Drafting with the Stars #15 – Justa, Standard Draft Doc’s Laboratory: Breaking Tasbu Backlash Episode 12: Tasbu is a God […]

  107. […] Laboratory: A Nerf Analysis Trail Stories: DarkestHour Draft Tech – Dizo’s Racket Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #49 – E3 & Balance Patch Drafting with the Stars #15 – Justa, Standard Draft Doc’s Laboratory: Breaking […]

  108. […] Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – June 2019 Fun decks to try out – Rise of the Mech […]

  109. […] Monday – June, Week 2 Eternal Balance Changes – Martyr’s Chains and Vicious Highwayman TheBoxer’s Corner: Tasbu and Svetya’s Sanctum Balance Changes Doc’s […]

  110. […] Dizo’s Racket Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #49 – E3 & Balance Patch Drafting with the Stars #15 – Justa, Standard Draft Doc’s Laboratory: Breaking Tasbu Backlash Episode 12: Tasbu is a […]

  111. […] REFLECTING POOL: ESPER HERO WRAP UP […]

  112. […] June, Week 2 Eternal Balance Changes – Martyr’s Chains and Vicious Highwayman TheBoxer’s Corner: Tasbu and Svetya’s Sanctum Balance Changes Doc’s Laboratory: A Nerf Analysis Trail Stories: DarkestHour Draft Tech – […]

  113. […] #49 – E3 & Balance Patch Drafting with the Stars #15 – Justa, Standard Draft Doc’s Laboratory: Breaking Tasbu Backlash Episode 12: Tasbu is a […]

  114. […] Lazer Focus: My Favorite MSQ Decks Probability in CCGs: Draw Odds Lazergician And DeadBrokeNerd Present: Caster Clash! […]

  115. […] Meta Monday – June, Week 3 Trail Stories: Kaelos the Reckoning Making the Most of your Market Drafting with the Stars #16 – Man with a Plan Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #50 – It’s the End of the World Deck of the Day: Tasbu Reweave […]

  116. […] Welcome to the team Johaggis! Welcome to the Team: gulox2! […]

  117. […] Fires of Creation: The New Necromantic Journey of Souls ft. Decadent(er)Hamster(er)? […]

  118. […] opening hand offers a surprisingly good odds of consistently having access to certain cards, as Noah has pointed out. While a turn-three Bela is not the most likely play, maximizing the possibility of such unique […]

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